’90 Day Fiancé’: Syngin Tells Tania He Feels ‘Suffocated’ and Might Want to Move Back to South Africa in ‘Happily Ever After’ Sneak Peek
Syngin Colchester and Tania Maduro, both 30, were one of the most controversial couples on the seventh season of TLC’s 90 Day Fiancé. Many fans wondered if the sometimes explosive pair would make it, especially after Tania admitted she didn’t think of her South African fiancé as her soulmate. What’s more, Syngin didn’t seem to want to settle down into a regular job.
On the fifth season of 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After, Syngin and Tania—around six months into their marriage at the time of filming—are struggling with many of the same issues they always did. But there are a few new problems in the mix, too.
Tania’s devastating car accident just a few months after her wedding left her injured and unable to leave Connecticut or to continue working as a bartender. Syngin tried to find steady work in the U.S., but discovered that it was more difficult than he’d thought—especially given his tendency to drink excessively.
In a new sneak peek of an upcoming episode of 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After, Tania and Syngin went out on a dinner date—only to struggle through a tense conversation about their future. Syngin even admitted he wasn’t sure if he wanted to stay in the U.S. permanently.
Syngin admitted he was drinking more than usual due to stress
In the 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After sneak peek, Syngin and Tania headed out to dinner to discuss everything that had recently gone on in their relationship.
Syngin admitted that things had been “tense” in his marriage since he’d come home “tipsy” from his job interview at a nearby bar. While the 90 Day Fiancé star insisted he didn’t have a problem with drinking, he admitted he was relying on it to relieve his anxiety a little too much.
“I don’t drink every day. I don’t crave alcohol,” Syngin explained. “But I’m feeling a little stressed right now because we just bought this apartment. Tania can’t work. Bills are piling up, and I feel a little suffocated.”
While he acknowledged that Tania’s accident, of course, wasn’t her fault, that didn’t make it any easier to be in Connecticut. Syngin and Tania had planned to travel and explore after he moved to the U.S. Instead, because of Tania’s state health insurance and physical therapy appointments, the couple had to stay put.
Meanwhile, Tania told 90 Day Fiancé producers that she was concerned about her husband’s drinking. “From the beginning, I knew that Syngin’s drinking was a little bit more than I was comfortable with,” she said, adding that she’d initially taken him at his word when he promised to work on it. “Now I want to hold him a little bit more accountable,” Syngin’s wife said.
Tania and Syngin argued about staying in the U.S. together
Over dinner, Tania and Syngin discussed their marital issues. Syngin admitted he felt “antsy” in his life—and stuck in Connecticut.
Tania told Syngin that he needed to step up and take more responsibility for his actions. “You have struggled to find a healthy balance with everything since I’ve known you,” the 90 Day Fiancé star said. “A healthy balance with work, and drinking, and partying, and it’s like—I’m tired.”
Syngin apologized, admitting his wife was right. “That is a weakness of me,” he confessed. The 90 Day Fiancé star promised to take more responsibility when it came to respecting Tania and not “harming” her with his behavior.
Still, Syngin had some concerns of his own. After his first few months in the U.S., he revealed, he didn’t know if he wanted to stay there, move back to South Africa, or travel and explore the world.
“I didn’t come here to make a life here,” Syngin told 90 Day Fiancé producers. “You know, the idea to come to America was Tania’s idea. She didn’t want to stay in South Africa. She wanted to come back to America.” While Tania wanted “American money,” Syngin explained, he only wanted enough money to “buy a property and just chill there.”
Syngin even told Tania that he didn’t want to raise any potential kids in the U.S.
The ’90 Day Fiancé’ stars didn’t seem to see eye to eye about their future
Tania seemed stunned by the revelation. She reminded Syngin that they had discussed moving to the U.S. ever since they agreed to get married. “You always knew I wanted to have some roots here in the States,” the 90 Day Fiancé star told her husband, looking stricken by his comments about wanting to leave.
“It’s a great country,” Syngin said of the U.S. “I just don’t feel that it’s gonna work here.”
With tears in her eyes, Tania told 90 Day Fiancé producers she was blindsided by Syngin’s comments. She was confused and felt he was going back on their agreement as a couple. “I feel like, now I am worried, because it’s like, what are you doing with me then?” she wondered.
As Tania and Syngin continued to discuss their future, Syngin brought up another sensitive topic in their relationship: when Tania thought Syngin was her soulmate. “But here is what’s crazy to me,” Syngin pointed out. “You want me to come here and build a family with you, but you don’t even recognize me as your soulmate.”
Tania didn’t respond in the preview clip. Still, she appeared shocked at Syngin’s mention of the sore spot in their marriage.