Maria and Caesar, the stars of the hit reality series 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days, have been at the center of controversial speculation about their relationship since the two first appeared in the show earlier this season.
Maria and Caesar met for the first time through a website called Anastasia Date that “offers Americans with beautiful women from Ukraine for a small price,” said Caesar. However, the lovers of Caesar, colleagues and fans of the show have all wondered if Caesar is being catfished and whether their relationship is really a scam, or whether Ukrainian beauty is really serious about marrying the nail technician.
This is what we know about their relationship:
Caesar Mack Has Spent More Than $40 Thousand on Maria Over The Last Five Years
Caesar hopes to meet Maria, whom he considers to be his ‘soul mate’, in person, but he has had a push-back from colleagues and lovers who think she has swindled him from the very beginning, since he has sent her over $ 40,000 since the two first met. He admitted during the season 3 premiere that he is currently sending her about $ 800 a month, including most of his nail salon tips, which has forced him to squeeze a penny into a bare apartment.
After several unsuccessful attempts to meet in person (and thousands of dollars lost on canceled airline tickets), Caesar’s customers are also worried that she might be catfishing him. Earlier this season, one of Caesar’s nail clients noted that Maria never uses Caesar’s name in the videos he sends her, wondering if Maria sends the same videos to multiple men, according to Pop Culture.
Caesar recently borrowed $ 2,000 from his boss and sent it to Maria to book a plane ticket for a meeting in Mexico, but she still hadn’t booked her flight and he said she “broke his heart.”
“Maria has still not booked her ticket,” Caesar tells the cameras in the above clip. “Although I sent her two thousand dollars, Maria wants more money. I have not even paid my rent. She’s breaking my heart now. “
There Has Been Speculation That Both Reality Stars Are Scamming Viewers & Their Relationship is Fake
There have been wild speculations about Caesar’s and Maria’s relationship since the two first appeared on the show, fueled by the nail technician’s difficulties in personally meeting his Ukrainian love. Soap Dirt reports that the couple (and TLC) may deliberately fool viewers and pretend to have so many problems getting better reviews of the show.
Soap Dirt also reports that Caesar is actually listed as an “Actor and Model” on a talent website called “Explore Talent”, a social networking site for working industry professionals that connects users to auditions and performances. Because the publication resumed his acting, there is some speculation that his stint on 90 Day Fiancé might be his next acting concert to bring him some television time and to further his career.
In addition to rumors about catfish, there has also been online speculation that the couple broke up after filming began, and that the storyline was “made up by producers” and partly written to keep viewers interested, according to a Reddit message discovered by Starcasm . The Reddit user claims that the two have a very mild relationship with very little drama, and that Caesar exaggerated how much money he had sent Maria over the years. He also says that Caesar was only looking for “building a film role” for his acting career.
None of the above claims has been verified and neither Maria nor Caesar have publicly spoken of the rumors, although Caesar swears that Maria is absolutely no catfish and that the two are really in love, according to E! Online.
Tune in on Sunday at 8 / 7c on TLC to catch Caesar and Maria in season 3 of 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days.