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TLC fans are always wondering how “real” 90 Day Fiancé is. And it’s understandable because some of the drama featured on the franchise is almost too wild to believe.

On this season of 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? there’s one couple in particular that fans think is faking it. The drama is just too juicy.

TLC - '90 Day Fiance' franchise portion of the Discovery Communications Summer TCA Event in 2018
President and General Manager, TLC and Discovery Life, Howard Lee, CEO, Sharp Entertainment, Matt Sharp of ’90 Day Fiance’ franchise, Molly Hopkins, Paola Mayfield and Russ Mayfield of ’90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?’ | Amanda Edwards/Getty Images for Discovery, Inc.

Some ’90 Day Fiancé’ stars say the show is overly produced/edited and scripted

When it comes to whether 90 Day Fiancé is actually “real” or not, it depends on who you ask. Some stars, like Geoffrey Paschel, say his story was shot and edited fairly. Other stars, however, like Cortney Reardanz, say the producers manipulate participants into getting the content we want.

“The editing kind of makes its own little story,” she said in an interview with The Domenick Nati Show on May 15.

She feels producers may be “trying to manipulate the situation.”

“I don’t think things are scripted but the producers know how to play on your emotions or maybe they studied psychology. I don’t know if they’re doing it on purpose or if they like studied how to get what they want,” she said.

Reardanz may say 90 Day Fiancé isn’t scripted, but Nikki Cooper does, who fans might remember as David Toborowsky’s friend.

“Yes, the awkward scene of Chris asking for a massage was SCRIPTED,” Cooper wrote on Facebook. “The producer asked him to say it & Chris had to say it more than once because it didn’t come off as natural. We were fed our lines while sitting at the table, which is why no one reacted. WE ALL KNEW WHAT TO EXPECT.”

’90 Day Fiancé’ fans think the Colt-Jess storyline is scripted

In this season of 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? fans think the drama between Colt Johnson and Jess Caroline is just too much.

A 90 Day Fiancé news Instagram account posted a still from the episode where Johnson reveals that his friend Caroline is extremely jealous of, Vanessa, is living with him and his mother.

Fans took to the comments section to express their thoughts.


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“This storyline is ridiculous and faker than Larissa’s… well everything,” wrote one Instagram user.

“This has to be low key scripted and plotted lol,” commented one fan of the show.

“So fake the storyline,” wrote another fan.

Some fans feel the drama isn’t scripted, but created by Johnson in an effort to cement his reality TV stardom.

“This guy only creates all this bs to get his check from TLC,” one fan weighed in.

Whether the drama was contrived or not, as of the last episode, Johnson and Caroline are over.

“I made so many mistakes, it’s going to take me a long time to reflect and process everything,” he said. “Ever since my divorce [with Larissa], I’ve tried to make a better Colt but I’ve just made things worse. I feel like I don’t know who I am anymore.”