There is something irresistible about watching a couple’s relationship on reality TV. 90 Day Fiancé is proof positive of that, made more enticing by the fact that the couples come from different countries and backgrounds.
Then there’s the time factor: Because of green card rules, the show’s stars have only three months to decide whether or not to get married and make a permanent life together. The show has run for several seasons and has launched several spinoffs, including the most recent, Love Games.
The Newlywed Game-style competition, airing on Discovery+ on Feb. 14, pits some of the show’s most popular couples against each other to see which couple knows each other best (via Screen Rant). The contestants include Kalani Faagata and Asuelu Pulaa from season five, who also appeared on the sixth season of the spinoff show 90 Day Fiancé.
We’ll have to wait until the show airs to find out if Kalani Faagata and Asuelu Pulaa know each other intimately enough to win the game. But what fans really want to know is if the two have what it takes to be together for the long haul.
90 Day Fiancé: Kalani Faagata and Asuelu Pulaa Are Trying To Make Things Work
As faithful watchers of the 90 Day franchise know, Kalani Faagata met Asuelu Pulaa on a trip to Samoa and, after a brief fling, found out she was pregnant by him (via TV Over Mind). Asuelu Pulaa was granted a temporary visa so he could return to the United States with her. It certainly wasn’t a fairytale story.
As detailed by ET, their time together produced two children and more than their share of fights, largely over Asuelu Pulaa’s spotty work history and her family’s insistence that he send them money. The pandemic put additional stress on the couple, with Kalani Faagata accusing her partner of not complying with coronavirus restrictions by going out too often.
Yet despite all the blows against them – their seven-year age difference, the tensions between their families, their finances – the two are trying to beat the odds. Concerned about the risk of coronavirus, Asuelu quit his job as a Polynesian dancer, but continues to work as a rideshare driver. Kalani Faagata appears to be supporting the family’s income through a social media partnership with a natural birth control company through her Instagram account.