Meet Reed Cross Howard, Ron Howard Son; His Wife, Education, and Golf Career

July 2, 2023   | July 2, 2023  | 

    Reed Cross Howard is popularly known as the son of Ron Howard, an American actor, Screenwriter, and director. Youngest among his father’s four children, Reed is a professional golfer and teaches golf through his YouTube channel. Besides his profession, what about his personal life? Is he married now?

    Go through the below piece of writing to know the unknown facts about Reed Cross.

    Key Takeaways

    • Reed Cross Howard is a professional golfer and has been playing golf since his college days.
    • He also invented a golf device named Steadhead.
    • Besides his sister Jocelyn and himself, all his family members work in the showbiz industry.
    • He is happily married to his wife Ashley Gioffre since 2015 and together they shared a daughter.

    Reed Cross Howard’s Early Life Details

    He was born to his father Ron Howard and his mother Cheryl Alley Howard on April 13, 1987. While he was rumored to be born in Banksville, New York, his birthplace in fact was Los Angeles, California.

    Similarly, the Los Angeles native spent most of his childhood in the East outside of New York City. It’s because his parents wanted to protect him and his other siblings from the media. In this regard, Howard’s dad Ron once said,

    We even moved our kids out of Los Angeles and raised them East outside of New York City, because we just didn’t want them exposed to it.

    The star kid is currently 36 years old.

    His Ethnicity

    Now, talking about his ethnicity, he belongs to Cherokee Native American, Dutch, English, German, French, Irish, and Scottish descent. Further, he holds American nationality.

    Reed Cross Howard Education; He Played Golf At College 

    Reed did his high school study at Heritage Academy. After that, he attended Pepperdine University and later enrolled at the University of South Carolina Beaufort- Bluffton campus.

    At USCB, he majored in history and also was a member of the men’s golf team from the years 2007 to 2008. As a golfer, he got qualified for the U.S. Amateur Championship at the famous Pinehurst course in North Carolina.

    Interesting Reason Behind Reed Cross Howard’s Middle Name “Cross”

    Not only Reed but all his siblings have different middle names. So, it can be said that it’s not tradition, right? Well, then what’s so unique?

    Let us tell you that, Reed got his middle name based on the place where he was conceived. Some three years back, in one interview, when he was asked the truth behind his middle name, Cross said,

    My middle name is cross which is after a street named lower cross road, there was a house.

    He further added that it’s the thing that never left him his entire life and is somewhat he finds funny as well as wants to forget.

    Similarly, his elder sister has a middle name ‘Dallas’, as she was conceived in Texas. Further, his twin sister Paige and Jocelyn’s middle name ‘Carlyle’ is after the Carlyle Hotel in New York.

    Howard’s Siblings

    Reed Cross Howard has three sisters named Bryce Dallas HowardJocelyn Carlyle Howard, and Paige Carlyle Howard.

    Reed Cross with his siblings
    Reed Cross with his three sisters. Source: Instagram

    His oldest sister Bryce is now 42 years old. Born on March 2, 1982, she is an actress and director by profession. Further, she is also a wife to the actor Seth Gabel and a mother of two, a son Theodore Norman and a daughter Beatrice Jean.

    Further, Paige and Jocelyn are his twins’ sisters born on February 5, 1985. Both of them are well-settled in their respective professional and personal life.

    Quick Look At Reed’s Family Background 

    Almost all his family members are from the film fraternity. Starting from his grandparents, it’s now a third generation of his family that is continuing the legacy in the showbiz industry.

    His grandfather Rance Howard was a director, writer, and actor. In the same way, his grandmother Jean Speegle was also an actress. After that, her father Ron, and Uncle Clint Howard emerged into acting as child actors and still working in movies and series.

    Further, Reed’s mother Cheryl is also an actress known for her work in Splash (1984), Ransom (1996), and Angels & Demons (2009). As per IMDb, she has a total of 16 acting credits.

    What Does Reed Cross Howard Do For A Living? Is He A Professional Golfer?

    Since his college days, he has always been a golfer so he has pursued his career in golf. As a golf player, he has competed in more than a couple of golf tournaments like Webber International Tournament, Wilmington Island Invitational, and USC Aiken Invitational.

    Reed playing golf
    Reed playing golf. Source: Instagram

    Further, he runs a YouTube channel under the name Reed Howard Golf where he has introduced himself as “a professional golfer who loves to train teach, and compete”. His channel, which has 1.14k subscribers in total, is filled with instructions regarding golf.

    Besides, he also mentioned in the intro that if anyone is interested in taking lessons they can contact him. In this regard, he is working as a golf teacher and mentor for rookie players. He charges $30 for a swing breakdown and $50 for a live 30-minute lesson.

    Reed Is A Inventor Of A Golf Tool, Steadhead 

    As mentioned, Reed has invented a golf tool named Steadhead for golf players. While he was on a mini-tour as a professional golfer, he got the idea to invent Steadhead for personal necessity. As for what this tool is for, he said,

    It’s like trying to shoot an arrow at a target from the top of a horse vs. a stable position. If your head’s moving around all over the place, your hand-eye coordination is going to suffer.”

    He further described how his invention help to fix the problem. He stated,

    It’s pretty simple: It’s a clip that attaches to the brim of your hat. There’s an arm that extends down from the clip and eventually attaching to a diamond-shaped object. The idea is to give your eyes a point of reference.

    The device can be kept in the bag and used whenever it is required. It’s available at the rate of $24.99.

    Howard’s Movies; He Has Appeared In A TV Sitcom, Arrested Development

    Ron Howard’s youngest child has never acted in movies. But he once made a guest appearance in the 5th season of the show Arrested Development. He showed up in the series alongside his whole family back in 2003.

    Reed Cross Howard Is Married To His Wife Ashley Gioffre

    In August 2015, Reed tied the knot with his wife Ashley Gioffre at the Winvian Farm in Litchfield Hills, Los Angeles, California.

    Reed with his wife
    Reed with his bride on his wedding day. Source: Ron’s Facebook

    The announcement of their marriage was passed by his father Ron from his Facebook. On August 11, 2015, the Ransom actor wrote,

    This past weekend we celebrated the wedding of our son Reed to his beautiful bride, Ashley. It was a whirlwind of a celebration at the Winvian Farm and I wanted to share some photos.

    How did Reed meet his spouse?

    Though the information about how and when the couple met each other is unknown, the two share a great relationship as a husband and wife. In fact, his wife Ashley considers him as her source of inspiration.

    Back in 2017, while wishing him a happy birthday on Instagram, his partner Gioffre stated,

    As my husband, my friend, and my rock you bring me so much joy and happiness. You make me strive to reach new levels and I am always inspired by you.

    Coming up to 2023, it’s been almost eight years since their nuptial.

    Reed has a Daughter with his Spouse

    Together with his wife Ashley, he has a daughter named Aspen Leigh Howard. She was born on April 26, 2019, and on her first birthday, Reed shared his picture together with his baby captioning,

    Happy 1st Birthday, Aspen! Being your dad this past year has brought your mom and I so much joy, laughter, and excitement. We love you and feel so grateful to be your parents. Looking forward to seeing what your 2nd year looks like

    Reed Cross with his family
    Reed and his wife holding their daughter. Source: His Instagram

    In 2023, Ron Howard’s granddaughter, baby Aspen is 4 years old.

    What Is Reed Cross Howard’s Net Worth?

    He has an estimated net worth of $1 million as of 2023. Undoubtedly, he amassed the money from his golfing career. Meanwhile, his famous father Ron Howard is a multi-millionaire with a fortune of $200 million.

    Quick Facts
    Full Name Reed Cross Howard
    Birth Place Los Angeles
    Birthday April 13, 1987
    Age 37 years
    Nationality American
    Ethnicity Mixed
    Father Ron Howard
    Mother Cheryl Alley Howard
    Siblings Bryce Dallas, Jocelyn and Paige Howard
    School Heritage Academy
    Profession Golfer
    Net Worth $1 million
    Height 5 feet 10 inches
    Eye Color Black
    Hair Color Red
    Marital Status Married
    Spouse Ashley Gioffre
    Children Aspen Leigh Howard