The stars of the smash hit TLC show had been leaking fake details about their relationship via a bogus account on Instagram.
Fans discovered this when Jay accidentally went live on the fake account, exposing the “leaks” as an attention-grabbing sham.
At first, Ashley seemed reluctant to address the scandal directly, perhaps hoping to hide under a rock and let it blow over.
After being relentlessly raked over the coals by fans, friends, and castmates alike, she broke down – and broke her silence.
Here, Ashley tells her side of the story, begging fans to understand and to find it in their hearts to forgive herself and Jay.