90 Day Fiance – Ricky Lied to TLC – Melissa Not His Girlfriend on Before the 90 Days?

Tonight on 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days, we may find out Ricky Reyes pulled a fast one on TLC’s production team about Melissa. Did the lovelorn little photographer fib about his romance with Melissa? Some savvy Redditors may have cracked the case and proven that Ricky puffed up the romance for TV drama and things are not quite what they seem.

90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days Ricky Reyes in a Romance or Not?

On the episode of 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days tonight, Ricky Reyes seems to be waiting, heartbroken, for the love of his life Melissa to meet him at that restaurant in Medellin, Colombia. But is everything as it seems? He admitted to sending Melissa money and that much might be true, but is he being catfished or not? Some trepid social media investigators grabbed screenshots from 90 Day Fiance of his texts with Melissa that tell another story.

90 Day Fiance - Before the 90 Days - Ricky Reyes - text messages

We saw on the last 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days, that he packed his bags and headed to Colombia with a ring in his pocket, ready to propose. It sure seems awful that Melissa didn’t show up to meet her man. However, the text messages grabbed and translated show that their texts are friendly, not romantic.

Ricky Reyes’ Translated Texts

In the screenshot above, caputred from 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days, Ricky texted: “en serio como amigo y amigas quiero invitar le tu a un restaurante luxury en Medellin una de los mas mejor… por favor piensalo te prometo es como amigo y amiga… gracias te prometo que soy un hombre respetoso.”

90 Day Fiance - Before the 90 Days - Ricky Reyes text messages

That translates to: “seriously as friends, I want to invite you to a luxury restaurant in Medellin, one of the best. Please think about it. I promise you it’s like just friends. Thank you I promise that I am a respectful man.”

Does that sound like a torrid online romance on 90 Day Fiance? Whomever Melissa is – and let’s hope she shows up tonight, it doesn’t seem like there’s anything intimate going on between them or loving.

Is Ricky Reyes sending Melissa money? Maybe. Is he being honest with TLC about his “romance”? Maybe not.

He also texted: “aqui pensando que menos de dos semena estoy en Medellin y te vey a ver… tratando ha retsajar…”

Which translates roughly to: “I’m here thinking that in less than two weeks, I’m in Medellin and I’ll see you… I want to see how pretty you are.”

A shoutout to MetallicPeacock27 on Reddit for translating and busting this possible fib. Soap Dirt staff also checked the translation of the texts and there’s nothing romantic there as far as the eye can see.

Ricky’s other texts on 90 Day Fiance include him telling her about a trip to NYC for business, asking her about her university work, and telling her that she’ll make a good psychologist. Not much lovey-dovey talk (actually none at all) in these texts.

Ricky Met Someone Else in Columbia?

Other fans of 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days have spotted pics of Ricky with a brunette in Colombia who looks nothing like the blonde buxom Melissa that Ricky’s been showing pics of to the cameras on the TLC show. This begs the question of whether Ricky had a meet-cute with another Colombian while he was down there or what.

Be sure to watch TLC tonight for the latest 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days and check back with Soap Dirt often for more 90 Day Fiance spoilers and news.

Francine Chalmers

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