They’re their own bosses. 90 Day Fiancé stars Elizabeth “Libby” Potthast and Andrei Castravet often fought over money issues since Andrei did not have a job and was a stay-at-home dad. Now that their daughter, Eleanor, is getting older, Andrei is ready to start a career in real estate. In Touch can exclusively reveal that he and his wife launched a new business together, after moving on from their previous LLC.
Andrei, 34, and Libby, 30, are the owners of Castravet, INC, In Touch can confirm. The couple launched their business in January 2020. Andrei is listed as the president of the company and Libby is listed as the vice president. The status was listed as active as of February 2021.
In Touch previously confirmed Andrei and Libby had launched their first company, Castravet Properties, LLC, in June 2019. The company is current listed as inactive as of February 2021.
According to online records, the Moldova native was issued a license in real estate sales in the state of Florida in 2020. The status of his license is current and is good until March 2022.
While Andrei did not obtain his real estate license until after he started his first LLC, he also chose not to work with his father-in-law, Charles “Chuck” Potthast, when he did get his credentials. Instead of working for the Potthast family business, CMP Capital Investments, LLC, Andrei works for Smart Realty of Channelside, LLC, which operates as Keller Williams Realty Tampa Central.
Fans will watch Andrei’s journey into his new career on season 6 of TLC’s 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? During the season premiere, Andrei revealed he had just got his real estate license.
“I’m planning to open my own business and to [flip] houses,” Andrei said. “I think I’m going to do great [with] selling a house because I know how to convince people and you know, everybody should buy from me. That’s for sure. Buy from me, cause I’m the best.”
Libby said she was “proud” of her husband for launching a new career. Andrei later revealed that the way he plans to open his own house flipping business is to ask Libby’s father to give him a “$100,000” loan. In a separate scene, Andrei met with Chuck for lunch to ask him for the money. Andrei explained he would use the money to purchase his first house, flip it for a profit and then pay Chuck back before starting his next project.
Unfortunately, Chuck was not on board at all with his son-in-law’s proposal. “I really can’t believe that he has the audacity to call a meeting and ask me to loan him $100,000. It’s unbelievable really, I don’t even know what to say,” Chuck said.
He told Andrei that it wasn’t going to happen, explaining that he didn’t become successful in the real estate business overnight. Chuck said that while he’s happy his son-in-law got his real estate license, he still needs to gain the work experience to be able to run his own business. As a way to help Andrei get his foot in the door, Chuck suggested a different route.
“Here’s my offer to you. I will give you the opportunity to come in, work with me and then down the road, I’ll consider setting you up in your business. Would you be agreeable to that?” Chuck asked. Andrei agreed to the terms but Chuck said he’d have to consult with his adult children, who work for the family business, before bringing him fully onboard — which will pose a problem since Andrei does not get along with his in-laws. It looks like fans will have to tune in to see how this plays out!
With reporting by Diana Cooper
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