‘90 Day Fiancé’: Fans Pick a Side After Jess Caroline and Debbie Johnson’s Fight
Tensions between Jess Caroline and Debbie Johnson have been brewing for a while, but they finally boiled over on the recent episode of 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?
The pair had been at dinner when an argument broke out about Jess’s goals with Debbie’s son, Colt Johnson. Even though Debbie has come under fire in the past for being so involved in her son’s life, viewers seemed to overwhelmingly side with her this time.
Jess and Debbie’s relationship had already gotten off to a rough start before the fight
Colt introduced the pair a couple of episodes into the fifth season of 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? when he and his mom went to visit Jess in her home country of Brazil.
Debbie had previously expressed her belief that Colt was moving too quickly following his 2019 split from Larissa Dos Santos Lima, and her hostility to Jess showed when they met.
She seemed even more put-off on the way to the hotel as the couple put on PDA and discussed their relationship. When they were alone, Jess told Colt that she felt as if Debbie didn’t like her, causing him to worry that Debbie would jeopardize their relationship.
“I’m worried that my mother will scare off Jess,” he said in a confessional. “She’s slamming doors, she’s yelling, and she’s just not being a team player. I’m not even finished with day one yet and this trip is already a disaster.”
At Colt’s urging, Debbie went to meet up with Jess and tried to get to know her more. But her line of questioning in regards to her relationship has continued to bother Jess.
Jess and Debbie’s fight happened on the latest episode
On the July 26 episode, the trio went to have dinner with Jess’s family. As they settled into their seats, Jess’s father, Silvio, immediately began to question Colt about his relationship history and intentions for his daughter.
“I want a family with your daughter,” he told Silvio (via In Touch Weekly), admitting he fell in “love with [Jess] immediately [even though he] wasn’t looking for a relationship.”
Jess’s family seemed impressed with the answer and suggested they marry in Brazil. But Debbie wondered, “What is the rush?” Fed up, Jess went off on Debbie and blasted her for essentially babying Colt, mentioning that she cleans up after him and doesn’t give him room to make his own decisions.
At that point, Debbie scaled back from the argument, saying she was “done.” But Jess was too heated. She went on to call Debbie a “son of a b*tch” before saying “f*ck you.”
Fan reactions to Jess and Debbie’s fight
Fans knew it was only a matter of time before Jess and Debbie had it out. But some were shocked by how it went down, arguing that as Colt’s mother, Debbie deserved more respect from Jess.
“I’m not a big fan of Debbie, but Jess is being totally disrespectful to Colt’s mom,” read one tweet, while another said: “Maybe an unpopular opinion but I absolutely agree with Debbie!!! Jess is being disrespectful af.”
Others, however, sided with Jess, with one fan tweeting: “I’m so here for this it’s about time someone put her in her place!!!” Echoing that, another viewer said, “I can’t blame Jess. Debbie is the worst and definitely a big part of why ba colt’s last marriage failed.”
The aftermath of the fight will play out on the next episode of the show so keep the remote close to see what happened afterwards.