Why didn’t the relationship between Laura and Aladin on 90 Day Fiancé The Other Way last? There were a number of significant signals that suggested a possible split.
Before the latest installment in the 90 Day Fiancé franchise even went up in the air, TLC teased viewers with the couple in May / December. Aladin is 29 and is from Qatar; Laura, 51, is a Florida retired person. The relationship had everything for good television. His exotic appearance in the Middle East made him a striking appearance among the other men in the show. Laura on the other hand looks like the nice lady in the street; the one who pays neighborhood children in lemonade and cookies to mow her lawn.
As soon as the news about their problems began to unfold in the tell-all episode, the respective fans of the couple immediately took sides on social media. Laura teased the possible demise of the marriage with her post of August 19: “How cute were we the day we married with our matching outfits! See what happens tonight! Are we still together?” Laura received more than 9,000 likes for the position. Aladin’s Instagram page is full of admiring female fans, who applaud him for continuing with the relationship. A user, known as fang_soup, consoled Aladin by writing: “You seem like a good person who has just ended up in rubbish.”
Shortly after the problems of Laura and Aladin were brought to light, there was a new revelation on the horizon; one that may have changed everything. In September 2019, Laura announced that she was pregnant with the couple’s first child. Although geriatric pregnancies are not uncommon, the timing – for some – was suspicious. Laura confirmed the announcement of the pregnancy with an Instagram user. However, she continued to admit that it was an ectopic pregnancy, so she couldn’t give birth to the baby. Laura also admitted that posting the news on social media was her way of catching the attention of her estranged husband. The announcement has since been deleted. Still, Aladin did not seem impressed by all this. His response to hearing that his wife was pregnant was to make a joke that the baby should belong to her sex toy and not to him.
Laura is in good company with regard to her taste in younger men. A number of prominent Hollywood women also show off their romances in May / December. Take Joan Collins. The Dynasty star is married to Percy Gibson – a man 32 years younger. At the end of 2018, the two still had romantic date nights in Los Angeles. Ivana Trump is also involved with a younger man. President Donald Trump’s ex-wife, Ivana, was married to Rossano Rubicondi from 2008 to 2009. She was 23 years older than at the time of their ceremony. Actress and beauty queen Priyanka Chopra made the news in 2018 when she and Nick Jonas got married in multiple ceremonies in India. There is a decade between the two, but they are happy in their union. Unfortunately, Laura and Aladin perhaps lacked the mutual respect that maintained some of the aforementioned partnerships.
For example, during the entire season that Laura and Aladin appeared on 90 Day Fiance, she spent a lot of time criticizing his sexual ability and blaming him for her dissatisfaction in bed. Although she seems to have tried several tactics to get the satisfaction she felt she deserved, it was a devastating blow to Aladin’s masculinity to have his wife speak to him in such a public way. Aladin has repeatedly cited her lack of respect for him as another reason that he no longer wants to marry.
Laura also did not score points with her younger husband when it came to her son, Liam. Before the wedding and during the season, Liam was very competitive with Aladin. He wanted his mother’s attention and hated her donating money and supporting her young husband. When the couple was getting married in the Middle East, Liam flew in for the wedding, but refused to participate in any of the festivities. This embarrassed Laura and caused tension between Aladin and Liam. In the end, Liam came by just enough not to burn a bridge with his mother. However, when Aladin and Laura started fighting on the 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way tell-all episode, Liam laughed at his mother when she cried for the death of her marriage. Even when she begged him to stop mocking her, he went on. Their unsympathetic family dynamics have certainly also turned Aladin in the wrong direction.
Laura was also depicted on the series as a bit of a free spirit. She dedicated years and years in the service of her employer. She also tried to raise her son in a happy and healthy household. When it was time to move on to the next phase of her life, Florida seemed the logical choice. She still had wishes and needs, and romance with the tall, dark and handsome stranger was a nice distraction from everyday life.
In the days since the television was broadcast, Laura posted a picture of her smiling and in the company of another 90 Day Fiancé personality. The third wheel from Evelin and Corey, Raul, seems to be introducing Laura to the new happiness. The two posed for photos in his native Ecuador, giving fans and haters a lot to discuss on social media. In terms of a reconciliation between Laura and Aladin, these photos make that an unlikely possibility.
In the end it was perhaps pride that drove them apart. Aladin, with his prejudices about American women, may have used his handsome appearance to chase his wife’s heart. Laura … an older woman who in our age culture can be seen as “beyond her prime”, rightly wanted someone special to wipe her off her feet. Despite her son’s protests, she chose to throw conventional wisdom aside and pursue a new life in a fascinating country. Because Aladin clearly attracts female attention, he chose someone who in his opinion would be less challenging than a younger girl with many expectations. Little did he know that Laura still sees himself as a viable, social being, even if he doesn’t. In the future, where they will eventually find love forever, it is clear that neither marriage benefited either.