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‘The Family Chantel’ Star Lidia Jimeno Sparks Plastic Surgery Rumors: See Before and After Photos

A fresh start. Pedro Jimeno‘s mother, Lidia Jimeno, has a new look and fans have speculated Lidia’s transformation may be due to plastic surgery.

Before and after photos resurfaced before her season 4 return on The Family Chantel in June 2022, and fans couldn’t help but point out her fresh appearance. 

“She looks very different,” one fan commented on a photo of Lidia posted by an Instagram fan account. “Botched doctors Lydia needs you 🙌🙌,” another follower commented.

Viewers were introduced to Lidia during season 4 of 90 Day Fiancé, which was also Pedro and now ex-wife Chantel Everett’s debut season of the TLC franchise. She immediately started off on the wrong foot with her daughter-in-law, Chantel, and Chantel’s family when she called them “stupid Americans” during a video call with Pedro and Chantel when Pedro told her that Chantel’s parents were pressuring him to sign a prenuptial agreement before their wedding.

She went on to star as a supporting character in Pedro and Chantel’s story line on season 2 of the spinoff 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? The relationship between Lidia, Lidia’s daughter and Pedro’s younger sister, Nicole Jimeno, took a turn for the worse during that season when the Jimeno and Everett families clashed while the Everetts visited the Dominican Republic for Chantel and Pedro’s second wedding in his native country.

Over the years, Chantel and Pedro continued to serve major family drama on seasons 3, and 4 of 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? The volatile family dynamic quickly earned them the title of fan favorites — so much that they went on to star in their very own show, The Family Chantel. Season 1 of The Family Chantel aired in 2019, but season 3 gave fans a closer look into the type of relationship Pedro had with his mother and sister.

Pedro previously revealed that he and Nicole do not have a relationship with their dad and they have not seen their father since they were children. When Pedro traveled to the Dominican Republic and told Nicole and their mom, Lidia, that he wanted to reconnect with and learn more about their dad, he did not receive support from either of them. Many fans felt Nicole and Lidia were cold toward Pedro during his journey to locate their father, Pedro Sr. Other viewers thought that Lidia and Nicole were not understanding of the pain he was struggling with emotionally because he grew up without a father figure.

However, Pedro and his mother slowly worked on repairing their relationship during season 4 of The Family Chantel

“A month after the D.R. [trip], me and my mom, we started to talk again. She was sending me random text messages like, ‘How you been,’ ‘How you doing.’ She only tried to check on me most of the time and I tried to respond by [saying] ‘I’m good thanks,’ you know, [like[ everything was back [to] normal but[there was no apology], no nothing,” Pedro said during the June 13, 2022, episode of the series. “They only put the things behind their back [sic].”

While Lidia attempted to mediate Pedro and Chantel’s marriage during the spinoff, unfortunately after six years of marriage, In Touch confirmed that Pedro filed for divorce from Chantel in May 2022. The split seemingly got messy as mutual restraining orders were also issued at the time. 

Six weeks later, Chantel filed her own counterclaims in July 2022 and accused the real estate agent of “adultery” and “cruel treatment.” Additionally, Chantel claimed that their “marriage is irretrievably broken with no hope of reconciliation.” The restraining orders went into effect on July 22, 2022, according to paperwork exclusively obtained by In Touch.

Despite Chantel and Pedro’s split, Lidia returned to the franchise in April 2023 for season 4 of 90 Day Fiancé: Love in Paradise and introduced fans to her new love interest, Scott Wern

Viewers will have to tune in to find out how Lidia’s overseas love plays out. 

Keep scrolling to see photos of Lidia Jimeno’s transformation over the years! 

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