90 Day Fiance Star Erika Owens Unveils New Boyfriend!


Ever since 9 full hours of 90 Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days Tell All footage leaked onto the internet, we have known that Erika and Stephanie had broken up.

Now, Erika has moved on, and is revealing her new boyfriend — and preemptively quashing any weird biphobic hate that she might get.

Erika Owens With New Boyfriend Chris

It is no surprise to anyone who saw their constant quarreling on 90 Day Fiance that Erika Owens and Stephanie Matto are no longer together.

In fact, based upon their interactions at the Tell All, it seems that they are barely on speaking terms.

Erika Owens Lifted by Boyfriend Chris


“You make me feel every single colour of the rainbow ”

“I can’t wait to see the world together and make every minute a grand adventure.”

“So thankful and so so happy”

Erika Owens Selfie with Boyfriend Chris


“P.s leave any bi-phobic comments at the door,” Erika cautions her followers and fans.

“I’m still here, still queer,” she reminds them.

“And being with this amazing human now,” Erika points out, “doesn’t mean I’m not bisexual and it does NOT invalidate my sexuality. Much love x.”

Erika Owens IG boyfriend announcement caption


Notably, a number of 90 Day Fiance stars “liked” the tweet, including Evelin Villegas, Kenneth Niedermeier, and Armando Rubio.

Ashley Martson, Usman Umar, Varya Malina, Deavan Clegg, and Syngin Colchester showed their support in the comments.

While some in her season picked fights or managed to irritate every single 90 Day Fiance star, Erika remains well-liked by fans and castmates alike.

Erika Owens holds hands with boyfriend Chris


It’s such a shame that, despite that fondness, Erika can’t just announce her new relationship without also preemptively quashing biphobic comments.

But sadly, so many people in this world need a reminder that a bi woman dating a man doesn’t make her “straight.”

Similarly, a bi woman dating a woman doesn’t make her a lesbian. She’s bi. It’s not actually complicated.

Erika Owens Camps with Boyfriend Chris

But sadly, people with agenda driven by bigotry love to “misunderstand” even the simplest labels for human sexuality.

Too often, biphobes will “interpret” bi men as being secretly gay, and bi women as secretly straight.


Curiously, this kind of malicious nonsense frames everyone as, deep down, being attracted to men. Why that may be is anyone’s guess.

Erika Owens and Stephanie Matto on Instagram

Erika and Stephanie endured more than their share of biphobic nonsense during their time on 90 Day Fiance as the franchise’s first same-sex couple.

We’re not just talking about standard homophobia, of people commenting “I don’t support that” or other, more vile posts on social media.


We mean that people were very specifically biphobic towards them — especially towards Stephanie.

Stephanie Matto is Shocked

From the beginning of the season, some biphobic viewers shared their “theories” about how she wasn’t really bi.

Some said that she must be pretending the date Erika for the show, perhaps as a ploy to gain more YouTube followers.

One, she’s bi. Two, if she were dating Erika for YouTube followers, wouldn’t she have been … um … a little nicer on camera?

Erika Owens Draws the Line

People did not question Erika’s sexuality nearly as much, at least not on social media.

Her personal sense of style, her openness, and her association with other members of the LGBTQ+ community made even the rudest biphobes hesitate to call her a faker.

Bi people shouldn’t have to jump through hurdles to “prove” their sexuality to people.

Erika Owens is Confused


Erika dating Chris does not, of course, mean that she was straight, and it’s sad that we have to write that, just as it was sad that she had to.

People are in charge of their own sexuality labels.

Erika could end up with a man, or a woman, or someone who is neither, or spend her life single — her sexuality would stay the same.

Erika Owens


Regardless of the nonsense that she has to put up with in her mentions, we are so happy for her.

Chris is a handsome dude and we wish them a world of happiness together!

They look so cute together. We wonder if we’ll one day see them with matching hair.

Nicole Nafziger FINALLY Sets Timeline for Returning Home!

A lot of 90 Day Fiance stars get criticism. Some of them get exactly what they need to hear. Others just get trolled.

But we can’t think of any of the stars who have been mom-shamed just for living their lives as much as Nicole Nafziger.

(And she’s not even on the show anymore!)

Her two-week vacation to Morocco has now stretched out to a stay of nearly five months, due to forces beyond Nicole’s control.

But now, she’s actually talking about her plans to return, even setting up a timeframe for it.

Will a return home to her daughter silence her mom-shamers, or just force them to change tactics?

1. This is exciting!

This is exciting!
For the first time since heading to Morocco, Nicole is talking not just about an eventual return home, but WHEN she will do it. Though, as we will explain, it may not be up to her in the end.

2. For context …

For context ...
Early this year, Nicole spent weeks building up hype as she announced a “big trip.” Some fans figured that she just meant a trip to (very nearby) Disney World. It was only when Nicole flashed Moroccan currency that followers realized that she was not only going to see Azan, but going to Morocco to meet him.


3. Nicole had to leave her job

Nicole had to leave her job
Nicole is a proud member of her local Starbucks team, but for a two week vacation, she had to step back from the job. At the time, no one knew how long she would be gone from Starbucks or from America … least of all Nicole.

4. In early March, Nicole headed out

In early March, Nicole headed out
She drove to the airport with her mother, Robbalee, who would drive the car back.


5. This time, May didn’t tag along

This time, May didn't tag along
Instead, May would stay with her grandmother for the two-week vacation, like so many children lucky enough to have happy and loving relationships with their grandparents get to do.

6. It was a different time

It was a different time
Not only were airports still operating almost like normal, but Nicole didn’t see anyone wearing masks. March of 2020 seemed to last for about a decade as the COVID-19 pandemic hit home, and remembering that this was just under 5 months ago is jarring.


7. Even then, things were changing

Even then, things were changing
There were fewer passengers on the flight, to the point where Nicole had a whole row to herself — something that she documented and shared with her followers on Instagram.

8. It was a moment of transition

It was a moment of transition
Europe was just beginning to feel the brunt of the virus. Later, studies would conclude that it was wealthy European vacationers, not travelers from China, most responsible for spreading COVID-19 to North America and other parts of the world. At the time, Europe hadn’t even fully shut down yet.


9. But first, a welcome reunion!

But first, a welcome reunion!
Nicole and Azan were reunited at last! It had been ages since they’d been together, especially since the Grenada trip didn’t pan out after Azan had to cancel at the last minute due to a vague and never explained family emergency.

10. Awwww!

it’s no wonder that Nicole was looking forward to this. She saved up — not easy on a Starbucks salary, especially when you’re a single mom — for this two-week vacation with Azan, but all of her hard work had paid off.


11. They are SO cute together

They are SO cute together
We know that some fans have “issues” (to put it mildly) with them as a couple, but we couldn’t help but feel happy for them as they got to see each other in person. Video chatting and calling regularly are great, but even long-distance relationships want to make contact sometimes.

12. They had romantic meals out

They had romantic meals out
In addition to seeing Azan, one of the things that Nicole was most looking forward to — having been there before — was the local cuisine. She loves Moroccan tajine and Moroccan tea.


13. She had both!

She had both!
Technically, a tajine is the name of the traditional Moroccan cooking vessel. The dish served within is technically called a Maghrebi (named for the region), but colloquially referred to as tajine. it is a delicious stew of meat, vegetables, and fruit.

14. Don’t forget the tea!

Don't forget the tea!
Nicole also indulged in Moroccan tea, a treat for which she was very hyped.


15. Simple luxuries …

Simple luxuries ...
Those of us who haven’t had dinner out since early March are reeling at the idea of being in a crowded room, but at the time, it was just fine, and Nicole and Azan enjoyed their time together.

16. Cute!

Nicole and Azan weren’t exactly packing on the PDA in photos, for a number of reasons including local customs, but they did have their very cute moments.


17. But then …

But then ...
Everything changed when the COVID-19 pandemic worsened. Some countries shut down in stages, others not at all. Morocco, on the other hand, went from business as usual to shutting down restaurants, banning public gatherings, and grounding all regular air travel.

18. Nicole was stuck

Nicole was stuck
Not just stuck inside — the whole world was stuck inside — but stuck in Morocco.


19. Still, she made it work

Still, she made it work
When life gives you lemons … sometimes, you hang out in Morocco for well over four months while your daughter is safe at home with her grandma.

20. It’s not like they were cut off

It's not like they were cut off
They could still talk on the phone and video chat, as they have been doing regularly. Because it’s 2020. It’s a hell year, but we still have internet.


21. But wait … was Nicole really stuck?

But wait ... was Nicole really stuck?
Initially, there were not US flights evacuating Americans who were overseas, because of the same grotesque federal mismanagement that has now made the US the world’s epicenter for the COVID-19 pandemic. (Seriously, I had a friend who was overseas at the time, and the US consulate was like “we haven’t heard anything, you may know more than we do, sorry” because of malicious incompetence at the Federal level)

22. But …

But ...
The UK did offer evacuation flights to their citizens and, as a sign of our longstanding alliance and basic humanitarian compassion, offered to at least evacuate Americans to London, though from there they would have to secure their own paths back to the US.


23. Nicole didn’t take that

Nicole didn't take that
We don’t blame her, especially since, at the time, the UK was worse off when it comes to COVID-19 than the US was.

24. But wait …

But wait ...
There is an emergency evacuation program where the US will make sure that an American gets home (usually, this is only from places of unrest or disaster zones), and the American has to sign an agreement to pay them back. We looked into it, and right now, the cost ends up being about $1,500. We can understand how a Starbucks employee might balk at incurring such a debt.


25. Nicole has addressed this

Nicole has addressed this
Simply put, it’s not a free flight. People who don’t know her life, who have never met her, are demanding that she risk her life and her daughter’s while incurring a four-figure debt so that she can take mother-daughter Instagram photos again. That’s it.

26. Also

There are very real safety concerns when it comes to returning. Florida is one of the worst places for the pandemic, and they are not properly shut down. If Nicole returned now, she would not only risk exposure during the flight and at the airport, but might end up having to go back to work — endangering both herself and May.


27. Her whole family can’t catch a break

Her whole family can't catch a break
Nicole’s mom announced that her sister, Taylor, is pregnant. Instagram trolls gave her grief, with spiteful comments like “hope she won’t abandon her child, unlike Nicole.” People are so weird.

28. Time and time again …

Time and time again ...
Robbalee has been in Nicole’s corner, shooting down the bizarre rumors about Azan being “married” … to a cousin, with kids … pointing out that there’s zero evidence that such a thing is true.


29. It’s good that Robbalee is in her corner

It's good that Robbalee is in her corner
Robbalee has written to fans and trolls alike that she cherishes this time with her granddaughter. So many people have spent months or even years with their grandparents as primary caregivers, because of life circumstances. Nicole didn’t engineer this pandemic — no one did.

30. But still …

But still ...
Sometimes it seems like every time that Nicole posts, no matter how sweet, haters use it as an opportunity to attack her.


31. Just look at this

Just look at this
Under that precious pic of May, worn out from playing at the beach all day, Nicole posted a sweet caption.

32. The haters spoke up

The haters spoke up
People trying to psychoanalyze a child’s photo to show their “deep, lingering sadness” are always full of crap, and this is no exception.


33. Nicole is SO patient

Nicole is SO patient
She clearly gets it from her mom, as they are both so gentle with these hellclowns in their mentions.

34. Not all trolls are anonymous

Not all trolls are anonymous
90 Day Fiance villain Laura Jallali, whom many fans believe to be a troublemaker and a compulsive liar, even chimed in to do some mom-shaming of Nicole.


35. Nicole clapped back HARD

Nicole clapped back HARD
Laura lost her pension, her home, and her US residency because she was horny for Aladin. Nicole simply went on an unexpectedly extended vacation and will return home. They are not the same.

36. But what’s this?

But what's this?
We’ve zoomed in on Nicole’s words, from just days ago, as she says that her family knows that she will return home “soon.”


37. SOON!

This is the first time that Nicole has put any kind of label on her expected return date beyond “when it is safe” or “when I can.”

38. But wait, is that all? (NO)

But wait, is that all? (NO)
See, “soon” is deeply subjective. Like if I say that I’ll do the dishes “soon,” I mean today. If I say “hmmm the kitchen needs a new trashcan, I’ll buy one soon,” I am talking about next month at the earliest. Nicole could mean next week or being home in time to celebrate Christmas with her daughter and still say “soon.”


39. But that timeline may be set for her

See, Morocco waived its usual restrictions on legal residency for visitors in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Not everyone could just go home suddenly, and they understood that. But now, most countries are beginning to go back to some careful semblance of normal (while the US cannot, unfortunately). Morocco wants people out by August 10 or they may risk arrest for overstaying their welcome.

40. Wow!

Notably, that August 10 deadline is almost exactly 5 months after Nicole’s arrival in the country back in March.


41. So “soon” is right

So "soon" is right
Unless Nicole pulls some sort of paperwork miracle (like, for example, marrying Azan), it doesn’t look like she’ll have the option to remain in Morocco for more than another two weeks.

Nicole Nafziger Claps Back, Comes For Laura Jallali: Don’t You Mom-Shame Me, Bish!

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Nicole Nafziger is no stranger to mom-shaming.

Although she is not the only star to endure her share of vitriol from fans, Nicole does bear the brunt of it, especially this year.

She no longer appears on 90 Day Fiance, but this year may be the worst of it in terms of the way that fans discuss Nicole.

Now, another 90 Day Fiance alum is weighing in.

Laura Jallali, one of the show’s most infamous stars from The Other Way, is stepping up to mom-shame Nicole.

And Nicole is clapping back hard. Take a look:

1. Look at this cute photo of May!!

Look at this cute photo of May!!
Nicole has been more active on Instagram recently, sharing a precious photo of her six-year-old daughter, May with her fans and followers.

2. Here is what Nicole wrote

Here is what Nicole wrote
“This is the cutest sleepy face I’ve ever seen,” Nicole gushes about her tired daughter. So cute!! We definitely have to agree.


3. But then Laura Jallali had something to say about it!

But then Laura Jallali had something to say about it!
“Nichole,” Laura commented unbidden, mispelling Nicole’s name in the process, “honestly you need to return to your daughter.”

4. Laura “warns” Nicole

Laura "warns" Nicole
“Do not make the same mistake I did,” she urges, “she needs her mom and these men are just users. He has a wife and children forget this looser and come back home to the ppl who really love you “


5. Nicole didn’t stand for that BS

Nicole didn't stand for that BS
“I’m sorry for what happened to you but I would never tell another cast member how their situation is because I don’t know and I don’t know anyone’s story,” Nicole replied. “Please make no mistake, my situation is not yours.”

6. 90 Day Fiance stars should know better

90 Day Fiance stars should know better
“Being a cast member you should know more then anyone is to not believe rumors told by liars,” Nicole advises. That is some very good advice.


7. Nobody knows Nicole’s heart

Nobody knows Nicole's heart
“I miss my daughter more then anyone can know,” Nicole affirms, “and no one knows how much me and her call each other. I’ll be back to my daughter as soon as I can when the right moment comes.”


“My daughter and my family know I’ll be home for her soon,” Nicole notes. “I’ve never left my daughter behind because she knows I’m still with her no matter what.”


9. She can’t stop the judgment, but …

She can't stop the judgment, but ...
“Everyone can judge me for being a bad mom and think what you want. But I know my life and how it is,” Nicole states. “And when the time is right I’ll show more of it. Thanks.”

10. Good for her!

Good for her!
We are excited by the word “soon.” It’s a very relative term, but we’re eager for updates on Nicole’s life — but we want her to come back when it is safe.


11. Laura got called out for being a racist weirdo

Laura got called out for being a racist weirdo
“Oh, sorry,” Laura replies sarcastically, “they are really good men who never use women.”

12. Then Laura repeated a wild, unsubstantiated rumor

Then Laura repeated a wild, unsubstantiated rumor
“That is why he married his cousin and has a child with her, because he is such a good guy! Smuck!” Laura declared. People keep parroting this rumor like it’s real. We have yet to see a shred of evidence that Azan is married, let alone to a cousin, let alone with a child. The moment that we do, we’ll report it, but we don’t expect to.


13. She went on …

She went on ...
“She left her kid for this idiot,” Laura insisted. “Sorry for feeling bad for her child … I am such a bad person.” Nicole didn’t “leave her kid” for Azan. Literally it was a two week vacation with unfortunate timing.

14. Nicole corrected some other trolls

Nicole corrected some other trolls
Nicole reminded commenters that she is regularly in contact with May, and with others in her family.


15. She totally trounced these clowns

She totally trounced these clowns
Some wannabe psychoanalyst decided that May was actually deeply sad in this photo, which is the kind of unhinged clownery that you expect to see on stan Twitter of people overanalyzing someone’s resting bitchface, not on Instagram under a normal photo of a normal child who’s worn out from a busy day at the beach.

16. Laura is … really one to talk

Laura is ... really one to talk
Accused by fans and bloggers of being a habitual liar, accused by her son of being reckless and impulsive and foolish, accused of Aladin of being a disrespectful liar, accused by Evelin and Corey of being an ungrateful snake … who in the world would be taking Laura’s advice?


17. Well …

Well ...
Except perhaps for her advice on how to land a man, an area where she has seemed to have no trouble.

18. In Qatar and in Ecuador

In Qatar and in Ecuador
After Laura moved in with Evelin, she apparently “stole” some of Evelin’s friends and made it appear that she might be dating Raul, Evelin’s friend.


19. Laura called Azan a “user”

Laura called Azan a "user"
While she is echoing a popular sentiment within the 90 Day Fiance fandom, many think that she has a lot of nerve calling out anyone. Glass houses, and all of that.

20. By the way

By the way
Nicole’s mom, who is taking care of May (and TREASURES this time with her granddaughter) has shot down the mom-shaming and these bizarre rumors about Azan.


21. As far as we know, Azan is neither married nor a father

As far as we know, Azan is neither married nor a father
(Again, we would be excited to share the rumor if we had even one shred of evidence that it were anything other than a fever dream that someone had, posted online, and grew into a conspiracy theory)

22. Nicole’s sister is pregnant

Nicole's sister is pregnant
When Nicole’s mom announced Taylor’s pregnancy, a bunch of trolls gave her a hard time about Nicole’s absence, but Robbalee set them straight.


23. Yes, Nicole is in Morocco

Yes, Nicole is in Morocco
She was there for only about a week before Morocco shut down everything.

24. “Can’t she fly back?”

"Can't she fly back?"
A ticket home in this emergency situation costs $1,000, though it can be paid back gradually. Please remember that Nicole is a single mom who works at Starbucks. She had to save up for ages to do this vacation. A four-figure plane ticket is not easy to swallow.


25. ALSO

Florida is one of the worst centers for the COVID-19 pandemic right now. Nicole is not eager to endanger herself, her mother, or her daughter by returning. Not only would she have to take a flight, but she would likely have to go back to work in Florida during a very dangerous time.

26. In the mean time

In the mean time
She has been making the most of her time in Morocco, and we look forward to when she chooses to share more details about that.


27. That time in Morocco may be nearing its end

That time in Morocco may be nearing its end
Morocco has declared that foreign visitors will need to either apply for legal permission to remain or leave the country by August 10 — which is only weeks away. They had temporarily paused their normal restrictions on how long vacationers could stay, but with the pandemic under control in many parts of the world (not here in the US), they want to get back to normal — which means that Nicole will have to take action to avoid risking arrest.
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