90 Day Fiance fans were shocked by an admission that Ashley Martson made February 10, that she and Jay Smith never separated. Now, it seems they totally quit being celebrities. Along the rocky road this week, Ashley also shoveled a lot of the problem onto TLC, blaming them for the split charade. Furious fans felt duped and an outcry over their fraudulent behavior arose on social media.
90 Day Fiance celebrity status demands too much
Apparently, having dished on the fact they never split and then Jay ran a duplicate Instagram account, it looked like the end game for Ashley and Jay. In her post confirming they never separated, Ashley mentioned that by making the announcement she broke the non-disclosure agreement with TLC. In fact, that meant no payment from them. Speaking to Radar Online, she said that “they have quit the series after filming for the spinoff 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?.” Possibly, that’s the payments she spoke about.
90 Day Fiance brought some celebrity status to the pair, but they just had enough of it all. “We want our old life back.” We’re over being celebrities,” she told Radar. According to Ashley, they just want to go back to where things before and get focussed on their relationship. However, it may not be so easy to ever get their lives back. She lost her best friend, picked up loads of critics for their fakery, and allegedly, lost some sponsorships. Some fans of 90 Day Fiance now question how real her Lupus is.
Ashley Martson says self-employment’s the way forward
Continuing her conversation with Radar, Ashley said they now have a “pajama and underwear line coming.” Plus, recall that Jay signed some rep deal with the Limingtree Date App back in early January. Presumably, this will continue to bring in some cash. Additionally, Jay advertises for tattoo work. Self-employment sounds good, but social media’s an unforgiving place. These days, without a good name to any brand, getting off the ground’s really difficult.
Blaming TLC for instructing them to make out they split, in an earlier Instagram Story, Ashley said they were made to deceive their followers. Actually, that brought loads of backlash from followers of 90 Day Fiance and ruined their reputation. However, once caught out as a fake or a fraud, whoever believes a word anyone says anymore? As far as fans go, the couple, already dead in the water won’t wash the mud off their faces any time soon.
Jay Smith and Ashley quit but remain celebrities for all the wrong reasons
Jay Smith and Ashley say they quit, but until TLC say anything officially, fans can only take their word for it. Obviously, until then, they remain celebrities for all the wrong reasons. While Ashley posted Radar’s story to her Instagram, she locked the commenting. Not surprising, really. However, over on Twitter, fans still speak out about it.
“Well well well 90 Day Fiance is FAKE. The show is scripted and acted out. Take it for what it is good a scripted series,” noted @Here4theshit. Of course, lots of people know that already, but as they later added, “Ashely and Jay took it to a whole new level.”
What do you think about Ashley Martson and Jay Smith quitting TLC and being celebrities? Do you think TLC forced them into fakery? Or did they just take it way too far? Will you buy their products? Sound off in the comments below.
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