Sorry, not sorry! 90 Day Fiancé stars Steven Frend and Olga Koshimbetova got a lot of backlash from fans last month when they asked fans for money on GoFundMe. The couple set their fundraiser goal at $15,000 for “child expenses” for this son Richie as they prepare to start their lives together in America once Olga completes her K-1 visa process. But now, an insider exclusively revealed to In Touch that Steven, 21, and Olga, 20, have no regrets about their decision to ask TLC viewers for donations — even if they got a lot of hate from others, including fellow 90 Day Fiancé star Ricky Reyes. Scroll through the gallery to find out what Steven and Olga had to say to all of their haters!
A source tells In Touch that “at the end of the day, they never made one person donate. Everyone had a choice.” The insider says Steven and Olga made the GoFundMe because people messaged them daily to try to help them out, and they didn’t feel comfortable giving their addresses.
“Drastic times call for drastic measures, as myself (Steven) am only 21 years old. Trying my hardest to get my life on the right track and I feel as if I’m doing a great job,” he wrote in the story description for their GoFundMe.
“But we face certain hardships. Olga will be unable to work for an extensive period of time, as for myself I just landed a job opportunity as a Fire Sprinkler Installer (Apprenticeship Program) the training is [four] years long,” he continued.
“I’m very nervous [about] how things will play out but I have faith God will take matters into his own hands. I’m not asking for a lot, in a matter of fact I feel ashamed having to make this campaign but I must do what is best to support my family,” he wrote.
“I don’t care if somebody likes me or not, but if you’re part of the 90 Day Fiancé show, if you have some issues financially — I understand TLC don’t pay –t, it’s true,” he continued. “But if you have some issues financially, medically, or whatever is the f–king reason — you got three million people that watch the show.”
“Offer a product or offer a service. Simply say, ‘Listen, I’m gonna charge a premium because I need it for this and that.’ Don’t f–king beg,” he explained. “GoFundMe was designed for real people, actual real victims that are not on TV. You have three million f–king people that see your face. Think.”