After a bumpy start, Alina finally got what she hoped for when it came to her burgeoning romance with Caleb in the Sunday episode of 90 days fiancé: Before the 90 days. Alina and Caleb made out, but not before serious tension broke out between Caleb and her best friend Elijah.
Alina, who is from Russia, and Caleb, who is from Chandler, Arizona, first connected on social media at the age of 15 but lost touch for 13 years. They then, amazingly, matched up on a dating app, which rekindled their feelings for one another. Both traveled to Turkey this season to meet in person to see if their online connection translates into real life. But Alina, the show’s first little person, was disappointed when she arrived in Turkey. Caleb obviously didn’t take them into account when booking their hotel as the hotel didn’t have an elevator and the bed was too high to get in without assistance. After meeting at the airport, Caleb noticed that Alina was shorter than he personally thought and Alina was annoyed that once they got to the hotel they didn’t kiss and he just went to sleep. She worried that Caleb was not physically attracted to her.
As a result of Sunday’s episode, Caleb was definitely more optimistic the next morning, but was called to sleep by Elijah – who accompanied Alina to Turkey to support her.
“Yesterday you saw the girl you wanted to see for 15 years and then you just fall asleep?” he asked Caleb.
“My first impression of Caleb, uh, isn’t that good,” Elijah added to the cameras. “He didn’t even kiss her last night.”
Caleb did not have a good impression of Elijah at the meeting either.
“I had mixed feelings that Elijah was coming,” he said. “I came here to meet Alina, to get to know her, and after that encounter, is it like he’s bringing that to the table all the time? “
The trio then went sightseeing and Elijah was cold with Caleb and criticized him for his dealings with Alina.
“Some things get difficult with Alina, you know, because … she might not want to go anywhere,” he said to Caleb when they went to a mosque and Alina didn’t want to go to the top floor. “Maybe she just feels uncomfortable. So you really have to get used to it and respect it. “
Caleb shot back, “Well she seemed fine waiting downstairs.”
As the day progressed, Elijah seemed to increasingly dislike Caleb.
“I’m only here to protect Alina,” he said in front of the cameras. “So he’d better change his behavior in the future. The guy who wants to be close to a woman as beautiful as Alina has to treat her like a queen, but I haven’t seen so much of Caleb today.”
Later, over dinner, Elijah criticized Caleb’s manners, such as not filling Alina’s drink before his and not waiting for a toast before he drank. While Alina dismissed it as Caleb as an American, Elijah was obviously upset. As for Caleb, he said that Elijah thought that Alina needed more help than she actually does, but Elijah replied that it was not help but rather “caring”.
While Alina’s best friend doesn’t get along with Caleb, it’s already a serious problem, but she’s also revealed to the cameras a secret she’s been keeping a secret from Caleb that has the potential to “ruin” their relationship.
“There’s something, a secret, that I’m afraid will ruin everything,” she said after Caleb asked about her ex over dinner. “I lived with this ex-boyfriend until recently. He doesn’t know. … I didn’t tell Caleb about my life situation with my ex because I was afraid that he would stop following him.” me and he would retire. I know I should get this straight to Caleb as soon as possible. But I’m afraid that if he finds out the truth, he’ll think I’m a liar. “
But at the moment Caleb was very interested in Alina and didn’t dismiss Caleb so subtly at dinner so they could have time to themselves. After Caleb carried her into her room, Caleb went in for their first kiss, which turned into a smooch on the bed.
“There’s a feeling of serenity that Elijah didn’t have,” Caleb told Cameras about his feelings for Alina. “I really want the romantic side of our relationship to work. And the more time I spend with Alina, the more comfortable I feel. And I have the feeling that our connection is deepening. “
ET spoke to Alina ahead of this season 90 days fiancé: Before the 90 days and she talked about being the first little person to make history on the show. She said a big part of the reason she wanted to be on the hit reality show is because you don’t often see people with disabilities – especially short people dating average size people – on TV.
“I don’t think it’s adding any extra pressure, maybe a little, maybe so that I hope I haven’t said anything humiliating to people like me and I’ve always been right in the terms I use to describe,” me yourself, you know? “She said.” I don’t really feel any pressure, I think it’s great. I think it’s great that I’m the first because I’m not really compared to others. “
Regarding Caleb, Alina admitted that at one point she had “questions” about his intentions, but let his actions guide her. What fans can expect from the couple this season, she shared: “Buckle up, get ready, it’s going to be a fun and cute ride.”
Reference from etonline