There are some 90 Day Fiance couples whose relationships implode before our very eyes. 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After? had a few unfortunate couples this season. Some, like Nicole Nafziger and Azan Tefou will clearly never progress further than the bare minimum needed for a TLC paycheck. Then there are the couples that may actually make it.
If social media is any indication, Tiffany Franco and Ronald Smith just may go the distance. This new couple is mid-season on the new spinoff 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way. Tiffany brought son Daniel, 9, to South Africa to support boyfriend Ronald after he completed rehab for a gambling addiction. On this week’s episode, Tiffany and Ronald celebrated their bachelor and bachelorette parties.
Fans of the Real Housewives of New York are used to seeing Tinsley Mortimer flustered. She really seems to live in some extended adolescence. Mature conversations about life goals are broached by her mother Dale Mercer and fellow castmates, but these discussions are short-lived. Tinsley, just short of putting her hands over her ears, will shut down anything that gets too real.
So when her beloved dog Bambi passed away, Tinsley had to face reality. The result was notably over the top and histrionic, and for once, Tinsley was not wearing her lashes. Sonja Morgan and Ramona Singer were on hand to witness the emotional fallout. There were also some questions about a pair of sneakers Tinsley’s ex-boyfriend Scott Kluth sent.
Below Deck Mediterranean star, Joao Franco is no stranger to perilous situations. As he became close with Brooke Laughton last season, Joao opened up about his difficult childhood in Zimbabwe. He described having a gun held to his head during a robbery in which his mother was also attacked.
Joao lives in Florida now, as many yachties do in between charter seasons. Life there has not been free of drama. Last year, Joao was out partying with Below Deck bosun Ross Inia when the latter was arrested. Joao managed to avoid trouble since Ross’s arrest in December 2018, but that all changed recently.
Though Jay Smith narrowly avoided arrest on 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After, he is currently being held in ICE custody and faces deportation. Jay was picked up after violating a PFA that ex-wife Ashley Martson filed last week. To compound the problems, Jay was found to be in the United States without legal status.
Before Jay went into ICE custody, he deleted his Instagram posts. The activity on his account now is courtesy of a “close friend” that has been in contact with Jay and advocating for his release. Jay created a GoFundMe to offset the cost of his legal bills. Fans of the show, all well castmates on Season 6 of 90 Day Fiance have voiced their opinions about Jay’s situation on social media.
Why have the Real Housewives amassed such a following? The drama? The feuds? How about stepping into the elite world of the super rich? No matter where the location, people love to see expensive homes, vacations, and shopping. Do we really care how it is financed?
On the Real Housewives of New York, Sonja Morgan and Dorinda Medley have questioned Tinsley Mortimer’s spending habits. Of course, she comes from family money, but after seeing Scott Kluth shower her with gifts, the ladies are wondering if there is a special someone behind the scenes buying new frilly dresses. Tinsley claims that she is paying for her own wardrobe. Sonja insists that she doesn’t have the money.
Fans of Below Deck Mediterranean finally learned the fate of Chef Mila Kolomeitseva. Captain Sandy Yawn, rightly so, fired her and put Anastasia Surmava in the galley instead. This firing was a surprise to no one. Mila’s reliance on food that was canned, boxed, bagged, sealed, jarred, or persevered was anxiety-inducing.
It also put a huge strain on the interior staff. Chief Stew Hannah Ferrier and Second Stew Aesha Scott had to serve the food. They also had to be a buffer between the charter guests and Mila. On the first charter, they decided not to serve an underwhelming plate of nachos. Hannah alerted Captain Sandy to that blunder as well as the baking-soda birthday cake. Finally, there was the confrontation in the galley over boxed pancakes. Hannah tried to hold a proverbial mirror to Mila and her incompetence but it was unsuccessful.
For all the times the word deportation has been said on the 90 Day Fiance shows, it has never actually happened to any of the cast members. On 90 Day Fiance Happily Ever After, Ashley Martson used it often as a power play against philandering husband Jay Smith. After discovering Jay’s activities on Tinder shortly after their marriage, Ashley decided not to file for his adjustment of status. He has been living in the country without documentation.
On the June 30th episode, viewers watched Ashley confront Jay about his cheating. The argument escalated and Ashley called law enforcement. She expressed hope that the cops would contact ICE and have Jay deported. Luckily for Jay, the agency doesn’t operate in the overnight hours and he was able to walk away free that night. Ashley then said she would try to contact ICE again in the morning.
Now that the Real Housewives of New York finale episode has aired, it’s time to gloss over the reunion and look ahead to casting for next season. Nothing is confirmed. Bravo is nowhere near making any decisions for Season 12. But, why not reflect on how to improve the group?
Ramona Singer, Luann de Lesseps, and Bethenny Frankel are the core three that were a part of the show during Season 1. They aren’t going anywhere. Nor should they. With the addition of Sonja Morgan in Season 3, it’s been the most solid and entertaining casting. Dorinda Medley was added in Season 7. The cast getaways to Blue Stone Manor have become an institution on the show. If Bravo has to make any replacements it should be either Tinsley Mortimer or Barbara Kavovit. Even Ramona, flitting out the door from each cast event, has been more involved in the drama than Tinsley or Barbara has