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To say 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days star Ed “Big Ed” Brown has had some backlash from fans over his treatment of his girlfriend Rosemarie Vega might just be the understatement of the year. Fans have bashed Big Ed over everything from his looks, to his charity work, to his treatment of Vega during their short time together. Now, 90 Day Fiancé star Cortney Reardanz has weighed in on Big Ed and it is not just his treatment of Rose that she had a problem with.

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Big Ed and Rose’s ’90 Day Fiancé’ story comes to an end

Fans were introduced to Big Ed and Rose in season 4 of 90 Day Fiancé, a spin-off that explores eight couples who travel abroad to meet each other for the first time. As opposed to the original show, these couples are deciding whether or not to marry the person they met online and commit to getting married within the next 90 days.

Although Brown is under five feet tall, he gave himself the nickname Big Ed. Vega, meanwhile, hails from the Philippines and is a whopping 31 years younger than Big Ed.

This season on 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days, we learned that the pair met on social media, and fans watched as Big traveled to the Philippines to meet Rose in person. Unfortunately, their time together was full of drama and poor communication.

Big was slammed for asking Rose to shave her legs, the way he asked for an STD test, letting her know she had bad breath, and lying to her about wanting more children

The last bombshell seems to be the nail in their relationship coffin because Rose left him at the hotel and headed home.

’90 Day Fiancé’ star Cortney Reardanz slams ‘inappropriate Big Ed

When we first met Big Ed on 90 Day Fiancé fans got a peek inside his home, which also seemed to be the photographer’s workspace. Fans — and Cortney — quickly noticed the lingerie-clad women that adorned his bedroom walls.

Cortney revealed in a recent interview on the Domenick Nati Show that she would be “uncomfortable” if she were one of the women he had worked with and then he put up her photo in his bedroom. She went on to say that the move seemed a bit “inappropriate.”

Big Ed’s treatment of Rose also seemed to be a sore spot for Cortney. While she would not go so far as to call Big Ed fat, she did take offense to how critical he was of both Rose’s looks and her home in the Philippines.

Cortney questioned whether he was just trying to break down her self-esteem because he is insecure in his own looks.

“Is he insecure? Or just an a**hole?”

She also slammed the 90 Day Fiancé star for going into her humble home and eating their food only to complain about it, despite her family’s hospitality.

These days, Cortney is not the only one slamming Big Ed.

Rose Vega takes aim at Big Ed’s Looks

Despite the twosome trying to trick 90 Day Fiancé fans into thinking that they were still together over the course of the season. Now that the word is out that they are no longer together, the gloves are off.

Taking to twitter Rose wrote: “You will live alone because you don’t know what love is. Genuine love is acceptance AND HELPING HAND. You only meet me for your fame. The show pay the expenses not you. NOW WHO IS THE REAL GOLD DIGGER? FAME WHORE!”

She added the hashtags #ednoneck, #SMALLsoul, and #PIG. Ouch!


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For his part, Big Ed seems to be letting the hate roll right off his gigantic shoulders. During an Instagram live session over the weekend, he responded to one fan who professed their love for the 90 Day Fiancé star.

“I love you guys too. Thanks so much. You know there’s so much hate out there. But listen, I love myself. I’m not affected by it.”

Big Ed has not commented on Cortney Reardanz’s comments about his behavior.

New episodes of 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days air Sunday nights on TLC.