’90 Day Fiance’: Has Erika Been Cheating on Stephanie This Whole Season?
The couples on 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days don’t exactly have the most solid relationships. Most of them start the season off having never met before and then when they do meet, it almost never goes well. Last week, Stephanie Matto was finally united with her Australian girlfriend, Erika. But now, things are already getting bleak.
Erika and Stephanie’s relationship
Matto, a 29-year-old social media influencer, met Erika over social media and instantly fell in love. Though Matto didn’t tell her family the exact truth about why she was going to Australia, they worried about her as Matto has a rare bone marrow disease that makes travel dangerous. Despite their concerns, Matto still braved traveling in order to meet Erika.
When the two met, Matto was unsure about being intimate with Erika after being single for such a long time. Luckily, Erika was OK with that and said she and Matto could just kiss for the time being.
Was Erika cheating on Stephanie?
In this week’s episode, Matto and Erika get into a fight when Matto realizes that Erika still has a dating app on her phone.
Erika claims that though she has the app on her phone, she hasn’t been with anyone else in the last four months.
“I still have one of the dating apps because there’s a business networking side of that app, but I don’t use the relationship side of that app,” Erika says in the clip obtained by Entertainment Tonight.
Unsatisfied, Matto asks Erika to delete the app. Even though Erika obliges, she isn’t happy.
“If you don’t have faith in me then how is this going to work, you know?” she asks.
“Steph asking me to delete this app suggests to me that she doesn’t trust me at all and I think she’s going about this in a completely inappropriate way,” she later says to the cameras.
How does Stephanie feel about being in the first LGBTQ couple on ’90 Day Fiance’?
Matto and Erika have a lot of pressure on them to make their relationship work, not just for themselves, but as the first LGBTQ couple on the show.
“I feel like there’s a lot of pressure — you don’t want to let anybody down,” Matto told Entertainment Tonight in an interview. “You don’t want to let down the LGBTQ community and a part of me wants to be like, great representation for this community, but also I think we all just need to realize we’re just like any other couple. We’re gonna have just similar problems to all the other couples on the show. I hope that people come into this with an open mind and give us a chance to share our story.”
Though Matto was an influencer before the show, she hadn’t come out publicly as bisexual or to her family before filming.
“I felt like this was a way of doing it that was so gutsy and just so crazy that there would be no possible way for me to go back because I’ve had one foot out the closet and one foot in the closet for so many years,” she said. “I almost came out so many times.”