Before the reveal of the cast of season 5 of 90 days: the return of Sojaboy!
90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days is officially back on TLC!
The cable operator announced Monday that the beloved series will return with a whole new list of couples ready to meet the loves of their lives overseas.
The series will follow long-distance relationships before the K-1 visa process begins, recounting how they met, their first face-to-face encounters in a foreign country, and the countless surprises, dramas, and cultural clashes along the way.
Despite the challenges of family interference, old flames, and shady pasts, these hopeful lovers will travel the world to meet the person they believe to be their soul mate.
The highly anticipated fifth season premieres Sunday, December 12 at 8 p.m. ET / PT and airs concurrently on discovery +.
The good news is that the cast is mostly new. The only returning actor is Usman “Sojaboy,” whose love affair with Lisa was a big part of the previous season.
Here are the couples participating in the fifth season.
Kim, 50 (San Diego, California) and Usman “Sojaboy”, 32 (Sokoto, Nigeria)
A year ago, Kim, a 50-year-old divorcee, contacted Nigerian musician Usman, aka Soja Boy, on social media as a fan of his music.
But after months of calls, texts and video chats, the two formed a connection and Kim found herself head over heels in love, going from “fan” to “potential girlfriend.”
Considering his divorce from another older American woman whom he has also met online, Usman is reluctant to engage with Kim until they meet in person, so he invited her to Tanzania where. he plans to shoot a music video.
Kim risks everything for love and travels to Tanzania in the hopes that Usman realizes that she is nothing like his ex-wife and decides to commit to taking their relationship to the next level.
Caleb, 28 (Chandler, AZ) and Alina, 27 (Saint Petersburg, Russia)
Caleb and Alina bonded and developed a social media friendship as a teenager, but lost touch for 13 years until they ran into each other on a dating app while Caleb was planning a travels to Alina’s home country, Russia.
Those plans failed, but their newly rekindled virtual friendship turned into something much deeper. Now, they are finally ready to meet for the first time to see if their emotional connection runs deep enough to overcome their physical differences.
Alina is a small person, and her condition prevents her from walking and standing for long periods of time, so she often relies on a wheelchair, which makes Caleb a free spirit, if he will be able to adapt to their needs.
Additionally, Caleb also has to convince Elijah, Alina’s roommate and protective best friend, who joins them on their introductory date in Turkey.
Gino, 51 years old (Canton, MI) and Jasmine, 34 years old (Panama City, Panama)
Gino, a 51-year-old automotive engineer, travels to Panama to meet the love of his life, Jasmine, a 34-year-old professor of American literature. After divorcing his Brazilian wife for seven years, Gino began to lose hope of starting a family of his own, until he met Jasmine on an international dating site and fell in love with her personality, her intelligence and her her beauty.
He hopes to propose and get Jasmine pregnant by the end of his trip so he can have the family he’s always dreamed of. Will Jasmine be the one to finally sweep Gino away or will her jealous side put a damper on their future together?
Memphis, 34 (Muskegon, MI) and Hamza, 28 (Kairouan, Tunisia)
Memphis, a divorced single mother of two, met Hamza, a 28-year-old Tunisian, online eight months ago. Having had an unstable childhood, followed by a tumultuous dating history, Memphis sought a cohesive and reliable partner with whom to complete her family – and she found him in Hamza.
After a few months of daily texting and video chats, Hamza proposed and Memphis said yes! Despite a significant language barrier and skepticism from friends and family, she packs her bags and travels to Tunisia with the intention of getting married on this trip.
But, does Memphis really know her fiancé?
Mike, 34 (Thiells, NY) and Ximena, 24 (Pereira, Colombia)
Despite his best efforts to find love, Mike was single for most of his life, until he matched Ximena, a 24-year-old Colombian single mother of two a year ago. on an international dating app.
Ximena doesn’t speak English and Mike only speaks a tiny bit of Spanish, but that didn’t stop them from falling in love with the help of a translator app.
They are already talking about marriage and children, so Mike travels to Colombia with the intention of proposing and bringing Ximena and her sons to the United States. Has Mike finally found true love after years of searching, or is Ximena more in love with the gifts and money he sends her than with Mike himself?
Ella, 29 (Idaho Falls, ID) and Johnny, 34 (Jinan, China)
Ella, a country girl from Idaho with a self-proclaimed obsession with Asian culture, met Johnny, her “Asian prince” on a social media platform exclusively for Asian men and white women.
Once they started video chatting, they realized that they had found their soul mates in each other.
The pandemic has made it difficult for them to meet in person and China’s borders remain closed, but after a year and a half and a number of false starts, they are finally preparing for Johnny to visit Ella in her hometown and get away from it all. fiance.
Although she has been video chatting “intimately” over the past few months, Ella’s story of rejection of past romantic interests due to her weight has worried her about what it will be like when she and Johnny are together. in person. Still, they’re both ready to prove that their love can conquer anything, if they can overcome family skepticism and pandemic barriers.
Ben, 52 (Fraser, MI) and Mahogany, 24 (San Bartolo, Peru)
When Ben, a former pastor of a strict, conservative religious sect, broke free from confinement and his marriage, he struggled to find his way.
After a period of roaming, he finally found work as a model and caught Mahogany’s attention after being featured in a fitness magazine.
Her fateful DM led to an intense texting relationship. Bound by their similar religious views, they fell in love and began planning to meet in person, despite a 28-year age difference.
Ben’s friends and family see countless red flags, from the huge age gap between them to the fact that they never video chatted, but Ben believes God brought them together and this is the path he is supposed to follow. Is their relationship divine, or is Ben blinded by the possibility that Mahogany is not who she claims to be?
Paul Dailly is the associate editor of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.