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90 Day: The Single Life

Ed Brown 90 Day Fiance

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.

Ed Brown Rose Vega 90 Day Fiance

Nobody expected Ed Brown and Rose Vega to go the distance.  And with that incredulity, fans had a very entertaining Season 4 of 90 Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days.  Ed thought he could charm Rose with expensive vacations, while taking her away from her son Prince and generally belittling her life in the Philippines.  He embarrassed Rose by making comments about her hygiene and physical appearance.  But in the end, Rose turned down the expensive gifts in favor of her self-respect and truth.  We all applauded her for it.

After having some time to reflect on his relationship with Rose, Ed is speaking out to give his side of the story.