Monday, October 19, 2015

90 Day Fiance - 10/17/15

Here's a recap of the 10/17/15 episode of 90 Day Fiance:

Alexei & Loren

Alexei & Loren met with her parents, who seemed happy for them but concerned about the situation. Living with each other, and her parents, could cause quite a strain.

Later, Alexei stated that he'd like the pair to get their own place. Alexei seemed concerned about his adjustment, especially living with Loren's parents. At this point, Alexei hadn't even been approved for his visa.

Mark & Nikki

Mark made a big deal about Nikki touching the window of his car. She joked about it, but he was very serious about that being a big deal. Mark said he might find out that Nikki's not as well rounded as he thought, and somewhat immature. Well yeah, she's 19! He said he'd want her to be close with Elise, his daughter.

Mark showed Nikki the beautiful view from the window of his home. Nikki approved of the home. He offered a Nikki a room of her own, but she preferred to share his room. Nikki noticed a picture of Mark and his ex-wife, and said it made her feel sad. She seemed to genuinely be smitten with Mark, despite the age difference.

Mark changed the pictures from his ex-wife's to pictures of Nikki. The pair prepared to spend time with Mark's daughter. Nikki said it's important for Elise to like her, and it'll be hard to stay if Elise doesn't accept her.

Kyle & Noon

Kyle, 28 and Noon, 25 were next. He's a bartender from New Orleans, she's from Thailand. Kyle lives in a messy home with his best friend. He was ready to step it up for this woman that he'd met on social media.

Privacy would be an issue because his roommate Bryan likes to walk around naked, and you have to walk through one bedroom to get to another.

Kyle went to pick up Noon from the airport. The pair embraced, and both were clearly happy. Noon was honest - she didn't want to live in America, but she's here to be with Kyle. He will do whatever it takes to make her happy.

Josh & Aleksandra

Aleksandra would be staying with Josh's grandma since they have to live separately before marriage. The houses are close by, so that's good. But she'll have a curfew.

Aleksandra's birthday had just passed, so Josh planned a family birthday party for her. She was asked how Russian weddings work. She said they drink a lot of alcohol, which didn't sit well with Josh's family. Hopefully that didn't reflect badly on Aleksandra, who was concerned about making a good impression.

The pair spent the next day at a restaurant. Aleksandra tried to pick an outfit but had to try to find one that was conservative, since many of her clothes were from when she was a dancer. Aleksandra, though Mormon now, felt insecure about her past, which she felt was on the wrong path. Fortunately, she is now committed to changing and wants Josh's family to like her.

Melanie & Devar

Melanie flew to Jamaica to help Devar pack. He said he'd miss his family a lot, but he seemed excited to becoming to the US. However, he seemed surprised that there was no beach near where he'd live and he could spear fish in the lake. He had concerns about Melanie's family, including her son Hunter, liking him.

They arrived at Melanie's house to meet Melanie's mom, friends and son. Devar got a very warm welcome. Hunter gave him a football (he didn't recognize what it was!) and the pair embraced. Devar said he would be Hunter's mentor. Devar noted that he didn't have hot water at home, so the showers in America will be a nice change!

That was the end of the episode...I can't wait for next week!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

90 Day Fiance - 10/11/15 - Meeting the New Couples!

Below are the couples from the season premiere of 90 Day Fiance.

First we met Alexei from Israel and Loren from New York, both 27 years old. Loren, a bubbly executive assistant, loves to shop. She met Alexei on a Birthright trip to Israel, and he proposed while she was there. In order to save money, Loren and Alexei will move into her parents' three bedroom condo in Florida. Loren wants Alexei to meet her parents, so they'll all meet in Canada.

Loren and her parents talked, and they made it clear they were nervous about their daughter's decision because talking to someone from afar is not the same as being with them. They were concerned about Alexei and the fact that he might just want a green card.

Loren met Alexei at the airport. They both seemed happy to see each other. Alexei seemed a little quiet, but that could have been due to the fact that he was tired from traveling, or maybe that's his personality.

Mark from Baltimore is 58, and Nikki is 19 from the Philippines. Mark lives to be happy. He has previously been married to a woman from the Philippines, who he brought over on a K1 visa. They had kids, but she wanted a change. Mark raised his family and then wanted a new lifestyle. He met Nikki on a free dating site. They met in the Philippines, they had chemistry and Mark proposed. Mark was nervous about Nikki being younger than his kids.

Mark's sister was nervous about Mark repeating the mistake he made with his first wife, but he was quick to shoot that down.

Mark asked his daughter to move into the guest house so he could have some privacy. Mark was giving Nikki a room of her own in case she wasn't ready to share a room. Surprisingly, Mark's daughter Elise seemed to accept that Nikki was coming, although she drew the line with Nikki wearing Elise's clothes. Elise wasn't so sure about how much control Nikki could have, concerns about Nikki's age and concern that Nikki is walking into a great lifestyle. Mark wants Nikki and Elise to be cordial, and Elise didn't seem to resistant, but she wasn't too open to friendship.

Aleksandra, 21, from Russia and Josh, 22, from Idaho, were next. Josh is Mormon and has a big family. He does not believe in premarital sex. They met when Josh was a missionary in Prague, although they couldn't date until his mission ended. Aleksandra was a dancer in a club before getting together with Josh, but she's changed to fit his lifestyle.

Josh and his family arrived at the airport to pick up Aleksandra. The pair seemed really happy to see each other.

Melanie, 33, from Pennsylvania and Devar, 28, from Jamaica were the final pair. She has her son, Hunter, 11, on the weekends. She was married at 21 and divorced at 26. Hunter will remain Melanie's priority once Devar arrives. She'd met Devar on vacation (he was working as a lifeguard) and was attracted to his physical fitness. Devar and Hunter communicate via Skype, and the pair seem to like each other, but it'll be a tough transition for Devar to go from his fun lifestyle to the life of a father figure.

Melanie met with her friends before flying to Jamaica to pick up Devar. Melanie's friends worried about Devar's intentions. They also wondered how people would react to their interracial relationship, being that they live in a small town. Her family worried about Melanie getting engaged so soon and if Devar just wanted a green card.

Melanie noted that things would be hard for Devar's family because he was leaving the home he shared with his sisters, and they'd have to make things work without Devar's income.

We saw some clips from future episodes, and it looks like Loren and Alexei have problems, Devar is sending money home to his family and Aleksandra struggles to deal with her past.

And that was it for tonight! Can't wait for next week!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

90 Day Fiance - Where Are They Now

Jason and Cassia

Jason said he and Cassia are doing okay but he didn't sound convinced when he said it. Cassia said both she and Jason are difficult to deal with. Cassia feels like she made a big sacrifice to move and Jason doesn't appreciate that.

They started a mail order snack business that is doing well. Cassia wants to use the money they make to move to Tampa; Jason's not convinced. It seems that Jason's dad is agreeing with Cassia these days - he was saying he regrets not doing more with his wife and Jason should do more for Cassia.

Cassia feared that she might be pregnant. She wasn't and the pair was happy, although I think Jason was a little disappointed.

Danielle and Mohamed

Danielle reminded us that Mohamed left for five days after the wedding. The pair are still married. Danielle insisted that the pair is intimate (kissing and hugging) but they do it in private. They've had ups and downs. Mohamed has brought up divorce during fights, but they decide to give it more changes. Danielle's family disapproves of the marriage because of how Mohamed treats her. Mohamed has traveled and women on social media claim to have affairs with him. One woman even says she's pregnant. (Ummm..wow.) Danielle isn't sure whether to believe things or not. She feels pulled in different directions.

Mohamed is able to work and got a physical job. Danielle took her kids to play mini golf to ask how they're feeling about Mohamed. They basically ignore him - they say they try with him but he won't make changes. The kids are suspicious that Mohamed says he travels for job interviews but never comes back with a job.

Danielle's son Corey had threatened Mohamed after the wedding. This led to a court case and Corey isn't allowed around Mohamed. Also, Danielle and her sister are still not speaking. Danielle and her sister Sarah met up and Sarah tried to convince Danielle that her relationship is a mess. Danielle stood behind the fact that she doesn't have proof Mohamed cheated, and Sarah made the point that they aren't happy regardless of the cheating.

When Mohamed and Danielle spoke, Mohamed said he isn't happy with many things and that Danielle is so absorbed with the social media rumors. Danielle was upset that she wasn't going on Mohamed's trips but he said he never said she couldn't go. Mohamed says all the online rumors of cheating are people wanting to mess with Danielle because she's weak. Mohamed said if Danielle doesn't trust him, they shouldn't be married. It sounds a lot like he's sending her on a guilt trip but only they know the truth.

Chelsea and Yamir

These two seem happy! They have an apartment in the middle of town. They share a twin bed. Chelsea works during the day, and Yamir learns English and looks for a job. Yamir is also pursuing his music career. Yamir was working on the video for his first single, Party Love. He asked Chelsea to be the star of the video. Chelsea struggled being on camera but was committed to helping Yamir succeed.

Danny and Amy

Danny and Amy seem truly happy. They have their own apartment. They said they had a lot to learn about sex when they first started, but they've improved. (TMI, but okay!) They announced their pregnancy. (By the way, the child has been born -  he's named Jedediah John.) Amy struggled not having her mom around, but overall, she seemed to be doing great.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Who Won Twinning? The Twinners Are...

The winners of Twinning are....

Claire and Shawn!!!

Congrats on beating Tre and Torian in the finals!