Who Is Bachelor Finalist AshLee Frazier’s First Husband?
AshLee Frazier has captured Sean Lowe's heart on The Bachelor, but this isn't her first rodeo! AshLee was married on November 26, 1997, in Fort Bend County, Texas, when she was just 17-years-old! The lucky dude who won her hand? None other than Andrew T. Barbarow, AshLee's high school sweetheart.
Andrew is pretty off the radar (he doesn't have a public Facebook or Twitter account), but we know that he owns and operates a pest control service in Houston, Texas, called Academic Pest Control. Apparently, dude loves to hate bugs!
But back to this wedding... How did AshLee and Andrew tie the knot if she was under age?! Turns out, AshLee's dad agreed to sign off on the wedding with the hopes that his little gal would be well taken care of. "I had reservations, she was only not too far from being 18," AshLee's pop told Sean during Hometown Dates. "I felt like if I didn't let her get married, then maybe there would be some choices made that wouldn't be the best choices."
Unfortunately, Ash and Andrew split up just 17 months later, citing "irreconcilable differences," and their divorce was finalized on August 3rd, 1999. "Yes, it was actually a divorce," AshLee tells Reality TV World. "The details are pretty simple. I was young and making a bad decision in my life, you know, I guess we all go through things and maybe I just didn't handle it the best way I should've."
AshLee said there were no hard feelings between herself and Andrew, and they reached the decision to divorce mutually. "It wasn't a bad breakup at all," she explains. "It was just kind of like, 'What am I doing?' I woke up and I was just like, 'Oh man, I think I made a bad decision.' We discussed it and I think we both came to the conclusion that we had just made a bad decision."
So, how did Bachelor Sean react to AshLee's startling revelation? He didn't seem too fazed, especially after AshLee explained that she was going through a hard time at home. And hey — girlfriend clearly learned all kinds of lessons from her first marriage!