90 Day Fiance: TLC Frauding Fans on Leida’s “Rich” Lifestyle and Eric as the Broke Boyfriend?

90 Day Fiance is back for season 6 with Leida Margaretha and Eric Rosenbrook. Their tale seems like a reverse Cinderally story but is TLC frauding again? Here’s the info on Leida’s “rich” lifestyle and questions on whether the TLC show is being honest or heavily editing and selling a storyline that’s more dramatic than accurate.

TLC’s 90 Day Fiance – Known for Fakery

The new season of 90 Day Fiance just began, but already there’s evidence that the show is taking a heavy hand and scripting scenes for its “reality” show. First, there were the airport antics last week with Asuelu Pulaa and Kalani Faagata. She said that the production crew talked Asuelu into doing the dance to stir up drama and is intentionally making everything with her look racial. Kalani is not happy with TLC.

Last season was filled with fraud and scripted scenarios too according to inside info. Ricky Reyes conspired with Sharp Entertainment, the production company, to set up fake scenes. “Melissa” was allegedly an actress hired to play the role. Ricky was talking to Ximena Parra, but lied about Melissa to hurt her feelings and generate drama. It’s a messy business being on reality television. This season seems more of the same.

Who is Leida Margaretha Anyway?

There are loads of questions about Leida Margaretha. First, is that really her name? Check out her YouTube channel she runs with Eric Rosenbrook to see the truth. There she lists her name as Aya “CoCo” Cohen. She and Eric smushed their names together for the company name Cohen Rosen. She also has herself listed as an actress and has an agent. So is she doing some “acting” on 90 Day Fiance?

If she is acting, she’s fully committed to the role since Eric Rosenbrook and Leida Margaretha (Aya Cohen) got married months ago. They seem happy and busy judging by their videos and social media posts on their lives. Leida’s son Alessandro is here in the US with Leida and Eric plans to adopt him. Still no word on what the child’s biological father thinks of that.

Is Leida’s Family Wealthy – Will Eric Rosenbrook Disappoint?

So there’s some 90 Day Fiance controversy swirling around Leida Margaretha and Eric Rosenbrook that she disputes. TLC is pushing an image of Leida as a rich Indonesian settling down with (and settling for) a middle to low-income earning American. This guy is older, had three kids with his ex, has a tiny apartment he was sharing with his daughter, and pays a pile of child support each month.

But according to 90 Day Fiance Tea, Leida’s ex David says this isn’t real. They report that her ex says Leida’s not spoiled and Eric is not broke. Their source says that Leida’s car in Indonesia (and other luxuries) come from her ex. The report then unravels into some craziness about Leida not being allowed back to Japan because she was street racing and killed two people.

That sounds insane but it is 90 Day Fiance, so it’s hard to say. Leida clapped back, as you can see below and then Eric put a video on their channel slapping at the guy too. If there is some truth to this smack talk, you can bet someone will dig it up before the season of 90 Day Fiance is done.

Rich or Poor – What’s the Truth on 90 Day Fiance?

We did some digging and found the cost of living in Indonesia is much cheaper than America. So, 90 Day Fiance isn’t being transparent about that. Rent in the US is almost 400% higher than there. Consumer and grocery prices are 100% more in the US and the local purchasing power is three times as much in America.

For instance, a $50 meal at a restaurant here would run you about $10 there. It cost about 25 cents to use public transportation in Indonesia versus more than $2 in the US. You can get a taxi for an hour there for less than $3. To go see a movie it’ll cost you about $3. Private full-day preschool is a bargain at less than $70 a month. A three bedroom apartment in a nice area costs around $500.

Leida is “Straight Up Middle Class” Says Indonesian Source

Though 90 Day Fiance would have you believe that Eric Rosenbrook found himself a wealthy princess online, the average Indonesian earns around $325 a month (not a week – a month!). An Indonesian shared on Reddit that “TLC is straight frauding us into believing Leida is super wealthy”. The person speaking up says they’re from the same country and admits the 90 Day Fiance cast member does likely have servants.

The source said the income disparity in Indonesia is so high that “literally the majority of middle class have maids and drivers”. They added, “it’s no indication of extreme affluence”. The person said they wanted to get this off their chest because they “know TLC is gonna milk the sh*t outta this wealthy background story”. The verdict from the Indonesian Redditor is: “Leida is middle class not rich.  You being frauded”.

This should be no surprise to regular 90 Day Fiance watchers. The production team seems to like to script their unscripted show to amp the drama and this season is no exception. Still, for fans, it’s very watchable so tune in Sunday nights on TLC.

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