It is a bittersweet moment as Stephanie Matto left her online girlfriend, Erika, and returns home to the US. In a preview, excitement ensues as Stephanie, 29, arrives at the airport. She is lovingly greeted by her mother, Magda, and her black lab, Milo. While the 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days star is happy to be with her mother again, she is sad that she cannot open up about her feelings. Stephanie has still not told her mom she is bisexual.
90 Day Fiancé star Stephanie Matto returns home
Entertainment Tonight released an exclusive teaser clip from Sunday’s episode of 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days. In it, the YouTube blogger is thrilled and tearful to see her mom and the family dog as she arrives at the airport. Her mother believes Erika is Stephanie’s friend – no more than that, which makes her return bittersweet.
Stephanie and her mother, Magda, are very close. However, Magda tends to be overprotective of her daughter, while Stephanie finds it impossible to come out as bisexual to her mom.
Stephanie doesn’t know when she can tell her mom she is bisexual
In a confessional in the clip, Stephanie explains her mother only knows Erika is her friend. She went on to say how this bothered Erika towards the end of their relationship. This is because she honestly doesn’t know when she could come out to her mother.
What makes it really hard for Stephanie is that she has been through a “really emotional experience.” She wants to talk to her mother about it, but can’t, which leaves her with a lonely feeling.
In an earlier interview with ET, Stephanie explains that coming out is a major part of her story. She says that “nobody’s coming out journey” will be the same. It is never “cut and dry” or simple. While Erika was impatient for her to come out to her mom, Stephanie hopes others will understand. She says she will eventually come out to the mother, but only when she is ready.
90 Day Fiancé stars Stephanie and Erika break up
Stephanie and Erika have broken up, mainly because Stephanie found it impossible to come out to her mom. Erika, 24, had been kept a secret by a former girlfriend for ten years. She refuses to let that happen to her again. On her part, Stephanie was shocked, as Erika hadn’t told her about this previous long-term relationship.
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Stephanie called Erika to meet her one last time before she left for New York. However, the meeting didn’t go well and ended after Erika refused to accept Stephanie’s apologies. Erika later confessed to the TLC cameras, saying she wishes Stephanie had never made the trip to Australia.
Catch 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days on Sundays at 8 pm ET/PT on TLC.