'90 Day Fiance' Tell All recap: Ricky Reyes and Angela Deem reveal end of engagements, Karine Martins announces new pregnancy!
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 10/15/2018
90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days' Tell All special featured the American cast members sharing the current status of their relationships with lovers overseas, and there were some shocking updates and disclosures.
During Sunday night's broadcast on TLC, six Americans were interviewed one by one, sharing details of what happened in their romances once filming wrapped on Season 2 of 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days.
The Tell All featured a pregnancy announcement, a called-off engagement as well as a reconciliation. One couple also broke up before the reunion special taped.
Host Shaun Robinson sat down in person with Darcey Silva, a 42-year-old who works in the fashion industry from Middletown, CT; Paul Staehle, a 34-year-old who works in IT from Louisville, KY; Angela Deem, a 52-year-old nursing assistant for Hospice from Hazlehurst, GA; Rachel Bear, a 33-year-old from Albuquerque, New Mexico; Ricky Reyes, a 33-year-old photographer and videographer from Columbus, OH; and Tarik Myers, a 43-year-old realtor and single father from Virginia Beach, VA.
Jesse Meester, a 24-year-old from Amsterdam, Netherlands, was also able to attend the Tell All.
The following international participants of 90 Day Fiance were interviewed via video chat from their native countries: Karine Martins, a 21-year-old from Brazil; Michael Ilesanmi, a 30-year-old from Nigeria; Jon Walters, a 34-year-old from England; Ximena Parra, a 27-year-old from Villanueva, Colombia; and Hazel Cagalitan, a 25-year-old from Manila, Philippines.
One couple did not appear on the Tell All since their relationship never even took off the ground.
That couple was Marta Maldanado, a 30-year-old from Milwaukee, WI, and Daya, a 26-year-old Muslim man from Algeria, who never even met in person due to Daya dropping the ball on writing up a letter of invitation so his love interest could travel abroad.
Below is the latest on each 90 Day Fiance couple, according to the reunion special:
PAUL and KARINE
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Paul has been doing great at home and said there were things he'd never take for granted again, like electricity and water from the tap.
Because Paul didn't have a work visa in Brazil, he had to return to the United States so he could make money.
Karine video chatted and said she missed her husband. Karine revealed she's pregnant again and she's "super happy" but also a little worried her relationship with Paul may not work out.
Since Paul doesn't reach a certain income bracket, he's hoping for either of his parents to become Karine's visa sponsor so she can come to the United States.
Paul said he wants Karine to take a DNA test to prove he's the father and she wasn't cheating on him.
"You're seriously doing this?" Karine asked.
"Anything's possible," he said. "There were messages on her phone... some romantic, flirtatious messages on [her phone]."
Karine said the people she chats with live very far away and it's disappointing Paul would accuse her of infidelity, especially when she's carrying his child.
"I hope my visa doesn't get approved and I don't go to America because my husband speaks badly of me in front of everyone," she said.
Paul assured Karine that he loves her very much and wants to work things out and be a happy family. Paul didn't get an "I love you" back, and later in the show, Karine shut down communication between them entirely.
While Paul was concerned by Karine's anger at him, he was certain they'd work things out and be fine.
Michael said he didn't take Angela's money, and she said she had come to the conclusion he was innocent because there was an issue with the ATM and her bank refunded her immediately. The ATM apparently malfunctioned.
Angela said she trusted Michael 99 perfect and he was "paying hell" for the other one percent.
Michael felt once they reunited, the one percent "would be completed."
Angela revealed she and Michael were still engaged and she had started the K-1 visa process immedialy upon returning home from Nigeria. Michael felt good about the idea of coming to the U.S.
However, Angela then watched back footage of Michael telling the cameras that he respects Angela because she is his "elder." Angela then flipped out and said, "F-ck you," to Michael. She said they're done and walked off the set.
Angela, who called Michael "a b-stard," even took off her engagement ring and threw it on the table.
"You ain't going to humiliate me you son of a b-tch. Don't think I'm kidding you; I'm done," Angela said as she stormed off.
Angela explained she's insecure about her age and her weight and Michael should have known better than to say such things. She called Michael "sickening" and "disgusting" and was upset about cussing on television.
Angela didn't think a language-barrier contributed to the issue at all.
Michael said, "I'm sorry. It's not what you think. It's just a misunderstanding." He added that age difference doesn't bother him since he's focused on her inner heart and not her physical appearance.
After what transpired, Angela called off her engagement to Michael and said she's done fighting with him. Angela added that she'll spend the $5,000-7,000 that was going towards his visa on her grandkids.
When the entire group of Americans joined together and sat onstage towards the end of the show, Angela confirmed she's done with Michael, and Tarik pointed out Nigeria is the "scam capital of the world."
Rachel said it had been two months since she got married and left England and it was tough to be without her husband.
Rachel had never been so happy in her life despite living 5,000 miles away from the man she loves.
The current status of Jon's immigration visa is non-existent. She said they needed "an absurd amount of money to even start the process."
Jon said he feels a constant urge to be with his family and misses Lucy terribly. Jon said he even changed his sleep schedule so he can be awake at the same time Rachel is awake.
In terms of Jon's criminal record, Rachel insisted her husband is not a cheater or a thief, nor does he need anger management.
Jon insisted he's a good person, but then he went on a little profanity-laced tirade about how other men are "beta males" and he'll fight other men if he needs to because he's a man.
Rachel still stood by Jon despite his sudden outburst.
At the end of the show, Rachel and Angela got into a tiff while discussing their opinions on Jesse and Darcey's relationship. The pair kept pointing fingers in each other's faces and yelled at each other until Angela walked off the set. Tarik noted Angela thrives on conflict.
Ricky admitted flying to Colombia without ever video chatting with Melissa was crazy but he was in love and ready to propose.
Ximena acknowledged she had been on a roller coaster ride with Ricky.
Ricky confessed Ximena was his "Plan B," and she called him "an idiot." Ximena said she threw her engagement ring out and their engagement is off.
"He broke my heart," she said.
Ricky confessed he and Ximena had broken up once he returned to the United States because his daughter, Amber, complained he was moving to fast. Ricky said his children and family come first.
A scene then played in which Amber asked her father to focus on himself because he needed to heal mentally and physically from his split with Melissa.
Amber felt her father was rushing a new relationship, and so Ricky decided not to tell her about the proposal.
Ricky then dropped a bomb -- that he's back together with his ex-wife and trying to make that relationship work for the sake of his daughter. Ricky didn't want Amber to have new mother after new mother.
Ximena said she felt "destroyed" and and found Ricky's behavior disgusting. Ximena said once Ricky dumped her, her world crumbled around her. She felt disrespected and had no interest in Ricky's apologies or explanations.
"I'm ashamed of the decisions I made and I should have been more careful about what I've done," Ricky said.
Ximena said Ricky's not a bad person but she deserves a person without "secrets and lies."
Ricky insisted he loved Ximena and wishes things were different because she didn't understand "the complexity of the situation." He refused to tell Shaun, however, whether he's still in love with Ximena.
"In the moment, I need to focus on my family and prioritize them," Ricky said, adding his current relationship is hanging on a thin thread.
Ximena said Ricky had done her a favor because she doesn't deserve "crumbs" from somebody.
Tarik said when he saw Hazel's pictures on a dating website, he thought they had to be fake or else he needed to be with that girl.
Tarik revealed he's still engaged to Hazel and said he has returned to the Philippines to see Hazel multiple times.
Tarik and Hazel also disclosed they currently have a sex life.
"She's reserved until we get in private. Let me just say that," Tarik said, adding that "something happened unexpectedly."
Hazel apparently had a pregnancy scare. Tarik feared at the time she had terminated the pregnancy without his input by drinking tea rumored to be a better alternative to abortions. Hazel, however, said she was never pregnant and Tarik's actions at the time were "rude."
Hazel accepted his apology and said they're good now. She insisted she really loves her fiance and her intentions are pure.
Tarik said he "for sure" sees Hazel moving to the United States but she'd have to leave her son behind.
Hazel explained it's going to be difficult. Tarik said her son is with his father and Hazel is not abandoning him. Tarik added they will travel to the Philippines multiple times a year to see her son and they have high hopes the boy will be able to come to the U.S. eventually.
Hazel's name is misspelled on her birth certificate so there's a bit of a hangup in the visa process.
Darcey said Jesse's words no longer hurt her. They haven't seen each other since March and Darcey said she's doing well and that she'll never allow herself to be disrespected again. Darcey noted she's at peace with their breakup and has moved on.
Jesse said he was happy to see her and hopes everything goes well with her. But then he explained why he broke up with her to begin with.
"From the very beginning, being catfished with pictures from when she was 20 years younger... and that's just the start... I found out things that are very hurtful. The lies. The alcoholism I didn't know anything about and she was arrested," Jesse recalled. "At that moment, I was like, 'That's it for me.'"
Darcey called Jesse "manipulative" and said she got into a silly argument with her sister one night and they just got a little loud in the early morning hours of the night. Darcey said she wasn't taken away in handcuffs or anything and the arrest just led to a simple court appearance to resolve everything.
Looking back on one of their biggest fights of the season in which Jesse accused Darcey of stepping all over his shoes and then throwing her high heels at him, Darcey denied such intent and insisted Jesse had "shoved" her out the door.
Darcey admitted their relationship was "poisonous" and they stayed together because Jesse was hoping to come to America and for opportunities.
"I don't think he ever truly loved me. You don't treat somebody like that," Darcey noted, before Jesse said he "honestly cared for her" and kept fighting for their romance.
Darcey also revealed she's no longer in love with Jesse; however, she forgives him and wishes no ill will on him. Jesse also feels the same way, saying their relationship was a dramatic learning curve.
Jesse said he's not currently dating and has no interest in that, but Darcey said she just met someone new and "has a couple of numbers." Darcey disclosed the new guy in her life is in his thirties and is foreign.
When all of the Americans on the show gathered onstage, the cast supported Darcey. Angela said Jesse is "dominant," Tarik pointed out Jesse had "diva outbursts," and Rachel called him out for "mental abuse."
Jesse denied being controlling, and Rachel said their relationship was "a blame game."
At the end of the show, however, an emotional clip brought the couple back together. After Darcey cried about how she really loved Jesse, he hugged her and then they apologized to each other. Both individuals were happy to leave their relationship that way.