90 Day Fiance: The Other Way cast member Corey Rathgeber dished on fan backlash and more on Evelin Villegas. The 90 Day Fiance spinoff is relatively new and already Corey is experiencing a lot of animosity from TLC fans. What did he have to say about his experience so far?
90 Day Fiance: Corey Rathgeber Getting a Lot of Hate from Fans
There’s something almost innocent about the way Corey Rathgeber reacts to backlash from fans when he talked to John Yates. Corey and Evelin Villegas are definitely fresh meat when it comes to a new crop of cast members. In that regard, it definitely shows. Corey seems genuinely surprised by the level of fan animosity so early on The Other Way. He added: “People are really crazy about the show”.
Even with all the targeting from 90 Day Fiance followers, Corey Rathgeber seems to be taking it in stride. Even though the negativity may surprise him at times, he doesn’t seem to be letting it affect him too much. If anything, he is more worried for Evelin Villegas than himself. Some 90 Day Fiance followers are calling Corey Rathgeber and Evelin Villegas the new Jorge and Anfisa Nava. But, Corey doesn’t seem to see much there in terms of the comparison.
90 Day Fiance: Corey Defends Evelin Villegas
Speculation among 90 Day Fiance and TLC fans is that Evelin Villegas and American Corey Rathgeber’s storyline may not be truthful. The premise of The Other Way is that six Americans leave everything behind to start over in a new country. The fact that the pair have been dating for over four years throws a wrench in that. Add to this, many fans are saying they have owned and run a bar together in Ecuador. All of this leads some 90 Day Fiance watchers to believe something doesn’t add up.
Corey Rathgeber defended himself and Evelin Villegas in the interview. He said that the premise of The Other Way isn’t the same as other shows like Before the 90 Days. He said that no one is trying to hide the fact that he and Evelin Villegas have been dating for over four years. Even if some things don’t add up for viewers, it seems Corey is standing by his relationship and not trying to mislead watchers.
Interestingly, he added that Evelin gets even more viewer hate than he does. Corey said viewers criticize things like her teeth and the way she looks, but said she has better teeth than he does. He also talked about the fact that a lot of people in Evelin’s home town never leave it, let alone leave the country and go to America. He said it was a big step for her to do what she did.
What to Expect from the Couple
Right now, it’s still early in the 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way season. It’ll be interesting to see how Evelin Villegas and Corey Rathgeber progress in their relationship as the episodes air. In the meantime, it seems Corey is maintaining a positive attitude when it comes to dealing with viewer backlash.
In addition, he said he has no problem deleting his Instagram if things get too heated. At the same time, he also said he appreciates 90 Day Fiance fans and the passion they have for the show. He acknowledged that without that fan base, him and Evelin wouldn’t have this opportunity.
Stay tuned for 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way Monday nights on TLC.
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