TLC’s 90 Day Fiance is the gift that keeps on giving. Since the show premiered in 2014, viewers have been treated to unparalleled drama from cast members. When the show began, the couples seemed more genuine and a little more, shall we say, normal. Somewhere along the way, the show turned into a trash-fest of dysfunction, poor life-choices, naivete and shake your head stupidity. There are still some normal couples who pop up on the show. But, now it is often all about the crazy.
After watching Darcey Silva begging for an engagement ring, Angela Deem stomping around like Godzilla and Paul Staehle running into the woods when stressed out, you might wonder if we have seen it all. Surprisingly, one thing we haven’t seen on the show is a same-sex couple. How has this not happened yet? Recently, a TLC executive explained the lack of same-sex couples on 90 Day Fiance and what TLC is doing to change this.
Sadly, we have come to the end of the 90-Day Fiance: The Other Way season. Like the other 90 Day jewels, this new show promised as delivered. A veritable dumpster fire of romantic dysfunction that makes you wonder why people would ever agree to participate. It is oddly fascinating to watch cast members submit themselves to the possibility of public humiliation for love, desperation, fame wh*ring and/or a green card.
Laura Jallali is one of the stars of the show, along with her decades younger love Aladin Jallali. These two seeming opposites were difficult to figure out for most of the season. Was it love? Lust for retiree Laura? Opportunities for personal trainer Aladin? Who knows. We may never have the real answers as to why the couple paired up, but the two did manage to pull off a pretty spectacular on-camera wedding that put to shame most of the other 90 Day low-budget affairs. The Qatar couple’s marital bliss did not last for long, however, and now Laura is giving an update to her social media followers.
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?
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.
New York Fashion Week was the place to be for reality TV star sightings. Tinsley Mortimer returned to the runway as a model. Real Houswives of New York stars Sonja Morgan, Ramona Singer, Luann de Lesseps, and Dorinda Medley were on hand to support. Sonja even hosted a fashion show of her own.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills OG Kyle Richards had her first fashion week show. Erika Jayne, Dorit Kemsley, Lisa Rinna, and Denise Richards had a great time walking in Kyle’s show. On the other hand, Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave was not happy about her reception at fashion week. She admitted that she cried in response to the criticism about her walk, which is odd since she didn’t cry when Kyle made fun of it on RHOBH last season.
Ashley Martson and Jay Smith may have imploded before our eyes on 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After, but that doesn’t mean that either party is ready to step out of the limelight just yet. Their premise for being on the show is over, but these two aren’t going away anytime soon. And if you thought Ashley wouldn’t comment on her ex-husband’s new relationship, you clearly haven’t been keeping up.
Some fans called it right away. Jay was too young and immature. Fidelity was not his strong suit, and Ashley ignored major red flags about his behavior in Jamaica. She banked on Jay changing his ways once he was States-side, and we all know how that turned out. Their relationship brought out a special kind of classy. There were multiple filings for divorce, bathroom hookups, and a notorious tinder account that materialized the day after the wedding.
On last night’s episode of 90 Day Fiance Happily Ever After , the reunion started to heat up when the focus was taken off of The Family Chantel and more couples got put in the hot seat. Ashley Martson continued to whine and play victim for the cast and cameras. Jay Smith finally sets the record straight and Ashley admits what we all already knew. We also finally get to see what happens when Azan Tefou is confronted by someone who actually has brain cells. Let’s sift through the BS on this final installment of the Tell All.
Ashley finally admits what the viewers knew all along: she dangled her husband, Jay’s immigration status over his head as a form of control throughout their marriage. Jay adds he was treated like a child and threatened every day. Jay promises there is A LOT more to the story and says we will find out soon enough. Clearly, Ashley still holds some power over him, because he is clearly holding back. Honestly, I don’t need the extra details to know the relationship is doomed. This is one marriage that I am advocating ends for good.
If you’re a 90 Day Fiance fan and you REALLY want to know what is actually going on with Ashley Martson and Jay Smith, it’s best to catch up on Ashley’s Instagram Story. Skip the 90 Day Fiance Happily Ever After reunion, unless you want to watch Colt Johnson‘s wandering eye and the triggering of other castmates.
At the reunion, Jay and Ashley were barely on speaking terms. At that point, Ashley was filing for divorce yet again. That news hit social media in real-time back in April. Though Jay is currently in the custody of ICE and faces deportation, it does leave fans questioning where they are in their divorce process.