’90 Day Fiancé’: Elizabeth Potthast Castravet Gives Andrei Castravet an Ultimatum in New ‘Happily Ever After’ Sneak Peek
At a dinner with Andrei’s family and close friends—in advance of the couple’s upcoming second wedding in Andrei’s home country of Moldova—Andrei fought bitterly with his wife’s dad, Chuck Potthast, and her brother, Charlie Potthast.
Chuck and Charlie peppered Andrei with questions about his past, including the reason he moved from Moldova to Ireland before coming to the U.S. to be with Elizabeth. Andrei took offense, calling their behavior “an interrogation.” Ultimately, Andrei and Charlie threatened to “take each other outside” and shoved each other before being pulled apart by their family members.
In a new sneak peek of an upcoming episode of 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After, Elizabeth gave Andrei an ultimatum after the fight. She told her husband that she wasn’t going to marry him again—and baptize their young daughter, Eleanor, in his church—unless and until he made amends with her family.
Andrei admitted that alcohol and anger had gotten the better of him
The morning after Andrei’s fateful fight—that nearly turned physical—with Elizabeth’s brother, Elizabeth and Andrei discussed the situation at length. From the start, Elizabeth insisted that her husband “needed to apologize” to her family—no ifs, ands, or buts about it.
Perhaps surprisingly, Andrei admitted that he’d been in the wrong, at least when it came to his behavior towards Elizabeth’s father. But in terms of her brother? The 90 Day Fiancé star confessed that he still didn’t feel guilty. He claimed Charlie had “provoked” him and even suggested that he didn’t truly love Elizabeth, which deeply offended him.
“They were making jokes, and all the attention was on me, and I got offended,” Andrei explained. “I couldn’t just hold onto my feelings and not say anything back. I think I did too much and I hope we’re still gonna have the wedding.”
Still, Elizabeth wanted to know how Andrei might have reacted if the tables were turned.
“Imagine if I spoke to your parents this way,” she pointed out. “How would that make you feel?”
“All right, I got your point,” Andrei conceded. “That was too much. That was my mistake.”
Andrei told Elizabeth that drinking had also played a part in how the unfortunate night had played out.
“Babe, it’s the alcohol,” he assured her. “I’m sorry about this…I’m going to apologize—maybe. I said too much, and the alcohol was speaking.”
The ’90 Day Fiancé’ star reluctantly agreed to apologize to Elizabeth’s father
Despite his admission of wrongdoing, Andrei didn’t want to let Elizabeth’s brother completely off the hook—especially when it came to his remarks about Andrei possibly just “wanting a green card” from Elizabeth.
“With Charlie, if he just pushes my buttons, I’m not gonna stand there and just let everybody laugh,” Andrei told his wife in no uncertain terms.
“Today, I little bit agree with the fact that I crossed the line with Chuck,” the 90 Day Fiancé star told producers of his choice to curse at and issue harsh words towards his father-in-law during the fight. “I shouldn’t have said all of the mean things to him that I did.”
Andrei clarified, however, that he expected an apology from Elizabeth’s brother.
“But to Charlie, I don’t feel any regrets,” he asserted, “because he actually asked me if I came to America because it’s America—and if I didn’t come there for Libby…I’m willing to talk with Chuck about this, but Charlie? He needs to apologize for the behavior, too.”
Exasperated, Elizabeth told her husband that she wasn’t even certain that she wanted the rest of her family—especially her mom and sister—to attend the wedding, especially if Andrei’s behavior didn’t change radically in the meantime.
“I don’t even know if I want Jenn and my mom to come here, to be honest with you,” Elizabeth told a stricken Andrei. “What am I going to say when they come here? ‘Careful what you say to Andrei, ‘cause he might f*cking get up and get in your face and cuss at you.’”
Elizabeth gave Andrei an ultimatum about their upcoming wedding
Andrei continued to push back, insisting that he wasn’t the only one in the wrong during the argument.
“Charlie was asking questions that are just provocative,” the 90 Day Fiancé star argued of his brother-in-law’s behavior. “You are just looking for trouble when you do this.”
Elizabeth stopped in her tracks. Turning to face Andrei, she stood her ground and issued an ultimatum: If he didn’t apologize and make things right with her dad and brother, there would be no wedding in Moldova. She made it clear that she didn’t want to be put in the middle of their fights anymore.
“Listen. Until you and my family make amends and apologize and things are normal, I’m not getting married again,” the 90 Day Fiancé star told Andrei. “Okay? I’m not.”
Andrei tentatively agreed, on one condition: Elizabeth had to get the conversation started.
“I want to talk to Charlie only if you go and explain the situation and he’s willing to square up,” Andrei said nervously. “I’m willing to do that.”
Elizabeth admitted that she wasn’t pleased that she’d have to mediate and initiate the conversation yet again. Still, she agreed that it might be the only way for the men to make amends and come to an understanding.
Andrei explained that he was afraid his temper would get the better of him if he didn’t have his wife there to calm the situation down.
“I don’t really want to go to talk to Chuck or Charlie at this point, because I think if I’m going to their house, and I’m gonna get mad, I can make things worse,” the 90 Day Fiancé star explained. Andrei and Elizabeth walked away from the conversation hand in hand, but it seemed like their peace would most likely be short-lived.