‘Teen Mom’ star reveals she got a neck tattoo
Ashley Jones is rocking some new ink! the teen mom 2 The star got a neck tattoo while in Los Angeles to film the season’s reunion with hubby Bariki Smith. Jones teased her new body art on her Instagram Story, sharing a video of herself getting a tattoo as she smiles for the camera. The MTV star has yet to reveal what she’s added to her tattoo collection, but has shared plenty of behind-the-scenes photos and videos from the reunion shoot, including a beloved TikTok with her husband.
Jones and Smith have been through tough times since privately wed ahead of the season 11 premiere, but the reality star told PopCulture.com in March that she and Smith were determined to “work directly” on all their problems. “I think just like having a child, getting married sounds wonderful. It sounds amazing. It sounds like a great life in theory,” she said at the time, “but in practice it’s a lot of work. and there are a lot of conversations that you don’t even think you need to have and then all of a sudden they become very important and very heavy conversations.”
Jones joked that she and her love “never do anything the right way,” but “really try not to mess up in this marriage,” and work through whatever is holding them back. Having obtained marriage counseling from Coach B during Teen mom: family reunion, Jones said she realized the biggest fight she and Smith had to face was that she felt ignored and misunderstood. The takeaway from the advice was “you need to speak to people in the language they can digest”, which means learning the language of love from the people you care about. “We don’t speak the same language, and a lot of things would get lost in translation,” she explained.
Continuing their “crazy journey” together, Jones and Smith are doing better than ever together. “I think the reality is that there are things that maybe I could have handled better, or I should have handled better, or I shouldn’t have handled everything, but isn’t- isn’t that the reality for everyone?” she asked. teen mom 2 airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on MTV.