’90 Day Fiancé’: Why Is Sasha Being Accused of Food-Shaming?
Sasha Larin and Emily Larina of TLC’s 90 Day Fiancé Season 7 struggled with several aspects of their unlikely relationship from the beginning. Sasha, a 31-year-old aspiring fitness model and personal trainer from Russia, had already been married twice and had babies with both of his previous wives before hitting it off with Emily, who hails from Portland.
After the couple’s baby, David, was born, Emily worried about Sasha’s ability to care for a baby while she worked in the U.S., as well as his desire to commit to her long-term. Emily also stressed about her baby weight, while health-conscious Sasha pushed her to lose the pounds as quickly as possible. On the Dec. 29 episode of 90 Day Fiancé, “I Don’t Have a Choice,” Emily’s sister Betsy sparred with Sasha over his past and even her food choices.
Emily’s sister Betsy confronted Sasha about his past
Sasha and Emily temporarily moved in with her sister Betsy in South Bend, Indiana, while they figured out where to go next. Tensions rose immediately between Betsy and Sasha over Sasha’s turbulent relationship history.
“Emily told me that her family still did not trust me because of my past,” Sasha told TLC producers. He added that he didn’t think this was “fair” of them.
On “I Don’t Have a Choice,” Betsy poured some wine and got real with Sasha about her trust, or lack thereof, in him. She asked him if he knew what wedding vows and promises were. After he said he did, Betsy probed him as to why he’d broken his former promises.
“You made a promise in Russia? To who?” she asked Sasha. “To my exes,” Sasha admitted. “And how’d that go for you?” Betsy shot back. Sasha stayed quiet.
Betsy asked Sasha not to break Emily’s heart
While Betsy didn’t trust Sasha, Emily’s mom wasn’t convinced his heart wasn’t in the right place. “His past doesn’t matter to me,” she said before heading off, leaving Betsy and Sasha alone. “What matters to me is how he is with Emily today and how he is with the baby at this point.”
Betsy wasn’t about to let up, though. “My mom doesn’t want to really offend Sasha,” she told 90 Day Fiancé producers. “But I’ve had some wine, so let’s talk.”
Betsy broke it down for Sasha straightforwardly: She didn’t trust him and was concerned about Emily’s well-being. “You’ve got the wedding, baby part down, but you don’t have the marriage part down,” she criticized him.
Standing up in anger, Betsy told Sasha, “This is my sister. This is my baby nephew. I don’t want them to be heartbroken! You don’t have the best track record, but I’m willing to give it a chance. I guess we’ll see.”
Sasha shockingly threw out Betsy’s junk food
The next day, tensions between Sasha and Betsy came to a head over snacks and sweets in the fridge and pantry. “I cannot do anything I want. I feel like I’m in prison,” the 90 Day Fiancé star declared, adding that he wanted his family to be “healthy.” Shockingly, he began to throw away unopened bags of chips and packages of food that Emily was planning to eat.
“Emily can eat what she wants. She’s feeding your baby,” Betsy clapped back as she tried to salvage the food.
“This food is trash. This should be in the trash!” Sasha yelled as he threw away more food.
“You deserve the trash,” Betsy snapped in response.
“You can’t be throwing out food when you don’t have a job,” Betsy told Emily, calling Sasha out for his lack of gratitude for her hospitality.
Finally, Emily admitted she knew Sasha was making Betsy uncomfortable. “I don’t want things to be awkward,” she told Betsy, before explaining that she and Sasha would soon be moving out with baby David to avoid any further arguments.
In previous episodes, Sasha appeared to criticize Emily for her remaining baby weight. He pushed her to go to the gym and insisted she get back in shape soon. It remains to be seen how Sasha’s fitness obsession will affect his marriage to Emily.