90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days star Statler met her girlfriend Dempsey for the first time overseas after initially sparking a romance online — but did their love translate in real life? Fans are wondering if the couple is still together following Statler’s overseas trip.
How Did ‘90 Day Fiance’ Stars Statler and Dempsey Meet?
Statler is a 33-year-old from Texas and as an adopted child, she considered herself the black sheep in her family.
“I’m feel like I’m definitely more experienced that the average joe or jane, the season 6 star said in a teaser shared by the franchise’s official Instagram page in July 2023, after detailing the extensive places she’s had sex in the past. “I’m a freak. Having a good sex life is really important, but love is the most important thing.”
While she’s looking for unconditional love, after not finding it in the States, she decided to look across the sea in England.
“For some reason, I’m into girls with an accent, specifically an English accent,” she told producers in another scene. “And that led to me finding the most amazing women I have ever met.”
Statler met Dempsey online and was immediately enamored when looking through her photos. After speaking online for more than seven months, Statler is headed to Darlington, England, to meet the 28-year-old for the first time. However, things take a turn when Dempsey misses her flight. Their union is further delayed when Statler comes down with a stomach bug after arriving in the U.K.
However, they eventually met the day after Statler arrived in the U.K. Their online chemistry immediately translated to in-person chemistry and they were intimate on their first night together. However, Statler will still need to earn the approval of Dempsey’s father and she’ll also need to adjust to Dempsey’s rural living conditions.
What Other Problems Have ‘90 Day Fiance’ Stars Statler and Dempsey Faced?
Statler and Dempsey found themselves on different pages during the August 6 episode. While Statler was ready to ask Dempsey if she could move in, Dempsey admitted that a conversation with her father made her want to take a step back.
“Statler can be a bit full-on, and that concerns me that Statler has an ex from England, and she got into things too quickly,” Dempsey said in a confessional. “Now I’m, like, kind of thinking in my head, Yeah, I do think that we should take things a bit slower.”
Meanwhile, Dempsey said she feels “confident” in their relationship and loves Statler. “I even kind of told her I loved her yesterday, but she didn’t say it back,” she shared. “I don’t know if she was just stressed because we were on our way to meet her dad, but I definitely feel like I need to tell her in a more proper way.”
However, things got tense once Statler revealed she was in contact with her ex-girlfriend, who also happened to be from the United Kingdom. While Statler emphasized that there was “nothing” between her and her ex, she did note that the last time they spoke was about a month ago.
“I told her I was coming to meet my new girlfriend,” Statler told Dempsey during the August 13 episode. “At that point, she asked if, like, she could pick me up from the airport and stay in a hotel together, just get closure.”
Dempsey, clearly shaken by the new information, admitted she felt she didn’t know Statler as well as she thought she did and questioned their future together.
Despite the U.K. native still struggling with Statler’s revelation, Dempsey introduced her girlfriend to her friends during the September 3 episode. During the night out, Statler got nervous and as a result, began to “word vomit.”
“When I get nervous, sometimes something just comes into my mind and just leaves through my mouth,” Statler told producers in a confessional after revealing facts about her sex life to Dempsey’s friends. “Not on purpose. It’s just, I’m word-vomiting everything.”
Following their meeting, Dempsey’s friends felt Statler was “way out there” and were also very concerned that she wanted to move in right away.
Toward the end of the trip, Statler vocalized that she wasn’t interested in having kids. While it made Dempsey upset because Statler had previously said she was open, she didn’t want to ruin the birthday date that the Texas native had planned.
The next day, Dempsey decided to bring up the subject during their last morning together. “I really want to have clarity from Statler about whether she wants kids or not,” she told producers. “Because if we want different things, our whole relationship could be a waste of time.”
Statler revealed she didn’t think she had the “maternal bone” in her body and said she wasn’t interested in adopting a child.
“I think a lot of people go into adoption just thinking it’s all hunky-dory, and the kid’s gonna be grateful to you and things are gonna be easy,” Statler replied. “And it’s just not the case. You know I was taken away the minute I was born, so I’ve always felt that missing part of me. I still have a lot of adoptee trauma I have not worked through.”
Are 90 Day Fiance’s Statler and Dempsey Still Together?
At the beginning of season 6, Statler and Dempsey had not yet met in person. But the Texas native said that if everything goes well during her trip to United Kingdom, she plans on moving there permanently — unbeknownst to Dempsey.
Before they revealed their relationship status, fans noticed the pair followed each other on social media. Dempsey was also seemingly photographed in Texas in April 2023, showcasing landmarks in both Austin and San Antonio.
“Kite festival,” she captioned a photo, seemingly of Austin’s iconic Kite festival. “Ft. me trying to fly a kite.”
Statler also regularly “likes” Dempsey’s photos on the platform.
During the season 6 tell-all on September 24, Statler revealed her plan to move to the U.K. and live in a camper van with Dempsey to travel around Europe. “It’s like the ultimate Lesbian dream,” Statler joked.
Dempsey shared she won’t be working during their travels, which means Statler will be solely responsible for funding them. Despite committing to their new adventure, Statler admitted she had “a ton of reservations” about her life with Dempsey because she’d “like a partner who is also financially independent.”
Fans will have to tune in to season 6 of 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days on TLC and Discovery+ on Sundays at 8 p.m. ET to find out how Statler and Dempsey’s love story plays out.
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