90 Day Fiance off-camera drama continues for Ashley Martson and Jay Smith. News broke recently that Ashley filed to divorce Jay on January 11. Yet, the most recent updates tell a different story. Apparently, Ashley withdrew her complaint on January 22. These two seem to stir the pot and manufacture drama constantly. What’s the latest in this ongoing stranger-than-fiction plot?
90 Day Fiance: Ashley Martson Still Married to Jay Smith
Starcasm was first to note that the complaint was withdrawn on January 22. It just so happens that Ashley withdrew her divorce complaint a day before evidence of the initial divorce filing leaked online. The timing of all this seems a bit more strategic than coincidence. Did Ashley Martson withdraw the complaint and then leak the initial filing?
Divorce records where she lives aren’t easily searchable online, so it seems likely she leaked the filing knowing it would make headlines, then also leaked the withdrawn complaint. Is this another attempt to create buzz only to squash it not long after? There may even be a financial incentive to withdraw the divorce complaint and remain legally married as she hinted in a recent “ask me” session on Instagram.
90 Day Fiance: Schemes and Misdirection?
It’s getting more and more difficult for 90 Day Fiance fans to keep track of which way is up. It seems like Ashley and Jay Smith say one thing one day and do a complete turnaround the next. So, is this another publicity stunt for the TLC pair and the network? Perhaps Ashley is trying to save face in lieu of the upcoming 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After season.
Chatter online is that Jay Smith and Ashley Martson were cast on 90 Day Fiance spin-off. Those divorce papers could kill the idea that they end up happily ever after before the season even airs. Did Ashley and Jay work out their issues in the 11 days between the initial filing and the withdrawal?
It also begs the question of whether TLC pressured Ashley to withdraw her complaint so it doesn’t taint their “love story” that airs soon on the spinoff show. Perhaps the network stepped in to convince her to withdraw her divorce filings in order to continue milking the 90 Day Fiance cash cow. it’s likely we will never know.
What’s the Real on TLC Reality TV?
Ashley’s former BFF Natalie Crawford confirmed recently in an interview on YouTube’s Auntie’s Advice that the entire 90 Day Fiance wedding storyline in Las Vegas was fake. While Ashley claimed on camera she was alone there were friends in town with her. Plus, they cooked up a “crash the wedding” plot with Natalie that TLC opted not to air.
There’s plenty of evidence that Ashley Martson and her Jamaican husband are toying with fans by posting and deleting, and orchestrating public break-ups and make-ups. Plus, viewers know that TLC has a history of frauding and fakery. It seems the 90 Day Fiance plot thickens on a daily basis.
Maybe Ashley Martson and her husband Jay Smith will divorce in the end. One thing seems certain – fans are getting tired of the shenanigans.
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