’90 Day Fiance’: Are Ashley Martson and Jay Smith Divorced Yet?
Most viewers approach all of the relationships on 90 Day Fiance with a healthy dose of skepticism. Not because they don’t believe in true love, but because most of the stories are pretty far-fetched. The couples are rarely evenly matched. It’s always a 60-year-old man or woman dating a beautiful 20something-year-old and audiences are supposed to believe that the relationship is purely based on love.
One of the most interesting couples in recent seasons was Ashley Martson and her boyfriend Jay Smith. Not only did they have a formidable age gap between them, but Martson’s friends also warned her that Smith had cheated on her before they even got engaged!
At the end of season six of 90 Day Fiance, the two were struggling to repair their relationship after Smith got caught trying to meet up with other women. So, has the pair finally filed for divorce or are they still together?
Jay Smith and Ashley Martson’s relationship
Martson and Smith met when Martson was on vacation in Jamaica.
“So I met Jay in January,” she told In Touch. “He was 19. He told me he was 26. We talked for six months and then I filed for the K1. I was asking him personal information and he was saying ‘Oh, you gotta call my mom.’ I don’t know, like playing dumb. And so I called his mom and she was like ‘Jay is only 19.’ I was like ‘What?’”
After learning that Smith was so young, Martson claimed that she stopped speaking to him for weeks, but eventually they rekindled their relationship.
“I was kind of already in it at that situation and I just moved forward,” she said. “So he was 19. That was in January, his birthday is in October, so he’s almost 22 now.”
Martson said Smith was able to pretend he was older because she never saw his ID in Jamaica.
“The thing is, in Jamaica, you don’t use IDs to go out to drink. It’s basically if you’re old enough to order it and pay for it, then it’s yours in Jamaica. So I never really thought to ask,” continued.
Martson and Smith ended up eloping after Martson’s friends failed to support their marriage. When they returned home, Martson found out that Smith had been messaging girls on Tinder and inviting them to come over while she was at work. Initially, Martson tried to forgive Smith, but they ended up breaking up.
The two got back together and split a few more times, but the final time came when a woman accused Smith of getting her pregnant.
“I’m a big believer in following your heart and it is true that I took Jay back once again,” she told In Touch. “I know people will judge me and, while I can accept that, it was ultimately my decision. However, what my friend is saying turned out to be true and Jay confirmed it himself on the phone that he did indeed have another girl who is claiming he got her pregnant. He said he doesn’t believe her but they are going to get a test done and, regardless, it’s clear he cheated on me.”
“I am distraught yet again and am picking up the pieces and doing my best to move on,” she continued. “I know that I only have myself to blame for the situation I’m in again. It’s no one’s fault but my own. I can safely say I am, once and for all, done with Jay.”
Are Jay and Ashley divorced?
Thought Martson may be done with Smith romantically, legally it’s a whole other story.
Recently, Smith posted a picture with a stack of money to his Instagram story. Blogger John Yates captured the image and posted it as well.
Martson saw the photo and commented.
“I’d give him two of those to sign the d–n divorce papers,” she wrote. “It’s time to just sign and move on!”
So, it looks like the two are still legally married.