This season, we will witness five new relationships and the continuation of one well known train wreck. 90 Day Fiancé Before The 90 Days is back with a vengeance! They definitely took the naïve, crazy and scammers and mixed them all together into one big ball of confusion that we have come to know and love. Just from watching the trailer, I have seen everything I need to see to confirm that I will be tuning in every Sunday to see this shit show unfold. Join me every week watching these poor unfortunate souls beg fight for love.
These couples will embark on a mission to meet their overseas soul mates in person for the very first time. Neither friends nor family can stop them from seeing if their dreams of true love can become reality. I doubt things will pan out exactly the way they plan, but who am I to stop them from trying to entertain us all? Let’s get straight into the recap!
Ed, 54 (San Diego) & Rosemarie, 23 (Philippines)
Ed is a divorced father of one who hasn’t been in a relationship in 28 years after cheating on his ex-wife. Things suddenly changed when he met his long-distance girlfriend, Rosemarie, on social media. The pair connected through Facebook and quickly fell in love, despite the 30-year age gap. He has already spent over $5,000 in gifts and shipping to his international love.
Ed is ready to go to the Philippines and propose to Rose. Although they frequently video chat with one another, he has been hiding a secret due to insecurities. He has yet to reveal his true height of 4’11”, which is a little shorter than Rose standing at 5’2″. All I can do is shake my head right now. This storyline has reality gold written all over it. Something tells me things aren’t going to be as romantic, when they finally meet. What does a woman want from a man thirty years her senior in America? Hmmmm…. let me guess.
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Ed’s mother is concerned that his new love is only using her son for money. When he reveals his plan to propose, his mom advises him to return the ring. Currently, his daughter isn’t speaking to him after learning about his relationship with a woman six years younger than her. It’s obvious Ed is desperate for love and just wants to be happy. I don’t think it will be a fairy tale ending with Rosemarie though.
Rosemarie is a single mother to a son she already has calling Ed “daddy.” Sigh! Even Ed thinks it a little too soon for a child to refer to him that way, but accepts them both as a package. When he attempts to ask Rose about some of his concerns, the call ends abruptly. Due to his lack of trust, he wants Rose to take an STD test when he visits. At least, he isn’t completely oblivious; there is clearly something off with this picture.
Avery, 32 (Seattle) & Ash, 38 (Australia)
Avery is a single mother of two, who is passionate about health, fitness and marijuana. Before she met Ash, she was a dark place trying to get over past hurt from previous relationships. Ash reached out to her via Instagram nine months ago and they have been talking ever since. Avery is planning a trip to finally meet her long distance love in person.
She has some serious concerns about her new man’s career. Ash is a relationship coach who only works closely with single women to help them find love. Sounds like a great cover story for some BS! Avery isn’t comfortable with the amount of hours he spends with these women day and night. Their trust issues have already led to several breakups in the short time they’ve been together.
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Avery meets with friends and shares her plans to meet her boo in Australia. Her friends are concerned when they learn Ash can’t get a visa due to a bankruptcy. There was also a situation where his social media had a single status and all of Avery’s pictures were deleted, in the past. Although she chose to believe him, she is still unsure whether he is hiding something. Am I the only one who sees all the red flags waving in the wind?
Geoffrey, 41 (Knoxville, Tenn.) & Varya, 30 (Russia)
Geoffrey is a divorced father of four who has had a few failed marriages already. He met his Russian girlfriend Varya, through an international dating site. The two had instant chemistry and quickly fell in love. He loves the fact that she is an independent career woman with similar goals to him. His family is worried he might be rushing things with Varya in order to fill the void that was left after Geoffrey lost his son. Shortly after he and his second wife divorced, his 1-year-old son passed away. Geoffrey thinks it may have made him more openhearted, but trusts the connection they have made.
Geoffrey meets with his friend, who happens to be Russian like his online girlfriend, Varya. Even she calls his actions stupid and warns he may be getting used by Varya. Geoffrey better listen to his friend, she is making some great points. She worries that a woman who lives in the city will be miserable living in the rural country very quickly. She also questions whether the fact she already knows how to speak such great English is a clue about her true goals.
Lisa, 52 (York, Pa.) & Usman “SojaBoy,” 30 (Nigeria)
Lisa is a divorced mother who works in hospice care to help make ends meet for her family. She connected with Usman, a Nigerian entertainer who is twenty years younger on social media. I think I am having déjà vu. This woman could easily be Angela Deem’s cousin. Insert side eye emoji here. Usman, aka “SojaBoy,” has many female fans who frequently message him on social media. Lisa regularly confronts Usman and the women who leave questionable comments on his Instagram page. This has obviously put a strain on their long distance relationship.
Lisa meets with a friend to detail her plans to marry Usman while in Nigeria. She details her “secret plan” to ensure they have a great sex. She intends not to use condoms while there since he supposedly has always had safe sex. WTF! Is this woman crazy or stupid? When her friend expresses concern, she continues to reference a song he wrote for her that states her name in the lyrics. Ummm… I’m sure none of his fans believe she is woman he is talking about in that song. Whew, the delusion is real!
Yolanda, 51 (Las Vegas, NV) & Williams, 40 (England)
After Yolanda’s husband of 30 years passed away, she decided to change her life. She lost over 150 pounds and started living a healthier lifestyle. After sharing her weight loss journey and transformation online, Williams reached out to her on Instagram and the two have been together for seven months.
Yolanda loves her man, but the two have NEVER actually video-chatted, their only communication is phone and text. Every time they have tried to video chat, he claims his camera is broken. Yolanda’s daughter is worried that her mom is going to meet a man that is probably catfishing her. Williams may not be the only one with a secret. Yolanda still hasn’t revealed her true age to Williams. Yolanda is about to take a trip to England to meet Williams in person. Her daughter will be in tow to make sure that her mom is safe. Who in this day and age can’t find a way to video chat with someone?
Ummm…. is it just me or did Williams not sound British when Yolanda spoke to him on the phone? I felt really bad listening to her gush about a man who I’m afraid probably isn’t real. She is excited just because he says he is going to pick her up from the airport. SMH!
Yolanda prepares to tell her children about her relationship with Williams. She is worried they won’t understand after never seeing her with another man outside of their father. Of course, they are shocked their mother is speaking to someone on the internet that she has never seen. Yolanda, you may want to listen to your kids!
Anyone technologically savvy would have access to some type of device to be able to video chat at some point in seven months. She breaks down in tears trying to explain why she is so invested in her relationship. After seeing her cry, the kids decide to support their mother’s decision. There is something very endearing about Yolanda. I would hate to see her taken advantage of in this process. But I fear it may be inevitable.
TELL US- WHO DO YOU THINK HAS A SHOT AT A REAL RELATIONSHIP? WHICH COUPLES ARE HEADED FOR HEARTBREAK? WHAT DID YOU THINK ABOUT THE SEASON PREMIERE?
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