’90 Day Fiancé’: Andrei Castravet Calls Himself ‘Calm and Rational’ in Comparison to Elizabeth Potthast in ‘Happily Ever After’ Sneak Peek
Andrei, a 33-year-old from Moldova, often pushed back against his 29-year-old American wife’s more free-spirited choices, like drinking and partying at her bachelorette party. He has also frequently clashed with her family, as they seemed to believe he was “stubborn” and “controlling.”
In a sneak peek of an upcoming episode of the fifth season of TLC’s 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After, Andrei and Elizabeth had a tiff over packing and time management as they got ready to head off for their second wedding in Andrei’s home country. Andrei insisted that, unlike his more “emotional” wife, he was “calm and rational.”
Elizabeth complained that Andrei didn’t help her pack for their trip to Moldova
In the 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After sneak peek, Elizabeth explained that she and Andrei were prepping for their long flight to Moldova. In a week, she said, her family would join them in Andrei’s home country. Soon afterward, Andrei and Elizabeth would have their second wedding and baby Eleanor’s baptism in Andrei’s church.
While she was excited about the wedding, Elizabeth added that she was worried about the process of packing for the three-week trip. “I am so nervous, because packing, or trying to get anything done in general with a baby, is very challenging,” she said.
The 90 Day Fiancé star added that she couldn’t usually rely on her husband for help with the baby along the way. “I have to make sure that she’s not crawling off the bed, and that she stays put, and she doesn’t put stuff in her mouth,” Elizabeth said. “And meanwhile, Andrei just, like, sits there, like a bump on a log.”
When she finished packing her own suitcase, Elizabeth asked if Andrei was ready, too. Her husband began to brag about his superior packing abilities.
“Well, I have to pack mine, and just check this out. It’s gonna take me, like, five minutes, because I know what I’m packing,” he said confidently. “If you’re an organized person, you have a bunch of jeans already prepared.”
Andrei accused his wife of not being able to ‘manage time well’ as they packed
Andrei told 90 Day Fiancé producers that his wife was too easily stressed. “Elizabeth is getting stressed, because she’s not capable of managing time,” he argued bluntly. “And we’re late, and she can’t do things when she’s in a rush.”
By contrast, Andrei claimed, he was the picture of calm capability under stress. “In this kind of situation, I’m the only who’s usually more calm and rational,” he explained. “I don’t put my emotions in front of my brain, and I handle things.”
The couple bickered about their different approaches to packing. Elizabeth began to chuckle as Andrei showed a little more “emotion” than he originally claimed he would. “Damn, this is annoying!” he exclaimed in frustration as he struggled to close his suitcase. “What is wrong with this f***ing suitcase?”
“If you would’ve folded it right, it would’ve fit,” Elizabeth retorted laughingly.
“All right, Mrs. Perfect,” Andrei responded sarcastically.
The ’90 Day Fiancé’ couple was both excited and nervous about their second wedding
Despite their bickering, Elizabeth and Andrei were excited as they boarded the plane to Moldova. Elizabeth explained that she was most excited about her daughter meeting her grandparents on the other side of her family.
As for Andrei, he told 90 Day Fiancé producers that he was excited for the first chance to see his family or visit his home country in more than two years.
“I’ve been thinking about this second wedding for a long time, and now that I’m going there, it’s very, very exciting,” he said. “Elizabeth is coming around already, and she realized that this wedding is for both of us. It’s not just for me.”
Still, there were a few kinks left to iron out—like the wedding venue, which the couple still hadn’t decided on. “I’m just slightly stressed about the wedding, because we don’t know where we’re getting married, so that’s a thing,” Elizabeth pointed out nervously.
What’s more, Andrei and Elizabeth weren’t sure how their families would get along, given their very different backgrounds and personalities. “Most importantly, our families are coming together for the first time, so that should be an event in itself,” Elizabeth said apprehensively.
“That should be interesting,” Andrei agreed, with a touch of trepidation about the potential drama to come.