90 Day Fiance

90 Day Fiancé: Cast Members Who Deserved Better In Their Relationships

The 90 Day Fiancé franchise has resulted in a number of successful marriages, though fans have not been equally supportive of all unions. While some couples have stayed together over the years, that doesn’t mean their relationships come across as happy or healthy. Likewise, 90 Day Fiancé fans have celebrated when some relationships finally ended after nothing but dysfunction was shown while on the show. Discover which 90 Day Fiancé cast members deserved better in their relationships.

When it comes to the 90 Day Fiancé franchise, viewers are often quite opinionated. However, their views on cast members have often evolved as more content is shown. For example, Juliana Custodio was first written off as a gold digger for marrying older American Michael Jessen, but viewers have since come to praise the Brazilian model and support her during the couple’s divorce. Meanwhile, Mike Youngquist first started out as normal and relatable, though the demise of his marriage to Natalie Mordovtseva ended up seeing both halves of the couple painted in a very ugly light.

On the other hand, viewers sometimes give up on cast members if they refuse to end their relationships. 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way season 3 viewers first had a lot of sympathy for Corey Rathgeber and Alina for being mistreated by their respective partners. However, when Corey refused to dump his verbally abusive wife Evelin and Alina got engaged to creepy and controlling Steven Johnston, many viewers felt their patience running out. Discover which cast members remained sympathetic to 90 Day Fiancé fans.

Rosemarie Vega

Rosemarie Vega will always be one of the most beloved cast members. The young Filipina single mother refused to compromise herself for her relationship after her older American partner Big Ed Brown mistreated her. Big Ed shocked 90 Day Fiancé: Before The 90 Days season 4 viewers with the cruel way he spoke to his younger girlfriend. The American was critical of Rose’s body hair, bad breath due to an ulcer, and impoverished living situation. He frequently insulted Rose and acted like she was lucky to be with him. Viewers thought Rose deserved far better than Big Ed – a conclusion that she, fortunately, reached on her own after she broke up with him.

Amira Lollysa 

Amira Lollysa and Andrew Kenton’s troubled season 8 relationship left viewers overwhelmingly siding with the French woman. Andrew and Amira’s failed attempts to meet up resulted in Amira being detained in Mexico while a carefree Andrew enjoyed his time at their resort. Viewers were horrified when Andrew wanted Amira to once again meet him in another country despite her recent detainment for attempting just that. However, the real problems began once the couple split. Andrew, furious over being painted the bad guy, started an online smear campaign against Amira. Viewers declared Andrew a franchise villain and declared that Amira deserved far better than her cruel and vindictive former partner.

Tasha Rosenbrook 

Tasha Rosenbrook was featured in one of the most heartbreaking 90 Day Fiancé plotlines of all time. Tasha’s father Eric Rosenbrook had his Indonesian girlfriend Leida Margaretha join him in Wisconsin in season 6. Leida was unhappy that Eric paid child support and disliked his children from the start, while Tasha also wasn’t happy that her father was dating the younger woman. In one of the franchise’s most controversial moments of all time, Leida kicked Tasha out of her own home and obtained a restraining order against the teenager. Franchise fans were horrified when Eric backed Leida’s cruel decision, and the couple has since been regarded as mega-villains, while 90 Day Fiancé fans expressed their sympathy for young Tasha.

Michael Ilesanmi 

Michael Ilesanmi has appeared on numerous shows with his now-estranged wife Angela Deem. The couple most recently chronicled the demise of their marriage on 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? season 6. Angela was on her all-time worst behavior when it came to her treatment of Michael. The American grandmother exhibited controlling, verbally abusive, and downright unhealthy behavior. First, older Angela misled Michael about her ability and desire to have children so that he would marry her. Then, she began flirting heavily with her doctor, even though she was very jealous of Michael. Angela often cursed Michael out over the phone and even tried to illegally track him at one point. Viewers were in agreement that Michael could do far better than Angela.

Nikki Shoemaker


Nikki Shoemaker was only 19 when she appeared with 58-year-old Mark Shoemaker in season 3. Viewers were deeply uncomfortable by the age gap between the couple, as Nikki was younger than all of Mark’s adult children. Even more uncomfortable was the fact that Mark treated Nikki like a child. He tried to force his Filipina wife to wear his daughter’s old clothing and also banned her from touching his car windows. Many viewers have expressed extreme concern for Nikki over the years, as she has disappeared from the spotlight entirely along with Mark ever since they tried to sue TLC. Mark’s daughter has resurfaced on social media to slam her father and confirm his marriage to Nikki, while viewers remain concerned about Nikki’s well-being.

Syngin Colchester 

Syngin Colchester and Tania Maduro appeared on 90 Day Fiancé season 7 and recently announced their split on social media ahead of their appearances on 90 Day: The Single Life. Tania has earned herself the reputation of a franchise villain due to the way she treated her South African husband. Tania had little regard for the feelings of Syngin or anyone else. She left Syngin for a month during his 90-day visa to go on a business trip, causing early tension in their relationship. Tania told Syngin he wasn’t her “soul mate” because her ex was and refused to communicate with him while she was away. She has been called out for being selfish, cruel, and potentially unfaithful. Franchise fans were happy to hear that Syngin and Tania are over and that he is looking for a new partner on The Single Life, as many viewers think he deserves better.

Olga Koshimbetova

Olga Koshimbetova from 90 Day Fiancé season 6 is another cast member who dealt with an unkind partner. Olga and Steven Frend were each only 20 when Olga became pregnant during a summer trip to the United States. However, only Steven used his young age as an excuse for mistreating his partner. The American man displayed shockingly insensitive behavior while Olga was dealing with labor and the early stages of motherhood. Steven was jealous over the time Olga spent with their newborn son and expressed no sympathy or support during his birth. 90 Day Fiancé fans were furious with Steven’s cruel attitude and thought kind-hearted new mom Olga deserved a far more compassionate partner.


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