With new seasons of 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way and 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After currently airing, it’s sometimes easy to forget about one of the greatest rollercoaster couples of the franchise who have arguably made more headlines while NOT in front of the cameras, but while trying to make their relationship work under real-life circumstances.
Well, hear ye! Hear ye! Big news coming from the couple that wins the award for being the hardest duo to keep up with. Between having GoFundMe accounts set up to cover housing and medical bills to filing for divorce twice in the last year and a half, it seems like things are finally looking promising for reunited couple Ashley Martson and Jay Smith.
Where to even begin with this story? To even think about untangling the web these problematic, hypocritical, thirsty people have woven exhausts me. But here I go. So…to begin…I think we all know by now that Vanderpump Rules stars Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute have been fired for their racist behavior. (Note: Brett Caprioni and Max Boyens were too, but that’s hardly as earth-shattering in comparison). These firings have caused a major uproar in the Bravoshere. This includes fans who don’t want the network to stop with just these four. Specifically, there is a call right now for the network to fire Jax Taylor.
When I say “fans” I am including 90 Day Fiance star Ashley Martson. Just like every love story that gently progresses from a Vegas cheating scandal, divorce threats, and clothes thrown in the street, Ashley and Jay Smith are now living together as a couple. Not only that, but Ashley has spoken out, via Instagram of course, to defend Jay while trashing Jax.
No one is working harder right now than our good ‘ol friend, Karma. On June 8, Bravo released four Vanderpump Rules cast members who made racially-challenged statements in the past. Fans will now have to imagine Stassi Schroeder’s Italian destination wedding to Beau Clark. She might have to change venues to a Vegas drive-thru, you know, for budget reasons. We will have to wonder about Kristen Doute’s love life and what she plans to do with boxes of unsold t-shirts. They are gone now, courtesy of falsely accusing Faith Stowers of committing a crime.
We also lost Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni. Unfortunately they made some racist remarks on social media years ago, but their ignorance then is haunting them now. While Bravo has
finally cleaned house, fans are saying the work isn’t over. No tolerance should apply to all, not some. Now some of Jax Taylor’s past indiscretions are now up for review. While James Kennedy and Scheana Marie quietly cackle to themselves, Brittany Cartwright is seething in a corner, praying over beer cheese and hoping no one remembers the whole “pastor” thing. Well, Brit might need to break out the Hooters gear because it looks like Jax is next. If the fans have anything to say about it, that is.
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.