90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days cast member Caleb recalled how “jarring” it felt for him to see Russian girlfriend Alina Kasha when they met for the first time in Turkey. Caleb and Alina have a unique 90 Day Fiancé storyline that goes back 13 years into their past when she added him on Facebook to practice her English. Because of their interest in pursuing a romantic relationship, Alina, with her rare condition called Diastrophic Dysplasia was worried about Caleb going “ew” when he would see her in a wheelchair. And as expected, Caleb who was slammed for insisting on picking Alina up, or not doing the bare minimum of booking an accessible hotel room for her, made plenty more uncomfortable comments about her height upon seeing her.
Fans haven’t been too welcoming towards Caleb thanks to him calling himself an “a**h***” and relating to 90 Day Fiancé cast member Jesse Meester the most. He has failed to impress TLC viewers making them wonder if Caleb is a Steven Johnston 2.0 in the making or a new version of Andrew Kenton. Seeing Alina upset over him not finding the right room for her, or him feeling jealous of her BFF Band best friend Elijah accompanying them to Turkey has given Caleb lots of minus points. His behavior has come across as inconsiderate, making many doubt if Caleb is ready to date Alina, and if he even loves her.
A preview clip from the upcoming 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days episode 3 posted by People picks up where episode 2 left off. Caleb and Alina meet face to face and he seems smitten by his online girlfriend’s charm, even calling her “beautiful” when she takes her mask off. However, Caleb is concerned during his confessional when he explains why he “needs time to adjust being with a little person.” Arizona resident Caleb shares that during their video calls so far, he’s only seen Alina waist up. “So it’s really jarring to see her in comparison to my own size,” claims Caleb.
To her face, bodybuilding champ Caleb tells Alina that it’s “surreal” for him to see her in person. As soon as it came out of his mouth, he corrects himself that it’s due to them knowing each other for a long time. “I think you look great,” Caleb compliments Alina. “But, you’re smaller than I thought,” he tells says to her, and Alina’s face immediately drops as she asks if it is “weird” for him. With hesitation, Caleb mutters that “it’s different.” The usually chirpy Alina looks at him dumbfounded. The next scene shows Caleb pushing Alina’s wheelchair since Elijah had not followed her inside.
The rest of Alina and Caleb’s journey will continue on Sunday’s episode of 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days. There have been speculations about Caleb and Alina’s relationship not working out. In fact, Alina herself noticed a Tinder notification sound on Caleb’s phone when she was watching him doing the Darcey Silva bath in the airport bathroom. Recently, 90 Day Fiancé star Amira Lollysa was also spotted flirting with Caleb on his shirtless photo. Will the insecurity that Alina has admitted to having wreck her romance with Caleb or will it be something else entirely that forces them to go back to being friends?