90 Day Fiancé: Emily & Kobe Reveal Throwback Photo From China

90 Day Fiancé season 9 couple Emily Bieberly and Kobe Blaise look quite different in an old photo they clicked in China together. Amidst all the questionable relationships on the TLC show, Emily and Kobe are one couple who fans think won’t end up together. Emily, who’s already a mom to Kobe’s almost two-year-old son Koban on the show, found out she’s pregnant again even before they get married. While Emily is villainized for living in her parents’ house and expecting them to pay her family’s bills, Kobe, a fan favorite, has also changed fans’ minds about him by being equally irresponsible.


It was a case of lust at first sight for Emily, 29, and 34-year-old Kobe who first met in China before deciding to date. While Emily’s biggest wish in life was to become a mother, she wanted to party and live life to the fullest like the wild child she considered herself to be. Emily went to China for a summer and she got an opportunity to teach English there for a few months. 90 Day Fiancé star Emily had two and a half weeks left until she returned to America and in walked Kobe to sweep her off her feet. “I like Black guys so of course, I found the only Black guy in China,” joked Emily to the 90 Day Fiancé cameras. Kobe being an international underwear model was also a perk to Emily.

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Emily used Instagram to share an old photo of herself and Kobe from their early dating days in Asia. She tagged her location as Xian, China for the picture in which she and Kobe smiled sweetly for the cameras while giving each other a side hug. Both Emily and Kobe were visibly slimmer in their past and even had very different hairstyles from what they sport on the TV show. Controversial 90 Day Fiancé celeb Emily with her long curly hair cut in a shorter shoulder-length style wore shorts with a white sleeveless top and strappy sandals. Kobe kept it casual in white jeans and a black tee to show off his muscular physique.

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Woah, this guy is really sexy, I’ve got to know him,” was the first thought on Emily’s mind when she saw Kobe in a nightclub. Emily was having a girl's night and had looked over her shoulder to see Kobe dressed in all white who was showing off his dance moves at the club. Emily and Kobe hooked up thinking it was a one-night stand but things got really serious really fast. Emily thought Kobe was a very sweet and genuinely nice guy who she fell in love with. Kobe proposed to Emily and they had been engaged for four weeks when it occurred to her that she was pregnant. Emily took about five pregnancy tests to confirm her pregnancy.

She was fearful of Kobe’s reaction, but the Douala man was ecstatic. Coming to America on a visiting visa didn’t work out, as they’d gone back home and the pandemic happened. Kobe was still in Cameroon when Emily gave birth to Koban and only got to see his fiancé after two years, on 90 Day Fiancé. But distance has brought many differences into the couple’s lives, as fans have seen all season. With just five days left for their wedding on a recent episode of 90 Day Fiancé, Emily was furious Kobe for looking for apartments in Ohio, and Kobe realized he’s the only one making compromises in the relationship.