Elizabeth Potthast Castravet and Andrei Castravet finally fulfilled their dream of hosting a second wedding in Andrei’s country of Moldova on a recent episode of TLC’s 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After. But, while Andrei and Elizabeth’s traditional Moldovan wedding ceremony and reception were gorgeous, the event didn’t exactly go off without a hitch.
Elizabeth’s sister, Jenn Davis, and her brother, Charlie Potthast—who had already had one memorable public confrontation with Andrei at a family dinner earlier in the week—complained that the day’s events seemed overly lavish and extravagant, especially since their dad, Chuck Potthast, was footing the bill.
In a new sneak peek of an upcoming 90 Day Fiancé episode, Andrei and Charlie had yet another argument after the latter publicly called the couple out in an embarrassing wedding speech. Charlie even appeared to refer to his brother-in-law with a few nasty choice words.
Elizabeth’s sister called the wedding ‘over-the-top’
After Elizabeth and Andrei’s traditional religious wedding ceremony, they moved on to a lavish reception in a sprawling ballroom decked out with flowers, a large banquet, free-flowing wine, and chandeliers. Elizabeth donned a second, more contemporary bridal gown for the occasion.
After a grand entrance into the ballroom, escorted by a troupe of professional dancers and accompanied by professional musicians, Elizabeth told 90 Day Fiancé producers that she was “ready to party.”
Andrei explained that the entertainment at Moldovan weddings was always a big focus of the event. “We have nice music, high-quality dancers and singers,” the 90 Day Fiancé star said.
As for Andrei, he considered this event in his home country to be his “real wedding” to Elizabeth. After all, their wedding in the U.S. was rushed due to the 90-day K-1 visa process, and his family and friends hadn’t been able to attend. Shortly afterward, Elizabeth got pregnant with the couple’s baby, Eleanor, so wedding planning wasn’t at the forefront of their minds.
But Elizabeth’s sister, Jenn, thought the whole thing was just a bit too lush, especially for a second wedding.
“Andrei and Libby’s wedding is so over-the-top,” Jenn complained to 90 Day Fiancé producers.
She explained that she’d thought the reception would be a “low-key” affair for close family and friends.
“And then we walk in, and it’s like, oh,” Jenn said with surprise. “This is where the f*ck all the money has gone that my dad has given them.”
Charlie embarrassed Elizabeth and Andrei in an alcohol-fueled wedding speech
While Elizabeth’s sister kept her comments to herself—and a few TLC producers—Elizabeth’s brother, Charlie, wasn’t able to be so discreet after a few too many drinks.
Slurring his words, Charlie started to heckle Andrei from his seat in the reception hall.
“The king of Moldova. Not s*it in America,” he joked, as Elizabeth’s dad and sister tried to get him to calm down on his sister’s big day.
Charlie made no bones about the fact that he wasn’t happy that Chuck had spent so much money on the event.
“I think the wedding is expensive,” a visibly drunk Charlie told 90 Day Fiancé producers. “My dad has seven kids. Did you do this for every other kid? No, you didn’t. So why are you doing this for him?”
Elizabeth’s dad gave a nice toast about the hospitality in Moldova, but Charlie wasn’t about to let the moment go by without a few remarks of his own.
Grabbing the mic from his dad, Elizabeth’s brother gave a slurred, angry speech about Andrei and Elizabeth’s financial situation.
“He needs to stop paying for your bulls*it,” Charlie declared as the guests looked on awkwardly. “Get your s*it together. Don’t come to America and try to live off my dad. Don’t ask my dad for s*it. Come to America and earn your own s*it.”
Andrei and Charlie had another confrontation in a new sneak peek
Andrei turned to Elizabeth after Charlie’s embarrassing toast and said, “I’m going to f*ck up your brother now at my wedding.”
Instead, however, he was able to calm himself down and take Charlie aside for a calm man-to-man talk. The 90 Day Fiancé star had promised his wife he wouldn’t argue with his in-laws at their wedding, and he clearly tried to honor that promise.
Andrei asked Charlie not to ruin his sister’s big day, but Charlie was too far gone to listen.
“You try to play my dad,” Charlie accused his brother-in-law, getting in his face as if to fight. “You try to play my family. You’re a f*cking b*tch, dude. You trying to fight me in Moldova? Go on, dude.”
Ultimately, despite the provocation, Andrei walked away from the confrontation and refused to take the bait.
Charlie called his brother-in-law ‘soft’
After Charlie and Andrei’s second near-fight, even Chuck had to admit that Andrei walked away in order to be the “bigger man.” Charlie retorted that Andrei wasn’t mature, just “soft,” but Chuck wasn’t having it on his daughter’s wedding day.
Admonishing his son for his behavior, Elizabeth’s dad told Charlie he wasn’t happy with the stunt he’d pulled. Chuck told Elizabeth to enjoy the reception and to simply stop thinking about Charlie.
But Elizabeth’s brother inserted himself once again, claiming he would always “protect” his father against Andrei and Elizabeth’s financial requests.
“Going forward, I’m gonna protect him, and y’all aren’t gonna steal his money,” Charlie said angrily.
“Nobody’s stealing anybody’s money,” a visibly upset Elizabeth insisted.
While Elizabeth took her dad’s advice and continued to enjoy her wedding and reception, the 90 Day Fiancé star admitted that the confrontation had left her shaken and sad. She wondered aloud if Andrei and her family would ever get along, or if there would always be “tension and drama” at every major event for the rest of her life.