Only Dina, Jack, Jill, Katherine, and Victor know the secret of Ashley's real parentage to this day, and John never found out before his death.
Ashley moved from the ranch when she found her and Victor being drawn to each other.
Dina and Kay tried to talk him out of it, but Ashley was traumatized by the news when he told her, and ended up with no memory at a roadside diner where she took the name "Annie" and worked as a waitress.
When Brent and Kay returned from a vacation together, Dina confronted Brent about what he had done.
Their mother Dina had abandoned them for Europe when they were children, leaving them to be raised by John and his housekeeper, Mamie Johnson.