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.
I think we can all use a little good news right now. Especially(?) when it comes to Vanderpump Rules. At this point, I think we all know about the Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute firings. Don’t forget about fans begging for Jax Taylor to get fired too! Or his racist comments towards 90 Day Fiance cast member Jay Smith. Truthfully, I think the show has been spared by the season ending when it did. The part 3 reunion episode did this freak show zero favors, if I do say so myself.
In this shit storm of a cast, there are still a few shining lights. Scheana Shay, for one, came out unscathed. Despite her tragic miscarriage, I still say Scheana is doing life right. She remains coupled with hottie and ever-supportive Brock Davies who I hope to see more of next season. Assuming the VPR OG is back on our screen. And while there’s a supposed friendship between Kristen and Ariana Madix, I think Tom Sandoval and Ariana came out okay too. Just in time for Tom’s new makeup launch! Yes, you read that correctly! Male make up!
If you’ve been living under a rock you may have missed that Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute have been fired from Vanderpump Rules due to their racist behavior towards former cast member Faith Stowers. Stassi and Kristen have since hired a team to combat the damage. They’re very concerned over their already lackluster public images. A business so pristine they also represent the ever-classy Brandi Glanville and Phaedra Parks! After watching reportedly pregnant Stassi rely on her 15-year old brother to defend her, it’s no surprise that remaining garbage cast Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright are trying to claim innocence in this mess. They would never bother apologizing and making nice with Faith the way Kristen has. Hell, even mostly uninvolved Lala Kent has made amends with Faith.
There is already a cry coming from viewers asking that Jax be fired. His womanizing, problematic homophobic past (which has ironicaly been called out by Stassi), and now claims that he has been blatantly racist towards 90-Day Fiance star Jay Smith aren’t boding well for our old pal Jason Cauchi. But what about his Kentucky fried bride? Well, she’s still claiming she had nothing to do with Faith’s mistreatment by the VPR cast. Interesting. Since Faith seems to be saying the exact opposite. And we know this woman carries a full purse of receipts.
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.
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.