Stephanie and Erika made history at 90 Day Fiance as the first same-sex couple ever to appear in the franchise. But viewers quickly saw the couple’s relationship crumble as the long-distance couple shared the same space for the first time, when Stephanie Matto travelled all the way to Australia to be with Erika Owens.
Stephanie Matto’s health problems put stress on the duo, as did her reluctance to be physically intimate or affectionate with Erika Owens. The latter issue has even made some critical viewers doubt whether Stephanie Matto, who is bisexual, is really attracted to women. As if that wasn’t enough, Stephanie and Erika also often argued about trust issues around Erika’s male friends and the fact that Stephanie was not so bisexual with her mother.
In between all the constant quarrels, viewers were not surprised when Stephanie Matto and Erika Owens failed to reach the end of the season together. But what really pushed these two over the edge?
90 Day Fiance: Erika Owens And Stephanie Matto Couldn’t Recover From This Fight
According to Entertainment Tonight, Stephanie and Erika of 90 Day Fiance reached their breaking point during a discussion about the fact that Stephanie Matto is not after her mother. Erika Owens revealed that she was once involved in a 10-year on-again-off-again relationship with a woman who wasn’t out. It was painful to “kept a secret,” Erika Owens said, and that’s why the situation with Stephanie Matto was such a “big deal” for her. “I felt that the girl I loved was ashamed of me,” she explained.
Unfortunately, instead of creating more empathy for Stephanie Matto, this explanation only seemed to make her angry. She was angry because Erika had never mentioned this relationship before and felt she had been lied to. “I’m so shocked right now” she said. “I feel like you’re leaving information out.” She added, “Why am I the one who tells you all my problems and all the problems with me and you fail to mention something like that? That’s a big thing, because she’s the reason you’re putting pressure on me to come to my mother right now”.
The argument quickly escalated into screaming, and at one point Stephanie even hit a bowl on the ground and stormed out. While later apologizing for her outburst, she finally concluded that the couple would never be on the same page, and Erika Owens agreed.