Who is Alix Earle's Stepmom Ashley Dupré?

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Who is Alix Earle's Stepmom Ashley Dupré?Brand/Design by Francisco Serrano

Influencer Alix Earle recently made it big on TikTok after going viral with her GRWM vids. While we've been watching her quickly climb the social media ladder, accumulating almost 3.9 million followers on TikTok, Alix's stepmom Ashley Dupré has her own claim to fame. If you're curious about Alix Earle's stepmom drama, here's everything you need to know.

When Ashely Dupré was 19, she was an aspiring singer. She moved from her hometown in New Jersey to New York City to pursue a music career. Dupré worked three different waitress jobs when she was one day approached by the owner of Emperor's Club VIP, a luxury escort service, who handed her a business card and offered her a job. Ashley was later sprung into the spotlight at 22 when it became nationwide news that one of her clients was the New York Governor at the time.

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Ashley worked on and off for Emperor's Club VIP under the alias Kristen, but after a split with her ex, she was left with rent, bills, and credit card debt, so she returned. In February of 2008, She headed to Washington, D.C. for an appointment with a client, unaware that the client was actually the then-governor of New York Eliot Spitzer. "He looked familiar," she said in a 2008 exclusive interview with ABC News. "But I was 22 years old, I didn't, I wasn't reading the papers, I was so involved in my life and I was so selfish and caught up in my life and I didn't know who he was. And I was whoever they wanted me to be, and he was whoever he wanted to be."

The government gained knowledge of Eliot Spitzer's involvement with the agency after an investigation with a wiretap. Spitzer resigned from his position as governor one week later once the news broke to the public.

While Dupré was shocked to hear of the news about Spitzer, she said she does not feel responsible for his undoing. "If it wasn't me, it would have been someone else," she said. "I was doing my job. I don't feel that I brought him down."

Overnight, the country learned Ashley's name, and her face was plastered all over tabloids, newspapers, and news channels. Ashley revealed that following the incident she received multiple offers for reality shows and was even offered $1 million to do a photo shoot for Hustler Magazine, but she turned them all down. "You stop and think, but that's not who I am," she said. "And that's not what I want to do. I want to go after my music and do what I love. And not lose track of who I am on the way. I'm trying to pursue my music. I'm still living for it. I'm not gonna give up my dream. I'm not going to change. I'm not going to let this change who I am. And what I love."

While Dupré did not go on to make music, she remained in the public lens, appearing on talk shows and an early 2000s spin-off of MTV's The Hills called Kell on Earth, which followed NYC publicist Kelly Cutrone. Dupré also did some modeling, and started an advice column for the New York Post called "Ask Ashley." She married Thomas "TJ" Earle, Alix's father, in October 2013 after they had a child together in November 2012.

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