90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After? is right to put that question mark at the end of their name. No couple is guaranteed happiness, but especially not those who — through legal constraints — only have a few months to get to know each other before they marry.
The second part of the explosive Tell All segment will air this Sunday, and we have the big dramatic moment from the first segment for you below.
We can also tell you a little about what’s coming on Sunday. For one thing, it looks like the conflict between Paola and Russ isn’t quite resolved. Oh, and everybody says exactly what they think about Anfisa Arkhipchenko.
So, let’s just make sure that everybody’s up to speed.
Paola Mayfield and Russ usually seem happy together. This is especially true when you compare them to their costars.
But Paola is a model, while Russ is from Oklahoma and holds conservative views and is sometimes uncomfortable with his wife wearing underwear on camera.
On camera, Paola Mayfield wore lingerie for a job against Russ’ wishes, which has been a sore point for him ever since.
Anfisa Arkhipchenko and Jorge Nava met over Instagram because Anfisa is a model and Jorge fell for her immediately.
When Anfisa came over to the US and found out that Jorge was no longer as well off as he had been and was in fact in debt, she didn’t take it so well.
Also, Anfisa once hit Jorge on camera. That takes the toxicity of their relationship to another level.
They separated, though it was over a confrontation between Anfisa and Jorge’s sister.
Danielle Mullins and Mohamed Jbali only had sex once, to consummate their marriage.
After that, Danielle constantly accused Mohamed of cheating on her.
Eventually, the two of them parted ways. Not only are they no longer married, but Mohamed Jbali temporarily left the country.
(Not because of Danielle’s repeated attempts to get him deported, however)
He’s back, though.
So, for the first segment of the big Tell All, the most dramatic moment was the confrontation between Russ and Paola while on the couch.
The two are posed cuddling because that’s how you sit when you’re reality stars who are a couple on a show about your relationship.
But, as you can see in the clip below, as Paola responds to questions and begins to express her frustrations with feeling torn between her career and her husband, Russ makes things worse.
Russ seems to insult Paola’s career, suggesting that she doesn’t get that many job offers in the first place so she can’t possibly be turning that many down on his behalf.
The way that he gets upset about her career is, honestly, a huge red flag. There are plenty of models — for that matter, plenty of sex workers, from strippers to porn stars to those who engage in prostitution — who have loving and supportive partners.
And then there’s Russ Mayfield, who seems unable to deal with the thought of her wearing lingerie outside of their bedroom. It’s not cute; it’s controlling and alarming.
But to see him insult her like that on camera, in such a snappy voice (many fans of the series have described Russ as “whiny” and that’s accurate) makes for some difficult viewing.
Paola has enough and storms out, which seems to only make Russ more irritated. It seems sometimes that he doesn’t care about her feelings, but maybe he’ll wise up.
The official description of this Sunday’s episode includes:
“At the end of Part 1 of the tell all, Russ and Pao’s emotional confrontation over her wearing lingerie for a music video led to her storming off set. The fight continues backstage as they hash out their differences over Pao’s career choices.”
As for Anfisa and Jorge, it looks like their time to shine … or whatever … is coming on Sunday’s Tell All.
Anfisa’s desire to be treated like a princess and Jorge’s inability to spoil her has been a major point of contention between the two of them.
From what The Wrap has learned about Sunday’s episode, Jorge Nava is confronted by Loren Brovarnik about everything in his relationship with Anfisa.
It sounds like the intervention that Jorge has needed for a long time.
Loren demands to know if Anfisa loves Jorge if she just fell in love with his money.
“There is no way that you can look at them and say that they were truly in love,” Loren tells the camera.
Loren then describes Anfisa as fake, saying that she looks at her and just sees “a bunch of Botox.”
Jorge describes how he felt a connection to Anfisa, and defends their relationship as it began:
“When I had money, everything was cool.”
This issue is personal for Loren, as she and her husband Alexei struggled to acquire his Green Card. Loren laments that Alex was denied a Green Card twice, while Anfisa got hers within just two months.
“That’s not fair,” Loren says, arguing that couples who truly love each other should be allowed to be together.
She’s not wrong.
For what it’s worth, during that intervention, Paola and Russ seem to look on with amusement.
So maybe the two of them finally manage to work past their issues.
Paola even seems to pitch in, asking if Anfisa is a mail-order bride and then assuring Jorge that Anfisa isn’t even all that pretty.
It sounds like Paola thinks that he could do better.
That’s probably something that he needs to hear.
Here is the video of Paola and Russ’ heated exchange and Paola storming off: