The 90 Day Fiancé franchise always adds interesting couples to the cast, and when a new couple joins the show, fans compare them to pairs who appeared in the previous seasons. Even if an international pair hasn’t been on the show before, they face issues in their relationships that are similar to those of other couples.
On 90 Day Fiancé, each couple is documented while going through the K-1 visa process, whether they plan to live in the U.S. or another country. The relationships on the show have the same problems. such as cheating allegations, using an American partner for money (or a Green Card), and disagreements about starting a family. Oftentimes, outside influences, such as family members and friends, can complicate these situations.
Loyal fans who watch 90 Day Fiancé sometimes feel like the franchise is becoming repetitive. The new season of 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days introduced seven new couples, with Usman “Sojaboy” Umar being the only returning cast member from season 4. Fans of the franchise have been begging for fresh faces for a while, but they seem similar to old cast members in a variety of notable ways.
Couples Who Have Big Age Gaps
Angela Deem and Michael Ilesanmi entered the franchise on Before the 90 Days season 2. Fans were amused by their 23-year age gap, and everyone assumed that Michael was using Angela for money, and to get into the U.S. When Lisa Hamme and Usman appeared on Before the 90 Days season 4, fans saw them as another version of Angela and Michael. Angela and Lisa are older American women with younger Nigerian men. Both couples made it down the aisle, but Lisa and Usman’s marriage didn’t last. Usman moved on with 50-year-old Kim Menzies on Before the 90 Days season 5. Since Angela and Kim can’t have kids due to their age, Michael and Usman suggested they add a second wife, which is legal in Nigeria. These types of couples entice producers because it’s clear that none of them have a real romantic connection or a bright future.
Couples With Opposite Personalities
On 90 Day Fiancé season 8, three couples with opposite personalities were on the show. Natalie Mordovtseva and Mike Youngquist, Julia Trubkina and Brandon Gibbs, and Yara Zaya and Jovi Dufren had their share of struggles. Mike, Brandon, and Jovi are simple, “All-American” men from small towns. Natalie, Yara, and Julia are from big cities in Ukraine and Russia and appreciate the finer things in life. They have stronger personalities than their partners and can be demanding. These 90DF women experienced a culture shock because life in America was calmer than they expected. Caleb Greenwood and Alina Kasha on Before the 90 Days season 5 have the most in common with these couples, since Alina is also from Russia. Alina is a singer who has a lot of friends, and Caleb prefers meditating in a quiet space. Producers like to see how opposite partners attract, as it makes for great television.
Couples With Beautiful Women Dating Average Men
90 Day Fiancé has iconic couples in the franchise that consist of beautiful women dating average men. Russ and Paola Mayfield from season 1, and Colt Johnson and Larissa Lima from season 6, are memorable to fans. Paola and Larissa are bold, outspoken Latina women. They are not afraid to reprimand their American partners, especially when criticized by their families. Gino Palazzolo and his girlfriend Jasmine Pineda from Before the 90 Days season 5 fit into this category because of their similarities to Colt and Larissa. Gino pays for Jasmine’s plastic surgery, and Larissa got procedures without paying for it herself. International women use American men for their money because the men will do anything to upgrade their partner’s looks. Fans enjoy these storylines because it confirms a cast members’ “gold digger” status on the show.
The TLC network casts similar types of couples on 90 Day Fiancé because they know what interests fans from the seasons before. If a similar couple becomes popular from the show, casting directors look for the same kinds of people to keep it interesting. If 90DF producers are successful with their casting the first time around, there’s no reason why following the same pattern wouldn’t work in future seasons.