Bombshell reveal! 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way star Evelin Villegas shocked her sisters — and fans — when she claimed she is already married to longtime fiancé Corey Rathgeber.

Evelin, 28, revealed she and Corey, 34, secretly wed during a scene while wedding dress shopping with her sisters, Lesly and Lipsy, on the Sunday, September 12 episode of TLC’s 90 Day Fiancé spinoff. After trying on a dress and having a few sips of champagne, the Ecuador native came clean about why she was having second thoughts about tying the knot with the Washington native.

“Well, now that I’ve had alcohol, I told you that Corey was flirting with girls. But you don’t know that Corey had this girl in Peru and he was presenting her as his girlfriend,” Evelin told her sisters, explaining the girl’s name is Jenny. She added that Corey denied calling Jenny his girlfriend and explained that “girl friend” and “girlfriend” sounds similar in English, blaming it on a translation error.

“I cannot believe that Evelin told us that Corey cheated on her and that even then she still wants to go on with the wedding. I mean, she is crazy,” Lesly said in her confessional with Lipsy. “Very crazy,” Lipsy added.

Evelin asked her sisters for their thoughts and they didn’t hold back. “There is your evidence that he is not as invested in the relationship as you think he is,” Lipsy said. Lesly added, “If he does that to you while you are his girlfriend, he’s going to cheat on you when you’re his wife. It is so stupid that you want to marry him like this.” Evelin then asked her sisters if they agreed with her marrying Corey and they both said “no.”

“Well, now I have to tell you something,” Evelin said. “The truth of the matter is, one year ago, Corey and I went to Guayaquil and got married.”

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Courtesy of Corey Rathgeber/Instagram

On Monday, September 20, Corey took to Instagram to announce his wedding to Evelin and share additional details about their secret ceremony. “On June 11, 2019, me and Evelin got secretly married in Guayaquil, Ecuador,” he wrote. “We didn’t tell anyone because Evelin wasn’t ready for her family or anyone to know she had gotten married at that time. I respected her wishes. We decided to keep it a secret. The production team was not made aware of this because we had just finished filming our first season. At the time we were not in talks with filming again. So we didn’t feel obligated to inform them. It was a very private and special moment for us!”

“When we arrived in Guayaquil we went to the place to get married. However, we forgot one very important fact. We needed witnesses. We tried, but they would not marry us without having at least 2 witnesses! So we went out to the streets in search of 2 random strangers to help us out. It took some time. We offered $20 to a couple and they decided to help us out,” Corey continued.

He added, “The process only took a few hours and that was it. We were married! It was a very special and surreal moment shared only with the one I love! I am happy and so greatful [sic]. I will never forget that wonderful and crazy experience.”

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