Keeping a secret. 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way star Brittany couldn’t decide how to tell her fiancé, Yazan, she is still legally married on the June 8 premiere. The TLC alum feared the worst because she hadn’t been truthful about the real reason she didn’t want to tie the knot with Yazan “right away.”
“If Yazan and his family found out why we cannot get married [soon], it could ruin our relationship,” the 26-year-old said about why she hadn’t shared the news with him yet. “I mean, I’m really scared about how they’re gonna react.”
The aspiring musician met up with a lawyer to see what her options were before her big move to Jordan. Given that her estranged husband had been “making things more difficult” in recent months, Brittany speculated it wouldn’t be as easy as she hoped to get a divorce and move on with Yazan, 24.
The TV personality and her now-ex wed in 2015, but he was “taken by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement [ICE]” and deported just a few months after they made it official. Since then, they agreed to separate.
“My ex was living in the United States his entire life, he came over from Haiti when he was 3 years old. I met him when I was 17 and we were in the same group of friends,” she shared about her ex. “We hung out all the time and he seemed like a really cool guy and he asked me to be his girlfriend. After about three or four years of dating, we decided it was time to get married. Our relationship was not good. He was very, very controlling.”
The attorney told Brittany the fastest way to get the paperwork done would be to have her estranged husband “participate” in the process. If he wasn’t willing to comply, the Haitian government would have to get involved and it could take between six to 10 months for everything to be “processed and finalized.”
“I made [Yazan and his family] think the divorce was already final because I thought it would be final by the time Yazan and I got married,” the model said about her dilemma. “This is all making me realize me trying to stall the marriage and stall his parents is not going to work out.” Furthermore, she didn’t want to convert to Islam just because it would make Yazan’s family happy.
During the meeting, the attorney pointed out if she does get married to Yazan in Jordan without dissolving her marriage in America first, it would be considered “bigamy.”
We can already tell it’s going to be an action-packed season for this couple!
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