Maine Man Stars on TLC’s “90 Day Fiancé The Other Way”

Maine Man Stars on TLC’s “90 Day Fiancé The Other Way”

Secrets are coming out and vows are put to the test in an all-new season of 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way. In the trailer for the new season of the TLC series, which PEOPLE can exclusively premiere, two couples – Shekinah and Sarper and Statler and Dempsey — return while four new couples are introduced, and they’re all finding out what happens when love crosses international borders.

The new season sees couples fight for their love in China, Iceland, Ireland, Turkey, Indonesia, and England as “financial differences and family rifts are on full display while secret marriages and troublesome pasts come into play,” per the official synopsis.

As the trailer begins, newcomer Corona, who hails from Pennsylvania, questions, “Can Iceland handle me?” as she moves from the U.S. to be with Ingi, who she met on a night out in the country. Her family has concerns, too, as they ask her, “Are there Black people in Iceland?” and she replies unconvincingly, “There’s, like, five Black people in Iceland.”

Returning couple Statler and Dempsey are getting ready to start their van life together and feel like they “can do anything,” as Dempsey declares, “The world is our oyster.” Later, though, tensions peak as Statler feels “panicked,” and Dempsey accuses her of being “rude.”

“Maybe we just don’t get each other, period. Full stop,” Dempsey suggests, to which Statler says, “Now you’re talking about breaking up? This is too f—ing much.”

The other returning couple this season are also in some hot water, as Shekinah tells her friends that Sarper has “designed a new nose” for her, to their dismay.

“I am the one who will look at [it] every morning, every night,” Sarper says of the rationale behind the major cosmetic surgery as Shekinah prepares. “So, let me choose.”

The three other new couples are James and Meitalia, Joanne and Sean, and Josh and Lily, all of whom will face their own challenges this season.

James is “leaving everything behind” to Meitalia, who he calls “Tata,” and when he arrives in Indonesia to be closer to his wife’s family, he not only feels like he’s “stepping into a prison” when he sees where he’s expected to live — he also is losing control of his marriage.

“I have no idea what’s happening anymore,” he says as his wife breaks down to her parents about “burdening” them, and her father asks her to kiss her mother’s feet for forgiveness.

Joanne and Sean are running into some family issues, too, as they are “actually married,” despite no one knowing. Joanne’s mother accuses her of marrying “a total stranger,” and disapproves of her decision to move to Ireland to be with him.

Sean, meanwhile, describes himself as “not your typical Irishman” as he admits that his “type” is “American-Italian MILFs.”

Josh and Lily are the final couple this season, and family poses a challenge for them, too, as he accuses Lily’s daughter of trying to “destroy our marriage” in the trailer, to which Lily replies, “Our marriage [can] not go on.”

Meet the six couples who are navigating love overseas on this season of 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way.

Shekinah (California) and Sarper (Turkey)
After being back in the U.S. for three months, Shekinah is making her move to Turkey to be with her “reformed bad boy” partner, Sarper. The couple works to resolve their issues, however, women from Sarper’s past reach out to Shekinah, which leaves her questioning how well she really knows Sarper. Will the past get in the way of this perfectly imperfect couple and threaten their relationship for good?

Statler (Texas) and Dempsey (England)
Statler and Dempsey are about to embark on their great European van life! While Dempsey passionately plans out their new lives on the road living in a van, Statler becomes increasingly overwhelmed and doubts her decisions about this drastic lifestyle change. Once the couple starts to make their way through Europe, Statler’s anxiety really begins to bubble over, and it is obvious this European adventure might not turn out so spectacular after all.

Josh (South Carolina) and Lily (China)
Josh and Lily met on a language learning app and fell deeply in love – so much so that they got married and Josh decides to quit his job in America and move to China. Lily, a successful business owner, believes Josh is her dream man. But with Josh not being able to work in China and Lily being the sole income earner, disagreements start to overtake the relationship and this financial contrast becomes a major source of contention between the couple. Will tensions, intensified by disagreeing family members, lead to a breakup?

James (Maine) and Meitalia (Indonesia)
James & Meitalia, married for two and a half years after initially meeting online, have been living together in Maine. Meitalia, who is desperately homesick and has been dealing with health issues, decides she and James need to move to Indonesia to be with her family. James struggles to break the news of their move to his tight-knit family but troubles really set in once the couple is in Indonesia. James is tested by Meitalia’s family: when will he learn the language? When will they have children? How are they going to survive financially in Indonesia?

Joanne (New York) and Sean (Ireland)
Already (secretly) married, Joanne and Sean decide they need to physically be together, in Ireland where Sean lives for them to create a home base. But before Joanne can even begin thinking about moving to Ireland, she needs the approval of her two sons whom she is finally bringing to meet Sean. Things take a turn in Ireland, and Sean and Joanne get pulled in multiple directions and deal with the strains that have been caused by carrying their secret.

Corona (Pennsylvania) and Ingi (Iceland)
After meeting in Iceland following a night of partying, Corona, a midwife in training, decides to move to Iceland to be with her Icelandic “Viking” Ingi, even if that means giving up her spot in a prestigious midwifery program. Once she arrives, Corona quickly realizes her “hot” romance may be a little too icy for her. With Ingi’s limited dating experience coupled with the fact that she may not be able to study in the midwifery program there in Iceland, Corona must make the ultimate decision: stay in Iceland to pursue love or return to the U.S. to pursue her dream career.

90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way premieres July 1 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on TLC.

Source: PEOPLE

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