Ashley Martson, born on May 2, 1986, hails from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, United States. At the age of 37, this Taurus has made a name for herself as a reality TV star, primarily known for her appearances on “90 Day Fiancé” and its spin-off, “90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?”
Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings
As mentioned above, she was born in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania and has lived most of her life there. She has lived some part of her life in Lebanon County, PA too.
Cumberland Valley Highschool, Mechanicsburg, PA.
Ashley initially worked as a bartender in her hometown before gaining recognition in the dancing profession. Over the years, she ventured into various fields, including bartending, dental hygiene, and real estate.
But we all know what made her famous now.
Reality TV Stardom
Ashley first appeared on Season 6 of “90 Day Fiancé” alongside her then-fiancé Jay Smith from Port Maria, Jamaica.
Their whirlwind romance began when they met at a bar in Jamaica during Ashley’s friend’s wedding. Despite initial challenges, including online threats due to their interracial relationship, Ashley and Jay got married in Las Vegas on May 16, 2018.
She Has Two Children
No They are Not Jay’s.
Ashley has two children from her previous relationship.
Her daughter’s name is Roxy Wells. She is 16 years old. She was born on November 23, 2007.
She is in the Junior Year of High School in 2024. She lives in Manchester, Pennsylvania with her younger brother, father, and father’s girlfriend. Her dad gifted her a new Mercedes car on the 2023 Christmas.
Her son Hunter was born on April 22, 2011. He is 12 years old. He was born premature.
Her Kids’ Father is Her Previous Partner Richard Wells
Ashley has two children with her previous partner Richard Wells.
Richard is from Chicago, IL and now lives in Manchester, PA with his two kids and girlfriend Molina Wells. He has been in a relationship with Molina since August 2018.
Richard owns a paving business “Professional Paving” in Manchester, PA. He loves horse racing. He celebrates his birthday on December 08.
His mother name is Christine Wells who was born in Winfield, Missouri and now lives in Manchester, Pennsylvania. She works at Target. Richard has a brother named Tony Wells and two sisters named Sylvia Wells Harrison and Mercedees Wells.
His girlfriend Molina was born and raised in Lawrence, Massachusetts. The 34 years old was born on January 31, 1990.
Relationship with Jay Smith
Their relationship faced numerous ups and downs, with Ashley catching Jay flirting on Tinder just days after their wedding. Speculations about their separation arose in December 2018, fueled by cryptic social media posts and the removal of photos of Jay from Ashley’s Instagram.
Ashley filed for divorce in January 2019 but withdrew it, later claiming that their separation was staged.
The relationship took a darker turn when Jay faced legal issues, including an arrest for violating a protection order filed by Ashley. His subsequent detainment by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) led to a series of public accusations and rumors.
Despite the rollercoaster, Ashley and Jay reconciled multiple times, announcing their official divorce in November 2019. The couple, however, got back together in March 2020, only to announce another split in September 2020.
She faked her own death and blamed her mother for hacking her account when friends found out she was all well and alive. It was reported that she was hit by a drunk truck driver which was all false.
May 2018: The Whirlwind Beginning
- Ashley Martson met Jay Smith at a wedding in Jamaica.
- Only after eight days, Jay proposed, and Ashley accepted.
- Despite a significant age gap (Ashley being 34 and Jay 22), they decided to get married.
- Their relationship faced initial challenges, with Jay moving to America after their meeting.
October 2018: TV Debut on 90 Day Fiancé
- Ashley and Jay appeared on Season 6 of “90 Day Fiancé,” covering the three months leading up to their wedding on May 16, 2018.
December 2018 : She teased her fans by claiming she is pregnant
- Jay shared the couple photos with a caption “I will always be there for you… no matter what happens. Love you baby girl” and hastagged #lupus
- She teased her viewers by responding “Yeah… 11 weeks” when one viewer asked her whether she was pregnant. She later deleted the comment.
- But a few years ago, her ex-BFF Natalie Crawford had revealed that she had a hysterectomy when she was 26 years old and can no longer be pregnant.
January 2019: First Divorce Filing
- Jay shared a cryptic post of himself video calling and showering love to a mystery brunette girl who looked like Fernanda Flores.
- Eight months into marriage, Ashley filed for divorce, citing another cheating scandal.
- Jay admitted to cheating.
- Martson and Smith reconciled as Jay stood by Ashley during her health struggles.
- Jay comes live from the Instagram account “callingyououtfraud2”.
- It was the same account that the pair blamed for leaking their wedding pics from Jamaica.
- Fans felt decieved that that they were the ones that posted their wedding photos and acted like the photos were leaked.
- Both then deactivated their Instagram account as they got a lof of backlash from the viewers.
- Gottex Studio cut off their ties with Ashley Martson as she was their brand ambassador.
April 2019: Second Divorce Filing
- Ashley filed for divorce again, revealing they were not on good terms and no longer lived together.
July 2019: Legal Troubles and Detention
- Jay was arrested and placed in an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center.
- Ashley did not assist with funding or securing his release.
March 2020: Pandemic Reconciliation
- Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Ashley and Jay reconciled, tearing up all divorce papers.
- They expressed commitment to making their relationship work despite past challenges.
October 2020: Third Divorce Filing
- Ashley filed for divorce for the third time, aiming for finalization in February 2021.
- Sources claim Jay’s infidelity with Kayla led to the split.
- Ashley expresses regret and wants Jay out of her life forever.
December 2020: Moving On
- Ashley moved on.
- Jay is in a committed relationship with Kayla, and they moved in together in Pennsylvania.
- Kayla described Ashley as toxic.
In this tumultuous timeline, Ashley Martson and Jay Smith’s relationship faced constant challenges, from infidelity to legal troubles. The couple’s journey on “90 Day Fiancé” became a rollercoaster, ultimately leading to their current separate paths.
Ashley, a lupus warrior, has battled health issues, including kidney failure. Her struggles with lupus have led to hospitalizations, and she underwent surgery to address acute kidney failure. A GoFundMe campaign was initiated to assist with medical expenses.
Who is Her Current Boyfriend?
As of 2024, Ashley is dating a man named Josephine Rucks, and they have been together for over two years. He is not active on Instagram and Facebook. He loves watching NFL.
He celebrates his brithday on June 19.
She met Joseph for the first time in her hair studio.
In addition to her reality TV career, Ashley has become a successful entrepreneur.
She owns and operates Martson Hair Studio, a luxury salon in York, PA, showcasing her skills as a hairstylist.
Ashley Martson’s journey through the trials of reality TV, tumultuous relationships, and health battles has been both captivating and challenging.
Despite the public scrutiny, Ashley remains resilient, continuously adapting to new chapters in her life. As she forges ahead, fans can expect the unexpected from this dynamic and ever-evolving reality TV personality.
Her Salon Was Robbed
One burglar named David Brian Hartsook robbed her salon and he was arrested but bailed for 5,000 USD. Ashely also revealed that the burglar’s wife messaged her not to have him arrested.
He was again arrested in May 2023 for shooting a Berks County security guard.
- She owns a few dogs. One of them is named Beau.
- Her dad died in December 2022.
- She bought a new home in October 2021 and has been living there since.
- Opened her hair salon Martson Hair Studion in August, 2021.
- There was also a Reddit thread where people accused her of lying about the custody of her kids. But it was several years ago and she seems to be a completely different and responsible person now.
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