’90 Day Fiance’: Marta Catfished by Internet Prank Star – Daya Not Real?

90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days’ Marta Maldanado has seemingly been catfished by an internet prankster, according to fans of the TLC show. According to fans, Marta’s online romance, Daya, is not real. Instead, she may be talking to Aboubakr Ziani – a Moroccan social media prankster.

The TLC show, 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days, says Marta is a stripper and single mom of two young kids. It turns out her story on 90 Day Fiance is going to end up a bit different than expected. Marta looks to be the first person on the show who was ever catfished, even though several times it looked like it was going to happen. She never ends up meeting her man or marrying him according to 90 Day Fiance spoilers.

Marta Maldanado – custody problems crash Algeria plans

It turns out that Marta Maldanado will never make it to Algeria on this season of 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days. Even if Daya was real, it’s been revealed that Marta’s trip to meet Daya would not take place as planned. She was supposed to go in April and see him, but it fell through. This was all over a custody dispute with her ex and even ended her up with a felony charge that will be explained below.

Marta Maldanado was charged with a felony count of Interfering With Custody Beyond Visitation. The thing is, Marta plead guilty to the charge in July. She never ended up going to prison over it, though. The court withheld an entry of judgment as both of them agreed to a deferred prosecution agreement with a hearing scheduled for December. It will be interesting to see how it turns out in the end.

Marta’s Custody case then a catfish?

In addition to Marta’s custody issues with her ex, all neatly left off 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days by TLC, there’s the question of who is Daya really? It looks like Marta is getting catfished. The photo of Daya used by TLC appears to belong to a Moroccan internet star named Aboubakr Ziani.

The internet prankster has a lot of followers and is very popular in his country. His humor is similar to that of Sacha Baron Cohen, the man known for playing Borat. This could also be part of the reason Marta never made it to Algeria. If she found out that Daya wasn’t who she thought he was, then she might have never made the trip.


Trip delayed by “Daya”?

On 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days this week, Marta seemed to have it all planned out. Even if Daya is real, and Marta’s not getting punked, he must have not wanted her to come. To get into Algeria, you need an invitation from a resident. Daya (or whomever he is) never provided one – so that means no trip to Algeria. Early spoilers for the 90 Day tell-all special say she wasn’t there for that either.

It is pretty interesting that Marta still ended up on 90 Day Fiance after all of this went down. They could have just cut her out of the show, but there must be a story to tell. She did come into the show a few weeks late. This is probably partially because her storyline isn’t near as big as the others. Or it could be that TLC decided to use what footage they had since they went to the expense to shoot it.

Marta still pushing Arabic themes on social media

On 90 Day Fiance, Marta talks to her kids about Daya. She says she will miss them when she is gone. It turns out that she allegedly wanted to take the kids with her, but that didn’t work out. Marta was supposed to give the children back to their dad. She apparently refused because he wouldn’t sign paperwork allowing the children to have a passport.

You have to have a signature from both parents to get one or it will be denied.  According to sources, he didn’t want the children taken to Algeria to meet her “boyfriend.”

While this whole thing smells to high heaven of hard-boiled catfish, Marta added an Arabic signature onto her name on her Linked In profile and some Muslim elements here and there on her social media.

Hopefully, 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days will end up showing some of what went down on this season. The fact that they brought her on the show at all means at least some of her story will play out over the season. If she goes missing after just an episode or two, at least we got to meet her and her (alleged) pole dancing mama as TLC edited the show so it sounded like she’s a third generation stripper.

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