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.
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.