#CarLentine, which is a combination of Carlos Jiménez and DeJuan VaLentine’s names, made their debut in Love and Paradise: A 90 Day Fiance Story during Season 2. Their story is one of deep love, but it didn’t take long for viewers to glimpse some underlying issues. The couple’s journey has been far from smooth, revealing significant challenges that must be overcome for them to achieve their happily ever after. As Season 3 unfolds, it becomes clear that their relationship is facing even more turbulence, with a new friend entering Carlos’s life and further complicating matters.
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From a viewer’s perspective, it might seem like their problems could be resolved with some straightforward solutions. However, when you have strong personalities and emotions running deep, things can quickly take a toxic turn. While many couples in the 90 Day Fiance franchise seem to struggle, there’s something uniquely disheartening about #CarLentine’s situation. Unlike the captivating trainwrecks we often witness, it’s rather disheartening to watch this couple teeter on the brink of collapse. This is why fans are fervently hoping that Carlos and DeJuan can find a way to make their love endure.
‘Love in Paradise’: The Root of #CarLentine’s Problems
When we first met VaLentine and Carlos, it was abundantly clear why they were drawn to each other. In a show that often features eccentric and questionable couples, these two stood out as strong, handsome individuals, and their genuine passion for one another practically leaped off the screen. However, as they finally came together in person, the sparks ignited more than just romantic chemistry; they set off a series of intense disagreements. What started as minor squabbles over trivial matters, like Carlos’ driving skills, soon unveiled deeper issues in their budding relationship.
The first notable challenge that viewers observed was of an intimate nature. Both VaLentine and Carlos share a particular preference when it comes to matters in the bedroom, and this posed a significant hurdle. After all, enjoying the entire muffin is challenging when you only have access to the tops, if you catch my drift. Needless to say, this discrepancy hindered their ability to fully connect in the way they desired. Another issue revolved around the complexities of being gay in Colombia. While there is indeed an LGBTQ+ community there, it operates with a different level of visibility compared to the United States. VaLentine was determined to live his life authentically, which was entirely justifiable given what we’ve learned about his background this season. However, this authenticity made Carlos uneasy, particularly during their night out at the bar.
All of these factors, coupled with the knowledge of VaLentine’s desire for a polyamorous relationship, led to a considerable amount of friction between them.
The Other Woman Leads to Trouble In Love and Paradise
Fortunately, they managed to overcome their challenges, leading to an incredibly heartwarming beach proposal that featured a sweet (admittedly cheesy) song composed by VaLentine himself. Unlike Sojaboy’s infamous song for “BabyGirl Lisa,” VaLentine even included Carlos in the music video for “I Adore You,” which was not only cute but also a sign of their growing closeness. Additionally, Carlos’ love and influence led VaLentine to embrace his bald look, which was a remarkable change from his previous hairstyle – let’s just say, it was a rather unique choice.
However, as many of us know, cuteness and passion alone don’t guarantee a successful relationship. While disagreements are a natural part of any couple’s journey, #CarLentine has found themselves facing even more challenges recently. During a break from filming, Carlos developed feelings for a woman named Michelle, revealing to viewers that he identifies as bisexual. He candidly shared that while he and Michelle didn’t engage in any physical intimacy, they did share a deep connection. This revelation caused Carlos and VaLentine to briefly end their relationship, though they eventually reconciled before resuming filming.
What made matters more complicated was Carlos not only maintaining his friendship with Michelle but also expressing his desire for her to attend their wedding. This request might seem rather unconventional – who wants their fiancé’s crush at their wedding, right? But Carlos appears steadfast in his determination to have her there. Now, it seems that their wedding plans are hanging in the balance.
Is ‘Love in Paradise’ A Hopeless Dream for Carlos and VaLentine?
n a recent episode, viewers had the opportunity to witness a heartfelt and vulnerable moment as VaLentine opened up to his mother. This touching scene resulted in a beautiful and cathartic healing process for him. Initially, VaLentine’s mother had rejected him upon learning of his sexual orientation, even going so far as to kick him out of their home when he was a young man. Thankfully, time has led to a significant shift in her perspective, and she is now the one he wants to walk him down the aisle. Her newfound support for him during this challenging period is a heartwarming sight to behold, especially during Pride Month. Given the ongoing struggles with LGBTQIA issues in the United States, it serves as a powerful reminder that people can evolve and grow for the better, instilling a sense of hope.
While their relationship faces numerous apparent challenges, there remains hope. The issues they grapple with, while significant, may not be insurmountable, particularly with the assistance of counseling. However, it’s worth noting that toxicity has been present since the early stages of their relationship, making resolution even more complex. The outcome remains uncertain, and the possibility of their relationship surviving these challenges is a matter of debate. Many fans argue that it might be in their best interest to part ways permanently, and they may indeed have a valid point. Nevertheless, despite the uncertainty, our hearts are still rooting for #CarLentine. Let’s hold on to hope and the power of love!