Born and raised in New York, Ashley was diagnosed with chronic depression during her junior year in highschool. Her condition prevented her from living a normal life, and was institutionalised at a local psychiatric hospital as the remedy. Whilst her time at the hospital, she met Dylan Black, who was also in the same ward as her. They began to develop an ongoing friendship, and months later decided to begin a relationship.
Ashley married Dylan at the age of 19, having immediately left the psychiatric hospital. Their relationship was complicated, due to both's depressive conditions, leading to arguments.