90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days premiered its fourth season with introductions to Ed, Avery, Geoffrey, Lisa, and Yolanda, who were all preparing to travel to different countries to meet their foreign loves for the first time during Sunday night’s episode on TLC.
Like 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days’ first three seasons, the fourth season will follow Americans who started online romantic relationships with overseas partners as they travel overseas hoping to get engaged to someone they’ve never met in person and then begin the K-1 Visa immigration process.
Along the way, they’ll encounter challenges that include large age gaps, language barriers, cultural issues, and questionable pasts.
The couples who appeared on 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days Season 4’s premiere were Ed, a 54-year-old San Diego, CA, and Rosemarie, a 23-year-old from the Philippines; Geoffrey, a 41-year-old from Knoxville, TN, and Varya, a 30-year-old from Russia; Avery, a 32-year-old from Seattle, WA, and Ash, a 38-year-old from Australia; Lisa, a 52-year-old from York, PA, and Usman “SojaBoy,” a 30-year-old from Nigeria; and Yolanda, a 51-year-old from Las Vegas, NV, and Williams, a 40-year-old from England.
Three couples, however, were not featured in this episode: Stephanie, a 29-year-old from Yonkers, NY, and Erika, a 24 year-old from Australia; David, a 60-year-old from Las Vegas, NV, and Lana, a 27-year-old from Ukraine; and Darcey Silva, a 45-year-old from Middletown, CT, and Tom Brooks, a 39-year-old from Nottingham, United Kingdom.
Darcey — who also appeared on Seasons 1 and 2 of 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days with her now-ex Jesse Meester — and Tom left off trying to make their complicated relationship work after filming the Tell-All special for 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days’ third season, which aired on TLC in October 2019.
Below is what was shown on the Season 4 premiere of 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days:
ED AND ROSEMARIE
Ed, a 4’11” professional photographer, said he has a huge personality that makes him feel taller. Ed admitted he’s very self-conscious about his height but he’s been able to overcome that and his best friend is a dog named Teddy, although his heart really belonged to his 29-year-old daughter Tiffany.
Ed’s track record with relationships is “not very good,” according to the reality TV star.
Ed was apparently married for two years but was unfaithful to his then-wife and so the relationship didn’t work out. However, he and his ex-wife had welcomed Tiffany together.
After his divorce, Ed didn’t think about having a girlfriend because his daughter was his life. Ed essentially gave up on finding love again, but then he met “Rose” and
Ed said he met Rose on social media, sent her a friend request, and she accepted him. Ed said Rose has “the most amazing, deep brown eyes” and he fell in love with her instantly.
“Talking to Rose has become the best part of my day,” Ed shared.
Ed therefore asked Rose to be his girlfriend and she said, “Yes.” Ed said Rose called him a “king” to her “queen,” and he noted she’s the woman of his dreams and The One.
“I can’t wait anymore to meet her,” Ed told the cameras, later adding, “I’m following my heart.”
As a result, Ed planned a trip to the Philippines to meet his 23-year-old beauty.
After four weeks of dating Rose, Ed began sending gifts to the Philippines, although it took quite some time for them to arrive. He spent over $5,000 on shipping and gifts — including shoes, pillows, and a grill for his girlfriend.
Ed acknowledged family and friends were “skeptical” and “worried” about his new relationship but he had not been in a relationship since his divorce 27 years ago. It was a difficult and lonely time for Ed, but he said Rose touched and owned his heart in a brand new way.
Ed said he was willing to take a chance on love again but he just hoped it would be the real deal.
Ed was leaving in six days, but he was feeling conflicted because his friends and family were pushing back on his decision to make the trip overseas.
Ed told his mother he was “very serious” about Rose, but his mother reminded Ed that he didn’t really know this woman. Ed said he has a sensitive skin condition so he packed pillows and blankets for his trip to the Philippines.
Ed’s mom worried Rose was just interested in her son’s money and she didn’t want to see him get hurt. However, Ed had already purchased an engagement ring — and his mom begged him to return it.
Ed said once Tiffany found out about Rose, she stopped talking to her father. It had been four weeks since Ed last heard from Rose, and Ed explained Tiffany was embarrassed her father wanted to marry a woman younger than his own daughter.
Ed realized his relationship was negatively affecting Tiffany, but he said he just wanted to be happy for once and have love work out.
Ed’s mother advised him to re-establish the relationship he always had with Tiffany, and she clearly didn’t think Rose was worth the risk for Ed. Ed wasn’t going to give up on his daughter, but he didn’t want to let Rose go either.
Ed’s parents got married in Mexico and then moved to the United States, so his mother was especially skeptical about his international romance.
“My daughter is the most important person in my life, and my hope if I can change Tiffany’s mind by letting her see how happy I am and letting her know this is real,” Ed told the cameras.
Ed called his daughter and asked her to get in touch with him so they could talk.
Ed was getting ready to board three planes and travel over 6,000 miles to meet the love of his life. But before the trip, Ed was shown putting mayo in his hair to smooth out his hair and moisturize his scalp since he had started dying his hair.
Ed was self conscious about his age and looks considering Rose is so much younger. He also lied to Rose, saying he’s 5’2″ when he’s actually 4’11”.
Rose is a single mom of a four-year-old boy named Prince. Ed said it was too soon for Prince to call him dad, but he had high hopes they would bond.
Ed was a little jealous and concerned Rose had so many friends on Facebook, fearing he talked to other people the way she talked to him. Ed was also worried about her ex-boyfriend, and when he broached the topic, their connection was ironically lost.
When Ed tried to contact Rose via Skype again, she didn’t answer.
Ed hadn’t been intimate with a woman in years, and he had a hard time trusting Rose since he knew very little about her past relationships. Ed said she shut down every time he brought up an ex-boyfriend.
Ed therefore planned to ask Rose to take an STD test, especially considering he’s a bit of a germophobe.
AVERY AND ASH
Avery said she’s very interested in health and wellness but is working as a dental assistant. However, her true passion is creating healthy dishes and sharing her recipes online.
“But I am not a traditional girl. I like to infuse my recipes with cannabis. There are so many health benefits to marijuana,” Avery said, adding that she’s not your typical stoner.
Avery insisted she’s a very good role model for her two children: daughters Scarlett, 10, and Silver, 2.
Scarlett was welcomed during Avery’s first marriage, while Silver was born from her last relationship. Avery said she got pregnant two months in with an IUD, joking that type of birth control cannot be trusted.