90 Day Fiance Fraud: Did Jon and Rachel Secretly Meet Before Filming?

We’ve only just met the 90 Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days Season 2 couples, but one couple is already stirring up some controversy.

Jon and Rachel seem like a simple romance with only a few complications. They’re even both age-appropriate for each other — all too rare on this show.

But … are they trying to pull the wool over the eyes of producers and viewers with a massive fraud?

For original recipe 90 Day Fiance, the premise is that the couple is spending time together in America for the first time — which means that they have a time limit.

90 Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days does not take place in America. Viewers often get to see the first time that a long-distance couple meets in person.

That is what they supposedly got with Jon Walters, who comes from Cornwall, England, and Rachel Bear, who comes from Albuquerque, New Mexico.

But a number of fan sleuths and conspiracy theorists suspect that Jon and Rachel may have secretly met before the show ever filmed.

They also believe that they were already engaged for a while.

The whole tagline on Jon and Rachel’s shared Instagram, @followourfairytale, is “Our first meeting will be on TLC’s #BeforeThe90Days.”

But, once upon a time, the two of them appear to have had a second Instagram account, titled @supportthefairytale.

That Instagram may not be around anymore, but it looks like they were using it to raise funds from people who supported their long-distance relationship.

Why does it look that way?

Well, because of this GoFundMe that they apparently used to raise funds.

Jon and Rachel gofundme

Even if we somehow believed that this was just a GoFundMe set up by two lookalikes who happen to have the same names, we can’t accept that any other couple could take selfies as poorly as these two.

Their financial goal was apparently met, and they raked in $ 1,872.

These funds would presumably be used either for Rachel to fly out to visit Jon or for him to fly out to visit her.

That said, there is no official date, so they could have been raising money for fare for Rachel to fly out for the show.

But the GoFundMe isn’t all that has people wondering if these two met in person before filming ever began.

Then, there are little things — little pieces of phrasing.

The couple celebrated their anniversary on September 1, 2017.

Rachel and Jon wrote on Instagram: “Over a year together before we first met in the flesh.”

They wrote met, in the past tense. Maybe a typo, maybe just their eagerness talking … or maybe they let something slip.

Rachel also shared a photo of her standing with two passports on August 3, 2017.

That was months before filming began (as you may have noticed, they began filming with Rachel some time around the winter holiday season).

Some fans wondered if she was just preparing, or if she rushed to meet Jon before the cameras began rolling.

There’s also this line: “I want to kiss your lips, touch your skin and finally say ‘I do.’ I love you, Jon Walters. I’ll be there soon.”

This was months before filming began.

We know that Rachel and Jon are already married, and tied the knot even before this season began airing, so it’s believable that they had met and were engaged before they were ever on camera.

That said … maybe they were just eager and wanted to line up their money and passports in advance. And maybe they’re just that crazy about each other.


Rachel Lindsay: If Becca Kufrin Picks Garrett, She Owes The World an Apology!!

If you follow The Bachelorette Spoilers, you already know who Becca Kufrin picks. If not … you must be on the edge of your seat with worry.

Major concerns are that Becca will choose Garrett Yrigoyen, whose bigoted social media history was exposed … but after the finale was filmed.

Well, Rachel Lindsay is no stranger to being Bachelorette or to having a bigoted suitor. And she has some advice for Becca if Garrett is her man.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay has advice for Becca — if she should choose Garrett as her fiance.

“I want to hear more than just an apology,” Rachel says, speaking for a large swathe of the Bachelor Nation.

Garrett apologized for his hateful posts, but a lot of fans felt that he was just sorry that he was caught.

Rachel explains that an apology isn’t enough: “I want to hear an explanation.”

If Becca does choose Garrett — who was one to watch from the first day and who has now made it to the very end — Becca won’t want this cloud hanging over her engagement.

“They have to talk about it,” Rachel advises.

Rachel talks about why Becca, in particular, will need to explain why she’s engaged to Garrett — especially after Becca defended Garrett.

“Becca’s a liberal,” Rachel points out. “And the things he was liking were very conservative, far right.”

Rachel thinks better of her words and corrects her characterization of the content that Garrett was enjoying on Instagram.

Rachel adds that it was “more than conservative [and] a little offensive.”

As multiple bloggers commented when it first broke the news, the material that Garrett seemed to love so much transcended party lines.

“So,” Rachel says. “I think they need to address it now.”

You don’t want this kind of thing to follow you to your wedding day. Assuming that Becca makes it that far with whichever new man she chooses.

Rachel says that Becca should step up “and have a game plan of how they’re going to face the media.”

“People will read through the BS,” Rachel warns.

So she cautions them: “Don’t try to cover it up and put a Band-Aid on it.”

“Just say what you did, why you did it,” Rachel advises. “People will forgive you.”

Rachel even delves into how she would address the situation if Bryan Abasolo had been exposed as a bigot.

“[I would handle it] probably the same way I did with Lee,” Rachel says.

Lee was, of course, a contestant on her season. She was the franchise’s first-ever black Bachelorette, and Lee … well, Lee was racist.

“I addressed it,” Rachel reminds the world. “I said, ‘If you need a history lesson, I can give you one backstage.’ That’s how I would deal with it.”

Of course, Lee absolutely did not make it to the end of Rachel’s season. Garrett is another story.

Rachel says that, if she were in Becca’s shos, “I would have to address it head-on and I’d be pretty tough about it.”

People had a lot of concerns about Rachel Lindsay’s own choice last year.

As you may recall, she picked Bryan Abasolo, whom many people perceived as a liar who would say whatever she wanted to hear, over Peter Kraus.

But Rachel and Bryan are still together and seem happy. Sometimes, people do know what’s best for themselves.

Perhaps Becca sees something in Garrett that the rest of us, who have known for quite a while what sort of man he is beneath the surface, do not.

But … regardless, they’re going to need to face this head-on.


Rachel Maddow Cries, Can’t Finish Report on Immigrant Kids

Rachel Maddow tried.

She really did.

Toward the end of her program on Tuesday night, the MSNBC commentator tried to read a breaking news update about the immigration crisis in America.

But the pundit grew overwhelmed by emotion while reading a report about how babies and toddlers were being taken away from their parents and placed by the government in special holding areas/shelters.

"This is incredible," Maddow said to open this segment, quickly reading a news update from the Associated Press and then relaying it ti viewers as follows:

"Trump administration officials have been sending babies and other young children…"

She could not maintain her composure, however, not in the face of the latest atrocity committed by this administration.

"Oh, hold on," she said midway through her sentence.

Maddow attempted to continue, but she ended up concluding her show and introducing the host of the following program, Lawrence O'Donnell, who was live in Brownsville, Texas.

After the emotional footage webt viral, Maddow took to Twitter to apologize for the breakdown and share an outline of what she intended to say during the broadcast.

"Ugh, I'm sorry," she wrote in a series of tweets, adding:

"If nothing else, it is my job to actually be able to speak while I'm on TV. What I was trying to do– when I suddenly couldn't say/do anything  –  was read this lede."

Maddow then shared the entire story with her followers.

"Again, I apologize for losing it there for a moment.  Not the way I intended that to go, not by a mile," Maddow said to wrap up her mea culpa.

As you might expect, the incident has drawn sympathy from Liberals and mockery from Conservatives.

Some believe Maddow was being sincere and can absolutely relate to the heartache she is experiencing while learning that young kids are being torn away from their parents at the U.S. border…

… while others are scoffing at her waterworks and using them as an example of how lame bleeding-heart Democrats can be.

We're not here to judge, really. Just to pass the clip along because it's now a part of the national discourse.

Check it out for yourself above.

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Rachel Lindsay: Bachelor Fans Are Too Racist to Have Another Black Bachelorette

Rachel Lindsay was The Bachelorette‘s first black leading lady. A lot of people were troubled that it took until Season 13 for that to happen.

Now, Rachel is engaged, but she’s not optimistic about the chances of seeing another black Bachelorette in the near future.

Why? Because, well, the viewers are racist.

Speaking to Us Weekly, Rachel Lindsay shares her doubts about the next black Bachelorette lead.

“I don’t think Bachelor Nation is ready for the diversity of a lead … an African American lead.”

That is … so heartbreaking to hear.

Rachel does clarify that she thinks that there will be leads of color in the future, but she says:

“I think there’ll be an [African American] man before there’ll be another woman.”

That is, unfortunately, what happens in a culture where white (among other things) is treated as “default.”

Her fiancee, Bryan Abasolo, adds:

“I think there definitely needs to be more diversity on the show.”

That is something that a number of fans have called four.

The surplus of Laurens on the last season of The Bachelor really illustrated how homogenous the casts can be.

Bryan says: “Whether America is ready for it, that’s yet to be seen.”

Rachel interjects, saying that she has more concerns about the franchise’s fanbase than she does about overall American culture.

“It’s not America; it’s Bachelor Nation.”

Rachel explains that, even if Arie’s brutal breakup had never happened, whoever would have been the lead in Becca Kufrin’s stead would not have been black.

“I don’t think that there would have been two black Bachelorettes in a row.”

And she can point to exactly why.

“I just don’t think the nation … I mean look at the ratings from the season.”

Her season’s ratings, she says, were “significantly lower than Jojo’s.”

That is heartbreaking.

Rachel says that she didn’t see racist trolling against her on social media … which is totally believable, if she has never once checked her mentions from people she doesn’t already follow.

Bryan admits that he “definitely saw it.”

“There was a lot of backlash in terms of race for her, and I think she handled herself with such grace and elegance and pride.”

Remember, there was even a racist guy on her season — though not for long.

“I think she represented the African American community beautifully.”

That she did.

Racial representation is not and has never been a strong suit of The Bachelor.

Are so many members of the Bachelor Nation truly so very racist that they just won’t tune in to watch a black woman find love?

We’d love to believe that there’s another culprit.

But Rachel brings up a great point. And something has to change.

For that matter, many in the Bachelor Nation have wanted diversity in other ways. A Bachelor or Bachelorette. A trans Bachelor or Bachelorette.

And let’s not forget that racial diversity isn’t limited to the African American community.

Representation is important.


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