8 Reasons Why 90 Day Fiancé’s Mahmoud & Nicole Should Split
90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way season 4 aired many messy moments, though no relationship was as challenging as the one between Mahmoud and Nicole El Sherbiny. The 90 Day Fiancé franchise couple should consider ending things for good. Mahmoud and Nicole have now been husband and wife for several years. Though they confirmed at the Tell-All that they’re still married, there are plenty of reasons why they should consider ending things for good.
Nicole and Mahmoud entered The Other Way season 4 several years into their marriage. They met while liberal and free-spirited American Nicole was on a trip to Egypt. Conservative Egyptian man Mahmoud proposed to her on the very first day they met, even though he’d never had a relationship. Nicole then came back to Egypt to secretly marry him. However, she ended up returning to the US due to how unhappy she was. For some reason, Nicole tried to give life in Egypt another shot on The Other Way season 4, and during that installment, it seemed like the duo would be better off throwing in the towel.
8. Mahmoud & Nicole Have Different Core Beliefs
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One reason that Nicole and Mahmoud are incompatible, as emphasized on The Other Way season 4, is their contrasting beliefs. Nicole converted to Islam for Mahmoud. However, she shared all season that she was doubting her faith, and questioning her choice. It was clear that Nicole didn’t fully understand the religion, which left her in a tricky position. Mahmoud’s Muslim faith is essential to him, as he made it clear he needs to have a Muslim partner, and raise Muslim children. However, Nicole doesn’t share his devout beliefs.
7. Mahmoud & Nicole Have Different Hobbies
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Mahmoud and Nicole aren’t on the same page when it comes to faith. However, they have other major and minor differences. Nicole’s a social butterfly who wants to meet her partner’s friends. As a free-spirited Western woman, she spends time with men, and enjoys going out and doing activities. For example, she dines at restaurants and attends yoga classes. However, Mahmoud lives a very conservative life, and following his customs limits Nicole’s options. She can’t even go swimming without wearing a modest swimsuit (i.e. a burkini).
6. Mahmoud & Nicole Come From Different Cultures
The cultural differences between Nicole and Mahmoud were emphasized during The Other Way season 4. Mahmoud lives in an apartment with his family members, including his mother. However, Nicole doesn’t want to live in a home with his relatives. She was openly taken aback by life in Egypt. Nicole was clearly miserable living in Mahmoud’s family apartment, and while exploring the city with him. She did not feel at home in Egypt, and was unable to adapt to that lifestyle that Mahmoud and his family prefer.
5. Mahmoud & Nicole Have Different Friends
Many 90 Day Fiancé franchise couples are very different, though they find a way to make things work. Unfortunately, this has yet to be discovered by Nicole and Mahmoud. Nicole begged Mahmoud to let her meet his friends, so she could get more involved in his life. Unfortunately, this was awkward for everyone. On the other hand, Mahmoud fought nonstop with Nicole’s new friend from yoga. Nicole and Mahmoud are clearly not able to get along well enough to have a lot of good times together. Meanwhile, Nicole shared how hard it is to make friends in Egypt.
4. Mahmoud & Nicole Fight Nonstop
The Other Way season 4 emphasized the nonstop arguments that occur between Nicole and Mahmoud. The couple fights about everything, and can’t go more than a few hours without getting into an argument. Their relationship appears to be plagued with disagreements that often erupt into full-out brawls. Nicole and Mahmoud can get drawn into endless screaming matches, and waste a lot of time discussing the same tedious issues. Mahmoud gets very angry, and has lunged at Nicole. He pushed her once, and she pushed back.
3. Mahmoud & Nicole Can’t Communicate
Nicole and Mahmoud are one of many 90 Day Fiancé franchise couples who have a language barrier. Mahmoud does speak English, though it isn’t his first language. He often resorts to calling Nicole pet names, rather than talking through issues, perhaps due to the language barrier. Meanwhile, Nicole can’t communicate with his family, which makes it very difficult for her to adjust to life in Egypt. The communication problems with the The Other Way season 4 couple go beyond their differing native tongues, as they seem fundamentally unable to solve any of their problems.
2. Mahmoud Controls What Nicole Does
Another major reason why Nicole and Mahmoud aren’t compatible as a couple is the fact that Mahmoud is controlling. Mahmoud has many ideas and expectations about how Nicole should behave. As a conservative Muslim man, he wants to have a conservative Muslim wife. He dictates how Nicole dresses, which is a major source of conflict. He also wants her to cover her hair, and live more conservatively and traditionally. However, Nicole rebels against her husband’s rules. She’s deeply unhappy because she has to change herself in order to please him.
1. Nicole Instigates Drama For Mahmoud
Although Mahmoud is controlling, Nicole also revealed that she isn’t a flawless partner. She showed her true colors during The Other Way season 4 Tell-All. She asked Gabe Paboga to instigate drama with Mahmoud, seemingly because she wanted Mahmoud called out. She previously did the same thing with a friend from yoga. Nicole seems eager to have Mahmoud change, though she doesn’t want to be the person who has to directly confront him. She tries to trick other people into doing so for her. Overall, Nicole and Mahmoud are one 90 Day Fiancé franchise couple who never should have tied the knot in the first place.