90 Day Fiance: The Other Way cast member Corey Rathgeber lost his father Gary Rathgeber back in January 2019. The episode where Corey learns about his father’s death aired on September 9th, 2019. The ending of the show showed a dedication to his father, Gary Rathgeber.
But, given that the show films well in advance, news of his father’s death is only now beginning to circulate. Corey set up a GoFundMe to help with his father’s funeral costs. What’s the latest on this and his current status with Evelin Villegas?
90 Day Fiance: Gary Rathgeber Passes
The timeline of 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way has been a point of confusion among fans all season. 90 Day Fiance watchers saw Corey Rathgeber and Evelin Villegas visiting his family in America early on. At that point in time, Corey’s father, Gary Rathgeber, was alive and well. He even asked Evelin Villegas if she wanted to come to America permanently. But, she said she likes it better in Ecuador.
Certainly, it seemed like Gary Rathgeber was a strong influence in his son’s life. Before Corey Rathgeber moved to Ecuador to be with Evelin Villegas, he lived on a family compound with his parents and siblings. Corey also grew up Mormon. The pull of faith and family is definitely strong when it comes to this 90 Day Fiance cast member.
90 Day Fiance: Corey Set Up GoFundMe
Most 90 Day Fiance fans were sympathetic when they heard of the passing of Gary Rathgeber. No matter what happens on the TLC show, the passing of a loved one is never an easy thing to deal with. But, that also didn’t stop some watchers from criticizing.
Its become standard practice for 90 Day Fiance cast members to set up GFM pages for various reasons. Some criticized Corey Rathgeber for setting up a page to help with funeral expenses. Particularly after knowing how much he admitted to spending on Evelin Villegas. Corey Rathgeber admitted to spending over $40,000 on Evelin since they’ve been together. Within the first few minutes of Evelin being introduced on 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way, Corey spends nearly $800 on clothes for her and her relatives back home in Ecuador.
Interestingly, a TLC source close to production told Soap Dirt Evelin Villegas tried to go to the funeral back in January. But, she was shipped back to Ecuador and banned from entering the United States. When cameras first introduced Evelin she was in America on a 6-month tourist visa. It’d be interesting to know what she did to get the boot back to Ecuador, along with why she was banned from entering the country.
Corey Rathgeber and Love Interest Evelin Villegas Now
90 Day Fiance followers are definitely critical of Evelin Villegas this season on The Other Way. Many believe she is disrespectful to Corey Rathgeber and is using him for money. But, it doesn’t look like the fan backlash is getting to the pair. Corey Rathgeber defended her against her critics. And, they seem to be going strong as a couple. There’s also the fact that they still run a bar together back in Ecuador too.
Corey Rathgeber’s dad told him relationships are all about give and take. From an outside perspective, it seems Evelin takes a lot more than she gives back. But, maybe there’s something going on behind the scenes that viewers don’t see. At least for now, it looks like the pair are happy together.
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