Is 90 Day Fiancé Real? Signs The Show May Be Fake

The drama on each 90 Day Fiancé episode begs the question of whether the show is scripted, and if any of it is real at all. Every once in a while, there are cast members who, despite their strict contracts, let it slip that everything on the show is not what it looks like. In 2014, 90 Day Fiancé started off as a docuseries about the K-1 visa process which allows Americans to bring their international partners into the country to get married. Now, the show has married drama to reality, blurring the lines between the two.

With the 90 Day Fiancé franchise’s multiple spin-offs, each being more chaotic than the other, the show’s universe is growing, and shows no signs of stopping. New couples are introduced with every installation, but nine years later, there are dots that connect to reveal recycled storylines and cast members who might be playing pretend just to seek fame. After all, the show makes celebrities out of ordinary people, giving them thousands of followers, gossip surrounding them in the media, and an assortment of brand deals overnight. However, there have been cast members who have risked it all by confirming the show is staged, if not entirely scripted.

90 Day Fiancé Star Deavan Clegg’s ‘96% Fake’ Relationship With Jihoon

90 Day Fiancé star Deavan Clegg and Jihoon Lee are one of the most memorable couples from 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way for the wrong reasons. Their first season chronicled a pregnant Deavan trying to move to South Korea to stay with Jihoon’s family without knowing about their language or culture. However, since her exit from the show, Deavan has claimed they wanted her to portray the role of “an ignorant American,” when she started learning Jihoon’s language at 12 years old. Deavan also spoke out about the show when she shockingly declared, “Some was fake. Some was real. Season 1 … 96% was fake. Season 2 I would say 50/50 drama was real” on her Instagram story.

90 Day Fiancé Star David Murphey’s ‘Catfish’ Girlfriend Lana Spills The Beans

On 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days season 4, David Murphey finally met Lana, his online girlfriend of seven years on his fourth attempt to meet her in person. Lana showed all signs of being a catfish, yet David told fans on Instagram, “I don’t control editing” when his relationship was being criticized. Eventually, Lana turned out to be real, and David popped the question and she said yes. However, on the Before the 90 Days Tell-All, David confessed they weren’t together after she stopped responding to his messages. A year later, Lana replied to her followers in perfect English on Instagram, saying that their engagement was “just for the show” and that their storyline was “90%” scripted.

90 Day Fiancé Cast Members Who Insist The Show Is Real

90 Day Fiancé stars like Deavan, Lana, and many others like the notorious Natalie Mordovtseva, Stephanie Davison, and even Tiffany Franco have said the show is producer-driven. However, there are some cast members who want viewers to believe it’s not fake. When a fan on Instagram asked Erika Owens, “Is it scripted?” she replied, “Nope, it’s real.” Danielle Jbali was also asked, “was any part of your filming in 90 day fiancé staged,” and her answer was “nope.” Kenneth Niedermeier told his followers, “We are not actors and nothing was scripted,” when he was accused of faking the scene with Armando Rubio where they were denied a Mexican marriage license because the 90 Day Fiancé couple is gay.

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