Will the family drama ever end? Despite the fact that 90 Day Fiancé’s Chantel Everett and Pedro Jimeno look happier than ever on social media, Chantel’s parents still don’t approve of the reality star’s hubby — or his entire family, for that matter.
During an episode of 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After on June 3, tensions finally came to a head after longtime suspicions that Pedro and his family are taking advantage of Chantel blew up.
During a very tense breakfast, Chantel sat down with her family (sans Pedro) to tackle their concerns head-on. “Don’t let us sit up here and think that [Pedro and his family] are body traffickers! We don’t want to think that you are being harvested!” Chantel’s mom began. Chantel was quick to defend her husband — as per usual — and her parents were forced to express their claims elsewhere.
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“My theory is that Pedro and Chantel were introduced for Pedro’s mother, Lydia, to take advantage of an American and the American dollar," Chantel's mother continued during a private interview.
Though her claims seem outlandish, Pedro does in fact send his family money. So much so, that Chantel herself has actually complained about it. "I feel like I'm second in Pedro's life," Chantel admitted. "He's just willing to give them whatever they want to be comfortable, and my parents suspect that Pedro's family wanted him to marry me for a green card. I don't know if I totally agree with my parents, but at the same time, he does send a lot of money back."
You’d think after Chantel’s family hired a private investigator to spy on Pedro, that their hesitations would subside, but given how the season has continued to play out, things have only grown worse. Even still, the reality duo remains a united front, and it's clear that Chantel has no issue defending their relationship.
On June 4, she seemingly addressed her parents' concerns in an Instagram caption. “Kind women are not naive. They see what others see. They know who’s fake and who’s genuine. They know who cares and who is just pretending. They know who is taking them for granted and who appreciates their kindness. They know everything but they don’t change who they are according to how people treat them. They rise above it all,” Chantel wrote. If that's not some serious shade being thrown, we don't know what is!