Ashley Martson and Jay Smith belong in the latter group. The unlikely pair met in Jay’s hometown in Jamaica while Ashley was on there for a wedding, and kept in touch on social media. After spending just eight days together in person, Jay popped the question.
However, it has not been easy for the couple, thanks in part to those cheating rumors, courtesy of Ashley’s former BFF Natalie. Ashley and Jay’s huge age gap — he’s 20 years old while she’s a decade older at 31 — also doesn’t help.
“Lol. Jay and Ashley trying to have a ‘grown up’ conversation with Jay sucking on a juice pouch for emphasis every time he makes a point,” one viewer recently tweeted before another added, “Sometimes I think I Ashley forgets that Jay was a teenager last year.”
Despite their very public relationship on the TLC reality series, there are still a lot of questions fans have about Ashley and how she ended up with a 90-day fiancé. Luckily, the blonde beauty is very active on social media and willing to share even more details about her life that you won’t see on the TV screen.
What exactly does Ashley do for a living?
Ashley calls herself a world traveler and reality TV star on her Instagram bio but those aren’t her only jobs. She is also a bartender.
Does Ashley have any kids — not counting Jay?
Yes, she is a proud mother of two, but don’t expect her son or daughter to appear on the reality series. “People are already asking… no my children will not be on the show and will not be posted on social media,” she wrote recently on Instagram. “Please respect our privacy and allow my children to be children. Thanks.”
As for Jay being a stepfather at such a young age, Ashley thinks he is “extremely mature.” Right…
Ashley recently revealed she struggles with lupus.
During one episode of 90 Day Fiancé, Ashley looked worse for wear, which had some viewers concerned she was under the weather. Ashley explained that it was a reaction to medication she takes for lupus.
“A lot of people are asking why I look so sad and like I was crying for days in last night’s episode. This photo was taken hours before that filming. I had a reaction to a medication for lupus and my eyes and my neck were [completely] broke out, she wrote on Instagram. “They gave me steroids to help it, but it wasn’t completely gone. I was battling this the entire rest of the season so I just wanted to address it.”
Are Ashley and Jay still together?
On 90 Day Fiancé, Ashley made it very clear that no one, not even Jesus himself, could stop her from marrying Jay — and it looks like she wasn’t exaggerating.
According to Starcasm, the couple officially tied the knot this past May after tracking down the couple’s wedding registry. However, you only need to look at Ashley and Jay’s personal Instagram pages to see that they are still very much in love.
“I love you so much and don’t know what I would do if you weren’t in my life,” Ashley recently gushed on Instagram. Jay also shouts out his “wifey,” on the platform, calling her a “bag of snacks,” and his “woman crush every day.”
Awww, love. Watch 90 Day Fiancé Sundays at 9 p.m. on TLC.