’90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way’: Ellie Reveals Her First Husband Died a Shocking and Sudden Death

New 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way cast member Ellie, a restaurant owner from Seattle, Washington, opened up about her first marriage. As she prepares to move to Providencia to be with her boyfriend Victor, she told audiences about her first marriage that ended in a shocking and sudden death. What happened to her first husband?

Ellie and her late husband at her wedding on '90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way'
Ellie and first husband on ’90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way’ | TLC

Ellie’s first husband’s shocking death

In the 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way episode that aired Sunday, August 28th on discovery+, Ellie opened up about her first marriage. “When I was 28 years old, I got married.” She explained that she and her first husband “worked on the same street in different bars.” And she described him as “a very happy, fun-loving guy.”

Ellie said, “He was the type of guy that when he would walk into a place, he would just be like, ‘I love this lady! I love her!’ He just… He loved me so much.” She revealed that after 11 months of marriage, they took a trip to his hometown of Atlanta. She says, “I went to bed early that night. And when I woke up, I discovered him, and he was dead.” Ellie explained that her husband’s sudden death changed her outlook on life forever. She said, “It changed my life, you know, forever. It was something you don’t ever get over. And it just… It was awful.”

What happened to Ellie’s first husband?

The 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way star explained what caused her seemingly healthy husband to pass away in his sleep. She said, “A few weeks later, the coroner’s report came back, and it turned out that he had accidentally overdosed on a prescription painkiller.”

Ellie explained the long-term effects that her first husband’s death has had on her in her life. “I just feel like it was never the same after that.” She said, “After losing my husband in that manner, it’s been hard to open up my heart completely to someone because of that fear of losing them and going through that process again.”

Ellie prepares to move to Providencia to be with Victor

Ellie has had a second chance at love after the shocking death of her first husband. At the time when Ellie met Victor on the Caribbean beaches of Providencia two years ago, it was love at first sight. That’s when Ellie was backpacking around South America when she met Victor on the beach. She was drawn in by the “immediate chemistry and tension” between the two.

The lovebirds continued to date long-distance, before she decided to take the plunge and move to the Caribbean island to be with him. Ellie is giving up her successful pizza business in Seattle for life in Providencia. Now, she is packing up her life and preparing for her big move.

Ellie’s tragic backstory is one of the most heartbreaking stories shown on 90 Day Fiancé. With the category 5 hurricane headed for Victor, Ellie has to deal with the stress of her boyfriend being in danger. 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way fans believe that if anyone deserves a happy ending, it’s Ellie. Now they are hoping that Victor can treat her right.

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