90 Day Fiancé’: Emily Demands a Different Engagement Ring, ‘It’s a Gumball Machine Ring’

90 Day Fiancé couple Emily and Kobe finally reunited in the Apr. 24 episode, and it didn’t take long for Emily to start grilling Kobe about their wedding plans. When the couple went to dinner, she questioned Kobe’s financial situation and demanded a different engagement ring.

'90 Day Fiancé' stars Emily and Kobe in a promotional image for season 9.
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’90 Day Fiancé’ star Emily’s date night plans took Kobe by surprise

The pair share a child. However, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Kobe has yet to meet his son in person. He expected to meet his little boy as soon as he arrived in Salina, Kansas, where Emily and Koban live with her parents, but she had other plans. The 90 Day Fiancé stars hit their first bump in their relationship when Emily told Kobe about her plans for his first night. Instead of going directly to meet Koban, Emily wants to spend some alone time with Kobe in a hotel to work on their sex life.

She broke the news by showing Kobe some pink lingerie she bought for their special night. However, Kobe told 90 Day Fiancé producers that he felt like she was being selfish. He assumed he would meet Koban right away.

Kobe finally agreed to Emily’s plans for their “mommy and daddy time.” However, at dinner, Emily fired off a barrage of questions regarding their wedding plans and Kobe’s financial situation.

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Emily called her engagement ring from Kobe a ‘gumball machine ring’

90 Day Fiancé star Emily inquired about Kobe’s financial situation. She asked him about a cafe he bought in his home country of Cameroon. The 34-year-old former underwear model planned to save the money he made from the cafe to use in America. Because Kobe is in America on a K-1 visa, he’s unable to work for the first six months of his stay. Kobe told Emily he “got back the money he invested in the cafe.” However, he dodged the question of how much money he actually brought to the United States.

When he balked at her questioning, Emily said, “I don’t want to have to pay everything. Am I going to have to pay for my own ring? I want a real ring.”

Emily showed 90 Day Fiancé producers her engagement ring in the following scene. “So, this is the ring that Kobe proposed with,” she said, holding up her left hand. “I think he bought it off the streets somewhere in China, but it’s super fake. It’s kind of a gumball machine ring. It’s really about the thought that counts, but I want a real ring that I can pass down to my kids.”

Some ’90 Day Fiancé’ fans don’t think Emily should put all the responsibility on Kobe

90 Day Fiancé star Emily confused fans when she questioned Kobe about his finances. She doesn’t have a full-time job and lives with her parents. 

One Redditor wrote, “Emily is so damn annoying. Kobe basically was saying how he supported her ass in China so it’s ok if she has to do the same. I wouldn’t be surprised if the reason he’s hiding the amount of money is because he knows she’s not good with money. I bet she’d want to run through all of his money for things just fun things.”

Another commenter pointed out how spoiled Emily acts, “She is spoiled. She wants a new ring that he buys. She won’t let him see his son until she gets her secks [SIC]. She is already going to be one of 90 Day’s most hated.”

Will Kobe and Emily eventually tie the knot? Tune into TLC or discovery+ every Sunday for new episodes of 90 Day Fiancé Season 9.

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