Warning! The following contains spoilers from the 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? tell-all part 2. Read at your own risk!
90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? Season 5 tell-all may have been a bit lacking in its first installment, but Part 2 really came through with some interesting insights regarding the various couples and their problems. The biggest reveal of the night was the latest update on Angela Deem and Michael Illesanmi's marriage and the news that they're still trying for children.
The news was somewhat surprising given that Angela told Michael before their marriage that she wouldn't have a child if it meant her health would be at risk. Michael agreed that he didn't want to put Angela in any sort of danger in that way, and since Angela wasn't so agreeable with the Nigerian custom of taking another wife for a child, it seemed that Michael's dreams of raising offspring were done.
Flash forward to the tell-all, however, and where viewers learned of a complex set of rules, as it were, for Michael and Angela to have a kid together. If Angela's adult daughter Skyla would agree to donate an egg to be inseminated with Michael's sperm, as well as agree to potentially "tote" the fetus if Angela is unable, then Michael's dream could come true. That said, Skyla clearly stated that's not a plan she's up for at the moment, and Angela added she will not even entertain the idea of raising a child that doesn't come from directly from her bloodline.
Angela Deem then took things a bit further and tried to blame Michael Illesanmi's family for putting so much pressure on him to have children. When Michael confirmed he was just as personally passionate about the concept, Angela then accused him of wanting a baby with American citizenship to "anchor" a way for him to remain in the United States. Not long after, Angela told Michael she's not interested in "wasting money" for any IVF treatments and raising a kid all over again at her age of 54, and that she'd rather enjoy what time she has left before she's too old to travel.
The flow of the conversation did not go unnoticed by the 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? cast members, some of whom openly wondered if Angela Deem ever actually wanted to have kids with Michael Illesanmi in the first place. It seemed like prior to her marriage, Angela was much more open to the idea of trying to have a child (though multiple wives were still never on the table), and now it's something she just wished he'd accept wasn't happening.
It may sound like Angela is the one being unfair to some, but as her daughter Skyla said, Michael is a 30-year-old Nigerian man who married a 54-year-old American woman, instead of someone more easily capable of siring kids with. There are other women he could've chosen if being a father was truly his top priority, and Angela gave him an out to do that and go his own way, as viewers saw many times on 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? He knew his options were limited to have children if he stayed with Angela, so the question is, will Michael now accept it, or is this couple calling it quits?
Part 3 of the 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? tell-all airs on TLC on Monday, October 5 at 8:00 p.m. ET. Continue to stick with CinemaBlend for all the latest happening with the franchise, and for more news happening in television and movies.
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