90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days Season 5 introduces us to seven new couples, and some of the storylines are already dropping jaws. In the episode that aired on Dec. 26, 2021, fans finally met Ximena. Ximena appears on the series with her boyfriend Mike, who she met through an international dating app. However, it’s not their combined storyline that has people in shock.
What do we know about ‘Before the 90 Days’ Season 5 star Ximena?
Ximena lives in Pereira, Colombia, with her two sons, Juan David, and Harold Steven. She’s 24 years old, and before the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic hit, she worked as a manicurist. Due to restrictions and requirements for social distancing, Ximena can’t work as a nail technician and instead practices on her stepmother.
Ximena doesn’t have a relationship with Juan David’s father. She explains to the producers of Before the 90 Days Season 5, “Juan David’s father was a one-night stand. That was it.” However, she has quite the background story about her relationship with Harold Steven’s dad.
How did Ximena meet Harold Steven’s father?
As with most stars in Before the 90 Days, producers give each of them a chance to provide a bit of background information about themselves. This makes them more relatable to the audience a lot of the time. Although, fans were shocked to hear about Ximena’s past with Harold Steven’s father.
Ximena told Before the 90 Days Season 5 producers, “Harold Steven’s dad is in jail. He wanted to defend his uncle, and he acted without thinking. And so that’s what he’s paying for now. I met him on Facebook. We spoke for four to five months and he asked, ‘Are you coming to visit me?’ and I said ‘I am coming to visit you.’ And I love him … I did love him very much. And so I went to visit him in jail. I got it in my head that I wanted to have a child. I would put my feet up for me to actually get pregnant. And I actually got pregnant on my second visit to the jail.”
Fans are worried about Ximena’s boyfriend and fellow ‘Before the 90 Days’ Season 5 star Mike
Viewers of Before the 90 Days Season 5 took to Mike almost immediately when the show introduced him. He lives at home with his father and his grandfather and helps take care of both of them. Fans are concerned Ximena might have ulterior motives regarding their relationship.
One Redditor wrote, “She’s using him to financially support her until her boyfriend gets released from prison. She’s saying that he’s locked up for a long time so it’s not surprising that she’s trying to find a sugar daddy. I feel bad for Mike because so far he seems like a good dude and he’s getting used. I also worry about his safety, apparently her boyfriend is a cartel member.”
Another commenter replied, “She literally said she is not attracted to him, doesn’t love him nor is she in love but he has a good heart. She knows EXACTLY what she’s doing BECAUSE he’s a good dude. This poor guy, they already talk shit about him looking like a tomato.”
Audiences don’t see this relationship working out in the long run, but fans will have to wait and see. New episodes of Before the 90 Days Season 5 air on Sunday nights on TLC.