We really hope she’s doing OK. 90 Day Fiancé star Ashley Martson opened up about her PTSD in an Instagram post on October 7 — the anniversary of the day she was kidnapped, sexually assaulted and almost killed at age 19. “This is a side I don’t ever show,” Ashley, 33, captioned a photo of someone with an emoji covering their face in a movie theater. “Today, I am gonna get very real with you guys. This isn’t for attention. This is in hopes to help someone who may be going through the same thing I am. You may be thinking what is this a photo of? This was a photo I messaged to three people closest to me yesterday while I was at the movies with my son. I took this photo because I struggle daily with PTSD.”
Ashley continued, “I sent this to them because I couldn’t understand why this man was in a kid movie by himself. He came in late. I immediately thought the worst. Is he gonna hurt us? Is he gonna follow me out to my car? Why is he here alone? I sent this photo to them in case something bad happened. Today marks the anniversary of when I was kidnapped, raped, and almost killed. My life will never be the same.”
The reality star added, “I am always aware of what is going on around me and always looking at innocent people, such as this man, and think the worst. I know in this world there are so many people going through the same thing I am. You’re not alone. Just remember this. You overcame so much and you’re stronger then you will ever know. ❤️ DISCLAIMER 🚨 for the ones who are bringing up this person or why he was there alone! This post is not about this man or why he was there alone. It’s about how I’m always in fear from my past and an example of what triggers me. Please look at the big picture here. Some of your comments are really sad when I’m trying to help others suffering and letting then know they aren’t alone.”
Ashley’s fans commended her for sharing how she was feeling at that moment. “You’re so strong!!” one person wrote. Another follower added, “I totally can relate to this girl!! I’m so glad you’re OK and doing better.” A different person responded, “That’s horrific. Were [you] ever able to get justice against who did this to you?” Ashley replied, “Yes, he is in jail for life.” We hope that brings her some measure of comfort, but it’s completely fair that she might still struggle from time to time.
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