'90 Day Fiance' recap: Sam coverts to Islam, Ashley's wedding is threatened, Jasmine wins over Gino's family, and Clayton lashes out
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 02/05/2024
90 Day Fiance featured Sam converting to Islam, a Florida hurricane threatening Ashley and Manuel's wedding, Jasmine winning over Gino's family, Clayton lashing out at Anali for strippers at her bachelorette party, and Rob and Sophie making up during Sunday night's Season 10 broadcast on TLC.
90 Day Fiance's tenth season stars returning cast members Gino, a 52-year-old from Michigan, and Jasmine, a 36-year-old from Panama.
The 90 Day Fiance season also stars Sophie, a 23-year-old from the United Kingdom, and Robert, a 32-year-old from California; Manuel, a 34-year-old from Ecuador, and Ashley, a 31-year-old from New York; Justin, a 36-year-old from Moldova, and Nikki, a 47-year-old from New Jersey.
In addition, 90 Day Fiance features Nick, a 30-year-old from Australia, and Devin, a 23-year-old from Arkansas; Anali, a 26-year-old from Peru, and Clayton, a 29-year-old from Kentucky; and Citra, a 26-year-old from Indonesia, and Sam, a 30-year-old from Missouri.
90 Day Fiance features Americans who have fallen in love with foreigners bringing their fiances to the United States on K-1 visas.
However, once the couple is in America together, the American must marry their overseas partner within the 90-day period allowed by the visa or the foreigner has to return to his or her home country.
"These long-distance, international couples go the distance as they navigate cultural differences, discover surprising personality traits, and process lingering tensions brought on by doubtful friends and families," TLC teased of the new season.
Below is what happened on Episode 16 of 90 Day Fiance's tenth season.
GINO and JASMINE
Gino took Jasmine shopping for a wedding dress after she had spent his money for a dress on butt implants in Panama City. The pair had returned to Michigan from Miami about two weeks prior, and Gino said they were in a good and happy place while they were planning their wedding.
Jasmine acknowledged it's unusual for a woman to bring her fiance to a wedding dress store but she needed Gino to drive her and also pay for the dress.
Gino asked the saleswomen at the store to find a dress that cost $1,000, but Jasmine noted how a nice dress didn't exist at that price point. The saleswomen, however, said they could figure something out with the finances and Jasmine should just enjoy herself.
Jasmine felt like a goddess in one strapless, mermaid-style lace dress that showed off her figure, but it ran up the bill to $5,000.
Jasmine therefore tried on a less expensive dress, and Gino told her that she looked like a queen in it. The dress was $2,000 and Jasmine felt beautiful in it, and Gino was happy with that number. The pair then popped champagne and left the store feeling emotional and excited.
Later on, Gino took Jasmine to look at possible wedding venues. Jasmine wished she could get married on a beach in a modern ceremony with a lot of flowers, but Gino wanted a more old-fashioned and antique wedding with his family present.
Jasmine and Gino first looked at a beautiful rustic red barn, and while she loved it, Jasmine played it cool because she didn't want to make the process that easy for him.
Gino thought the venue was beautiful and perfect, but Jasmine said she was afraid about Gino's family potentially ruining their special day by judging her or coming at her with questions.
Jasmine had promised Gino that she'd try to get along with his family, but she said, "I know they don't like me, and I don't think there is a way I can be accepted by them... I don't want anyone to say anything that will make me feel bad."
Gino insisted that his relatives wanted to make Jasmine feel good on her wedding day, but Jasmine pointed out how they had already brought up a prenuptial agreement to her. Jasmine said she didn't want to cry on her big day, especially because she was so far away from home and her kids.
Gino comforted Jasmine and assured her that she was going to feel loved. Gino was convinced that his family was going to become Jasmine's family.
Prior to the wedding, Jasmine and Gino had a big lunch out with Gino's relatives. Jasmine cried and expressed how she needed support and comfort from them all because she missed her family a lot.
Jasmine opened her heart to Gino's family, saying it was important for her to feel welcomed and like she belonged with them. As she spoke, Gino's loved ones were very quiet, but they thanked her for being straightforward with her feelings.
Gino's family was clearly concerned because Jasmine is beautiful and could've found any man in Panama City, but Jasmine reiterated how she truly loved Gino and thought he's incredible.
Gino's loved ones didn't want Gino to get his heart broken, but they shared some laughs and let Jasmine know that they liked her a lot and they were starting to believe their romance was genuine and real.
"I told you that you have nothing to worry about. My family loves you. My family is your family," Gino told his future bride.
CLAYTON and ANALI
The day before Clayton's wedding, all of the details were coming into place. Not only was Anali going to have a makeup and hair artist, but Clayton had also hired a wedding officiant.
Clayton was shown exercising before the big day, and Anali complained about how he had waited until the last minute to get into shape.
But Clayton wasn't happy either after he found out there had been strippers at Anali's bachelorette party. Anali said Clayton was making her feel like "the worst person" in the world when Clayton's sister Brandi had actually planned the party and she just went along with the fun as to not waste Brandi's money.
Anali also said the experience was embarrassing for her and she thought Clayton was being silly and jealous.
Clayton accused Anali of wanting another man, but she thought that was ridiculous. When Clayton asked Anali if a stripper had touched her, she said there was dancing and moving around.
"How would you feel if I did that to you? You would probably cry," Clayton said.
Anali broke down into tears because of their fight, and she asked him what the solution was going to be. Clayton said she could simply never do something like that again, and then Anali went into their bedroom and cried.
Anali even took out her suitcase, acting like she was about to leave.
Clayton scolded Brandi on the phone for having the stripper at Anali's party as well, and Brandi didn't know how to fix the situation.
Clayton admitted he was more angry about the party than angry at his fiancee, but Anali decided to sleep in a different room that night.
Clayton didn't want a stripper to break up his relationship, but the couple was struggling to get over this hurdle. Anali suddenly started second-guessing her relationship because of how Clayton had treated her.
ROB and SOPHIE
Rob and Sophie reunited after Sophie had slept in a hotel room with her mother. Rob asked Sophie if she and her mom had spent the whole night talking about how "terrible" he is and how his apartment sucked, but Sophie promised that she had her fiance's back.
"Where was that energy when we were all together?" Rob asked. "It was unnecessary, period, for you to even agree with her. You left me down... I felt like you were not on my team."
"I'm sorry for making you feel alone," Sophie replied.
Sophie went back to Rob's place, and she was ready to fight for their relationship. However, she didn't like how Rob was treating her.
"He's just sitting there feeling bad, trying to make me feel bad," Sophie lamented to the 90 Day Fiance cameras.
Sophie also noticed Rob had posted some things on social media that appeared to be digs at her, mentioning how he'd be good alone and how a woman buys a man one meal and thinks she takes care of him. Rob didn't deny his posts were relatable to their situation, but he also didn't apologize for them.
Rob told Sophie that he was feeling a certain way and she didn't need to look at his Facebook.
Sophie then yelled at Rob and said she was sick of putting all the effort into their relationship. Sophie couldn't believe that Rob couldn't take accountability and at least apologize for what he had done wrong amid their conflict.
Rob told Sophie that he was trying to be a better man and stay calm. Rob also insisted that he was trying not to be selfish and argumentative.
Sophie asked Rob if he was going to be able to change, and Rob reiterated, "I am trying to do that for us."
Sophie could tell that Rob cared that she was upset and was being sincere and genuine, and so the couple dropped their fight and decided to move forward together. Rob said he wanted to make Sophie happy and improve their relationship, and they both believed they could have a successful future together.
Rob said he appreciated Sophie's ability to let things go and work things out with him, and Sophie noted how she really loved Rob and wanted to be with him forever.
SAM and CITRA
Sam and Citra were shown checking out their wedding venue and imagining their ceremony. There were still a lot of moving parts that needed to come together, including Sam converting to Islam, and Citra even noted her skin had broken out due to all the stress.
"Sam is very excited about the bang, bang part after we get married, but I am a little bit scared. I don't know how it's going to feel... and if it's going to hurt. I'm nervous!" Citra admitted in a 90 Day Fiance confessional.
After Sam converted and became a Muslim, they were going to have their American wedding in a farmhouse on a beautiful green pasture.
Citra wore a long green dress and a hijab to the religious ceremony, and Sam admitted he felt a little awkward when praying on his knees.
Sam insisted to Citra's father that he was ready to be a married man and he was so happy to have her family present for the big event. Sam's father asked Sam to cherish Citra and hopefully give him grandchildren one day.
Unfortunately, Google translator changed the exact messages between the men, but it was a sweet pre-wedding moment and exchange. Sam also told Citra's father that he had set an example of the kind of husband and father he'd like to be one day.
Sam ultimately received the blessing he needed to marry Citra, and Sam promised to be responsible and take care of Citra no matter what.
The men had developed a special father and son bond, and Sam gushed, "I can't believe I'm about to be a married man!... It's crazy! But honestly, I don't know a whole lot about being a Muslim. I just hope I don't make a fool out of myself at the mosque."
Sam acknowledged he could still lose Citra if something went wrong at the conversion ceremony, so he was nervous.
Sam then went through the conversion at the mosque with Citra's sisters and father in attendance. Sam's father decided to show up, but his mother opted not to attend.
Sam thought he was able to pull it off, even though he had been "winging it" a little bit. Sam wished his mother could've been present, but he said he'd just take whatever he could get.
Sam said he was super nervous about living up the expectations of Muslims and his wife considering his lifestyle was going to be so different from how he used to live.
Sam and Citra got married at the mosque, and they were totally thrilled, but they still had a big American wedding ahead of them.
ASHLEY and MANUEL
Ashley and Manuel were on a beach where the couple was going to get married. Manuel thought the location was beautiful, but he really missed his family in Ecuador.
Ashley therefore set up a Zoom call so they could touch base with his mom. Ashley said she cared about the fact Manuel's family couldn't attend their wedding and that there was a piece of her heart missing.
"I know this isn't the way we dreamed of doing it," Manuel told his mother, who cried during the conversation, adding, "I'd like for you guys to share this happiness."
Manuel's mother was clearly hurt, and she said it broke her heart that she wasn't going to be able to attend the wedding. But she wished only the best for the couple, including a lifetime of happiness.
Ashley promised Manuel's mother that she was ready to be a wife and would take care of her son.
Ashley then learned there was a storm on the horizon, which made Ashley nearly hyperventilate. Ashley hadn't taken "hurricane season" into account when she picked her wedding date, and so she was freaking out.
"This is my dream wedding, and I can't even think about bad weather ruining it... What happens if it rains -- or even worse, if there's a hurricane? I'm going to die," Ashley complained in a confessional.
Ashley was afraid her wedding -- and everything she had worked for -- was going to be ruined or go to waste. She sobbed and expressed fear and worry, but the weather was going to be out of her control.