On 90 Day Fiancé and its spinoffs, Chantel Everett and Pedro Jimeno are a couple that fans just can’t stop discussing. Their relationship has been full of drama and since the moment viewers are introduced to them, it’s clear they are a memorable couple. Read on to learn why some fans believe Chantel and Pedro’s relationship “started on a lie.”
Chantel and Pedro get married, but first they have to tell Chantel’s parents the truth
Chantel initially doesn’t tell her parents that Pedro is in the United States to get married to her. They believe he’s arrived on a student visa, but that isn’t the case. He’s in the U.S. on a K1 visa, so they have to get married within 90 days.
Chantel and Pedro break the news to Chantel’s family with only days to go before the wedding. Chantel’s father mentions that she could have said something about it long before. River, Chantel’s brother, says she lied about the whole thing. Chantel replies that she didn’t think they “would like” her decision.
From then on, there is a lot of mistrust and to top it all off, neither Chantel nor Pedro’s families seem to get along with each other, adding fuel to the fire. It leads to a lot of issues in the future and at times, it’s hard to believe the couple is still together.
Why fans believe Chantel and Pedro’s relationship ‘started on a lie’
Fans have been known to discuss the relationship between Chantel and Pedro and how Chantel lied about the circumstances surrounding Pedro’s arrival to the U.S. “Chantel and Pedro started on a lie,” a fan titled a post on Reddit.
“Chantel lied to her family from the get-go about Pedro being on a student visa. The mistrust began right then and there…,” a Reddit user said. “I feel like it would have been way different had Chantel been upfront and honest regardless of how hard it would be.”
One fan completely understands why Chantel didn’t initially tell her family the truth about the situation. “It probably wasn’t the best idea, but seeing how her family reacts to the tiniest benign things… I completely understand why she didn’t tell the truth,” a fan said. “I don’t think telling the truth would have made them react any better.”
1 fan thinks Chantel set Pedro ‘up for failure’
A fan thinks Chantel set Pedro “up for failure” with her family by lying from the start about the relationship. Who knows how different things could have been had the truth been brought to light right away about the situation?
“What did she expect when she started lying to her family?” a Reddit user wondered. “It hasn’t been Pedro’s fault since day one. She set him up for failure and basically gave no hope to Pedro in having a solid try at a relationship with her family.”
The lie causes a lot of mistrust
Another fan thinks Chantel “made it worse” by lying to her parents about the nature of Pedro’s visa. It’s already a “sketchy” situation for some people who are unsure of the process. It was made so much worse with the lie about the K1 visa. It causes a lot of mistrust, which only strains the relationship further.
“This is what I think of every time somebody here badmouths Pedro,” a Reddit user said. “Pedro came in the door as the bad guy thanks to Chantel being afraid to tell her family the truth. Doesn’t help that the situation of a K1 visa is already lightly sketchy to people that are around the folks trying to get one. She just made it worse.”
Numerous fans believe things were only made worse with the lie in regards to Chantel and Pedro relationship. If they had been honest from the beginning, they may not have had so many problems with each other’s families and all the complications that followed.