Discovery Plus couldn’t have picked a less appealing 90 Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days cast member than Ed Brown to appear on their spinoff, 90 Day: The Single Life. Big Ed’s relationship with Rose Vega crashed and burned before our eyes, and the only reason to include him in the spin-off is the cringe factor. Everything is cringe. The mayonnaise in his hair, sweating profusely in the Philippines, the way Ed tried to romance Rose.
All that can be passed off as entertainment though, and isn’t that part of why we watch 90 Day Fiance? But what about the behaviors that are less defensible, such as Ed asking Rose to shave her legs. Ed also humiliated Rose on camera by demanding she up her oral hygiene game when he knew she had a medical issue. It had the feel of a disturbing power play between the person with the money and a much younger partner.