By now you may have heard of the American reality series 90 day Fiance. And if not, consider yourself lucky.
The show features real-life couples in long distance relationships where the foreign half is given a 90 day visa to be with their partner in the U.S and in that 90 days, they have to decide if their courtship will conclude in marriage.
And it is the Samoan couple on the show, Kalani and Asuelu whose relationship is causing quite a storm with viewers voicing their opinions on social media.
In short, U.S Born Kalani met Asuelu while she was on vacation in Samoa and Asuelu was working at the resort (Taumeasina) where she was staying at.
Kalani, raised Mormon was always taught to save herself before marriage but lost her virginity to Asuelu and got pregnant and had his child.
Having to break this news to her family didn’t give them the best impression of Asuelu, especially her Samoan father who doesn’t trust him and didn’t want her daughter going out with a Samoan in the first place even though he is one himself.
Kalani’s sister also has an issue with Asuelu mainly because Asuelu cheated on Kalani back in Samoa while Kalani was pregnant. So when he finally made it to America after his visa was approved, she didn’t like that he was now trying to play ‘dad’.
Whoever thought we would get to see Samoans on a Kardashian-like reality series? While it is cool to see a couple of Hamo’s in this space, the show has all the makings of embarrassing and indulging, laugh out loud entertainment.
Asuelu’s ‘real island guy’ accent and his personality will make you fall in love with him instantly. I mean we can all relate to him right? He is that quintessential ‘fob’ cousin we all know.
It’s no wonder we all feel sorry for him while he faces major culture shock with his ‘Americanized’ Samoan family, from the day he arrives. Kalofae.
The overbearing Kalani who is always yelling at him, the fia palagi dad and the nosy sister has got everyone all fired up and #TeamAsuelu on Twitter:
— Except For Viewers In Scotland (@judetx) November 9, 2018
Asking Asuelu to behave? What has he done but be a nice guy, hold his baby, and dance at the airport? #90dayfiance
— ham sammich (@hamsammich9) November 12, 2018
Tbh it’s Asuelu who deserves better
— .YΔNDΔLL †. (@NINALUVVV) October 31, 2018
They are definitely putting Samoa on the map right now but probably for all the wrong reasons.
Meanwhile Kalani has been defending herself and her family saying reality TV will sometimes exaggerate, and producers will only show the parts they want viewers to see.
And she is probably right. Apparently Asuelu had to re-enact his entrance into the airport a few times and some scenes are scripted. And any baby mama deserves credit.
So it is best to watch the show with an open mind and not take it too seriously.
After all, they are getting paid an attractive sum per episode and Asuelu’s live stories on instagram show a very happy couple who probably don’t give two cheetos what we all think.