She’s ready to move on. 90 Day Fiancé star Ashley Smith (née Martson) spoke candidly about her ex Jay Smith’s legal drama while chatting exclusively with In Touch, revealing that she doesn’t “really care” if he gets deported at this point. During the interview, Ashley also discussed the PFA (Protection From Abuse) she filed against her estranged husband.
The reality star, 32, said that Jay (real name: Conroy St. Christopher Smith) violated the order by posting on Instagram and was in hot water shortly after. “It said right on the front, like you can’t discuss Ashley or this PFA on social media. And he did,” Ashley tells In Touch exclusively.
Ashley also said that ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) contacted her the day before. “I did know they were coming on. It was on a Thursday. So they were coming on Monday to detain him because he was there illegally. The PSA and the violation just got him arrested basically two days earlier than what he would have been,” the TLC alum clarified to In Touch.
As fans may recall, the 21-year-old Jamaica native previously turned himself in to authorities after learning he had a warrant out for his arrest, stemming from a violation of a PFA order that was placed against him by Ashley on July 1. He was immediately taken into ICE custody in York County Prison since he is not an American citizen and it was later revealed that he was facing deportation.
On July 17, Jay was found guilty of violating the PFA and was “sentenced one day and a $100 fine for the violation over the Instagram post,” but his time was already served. He still had to return to ICE custody while he awaited his deportation hearing.
In another shocking turn of events, Jay was released from ICE custody just two weeks later. At Jay’s bond hearing on July 31, his bail was set at $4,500. He was later bailed out of ICE custody by his employer, the owner of Ego Ink tattoo shop in Lemoyne, Pennsylvania. Ashley confirmed that Jay’s boss, who goes by the name Ego, paid Jay’s $4,500 bond.
It remains unclear if Jay will be sent back home, but Ashley said she wants Jay to keep his distance. “Honestly, I don’t really care if he’s deported,” she tells In Touch exclusively. “I just want him to leave me alone.”
With reporting by Sharon Tharp
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