’90 Day Fiancé’: Rebecca Parrott Promises Her Daughter That Zied Hakimi Doesn’t Want Her As a Sugar Mama On ‘What Now?’
In many ways, Zied Hakimi and Rebecca Parrott seemed like an unlikely couple on TLC’s 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days Season 3.
Their 22-year age gap, as well as cultural differences and a few skeletons in Rebecca’s closet (like a former same-sex relationship and the fact that she was only separated from her Moroccan ex rather than legally divorced), left viewers on the edge of their seats. Many fans wondered if they’d make it.
But it seems like Rebecca, 48, and Zied, 26, proved their critics and doubters wrong. The couple successfully applied for a K-1 visa and got married in Apr. 2020. They now live together in Rebecca’s home state of Georgia.
On a recent episode of TLC GO’s 90 Day Fiancé: What Now, Rebecca prepared for her fiancé to make the big move and finally settle down with her in the U.S. But her adult daughter didn’t seem convinced that Zied’s motives were pure—especially when it came to money.
Rebecca worried about Zied’s inability to work for several months after his arrival
On 90 Day Fiancé: What Now, Rebecca raved about Zied’s upcoming arrival to the U.S. after a year of waiting. The couple was thrilled to have his K-1 visa application approved after just a few short months. But now, the international pair had to face the reality of making a life together—and that included navigating finances for the first time as soon-to-be-newlyweds.
Rebecca admitted that she was concerned about certain aspects of Zied’s move, especially the fact that he wouldn’t be able to work at first under the terms of his visa.
“Honestly, the biggest thing that worries me is that Zied can’t work for several months until he gets his work permit,” Rebecca confessed. “And he’s going to school for HVAC repair. But I think his expectations are a little unrealistic.”
And the 90 Day Fiancé couple’s housing solution might make things a little awkward for a newly married couple. “I have to find us a place to live,” Rebecca explained. “So, to save money, my daughter Tiffany and her fiancé Micah and Zied and I are all going to live together.”
While she couldn’t wait to greet her fiancé and start their lives together in the U.S., Rebecca admitted that there was a lot to be worried about first. “There’s a lot for us to get through in the next few months,” she lamented. “And I don’t know how that’s going to work out.”
The ‘90 Day Fiancé’ star and her daughter worried that their fiancés wouldn’t get along
Rebecca’s daughter, Tiffany, had her own worries about Zied’s move across the globe. Her fiancé, Micah, was still skeptical about Zied’s motives, as well as his ability to pull his weight financially.
“How do you think Micah and Zied are going to get along?” Rebecca asked her daughter during a house-hunting trip.
“I think it’s going to be bad at first,” Tiffany answered honestly. She told TLC producers that Micah was concerned Zied would “use” her mom before betraying her or letting her down. Even on their first appearance on 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days, Micah questioned Rebecca about her fiancé’s job and whether he was exploiting her for money or a visa.
Tiffany questioned her mom about Zied’s ability to provide for her financially
Micah’s biggest concern about Zied wasn’t his cultural background or even the age difference between him and his American bride-to-be. Instead, Tiffany explained, it was his work history.
“Micah’s very old-fashioned,” Tiffany reminded her mom, “and the way that he was raised is, the men provide.”
Rebecca seemed used to fielding questions like this. She hastily reminded her daughter, “But that’s how Zied is too. He is bringing money with him, and he has a plan. That’s why he’s going to school.”
The 90 Day Fiancé star told TLC producers that she had absolutely no qualms about Zied’s motives, especially not financially. “I really can’t oversell the fact that he is not about me taking care of him,” she said confidently.
In the end, Rebecca said, her daughter and son-in-law would have to come to terms with the fact that there are restrictions on K-1 immigrants’ ability to work legally until they remain in the U.S. for a certain amount of time.
In time, she hoped, they would grow to understand and trust in Zied’s work ethic. “Micah and Tiffany are going to have to realize that it’s going to take a few months before he can start legally working,” she declared.