’90 Day Fiance’: Kalani Family’s Disdain for Asuelu – Did TLC Get it Backwards?

90 Day Fiance stars Kalani Faagata and Asuelu Pulaa have a long road ahead of them when it comes to her family. Kalani took to social media after Sunday’s episode. She pushed back at the awful things folks were saying about her sister, Kolini Faagata. But from what TLC’s 90 Day Fiance viewers saw on Sunday’s show, her family did seem a bit hard on the man from Samoa.

90 Day Fiance – Rough Road for Kalani Faagata With Asuelu Pulaa

Kalani Faagata’s father and sister set the pace for the family dinner comments. What they had to say didn’t put Asuelu Pulaa in a good light. They seem to think Asuelu took advantage of Kalani, which resulted in the birth of their beautiful baby boy, Oliver.

But considering the age difference between the two, some fans think it could be the other way around. Kalani is worldly, almost 30 and from Los Angles. Asuelu was barely 20 when they met. He was a naive young man from a small fishing village.

Asuelu Pulaa sat through Kalani’s father reading him the riot act. Her father made it very clear how it wouldn’t be a good thing if Asuelu hurt his daughter and grandson. Then Kolini had a problem with Asuelu acting like a father to his son. She felt he didn’t have the right to so. This is Especially after not being around for the first several months of his life.

90 Day Fiance – Fans Clap Back

Some 90 Day Fiance fans also saw this differently than Kalani’s family did.  Asuelu’s visa entailed a mountain of paperwork and it cost money. That’s money that Asuelu didn’t have. This kept him away. The blame of Kalani’s pregnancy, well, many fans used the old adage – “it takes two to tango.”

Kalani Faagata is 28  and Asuelu Pulaa is 23, so it’s not as if he was an older man seducing a teenager. Many fans jumped behind Asuelu’s plight and lashed out against Kalani’s family online.

90 Day Fiance – Disdain for Asuelo Pulaa  At Faagata Family’s Table

Kalani Faagata shared on the TLC show that her sister acted like Oliver’s father from the time he was born.  It seems Kalani understood the animosity Kolini harbored toward Asuelu for a few reasons.

Apparently, Kalani told her sister a while back that Asuelu cheated on her. This happened after she returned to the states. It was also during the time she was pregnant. While Asuelu Pulaa did have another brief relationship, it occurred after Kalini had broken up with him. The couple was on-again and off-again during Kalani’s pregnancy. This was something she neglected to tell her sister at the time.

90 Day Fiance – Kolini Faagata First Father to Oliver

Kalani Faagata did come clean with her sister but not until recently. She did this by explaining that Asuelo had sex with another woman while they were broken up. This still didn’t change Kolini’s mind about her nephew’s father.

When it comes to Asuelo, Kalina’s father believes he might have hooked onto Kalani Faagata to get to the states. Asuelo is only 23-years-old and she is 28, which Kalani’s dad pointed out. During a confession-like conversation, her father shared concerns about Asuelu Pulaa. He said, “My biggest concern is he’s only 23 years old and he’s coming from the island to the United States.”

Faagata Family Big Roadblock

Fans found the treatment that Asuelu endured from Kalini’s father and sister disgraceful. They got to watch this on Sunday’s episode. Fans took to the social media sites to get behind the Samoan man. Furthermore, they conveyed how Asuelu looked as if he enjoyed spending time with Kalani Faagata and his son.

90 Day Fiance followers expressed their thoughts about the family’s rather backward thinking of Asuelu Pulaa. If he was a man who ignored his son, that would be one cry. But he is there and attempting to fill the shoes of a father.

Kalani Faagata Defends Sister Kolini

It appears Kalani is between a rock and a hard place with her family and Asuelu Pulaa. Kalani wants him there and doing his part as a good father to her son.  She does, however, see how her sister’s disdain for Asuelu originated. A couple of examples below sum up the mindset of the fans complaining about her family’s behavior.

Kalani Faagata clapped back at the fans who spoke up about her family’s behavior. Kalani wrote:

“My sister WAS Oliver’s dad for his first five months. She watched him when I had to go back to work for Asuelu’s papers, she bought all of the sh*t I didn’t get from my baby shower, and let me skip rent/bills when I had to buy his plane tickets for his interviews and doctor’s appointments. Asuelu wasn’t paid in coconuts, dumbasses—he made $600 American a month, with no bills. As a sister, if you know you’re throwing downtime and money to help your nephew, and know that the father isn’t helping in ways that he could—YOU’D BE SALTY TOO!”

90 Day Fiance – Did Faagata Family Get Asuelu Pulaa All Wrong?

Many fans note Asuelu Pulaa isn’t running away from his responsibilities. He’s in America where he intends to make a life for Kalani Faagata and Oliver. This is one 90 Day Fiance couple that might find a tough road to marriage with Kalani’s family interfering. This is a couple to keep an eye on for sure!

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Roz Zurko

Soaps are an infatuation of mine and reality TV lets me be that fly on the wall when it comes to witnessing all types of behavior, as it never amazes me what people will say and do with the cameras rolling.