’90 Day Fiance’: Why Tania’s Sister Thought This Part of Her Relationship With Syngin Was a ‘Recipe for Disaster’

Tania Maduro, who hails from Connecticut, and Syngin Colchester of South Africa, quickly became one of the most buzzed-about couples on Season 7 of TLC’s 90 Day Fiance.

Many 90 Day Fiance viewers thought Maduro was too pushy and controlling from the start, especially when it came to the 29-year-old’s hope for kids with her fiance Colchester. They were also shocked when Maduro brought her man home to a somewhat unfinished shed behind her mom’s house to live for the first 90 days of their relationship in the U.S.

On the Dec. 1 episode of 90 Day Fiance, “We Need to Talk,” things between Syngin and Tania heated up even more. At a family get-together, Maduro dropped the bombshell that she would be leaving to yet another country for 30 days of the couple’s three remaining months before their wedding.

Tania Maduro and Syngin Colchester
Syngin and Tania | Syngin Colchester via Instagram

Syngin seemed to get along well with Tania’s family

At the opening of “We Need to Talk,” Tania and Syngin headed out to meet Tania’s family.

Colchester shared that he’d already met his fiancee’s mother and sister when they came to visit her in South Africa. He described them as “very cool people” but added that he could “see the hotheadedness” in them that his bride-to-be shared.

Tania’s future husband said he was excited, but a little nervous at the same time. “Being the only white guy in the situation, going into a Latin family, I don’t know what to expect,” he explained, adding that he knew there would be a different “culture and vibes” and wondered how he would “fit into all of that.”

But as it turns out, he didn’t need to worry. Mercedes, Tania’s grandmother, and the rest of the family welcomed Syngin with open arms.

“We take him in the family now,” said Mercedes, adding that she was “very happy” about the 90 Day Fiance couple’s relationship.

However, she gave a semi-joking warning that he’d better respect her granddaughter and the rest of the family. “Or I be the first one to get in his face. I be defending my blood,” she said.

Tania revealed that she’d soon be headed to Costa Rica for a month

After Syngin’s nerves had settled and the family was enjoying their get-together, Tania Maduro revealed big news about the rest of her 90 days with her future husband. Just a week or two after Syngin’s arrival, she explained, she would be heading to Costa Rica for a 30-day herbalism intensive.

Tania explained that this was a great opportunity for her to learn from “indigenous and Afro-Caribbean people about herbal medicine and natural remedies.” She added that she and her husband-to-be hoped to open their own business one day in the industry.

Because the 90 Day Fiance star had had to put off her month-long intensive twice, she decided that she finally wanted to move forward with the program. “I want to be the community witch doctor,” she asserted.

Tania’s sister called the move ‘a recipe for disaster’

Tania admitted that her impending departure wasn’t exactly ideal. “Yeah, it sucks,” she confessed. “I’m leaving Syngin here all by himself.”

Tania’s sister, who has doubted her compatibility with Syngin in the past, confessed, “I think she’s pushin’ it with her timelines. It’s a whole month in another country.” She concluded, “I don’t think that’s a recipe for success. I think that’s a recipe for disaster.”

Syngin, too, was worried about the weeks to come. In particular, he was concerned about living alone in the same space as Tania’s mother without her daughter there. “That’s gonna be strange, I think,” he said.

The 90 Day Fiance star also worried that they would not be able to figure out if they were compatible or learn things about each other in advance of their anticipated wedding.