Paul Staehle and Karine Staehle keep using major life milestones to try and stay relevant. They appeared on all the 90 Day Fiance shows except 90 Day Fiance Happily Ever After. Paul’s special brand of quirky mixed with Karine disdain for his special brand of quirky made for great reality TV. After cameras had moved on, Paul and Karine decided to use some well-timed social media publicity stunts to stay in the public eye. Paul once claimed that Karine started divorce proceedings against him, and there was an incident of fans reporting the couple to child protective services. It’s unpredictable what they might do next on social media.
Come to think of it, they are the original Ashley Martson and Jay Smith. Except that Paul and Karine have an absolutely adorable child together. Son Pierre even has his own Instagram account. So, after teasing fans with divorce claims, the only logical next step is to tease fans with pregnancy rumors.
Is this why they got back together? 90 Day Fiance train-wreck couple, and suspected scammers, Ashley Martson and Jay Smith have exhausted fans. This couple just rotates around a dizzying circle of cheating scandals, messy breakups, and public makeups. They also divorced, but that hasn’t stop these two crazy kids from continuing the cycle.
Shortly into the the coronavirus lockdown, Ashley revealed on social media that Jay moved back in and they are a couple again. The cynics among us questioned why, again, Ashley let Jay back into her life. Also, was this a publicity stunt for Ashley and Jay to peddle some wares. Because they’ve certainly over-extended their lifespan on reality TV.
Larissa Dos Santos Lima succeeded in extending her fifteen minutes of fame because of a legion of fans and followers. After appearing on 90 Day Fiance and the spinoff 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After, her vivacious personality and love life piqued the interest of fans who watched her squabbles and unhappiness with ex-husband Colt Johnson.
Larissa flaunted Eric Nichols as her new boyfriend at the season reunion. The two dated for eight months before she dumped him on social media. Eric got even by having dinner with Larissa’s ex-husband and his mother Debbie Johnson. It was a cringe-worthy publicity stunt. In November, the two reconciled but decided to remain friends. Now, Larissa has shocked fans with her latest Instagram post.
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.
90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days is off and running for another season of global love seeking. From an Angela Deem and Michaal Ilesanmi-like romance between Lisa and much younger Nigerian rapper Usman to the ubiquitous return of Darcey Silva, TLC is delivering train wreck relationship realness once again. And we love it.
On the surface, Geoffrey Paschel would seem to be an exception to the so outrageous, you can’t look away 90 Day Fiance storylines. Geoffrey has come across initially as a likeable single father who tragically lost one of his children. Varya, his love interest, is a beautiful Russian with a successful career in radio. Sounds great so far, huh? Of course, this being TLC, there is apparently more to Geoffrey’s story than appears on the surface. Way more.
I already told you guys how Ashley Martson and Jay Smith from 90 Day Fiance are one of my least favorite couples that came from the crazy train that is the show. The make ups and break ups, along with mudslinging on social media and GoFundMe requests popping up left and right, they are truly easy to hate.
So where does their relationship stand now? We know that they are estranged from one another and have been for quite some time, but their divorce isn’t completely finalized yet. We know that Jay had a brief relationship with some rando who we don’t even have to name because that’s how quickly it came and went. So he’s single now (hear that, ladies?) and supposedly so is Ashley. I’m not even sure how these two have time to date with all the talking they are doing to different media outlets.
If I’m being perfectly honest with myself and everyone reading this, two people I don’t miss from the 90 Day Fiance series are Ashley Martson and her estranged husband Jay Smith. I would like to consider myself a 90 Day fanatic but those two always rubbed me the wrong way.
I can’t pinpoint the exact moment when I got turned off from their
manufactured love story because so much happened that it was hard to keep up on the show, let alone in real-time. On screen, there was the fighting, the cheating, and the angry friends zipping off on mopeds after Ashley wouldn’t heed their warning (still my favorite part of their story). Off screen, they took on-again-off-again to the next level, plus there were some rumors Jay got a woman pregnant. And let’s not forget the oddly staged photoshoot of them seemingly in love, walking a horse around while they dressed up in Burger King crowns. Yep, I hate this couple, maybe more than any of the other 90 Day couples to grace our screens.
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.