One of golf’s most notable high-rollers finally took a chance on love.
This past New Years Eve, Pat Perez popped the question. And Pat Perez’s girlfriend Ashley Pendley is now Mrs. Ashley Pendley-to-be.
The couple spent the New Year celebrating at MGM’s VIP New Year’s Eve party featuring a 70 minute live performance by Fleetwood Mac. The VIP party was exclusive to the high rollers at the hotel. You couldn’t buy a ticket. But Pat Perez had a trick up his sleeve about which Ashley Pendley had no idea. Pat Perez had persuaded MGM officials to allow him to have the stage before the headliner. All they asked was that he be ready.
Pat Perez told the Associated Press how it all unfolded:
“So they call me. There’s 2,000 people in there, and I’m hammered. I know a lot of the MGM guys, and they were giving me fireball shots at 8 o’clock. I’m getting nervous now. I get the microphone and I call her. They walked her over, I somehow get it out and I drop (to a knee), and they go crazy.”
After Ashley Pendley said yes, she went home and posted on her Facebook page. There you can find the video of their moment on stage. You can also find a picture of the engagement ring; 6 karats at the center and 11 karats total. The wedding date has not been set yet. But depending on how Pat Perez plays, multiple sources report we may be seeing them walk down the aisle toward the end of this year.
Congratulations Pat Perez and Ashley Pendley!