Ashley Martson On Lupus Battle: Jay Smith Saved My Life!

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90 Day Fiance star Ashley Martson is continuing her battle with lupus

But fortunately, she says her husband Jay Smith is really "stepping up" to the plate amidst her fight. 

Ashley recently opened up to InTouch Weekly following her latest health scare, which led her to be hospitalized again for the second time within a month. 

Jay Smith and Ashley Martson for 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?

The 32-year-old raved about her husband's gentle qualities saying "he has been a saint" and has remained right by her side. 

"Jay completely stepped up since surgery," Marston told the news source. 

"[He's been] taking the kids to school, cooking, cleaning. He makes sure I'm comfortable and is always eager to get whatever I need."

Ashley Martson and Jay Smith Wear Matching Shirts

Ashley, who found love with Jay on season 6 of the TLC reality series, was hospitalized on January 13 after being discovered unresponsive in her home due to complications related to her lupus diagnosis. 

She later announced to her fans via social media that she would need to undergo kidney surgery due to acute kidney failure. 

"I was found unresponsive this morning at my home," she shared at the time. 

Ashley Martson Screen Shot

"The ambulance took me to the hospital where it was found that I am in acute kidney failure due to lupus. I will begin dialysis shortly.

"I will not let this beat me. I know I'm strong enough to battle through this, not just for myself but for my kids," she continued. 

"I will be transferred to another hospital this evening that is better equipped. Please pray for myself and my family as I know it's going to be a very tough road ahead for all of us. Thank you for your continuous support and prayers."

Ashley Martson in the Hospital

On February 14, just one month later, Martson was once again rushed to the hospital.

This time it was for an unknown reason, although it was assumed to have been related to her ongoing lupus battle. 

Just as her sympathetic husband had done before, he waited at his wife's bedside throughout her second long stay at the hospital. 

Ashley Martson and Jay Smith, 90 Day Fiance Tell All Special

"He has been a saint when it comes to my health," she informed her fans. 

"It isn't easy for him to see me in pain but he just talks me through it and stays strong for the both of us."

"I think he is definitely ready for the two months to be up as intimacy is important in a marriage," she concluded in regards to the long period of time she has to take before she can partake in strenuous activities. Aka sex. 

Ashley Martson on 90 Day

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes the immune system to attack the body and can lead to organ failure, which is Ashley's unfortunate situation. 

The reality TV couple appeared on 90 Day Fiance which shared Smith's visa process that allowed him to legally enter the United States.

And although they found true love and eventually tied the knot, the two have been the target of controversy and divorce rumors

Ashley and Jay in Black and White

However, seeing Jay's charming ability to care for Ashley and the trust she has for him at this hard time proves that their relationship is the real deal.

And even though they initially announced that they were done with the 90 Day Fiance franchise forever, they later revealed that they agreed to appear on the spinoff 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?

So fans will still get to see this devoted couple again in action and hopefully, the show will update viewers on Ashley's long road to recovery. 

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