90 Day Fiance star Ashley Martson has dropped a bombshell after being scrutinized for allegedly scamming her fans and leaking her own personal stories to the press in order to stay relevant and make money.

As part of a lengthy series of messages posted to her Instagram Stories on Sunday, Ashley revealed she and Jay never separated after getting married and a lot of the problems in their relationship were staged.


Ashley, however, is blaming TLC and 90 Day Fiance for allegedly pressuring the couple to create an interesting storyline.

"Since I'm such a 'money-hungry scammer,' I'm breaking the NDA and surprise: Jay and I have never separated since the day we were married. Breaking the NDA means I won't be paid a dime for future shows. We were made to act as if our relationship was no longer active," Ashley wrote.

Ashley and Jay's romance was depicted as a total roller coaster at the end of 90 Day Fiance's sixth season.

Footage showed Ashley finding out Jay had been flirting with women on a dating app just a couple of days after tying the knot in Las Vegas in May 2018. Ashley apparently struggled to decide whether to dump Jay or give him another chance.

Following weeks of split rumors and gossip that began in December 2018, Ashley ultimately filed for divorce on January 11 in a Pennsylvania court.

However, Ashley withdrew the divorce paperwork nine days later, confusing fans further about the real status of their relationship.

"We have been asked to be very deceptive about many things during our run with the show. We have been asked (and agreed for some time) to fake our relationship by not posting anything that makes us appear that we are together," Ashley wrote on Instagram.


"We will be working with the necessary parties to find a solution to the constant deception and lies we are being asked to participate in as it is not conducive to the very real consequences that potentially exist for us. Immigration, K-1, etc: all real. Personally, I thought this show was just for entertainment & that's what we were told. Since the show has ended, I never confirmed the status of our relationship due to the contract."

Ashley's rant on social media was provoked by the fact Jay accidentally broadcast live on Wednesday night from a "CallingYouOutFraud2" Instagram account, which had supposedly been leaking information about the couple.

Screenshots of Jay live on the account circulated online and shocked fans because they were led to believe the Jamaica native and Ashley were leaking personal details about their lives but blaming the headlines on other people, such as Ashley's former friend Natalie.

Not only were fans outraged, but Ashley and Jay's 90 Day Fiance co-stars also slammed the pair on their own Instagram accounts for allegedly lying about having leaked their own stories.

"It's funny that people talk about NDA but they leak their own information on social media... I feel betrayed, Ashley lied to me telling me that her 'bff' was the one leaking information... I don't accept this behavior... Fake it until you make it or until your caught lying," Paola Mayfield wrote.

And Stephen Frend ranted, "I truly am so hurt by [their] lies, I tried hard to help Ashley with her situation when Jay did something awful to her that her kids saw... Who knows if any of that was ever the truth or what, who knows if her GoFundMe money was actually a scam."


In response to her co-stars fury and disappointment, Ashley wrote in her Instagram Stories on Sunday, "As for fellow cast members popping off: YOU WORK FOR THE SAME SHOW, so -- acting like you're mortified about the falsity of things that happen is COMPLETELY hypocritical."

"Most of you from Season 6 went on a social media TIRADE about the editing and fraud of the show, so don't suddenly act like you have no idea how this goes," she continued.

"ANY OF YOU (this season and BEYOND!) could have texted or called us personally but instead you wanted to jump on some drama wagon and back into the spotlight again, instead of KNOWING BETTER and being REAL. You're ridiculous and just as much a part of this facade as me."

Ashley accused the show of being fraudulent "from the top down," explaining that's why viewers were able to pick out so many inconsistencies while the show was airing.

"The show ruins relationships and people's overall image for less than the Pennsylvania minimum wage and I do not elect to continue the Three Ring Circus unless MAJOR changes are made. I hope this clears things up -- you are the believers," Ashley vented.

"I can't make you believe me any more than you do or do not, but this is my record of what's happening and the choice is yours... I now understand why so many of the same cast members who are talking sh-t now, reached out to me to warn me of all this before. Interesting."

Ashley also provided an explanation for Jay's prior activity on "CallingYouOutFraud2."

"Yes he made a fake page and I was aware. We are sorry this has placed doubt in your minds in regards to our entire story. This is what happened: as you know, there was a first account called 'calling you out fraud' that was exposing/posting personal photos that ONLY my old friend on the scooter had access to," Ashley claimed.

"Various blogs and accounts told us that she was sending them tons of information about us before the show even began to air... When we finally got this original account... removed for violating Instagram terms, Jay made the second one (and named it 'calling you out fraud 2') in hopes to distract the audience from the fake messages and personal photos of myself and my children that she would post."

Ashley insisted Jay merely copied and pasted photos from a ceremony the couple had in Jamaica to the new account so it would just look like "an extension of the original."

"There are still many fake accounts circulating that we can confirm are Natalie, as the photos being posted there are, again, photos that only SHE has access to," Ashley concluded.

As fans may recall, Ashley shared a story about how an ex-fiance had allegedly physically assaulted her as a way to beat Natalie to the punch before she could leak the story.

Ashley also previously accused Natalie of leaking the story about how she had been kidnapped, raped and almost murdered at age 19 to tabloid reporters.

In addition to all of Ashley's claims, she also insisted in the Instagram rant on Sunday her battle with lupus is real -- and so are her hospital bills -- even though her recent activity appears to contradict her prior statements about her health.

"I was very sick a few weeks ago and was admitted into the ER for a seizure and acute renal failure. After three doctors and many decisions regarding dialysis and a possible port placement, they first decided to try IV treatments and medications for blood calcium/potassium levels as an alternative," Ashley shared.

"Fortunately, the alternative treatment was successful."

Meanwhile, Jay Smith's Instagram page is currently unavailable and he has yet to release a statement on the scandal.

About The Author: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski
Elizabeth Kwiatkowski is Associate Editor of Reality TV World and has been covering the reality TV genre for more than a decade.