’90 Day Fiancé’: Tania Confronts Syngin About His Drinking Habits, Says He Lost a Motorcycle While Drunk
Syngin Colchester’s wife, Tania Maduro, was certainly the more controversial cast member of the two when the couple first appeared on TLC’s 90 Day Fiancé season 7. Now, Tania and Syngin—who had been married five months at the time—are appearing on the fifth season of 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After, and it looks like Syngin’s issues might make their way into the mix a little more often as well.
On the second episode of 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After, Tania revealed that a car accident just a few months after her wedding to Syngin had left her incapacitated and unable to work her usual job as a bartender.
Meanwhile, her South African husband moved in with Tania (and out of the shed!) in Connecticut and began to hunt for a job to keep the couple financially afloat. But Tania revealed that she worried about Syngin’s drinking habits—which she considered excessive.
Tania worried about Syngin taking a bartending job
On the latest episode of 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After, Tania and Syngin headed out for a visit with Tiana, Tania’s sister. When Tiana asked the couple how they planned to support themselves for the time being, Syngin explained that he was going to start out with a local bartending job.
But his wife wasn’t thrilled about the idea—especially due to his history of “drinking on the job” when he previously served at bars.
Syngin told Tania’s sister that it wasn’t unheard of in his home country to drink as a bartender. “In South Africa, you are allowed to have shots with your customers,” the 90 Day Fiancé star explained. “But yeah, sometimes maybe I did have too many shots and get a bit rowdy.”
Still, Syngin claimed he knew what was at stake in the U.S., especially because of the tenuous status of his work visa. “I’m definitely not gonna jeopardize any sh**,” he assured Tania.
But Tania wasn’t convinced. Syngin admitted that, as a bartender in South Africa, he “did some wild, crazy sh**” and “got away with a lot.” Tania revealed that his boss had even called her at one point and claimed he drank too much on the job and “broke chairs.”
Tania’s sister asked if it was accidental, and Syngin answered honestly, “No, not really. I got angry with people at the bar.”
Now, Tania wondered if things would escalate even more now that Syngin was in the U.S. “I’m worried he’s gonna come home drunk every night,” she admitted. “It’s kinda gotten a little worse since you’ve been here in the States.”
Syngin pushed back against Tania’s characterization of his drinking
When 90 Day Fiancé producers asked what Tania thought about Syngin’s alcohol use, she confessed that it “raised a lot of red flags” for her. “I drink a lot,” the 90 Day Fiancé star said. “So for me to say he drinks a lot, he drinks a lot.”
Syngin protested, “I don’t drink that much.”
But Tania retorted, “What did you do before our wedding? You were supposed to be helping me, and you came home drunk. What did you do last night?”
“Got drunk,” Syngin admitted sheepishly.
Tania’s sister asked if Syngin felt he had a problem with drinking—which he assured her wasn’t the case. Still, he confessed that he often drank in the mornings if he wanted to. “If I feel like having a beer at 10 a.m., I’m having a beer at 10 a.m.,” he declared, adding that he would sometimes “party again at night” even after having a drink before breakfast.
For Syngin, it all came down to freedom of choice. “If I want to have a beer, I’ll have a beer,” the 90 Day Fiancé star exclaimed.
“But you always want to have a beer,” Tania pointed out. “Always.”
Tania revealed her husband had lost a motorcycle while drunk
While Syngin didn’t feel he had a problem with drinking, he did admit that things had gotten out of hand a time or two (or three). “I’ve lost shoes, shirts, relationships, phones, motorcycles,” the 90 Day Fiancé star confessed.
“He lost a motorcycle!” Tania repeated incredulously.
“I paid, and he didn’t even care about it,” Syngin retorted. But Tania begged to differ, reminding Syngin that she was actually the one who shouldered the expense. “Who paid?” she asked him. “You didn’t have the money to pay it.” (Syngin was silent in response.)
Even though he’d gotten rowdy in the past, Syngin assured Tania that he was ready to be more responsible. “In South Africa, yes, I was very free,” he agreed. But he reminded his wife and sister-in-law that this was a “different scenario” entirely. “There’s a lot more on the line for me,” Syngin said. “I’m definitely not gonna sabotage any chances that I have.”
Tania didn’t seem to be convinced. “I don’t want to be let down,” she reminded her husband.
While Syngin said he understood Tania’s concerns, he told 90 Day Fiancé producers that her lack of “trust” in him did sometimes hurt. He revealed that he didn’t always feel like his wife “took him seriously” or believed in him, especially when it came to work and stability.