While fans were invested in the love story between 90 Day Fiancé stars Pedro Jimeno and Chantel Everett, this time it’s Pedro’s mom Lidia Jimeno’s chance to find love. Introducing her new American love interest, Scott Wern, on season 3 of 90 Day Fiancé: Love in Paradise, the tables have turned as it’s now her turn in the hot seat to deal with the criticism of her family. Keep reading to find out everything we know about Lidia’s romance from the United States.
Who Is 90 Day Fiance: Love in Paradise’s Lidia Jimeno’s Love Interest Scott?
Lidia met Scott online and they communicated for a year before Scott made the overseas trip to visit the mom of two in her native of the Dominican Republic. Their first in-person meeting is set to be documented on season 3 of the spinoff, which premieres on April 17.
“I am a 56-year-old woman, who’s only had one relationship,” The Family Chantel alum told producers before the U.S. native’s arrival, in a teaser clip shared by Us Weekly. “I hope Scott is worthy. Because I didn’t wait 12 years of my life for a tiny thing.”
Scott is a 52-year-old registered respiratory therapist and competitive soccer coach, according to his personal Instagram page. He also has three adult children of his own.
What Happened on Lidia and Scott’s First Date?
Lidia and Scott’s first date is featured in the April 30 episode of 90 Day Fiancé: Love in Paradise. In a teaser clip shared by Entertainment Tonight, it became apparent that their language barrier would be a significant challenge.
During the date, Scott asked Lidia if she ever wanted to get married again. “Could be,” she replied.
Lidia then asked Scott when his last sexual relationship with a woman was. After noting it was five months earlier, he stated that the last time he was in love was two years prior. Scott added that he hopes to fall in love again and joked, “We can start with tonight.”
Lidia awkwardly laughed at the joke before Scott explained in a confessional that he “gets silly” in uncomfortable situations.
Scott continued to joke when he asked Lidia how she would feel about being in a polygamous relationship with three other wives. However, the joke was lost in translation and Lidia appeared shocked.
How Does Lidia’s Family Feel About Her New Romance With Scott?
While Pedro’s feelings for Lidia’s new boyfriend have yet to be revealed, it’s clear Scott is set to have some issues with her daughter, Nicole Jimeno.
“We can’t communicate, we have to rely on a translator,” Scott is seen telling Lidia in the teaser, prompting Nicole to her feet to come to her mother’s defense.
“When you come here, you know she cannot speak English,” she clapped back, accusing him of wanting her mother to feel like a “clown.” In a separate private confessional, Nicole called Scott a “liar,” before breaking down in tears.
“My mom just want love [sic],” Nicole told the cameras after Lidia angrily tells Scott to leave.
In a teaser clip for the May 7 episode shared by Entertainment Weekly, Nicole joined the couple to help with their language barrier.
During the conversation, Nicole asked Scott to share information about his past relationship with his ex-girlfriend from Colombia.
“She stopped communicating with me, that was it,” he explained about the end of their relationship.
The mother-daughter duo expressed their shock when they learned his ex is 29 and asked if he prefers to date younger women.
“I’ve dated all ages,” the Arizona native admitted. “Age is a number for me. I think it’s personality and if you click.”
Nicole reflected on Scott’s past relationship in a confessional and speculated that his ex was using him for his money, adding that she “doesn’t believe she was in love with him.”
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