Ashley Jade Stern is 20 years old now. Howard and Beth have been married for 5 years, and have been dating exclusively for 14. That means she was 6 years old when they met. Her dad has been with her step-mom for all of her formative years. Despite the fact that she always says she doesn't have any children, BethO has 3 step-children. Most normal women that marry a divorced guy will not deny having children. Did Beth give Ashley the birds and the bees talk? When she broke up with her first boyfriend (or girlfriend), was Beth there to offer a shoulder to cry on? Did Beth pack her lunches before school?