'90 Day Fiance' star Blake Abelard complains he wasn't in Season 7 premiere, boasts he and Jasmin are season's "most anticipated couple"
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 11/08/2019
90 Day Fiance star Blake Abelard, whose relationship with Jasmin Lahtinen will be shown on Season 7, posted a rant after the season premiered on TLC on Sunday, expressing his frustration that the 90 Day Fiance couple wasn't featured in the episode.
"Announcement. For all my friends & family that tuned into the show and THOUGHT they were going to see us. They don't tell us what episodes we're going to be on, but after yesterday's PLANNED PARTIES and premiere parties that all my friends, family and FANS had to sit through that big let down, I HAD to call them and get an answer because I'm not sitting through another let down and missing out on studio sessions that could've happened but didn't because [of] this...." Blake, 29, wrote in his Instagram Stories on Monday.
"SO.... We're not going to be on until the 4th EPISODE! 'Most anticipated couple' not appearing until a month into the show??? So plan accordingly."
"I'm sorry for the let down and wasted planning. But NOW WE KNOW. I'll remind u when to tune a couple days before we come on. Ok. So moving forward..." he added.
Blake then wrote about how he's going to promote and post nothing but new music on social media until then "because the music fans have been here waiting and they deserve it over this TV nonsense."
Blake -- a DJ, audio engineer, and music producer from Los Angeles -- then continued his rant by giving a shout out to Supratta Records and claimed, "The 'most anticipated couple' title comes from the blogs that [have been] written about us. I don't give myself titles. Lol. Tf."
"It's not like we're NOT gonna be on the show. Lol," Blake wrote.
Exactly what blogs Blake was referring to was not immediately clear, as Internet searches for the phrase do not appear to return any blog postings that labeled Blake and Jasmin the season's "most anticipated couple."
"Just annoyed that there were friends and family that planned multiple premiere parties and they call and ask when I'm goin to be on it.... Don't get it twisted. Makes me look bad when I say something is going to be there and then it's not."
"Wanting 'fame'??? Bahahahahaha. Name ONE person that's ACTUALLY 'Famous' from this show. I'll wait," Blake concluded.
According to Blake, his romance with Jasmin, a 27-year-old model from Finland, will begin airing in the fourth episode of 90 Day Fiance's seventh season.
On Wednesday, Blake wanted to clear the air about a few things after he probably dealt with some backlash stemming from his Monday Instagram post.
"The post from that day wasn't to disrespect ANYONE. BUT media like this blog will make me out to be "Villain" and I'm ok with that. That's their job," Blake insisted.
"Like I said, it's not like I'm NOT going to be on the show, and for that, I'm grateful."
He explained, "Whatever the outcome is, I don't mind because MUSIC is what I focus on. I'm [a] music artist FIRST before anything. Music has been a part of me all my life. This show JUST came into my life. Never forget that because the tv world and music world don't have the same 'rules.' I will ALWAYS be me."
Blake and Jasmin first met on a dating app and he was completely taken with her eyes, smile, body and more.
"When I first saw Jasmin online, I thought she was beautiful," Blake said in video posted on TLC's website.
"I could go on and on and on... I wanted to know who she was. Her profile said she was in L.A. but she tells me she's in Finland. So I'm just like, 'Damn okay, this isn't going to work,' but at the same time, I really wanted it to."
He continued, "I kept going back and forth from L.A. to Finland. I realized I wanted to be with her for the rest of my life. I asked her to marry me and she said yes."
Blake's family and friends, however, were worried and wary Jasmin might have been trying to use Blake, especially after learning Jasmin's sister had already received a Green Card and was living in Los Angeles.
Regardless of what anyone else thought, Blake applied for Jasmin's K-1 visa anyway and anticipated her arrival.
"I never expected to date a model. It may look like we have nothing in common, but Jasmin and I are meant to be together," Blake said in a promo for 90 Day Fiance's seventh season.
But a trailer for 90 Day Fiance released by TLC also showed the couple getting into a little tiff, with Jasmin refusing to go to a party with Blake because she "didn't fit in" with his friends.