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90 Day Fiance's Ashley Martson and Jay Smith Split getting divorced

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After several attempts to salvage their marriage, Ashley Martson and Jay Smith revealed they have split ‘for good’ in a lengthy Instagram statement. 

The couple, who starred on the sixth season of 90 Day Fiancé, previously filed for divorce eight months after tying the knot and, most recently, in April 25. 

'Before the stories get all misconstrued I will just address it myself,' the 34-year-old TLC star wrote. 'Jay and I have made the decision to separate for good. I thought I was stronger and more forgiving but I’m not.'

a couple of people posing for the camera: Hard to say goodbye: After several attempts to salvage their marriage, Ashley Martson and Jay Smith revealed have split ‘for good’ in a lengthy statement on Instagram; seen in April 2019 © Provided by Daily Mail Hard to say goodbye: After several attempts to salvage their marriage, Ashley Martson and Jay Smith revealed have split ‘for good’ in a lengthy statement on Instagram; seen in April 2019

She continued: 'Sometimes when trust is broken, it just cannot be repaired. I wish Jay the best and we are both on the same page with this.

Martson clarified that 'no one cheated,' but she couldn’t get over the past' and feels 'heartbroken,' after giving her 'all to this marriage.'  

'This isn’t how I envisioned my future. We want to thank everyone who has supported us and were rooting for us,' she added. 

Additionally, the reality star apologized to her 'close friends and family' learning the news on social media, since she didn't have the 'strength to talk about it' yet. 

'Please forgive me,' she wrote to her 380,000 followers, while sharing a quote, which read: 'Sometimes things just don't work out, and it's not anyone's fault. It's just the way things are.'  

The couple met in Smith's home country of Jamaica, where Martson was staying at a resort for a friend's wedding. 

a group of people posing for the camera: Comlicated: The on-again, off-again, then parted ways in October 2019, before rekindling in March 2020 (pictured in February 2019) © Provided by Daily Mail Comlicated: The on-again, off-again, then parted ways in October 2019, before rekindling in March 2020 (pictured in February 2019)

Though she didn’t expect to hear from him again, he tracked her down on social media and proposed six months later, upon her next visit.


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There were rumors that he had reportedly cheated on her just one day after they tied the knot in Las Vegas.

US Weekly previously shared a fan account's repost of a comment Jay wrote about the cheating rumors.

a screenshot of a cell phone screen with text: 'Please forgive me,' she wrote to her 380,000 followers, while sharing a quote, which read: Sometimes things just don't work out, and it's not anyone's fault. It's just the way things are' © Provided by Daily Mail 'Please forgive me,' she wrote to her 380,000 followers, while sharing a quote, which read: Sometimes things just don't work out, and it's not anyone's fault. It's just the way things are'

He had written in a now-expired Instagram story: 'Fyi: for everyone coming at me i wasn't the only one who was "talking" aka "cheating" with other people during our relationship/marriage.' 

Upon her first divorce filing in January 2019, she 'withdrew her filing less than two weeks after submitting the paperwork,' according to US Weekly. 

Then in April 2019, she filed for a second time and took out a restraining order against him. By July, she withdrew her divorce filing and the protective order. 

a couple of people posing for the camera: Complicated: The on-again, off-again, then parted ways in October 2019, before rekindling in March 2020 © Provided by Daily Mail Complicated: The on-again, off-again, then parted ways in October 2019, before rekindling in March 2020

The on-again, off-again, then parted ways in October 2019, before rekindling in March 2020. 

'I feel, like, if you have trouble in your marriage or your relationship and you choose to try it again, you have to tell yourself before you get back in that relationship that ‘the past is the past,' Martson explained on YouTube in March. 

At the time, she noted: 'You chose to forgive for what they did in the past.'

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