Why is Ashley Marti not at the Below Deck Sailing Yacht reunion? That’s the question fans are pondering.
Ashely wasn’t featured in the Season 3 reunion first look either, so her absence wasn’t surprising. However, Below Deck Sailing Yacht fans are curious as to why the stew chose not to appear.
Those who watched the season know Ashley was labeled the season’s villain, especially when it comes to her pursuit of Gary King and treatment of Gabriela Barragan. For this reason, Ashley said no to participating in the Season 3 reunion show.
Ashley Marti reveals why she missed Below Deck Sailing Yacht Season 3 reunion show
The night before the Below Deck Sailing Yacht Season 3 reunion aired on Bravo, Ashley did an Instagram Live. She answered fan questions and addressed being MIA from the reunion.
Ashley admitted the virtual chat was filmed as she endured backlash over her drunken hookup with Gary in a guest cabin. Below Deck Sailing Yacht fans felt she crossed a line causing her to endure a slew of hate online.
“I just felt like I didn’t want to have to deal with it during the reunion,” she shared. “I was really tired of having to talk about everything because we’ve had to do interviews in L.A. multiple times, and it really beats you down.”
The hot topic was something Ashley was not interested in addressing at the reunion. Since she knew she would not get to pick the questions asked to her, Ashley felt she wouldn’t have the opportunity to tell her side of the story.
Ashley also addressed breaking Gabriela’s confidence and telling Daisy Kelliher that Gabriela wanted to leave. The brunette beauty insisted she wasn’t trying to be sneaky or shady, just honest with the chief stew.
It wasn’t all tense, tough questions. Ashley also revealed she remains close friends with Kelsie Goglia and Barnaby Birkbeck.
After answering a couple of questions, Ashley directed those watching her IG Live to head over to her OnlyFans account. Ashley decided to speak more about skipping the reunion and her Season 3 stint via her subscription account.
Below Deck Sailing Yacht’s Ashley not interested in being ‘puppet for Bravo’
Last Friday, as the weekend kicked off, Ashley shared a statement confirming she would not be at the Below Deck Sailing Yacht reunion.
In her message, Ashley wrote she wasn’t interested in being “a puppet for bravo.” Ashley reiterated she felt that she would not be allowed to tell her story at the reunion.
For those wondering if Ashley Marti will return to Below Deck Sailing Yacht, she made it crystal clear during her IG Live she will not do a reality show on Bravo again. Ashley was not happy with the way she was portrayed on Season 3.
What do you think of Ashley’s reason for skipping the reunion?
Below Deck Sailing Yacht is currently on hiatus on Bravo. Seasons 1-3 can be rewatched on Peacock.More: Ashley MartiBelow Deck Sailing Yacht -