90 Day Fiance’s Jay Smith in ‘ICE custody’ and faces deportation amid looming divorce from Ashley Martson
The 21-year-old reality star reportedly turned himself in to authorities and is being detained at York County Prison in York, Pennsylvania.
The Jamaica native learned he had a warrant out for his arrest stemming from an incident with estranged wife Ashley Martson.
Trouble: 90 Day Fiance star Jay Smith is in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to US Weekly
Jay — who’s real name is Conroy St. Christopher Smith — violated a PFA (Protection From Abuse) order placed against him on July 1.
After an episode of 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? showed Jay being unfaithful, she kicked him out of their home and later ‘called the police’ to report he was in the country illegally.
Before Smith was in ICE custody, he posted a video on his Instagram listening to a song with lyrics alluding to ‘turning’ themselves in.
He and Ashley found fame on the popular TLC show where Americans found love in another country and pursued K-1 visas to bring their partners stateside.
Yikes! The Jamaica native learned he had a warrant out for his arrest stemming from an incident with estranged wife Ashley Martson
Part of the visa stipulates that a couple must be married within 90 days of issuance, and if the couple decides not to pursue marriage, the foreign K-1 visa holder must leave the country and return home.
Ashley and Jay made the 90-day cutoff and were married in May 2018, but she never adjusted his status per K-1 rules.
She filed for divorce from Smith in January after eight months of marriage and multiple cheating allegations, but withdrew the paperwork less than two weeks later.
He admitted to being unfaithful only days after their quick wedding in Las Vegas.
Just before the initial divorce filings, he created a GoFundMe in hopes of finding monetary assistance to ‘get a place to stay.’
She refiled for divorce again in April and told US Weekly that she was ‘devastated’ that their ‘real’ relationship was over.
Difficult: She filed for divorce from Smith in January after eight months of marriage and multiple cheating allegations, but withdrew the paperwork less than two weeks later, only to refile months later; seen in April