Season 8 of 90 day Fiancé started on December 8, 2020, and in addition to a number of familiar faces, the series also introduced a number of brand new couples. One of those couples is Brandon, a farm boy from Dinwiddie, Va., and Julia, a go-go dancer from Russia.
After they virtually fell in love, Brandon Gibbs proposed to Julia Trubkina after only five months of dating and two meet-ups, with the goal of obtaining an American visa for her so they could continue their relationship. Like many 90-day couples, Brandon Gibbs and Julia Trubkina have a lot of work against them.
In addition to being a brand new and long-distance couple, they also come from very different cultures and lifestyles, and life on Brandon Gibbs’s family farm will undoubtedly be a bit of a shock for Julia Trubkina – especially since his parents expect her to go along with the work, by Us Weekly. According to TLC’s teaser for the season, viewers can also expect Brandon Gibbs and Julia Trubkina to struggle with a potential pregnancy and the choice to eventually leave the family farm to build their own lives.
90 Day Fiance: Are Brandon Gibbs and Julia Trubkina Wasting Their Time?
Brandon and Julia come from different worlds – he’s a conservative country boy who will one day take over the family farm, while she’s a beautiful cosmopolitan type with a penchant for travel and nightlife. That trope is nothing new for 90 Day Fiancé, according to some fans at Reddit.
They pointed out that the story of Brandon Gibbs and Julia Trubkina is similar to that of others on the show, such as Mike Youngquist and Natalie Mordovtseva, who appear on Seasons 7 and 8 of the show. “Yet again, farm boys going for high maintenance girls, and when the girls don’t want to work the farm, they’re money chasers and villainized,” one Redditor wrote. “It’s a plot we see over and over again… You loved these women because they’re beautiful and like to travel and have expectations, but then you want them to pick up poop in rubber boots? These guys should stop selling a lifestyle that they have no intention of supporting and then blame the women for being misled”. “That was my take too,” another user agreed. “The girls will be disappointed and I don’t blame them.”
Fans were also reminded of other cases where a woman was disappointed at 90 days in the true lifestyle of her American fiancé, such as Paola and Russ Mayfield, Jorge and Anfisa, and Anny and Robert. For what it’s worth, at least two of those couples are still together despite everything. Here’s hoping that Brandon Gibbs and Julia Trubkina can also prove that 90 Day Fiancé fans are wrong.