I’ve been reading the comments about Ashley Salazar for a couple of days, and I’m just now getting around to writing something about this situation. While details are still a little sketchy, I’m going to piece together what I know.
On March 25th, Ashley told Radar Online that she was pregnant with her second child. She shared pictures of herself and her boyfriend of two years, Justin Lane, and mentioned a due date of November 22nd. That would mean that at this time, she was around 5 or 6 weeks pregnant at the time.
On April 12, Ashley tweeted to her fans asking for prayers. Instantly, people were saying that Ashley had miscarried her child. Ashley then did a follow up blog post on April 13 explaining to fans why she was asking for prayers. She is quoted as saying:
I asked for prayers on Twitter the other day, but no I did not miscarry. Me and Justin went and got an ultrasound and I am supposed to be 8-weeks, but according the doctor, I probably ovulated late because of my birth control and the sac is only measuring 6-weeks. There was no baby seen, but that’s because I may be way too early to tell anything. I go back on Monday to find out what the issue is. That is why I am asking for the prayers.
Ashley had hinted at a possible blighted ovum, which means that the egg continues to grow, but there’s no baby inside. In cases where a woman has a blighted ovum, she often times miscarries very early on in the pregnancy.
On April 23rd, Ashley hinted that something bad had happened when she tweeted that when she was ready she would share the news.
On May 4th, Ashley shared a photo on Instagram of a bathroom at a bar that had a nursing station and a changing table. She captioned the picture with, “Just in case I’m pregnant by your 21 birthday Shawn, we will come here. What bar has a changing table and nursing station?!!” I think this was a pretty clear confirmation that Ashley is no longer pregnant, but the fact that she was at a bar led some people to think that maybe she wasn’t ever pregnant to begin with.
While I can’t confirm or deny rumors about Ashley’s second pregnancy, I can provide you with information that seemed strange to others. One thing that struck some people as odd was that Ashley was so excited about this second pregnancy, and was routinely uploading belly pictures, tweeting about shopping for bigger clothes, and sharing updates, but the instant anything went south, she began ignoring comments from her followers.
Another thing that I find funny is that shortly after the miscarriage, Ashley was out drinking and partying at a bar, planning on getting pregnant again in the near future. While everyone copes with a loss in their own way, it seems like Ashley might not be coping in the way that most people think she should.
If this would have happened a year ago, nobody would be questioning Ashley’s motives, but after Nikkole Paulun’s alleged stillbirth last July, it’s hard for me to not be overly cautious about things like this.