We are five episodes into another disastrous season of 90 Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days and it’s not to early to speculate which couples will call it quits now or wait until the novelty of good
any sex wears off. Some of these folks are clearly weighing how much they can delude themselves and ignore red flags before the physical gratification just won’t be worth it.
In a 90 Day Fiance first, this season features a same-sex couple. Stephanie Matto is a social media influencer who flew to Australia to meet Erika Owens. These two sweethearts are both young enough to make life-changing decisions to further their relationship if they decide to. They are probably the most believable couple at this point, though they’ve only just met in person. The hitch for Stephanie is going to be opening up sexually. In the latest episode, Stephanie alluded to challenges with intimacy that will likely be a large part of her story line.
It was reported that divorce cases in China spiked since the population was put into mandatory lockdown. While the coronavirus quarantine has caused marital strife and heartache for the people of China, it seemed to have done wonders for estranged couples cast on 90 Day Fiance. Maybe having an existential crisis really extends beyond the hoarding of toilet paper. Maybe a health scare can inspire people to consider who or what is most important in their lives.
Earlier this week Tiffany Franco and Ronald Smith announced that they were giving their relationship another chance. Now, the series most dysfunctional couple has been dropping major hints that they’re back together. Of course the mystery duo is Ashley Martson and Jay Smith. And if anyone is still interested in keeping track of all the reasons why these two are toxic together, here’s a quick rundown. In their time together, Ashley filed for divorce twice and put a restraining order on Jay. Jay opened a Tinder account as soon as they got married and was caught cheating at his place of employment. Though he insists the infidelity was a production setup. And after announced that she was done with Jay once and for all, Ashley has let the Jamaican native back into her life.
Tiffany Franco and Ronald Smith became fan favorites from their season on 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way. They were just too darn cute together, we let our hopes for their relationship overshadow all the potential obstacles. Ronald was in recovery for a gambling addiction when Tiffany flew to South Africa for filming. She also had her son Daniel to think about. And those housing complex high voltage wires were certainly a game-changer.
Tiffany decided not to stay in South Africa and returned to the US with Daniel. She was also pregnant by Ronald and gave birth to their daughter Carley in July of 2019. Since then, they’ve been long-distance and that proved unsustainable. They split up in a very messy way in January when Ronald accused Tiffany of infidelity. But some surprising social media posts earlier this month indicate that these two don’t want to give up on each other just yet.
Thomas Ravenel always focused on the appearance of being a southern gentleman. It worked in the short term. He certainly looked the part when cast on Southern Charm. But despite the family name, money, exquisite plantation, and love of polo, Thomas could only hold up the facade for so long.
Now, Thomas is courting controversy yet again. In a small way, because avoiding conflict is not this man’s forte. It simply wasn’t enough to be sent to jail for cocaine distribution and be accused of assault multiple times. Now Thomas is pushing PC boundaries by making insensitive remarks on social media. Again. No, he’s not fat-shaming anyone this time. And what is the subject du jour? Coronavirus!
90 Day Fiance couple Jonathan Rivera and Fernanda Flores looked the part. They were a gorgeous couple with tons of chemistry. Fans seemed enthusiastic about their storyline, although the age difference was notable. Well, Fernanda being so young was notable.
They split up before the reunion even aired. They celebrated New Year’s 2019 separately and by January 11th, Jonathan had already interviewed about their breakup with the tabloids. Two months later, Jonathan revealed that he also filed paperwork with USCIS to remove his financial responsibility for Fernanda. Jonathan made a new relationship public in May while Fernanda has kept her love life private. She moved to Chicago to start a modeling career and kept relatively silent about the split. Fast forward and it’s Fernanda who is celebrating.
Mischa Barton as a cast member on The Hills: New Beginnings was a random plant to begin with. She wasn’t part of the original crew, or spouse of an OG Hills cast member. And it was unclear from the start what her connection really was with the rest of the group. She had a friendship with a few of the girls but no intertwining story line. Mischa’s only noteworthy moment was confronting Perez Hilton for his body-shaming campaign against her many years before she joined this show.
So perhaps it comes as no surprise that Mischa is rumored to be replaced by Caroline D’Amore, aka DJ D’Amore. Or simply, a pizza heiress. Mischa denied any firing and threw some shade at Caroline in a spirited IG post. Now, costars Spencer Pratt and Heidi Pratt are coming to Mischa’s defense claiming that she belongs on the show.
Deavan Clegg and Jihoon Lee’s relationship is one of few success stories from 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way. She moved to South Korea from Utah to live with her fiance and his parents. Some of the initial culture shocks were documented on the show, but since then, Deaven has embraced her new life. She often shares pictures on Instagram of the amazing food and leisure activities Korea has to offer.
South Korea has been struggling to contain the Covid-19 virus. Currently, their numbers tally at 8,236 people infected. But, they’ve set up an advanced testing and tracking system that has proved successful in slowing down the rate of infections.
According to Deavan, the outbreak is “bad.” And while people are on alert and stocking up on supplies, it’s nowhere near to the pandemonium that has been documented in stores across America.