’90 Day Fiancé’ Star Larissa Dos Santos Lima Claims Jay Smith Has ‘Rights to Stay’ in the U.S. After ICE Detention
90 Day Fiancé star Jay Smith is a controversial figure on the show, to say the very least. Smith and his ex-wife Ashley Martson have been going through the divorce process following a major infidelity scandal on Smith’s end.
Since the scandal, Smith has been detained by ICE. Though he has been bailed out, his future in the U.S. still seems unsure. Another 90 Day Fiancé star, Larissa Dos Santos Lima, is claiming that Smith has a right to remain within the U.S.
Smith’s infidelity in the barbershop
Jay Smith and Ashley Martson had a very tumultuous marriage. Shortly after their marriage, Martson discovered that Smith was chatting up other women on Tinder, and filed for divorce. However, 11 days later, she changed her mind and took him back for another attempt at making their marriage work.
Unfortunately, it just wasn’t meant to last. Martson discovered that Smith had cheated on her with a woman in the bathroom of his barbershop. Martson and the woman Smith had sex with had a phone call, during which the woman revealed what went down.
The woman told Martson she and Smith had met at a 2018 cookout. However, Smith never mentioned he was married to 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,” she said.
Detained by ICE
Later, Martson took out a Protection From Abuse order against her 90 Day Fiancé husband. It seems that, during one of Martson’s vacations, Smith trespassed on her property, prompting the order.
Part of the order required Smith not to discuss Martson or the order itself on social media. Smith promptly violated that requirement, posting about the order on his Instagram story. As a result, a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Martson told Us Weekly, “ICE had contacted me the day before I did the PFA and said that they were coming. … The PFA and the violation just got him arrested basically two days earlier than what he would have been.”
Smith turned himself in peaceably and was detained by ICE, given that he’s not yet a naturalized citizen. Smith was eventually bailed out, but his future remains unclear for the time being.
As for relationships, Smith is dating Kayla O’Brien — the same woman who organized his GoFundMe page while he was incarcerated.
Larissa chimes in
Now, 90 Day Fiancé star Larissa Dos Santos Lima is voicing her opinion regarding Smith’s right to remain within the U.S.
In an interview with Us Weekly, Lima said, “Why ICE detained him, I do not understand. What a frightening situation he was put in. He did not come to the United States illegally. He came as a K1 and has his rights to stay, even if his marriage did not work out.”
Lima went on to add that she supports both of the stars. “I stay in touch with Jay, but Ashley and I do not communicate as she has blocked me. Despite that, I am in equal support of both Jay and Ashley. If Ashley was in fear of danger, she has to call the police.”