As the 90 Day Fiancé franchise continues to expand, many cast members have been accused of appearing on the show for the wrong reasons. This has led to a number of partners being labeled clout chasers, meaning they are only in their relationships to obtain fame. Since the 90 Day Fiancé franchise is moving in the direction of drama, viewers have cast doubt on the authenticity of many relationships and the intentions of a number of romantic partners in the extended franchise.
While viewers believed the earlier seasons of 90 Day Fiancé aimed to provide a genuine look at the K-1 visa process, many cast members are now using franchise content to launch their own entertainment careers. Audiences find that rather than chronicling authentic romances and marriages, current cast members are more interested in stirring up drama. Such behavior was evident to many 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? season 6 viewers when it came to the chaotic Potthast family in particular. However, others in the franchise have also been accused of using their relationships to launch personal careers.
Clout chasing accusations have arisen in the last few years, as many cast members have gone on to seek internet careers after airing their romances. Many cast members now have established platforms on sites such as Instagram, OnlyFans, TikTok, and YouTube. Since the franchise appears to be moving in the direction of showcasing influencer hopefuls, viewers have called to question the real reason behind some relationships. Discover the cast members most accused of using their partners and the franchise to build clout online.
Eric Nichols quickly replaced Colt Johnson in Larissa Lima’s life, but viewers never felt the Colorado man was truly invested in his on-again-off-again romance with the Brazilian bombshell. Eric and Larissa lack chemistry, and their many fights, splits, and reunions appear staged to viewers who feel they want to stay relevant after Larissa’s contract with TLC was terminated. Many viewers believe Larissa and Eric mutually fake their relationship, perhaps so Larissa can secure her spot in the United States given her divorce from Colt. Meanwhile, Eric appears enamored with piggybacking off of Larissa’s fame to launch his own success.
Brittany Banks is another cast member whom viewers are highly skeptical of. The American first appeared on 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way alongside her former partner, Yazan. Many fans believe Brittany was in it for fame from the start, as she made zero effort to adapt to her Jordanian partner’s conservative Muslim culture. While Yazan has moved on to marry someone else, Brittany further fueled clout chaser rumors with her chaotic appearance on 90 Day: The Single Life. Viewers were in agreement that rather than look for a genuine connection, Brittany was focused on becoming a successful internet star. Unfortunately, her plans backfired, as many viewers find the American to be obnoxious and unlikeable.
Tom Brooks is one of the most notorious cast members in the extended franchise. The British man revealed himself to be a con artist on 90 Day Fiancé: Before The 90 Days, as many viewers discovered that he projects a false image of wealth and success on social media. Tom led Darcey Silva on before revealing his true nature and disinterest in the twin. It became clear that Tom, like Darcey’s previous ex-boyfriend Jesse Meester, was using the American to get clout. However, Darcey and her sister Stacey have also been accused of only doing things for attention. While Tom is considered the biggest user in the group, all of Darcey and Stacey’s romantic interests, as well as the sisters themselves, have been accused of seeking clout.
Deavan Clegg from The Other Way is classified as one of the most dramatic people to have appeared in the franchise. The estranged wife of Jihoon Lee is known for blaming her South Korean partner for everything wrong in her life. Though she only appeared in two seasons of franchise content, Deavan remains hungry for attention. The mother-of-two often engages in internet fights, including her current feud with Teen Mom star Jenelle Evans. Deavan often spins lies and tries to make herself the victim, which leads to airing her crocodile tears on social media. Overall, many franchise fans find Deavan is after attention and clout above all.
Big Ed Brown from Before The 90 Days became a viral meme overnight after he began pursuing single mom Rose Vega. Many viewers were disturbed by Big Ed’s choice to seek out significantly younger women, as well as what has been perceived by many to be verbal abuse. The reality star has opened up about wanting to be famous from a young age. It’s clear to many that Big Ed loves being in the spotlight, despite the negative attention it often brings him. The American frequently shares content of his life, making it clear that he only does things when there is a camera watching. However, many audiences want to see him exit the franchise following the release of a verbally abusive call between Big Ed and his ex-girlfriend Liz.
When it comes to clout chasers, franchise couple Libby and Andrei Castravet are known for seeking attention. However, Libby’s extended family is also accused of piggybacking off of her franchise fame in pursuit of their own clout. Many Happily Ever After? viewers found the Potthast family to be full of fake drama that was intended to earn them their own spin-off show. Though brother Charlie appeared genuine in his hatred of Andrei, many viewers believe that sisters Libby, Jenn, and Becky faked their onscreen drama given their positive relations on social media. Viewers have come to mistrust anything the Potthast siblings say, as their drama appears entirely contrived and made to garner attention for the family.
Often cast members are accused of dating or even marrying someone for clout, but Danielle Jbali’s group of close female friends are accused of befriending her for attention. Danielle aimed to find love after divorce on 90 Day: The Single Life, where she debuted her new style and younger group of friends. Audiences immediately noted the differences between Danielle and the younger ladies who flocked around her and claimed to be invested in her journey for love. Since Danielle had already risen to notoriety in the franchise due to her explosive relationship with her ex-husband Mohamed, many viewers thought the women cozied up to Danielle to get on TV and promote their own lives through Danielle and the 90 Day Fiancé franchise.