Jasmine Pineda: Is She 90 Day Fiance’s Next Angela Deem?

On Season 5, Episode 6 of 90 Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days, Jasmine Pineda screamed and cried.

It wasn’t over a family death. It wasn’t over a breakup. Gino hadn’t said something cruel to her.

Jasmine yelled and screamed at her boyfriend over the colors of the walls of his house.

All of that raging and wailing — and the toxic motives behind it — remind some viewers of another franchise star: Angela Deem.

Jasmine Pineda wears I Am The Crazy Panamanian Girlfriend

Jasmine Pineda may think that her behavior is a joke.

But viewers are recoiling in horror as they witness verbal and emotional abuse.

Jasmine’s outrageous outbursts would be understandable from a preschooler. From an adult, it’s toxic.

Gino Palazzolo says there's no reason to talk bad about his ex

Jasmine and Gino could not be less alike in general disposition, viewers notice in scene after scene.

On Episode 6, Gino very softly defended his house’s decor when Jasmine lashed out at it.

She felt that his ex had chosen everything, but his defense — that they’d picked things out together — only set her off.

Jasmine Pineda screams over being made to "look crazy"

Jasmine’s response was to scream and wail, accusing Gino of “always” making her “look crazy.”

As countless viewers commented across social media, Jasmine does not appear to need any help.

She fled a baffled Gino to sob in another room … over paint colors in a house that she has never set foot inside.

Gino Palazzolo hears - your house is full of it

What makes her outburst interesting is that, well, we all know that some people have bad days and unhealthy moments.

Even back at the hotel room, however, Jasmine continued — not yelling, this time, but angrily packing her bags and resolvinng to leave.

Gino being a human being who existed before they met and has paint on his walls was seemingly something that she could not handle.

Jasmine Pineda - they don't exist to you

Jasmine then laid out her demands to Gino.

If he wants her to remain in his life, then his exes have to stop existing in his mind.

Wanting your man to stop talking about his exes is normally okay, but … Jasmine is the one who brought it up.

Jasmine Pineda - I thought I was gonna kill her

There have been other major red flags, including Jasmine’s controlling behavior and past fits.

Gino also met Jasmine’s friend, who had witnessed her rage firsthand.

Jasmine, by her own admission, had attacked a hair stylist who had burned her hair. That is not an appropriate reaction.

Jasmine yells at Gino

We also know that this is not the end of Jasmine’s fury, because previews have shown her yelling at Gino in the future.

It’s possible, even very likely, that her anger is fully justified — but that is not the issue.

How Jasmine handles that anger, whether it’s like a human being or an unhinged and feral creature, is the question.

HEA s06 Tell All preview - Angela yells at the camera

Jasmine’s pattern of behavior is actually very familiar to viewers of the 90 Day Fiance franchise.

Angela Deem is one of the most notorious villains to appear on any of the shows, and has proven — unfortunately — to be ratings gold.

Watching an older-than-she-looks grandmother yell and scream at the slightest (often imagined) provocation makes headlines and gets people to tune in.

Angela Deem screams obscenities at her husband over the phone

Like Jasmine, Angela’s explosive rage appears uncontrollable — but actually has a purpose.

She keeps her long-suffering husband, Michael Ilesanmi, on his toes.

The constant verbal and emotional abuse has him walking on eggshells, afraid to displease her. That’s the whole point.

Angela Deem stands up, yells into wrong camera

Obviously, part of Angela’s motive at this point is to continue to be rewarded by Sharp Entertainment, TLC, and Discovery Plus.

Her disgusting behavior does well for the show, so they want to see more of it.

But we have all seen and heard about enough of Angela’s toxic antics off-camera to know that some, or even most, of what we see is genuine.

Angela Deem screams that she's an American "land of the free"

Angela wants to terrify Michael until he is afraid to speak up for himself as a human being and will remain obedient.

This classic abuse tactic is painful to watch play out on screen.

It appears that Jasmine is trying to do the same thing with Gino, even if she leans more towards tears than vicious insults.

Jasmine Pineda says she has given him more BJs in a few days than his ex gave in 7 years

Though their tantrums and the abusive motives behind them are similar, there are differences.

Jasmine seems to balance out her screaming fits with moments of kindness.

She praised Gino’s sexual stamina, and has apparently gone above and beyond in bed.

Gino Palazzolo awkwardly watches Jasmine Pineda work out

But those good moments of peace and happiness serve as the counterpoint to the tantrums, and they’re part of the manipulation process.

Being on your best behavior doesn’t count for much when you act like a loaded gun, ready to terrify your partner into giving in to your every demand.

Don’t like your partner’s behavior and just asking won’t fix it? Break up with them. Don’t act like a howling, maddened beast just to get your way.

Betty Gibbs is indignant when confronted

From toxic narcissistic moms (pictured) to catfishers and more, 90 Day Fiance is home to many types of bad people.

Of course we’re going to see awful people on our screens, but there are lines that should not be crossed. Abusive partners should not be rewarded.

Maybe Jasmine hasn’t gone as far as Angela has yet. But we hope that she can improve her behavior, and soon, or she’ll cement her status as a villain.

Big Ed Brown Mourns Late Dog Teddy on 90 Day: The Single Life

On last week’s 90 Day: The Single LifeBig Ed Brown was ghosted by his girlfriend Kaory.

He had been pushing her and pushing her outside of her comfort zone. It was enough, and viewers were happy for her.

This week struck a much sadder and more heartbreaking tone for the 56-year-old reality star.

Ed’s beloved dog passed away.

Big Ed Brown and Teddy

“I’ve been back from Mexico for about two weeks,” Big Ed Brown says somberly at the beginning of Season 2, Episode 11.

It is clear that there is more weighing upon his mind than the breakup with Kaory.

“I haven’t heard from her,” he shares, before revealing a tragedy.

Big Ed Brown waits on The Single Life

“Teddy passed away,” a tearful Big Ed shares on screen.

He shows the cameras his dog’s shark outfit.

“He had been sick for a while,” Ed admits. “He had been having problems with one of his arms.”

Ed shares that he had taken Teddy to the vet shortly after their return home.

The vet had checked Teddy over, but it seemed clear that he was in his final months, weeks, or even days of life.

Ed tearfully recalls Teddy’s final night, when his precious dog was restless and having labored breaths.

Ed sat by Teddy, petting him since Teddy was unwilling to go to bed like he would on a normal night.

“I probably dozed off for maybe 30 minutes,” he describes.

“I woke up,” Ed tearfully shares, “and he was gone. He was still warm.”

Ed says that he woke up and wrapped Teddy’s body in a blanket.

However, he says that as difficult as this has been, it is bittersweet.

“I feel like I have a new beginning,” he says to the cameras, resolving to move forward.

The episode then shows Ed teasing his upcoming social call, including a bouqet of flowers left by “somebody that was very special to me in my life.”

He describes how they both “reached out” and that he thinks “she’s the one.”

Despite admitting that he’s “moving sort of fast,” he doesn’t want to miss out on this chance at love.

Now, you don’t even have to watch the full episode to know what Ed means.

He is talking about Liz Woods, the woman whose life he turned upside down during Season 1.

Ed dumped Liz via text message eight times, by his own admission, in addition to being a generally lousy partner to her.

We already know from various interviews that Ed and Liz got engaged.

This episode shows that stunning twist on screen, and how it came to be.

Long story short: Teddy’s passing brought them together.

It started with Liz learning that Teddy had passed away and reaching out to express her sympathy.

In interviews, this was described as an email exchange.

In the episode, we hear Ed describe it as a gift of mystery flowers, a mystery solved only by his front door camera.

As they spoke again, they apparently realized that they wanted to be together, despite everything.

Ed had previously stated that it was a “back together on Saturday, engaged on Sunday” situation.

This episode shows us that he wasn’t really exaggerating.

Juliana Custodio Denies Paternity Scandal: I Didn’t Get Pregnant Having an Affair!

What was once one of 90 Day Fiance’s most promising and genuine couples is now broken and bitter.

Last year, Juliana Custodio split with Michael Jessen, traveled to Europe, and got pregnant by her new boyfriend.

Michael’s ex-wife reportedly believed that Juliana had cheated with her husband, Sean.

It was even speculated that he could be Juliana’s baby daddy. Juliana is shutting that down.

As we reported, sources close to Michael Jessen’s family — including his ex — claimed that Juliana was seen “making out” with Sean Naso.

Sean is the 39-year-old husband of Sarah Naso, ex-wife of Michael Jessen.

This allegedly went down “in the kitchen” of Juliana, Michael, Sarah, and Sean’s Connecticut home where the kids, Max and Cece, also live.

In September of 2021, there was reportedly a farewell party for Juliana before she traveled to Europe.

She is a model, and at that time, she and Michael had not yet split.

(Juliana has made references to having to act as the breadwinner during the pandemic, so her work may have been pretty essential)

Juliana and Michael revealed their split in October of last year, after weeks of rumors to that effect.

In November, Juliana took to Instagram to share that she and her boyfriend, Ben, were expecting a child together.

The report that came out this week claimed that Juliana’s pregnancy announcement was a direct response to Michael’s pleas to get her back.

Allegedly, Michael had contacted her and begged her to give him another chance.

He was hoping for six months of marriage counseling in order to mend their bond.

So, 24 hours later (so the report claims), Juliana announced that she was pregnant.

Another detail is that Michael found out the same way that the rest of us did.

That means that he logged onto Instagram and saw his extranged wife announce that she is pregnant by another man.

Reports say that he was so distressed that he cried and felt physically ill. One can only imagine.

While Michael was accepting the difficult reality that his marriage was over, his ex-wife had other thoughts on her mind.

It was reported that Sarah questioned the baby’s maternity in light of the alleged kiss in the kitchen.

Allegedly, Sarah “thought the baby belonged to Sean.”

Sarah, by the way, is the very same ex who officiated Michael and Juliana’s wedding.

Even if the (secondhand) allegations that Juliana and Sean kissed in the kitchen were true, you don’t get pregnant from kissing alone.

It’s unclear why Sarah may have come to believe or suggest that Juliana was pregnant by Sean.

Meanwhile, Juliana has adamantly denied any claims of cheating.

(Even before these claims were reported, she had already told fans that she worried about backlash over how things ended, but assured them that she didn’t cheat)

Additionally, she stated that she already has “confirmation” that Ben, not Sean or Michael, is the father.

“It’s really sad that this family has nothing to use against me,” Juliana expressed to In Touch Weekly.

“And they are using my baby and making these stories about me,” she accused.

Juliana stated firmly: “I hope I never have to hear or see these people again.”

For the record, there’s no reason to believe that Sean — or Michael, for that matter — is responsible for Juliana’s pregnancy.

Earlier this week, Juliana shared a look at her sonogram, which was complete with the estimated age of the fetus.

If the fetus was 12 weeks and 4 days old on January 17, we’re looking at a conception day around October 23 … when she was in Europe.

That’s not the only reason that the paternity accusations against Juliana seem to be bogus.

It’s hard to think of a reason, aside from anger and bitterness, that someone would stir the pot by suggesting any of this.

We hope that everyone can heal and move on from this — especially Juliana. We wish her and Ben happiness and a safe pregnancy.

Ronald Smith: Tiffany is LYING! We’re Not Back Together!

This week, Tiffany Franco announced that she is reconciling with Ronald Smith.

The estranged spouses split late last summer, but have a long history of reconciling despite messy breakups.

90 Day Fiance fans were in for a surprise, however, in the aftermath of Tiffany’s big news.

Ronald says that this “reconciliation” is news to him, denying that they are back together.

Ronald Smith calms down, says that his feelings are hurt

As we reported, Tiffany Franco broke the apparent news this week.

She shared that she and Ronald Smith, her husband, had gotten back together.

“Yes, we have,” Tiffany claimed in a short statement.

Tiffany then alleged: “We are working on our family at this time.”

That was not hearsay, a report based upon inside sources, or speculation.

The 90 Day Fiance alum herself reported on the state of her marriage.

Ronald Smith - yes (admits to using Daniel to make them stay longer)

Obviously, the story made the rounds on social media.

Though they have split and reconciled many times (we have lost count, if we’re being honest), it is still news.

Ronald clearly saw one of the headlines on Instagram … and responded in a comment.

Ronald Smith to Tiffany Franco - don't come BLEEP talk BLEEP

“Wait, what did I miss?” Ronald wrote from his Instagram account in a comment below a screenshot of the article.

“Um,” he warned, “In Touch Weekly is in for a rude awakening.”

“Because, um, ja, I’m not aware of this, no no,” Ronald alleged.

Ronald Smith IG denies reconciliation 20 January 2022

First, we want to clarify that accounts do get hacked or otherwise misused all of the time.

While his comment was still up late on Thursday, January 20, it’s technically possible that his phone was stolen and misused.

It seems most likely, however, that both Tiffany and Ronald are speaking for themselves … but clearly, not for each other.

People were already wondering about the alleged reconciliation news because of Ronald’s Instagram.

While he has yet to make a post formally debunking the claim, there are obvious signs that suggest that he’s not with Tiffany.

Namely, there are still photos of his new girlfriend plastered all over his page.

Ronald Smith and Lauren Fraser 04

Tiffany has claimed that they are back together and working on their family.

Ronald has countered this by alleging that it is untrue.

Unless there is a massive miscommunication, these are mutually exclusive statements.

The most likely explanation is that someone is lying for some unknown reason.

Generally speaking, if one person says that they are still together and another says that they are not, the latter is being truthful.

However, there are obvious exceptions, so let’s quickly speculate about some possibilities while we wait for Tiffany and Ronald to clarify.

The first and most obvious possibility is that Tiffany is, for whatever reason, deliberately lying.

This would mean that she contacted In Touch Weekly and fibbed to them, blowing her credibility to even describe her own marriage.

Is that what happened? It seems unlikely, but let’s look at possible motives.

The first possible motive for Tiffany to potentially lie would be to somehow sabotage Ronald’s life, to make problems for him and his girlfriend.

(That is, assuming that he and Lauren Fraser are still together … there are a lot of unknowns lingering in the air right now)

If Ronald were dating and a girlfriend heard this, she might think that Ronald is secretly betraying her and break things off.

There is a much more mundane potential motive: if Tiffany wanted to draw attention to her social media.

She, like countless 90 Day Fiance stars, is doing Instagram endorsements.

If she can draw in more views, she could potentially make more money. A banal motive, but worth mentioning.

But what if Tiffany is telling the truth and Ronald is not?

How would that even work?

Well, one potential and purely hypothetical scenario could be that Ronald was doing damage control.

Ronald Smith and Lauren Fraser 07

Remember when Ronald first went public with his new romance last year?

Tiffany shared that she and Ronald had recently had a naked video chat together.

The implication was that he might be cheating on his girlfriend … with his wife.

Ronald Smith IG Live debunking/clapping back at ex

One could conceivably imagine where Ronald might have been wanting for company and had another amorous chat with Tiffany.

He could potentially, in this speculated situation, have said anything that he thought Tiffany might want to hear to get her clothes off.

Ronald gets his nut and goes to sleep happy, and Tiffany shares the news.

Ronald Smith - last night I was mad as hell with Tiffany

It could even have happened more than once before Tiffany decided that it was time to speak up.

Well, if Ronald hadn’t actually broken up with his girlfriend and didn’t genuinely intend to patch things up with Tiffany, he might go into panic mode.

There’s no non-messy outcome, but this piece of conjecture is particularly messy.

It’s weird that he hasn’t made a post one way or the other since that comment.

You would think that he would loudly debunk Tiffany’s claim in a more public arena.

Or, you would think that he would delete his comment calling his wife a liar. Certainly not just do nothing.

Ronald Smith kisses Tiffany Franco in South Africa

There has been buzz on social media that perhaps Ronald, no matter the situation, had been drinking when he left the comment.

While that’s always possible, we should remember that people can write weirdly without the assistance of alcohol.

We hope that we soon understand Tiffany and Ronald’s whole situation, because Daniel and Carley deserve better than this mess.

Juliana Custodio Denies Cheating on Michael Jessen with His Ex-Wife’s Husband

Last November, more than a month after confirming her split from Michael Jessen, Juliana Custodio had big news.

She is pregnant, especting her first child with her boyfriend, Ben.

A startling new allegation accuses Juliana of having cheated with Michael’s ex-wife’s new husband.

There is even an accusation that Juliana’s baby might be his, and not her new man’s.

In Touch Weekly spoke to multiple sources who have some shocking claims about Juliana Custodio.

According to them, 25-year-old Juliana was seen “making out” with 39-year-old Sean Naso.

This was “in the kitchen” of the Connecticut home that they shared with Michael Jessen, his ex, Sarah, and the kids, Max and Cece.

Allegedly, this went down during a farewell party thrown for Juliana.

That was in September of 2021, before Juliana left on her trip to Europe.

It was also before she and Michael announced their split to the world.

In November, Juliana announced that she and her boyfriend, who goes by Ben Obscura on Instagram, were expecting.

This announcement came “in response” to a phone call that Juliana had with Michael, an inside source alleged to In Touch Weekly.

Reportedly, Michael had “asked her to give their marraige another chance.”

“And,” the insider continued, Michael had “asked for six months of therapy” to try to mend their bond in marriage counseling.

This was already more than a month after their breakup had gone public.

Per the source, “24 hours later, they announced their relationship and pregnancy.”

According to the report, Michael’s ex Sarah raised questions about the baby’s paternity shortly after the news broke.

An additional insider confirmed that Sarah “thought the baby belonged to Sean.”

While it’s certainly unclear if there’s any evidence that an actual affair took place, it sounds like Sarah believed that there was one.

“Michael was in shock and devastated,” the previous source characterized.

“He didn’t want to believe that Juliana would stoop that low,” the insider claimed, “and betray his trust.”

According to the second source, Michael first heard about Juliana’s pregnancy “the same way everyone else in the world did.”

That means that Michael checked Instagram, saw Juliana post excitedly about being pregnant, and that’s how he found out.

“Michael was physically ill,” the insider described, “and wept.”

The source added that Michael was “stunned” and “felt dizzy with confusion and disbelief.”

However, it is important to emphasize that these claims come from unidentified sources who claim to have knowledge, albeit anonymously.

Meanwhile, Juliana has denied any claims of cheating.

She also affirmed that she has “confirmation” that Ben, not Sean or Michael, is the father.

“It’s really sad that this family has nothing to use against me,” she began in a statement.

“And they are using my baby and making these stories about me,” Juliana expressed to In Touch Weekly.

On a sad note, she stated: “I hope I never have to hear or see these people again.”

It’s important to note that the baby daddy scandal appears to be nonsense, based upon what little evidence we have.

The sonogram that Juliana shared was dated on January 17, and lists the gestational age of the fetus as 12 weeks and 4 days.

We’re talking about late October — around the 23rd — when Juliana was already in Europe.

It’s a real shame that was once a fan-favorite couple praised for genuine love have had such bitterness after breaking up.

We should all remember that, for all of the dirty tricks that 90 Day Fiance pulls with creative editing, these are real people with real lives.

Real life can be messy, emotions can be complicated and undesirable, and breakups can be painful.

Tiffany Franco and Ronald Smith Back Together After Ugliest Breakup Yet

Here at THG, we have tracked the many breakups and reconciliations of many 90 Day Fiance couples.

When it comes to these two, we have genuinely lost count.

Late last summer, Tiffany Franco and Ronald Smith broke up, blasting accusations at each other. Ronald even got a new girlfriend.

Now, the husband and wife have announced that they are back together once more. Heaven help us all.

Tiffany Franco spoke to In Touch Weekly to confirm that, despite all odds, she and Ronald have gotten back together.

“Yes we have,” she revealed.

Tiffany added: “We are working on our family at this time.”

Tiffany is from the United States. Ronald is from South Africa, where he still resides.

The two have been married for years, despite numerous breakups following the wedding.

They have two children: Daniel, Tiffany’s son, and their daughter, Carley.

Tiffany initially made the journey to South Africa with Daniel to see if they could raise her family in South Africa.

Pregnant by Ronald Smith, Tiffany was leery of leaving her own family behind for an unfamiliar country.

She did end up marrying Ronald. Ronald also formed a famously close bond with Daniel.

However, Tiffany also came to realize that she absolutely could not raise her family in South Africa.

It was not only that Ronald’s area of the country had issues with crime, litter, and less-than-ideal vibes for raising a family.

The economy of South Africa has struggled for decades — not yet recovering from international sanctions brought against the country’s infamous apartheid policies.

The couple resolved to raise their family together in the United States.

Ronald would be seeking a marital visa, rather than a K-1 visa, because they were already married.

However, the detail about South Africa’s economy impacted more about their marriage than where they planned to live.

Ronald, somewhat infamously, does not have much in the way of employment.

On the one hand, it is absolutely and genuinely difficult to find steady, let alone well-paying, employment for many South Africans.

But many do get real jobs. And some of Ronald’s financial choices have been mind-boggling to see a father make.

Ronald Smith on his freshly fixed up motorcycle

Ronald’s impulse-buying caused problems in two ways.

First, it made Tiffany feel that he was not supporting their family or responsible with what little money he had.

Second, the more that he bought in South Africa, the less it seemed like he was planning on reuniting with their family in America.

Financial worries, the logistics of an international move, and long-distance relationships can wear on any couple.

There were also major dispositional issues that have haunted these two.

Namely, that Ronald has an inexcusably poor temper and lashes out angrily, like a child.

Ronald Smith - know your place

We cannot say that we always agree with Tiffany — far from it — but nothing excuses speaking to a fellow human being like Ronald speaks to his wife.

It’s not all of the time, but that does not matter.

Yes, they both go all in when they break up and speak out on social media, but Ronald speaks to Tiffany with dripping hostility while they’re together.

Ronald Smith - hello, here's your luggage

One hopes that Daniel does not get the impression that it’s okay to treat people, or be treated, like Ronald treats Tiffany.

However, behind the scenes, Tiffany seems to have her own villainous moments.

Rather than verbal abuse and rampant immaturity, she has been accused of lying about Ronald’s visa process.

Tiffany Franco has great news about Ronald's visa

Meanwhile, after their breakup last summer, Ronald moved on.

He found himself a new girlfriend, and the two had some steamy adventures.

They plastered their PDA all over the internet … which was not super mature or chill of Ronald.

Tiffany has made her own poor choices, including being seen multiple times spending time with 90 Day Fiance villain Angela Deem.

Angela is not just an antagonist on camera — she is, in many ways, a bad person.

Numerous 90 Day Fiance fans expressed feelings of confusion and betrayal to see her voluntarily spend time with someone so rotten and vile.

However, defenders spoke up for Tiffany, noting that she shouldn’t be subjected to guilt-by-association.

Besides, the friendship might be out of a sense of obligation to the franchise.

Awful though she may be, Angela is ratings gold, and Tiffany may have felt that she had little choice but to “kiss the ring,” so to speak.

It’s sad to see Tiffany and Ronald once again make such an unwise decision as to reconcile.

As individuals, they both have likable qualities, but their history proves that they are a toxic couple making themselves miserable for no reason.

We’d love for them to have a happily ever after, but that’s not realistic. Their personalities won’t allow it.

Is Ben Rathbun Being Catfished on 90 Day Fiance? Mahogany Roca Might Be Real

On this season’s newest episode of 90 Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days, viewers finally got to “meet” Ben Rathbun.

He’s a divorced dad. He’s a fitness model. He insists that he’s not in a midlife crisis. He’s a cult survivor.

Ben’s girlfriend is a 24-year-old girl named Mahogany who lives in Panama, never video chats, and edits her photos beyond recognition.

Cyber-sleuth superfans think that they tracked down the “real” Mahogany, but things just get weirder from there.

Ben Rathbun shows off his figure

When Ben Rathbun introduced himself, it was only on the sixth episode of the season.

Viewers got their first glimpse of him as he showed off his incredibly fit body.

It was his fitness modeling that led him to “meet” Mahogany, but he had a long journey before that.

Ben Rathbun used to be a pastor in a cult

Ben grew up in a toxic, repressive cult.

Despite marrying (very young) and becoming a pastor in that cult, he and his wife eventually escaped.

They divorced, but at least they and their children got out. His ex-wife, Ben says, holds bitterness about that divorce.

Ben Rathbun fixes up motor cycle, insists he's not having a midlife crisis

Ben is 52 years old, rides a motorcycle, and believes that he is in an online relationship with a 24-year-old.

Despite that, he insists that he is not having a midlife crisis.

But as he explains Mahogany, it’s clear that there is much more going on than a man trying to make up for lost time.

Ben Rathbun shares messages with Mahogany

Ben apparently met Mahogany on social media after he began posting modeling photos.

According to him, dating has been difficult because most women do not want to pursue a relationship with him after learning that he won’t have sex until marriage.

Mahogany, he assures everyone, is different, and shares his devout Christian faith and desire to remain chaste.

Ben Rathbun sits down for lunch with friends

Ben met with some friends on camera to tell them about his relationship.

His friends are clearly pretty leery of his mysterious online girlfriend whom he’s never met.

His friend Jessica has a particularly enjoyable reaction when hearing that Mahogany only recently turned 24.

Jessica reacts correctly to Ben Rathbun dating a 24-year-old

Ben has never video chatted with Mahogany due to alleged “shyness.”

(That’s fine for many online people … but not if you’re making concrete plans to meet up)

As evidence that she is “real,” Ben shows a short and heavily filtered video of Mahogany.

Ben Rathbun shows his friends a totally legit Mahogany video

Absolutely none of this is adding up to sound like a real person.

Heavily filtered photos, no video chatting, one short and filtered video, and a huge age gap?

Ben has been catfished before — by a Nigerian man — and his friends know that he is desperate for companionship.

Jessica to Ben Rathbun - this does not add up

They ask the most obvious question: has this alleged girl asked for money?

Ben blushes and laughs, which is never a good sign, admitting that she has.

He tries to say that since the $1,000 is a “loan,” it’s different, but his friends shut down that attempt.

why yes Ben Rathbun did "loan" Mahogany $1000

Here’s the thing: 90 Day Fiance has shown real catfishes before, but also fake catfishes.

After all, whatever Lana was really up to with David Murphey, she was a real human being … they just waited to show her.

Editing is a powerful tool, and can make smart people appear foolish — making fools out of viewers in the process.

Reddit comments about Mahogany Roca

A Reddit post reported to have found someone who appears to be Mahogany.

At the very least, this tells us that there are photos of this girl outside of Ben’s DMs.

It doesn’t tell us whether or not she’s real. And it also makes it appear that she is lying to Ben pretty blatantly.

Mahogany Roca Facebook photos

On Facebook, there is an account under the name Mahogany Roca.

It’s social media, so the entire thing could be a dummy account created to find dupes like Ben in the first place.

The filtered-beyond-recognition photos are certainly consistent with the borderline-inhuman photos that we’ve seen of Mahogany so far.

FB comments to Mahogany Roca (her replies deleted)

Mahogany appears to have since deleted several comments, including one in which she told a commenter that she is 22 years old.

Ben’s story would have been filmed last year, so that would make her 21 or 22 at the time, not freshly 24 like Ben believes.

Mahogany also lists herself as “single” on social media. So … what should we believe about all of this?

super filtered photo of Mahogany Roca

Anyone could take a series of photos of themselves, of a friend, of a model, doctor them heavily, and create fake social media profiles.

These profiles could then be used to generate the illusion of a real person, to lure gullible people into giving them attention, money, and more.

We have no idea if Ben ever meets Mahogany or if she really exists, but now we can at least see the dubious accounts that she used to speak with him.

Varya Malina Keeps Trying to Make Fans Sympathize with Geoffrey Paschel

While convicted abuser Geoffrey Paschel awaits sentencing, Varya Malina has gone mask-off in support of him.

Though Geoffrey is behind bars where he belongs, Varya continues to attempt to spin his image favorably.

She has even dragged down other 90 Day Fiance cast members with her.

Varya’s latest stab at rehabilitating Geoffrey in the public eye involves an emotional message the he sent from jail.

In June of 2019, Geoffrey Paschel was arrested following the brutal domestic assault against his then-fiancee, a fourth grade teacher.

Her face and body were covered in gruesome injuries, her blood smeared throughout the house.

In October of 2021, after ample evidence including her courageous testimony was presented at trial, Geoffrey was convicted.

Geoffrey Paschel found guilty of domestic assault

Ever have a friend who seems great, but her boyfriend or husband sucks so much that you reconsider how you view her?

That, for countless 90 Day Fiance fans, is Varya Malina.

Pity for what Geoffrey put her through on screen has turned to disgust in recent months over her unwavering support for the convicted abuser.

Kristen Wilson injuries photos from Geoffrey Paschel trial

Initially, when Geoffrey was convicted, Varya fled Instagram, either out of shame or to avoid backlash.

Unfortunately, she made the unwise and frankly immoral decision to return to the platform and shower him with open support.

As we noted, Varya dragged others down with her, including Natalie Mordovtseva.

Geoffrey Pashcel mug

Geoffrey’s sentencing hearing was initially scheduled for December 3, just about two months after his conviction.

However, like his trial before it, the sentencing was postponed.

Currently expected for February, Geoffrey’s sentencing hearing awaits — and he faces a minimum of 12 years behind bars.

Varya Malina NYE still with Geoffrey Paschel photo

Varya has seemingly taken up as Geoffrey’s courier of messages as well as his champion.

Recently, she shared a glimpse at the gravesite of Geoffrey’s late son, Kazhem, who passed away in 2018.

Varya shared that she had decorated the tombstone with a Christmas tree.

Varya Malina IG shares Geoffrey message from jail

Varya shared a look at where a critic who perceived the behavior as ghoulish had called her “disgusting.”

However, Varya shared an emotional message from Geoffrey that was clearly sent from behind bars.

Geoffrey was expressing gratitude for what she had done and affirming his love for Varya.

Varya Malina IG shares pic of Geoffrey Paschel in jail

Varya has also shared glimpses of Geoffrey on her social media.

Some are throwbacks while others are rare looks at him during his incarceration.

Even if Geoffrey cannot post himself, it seems that the 90 Day Fiance world cannot escape reminders of him.

Geoffrey Paschel speaks at home

Hopefully, that will change some time after his sentencing.

While Geoffrey faces a minimum of 12 years behind bars, he could potentially face much more time.

Geoffrey has been accused by multiple exes (including two ex-wives) of this kind of brutality, but that is unlikely to factor into the sentence.

Geoffrey Paschel at trial

As for Varya, it’s not that people think that Varya is just as bad for supporting Geoffrey as Geoffrey is for being up a woman he once claimed to love.

Guilt by association is not the same as real guilt, and abusers like Geoffrey are often talented manipulators and liars.

However, it is crushingly disappointing to see Varya — or anyone — stand by this monster, particularly after he was convicted by a jury of his peers.

Alina Kasha Canceled? 90 Day Fiance Fans Unearth Racist Social Media Posts

Many viewers of 90 Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days are invested in Alina Kasha and Caleb Greenwood’s future.

Their friends-to-lovers storyline is compelling. Caleb is eccentric, Alina is disabled, and Elijah is a delight.

Right now, a number of fans are calling for Alina to be fired from the franchise.

It has nothing to do with her on-screen behavior and everything to do with her old, racist tweets.

Alina Kasha still needs to tell Caleb her secret before it's too late

On screen, Alina Kasha seems relatable, funny, and horny.

While some elements of the fandom dislike her because she’s a woman and because she speaks about her sexual desires, most viewers liked her.

Liked, past tense … because of recent jarring revelations about her.

Alina Kasha introduces herself on 90 Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days

In 2015, Alina Kasha took to social media to share her makeup job, but it was not a “glam” look.

She wore a fake beard, drawn on with either marker or makeup brush, with her eyebrows matching, alongside a bandana.

While she (thankfully) did not include Blackface, her caption was nearly as vile.

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“Yo n—a gotta do sum gold diggin,'” she captioned the photo.

At the time, she did write the N-word using the letter Q in place of the letter G.

Whether that makes it better, or simply shows that she knew that what she was doing was wrong, is a troubling thought.

Alina Kasha FB n-word party "only in Russia"

In 2014, in a Facebook post, Alina did not even use the letter Q, writing out the racial slur repeatedly.

She had, she wrote, been invited to a “n—a party,” which she joked could happen “only in Russia.”

Her description of the “party,” with numerous references to Black skin and hair, sounds so repulsively vile that it’s difficult reading.

Alina Kasha (preview) was living with her ex

Initially, Alina denied that the screenshots circulated were genuine, accusing critics of using photoshop.

It is possible that she genuinely did not realize that the screenshots were genuine at first.

Since then, however, Alina has clearly come to understand that they were very real and very wrong.

Alina Kasha IG apology for racist posts

“I sincerely want to apologize to those whose feelings have been hurt,” Alina wrote.

“I never intended to offend anyone,” she continued.

“I am and always will be against any form of discrimination,” Alina affirmed.

Alina Kasha dated her ex for six months, isn't telling everything

“My English is okay,” Alina understated, “but I am Russian, and there’s a lot of nuances that you learn over time.”

She explained that she had previously assumed that the N-word, with its -a suffix, was a word akin to “fella” and did not understand the history behind it.

Parts of what Alina is saying make a lot of sense. Parts of it do not.

Alina Kasha (preview) knows she has to tell Caleb

It is certainly the case that the vast majority of Russian citizens are not fully aware of the history of the N-word as a slur.

Truth be told, a shocking and shameful number of Americans — who live here! — sometimes struggle to understand slurs.

It seems that every time that a celebrity is rightfully shamed for using the n-word, a middle-aged white person has to ask “why” Black people can say it.

Alina Kasha is very honest with Caleb Greenwood about last night

In reality, this is easy to understand because that is how literally all slurs work.

If a slur against you is used by you, it is robbed of its social intent and historical weight and is not harmful.

Alina may understand this now but not then … but does that mean that she is off the hook?

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Well, no, and I say that as someone who is a big fan of Alina’s on-screen story this season.

First up, in 2015, she substituted the letter G with a Q, which seems to indicate that she understood that something was not okay.

Second, the intention behind both posts seems very linked to an extremely unflattering portrayal of Black people, and specifically Black Americans.

Alina Kasha (preview) wants a serious conversation

Alina is Russian, yes, so perhaps this just seemed like an edgy joke to her at the time and not like something despicable and hateful.

But I am a white person — in no position to offer Alina any kind of forgiveness or let her off the hook, because I am not the afflicted party.

While these are old social media posts — seven years old, now — the Black community is fully entitled to feel however they might about Alina.

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One thing that we can say with certainty is that, no matter what Alina knew in 2014 and 2015, her actions were not as bad as Baby Girl Lisa Hamme’s.

Why? Because Lisa is from the United States and could not plausibly “not know” what a slur is.

More to the point, because Lisa directly called her ex-husband, Usman Umar, the N-word, ending with the hard R.

Ximena Cuellar Warns Mike Berk: My Ex is a Hitman Who Threatened My Life!

From the premiere, fans have wondered what kind of future Mike Berk and Ximena Cuellar have together.

The 90 Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days Season 5 couple has a lot of differences, including a major language gap.

On the latest episode, Ximena followed up her tearful confession with a warning to Mike about a man from her past.

She once dated and briefly lived with a hitman. When she dumped him, he threatened her life.

On Season 5, Episode 6, Mike and Ximena were still working through some things.

Ximena had shared with Mike that her fallopian tubes had been severed and cauterized after her second C-section.

She’d thought that she’d never meet a guy worth having another kid with. Then she met Mike.

Ximena expressed certainty that there was no way that she could have children.

(Perhaps it’s just the language barrier, but tubal ligation prevents natural conception but not the implantation of an embryo)

Still, Ximena wanted to know if her difficult confession — long overdue — was a dealbreaker for Mike.

Mike had, very honestly, told her that he needed to give it some thought.

He had dreamt of having his own, biological, child.

But Mike told Ximena that he looked forward to helping her raise her children.

He understood how difficult this confession was for Ximena to make.

With this in mind, Mike did ask Ximena to agree to something.

Let there be no more secrets between them.

Ximena would keep that promise as the two spoke on a romantic vacation together.

Finally getting out of the house (where Ximena’s family lives), they got to have some real alone time in a gorgeous rental.

The view of the valley was stunning, but they were more focused upon each other.

Editors didn’t extend Mike and Ximena’s makeout session as memorably and uncomfortably as they did with other cast members.

After some not-so-public display of affection, the two soaked in the water and took in the ambiance.

But it was time for a serious discussion, as Mike hoped to learn more about Ximena’s past.

Mike of course wanted to know about the father of Ximena’s children, and what sor tof relationship she had with him.

It was not, she explained, a real or healthy relationship — she got pregnant by him, but that was it for her and her sons.

Ximena was young — and, at 24, still is. She experienced a lot of bad men in her life.

Another ex, Ximena revealed, turned out to be a hitman.

She did not know that he was — he was, she thought, just a tattoo artist as he appeared to be.

Just days after moving in with him, she realized what his true profession was.

Ximena broke up with him, which is when things got a lot worse and a lot scarier.

He sent her a voicemail telling her to treasure these next few days of her life, for they would be her last.

She sent the voicemail to a police officer, and has not heard from the hitman ex since.

Mike very naturally asked an important question, for himself and for viewers — was there a chance that this guy will go after them?

Ximena told him that there was not, because this all went down about two years ago, and she hasn’t heard from him.

That is honestly frightening. It is heartbreaking to think of how Ximena’s life has been before now.

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Big Ed Brown GHOSTED by Girlfriend in Mexico: It’s Over!!

We’d say that Kaory dodged a bullet, but in light of their date being interrupted by gunshots, that would be in poor taste.

Instead, we’ll just say that she clearly counted the red flags and knew when she had enough of Big Ed Brown.

Following Ed being so dang pushy and repeated requests that he stop, Kaory was a no-show for the next date.

There was no explanation. No breakup call or text. She ghosted Big Ed.

As you can see in this clip, Big Ed Brown’s recent push for Kaory to commit before she’s ready blew up in his face.

She asked him to “let it be” and finally demanded that he just be quiet.

That’s something that Ed, accused of rampant misogyny, manipulation, and worse, should hear more often.

“I thought it was nice that Ed opened his heart to me, but I think that a relationship is built,” Kaory expressed to the cameras.

“And to build it takes days, weeks, months, years,” she suggested.

A flustered Ed protested: “I’m trying to understand, I really am, but it’s really confusing.”

Ed explained to the cameras: “So I’m thinking to myself, ‘I’m into you, I like you, I think you’re into me, you know, let’s see where this can go.'”

We now know exactly where this can go, so to speak.

Despite obvious signs that Kaory was unhappy with him, Ed invited her to a romantic sunset cruise.

“I came to Mexico looking for love,” Ed claimed, “and I do think we can work this out.”

“I don’t want to give up because I’m getting older,” he insisted.

“I’m afraid I’m not going to meet the One,” Ed complained, “and if I can’t get an honest commitment from Kaory then this will be it for me.”

Of course, Kaory did not respond to any of Ed’s texts.

She also did not show up to take the boat ride.

Realizing that he had been ghosted, Ed took his mother on a considerably less romantic boat ride.

Ed was feeling the clock ticking and feared that mourning what might have been with Kaory would be a waste.

“I don’t have time, like, I want love now,” Ed told his mother.

“I want a partner that will enjoy this,” Ed explained. “I’m ready to meet the right person.”

“I might have failed with Kaory but I’m not going to give up,” Ed threatened to the cameras.

“Once you give up the fact that there’s somebody else out there that is your love, then life is over,” he wildly claimed.

“So, I never want to feel that way,” Ed insisted. “I never want to be that way.”

Just for the record, romantic love is not the be-all and end-all of a person’s life.

We don’t just mean platonic friendships or loving bonds with family, either.

At times, one cannot help but wonder if Ed is so desperate to find love because he does not sufficiently love himself.

That said, you know, it’s sort of difficult to feel sorry for the guy after witnessing how he chooses to treat women.

How he treated Rosemarie Vega, how he treated Liz Woods, and to a lesser extent, how he treated Kaory — those were all choices.

He is a grown man who chooses to be a terrible partner to these much-younger women whom he pursues. Quit it.

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Anna-Marie Campisi and Mursel Mistanoglu Expecting First Child Together!

In 2019, the 90 Day Fiance world watched as a couple’s love of beekeeping blossomed into something more.

Anna-Marie Campisi married Mursel Mistanoglu after both had endeared themselves to viewers.

Now, they have exciting news that is sure to have fans buzzing.

Anna-marie and Mursel are expecting their first child together!

On Sunday, January 16, Anna-Marie Campisi took to Instagram with a delightful announcement.

“Mursel and I are super excited to announce that we are expecting a little boy this May!” she wrote. ‘

The beloved beekeeper detailed: “We are currently 22 weeks.”

Anna-Marie Campisi and Mursel Mistanoglu IG pregnancy announcement

Anna added a tag suggesting that they expect their little one to be a future beekeeper.

They even showed off a onesie indicating just that expectation.

While their future wee one will have many options in life, if beekeeping is their path, they’ll have plenty of support from Anna and Mursel.

Anna-Marie Campisi and Mursel Mistanoglu ultrasound pic

The post also included a look at a very detailed sonogram image.

Naturally, support and encouragement poured in from fans as well as from other cast members of the franchise.

From David Toborowsky to Ashley Martson to Julia Trubkina, everyone made it clear how happy they are.

Anyone expecting to see baby bump photos or similar has another thing coming, however.

Anna previously learned that she is no longer able to successfully carry a baby.

For that reason, she and Mursel are using a gestational carrier — colloquially known as a surrogate.

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“I’m feeling so emotional right now!” Anna wrote on Instagram in July of 2021.

“Our 3 embryos are being carried to Ukraine today,” she revealed.

“And,” Anna announced, “we are signing with our surrogate today.”

Anna with Mursel  (90 Day Fiance S7)

“Keep us in your prayers!” Anna asked of her fans and followers.

Any kind of surrogacy, including a gestational carrier, can be complicated.

In addition to the expense, there are risks involved — from emotionally charged conversations to placing a lot of trust in a stranger.

Traditional surrogacy involves the carrier’s egg being implanted with the hopeful parent’s sperm.

This is often used in situations when one partner is entirely barren and without viable eggs.

A gestational carrier is a more recent system in which a viable embryo is conceived in a lab and then implanted.

Mursel hugs Anna (90 Day Fiance S7)

In this system, the child will have Anna’s egg and Mursel’s sperm, being their genetic child.

The only difference is that this future beekeeper is growing in someone else’s uterus.

Perhaps one day, the artificial wombs that have thus far been used to incubate sheep can perform this service. For now, it requires paying a stranger.

Mursel Mistanoglu hears from his family

Anna and Mursel actually brought viewers along on their journey in an episode of 90 Day Diaries in June of 2021.

On that episode, we saw them visit a fertility doctor.

This was clearly a difficult process for them, but we are so happy that they have found success.

Mursel Mistanoglu makes a difficult call

Anna-Marie is already a parent, of course, which very memorably caused ripples — with Mursel concerned that his more traditional family would not approve.

Having children with a new partner can be complicated for everyone involved, especially for existing kids.

But we’re confident that this loving hive has room for one more.

Jasmine Pineda SCREAMS at Gino Palazzolo for Making Her "Look Crazy" on 90 Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days (Recap)

Somehow, it took half a dozen episodes for 90 Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days to introduce part of its cast.

But the introduction of Ben Rathbun and his wild backstory was only part of the drama on Season 5, Episode 6.

Gino and Jasmine are still recovering from Gino’s aggressively thoughtless lack of gifts.

It’s Jasmine’s turn to be the villain, as she works herself up into a tearful screaming fit over … paint colors.

The show introduces Ben, a 52-year-old fitness model and a cult survivor who believes that he is dating a 24-year-old.

However, he seems to be the only person who doesn’t think that he’s being catfished by Mahogany.

Caleb and Alina wake up the morning after, discussing how their sleeping together was fun but also a learning experience.

Alina dishes to Elijah, who then reminds her that she has something important to tell Caleb — or he will.

Kimberly goes with Usman to where he’s going to film the music video for “Zara,” and he still hasn’t confessed who the song is about.

But issues arise on set, and Kimberly is not the cause of the problems. In fact, she helps fix some of them.

Memphis opens up to Hamza about her tragic childhood story.

She then learns that he has been lying to her about his age, and wonders what other nasty surprises are in store.

Finally, Mike and Ximena are still processing their last conversation, and she asks if he regrets coming to Colombia since she can’t have more kids.

When they finally get some real alone time, however, she has some scary news to share.

1. Gino Palazzolo and Jasmine Pineda

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In the aftermath of Gino visiting Jasmine for Christmas but not actually having any gifts for her (except for an electric toothbrush and a pregnancy test), things are tense. Jasmine has a very fit body and goes to work out while Gino, as instructed, sits and watches.

2. Jasmine knows how Gino can redeem himself

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She has planned a romantic vacation for the two of them, and everything is set … except for the money. She wants Gino, who has been out of work for about seven months, to pay the $2,500.

3. Jasmine brings up his exes

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Apparently, he took various trips with his ex-wife and others. Jasmine is wildly insecure that Gino has ever been in any relationship, ever, and clearly feels like she is still competing with these ghosts from his past.

4. Gino agrees to it

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Whether they had planned this beforehand or Gino really was that desperate to please her, he agrees … at which point, Jasmine praises him for being “obedient.”

5. Jasmine wants something else

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She wants Gino to purge his home of every trace of his ex, right down the paint on the walls.

6. SHE wants to pick the wall color!

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While it is not unusual to want some input in what color the walls are, Jasmine’s argument is pretty unique. She thinks that she has earned the right to paint his walls because she has fellated him more times in the past few days than his ex did in seven years. Yes, that’s what she says.

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Memphis Smith Discovers Hamza Lied AGAIN on 90 Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days

Viewers are still unsure of what to think of these two as this season of 90 Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days unfolds.

Even before Memphis arrived in Tunisia, Hamza lied to her about her sleeping arrangements.

She took that in stride, even if it led to the two getting busted by Hamza’s mom. Awkward!

Now, Memphis is learning that Hamza has been lying to her all along — about something as basic as his age.

Memphis Smith is a 34-year-old woman. She is a mother of two young children.

She is not generally in an age range or a place in life where she expects to have to hide her sexual activity from someone’s parents.

In fact, as a mom, she’s probably more accustomed to hiding things from her kids.

When Memphis flew out to Tunisia, she did not realize that she would have to sneak around like a teenager with strict parents.

Hamza had not told her that his mother, Hayet, wanted them to not share the same room.

In fact, she hoped that they would avoid sex altogether until getting married — something that he was not too keen on.

Memphis was nonetheless happy to abide by Hayet’s wishes while staying under her roof.

She didn’t understand why Hamza didn’t want to just go to a hotel during her visit.

But she was intent upon keeping her future mother-in-law happy and making a good impression.

Hamza — and his penis — had other ideas.

He clearly invited himself into his room (where Memphis was staying, while he was supposed to crash on the couch) for a hookup.

Hayet found out, it was deeply awkward, and Memphis found the sex disappointing.

Memphis has had relationships in the past where she let a lack of sexual compatibility slide, but did not want to do that again.

Apparently Hamza only boned her for a short time, but explained that he only nutted quickly because he hadn’t had sex in so long.

To the cameras, Hamza just said that Memphis was too sexy for him to hold back.

But on Season 5, Episode 6 of 90 Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days, Memphis is in for another surprise.

As the scene in this sneak peek clip begins, Memphis reacts to Hamza’s real age.

He had told her that he was 28. The truth, his family reveals, is that he is 26.

“Earlier, Hamza’s sister and I are having a conversation and she happened to say, ‘Yeah, Hamza is three years older than me,'” Memphis explains.

She continues: “I said, ‘How old are you?’ She’s like, ’23 and Hamza is 26!’ I thought that Hamza recently turned 28.”

Memphis confesses: “I feel like he kind of betrayed me in a way, because who wants to be lied to?” 

“He told me that last year that he just turned 28,” Memphis tells Hamza’s mother and sister.

“So, he lied,” she continues. “What else is he not telling the truth about?”

Memphis explains the problem: “So you lied. And we have plans to what, go to the embassy tomorrow and do marriage papers?”

“Now, I don’t know how I feel about that because you lied.” Memphis expresses.

She tells him that she needs some time to think about this.

After all, this is a man who barely speaks her language but has used it to deliberately lie to her more than once.

Hamza’s mother is Team Hamza on this, thinking that Memphis is blowing it out of proportion.

Perhaps it is because the small discrepency in his age strikes her as a little white lie and ultimately harmless.

It is indicative of immaturity and, combined with his other fibs, dishonesty that could be a dealbreaker for Memphis.

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Alina Kasha Fears One Guilty Secret Will Ruin Romance with Caleb Greenwood

One of the most talked-about couples on 90 Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days crossed a relationship milestone.

As viewers watched with varying levels of discomfort, Alina and Caleb got hot and heavy.

In the aftermath of the scene that some fans felt went too far, Alina dishes to Elijah about taking Caleb for a ride.

She’s more attached to Caleb than ever … but worried that a guilty secret will ruin things.

On what we assume is the morning after her steamy makeout session with Caleb Greenwood, Alina Kasha goes out with Elijah.

(Just a reminder that nobody’s mad that Alina and Caleb hooked up, it was just weird that editors made the scene last more than two minutes)

Once situated, they order, thank their Turkish waiter, and this 90 Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days sneak peek is all set for Alina to spill.

Elijah asks Alina for details about how last night went.

After all, he was not part of the dinner beforehand, where Caleb and Alina met with Maria.

But he knows that things went down, and he’s right.

Alina describes a “spicy” makeout session, equating it to Tabasco.

(Tabasco is a little controversial due to its vinegar content — some people swear by it, others hate it)

It’s interesting to hear two Russians use a Louisiana-based hot sauce for comparison.

Was it just kissing?

That’s what the cameras and production crew saw before they finally left the room, but Elijah suspects that more went down.

He was right, Alina confirms.

As Alina puts it, she “took a ride on his disco stick.”

While that Lady Gaga reference is now about 13 years old, we all understand its meaning.

When Alina adds that she “literally” did this, it begins to sound like she was on top.

Good for her!

That is more or less Elijah’s sentiment as he congratulates his bestie.

Alina deserves good things, he knows, and he’s happy that she’s gotten this far.

As one can imagine, Alina is now feeling more attached to Caleb than ever before, and she admits as much.

She wants more commitment from Caleb, more serious conversation about where they’re headed as a couple.

She says that Caleb seems to want to postpone serious talks about where things stand.

Elijah asks why she’s telling him this instead of Caleb.

He’s right.

But Alina has a very good reason for not yet feeling comfortable with the idea of pressuring Caleb.

As Elijah well knows, there is something that Alina has not told Caleb.

This secret is weighing on her, and the longer that she waits to tell Caleb, the worse that she feels.

Until she comes clean, she would feel hypocritical or worse for pressuring him to open up.

Caleb gives Alina a very knowing look.

It’s the kind of eyebrow raise that a friend gives to a friend when they know what the right thing to do is.

There is an unspoken understanding here. But Alina makes sure that viewers understand, too.

“My ex and I, we were still together at the time that things were getting serious with Caleb and I,” Alina tells the camera.

“We actually lived together and I hid this fact from Caleb,” she confesses.

“I didn’t tell Caleb,” Alina explains, “because I didn’t want him to back off so I ended up just not telling him at all.”

How long can Alina realistically keep this up?

Elijah asks her, to which she replies that it’s not that she’s intentionally keeping it a secret.

She is just not brave enough, she admits, to tell Caleb.

Elijah suggests that he could always talk to Caleb for her.

This is the kind of offer that is also a threat, but not really intended as either.

Instead, it’s meant as encouragement for Alina — a reminder that she absolutely cannot avoid telling Caleb forever.

Though she is afraid to follow through, Alina acknowledges that Caleb deserves to know.

It’s not ruinous or a dealbreaker, probably, but they can’t move forward and have an honest relationship with this lie hanging over them.

Plus, obviously, if neither Alina nor Elijah tell Caleb, he’ll see it many months later (now) when all of this airs.

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Caleb Greenwood and Alina Kasha Makeout Marathon: Did 90 Day Fiance Cross a Line?

On Season 5, Episode 5 of 90 Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days, Caleb and Alina got hot and heavy for the first time.

After thirteen years of friendship, they took things to the next level.

Viewers concerned about how Caleb was reacting to Alina’s disability suddenly found themselves with a whole new worry:

Why in the frick-frack were producers and cameras in the room with them for so long? 

Infamously, Alina Kasha did not get the kisses and snuggles that she had hoped for when Caleb Greenwood first arrived.

He was tired from his long flight, felt gross, and promptly fell asleep.

The next evening, he was in a much more kissy mood — and that carried over into the next morning.

The kissing went on after Alina joined Caleb, who is very active and fitness-oriented, in working out.

This was also the episode when the wild rumors that Alina had “catfished” Caleb by “hiding” her disability were quashed.

Alina and Caleb were more focused on their upcoming dinner with her friend, Maria.

Maria brought up some valid fears — worried that Alina would be a vacation fling for Caleb, not a serious romance.

While there were tense moments at dinner, one thing at least was very clear when they returned to the hotel:

Alina and Caleb were barely getting started when it came to kissing.

Caleb and Alina began making out in the hotel room.

The kissing was reasonably tame (if the audio was a little loud — as much editing as this show gets, that was a deliberate choice).

Once Caleb helped Alina get her shoes off, however, things were dialed up a notch or two.

The kisses grew in intensity, with Alina’s hands exploring under Caleb’s shirt.

Normally, we see moments like this and think of how extremely awkward it must be to do this on camera.

In this case, looking at the two of them, it at times seems like they kept forgetting about the production crew in the room.

Alina had of course seen her hunky boyfriend shirtless before.

But she had a special gleam in her eye as she leaned back and watched as Caleb removed his shirt.

Clearly, the unveiling of his torso was a sight to behold … and then they got right back to it.

The kissing resumed, this time with Caleb’s tiddies out.

The audio was merciless — with their mics catching every smacking sound involved in kissing.

While it would make for very boring pornography, it was nonetheless unusually spicy for reality television.

We also have to emphasize how prolonged this scene was.

Starting very strictly from the moment that they began kissing in the room and ending at the end of the scene, we’re talking more than two minutes.

There were no interruptions or breaks. It was just kissing and kissing and kissing.

“Does it feel kinda weird to you?” Alina asked, self-consciously.

Caleb confessed to her that the only thing that felt weird to him was that they hadn’t done this before.

Thrilled by his answer, she asked him to get the lights, and the kissing resumed in the dark until the camera (mercifully) cut out.

Nobody’s angry with Alina and Caleb for getting it on, but it was a lot to handle.

We’re accustomed to NSFW moments, from Angela Deem flashing the stage to other cast members sharing some excessive information about what has gone down.

But for the episode to drag out this scene for so long was, ironically, a real turn-off for some viewers.

To be completely clear, this was not Caleb and Alina’s fault.

Normally, a scene like that might be edited down to under a minute, and possibly much less than that.

Production just did what they always do — filming what was happening. It was editing that decided to make this scene so lengthy.

Speaking of lengthy, the preview makes it clear that they did a lot more than kiss that night.

Alina can be heard telling her friend Elijah that she rode Caleb into the sunset, so to speak.

We’re very happy for them. We hope that prolonged, uncomfortable makeouts don’t become a huge thing on this show — no matter how hot the cast may be.

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