Well, that’s one way to make money! 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days stars Jon and Rachel Walters are no strangers to asking for money online, but now that they’ve gained a social media following from the show, they’re definitely using that to their advantage. The couple recently joined the Cameo app, which connects fans to their fave celebrities. Fans can request a celeb to record a video message for a friend or family member — for a fee, of course.
“There’s two ways I can do this. I can wish somebody a happy birthday, have a great anniversary, Merry Christmas or I can wish someone a very happy f–king birthday, tell them that you f–king love them, and wish them a merry f–king Christmas. The choice is yours,” Jon, 34, said in his Cameo intro video. “Just make sure you tell me with swearing or without swearing and I’ll do that for you, absolutely no problem.”
Meanwhile, Rachel recorded two separate intro videos and gave a little bit more context in hers.
“Hey everyone, it’s Rachel from 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days. I just thought that this would be a cool little experience to maybe give back to the fans who have given Jon and I so much so support,” the 33-year-old said in her Cameo intro. “If you’d like me to maybe send someone a message saying happy birthday, happy anniversary, just because, get well, whatever, I’m stoked to try out Cameo. I’m curious to see where this is gonna go. So yeah, hit me up, what would you like me to say?”
Rachel and Jon each charge $30 per video message. Jon already had two takers and the videos he recorded for his fans can be seen on the site. As of publication, Jon and Rachel are the only active 90 Day Fiancé stars on the app. Season 1 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days star Antonio Millón has an account but has not uploaded an intro video yet — but he did set his price at $50 per message.
Other celebrities on the app include former *NSYNC singer Lance Bass, former Bachelor Nick Viall, and a handful of ladies from the cast of Bravo’s Real Housewives franchise.
This isn’t the first time Jon and Rachel asked for money online. Earlier this year, Starcasm dug up a link to a now-closed GoFundMe campaign that Jon and Rachel promoted on social media with the hashtag “#SupportTheFairyTale”. The title of the GoFundMe campaign read, “Help us finally be together!” and they raised $1,872. It’s unclear if they gave the money back or if they used the money to fund Rachel’s December 2017 trip to England to meet Jon in person for the first time — which was documented on the show.
But it would make sense that Jon and Rachel would be open to making some cash in unconventional ways. On the season finale, Jon told Rachel that he had to quit his job in order to get the week of their wedding in May. Rachel explained that they both lived paycheck to paycheck so the loss of Jon’s job would hurt them financially — despite the fact that Jon could make decent money renting rooms in the home that he shares with his mother on Airbnb.
On the Season 2 tell-all, Rachel revealed that even though she and Jon are already married, they can’t even start the process of filing an application for Jon’s visa to enter the United States because they simply can’t afford it. “It’s non-existent at the moment,” Rachel said about Jon’s visa application. “We need an absurd amount of money to even start the process. It’s non-going.”
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