’90 Day Fiancé’: Geoffrey Insists That Mary Was Not a ‘Rebound’ After Varya
Geoffrey Paschel is one of the more controversial 90 Day Fiancé participants. Fans of the show watched him go to Russia to ask Varya Malina to marry him. She told him, “not now.” She said she felt they were moving too quickly but that their relationship was moving in the right direction.
“So you’re basically saying no,” he responded.
Geoffrey was trying to ghost Varya after his trip to Russia
In an interview with The Domenick Nati Show on May 19, Geoffrey says he understood the conversation they had after he proposed to be a breakup.
“I don’t feel like I broke up with her when I left. I felt like she ended the relationship. This was all set. We were gonna go there, potential marriage, we’re gonna get engaged, whatever. And with that said, with her turning me down with a ‘not now,’ I was done. I just couldn’t do it anymore. I put so much into it and I didn’t feel like I got it back,” he said.
Varya, on the other hand, understood the conversation to mean exactly what she said: that she’d like to continue on the same path but wait a bit on getting engaged.
Geoffrey said in the interview that he’d been “ignoring” Varya with the intention of letting their relationship fizzle out.
“She had been messaging me for the past several weeks to a month, I’d been ignoring her. Oh sending this like, ‘Hey how’s your day?’ I’d be like, ‘Hi fine.’ Just kind of really low-key. You know, just let it die down,” he said.
Geoffrey and Mary
But the next time the 90 Day Fiancé audience saw Geoffrey, Varya was knocking on his front door. Meanwhile, he had a woman named Mary over who’d spent the night.
“It was Mary’s birthday, that’s why I took her to dinner, that’s why I gave her flowers. The conversation moved into something more romantic and it kind of went from there. Then pretty much Varya showed up the next day. So it was like a quick, spontaneous thing going,” he said.
Some fans have called Mary Geoffrey’s “rebound” after his proposal to Varya didn’t go the way he’d hoped. But the reality personality says Mary wasn’t a rebound because he had feelings for her first.
“With Mary going on… you know, three months. I wasn’t in mourning. It was like nobody died in that sense. It was just me getting over–it wasn’t a rebound because I was with Mary long ago and first. So if anything I was rekindling and basing it off of the emotions I was feeling. So when Varya showed up again it was kind of like, ‘What the hell? What do I do?’” he said.