Despite learning that his girlfriend of four years was apparently a sleeper on Sunday’s (June 11) episode of The 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 DaysTyray Mollett still has hope that it’s all just a big misunderstanding.
After the show’s producers revealed that ‘Carmella from Barbados’ was actually a man named Christian, Mollett struggled to process the shocking news. He later gathered with his brothers to listen to a voicemail from the man behind the sleep, but could only bear to hear three words before leaving the room.
That could have been the end of the story and Mollett’s time on the TLC reality show; however, cameras continued to follow the Modesto, California native. That’s because Mollett said he wasn’t yet “100 percent” convinced Carmella wasn’t real. His reasoning was that maybe she didn’t fully trust him yet, so she gave the number to a friend or family member.
In a preview for the next episode, we see Mollett’s brothers trying to convince him that Carmella is a dream. One scene shows his sister doing a reverse image search on Carmella’s photos, which links back to an escort site. After this, an emotional Mollett takes his phone and leaves before throwing the phone away.
Viewers flocked to Mollett because of his warm personality and tragic storytelling. On the show, he talked about his weight issues and how it affects his ability to connect with others, especially in terms of friendships and relationships.
He also told how he was just four years old when his father was killed, a tragedy that left him permanently scarred. In 2021, his mother had a series of health scares, including a brain tumor and stroke, which further affected Mollett’s mental health. He quit his job to become his mother’s full-time caregiver, and during that time of vulnerability, he connected with Carmella.
We don’t yet know when the penny will drop for Mollett on the show, but in a chat session with his Instagram followers, the 33-year-old admitted that “looking back, it makes me see all the red flags.” He also said he is “in a better place now.” (on Screenrant).
As for future relationships, Mollett joked, “I’m definitely going to ask to video chat and take pictures with spoons up my nose.”
The 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 DaysSunday, 8/7c, TLC