RED BANK: ASHLEY DUPRÉ WEDS IN PARIS

dupre earle 120612Ashley DuPré and TJ Earle at a lingerie show at her Red Bank shop, Femme by Ashley, last December. (Click to enlarge)

Red Bank lingerie store owner Ashley Dupré married boyfriend TJ Earle in Paris two weeks ago, the New York Daily News reported Sunday.

The “one-time escort who helped sock it to former Gov. Eliot Spitzer” married the “construction honcho” in a private ceremony in a penthouse atop the Four Seasons Hotel George V, the newspaper reported, citing confidential sources.

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ASHLEY DUPRÉ BACK IN SEX ADVICE BUSINESS

Ashley DuPre near her Red Bank boutique last summer. (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

Red Bank lingerie merchant Ashley Dupré may have moved on, but a book publisher is clearly hoping her notoriety as the prostitute who abruptly ended Eliot Spitzer’s run as governor of New York has legs.

HarperCollins has just published an e-book titled ‘Tricks of the Trade,’ a collection of sex-and-relationship advice columns Dupré wrote for the New York Post until last year, when she opened Femme By Ashley, an underwear and swimwear shop on Broad Street.

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POST: ASHLEY DUPRÉ IS PRÉGGERS

Ashley Dupré on Broad Street, Red Bank in early July. (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

The post-courtesanship makeover of the once-infamous Ashley Dupré continues.

Confirming for the New York Post a condition she declined to comment on to redbankgreen two months ago, Dupré tells the tabloid she’s almost seven months pregnant and engaged to marry boyfriend TJ Earle, heir to a Monmouth County paving business.

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WOMAN DEFAMED IN DUPRÉ VIDEO WINS $3M

A federal judge in Trenton has ordered the owners of the ‘Girls Gone Wild‘ pixelated-flesh empire to pay $3 million to a 27-year-old woman whose identity was misused in a raunchy video featuring a teenaged Ashley DuPré, according to a report by Cliffview Pilot.

DuPré, also 27, whose paid assignations with Eliot Spitzer five years ago ended his governorship of New York, was not a party to the ruling, though she was a original defendant in the lawsuit, according to federal court records. She now owns Femme By Ashley, a lingerie and swimwear shop in downtown Red Bank.

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ELECTRICAL FAILURE SMOKES OUT FEMME

A cleaning crew and electricians were at work at Femme By Ashley Monday afternoon after all the merchandise and drapery had been removed. (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

After just five weeks in business, Femme by Ashley, the Red Bank lingerie and swimwear store owned by former tabloid queen Ashley DuPre, was closed this weekend as a result of a small electrical fire.

A transformer connected to the lighting system malfunctioned last Thursday morning, Dupré’s boyfriend, T.J. Earle, tells redbankgreen.

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DUPRÉ PLUGS FEMME IN POST SWAN SONG

A screen grab of Ashley Dupré’s final sex-and-relationship advice column, which ran Saturday. (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

Moving on to what she calls “the next chapter in my life,” Ashley Dupré – the high-priced escort in New York’s 2008 ‘Luv Guv’ scandal –  has pulled the plug on her career as a New York Post sex-and-relationship advice columnist in order to focus on her new Red Bank lingerie and swimwear store, she says.

In her swan-song column, published on Saturday, Dupré thanked readers “for helping me find my path in life” while at the same time plugging her Broad Street boutique, Femme by Ashley.

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ASHLEY DUPRÉ SETS UP SHOP AND MOVES ON

Ashley DuPré embarked on a new life Monday with the opening of Femme by Ashley, her Red Bank swimwear and lingerie boutique, below. (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

Can a Jersey Girl whose work as a 22-year-old prostitute helped derail a political career in spectacular fashion return home and remake herself as a small-town retailer?

Four years after her high-priced hotel romps with Eliot Spitzer dynamited his tenure as governor of New York and made her infamous, Ashley Dupré says she turned a page Monday with the opening of Femme by Ashley, a lingerie and swimwear boutique on the choicest block in downtown Red Bank.

The shop, Dupré told redbankgreen in an exclusive interview, “is almost like the beginning of the rest of my life.

“I made a bunch of mistakes when I was younger, and I feel like, for the first time in my life, I’m growing into an adult, and I’m really excited about that,” she said.

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JEWELRY STORE TAKES MONMOUTH SPACE

Ashley Goral will manage Ice, which plans to open soon at 12 Monmouth Street. (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

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A primo spot on the sunny side of Monmouth Street in Red Bank is about to get some ice.

Most recently home to Soapmarket, which vacated in January to become an online-only retailer, 12 Monmouth is being outfitted for Ice Costume Jewelry, which hopes to open in just a couple of weeks, store manager Ashely Goral tells redbankgreen‘s Retail Churn.

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