90 Day Fiancé really hit a gold mine when it came to Ashley Martson and Jay Smith. The two have been in the spotlight for some time now, thanks not only to Smith’s cheating scandal, but also to his arrest and detention at the hands of ICE.
While the couple has been undergoing strenuous divorce proceedings, their romance remains a point of contention. Martson has made claims that Smith is refusing to sign divorce papers and that his new girlfriend is pregnant.
Smith, meanwhile, has made claims that Martson tried to cheat on him. His sister has claimed that the cheating scandal was a setup and that Martson had a sugar daddy during her marriage to Smith. Now, Martson is coming forward with a new claim — that she was lied to about Jay Smith’s actual age.
Infidelity and divorce
Jay Smith and Ashley Martson were married in Las Vegas, and for a very brief period of time, things seemed okay. Emphasis on the very brief, however, because it took less than a couple days for Martson to catch Smith chatting up other women on Tinder.
Martson filed for divorce as a result, but that didn’t last long. Eleven days in, she decided to take it back, and carried on with her marriage to Smith. This proved to be a mistake, however. Smith was eventually caught in another infidelity scandal.
This time, Smith had sex with a woman in the bathroom of the barbershop he was working for at the time. When Martson found out, she had an uncomfortable phone call with the woman.
She told Martson, “I had come into the barbershop and getting ready to start the tattoo, and he kinda was like touching me, kind of caressing me and then one thing kind of just lead to another. We went into the bathroom and had sex.”
Martson has said she’s not angry at the woman, who made it clear that Smith had never told her he was married.
Detention with ICE, claims of a setup
Ashley Martson eventually had a Protection From Abuse order taken out on Smith — he had broken into her property during a vacation. The PFA required Smith to refrain from discussing Martson on social media, as well as discussing the PFA itself — a requirement that Smith immediately violated by posting news about the PFA to his Instagram story.
A warrant was put out for Smith’s arrest, and the 90 Day Fiancé star decided to turn himself in. He was placed in ICE custody at the York County Prison in Pennsylvania.
Jay Smith has since been released from ICE custody.
Lied to about Smith’s age
Now, Ashley Martson is claiming that she was lied to about her 90 Day Fiancé ex-husband’s age when they met. Martson says that when she first met Jay Smith in Jamaica, he told her that he was 26.
“So I met Jay in January. 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?’” Martson told InTouch Weekly.
Martson says that, after learning Smith’s true age, she didn’t talk to him for three weeks. Eventually, though, the two reconnected. “I was kind of already in it at that situation and I just moved forward,” she explained. “So he was 19. That was in January, his birthday is in October, so he’s almost 22 now.”