Ashley Cruger may be best known for her modeling career, but she’s also popped up as an actress on Chicago Fire! Cruger, who started dating series star Taylor Kinney in 2022, made an appearance in the background of a crucial season 11 scene, but some fans may have missed it!
While the cameo was fun at the time, it’s taken on even more relevance as Kinney has left the show and gone silent on his social media accounts. In truth, the only place he’s seen fit to pop up is on Cruger’s Instagram, where he posed for a romantic Easter photoshoot.
Let’s discuss Cruger’s Chicago Fire appearance and the episode in which it happened!
Who is Ashley Cruger’s character on Chicago Fire?
Cruger appeared in the climactic scene of the season 11 premiere, titled “Hold on Tight”. She even took to Twitter to repost a screenshot of her cameo with the caption: “First episode of Chicago Fire aired last night and I got to sneak on it @taylorkiney111.” Check out the original post below.
The character she played doesn’t have a proper name, but she can be seen holding up a glass of wine and offering a sign of cheers to the main cast. Cruger’s presence is notable in that it marks the first time a significant other of Kinney’s has been incorporated into the show for the entirety of its run.
Kinney was famously engaged to Lady Gaga during his first few years on Chicago Fire, and once the engagement was broken, the actor kept the details of his private life under wraps. It’s been nice to see Kinney incorporate Cruger into his career and the professional events he attends.
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