Rebecca Parrot, star of the hit reality series 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days, recently admitted that she was still married when she flew to Tunisia to meet her boyfriend Zied. After three failed marriages, including one to a Moroccan man she brought to the U.S. on a spousal visa, Rebecca hopes that she finally found “the one” in Zied.
Although she wasn’t technically in a relationship with her ex when she started dating Zied, Rebecca was worried how he would react when she finally told him that she was still legally married when the two first got together.
So who is her Moroccan ex-husband, and are they finally divorced? His name has not been publicly disclosed, but here’s what we know about her ex:
Rebecca’s Moroccan Husband Was Her Third Marriage
On the Before the 90 Days Season 3 premiere, it was revealed that Rebecca married her ex in Morocco and then brought him to the United States on a spousal visa, which is slightly different than the K-1 visa that 90 Day viewers are familiar with. According to Marriage Visa Services, a spousal visa is a “complex, slower and more expensive” route to marrying a foreign partner than the K-1 route is.
Rebecca was also married to her first husband from November of 1991 to October, 2006; she shares three children with her first husband. According to Pop Culture, the couple had a rocky custody battle after the split before she met and married her second husband in June of 2009. That marriage lasted until September, 2013, and she married her Moroccan husband the same month that her second divorce went through. She and her third husband were together until earlier this year, when she started dating Zied.
She Says Her Ex Was Given ‘Homework’ to Meet an American So He Could Learn English & That He is a ‘Very Bad Person’
Rebecca recently spoke to People about her last divorce. “Zied’s young, but this guy was a little bit younger,” she said of her ex. “I kind of knew that I was probably making a mistake doing this, but I still tried really hard. When I brought him over here, he instantly just became a different person. He was a very bad person.”
She told People that she didn’t have any intention of sparking up something long term with her third husband, and that he was apparently given “homework” to meet somebody from America so he could learn to speak better English.
“Supposedly, allegedly, it was homework for him to reach out to someone in America and create a dialogue so that he can learn better English,” she explained. “Now, whether that’s legit or not, I don’t know.”
Rebecca noted in the People interview that her Moroccan ex became very secretive when she brought him over to the U.S., and that she quickly learned that he was cheating on her and meeting with other women (Rebecca is a private investigator, so it didn’t take long for her to uncover his infidelity).
She also mentioned during the same interview that Zied is “completely different” than her third failed marriage, and says that she feels a “genuine connection” with the Tunisian native. Check out the sweet picture of them above.
Her Divorce Was Finalized on July 9, 2019
According to Starcasm, Rebecca’s “divorce was officially finalized on July 9,” which means that when the show was being filmed, she still was technically married to her ex. Starcasm reports that Rebecca filed for divorce from her third husband on May 9 of this year, after more than five-and-a-half years of marriage. The publication noted that the divorce filing went forward when the couple separated on January 4, 2019, and the divorce was uncontested. The two had no children together.
Rebecca said earlier this season that her ex had agreed to sign the divorce papers and she had them filed just before leaving to meet Zied, but she knew they wouldn’t be finalized for several weeks after that. During a confessional on an earlier episode of the show, Rebecca said she was “emotionally” putting off the divorce because things didn’t end well with her Moroccan ex.
“So as of right now, I’m not technically divorced from my ex. I think I put it off, emotionally, I just kept putting it off. It just, it didn’t end well, the whole relationship didn’t go well. So he finally signed the papers, but Zied, he thinks I’ve already filed. It’s gonna be an issue. I think that at some point, during the time that I’m there with him, the topic is going to come up and I’m going to have to be honest with him and it scares me to death because he’s so jealous.”
She also added: “So when I show up in Tunisia and [am] technically someone else’s wife, and in Zied’s culture, a relationship with a married woman is strictly forbidden. I would like to think that he’s going to be understanding but that’s a pretty big deal.”
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