Ashley started going out with Carole in June 2014 but his college Harriet Finch originally thought she was made up in means to make her jealous. However, Carole first arrived for her date with Ashley in July. Later, the two went on a holiday together to Alicante. When they returned, Ashley confessed to Harriet that they had a dreadful time away and that he wanted to break up with her, but bottled it up. He was then shocked to when Carole's husband Graham turned up in the village and the two started to argue. The same day, Ashley finally ended it with Carole and she hasn't been seen since.