On Season 2 of 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way, Deavan Clegg has made a second attempt at leaving her old life in Salt Lake City, UT behind to start anew in South Korea with the father of her child, Jihoon Lee. However, there has been some major trouble in paradise from the start, and now Deavan knows that Jihoon wasn’t being honest about his employment or finances. She’s hoping he can prove that he “isn’t lying” by doing something important for her. Read on to learn what it is.
Deavan Clegg learns about Jihoon Lee’s real financial situation
Deavan is giving up a lot to move to South Korea to start a new life. She’s taking her baby, Taeyang, and her daughter from a previous relationship, Drascilla, and uprooting them to a new place on the other side of the world. Deavan was under the impression that Jihoon had a full-time job making more money than he actually does. It turns out that Jihoon only has a part-time job, and he isn’t making enough to support them all. Deavan had to use her own money to pay for their apartment for a month in Korea. She’s moved her whole life over to another country thinking that she’d have some support from her fiancé, but as things stand, they won’t be able to survive on his current income.
Jihoon admits he didn’t take Deavan ‘seriously’
Deavan is thinking about moving back to America, but before she does, she wants to talk to Jihoon and his parents, Jung and Hong Ju. She’s anxious to speak to his mother, in particular, to learn why Jihoon’s money is going into her bank account. However, when they sit down for dinner, the translation technology is making things worse because it’s translating things incorrectly. Jihoon gets frustrated, and actually storms out and says, “Just go back to America.”
Deavan goes outside to get away from the situation, and Jihoon finds her and they talk. Jihoon tells Deavan that he didn’t take her “seriously” because of long distance. “Because of long distance, I didn’t take you seriously,” Jihoon tells Deavan. She’s clearly upset about this new revelation, and she tells him she never wants to talk to him again.
“He just wanted to go have fun, because this is not a serious relationship because it’s long distance,” Deavan tells the cameras. “I’ve been scammed. Straight up.”
How Deavan hopes Jihoon will prove he ‘isn’t lying’
It’s understandable why Deavan is upset. Jihoon is the father of her son, and he lied to her about his finances and having a full-time job. She picked up her whole life to start over in South Korea, to just find out what she thought to be true isn’t really the case. How is she supposed to feel secure in a foreign country with a man that lied to her? How can she ever trust a word he says from now on?
Deavan hopes that Jihoon can prove he “isn’t lying” by transferring her some money that he saved previously. “I need you to transfer me the $3000 today to prove that you want me to be here and to prove that you’re going to step up,” Devean explains to Jihoon.
Jihoon goes to get his mother so they can withdraw the cash and he brings it back to Deavan. “It’s not necessarily about having this money, it’s about knowing he’s not lying,” Deavan explains “And I need him to prove he’s not lying.”
Chances are that if Jihoon was lying about the money, Deavan would be on a plane back to the United States. Luckily that isn’t the case, since Deavan needed to know that Jihoon wasn’t lying again. Hopefully they can move forward one more time. Deavan decides to give Jihoon one more shot, but it’s for a trial period. She gives him one month to prove he’s changed, or she’ll return to America. She also wants Jihoon to have a joint bank account with only her, not his parents.
If Jihoon can step up, they could possibly make things work together as a family. We’ll have to see how things play out.
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