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.
It’s been so cringeworthy watching Ed Brown and Rose Vega on 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days. Of course, there’s the obvious age difference. Then, there’s that major height different. And, let’s not forget Ed’s attempts to use money to establish superiority in their dynamic. He constantly bragged about the gifts he sent her and how much money he spent on shipping. Yet, somehow, those gifts never got to her mailbox. Suspicious. Something tells me he never sent her anything until that reality TV camera crew showed up.
Not only that, but Ed forced Rose into a foot massage and had the nerve to ask her to shave her legs. He also buys her mouth wash and claims that her breath smells. How could someone embarrass a person who they are supposedly “in love with” on a reality TV show? Poor Rose. Well, now, she’s clapping back and calling him out! We are all #TeamRose on this one, right?
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