Last night’s episode of 90 Day Fiance shows the struggle many of the foreigners are facing trying to get adjusted to their new life in America. Everything from farm animals, cold homes, work schedules and unhealthy food has them completely overwhelmed. To be honest, I would find it very hard to live with Mike, Tariq and Brandon a few of these men on from this 90 Day Fiance cast all for a variety of different reasons.
Brandon‘s parents disapprove of his wedding date. Rebecca Parrott rushes to get settled in a new home. Stephanie reveals her financial agreement with Ryan to the family. Yara and Natalie Mordovtseva have trust issues with their partners. Tarik Myers fails to convert Hazel Cagalitan. Let’s get straight to the 90 Day Fiance recap!
Brandon, 27 (Dinwiddie, VA), and Julia, 26 (Russia)
It’s Julia’s first day on the farm and she is already off to a late start. She is stunned to learn that she will now have to start her day at 7am, rather than noon. Guided by family friend, Aspen, she learns the ropes of her new life, much to her dismay. When Brandon returns home, Julia runs to nag him about how unhappy she is being forced to do manual labor. But once again, his parents have planned another family dinner without asking her.
Julia finally gets to meet Brandon’s grandfather, affectionately known as Pop Pop at dinner with his parents. His mother immediately points out the hickeys on her neck and scolds her son like a child. Although Pop Pop tries to come to Brandon’s defense, he is not naïve to the fact that Julia could be using his grandson. Things get tense when they announce that they announce their wedding date will be May 9th because it is the anniversary of when they first communicated.
His mother is furious that Julia would dare infringe on mother’s day weekend. Brandon quickly dismisses his family’s concerns. Although Julia makes it clear she doesn’t want to budge, her future in-laws insist she doesn’t get too attached to that date. This is a mess. This is what happens when you are still dependent on your parents as an adult.
Stephanie, 52 (Grand Rapids, MI), and Ryan, 27 (Belize)
Stephanie’s family is worried that she may be jeopardizing her future by jumping into a marriage with her Belizean boo, Ryan. Somehow she has gotten him a job at a friend’s resort, but she is paying his wages. What the hell? Honey, that doesn’t sound like much of a friend at all. How are you stuck footing the bill, while your friend receives free labor?
Apparently, she figured this would be a good way to help Ryan support his family without him knowing his life is being completely funded by her. Something tells me, he wouldn’t mind, but at least it’s a good sign he is willing to at least hold a job. On a side note, I don’t know why anyone would come to Stephanie for help with age reversal. She isn’t a bad looking woman, but she definitely hasn’t found the secret to the fountain of youth.
Jovi, 29 (New Orleans, LA), and Yara, 25 (Ukraine)
Jovi is attempting to compromise so that Yara won’t make his life a living hell. The only problem is that she hasn’t learned that concept, just yet. Jovi and Yara go to dinner before he sets off to leave for work for the next 4 weeks. They will only have 45 days to get married when he returns. When the subject of children comes up, Yara becomes very emotional. She recounts when she had a miscarriage earlier in their relationship and he had to go to work, despite her needing him emotionally. Jovi is taken aback and frustrated that Yara is still resentful, especially on the night before he leaves. I’m not sure these two are ready to get married, let alone have kids.
Mike, 35 (Sequim, WA), and Natalie, 35 (Ukraine)
Natalie has only been in America for a few days and she is slowly adjusting to her new home in the “woods”. She calls a friend in Ukraine to vent about all of her problems with Mike. She is learning that the man she was with on vacation is much different than the one she lives with. He is making an attempt to make her happy, but he is clearly falling short in her eyes. But he makes her happy when he makes the decision to take her for a romantic weekend to see the waterfall. At dinner, their differences become even more apparent.
While Mike enjoys a steak, he is reprimanded by Natalie about the animals whose lives were taken for his meal. But she does manage to get him to agree to a challenge where he alternates between eating meat and going without every other week. Did they just meet? If she has such an issue with his dietary choices, religion and home, how does she expect to marry him?
After a fun day at the waterfall, Natalie inquires about the wedding at dinner. When Mike tells Natalie he is not ready to set a date, she is disappointed. He wants to ensure that she trusts him before he makes that ultimate commitment. Well it’s clear that she doesn’t. She doesn’t even believe him when he tells her that a root beer is not an alcoholic beverage. I’m sorry but Natalie would annoy the hell out of me with all of her nagging. Either she is going to accept him for who he is or she isn’t. You can’t make the man a religious vegetarian if he doesn’t want to be one. The same way he can’t make her eat a steak and drink beer.
Tarik, 46 (Virginia Beach, VA), and Hazel, 28 (Philippines)
Tariq is excited to take Hazel for her first American breakfast. When she tries the options he has selected, she fears she will become fat. Tariq mentions that his daughter will be coming to stay with them but Hazel doesn’t seem excited. But then again when does she ever. After breakfast, Tariq takes her to the place he wants to get married. He describes it as a “cultural center” for all walks of life where he has been a member for the last 17 years. The center was founded by a psychic and to a very religious Hazel it feels “weird” to her. She would prefer to be married in a church and feels rushed into wedding plans, after only being in the U.S. a day. Does anyone else feel like this couple is doomed? There are just so many things that make me cringe about this relationship.
Rebecca, 49 (Woodstock, GA), and Zied, 27 (Tunisia)
Rebecca has decided not to live with her daughter and her boyfriend anymore. But she has rented an apartment in the same building that she used to live in with her ex-husband. Whew, something tells me this isn’t going to go over well. Also, she literally has nothing but a mattress on the floor and creepy pics around the house with no other furniture. She claims her other items are in storage, but I think something else is going on.
She must be having some financial issues if she was even considering living with her daughter, which would make sense as to why she has no furniture. Meanwhile, Zied has an emotional goodbye with his family and leaves his country with the hopes of starting a new life with Rebecca. I can’t wait to see how this turns out. Zied is going to burst a blood vessel once he learns he is following in the footsteps and apartment of her ex-husband.
TELL US- DO YOU THINK BRANDON AND JULIA’S WEDDING DATE IS INSENSITIVE TOWARDS HIS MOTHER? WHAT DO YOU THINK OF STEPHANIE PAYING RYAN’S WAGES? IS NATALIE ASKING TOO MUCH OF MIKE? SHOULD TARIQ AGREE TO A CHURCH OR SHOULD HAZEL AGREE TO GET MARRIED AT THE MEDITATION CENTER?
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