Man refinances house to move woman to the US
TLC premiered its latest reality show, '90 Day Fiancé,' and it really got people talking (and judging).
The show follows men across the country who are planning to marry foreign women. Because of immigration laws and visas, the couples have 90 days to tie the knot. One guy, 31-year-old Mike, met his wife-to-be, Aziza, on an English tutoring website. He was risking everything to move her to the US.
'I've actually spent all my tax returns and, I actually refinanced my house in order to pay for pay for a lot of this stuff. I am completely in love with Aziza. The money doesn't matter to me. If it doesn't work, then it doesn't work. But, I don't ever want to be able to say I didn't try as hard as I could to be with her.'
Mike and Aziza had spent just six days together in person, and his friends were concerned about Aziza. She was only 20 years old and was denied a work visa -- two things Mike's friends considered red flags. Still, Mike is sure that it is love.
Jezebel says the knee-jerk reaction to this show is that these women have to be mail-order brides, but every couple actually has a love story.
The four couples have 90 days, and we've got six episodes. The show will wrap up in just over a month -- but you can also follow a bonus couple online in an exclusive TLC web-series.
What do you think? Is this true love or is Mike in for a rude awakening?