We have made it through the first season of 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way. Like other shows in the franchise, this version lured me in and got me hooked. I might not have learned anything and my IQ might be 10 points lower for having watched, but boy it was fun. Quality television that delivers!
Out of all the couples on the show, Deavan Clegg and Jihoon Lee were arguably the most likeable and relatable. Sure, they made some bad decisions, like getting pregnant immediately after meeting, but both seemed to have their hearts, if not their decision-making skills in the right place. One thing I could not figure out during the season was why Deavan was moving to South Korea when she had a job and family in the U.S., while Jihoon was struggling to get by. Deavan recently revealed how she came to the decision to move and her purported reasons behind it are both sad and shocking.
In Touch Weekly reports that Deavan recently made some surprising revelations about why she moved to South Korea on her Instagram. She began by stating, “I noticed that the show never showed the reason why I moved. I was waiting for the tell all, but they never showed it.” Which makes sense as much of the tell-all was focused on the drama of Laura Jallali and Aladin Jallali and their disastrous marriage.
So, what wasn’t revealed at the tell-all? Deavan went on to explain, “A lot of people are wondering. Jihoon can realistically move to America at anytime. But we decided to move to Korea so I could be a stay at home mom and raise the children. This wasn’t an option in America until Jihoon could learn English. As well, I was in danger.”
Danger? Why did we never hear about this on the show? TLC usually embraces controversy–I am surprised this was kept under wraps!
Deavan went on to allege in the original Instagram post shared by In Touch Weekly, “And America became a very unsafe place for me due to a family member. This family member tried to kidnap me and steal my car while I was pregnant. This action is what made us fully decide to move to Korea.”
OK–this is all sounding very ID Channel to me. And frightening if the accusations are true. Deavan further claimed, “My family member is a dangerous person. So I’ll be in Korea for a long time. Because for some reason they keep letting her out of jail.”
Wow! Most of us have at least one or two problematic relatives–maybe they drink too much at holiday parties, bore us with their stories or always try to borrow money. But kidnapping and auto theft? It all sounds terrifying, especially for a mother of two young children.
Deavan did not offer up any more details about the situation, which is certainly her right. It sounds like she is making difficult, but good decisions for her family’s safety. In just a short period of time, Deavan has been engaged and married, gave birth after a complicated pregnancy, moved to a new country and had a miscarriage. I cannot even imagine how stressful her life has been, but wish for calmer days ahead for her and her family.
TELL US- ARE YOU SHOCKED BY DEAVAN’S REVELATION ABOUT HER REASON FOR MOVING TO SOUTH KOREA? HOW DO YOU THINK SHE IS ABLE TO HANDLE ALL THE CHALLENGES IN HER LIFE?
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