It wasn't too long ago that 90 Day Fiance was bragging about its "low" divorce rate. They may have to eat their words.
Ashley Martson announced to the world that Jay Smith cheated on her again. After this heartbreak, she's not letting him off easy.
But Ashley is thanking fans profusely for their comforting words -- and dropping hints that there's more to this scandal than any of us suspect.
In an emotional series of videos shared to her Instagram Stories, Ashley expresses her gratitude to her fans.
"I wanted to say," she begins. "Thank you so much."
For your convenience, we have merged the clips into a single video and included it in this post.
"I have received so many messages -- hundreds of messages," she clarifies. "In support of me."
Many applauded her for giving Jay a second chance late last year, in part because he had not physically cheated on her.
This time, people are glad to see her cut him off -- and it sounds like fans don't know the half of it.
"You guys don’t even know what’s going on right now," Ashley adds.
"And," she marvels. "You’re still sending messages full of support,"
Fans already know that Jay cheated.
In fact, a woman claiming to be his mistress even took to social media to announce that she's allegedly pregnant with his baby.
What more could there be? How much worse does it get?
But Ashley is trying to stay positive, thanks to some help from her devoted fans.
She thanks her followers for their messages "telling me to keep my head up."
"And," she continues. "It means a lot."
A positive attitude can get you through things that might otherwise break you.
"I couldn’t sleep last night," Ashley admits.
But she had an endless supply of friendly messages to keep her company.
"And honestly," she confesses. "I just read them all."
"And I really am going to try really hard to get back to all of you," Ashley promises.
She may not succeed, but she'll try.
"But I just want you to know that I appreciate everyone who supports me," Ashley expresses.
"And," she raves. "Reading those messages last night really put me kind of in a better place right now."
Knowing that there are people who care about you and support you can make a world of difference.
Especially if you're someone who has too often gotten unnecessary and unwarranted hate.
"So," she adds. "I appreciate it."
It was just over a week ago when Ashley used Instagram to expose Jay -- once again -- as a cheater.
"It’s all fun and games until your ass gets deported," she taunted.
"Have fun at the strip club with MY money and MY car you’re driving without a license," Ashley added.
"Bye Felicia," she taunted.
Ashley added the word: "Canceled."
Ashley has certainly been frustrating and even problematic at times.
But occassional crankiness and a fraud scandal do not add up to what the world has thrown back at her.
Between her ongoing battle with lupus and Jay's relentless, unabashed cheating, she can't seem to catch a break.
If there's more to this story than we currently know or suspect, we hope that Ashley reveals it, soon.
Her fans will want to support her through any storm.