It was reported that divorce cases in China spiked since the population was put into mandatory lockdown. While the coronavirus quarantine has caused marital strife and heartache for the people of China, it seemed to have done wonders for estranged couples cast on 90 Day Fiance. Maybe having an existential crisis really extends beyond the hoarding of toilet paper. Maybe a health scare can inspire people to consider who or what is most important in their lives.
Earlier this week Tiffany Franco and Ronald Smith announced that they were giving their relationship another chance. Now, the series most dysfunctional couple has been dropping major hints that they’re back together. Of course the mystery duo is Ashley Martson and Jay Smith. And if anyone is still interested in keeping track of all the reasons why these two are toxic together, here’s a quick rundown. In their time together, Ashley filed for divorce twice and put a restraining order on Jay. Jay opened a Tinder account as soon as they got married and was caught cheating at his place of employment. Though he insists the infidelity was a production setup. And after announced that she was done with Jay once and for all, Ashley has let the Jamaican native back into her life.
Larissa Dos Santos Lima tops the list of charismatic 90 Day Fiance alums. She appeared on season 6 of the hit reality show with now ex-husband Colt Johnson, and his mother Debbie Johnson. After that season, Larissa and Colt were cast for spinoff 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After.
Interest in Larissa grew as she amassed a huge social media following. So despite being done with reality TV, fans can follow Larissa on tabloid news and social media. But being a charismatic woman in the public eye has proved, unfortunately, alarming at times.
Eric Nichols was blind-sided, as were all 90-Day Fiance fans, when Larissa Dos Santos Lima broke up with him on Instagram. These two were hot and heavy for eight months already when Larissa decided it was time to end things. Everything about their relationship screamed for social media attention. Larissa even pulled Eric into the 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After Reunion to successfully badger Colt Johnson into a meltdown.
After Larissa dumped him, Eric decided to get even by having dinner with Colt and his mother, Debbie Johnson. In an obvious slight to Larissa, Eric posted pictures of the dinner on social media, including one of himself playing Deb’s infamous slot machine. Since Eric and Larissa made a point to share every aspect of their relationship with followers, it seems only logical that they would update fans on their reconciliation. But strictly as friends.
Ashley Martson and Jay Smith are the supremely dysfunctional couple on 90 Day Fiance that extended their fifteen minutes of fame by exploiting their behavior. During their time on the show, Ashley filed for divorce not once, but twice. She withdrew the petition after two weeks, only to reapply a few months later. Those papers, filed in April, have yet to be signed by Jay.
Any subsequent news about the couple had more to do with Jay’s time in ICE custody and his new relationship. Ashley attended some events, but relatively speaking, kept a low profile. However, fans of the show know that, in terms of tabloid fodder and fans’ guilty pleasure in reading it, aren’t these two just better together?
It feels like there’s a new 90 Day Fiance spin-off announced once a week at this point. The original series is still going strong. 90 Day Fiance Before the 90 Days has blessed us all with Darcey Silva’s craziness. Some couples from the original show have returned to TV for 90 Day Fiance Happily Ever After. They even reversed the 90 Day Fiance concept with 90 Day Fiance the Other Way. And, for some reason, Chantel Everett and Pedro Jimeno had their own spin-off show.
Recently, news broke about a spin-off focused on college students. There are already a lot of these shows. Now, reality TV veteran Aubrey O’Day has another idea for a show.
The 90 Day Fiance franchise is a highly entertaining guilty pleasure that fans can’t seem to get enough of. The series expanded to include Happily Ever After, Before the 90 Days, and 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way. Watching each batch of outrageous couples making questionable decisions never gets old. Seriously, where do they find these people? Some are so deluded that they ignore all reason and red flags to continue with the partner they’ve chosen.
Maybe part of the appeal is watching people that should know better self-implode. Some are clearly confusing physical attraction with “love.” Others seem to court dysfunction time and again. Let’s face it, some are just looking for their 15 minutes of fame. So far, the couples are varying in age. We have young lovebirds like Omar Albakour and Avery Mills, but also Angela Deem who is hanging on to her fertility by one lonesome little egg. So the question is, where do we go from here in terms of a new angle?
Reality TV and the desire to stay relevant makes for strange bedfellows. Someone who had watched the dynamic between Colt Johnson, ex-wife Larissa Dos Santos Lima, and her new boyfriend Eric Nichols on the 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After season 4 reunion would never guess how these relationships ended up. At the reunion, Colt professed his ongoing love for Larissa. Larissa responded by parading her new boyfriend, Eric, onscreen.
Colt descended into a rage while Larissa smirked into the camera. They had no contact after that. But that all changed recently when Larissa ended her relationship with Eric after less than a year of dating. She explained that she had jumped into the relationship too quickly and needed time to work on herself. This was shortly after Larissa revealed that she was battling depression and anxiety as a result of her arrests. Larissa claimed there were, “no hard feelings or regrettees.” But does Eric feel the same way?
90 Day Fiance train-wreck duo Jay Smith and Ashley Martson were seen partying together at the same event over the weekend. This is the first time the former couple were publicly together in awhile and it is a questionable encounter since Ashley had filed a Protection From Abuse Order against Jay on July 1st. He violated the order and had a warrant issued for his arrest. A mere 2 days later, Jay turned himself in to authorities.
Jay was taken into ICE custody for over four weeks and upon his release, was picked up from the detention center by then girlfriend, Kayla O’Brien. Depending on who you ask, this was the woman that Jay started a relationship with while still married to Ashley.