She beamed when President Trump nominated her husband to the Supreme Court in July but Ashley Kavanaugh could not have anticipated the controversy coming her way. She married Brett Kavanaugh in 2004. They met when both served in the Bush 43 administration. She was the president's private secretary. Three weeks ago, she and her two daughters sat with pride at the launch of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings, but when protests erupted, Ashley protectively led the girls out of the room.