Her original name is Ashley Youmans. She moved to New York City when she was 17 to pursue a career as a rhythm and blues singer. When she was 22, she began working as an escort with the Emperor’s Club VIP Service.
She wrote on her MySpace.com page, “My path has not been easy….Left my hometown. Left a broken family. Left abuse. Left an older brother who had already split. Left and learned what it was like to have everything, and lose it, again and again. I have been alone. I have abused drugs. I have been broke and homeless. But I survived, on my own.”
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Her aunt denied that Ashley had a difficult childhood. “She had the best of everything…she was always dressed to kill and got everything she wanted.”
Ashley Dupre rose from obscurity to fame in March 2008 when it was revealed she was a call girl and her famous Client #9 was New York Governor Eliot Spitzer. At the time, she was working under the name “Kristen” and was described as a “petite, very pretty brunette, 5 feet 5 inches and 105 pounds.”
Ashley said during the scandal, “I just don’t want to be thought of as a monster. This has been a very difficult time. It’s complicated.” She added, “Everyone knows me as ‘that girl,’ but I’m not just ‘that girl.’ I have a lot of depth, a lot of layers.”
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After her fame, Ashley Dupre posed for Playboy and opened a lingerie line called Femme by Ashley. In 2009, she began working as a sex columnist for the New York Post called “Ask Ashley.” She also sued Joe Francis, creator of “Girls Gone Wild” videos for getting her drunk and videotaping her topless before she was 17. She later dropped the lawsuit because she wanted to eliminate all negativity from her life and focus on the positive.
She has a demo album called “Unspoken Words.”
She has several tattoos in Latin and Arabic that are mantras to help keep he clean, such as “Never give up.”
Ashley Dupre gave birth to a girl, Izabel Jagger Earle, in November 2013. Her finance is “asphalt king” Thomas TJ Earle. Per the nydailynews.com, Ashley began an affair with the then-married Earle shortly after the scandal broke in 2008. He then divorced his wife and prosed to Ashley.