’90 Day Fiancé’ Fans Believe Stephanie Matto and Erika Owens Were Destined For Disaster

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Fans tune in to 90 Day Fiance for the drama, however typically there are {couples} on the present whose ups and downs are virtually an excessive amount of to deal with. This is probably the case with Stephanie Matto and Erika Owens, who have been groundbreaking as the primary same-sex couple to look within the present’s historical past. Things began out nice between the 2 ladies, however as soon as the connection went from on-line to in-person, misstep after misstep triggered this pair to crash and burn. 

Now followers are trying again on the connection and really feel prefer it was destined for catastrophe from the very starting. They additionally know simply who guilty for issues going so rapidly awry. Did Stephanie Matto misrepresent her persona? 

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Stephanie Matto and Erika Owens fell for each other on-line

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Online, Matto and Owens appeared to essentially hit it off. The pair appeared to have rather a lot in widespread and actually fell for each other. Things have been going so properly that Matto determined to fly to South Australia to fulfill Owens in individual. It was then that issues took a flip for the more serious. 

For starters, Owens was very open about her sexuality and got here out to her household with a purpose to pave the way in which for her relationship with Matto. Matto, in the meantime, didn’t lengthen the identical openness. This put some strain and stress on the connection from its earliest phases. Meanwhile, Matto expressed jealousy and frustration about Owens’ previous relationships, together with hooking up with a few of her pals. The pair have been off to a rocky begin, and the connection was punctuated with battle and preventing. 

Fans have overwhelmingly taken Erika Owens’ aspect

Matto and Owens had an explosive breakup on-screen, which left followers taking sides within the fallout. Overwhelmingly, followers have been flocking to Owens’ aspect, claiming that Matto got here throughout as entitled. They additionally pointed to the truth that Matto is a YouTuber to counsel she’s simply on the lookout for fame and was utilizing Owens as a strategy to achieve publicity. This isn’t the primary time {that a} solid member on the present has been accused of being on set for fame moderately than love, however it at all times has the potential to go away damaged hearts alongside the way in which. 

Some followers have even gone as far as to say they don’t imagine Matto is being trustworthy about her personal sexuality and that she “catfished” Matto by making her imagine she was in a relationship that didn’t actually exist. In the aftermath from followers, Matto has come ahead to defend herself, claiming the present’s portrayal of the connection was edited to indicate her in a foul mild. “The story you saw on TV was 10% of the full story,” Matto defined. She went on to say that if followers had seen extra of the main points, they wouldn’t decide her practically as harshly. 

The relationship between Erika Owens and Stephanie Matto appeared doomed

No matter whose aspect of the story is “right,” it appears clear that Owens and Matto weren’t the nice couple they appeared to be earlier than their in-person assembly. Fans level to the truth that Matto’s persona on-line and in actual life simply didn’t match up. Online, Matto appeared pleasant and outgoing, however her real-life persona appeared way more controlling and severe. 

Building a relationship on a persona moderately than a actuality is at all times a danger, and lots of followers level to this as being the reality of online dating. One even known as it a “personality catfish.” Matto didn’t conceal her actual identification as is the case in lots of catfish tales, however she did — in line with followers — misrepresent her persona. In the tip, that may be simply as damaging to a relationship as mendacity about who you might be. 

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