Ashley Jones is using her platform to help others. The Teen Mom: Young & Pregnant star opened up about discussing the domestic violence incident with her ex, Bariki Smith.
In an exclusive interview with OKMagazine.com, the MTV star spoke about discussing an extremely sensitive topic on a reality television show.
"Yeah, I think there is always nerves because social media can take things and make things however they want them to be," she said about discussing the situation on the show.
She continued, "But I think in hindsight, I'm happy I did because a lot of people reached out to me and a lot of people found courage through my situation and that's ultimately the goal."
On the last season of Teen Mom: Young & Pregnant, a fight between the young couple turned physical. During an interview on the show, Ashley claimed, "We started arguing, I asked him to leave because we needed time apart. He refused to leave and he was being violent so I called the police. The police escorted him and he left, and then he came back. When he came back he got physical with me so I had to call police again and they ended arresting him for domestic violence."
With tears in her eyes, Ashley looked into the camera and said, "I know he shouldn't put his hands on me. I know that."
Following the incident, Ashley was confused with how to handle the situation with Bar, and now her family.
Despite their ups and downs, Ashley told OKMagazine.com exclusively that the two are co-parenting the best they can!
"We are good, you know we are always trying to figure out the best way to co-parent, so that is our number one priority," she admitted.
The young exes share one daughter together, Holly.
Ashley gushed over Bar as a dad saying "he's great." She continued, "We are young parents obviously, we are just trying to figure it out, but he's good!"
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