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Who Is Taylor Kinney's Wife, Model Ashley Cruger?

The Chicago Fire star married Cruger in April 2024, his rep confirmed to People.

By Jackie Manno

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People reports that as of 2022, the Chicago Fire star (Severide) has been with a gorgeous woman named Ashley Cruger. On May 14, it was confirmed Kinney and Cruger tied the knot. (Read more here for all the details on their nuptials.)

Their relationship is relatively private, but the two have shared some sweet moments together on their social media accounts. 

Read all about Taylor Kinney's wife, Ashley Cruger, below. 

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Who is Taylor Kinney's wife, Ashley Cruger?

Ashley Cruger is a model who is currently signed to BMG Models agency. She received a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Iowa in 2017 and has worked in sales and marketing, according to her LinkedIn

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Although Kinney and Cruger keep their relationship relatively private, the two started showing each other off on their Instagram pages in 2022. In March 2022, Kinney posted a snapshot of Cruger getting her nails done at a salon and giving him a sassy look. 

''Why would you tell me that…..'' Kinney cheekily captioned the post.

A month later, Cruger took to her Instagram page to share a cute snap of herself and Kinney at a Circuit of the Americas car race in Texas. In the snapshot, she beamed while standing next to Kinney, who had his arm around her. 

Ashley Cruger and Taylor Kinney attend Operation Smile's 10th Annual Park City Ski Challenge

''No more skirts at the race track, noted. 🏍😊!!'' she captioned the post. 

The most recent appearance that Kinney had on Cruger's Instagram page was in August 2023, when the two were grabbing lunch outdoors with some friends. There, Cruger showed off her stunning brunette hair as they all posed in sunglasses. 

Cruger and Kinney have a lot in common, as they both have an adventurous side. According to People, she and Kinney frequently go on skiing trips together and have explored destinations such as Italy and Scotland. 

The model also shares Kinney's love for golf; this 2023 Instagram post shows her taking a swing on the golf course. 

Taylor Kinney's character is married on Chicago Fire, too

It looks like both Kinney and his Chicago Fire character, Kelly Severide, are happily married. Severide and Stella (Miranda Rae Mayo) tied the knot in a boat ceremony on the show's 10th season finale. 

 "It did feel like a real wedding," Kinney said about the episode. "It was a lot of fun shooting the Stellaride wedding...It was pretty magical, it was pretty special."

Fun fact: Kinney didn't see Mayo in her dress before filming the walk-down-the-aisle scene, like many grooms do in real life. "I know hearing stories about people saying the first time they see their bride, so it was neat seeing her walk up with Boden (Eamonn Walker). She looked beautiful, the dress was beautiful," he said. 

Kinney added, "The characters have been together for maybe four years and change; that's close to 80 episodes. So it's been a long time coming." 

Originally published Feb 19, 2024.