We are only four episodes into season 2 of the 90 Day Fiance break out franchise 90 Day Fiance the Other Way. While some of the cast are basically repeating old storylines, we actually have a new crop of interesting people to follow. There’s the age-old (no pun intended) story of Sumit and Jenny Slatten who are going forward with her move to India. Deavan Clegg is still taking her entire family to South Korea. (All to live with unemployed Jihoon Lee. Wait, is stealing and selling cellphones a job?) Supposedly Deavan moved because a family member tried to kidnap her while pregnant? Idk. On a more interesting note, the wholesome couple we don’t deserve, Armando Rubio and Kenneth Niedermeier are stealing viewers’ hearts. They have a rational and truly romantic but tragic story. Check our most recent episode recap for more.
Then there’s Brittany Banks and Yazan. Call me biased but I love a gold-digger-esque story. Give me all the Anfisa Nava or Larissa Dos Santos Lima plot points. Inject them into my veins. For the time being, I actually think Brittany is with Yazan for the right reasons. Her dad is simply lovely, so I don’t predict many daddy issues. BUT SHE HAS AN EX WHO IS 85. Now you’ve caught my interest…
Brittany recently dished on her love life in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. She shared that she got into “the wrong relationship” when she was 17. She said that her ex was very controlling. Since then she has only dated men 45 years old and up. That included an 85-year-old.
Brittany said, “For some reason, me and this 85-year-old really got along,” GEE I WONDER WHAT THE REASON WAS. She continued saying, “He was young style, he liked to go to the gym, I love to work out … He liked to go on long bike rides, I went for bike rides every morning. So, we just did stuff together all the time that we both enjoy doing and we just ended up dating. To me, at one point, I just stopped seeing his age and I was just looking at his soul and it was just so amazing, you know? I was just like, ‘Wow, you know, you’re great.'”
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Honestly, the idea of working out next to an 85-year-old both intrigues and concerns me. Like don’t fall off that bike but also stay next to me so I look sprite as shit. Brittany shared that he was attentive to her, dropping off juices and sharing recipes. (I’m sure he makes a delish fruit cake with mushed peas). She said, “Little stuff like that catches my attention…someone who really cares about my well-being.”
Brittany claims she has no regrets about the relationship and that she learned a lot from this guy. She announced, “I learned about business…I learned about loving myself more. I learned about being more of a classier woman and having men respect me more, how to have more respect. … He just gave me more insight into a lot of things and he was like, so much of a mentor to me as well, and he just really, really wanted to see me succeed and win.” I sort of love all this. And Brittany also shared that though they are broken up, they are still friends today.
Brittany shared, “The age difference was just too much for a lot of people involved so it was just like, OK, we can just remain friends, so that’s what it was…Because I didn’t want to step on so many people’s toes, especially in my family, and I didn’t want, like, this vision out there of people and I was like, you know, there’s no harm lost in being friends.”
I know what you’re all thinking. Clout chaser alert! I’m actually not so sure. Do clout chasers move to countries with strict dress, alcohol, and PDA/promiscuity ethics? In the end, Brittany said“I just want to say, I hope people know now that when I date, it’s not for clout…For me, 15 minutes of fame isn’t worth going through a relationship with somebody because we all know relationships are hard, hard, hard work … I’ve dated a lot of ugly people you’d think that I would never date, but you know, their souls were probably very beautiful.”
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One of my top new fave castmates, Brittany left us with these words; “I’m just a chill individual.” She added, “It’s only my 27th year out here, I’m just hanging out and doing me. If you like me, you don’t, if you do, you do, either are cool with me.” I’m sensing some bad-bitch energy and I am getting excited to see what’s next for her on my screen!
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