Are the marriages in 90 Day Fiance even real, or do the couples just fake the drama for the sake of good television? Loren Brovarnik, who currently appears with Israeli husband Alexei on the spinoff 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After? Season 2, is dishing out the real scoop on the reality show.
Loren recently guested on the podcast show Reality Life With Kate Casey and talked about her relationship with Alexei. She recounted how she first met and fell in love with Alexei during an unplanned "birthright trip" to Israel a few years back.
"I believe in fate because originally, I wasn't scheduled to be a part of Alexei's trip. I remember getting off the plane, and there was this delicious man standing there... And I went up to him and said, 'Are you are medic? Seriously, you are so hot.'"Loren said that she's been a fan of 90 Day Fiance so when she and Alexei got engaged, she phoned TLC and asked to be a part of the show. They were first introduced in Season 3, right when Alexei got approved for his K1 visa.
Since then, Loren and Alexei have received nasty comments from critics who are doubtful of their relationship. Many are saying that the foreign partners in the show are only in it to get a green card. Loren slams this allegation, saying that this is not the case with Alexei. What many people don't know, she said, is that Alexei has been denied a travel visa twice before he decided to apply for a K1 visa.Like the other couples featured on 90 Day Fiance, Loren and Alexei have some major drama going on with their cross-cultural marriage. While she confessed that the show is indeed edited, Loren insisted that everything the viewers see is real.
"What you see is what you get with me on the show...It's all real--don't get me wrong--but you know, everything is clipped and edited to be shown in different ways."However, Loren was quick to add that she can only speak for her marriage. Fans know that other couples featured on the show have even crazier outbursts. When asked about a controversial pair, Danielle and Mohamed, Loren slightly dissed her co-stars and said she wouldn't hang out with them.
"I would tell [Mohamed] where a good bar is, but I would go to a different bar."But Loren backtracked and said that there are couples who are genuinely in love. She revealed that she's gotten especially close to Paola and Russ Mayfield.
"I see the love between them. You'd think that there are some s***shows on this show...but there are people that do it for the right reasons."In last Sunday's episode, Loren learned for the first time that the disease is hereditary and can be passed down to her children. While she and Alexei were obviously shaken by this new information, Loren said in the podcast interview that they have already accepted this fact.
"If our child does have Tourette's Syndrome, they will be the most loved children in the world. They will have parents who understand it."According to the Tourette Association of America, Tourette's Syndrome is a type of "Tic Disorder." People with the condition suffer involuntary physical and vocal movements such as blinking and coughing. Since she's been opening up more about her condition, Loren has been asked to be a spokesperson for the organization.
"If I could help at least one person who is dealing with it and feels like [he's] alone, then I've done the right thing. It's a very rewarding feeling."90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After? Season 2 airs every Sunday, 8 p.m. on TLC.
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