’90 Day Fiancé’: Andrei Castravet Reveals the Surprising Reason He Fought With Elizabeth Potthast Castravet’s Brother in ‘Happily Ever After’ Sneak Peek
Charlie, along with Elizabeth’s dad, Chuck Potthast, asked Andrei one too many questions about his past in his home country of Moldova for his liking.
At a formal dinner with Andrei’s family and friends just before Andrei and Elizabeth’s upcoming second wedding in Moldova, the brothers-in-law threatened each other and cursed each other out. They stood up at one point and shoved one another, but luckily, they didn’t throw any punches.
Eventually, Elizabeth and Andrei left the dinner together, with Elizabeth justifiably furious at both her husband and brother.
In a new sneak peek of an upcoming episode of 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After, Andrei and Elizabeth discussed the argument. In a vulnerable moment, Andrei admitted he went too far and opened up about the reason he was so upset.
Elizabeth told Andrei she’d ‘never seen that look in his eyes before’ during the family argument
The morning after Andrei’s massive fight with Elizabeth’s dad and brother, Andrei and Elizabeth took a walk around a neighborhood in Moldova to discuss what had gone down. Elizabeth, looking visibly frustrated and exhausted, told 90 Day Fiancé producers that Chuck and Charlie were still upset about the argument.
Confronting her husband about his shocking behavior the night before, Elizabeth said worriedly, “I’ve never seen you act that way. I’ve never seen that look in your eyes before.”
Taking a deep breath, Andrei replied simply, “Sorry, Lib.”
But that was far from enough for Elizabeth, who wanted more of an apology. The 90 Day Fiancé star called Andrei out for not taking accountability for his actions with his in-laws.
“‘Sorry, Lib?’” she asked sarcastically. “Okay. Very sincere…I had to lead you to apologize.”
Andrei admitted his behavior was ‘his mistake’
Frustrated, Andrei asked Elizabeth to see the night from his perspective as well. He argued that he often felt Elizabeth took her family’s side instead of defending him in conflicts.
“How much do you want?” he asked his wife. “I’m not just going to just bend over to make you believe me. I said, ‘I’m sorry.’ You’re my wife. We’ve been together so many years already. You have to understand where I’m coming from.”
Still, in a rare moment of vulnerability, Andrei softened and admitted he’d gone too far—especially in his harsh words towards his father-in-law.
“That was too much,” he told Elizabeth. “That was my mistake.”
Andrei confessed that he wasn’t even sure Elizabeth would still want to go through with their second wedding.
“I think I did too much,” he told 90 Day Fiancé producers, “and I hope we’re still gonna have the wedding.”
One reason for his outburst, Andrei claimed, was his excessive drinking before and during the family’s dinner the previous night.
“Babe, it’s the alcohol,” the 90 Day Fiancé star told a skeptical Elizabeth. “I’m sorry about this. I said too much, and the alcohol was speaking.”
The ’90 Day Fiancé’ star said he was defending his honor—and his marriage
But Andrei explained that it wasn’t just the wine that had led him to act out in a rage. He felt that Elizabeth’s family was mocking his marriage, as well as his background.
“They were making jokes, and all the attention was on me, and I got offended,” Andrei confessed. “I couldn’t just hold onto my feelings and not say anything back.”
The 33-year-old was especially offended by Charlie’s insinuation that he didn’t truly love or want to be with Elizabeth. Charlie had implied that his brother-in-law might have been after a green card instead, which was what ultimately set Andrei off.
“He actually asked me if I came to America because it’s America—and if I didn’t come there for Libby,” Andrei complained in disgust. “That fact that he just puts me in the group of the people who are frauding other people to get there, he’s just lucky that I didn’t take him outside.”
The 90 Day Fiancé star agreed to apologize to Chuck. As for Charlie, Andrei insisted that he “didn’t have any regrets” about his behavior towards him. Still, he reluctantly agreed to try to make amends with Elizabeth’s brother if it would mean they could go through with the wedding.