Sheila Mangubat should be in seventh heaven. The star of TLC’s 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days has finally heard the four words she so longed for from David Dangerfield: “Will you marry me?” Yet the vibrant glow of engagement is proving to be a little less bright than she expected. Why? Well, it turns out that Sheila’s emotional journey is far from over.
In a surprising twist, Sheila admits to feeling a vortex of anxiety rather than pure joy. She should be preoccupied with planning flower arrangements and honeymoon destinations, but she catches herself thinking about more serious matters. “What if something goes wrong?” she wonders aloud. After all, David has to return to the United States, leaving Sheila with the daunting task of breaking the news to her family, especially her father Simplico Mangubat and her son Jhonreil.
90 Day Fiance: Family Blessing or a Deal-Breaker?
Family is crucial for Sheila Mangubat, especially when it comes to life-changing decisions such as marrying David and moving to the U.S. The couple takes the plunge and sits down with Simplico and Jhonreil to share their engagement news. To everyone’s relief, Dad’s reaction is positively upbeat. But it’s not her father Sheila is most concerned about-it’s her son, Jhonreil.
You see, Jhonreil’s approval is not just a formality; it is the deciding factor. In a candid confession, Sheila lays it all out on the table, “As much as I love David, I need my family’s blessing. Specifically, my son’s.” According to Sheila, if Jhonreil is not on board with the wedding plans or refuses to move to the States, she is ready to call off the entire engagement.
So, how does Jhonreil respond? Fortunately, he is excited! Not only does he give his mother the green light, but he also shows enthusiasm to start a new chapter in the United States. “When I first met David, I was really nervous,” admits Jhonreil. “But now, I can see how much he cares for my mom, and I can’t wait to make the move.”
As we wait for the highly anticipated Tell-All episode-only two episodes removed-fans can’t help but wonder what happens to Sheila and David next. TLC viewers have been cheering for them since day one, with many labeling them as the most authentic couple of the season. Will they make it to the finish line?