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    18 Behind-The-Scenes Facts About "90 Day Fiancé"

    Even the spinoffs don't show everything.

    1. To help keep the show realistic, the cast pay for their own flights out of pocket.

    Deavan says that they can't travel internationally if they don't have the money for it
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    In a vlog, 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way alum Deavan Clegg said that, because the cast members have chosen to travel internationally of their own accord, TLC doesn't cover their flights. However, she also said that the network does pay for their flights to the tell-all at the end of every season.

    2. Fernanda Flores from Season 6 celebrated her divorce by destroying her wedding dress as part of an art installation.

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    In a YouTube video, she wore the dress to an art gallery and had a team of artists splatter it with neon paint.

    3. Season 5 of 90 Day Fiancé wasn't Molly Hopkins's first starring role on reality TV.

    Molly says she can usually tell what size bra someone needs by looking at their picture
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    In 2013, Molly and her best friend/business partner Cynthia Decker had their own show called Double Divas. The Lifetime production focused on their custom bra boutique.

    4. Despite rumors it was staged, the producers from Season 4 of Before the 90 Days were just as surprised as Varya Malina was when she flew across the world to surprise Geoffrey, only to have his new girlfriend open the door.

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    In a vlog, Varya revealed the Geoffrey and Mary weren't even wearing mics because no one on the crew knew she would be at his house. Varya had spent three months planning and saving for her surprise visit from Russia.

    5. When 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way's Deavan Clegg was in the delivery room, the only camera crew consisted of her mom and a GoPro.

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    Deavan said that TLC didn't plan to shoot the birth of her son Taehyung, so she and her mom decided to film for them. Her mom also held a phone so Jihoon could watch via video call.

    6. Season 7's Michael Jessen and his ex-wife Sarah co-parent by living under the same roof with their respective spouses.

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    Michael and his wife Juliana Custodio told Entertainment Tonight that, with as much time as Sarah and her husband Sean were spending at their house, the move just made sense. Audiences watched Juliana and Sarah grow extremely close on the show.

    7. Rosemarie Vega grew up helping her dad delivery baby piglets at the pig farm she and Ed visited on Before the 90 Days.

    Ed covers his shoes in plastic bags at the pig farm
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    While Big Ed didn't feel very comfortable there, Rose was right at home. She revealed in a vlog that when she and her sister were younger, they used to drink coffee so they could stay up all night and wait for the piglets to be born.

    8. The Other Way's Corey Rathgeber and Evelin Villegas first met at a club when she asked him to dance...with her friend.

    Corey says that, when she came walking up to him, it felt like something that only happens in movies
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    In a vlog, Evelin explained that she'd gone dancing with a friend who was too shy to invite Corey to the dance floor herself. However, as he started to leave, Evelin danced with him herself.

    9. Elizabeth Potthaust Castravet said that, while Andrei comes across pretty blunt on 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After, he's actually a goofball when they're not on the show.

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    In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, she said that, when TLC films, he's not really able to "show his sweet self."

    10. "Big Ed" Brown found out about Before the 90 Days from a coworker who saw his post about going to visit Rosemarie.

    Ed says he added Rose as a friend, then bought a ticket to go meet her three months later
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    In an Access interview, Ed revealed that he hadn't heard about the show until he posted about his girlfriend on Facebook, the same platform where they met.

    11. Most of the couples film several months in advance, but sometimes the segments are only filmed a few weeks before airing.

    Deavan says she and Jihoon were the fastest to get cast in 90 Day history
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    Deavan said that she and Jihoon were the last to be cast for their season of The Other Way, so they were still filming at the start of the season.

    12. After rewatching Season 4 of Before the 90 Days, Stephanie Matto could "quite honestly say" that she didn't like the way she portrayed herself on the show.

    Steph says that if she were to take herself out of her body and watch that girl on television, then she'd probably hate her too
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    In a vlog, she said that the audience's negative reactions toward her weren't surprising. She called the experience "one of the not-so-greatest moments" of her life.

    13. Anna Campisi and Mursel Mistanoglu, who met through a Facebook group for beekeepers, opened a honey store together after their appearance on Season 7.

    14. While there's no cast group chat, David Toborowsky and Annie Suwan regularly call up Darcey Silva just to check in.


    In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Darcey said that she and her twin sister Stacey hear from their Pillowtalk costars the most often.

    15. Elizabeth Potthast Castravet had a minor role on the first season of Showtime's Homeland.

    As a teenager, she played a cashier
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    On her YouTube channel, Elizabeth said she's been acting since she was 17. Her most recent acting credit was a starring role in the 2019 film Be Still and Know.

    16. Erika Owens makes earrings similar to the wildly colorful ones she sported on Before the 90 Days.

    17. Season 5 cast member Evelyn Cormier continued her reality TV career by competing on American Idol.

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    Judge Katy Perry advised her to "pick the right songs" because Evelyn was her favorite voice.

    18. And finallly, Rachel Bear Walters decided to put her involvement with the show on hold so that she could visit the UK with her oldest daughter.

    Rachel says, "She's coming with me, y'all"
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    Rachel revealed in a livestream that, because she has shared custody of her oldest daughter, she wanted to keep her upcoming trip to see Jon more private.

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