90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After star Larissa Dos Santos Lima (Eric Nichols’ girlfriend) dished on alleged production meddling from TLC. The network fired Larissa (Colt Johnson’s ex-wife) back in September – and she wasn’t happy about it.
90 Day Fiance: Fired Larissa Dos Santos Lima Claps Back at TLC
90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After celeb Larissa Dos Santos Lima appears to have an ax to grind with the network ever since they cut ties with her. And she had something to say about her storyline with Eric Nichols on the show. A major part of her story on the recently-concluded season was her plastic surgery transformation.
Larissa Dos Santos Lima gets a lot of cosmetic work done to achieve her ideal look. And as viewers know, going under the knife doesn’t come cheap. Larissa said on Happily Ever After that she wanted her boyfriend, Eric Nichols, to pick up the tab. But, Larissa claims that’s not the case at all. According to her, she foot the bill for everything herself.
90 Day Fiance: Larissa Not Strapped for Cash
Larissa Dos Santos Lima didn’t stop there. She certainly seems to have a chip on her shoulder since her firing. And she took the time to flex when talking about the state of her finances. Even though TLC pays its stars, the money they get from filming isn’t very much (in show-biz standards). And according to Larissa, she makes more in “two weeks” than what TLC pays her in a year – including spinoffs and Tell-All appearances.
Like many 90 Day Fiance stars, Larissa Dos Santos Lima used her time in the spotlight to branch out into other things. And this includes things like shout-out videos for fans – as well as her own paid content. So, she claims she is not low on cash by any means. In addition, she even landed a magic show gig after the network let her go.
Many fans thought that Eric has used the proceeds from the sale of his Las Vegas house to pay for Larissa’s plastic surgery. However, a timeline of events shows that Eric was only under contract for his house, and he had not yet closed and collected any money.
TLC Scripting Scenes?
With recent claims from cast members like Deavan Clegg and Cassia Tavares, Larissa Dos Santos Lima’s recent allegations add more fuel to the fire. According to Larissa, Eric Nichols paying for her plastic surgery was “created by the show” to get viewers talking.
Larissa Dos Santos Lima talked about some of the hardest things about filming 90 Day Fiance now that she’s no longer part of the franchise. She says the hardest part was creating a “character” and “situations” – as well as feeling “obligated” to do “certain things”.
Other cast members said production makes them repeat lines – and use things like props. Meanwhile, because they have no say in how scenes are edited, production could splice scenes together to maximize drama – and keep viewers tuning in.
Whether or not 90 Day Fiance scenes follow a script is an ongoing topic. According to many stars, the relationships are real – even if production influences certain aspects to maximize drama. And judging by how many couples are still together, there’s certainly some truth to that.
Eric Nichols’ Girlfriend Living Her Best Life
Meanwhile, Larissa talked about her life after 90 Day Fiance. And she opened up about what it’s like being her own boss. She seems to enjoy all the freedom that comes with that. Larissa can work from anywhere that has a Wi-Fi connection. She said she chats daily with people that “worship” her. In addition, she discovers “more and more” about herself in the process.
So, even if Larissa may still be bitter about the way TLC let her go, she certainly enjoys the freedom of not having to answer to anyone. And she seems to live her best life with Eric Nichols in Colorado, too.
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