Is it too soon to say that season two of 90 Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days may even surpass the greatness of season one? Perhaps so, but dang! It’s coming out, hairballs blazing. Last night we met one new couple or rather one half of a new couple. Alright, we actually met a dude who is very unlikely to ever be part of ANY couple, but who does own one very impressive mesh shirt (photo evidence forthcoming in future recaps). And are we all wondering the same thing with this cast, i.e.: Is everyone on this show actively trying get murdered now? Because the double-triple-quadruple catfishing going on here is astounding.
Out of the remaining couples, some came face to face for the first time. Some reunited after months apart. And others demanded pregnancy tests from their foreign fiances while still not learning upwards of 10 words of their native language. (Yeah, you know who you are, Paul.) Okay, let’s take a look at the highlights of the fourteen-car pileup known as 90 Day Fiance.
Not only do we see the reunification of Paul and his Amazon love, Karine, tonight – we also travel with Rachel and baby Lucy all the way to England to get a load of this karaoke dude. Is he a serial killer? Maybe not. But he does look a tad manslaughter-y. (No? Just me?)
After years of very public feuding, Brandi Glanville, Eddie Cibrian, and LeAnn Rimesall united as a family to support Brandi and Eddie’s son when he graduated from culinary school. This trio has come a long way from calling each other out in interviews and social media.
It’s always unexpected to see those three in one photo. Another surprising photo that popped up on Instagram was Jill Zarin hanging out with 50 Cent. She even captioned it with “Always a great time with @50cent.” Always? Have Jill and 50 been in the same room multiple times? What’s the story there? Did he buy a rug from Zarin Fabrics? I can’t help being so curious about the behind-the-scenes backstory on this photo.
90 Day Fiancé has brought us many dramatic couples over the years. Molly Hopkins and her (now ex) husband, Luis, are no exception. Molly and Luis’s love affair was documented on last season’s 90 Day Fiancé, and continued on 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After, where viewers witnessed the dissolution of their marriage once and for all.
Molly recently sat down to chat with me on my podcast, Pink Shade With Erin Martin, to explain what unfolded behind the scenes of TLC’s hit show, how Luis changed his tune when he came to the U.S., and how she’s been dealing with the backlash of social media since the shows have aired. “We believe part of what we hear, and ALL of what we see,” says Molly, explaining how the backstory she shared with Luis was vastly different from the one we watched.
Last night, we witnessed the birth of three new relationships plus the continuation of two previous train wrecks already in progress. Ah, our beloved 90 Day Fiancé Before The 90 Days is back! And holy Bahtman, is it back with a bang. It’s still the same mix of May-December couples we’ve grown used to cringing at on many seasons of 90 Day Fiancé past, coupled with a few new twists. Some old faces, and a few new. The Danielles and Nicoles of yesteryear have been replaced (and dare we say, potentially out-crazied?) by the Angelas and Rickys of today. And the potential for frauding, stalking, and white binders is at an all-time high.
I forced my husband to watch last night’s premiere and, like most semi-sane humans, he repeatedly asked aloud, “What is WRONG with these people?!?” I didn’t have the heart to tell him that what’s wrong with them is precisely what makes this show so right. But we all know the secret sauce of delusion is necessary for some good old fashioned 90 Day drama, and this season looks to be dripping in it.
Gather your hairballs, shine up your appreciation rings, and dust off that Filipino Cupid account – this is not a drill! 90 Day Fiancé: Before The 90 Days is back for another season of love, heartbreak, and a little scamming thrown in for good measure. And we all get a front seat tonight for the long-awaited premiere!
TLC’s 90 Day Fiancé universe is ever-expanding, but as all loyal viewers of the franchise know, Before The 90 Days became a fan favorite last year in its debut season as it followed love struck Americans abroad to meet the foreigners who hacked their accounts wooed them. In its second season, Before The 90 Days will follow five brand new couples searching for love in other countries, plus catch up with two familiar couples to see how their stories continue to unfold/unravel/unhinge.
It was only a matter of time before The Family Chantel busted in again to offer their two cents (which, incidentally, they do NOT want harvested by foreign in-laws). And last night they did just that last night on the 90 Day Fiance Happily Ever AfterTell All, which caused Pedro to walk off stage, leaving Chantel to debate the challenges of marriage with the two people who continuously butt their noses into hers. Jorge and Anfisa faced off with Paola and Russ, of the matching bedazzled shoes. Annie threatened to leave David again if he can’t manage to scrape two Bahts together, while Molly droned on some more about what a loser Luis is. In the end, she’s kind of the only winner here because she dumped her extra baggage.
But not so fast! We also got an entire hour after the Tell All that took us on the death march toward Nicole and Azan’s wedding/possible double-murder by Robbalee. Although I won’t be recapping that last hour here, feel free to comment on all of the insanity below! Ah, 90 Day Fiance Happily Ever After, thanks for the memories. We laughed, we cried, we cringed so hard our couches almost swallowed us up. Now, let’s bring on some new couples! (Don’t forget to tune in next week for Before The 90 Days, which will be bringing us a new batch of crazies fresh outta the catfish pond.)