TLC has announced a new prequel series 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days, which will premiere Sunday, August 6 at 10PM ET/PT.
The new spinoff will uncover hidden truths and chronicle the time before the K-1 Visa process begins, from meeting in person for the first time to traveling to a foreign country they barely know or understand.
"The series follows the stories of Americans who believe they've met the love of their lives, a future husband or wife, through various methods including international dating websites and apps. Can online romance lead to true love?" the network teases.
Challenges the couples will face include 20-year age gaps, language barriers, cultural differences, and a three-day boat ride down the Amazon river. These American singles will do whatever it takes to meet their potential soul mates.
90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days is scheduled to debut after an all new episode of the franchise's other spinoff, 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After, which will air at 9PM ET/PT.
90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days is being produced by Sharp Entertainment.
Below are couples who will be featured on 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days and their TLC-supplied descriptions:
- Darcey (Middletown, Connecticut) and Jesse (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Darcey, 42, and Jesse, 24, (pictured above) met on a global dating app. Darcey instantly fell for Jesse who is a personal trainer and fitness model. After several months of calling and texting, the couple was already talking about taking their relationship to the next level. Darcey, a divorced mother of two pre-teen daughters, has decided to take a leap of faith and travel to Amsterdam to meet Jesse in person.
- Paul (Louisville, Kentucky) and Karine (Tonantins, Brazil)
Paul, 34, and Karine, 21, met online via a dating app that focuses on Latinas. Though neither speak each other's language, the two have been communicating through translated text messages. Paul plans to embark on his first international trip ever to Karine's home village that is located on the Amazon river.
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- Sean (Springfield, Ohio) and Abby (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sean, 47, met Abby, 20 on a dating site and have since spent months texting, calling and video chatting every day. Now, Sean has decided to book a trip to meet Abby in person and bring an engagement ring with him, as he plans on proposing. However, despite their growing love, Sean worries that Abby's continued friendship with an ex-boyfriend could threaten to derail their relationship.
- Larry (Pinellas Park, Florida) and Jenny (Urdaneta City, Philippines)
Larry, 37, met Jenny, 24, on a dating site geared towards Filipino women. Larry had made plans to visit Jenny in the Philippines but he discovers something that throws into question her intentions. Larry wants to find the truth behind the shocking revelation and if Jenny is committed to the relationship for the right reasons.