’90 Day Fiancé’: Kenneth’s Future Husband Armando Reveals That He Married His Daughter’s Mother Even Though He Knew He Was Gay

by Jeremy Spirogis
Kenneth Niedermeier

Armando and Kenneth Niedermeier lately made 90 Day Fiancé historical past by changing into the first-ever homosexual male couple on the TLC franchise.

On the current season premiere of the second season of TLC’s 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way, 31-year-old Armando—from San Felipe, Mexico—opened up about what it was prefer to develop up homosexual in a extra conventional cultural setting. Kenneth’s future husband additionally revealed why he received married as a younger man to his daughter’s mom, though he already knew on the time that he was homosexual.

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Armando opened up about marrying his daughter’s mom as a younger man

Armando, a pet resort proprietor, grew up in a small city in
Mexico along with his dad and mom and three sisters. The 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way
star stated his household was shut, and he even ran his business and lived on their

The 31-year-old was additionally a proud dad. Kenneth and Armando initially met in an internet help group for homosexual fathers. “I have a six-year-old daughter, Hannah. She is the sweetest girl ever,” Armando gushed.

His fiancé, 57-year-old Kenneth from St. Petersburg, Florida,
had his 4 (now grownup) kids via in vitro fertilization with a feminine
friend. Meanwhile, Armando’s highway to fatherhood was a bit completely different.

“My first relationship was with Hannah’s mother,” Armando
revealed. “Even although, at a really younger age, I knew I used to be homosexual, given the macho
tradition I used to be introduced up in, I wished to have a relationship with a lady. And
I assumed that this was the one potential means that these emotions may go away
and I might be a person.”

Getting emotional about his previous, Armando stated he lastly felt
he needed to come clear along with his spouse. “After we had been married for about eight
years, I made a decision to inform Hannah’s mom that I used to be homosexual,” the 90 Day Fiancé
star stated as tears stuffed in his eyes.

And, after all, his spouse was heartbroken by the information. “When I first told her, she was kinda lost,” he stated sadly. “She definitely cried about it.”

The ’90 Day Fiancé’ star stated his household ‘pushed him back in the closet’

The 90 Day Fiancé star’s coming-out course of was
something however easy. Armando’s spouse was really the one who initially instructed his
dad and mom that he was homosexual.

“The day after I told her,” he stated of Hannah’s mother, “she
really known as my mother into the room, and he or she instructed her. My mother simply began
bawling, and he or she would say, ‘Oh no, my son isn’t homosexual. You know, he can’t be.
He’s married.’”

After that day, Armando’s household by no means discussed his orientation once more. He by no means felt snug talking about it, and so they by no means introduced it up. “I was pushed back in the closet, and we haven’t touched the subject since then,” he stated.

Still, Armando and his spouse broke up due to the
revelation—simply earlier than tragedy struck. “After I got here out to my spouse, we determined
to separate,” Kenneth’s fiancé shared. “Two or three months later, she handed
away in a tragic automobile accident.”

Armando received choked up once more as he mirrored on his estranged spouse’s loss of life. “She was my best friend, so that was very hard,” the 90 Day Fiancé star stated. “To become Hannah’s mother and father, it was definitely a challenge to get used to.”

Armando revealed that his household wasn’t even conscious of his relationship with Kenneth

Now, although, a number of years later, Armando stated he’d lastly
met his soulmate: Kenny. “He’s a very caring person,” the 90 Day Fiancé
star stated of his future husband, explaining that they’d chatted for a few
12 months earlier than they met in individual.

And as quickly as Armando met Kenneth in individual—whereas the dad
of 4 was at a marriage in California—he knew he was the one. “I used to be very
nervous, however proper after I noticed him, he was higher than I anticipated,” Armando

What’s extra, their 26-year age distinction didn’t trouble him
in any respect. “Many folks may see that as bizarre, however I feel that makes our
relationship distinctive, completely different, and particular,” Armando stated.

Still, Armando had by no means come out once more after that harrowing
first confession. His household, he revealed, didn’t even find out about Kenneth’s
impending everlasting transfer to Mexico. In simply two weeks, the couple could be shifting
4 hours away, to a distinct metropolis in Armando’s residence nation.

“I instructed my dad and mom {that a} documentary was being filmed about
life in Mexico,” Armando stated of his fears about coming clear to his household. “I
didn’t inform them {that a} movie crew was coming to doc Kenny and I coming

Armando and Kenneth have been anxious about being accepted as a pair of their new residence collectively. “The culture here in Mexico is not as accepting of same-sex couples,” Armando defined. “It’s more of that macho culture of, you have to be a man.”

The 90 Day Fiancé star added that he felt “overwhelmed” by the prospect of popping out over again—particularly since he’d already been via the painful course of as soon as earlier than and had felt rejected. “I have to tell them that I’m definitely gay, that I’m moving away, that I’m moving away to be with a man, and that I am taking Hannah with me,” Armando declared.

Kenneth gave Armando the braveness to inform his dad and mom the reality, as soon as and for all

During a video chat along with his fiancé, Hannah’s dad opened up
about his comprehensible fears. “It’s actually arduous to return out even one time, so
right here, having to do it a second time, I’m anxious and I’m scared,” he instructed

But his American husband-to-be reassured him that, within the
finish, all could be nicely. “You know what? In the long term, you’re their son, they
love you, and so they’re gonna rally round you,” Kenneth assured Armando.

“That’s what I’m praying for,” the 90 Day Fiancé star stated hopefully.

And whereas Armando knew that telling his dad and mom wouldn’t be
simple, he additionally knew it was the fitting factor to do—particularly given all the things
Kenneth was sacrificing for his or her relationship. “Kenny is giving up all the things
he is aware of,” Armando stated in awe. “He’s leaving his nation for me, so I solely
contemplate it proper to return out to my household and do what I’ve to do to get to
him as nicely.”

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