90 Day Fiance: The Other Way star Evelin Villegas is in hot water over her remark on Corey Rathgeber‘s weight. The Ecuador native faced criticism for saying that Corey needed to drop some weight on the Tell-All episode. Apparently, many find Evelin’s request insensitive, with some calling her a bully and body shamer.
Corey Rathgeber came to Evelin’s defense after fans attacked her online for body shaming him. However, Corey has shown a pattern of defending Evelin on 90 Day Fiance, even when she cheated on him.
90 Day Fiance: Evelin Villegas Speaks Out About Her Weight Loss Comment On Corey Rathgeber
Evelin Villegas finally broke her silence about her demanding that Corey Rathgeber had to lose weight before he could marry her. The 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way cast member publicly told her fiance that he gained a lot of weight and that he must lose them pronto. Corey has been under a lot of stress over the past few months with the death of his father, Evelin cheating on him, and moving to Ecuador. But, Evelin doesn’t seem to care about what he’s going through.
Evelin Villegas took to Instagram earlier this week and defended her comment. She went live with Corey in hopes of clearing her name from the 90 Day Fiance controversy. In the live video call, she maintained she never meant to body-shame Corey.
Evelin Villegas pointed out that her asking Corey Rathgeber to shed a few pounds is something they talked about as a couple. She added that the conversation was meant only for them. She added that it “shouldn’t be brought up that way on the [90 Day Fiance] Tell-All“.
Evelin Claims She’s Not Body-Shaming Corey – Says It’s All In Her Culture
By the looks of it, Evelin Villegas is not a fan of her portrayal on the show. The 90 Day Fiance celeb insisted that she “never meant to be a bully or body shamer” to Corey Rathgeber. She also noted that in her culture, it’s quite normal for people to be brutally honest with each other.
Evelin claimed that Ecuadorians tend to say their thoughts in all honesty, even if it sounds offensive to some. “Nobody gets offended here,” she added. “That’s the way the country works”.
However, not everyone’s impressed with Evelin Villegas’ reasoning. Apparently, some think she’s using her culture again as an excuse for her bad attitude. This is not the first time that she has used her culture to defend her words. Previously, the 90 Day Fiance star claimed that in their tradition, a man must pay for a woman’s expenses and take full responsibility. This did not sit well with many, especially since Corey Rathgeber literally spent all his life savings on her.
90 Day Fiance: Corey Says He Agrees With Evelin
Interestingly, Corey Rathgeber supports Evelin Villegas’ remarks, despite the criticism about his weight, the 90 Day Fiance star still takes his fiancee’s side. In an attempt to defend her, Corey revealed that he did gain at least 30 pounds.
Evelin describes herself as “super skinny”, and says Corey has put on some weight over the past months. Apparently, this somehow affected her eagerness to marry him.
“Evelin fears that in getting married, people tend to lose sight of being fit and healthy,” Corey Rathgeber said. He added that she is simply giving him “extra motivation” to lose weight.
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