90 Day Fiance Recap: Rachel Marries Jobless Trash Man Jon – Angela Victim of Nigerian Scam? – Before The 90 Days S2 E10 ‘Goodbye for Now’

The 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days recap of S2 E10 ‘Goodbye For Now’ finds Rachel Bear and Jon Walters getting hitched in the English countryside. Darcey Silva’s illusion of Jesse Meester is shattered for good and then Angela Deem goes home to a suspiciously low bank account.

Hazel Cagalitan goes from homeless to movin’ on up thanks to Tarik Myers. Ricky Reyes not-so-ex-wife sends a shady message to Ximena Parra. Meanwhile, Paul Staehle and Karine Martins try to cope with their loss.

90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days – Jon Walters Doesn’t Want a Ring On It

On Before the 90 Days, Jon Walters shovels baby food into gurgling happy Lucy Bear while Rachel Bear sulks over his slew of ex-girlfriends. They go to a jeweler to get wedding rings. Jon Walters does his best dumb and dumber imitation and asks if married men really wear rings. Even the jeweler is annoyed by Jon’s flimsy excuses for not wanting a ring because the ploy is obvious.

Jon Walters says, “I will feel it between my fingers” and insists he doesn’t wear (i.e., can’t afford) jewelry. Rachel Bear continues her descent into rock-bottom self-esteem as she questions why Jon doesn’t want a ring on it. Lucy brandishes a phone perhaps contemplating calling a therapist to deal with this mama drama then later practices walking, so she can run like Forrest one day soon.

Unemployed Groom Student Loan Stuns Rachel Bear

You’d think this 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days debacle couldn’t get any deeper – then it does. Jon Walters says he has more bad news to deliver to his bride to be. He confesses he couldn’t get the week off work to get hitched, so quit his job as a garbage sorter. Wonder if he’ll get a good reference…

Rachel Bear reminds the camera that they live paycheck to paycheck and then Jon Walters drops another debt dilemma. He tells her he owes 50 grand in student loans and his wages are garnished. He babbles about renting rooms to lodgers at his mum’s house to pay for Lucy’s daycare. There are enough red flags to blind a bull, yet Rachel Bear keeps trudging towards marriage.

That’s Your Cousin? Rachel Bear’s Sigh of Relief

Then on The 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days, Rachel heads to the rehearsal dinner to meet Jon’s friends and family. Jon invited an ex-girlfriend to attend, which drives Rachel off the deep end.

At the dinner Rachel Bear gives the stink eye to every girl there, not knowing which one is Jon Walters’ ex. She spots a pretty girl that’s a real looker at the table and the blood rushes from her face. Could it be the ex Jon invited? Alas, no, it’s a cousin. Rachel Bear almost collapses from relief because the ex was a no-show. Although if Rachel was smart, she might leave her trash man at the curb for someone else to pick up.

It’s time for the wedding and Rachel Bear says Jon has never seen her in eyeshadow or a dress. Jon and his naysaying sister wait for the wedding. Sister Abigail’s in charge of face-timing the US for Rachel’s family to see her sign her life away. The ceremony is quite nice and simple. Lucy chugs a bottle in Jon’s mum’s lap and Jon puts on the ring (for now).

Jesse Meester Smokes a Stogie – Darcey Silva Wails

90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days never falls short on drama when Darcey Silva and Jesse Meester are involved. After last week’s blow up, we find Darcey Silva ugly crying in yet another Uber meltdown. She’s spouting off about not wanting to go home “with bad energy”. Meanwhile, now-single Jesse smokes a stogie, carefree and happy in the New York street.

In textbook passive-aggressive form, he texts her to come back to the hotel. Jesse’s gonna give her his room “in the name of love”. This re-sparks their fight as Darcey says he will not control this break-up while she totally lets him do it. He again says he flew to New York to break up out of respect and love. But it might have been because TLC wanted a face to face break up to get some of that Jesse-Darcey drama that pleases the fans. If so, it worked.

Darcy Silva – I ain’t mad at ya, I ain’t mad at ya…

Before the 90 Days‘ Darcey is not having any of this. She’s so upset, a large vein pops up on her forehead like the Mississippi on a map. She says she’s going to have some fun in NYC. Jesse mocks her and tells her to go have some drinks. She tells him to eff off. It’s a classy exchange. Weirdly, Jesse says “I ain’t mad at ya” twice then leaves her to stew. 

The 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days cameras show Darcey crawling into bed. Cue more ugly crying as she insists she deserves better. Jesse gets his own room and strikes a pose staring out the window in a v-neck sweater. Cut to the morning after. Darcey tells the TLC crew that she and Jesse “got intimate”.

We see Jesse packing and saying that the situation is heartbreaking and that he’s leaving a piece of his Grinch-sized heart in NYC.

Before the 90 Days: He Said, She Said

Things got awkward on 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days as their statements on the night before differ drastically. Jesse says he found Darcey lying on the floor saying she was dying. He says he “stayed wiff her” because she said she couldn’t live without him. When asked if they had sex, his eyes widened, he denied it and said that she wanted it but he didn’t.

Darcey insists she was calm, in a chair when he found her and they did the deed not once, but twice. Either way, the deal is done and Jesse and his American flag scarf head home. He tells the cameras he won’t miss her. Darcey suits up in pleather, packs her emotional baggage and leaves. She piles into a car and heads to Connecticut, land of bias cut steak and illusion. 

90 Day Fiancé – Marta’s Not Leaving Milwaukee

The late-add to the cast of The 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days continues to mystify fans as literally nothing happens with Marta and her man. Marta Maldanado takes her mom to a bar and plies her with white zinfandel and breaks the news she’s not going to Algeria. She admits Daya never sent the letter of invitation and has stopped responding to messages.

Her mom is relieved that Marta won’t be the victim of a homicide as the psychic predicted. Marta is sad about this but mom gives her a pep talk. She assures her that she’s a strong woman who can support herself and raise a next-generation stripper without relying on a man. Gotta keep the family legacy alive. Will they bother inviting Marta to the tell-all  The 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days show when she’s got nothing to tell? Hope not.


Ricky Reyes’ Wife Texts Ximena – The 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days

On The 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days, very-married Ricky Reyes is packing to leave Colombia. He and Ximena Parra are ready to head to their prospective homes. Ximena is all smiles and talking about their future as fiances when she gets a shady text from Ricky’s “ex”. The ex tells Ximena that Ricky said he’s not serious about Ximena. Side note – RIcky is definitively NOT in the process of getting a divorce. Still no papers filed!

Ricky does a two-step shuffle of lies and babbles then admits he’s not yet divorced. Duh. He tells her to go the consulate so they can start the K-1 process. Poor Ximena hasn’t done the math on the fact that a married man can’t get a fiance visa to bring her to the US. Remarkably, Ximena still buys the lies and is actually sad that the chubby fraud is leaving!

90 Day Fiancé – Dean Back on the Scene

Next on The 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days, Tarik Myers is flying high now that his Asian Angelina doppelgänger said yes. Engaged Tarik and Hazel Cagalitan head back to reality to face Dean’s judgment. They grab a ride crammed in a tiny Hooville car. Hazel is scared to deal with Dean but Tarik holds up a weary Hazel’s hand to reveal the engagement ring.

Surprisingly, Dean congratulates them. Later, as Tarik packs to leave, Hazel tells the crew she will be homeless when he goes. As any good unscripted reality show would do, they prod her to tell Tarik. Hazel tells Tarik she has nowhere to live. He does a quick Google search and rents her a place right in that very building. Hazel is relieved but Tarik still can’t get action from his fiance that has a string of ex-boyfriends.

Tarik Myers & Hazel on 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days

On the way to the airport, Tarik and Hazel do some taxicab karaoke as she spits out a few lines from the rap song he wrote her. Later, producers ask if they had sex. Hazel is quick to confirm the visit was not conjugal. The pillow barrier stayed intact. Tarik laments that he now has to go back to “Daddying” but he’d much rather be “familying”.

He sure has a way with words – maybe that’s why he’s able to drop those sick rhymes. They say a tearful goodbye. Hazel says she misses him and loves him. Twirling the rock on her finger, she heads to her deluxe apartment in the sky. Cha-Ching.

Farewell Glorious Lagos Travel Inn

For the last time on 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days, we are back at the glorious Lagos Travel Inn. Big Ang packs up their room and asks for a quickie. Michael Ilesanmi says she makes him feel like a real man. They kiss and he cries. He seems genuinely sad that Angela Deem is taking her “Georgia ass face” back home.

After the longest airport goodbye ever, Angela leaves him with words of advice. “Stay off social media”. Michael tells her to quit smoking to which always-classy Angela replies, “kiss my ass!”. Michael sobs into a restroom paper towel and off she goes. With a ring on his finger, he’s one step closer to meeting his American idol. Seems like the 90 Day Fiance process  and a giant “please forgive me for cheating” cake worked – but wait…

Before the 90 Days: “Ma-chal, Wheres ma Money???”

Angela and Michael’s goodbye bliss is short-lived. Angela Deem touches down in Atlanta and goes to buy cigs to find her bank account drained. Michael dodges her calls so Ang calls a TLC 90 Day Fiance producer who forces him to get on the phone. Apparently, Angela trusted her Nigerian boy toy with her ATM card and $300 got deducted three times.

Michael stutters and stumbles and throws out denials, and words like bank summary and transactions. Angela implies he’s a Nigerian scammer, as she suspected all along, and tells him to go to hell. She goes off to smoke but then somewhere in DC, Donald Trump receives an anonymous campaign donation in the sum of $900 postmarked from Nigeria.


Paul Staehle & Karine Martins Cope With Loss on 90 Day Fiance

Again, we break from the humor of our usual recap to send our sincere condolences to Karine Martins and Paul Staehle on the loss of their unborn child. The silver lining is that Karine came out of the surgery just fine. Since then, we can confirm that she’s in a healthy pregnancy, so that’s great news for the newlyweds.

As we saw in Sunday’s episode of 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days, Paul is returning to the states to earn money. We wish them all the best as they continue their journey. Karine cries as he leaves, but as we know Paul is currently in Manaus, Brazil (he spoke with Soap Dirt from there recently), they are doing just fine and are still together!

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**This recap comes courtesy of guest blogger Natalie Smiley and in no way reflects the opinions of Soap Dirt or its staffers and affiliates (although we think it’s hilarious).