Tania Maduro and Syngin Colchester finally got married after a tumultuous three months together on TLC’s 90 Day Fiancé Season 7. The Feb. 9 episode, “Can I Get a Witness,” showcased their unconventional wedding, from matching tattoos in place of rings to Tania’s black bridal dress.
But before they tied the knot, the season’s most controversial couple sat down for a heart-to-heart about Tania’s confession that she didn’t think of her South African fiancé as her soulmate. While Syngin nearly headed home after the admission, he ultimately accepted her eccentric explanation for their difference in opinion about what exactly a “soulmate” was.
Syngin said he felt ‘destroyed’ by Tania’s comments about her soulmate
29-year-old Syngin admitted he considered leaving his relationship with Tania after she revealed she didn’t think of him as her soulmate. What’s worse, the 29-year-old Connecticut-based bartender thought she’d already met her soulmate: her “first love.”
Syngin, also a bartender, told TLC producers he was heartbroken by Tania’s announcement, which she said she’d been “holding in” for a long time.
When the 90 Day Fiancé couple got an astrological reading together, Tania finally told Syngin the truth.
“When Tania told me she didn’t feel that I was her soulmate, I was completely destroyed by that,” Syngin said.
Her announcement also made Syngin uncertain about his future with his American fiancée. “I wish we had more time [to get married], but time’s ticking,” he lamented.
Tania asked Syngin to discuss the sensitive issue with her. Syngin told her he’d felt “super low and confused” since she revealed that she didn’t believe their relationship had been written in the stars.
“I came out here and I don’t know what I’m doing here right now,” her fiancé said.
Tania said she wasn’t sure exactly what soulmates were
But Tania insisted the 90 Day Fiancé couple just didn’t see eye to eye when it came to the definition of a “soulmate.”
“I feel like I don’t fully know what soulmates are,” she confessed. “Do people only have one soulmate? Do people have multiple soulmates?”
The TLC star said she hoped this wouldn’t lead Syngin to cancel their wedding. “Of course this hurt him, this was a shock,” she told producers. “But I’m so sure in our love and our future.”
Ultimately, Tania, an aspiring herbalist, argued that the issue was nothing more than a difference in philosophy. She promised Syngin she wanted to marry him and have him as her life partner, and that she had never doubted their love. Still, she didn’t know if they were fated to be together or if they had met in a previous life.
Syngin’s fiancée admitted she might be wrong about the concept of soulmates
Tania admitted she might be wrong about the whole thing in the end. “Maybe I’m crazy to think that you’re not my soulmate,” she told Syngin, reminiscing about the night they met.
She had flown out to South Africa to meet with another guy, but she ditched him to head out on her own. Syngin was working as a bartender in the watering hole where Tania found him, and the rest was history. The international couple hooked up that night. Then they spent months traveling together and living off-the-grid before they got engaged.
“I found you literally in a bar across the ocean,” the 90 Day Fiancé star remembered. “I didn’t know who or what was waiting for me inside that bar.” Maybe he was her soulmate after all, but she just couldn’t be sure.
“I know it hurt, baby. I know it really hurt,” Tania told Syngin. But she asked him to move on and move forward with the wedding anyway.
Syngin agreed, but he still seemed nervous. “Yeah, hopefully with none of those surprises anymore,” he said.