’90 Day Fiance’: Stephanie Matto and Erika – First Same-Sex Couple on ‘Before the 90 Days’

90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days will feature same-sex couple Stephanie Matto and Erika. This is a first for the TLC program. And, this reveal is causing quite a stir among 90 Day Fiance fans. The spoiler for the upcoming episodes was just released. And, there’s a lot to dig into surrounding the fresh faces. What do we know so far about this new lesbian duo?

90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days – Stephanie Matto & Erika – First Same Sex Couple

New York native Stephanie Matto reveals in 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days spoiler clips that she found something special with a girl. Erika is from Australia. Certainly, they have an interesting story in terms of how they met. Stephanie is a social media influencer and popular YouTube content creator. And, Erika was one of her fans. Stephanie Matto is used to receiving a lot of DM’s in her line of work. But, she probably didn’t expect one of those messages to lead to her finding love.

The pair will be the first same-sex tandem on the spinoff. There is renewed interest whenever there are new cast members. It gives 90 Day Fiance watchers fresh meat to sink their teeth into. But, this is also breaking new ground for the show. And, it will be interesting to see how this new pair are received by watchers as things progress.

90 Day Fiance: Stephanie - Before the 90 Days

90 Day Fiance: Stephanie Hiding Erika on Before the 90 Days?

As with most 90 Day Fiance relationships at the start, Erika and Stephanie Matto exchanged messages online for a few months. But, there’s a catch. Stephanie is keeping both Erika and her sexual orientation a secret from her relatives. Certainly, this sets the stage for drama later on in the season. She isn’t sure how she will break the news to her family that she is going down under to see Erika.

Meanwhile, coming clean about her orientation isn’t the only thing Stephanie Matto has to contend with. In addition, she has a rare bone marrow condition called Aplastic anemia. The body doesn’t produce enough blood cells. And, this in turn leads to fatigue and a higher risk of infection. This makes traveling difficult. Especially because she needs clearance from her doctor in order to travel. Added to this, she’s also on a number of medications. So, she is risking her life and her health to travel to meet her girlfriend Erika on 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days.

What to Expect

90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days spoilers show Stephanie Matto’s family are against her traveling to Australia to meet in person Erika. But, she is adamant about traveling despite the risk. This will certainly add another layer of drama to their storyline and will likely keep viewers tuning in. Also, since this is Before the 90 Days and not the main franchise, the Americans have to travel to the foreign country – not the other way around.

Between Stephanie Matto’s health issues and her keeping her relationship with Erika a secret, there are a lot of interesting things to look forward to from this couple before the season even starts. Certainly, they are going to be a couple to watch when the new episodes air, February 23 at 8:00 on TLC.

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