'90 Day Fiance' recap: Rachel Bear and Jon Walters wed, Angela Deem accuses Michael Ilesanmi of emptying her bank account
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 10/08/2018
90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days featured Rachel Bear and Jon Walters getting married and Angela Deem accusing Michael Ilesanmi of emptying out her bank account once she returned to the United States during Sunday night's second-season finale broadcast on TLC.
90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days stars seven Americans and their partners overseas trying to make a romance work. In order to pursue a fairy-tale ending, these couples must overcome immense odds and obstacles, including flying halfway across the world just to meet or spend time together.
Each couple hopes a marriage proposal or wedding will take place within 90 days, or else one's Tourist Visa will expire.
The two returning pairs on 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days are Darcey Silva, a 42-year-old who works in the fashion industry from Middletown, CT, and Jesse Meester, a 24-year-old from Amsterdam, Netherlands, as well as Paul Staehle, a 34-year-old who works in IT from Louisville, KY, and Karine Martins, a 21-year-old from Brazil.
The five new couples starring on the series are Angela, a 52-year-old nursing assistant for Hospice from Hazlehurst, GA, and Michael, a 30-year-old from Nigeria; Rachel, a 33-year-old from Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Jon, a 34-year-old from England; Ricky Reyes, a 33-year-old photographer and videographer from Columbus, OH, and Ximena Parra, a 27-year-old from Villanueva, Colombia; Tarik Myers, a 43-year-old realtor and single father from Virginia Beach, VA, and Hazel Cagalitan, a 25-year-old from Manila, Philippines; and Marta Maldanado, a 30-year-old from Milwaukee, WI, and Daya, a 26-year-old Muslim man from Algeria.
Below is the latest on each American and international pairing, according to the latest episode.
JON and RACHEL
Rachel chose to believe Jon's Facebook conversation with an ex was innocent. They therefore continued planning the wedding together and picked out rings.
Jon didn't like the idea of wearing a ring. He worried it was going to be uncomfortable between his fingers, and his concern upset Rachel a little bit.
The jeweler John figured Jon didn't want to appear off limits to other women. The man accused Jon of being interested in looking single, but finally, Jon agreed to buy it and wear it.
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"It's scary but I have to trust Jon or else it's not going to work," Rachel said.
Lucy was then shown calling Jon "Dada" while they were playing together.
Before getting married, Jon had to tell Rachel something, that he had to give up his job. Jon didn't want to stress her out more about finances and promised he'd find another job.
"I'm in debt. I have a student loan which takes out from my wages if I am employed. [I owe] 30,000 pounds, so about 50 thousand dollars," Jon revealed to his fiancee.
Jon asked Rachel not to freak out because he made 700 pounds a month from renting rooms out. Lucy's daycare was also covered. Jon wasn't worried and wanted Rachel to trust him.
"It's crushing. It's devastating," Rachel said of all they money they now owe together.
Rachel and Jon then attended the party with Jon's loved ones the night before their wedding and things were tense considering Jon's ex was supposed to show up. However, she didn't, which was a relief to the bride and groom-to-be.
At dinner, Rachel was also comforted to hear from one of Jon's loved ones that he was a changed man because of his love for her.
Rachel and Jon were then shown getting married. Rachel donned an A-line lace gown with her hair down in curls and a little crown on her head made of pearls and shells. When the couple exchanged vows, they spoke of how distance could never keep them apart and the only thing that gives them solace is the idea of ending up together.
Rachel and Jon had a beautiful ceremony, but Jon acknowledged they were only turning a page in their love story, as they still had a long way to go in order to spend the rest of their lives together in the same country.
Marta had to cancel her trip to Algeria because Daya had failed to send her a letter of invitation so she could obtain a visa.
Marta and Daya had a couple of arguments over religion and she said he "couldn't handle it." Marta also revealed Daya had stopped responding to her messages.
Marta's mother said, "I told you so," but was ultimately relieved her daughter was not going to travel overseas and pursue this wild romance.
Marta noted that Daya must have gotten cold feet and she didn't have to look so far to find a good man. She wanted Daya to be The One but noted their relationship wasn't real and her kids were going to be disappointed.
"I wish I could say he's a good man, but I can't. It does [upset me]. I guess this is what happens with online relationships... but I'm confident it's all going to work out for me one day," Marta told the cameras.
Karine was still in the hospital after her miscarriage and Paul was staying in a nearby hotel. He was scared to lose her. She underwent a surgery to ensure she could carry children in the future, but there could be complications.
The procedure was ultimately a success, and Paul was prepared to do everything possible to make Karine happy. He knew she was devastated, and so he bought her beautiful red roses and cleared out the baby stuff so she wouldn't look at it all and cry.
Paul then revealed to Karine they "had no more money" and he must return to the United States so he could work. Karine didn't want him to leave because she loved him and needed him more than ever.
"After everything we've been through, I really hope and pray our relationship is strong enough to last this distance, but I'm nervous," Paul said in a confessional.
Paul had to work at home for a couple of months in order to make money.
"Getting married, talking about divorce, losing a child, it's been a journey. When you get married and you make a commitment, you work on your problems and you don't give up on something so easily. You take the time to make it work... I'm going to fight and do whatever I can for our future," Paul explained.
Darcey felt she had been taken advantage of. She expected Jesse to be sweet and romantic, but instead, he traveled for hours to break up with her. Darcey tried to calm down before going home to her girls.
Jesse didn't want Darcey to travel from New York to Connecticut in a bad mental state so he asked her to stay in his hotel room.
Darcey said he had controlled everything in their relationship but he wasn't going to control their breakup. She needed some closure, however, before she could be totally done.
Once Darcey got up to Jesse's hotel room, she decided to stand up for herself and they bickered nonstop. Jesse accused her of throwing shoes at him and being an alcoholic, and Darcey called him a liar and said she was going to have fun in New York since their romance was over.
Darcey called herself "a fool" and said Jesse was "nasty all the time." But Jesse was tired of her playing the victim.
"Go have some drinks again," Jesse told her.
"F-ck off," she replied. "I'm done."
Jesse booked a different room in the same hotel. He was upset things didn't end better between them because he had wanted to let her down with respect and love.
Meanwhile, Darcey cried about how she deserved better and Jesse was not what she wanted in a man.
"We do love each other, but that's not love. I don't know what that is," Darcey vented.
The next morning, Jesse was packing up to return to Amsterdam. Darcey was heartbroken because she really gave it a chance and she really loved him.
Darcey revealed however that the night prior, Jesse came to her room to "check on" her and then they "got intimate." Darcey wondered if it was "make up sex" because they cuddled after and then did it again.
"But I don't think we should have done what we did," Darcey said.
Jesse then lied and told the cameras he did not have sex with Darcey although she wanted to. Darcey said she did not desire a friends-with-benefits type of romance.
Jesse then left without saying goodbye. He was overwhelmed and mentioned how he'd be leaving a part of his heart in the United States and would probably miss her.
"I wish Darcey love and peace of mind, and I pray for the best for her," Jesse said.
Darcey admitted it was going to be necessary to shut Jesse out and close him off in order to find peace.
"You can't break my heart any more, Jesse, it's done," Darcey told the cameras. "I'm ready to move forward, no more looking back."
Ricky only had one day left with Ximena in Colombia. Once inside the room of their Air B&B, Ximena read a text from Ricky's ex. The ex-wife claimed Ricky had told her that his relationship with Ximena wasn't serious.
Ricky said he had to lie in order to not create a problem, because if he upsets his ex, he may not be able to see his daughter. Ricky explained the situation is "complicated."
Ximena feared Ricky would lie to her more if he frequently lied to his ex. Ximena needed Ricky to prove to her that he was being honest and what they had was real.
"Truthfully, this will be the last time I am so understanding," Ximena said in a confessional.
Ricky wished their relationship was more stable before he had to leave. Ximena said she didn't want to carry through with any of the visa paperwork until he's officially divorced. Ximena, however, felt their love was worth fighting for.
Ricky cried about having to leave Ximena behind, but he said he'd come back for her -- "for damn sure."
They were both flying high in Manila. Tarik wanted Hazel to live with him in the United States, and he was ready to apply for a K-1 visa so he could make that happen.
The couple then revealed to Tarik's brother Dean they got engaged. What was supposed to be a vacation for Dean quickly turned a dark corner, but tried to be supportive of his brother and congratulated the pair. Dean wanted to keep his relationship with his brother solid.
"I can't force these lessons upon him. He's going to have to learn them himself," Dean said.
Hazel told the cameras once Tarik left the next day, she was going to be homeless -- and her fiance had no idea. She then admitted to Tarik she had nowhere to live while he was gone.
Tarik felt responsible for finding Hazel an apartment, so he did quickly. Hazel was embarrassed so he "kept the drama to a minimum." Tarik just hoped Hazel wasn't hiding anything else, and before bed, she said, "I love you."
The next day, Tarik had to get back to his daughter and really wished Hazel could go home with him. The couple didn't have sex yet, but Tarik said it would probably happen once he returns to Manila. He said sexual chemistry is "important but it's not everything."
Hazel said it hurt to say goodbye. She hoped he would wait for her in the long run.
"I kind of feel like I'm abandoning her, and that's a terrible feeling," Tarik said.
Hazel cried at the airport and they expressed love for one another.
Angela was packing up her stuff to leave Nigeria. She didn't know when she'd get to see him again, so she said it was hard to leave. Angela said they had been through hell by they still loved each other.
Angela was ready to go through with the process to bring Michael home to the United States, and he was looking forward to working on and bettering himself so he could become the man Angela wanted him to be.
Michael said he was going to be lonely without Angela.
It was their first step of "a very long road," according to Angela, but nothing was going to stop her from bringing Michael to America.
However, upon arriving in Georgia, Angela tried to use her debit card and found that her bank account was empty. Unable to reach Michael, Angela called the producer, who was filming Michael's interview in Nigeria.
Michael and Angela then spoke on the phone. Angela said Michael was only supposed to withdraw $300, but two additional sets of $300 had been withdrawn. Michael said, "No, that can't be!"
Michael denied taking more than $300 from Angela, and she called it "a nightmare." Angela was broke, she had no gas money or way to pay her bills.
Michael told Angela they needed to investigate the situation, but then Angela told him to "go to hell" and hung up. Michael said there was a "misconception."