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Below Deck Sailing Yacht crew member Ashley Marti confirmed that she skipped the reunion. TV Shows Ace has been sharing all the details about the upcoming Season 3 reunion. Ashley was noticeably absent from the upcoming previews and cast photos.
Unfortunately, fans won’t get the answers to their burning questions about Ashley’s feud with Gabriela Barragan or her drunken hook-up with Gary King. Fans accused her of sexually assaulting the first mate when the controversial scene aired.
Ashley was aware of what happened, while Gary didn’t remember what happened. Read on to learn why Ashley was a no-show at the reunion and if she will address the backlash.
Ashley Marti shares message with Below Deck fans
Below Deck Sailing Yacht fans are looking forward to the Season 3 reunion. Most of them called Ashley the “villain” of the season. From the start of the season, they didn’t like how she chased around Gary and made everything a competition. There are also serious rape accusations.
Ashley was at the center of criticism due to her treatment of her fellow stew, Gabriela Barragan. Many Below Deck fans blamed her as the reason for Gabriela’s decision to quit the show. However, she had issues with both Ashley and Chef Marcos Spaziani. Ashley clapped back at the online trolls on Twitter before.
Since then, she announce that she won’t attend the Below Deck reunion. In a lengthy post on her Instagram Story, Ashley admitted she didn’t feel like showing up to the virtual reunion. She did “not have the desire nor the energy to continue to be a puppet for Bravo.” The yachtie thanked her fans for their ongoing support.
Rather, Ashley Marti preferred to do an Instagram Live on Sunday, June 26 at 9 p.m. ET. From there, she answered Below Deck fans’ burning questions. Ashley didn’t want to get into arguments with her crew members. She didn’t include a recording on her Instagram feed.
Still on good terms with her crew members?
According to a Reddit thread, Ashley Marti addressed questions that were written down on a piece of paper. Most of her fans who attended her Instagram live her were male followers who comment on her bikini photos. She admitted that she’s good friends with almost everyone except Tom Pearson. The first part was on Instagram, while the second took place on her new OnlyFans page.
The former server wouldn’t go on Bravo again. Ashley claims to be making more on OnlyFans than with reality TV. She also admitted that she has great cooking skills despite her disgusting grilled cheese in the season finale. She skipped the reunion because it was filmed around the time of the sexual assault accusations and she didn’t want to tackle it head-on.
Ashley Marti recently made it clear that she’s still on good terms with her BDSY crew. She shared a series of photos of their last night on the Parsifal III. The photos include Daisy Kelliher, Colin MacRae, Kelsie Goglia, Barnaby Birkbeck, Scarlett Bentley, Gary, and Marcos.
“What a ride, grateful for the experience and the amazing crew that we had,” Ashley Marti captioned the post.
What are your thoughts on Ashley Marti skipping the reunion? Are you surprised? Do you think it was a copout? Sound off below in the comment section.
The Below Deck Sailing Yacht Season 3 reunion special airs Monday, June 27 at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.