90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days‘ Erika Owens just dished on her messy and intense relationship with Stephanie Matto. In a recent interview, the Australian woman spilled the tea on everything, including the reason why their relationship ultimately ended. Plus, Erika gave her opinion on the harsh criticism her ex is facing about her struggle with sexuality. So, what’s the scoop?
90 Day Fiance: Erika Owens & Stephanie Matto’s Explosive Ending
In the finale of 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days, the tension between Stephanie Matto and her girlfriend Erika Owens came to a head. Throughout the entirety of their journey, Stephanie has not only struggled with her bisexuality but also her jealousy. It’s not what Erika had expected from the woman, who’s online presence made her out to be carefree.
But, it took Erika saying that she didn’t want to keep their relationship a secret for Stephanie to explode. As we saw on the show, Erika came out to her parents about her 90 Day Fiance romance with Stephanie. Yet, she revealed she had been in an on and off relationship with a closeted woman for ten years.
This caused Stephanie to let her jealousy get the best of her and the two fought on 90 Day Fiance. It ended with the New York native smashing a ceramic bowl and storming out. When she returned, after some more squabbling, she decided that they were “never” going to be on the same page and ended it.
Erika Reveals Real Reason For Split & Aftermath?
Now that their ending has played out on television, Erika Owens is speaking out on the biggest questions regarding her 90 Day Fiance experience. One of them is the doubt that Stephanie Matto is actually a bisexual. Some have accused her of coming on the show for publicity.
In an interview with ET, Erika said that “‘I’m not gonna sit here and say that she is something or she isn’t”. She said she doesn’t believe that “it’s fair for them [fans] to say that in the first place”. Although Erika did admit that she would have told Stephanie not to come to Australia on 90 Day Fiance had she known, “aspects of my life were dealbreakers ” for the other woman.
Another big reason for their split was Stephanie’s seemingly neverending jealousy when it came to Erika’s past relationships and her friends. Instead of the long-distance being the issue, Erika says it was actually the blogger’s insecurities that did them in. In the end, they just weren’t “compatible”.
— Andrew Grose (@GroseAndrew) June 1, 2020
90 Day Fiance: Will Erika & Stephanie Salvage Their Relationship?
Currently, Erika Owens is single and isn’t sure whether or not she and Stephanie Matto will ever fix things. She says that the entire thing “was not good mentally for me”. It put her in a “negative headspace” and she wasn’t okay for “a couple of weeks” after it all went down”. Only time will tell if the two will be able to put the past behind them and at least be able to be friends with each other.
Part 1 of the Before the 90 Days Tell-All airs Sunday at 8/7c on TLC.
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