Why 90 Day Fiancé Fans Are Surprised About Ben & Mahogany's Engagement

The 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days alums Mahogany Roca and Ben Rathbun recently announced their engagement, and viewers are surprised the couple are moving forward in their relationship. Fifty-two-year-old Ben met Mahogany on social media. However, the 22-year-old gave the impression of being a catfish more than being someone genuinely interested in dating Ben. Between the heavily edited photos, refusing to video chat, and standing Ben up at the airport, he and viewers alike were convinced Mahogany wasn’t who she said she was.


Eventually, she proved everybody wrong when she appeared for their dinner date. Although it was obvious Mahogany stretched the truth about herself, Ben was smitten. Mahogany, on the other hand, wasn’t, and continued to keep Ben at arm’s length. The season revealed many white lies from Before 90 the Days' Mahogany and Ben, and it appeared the couple struggled to communicate effectively. Near the end of the season, Mahogany left Ben after he continuously pushed her boundaries, and the Tell-All didn’t smooth the rough edges of their relationship, either.

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Ben had a way of pointing fingers at his love interest without accepting responsibility for his own actions. Despite Mahogany being 30 years his junior, she was quick to point out the inconsistencies within his own story. The constant turmoil over fibs and their inability to see eye-to-eye resulted in both parties acting immature and petty. It appeared the couple realized their differences were too significant and parted ways at the end of the season, but the Before the 90 Days' Tell All revealed Ben returned to Peru to rekindle their relationship.

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Based on the pictures, it seemed the mismatched duo were more comfortable with each other without cameras being around. However, their relationship quickly escalated once again after Ben’s friend Jessica Siciliano questioned Mahogany’s honesty. After claiming to find revealing pictures of Mahogany on social media and questioning why she took money from Ben, Jessica was skeptical about the Peruvian beauty. The tables once again turned toward Ben once Mahogany revealed the truth about how he feels about his friend, which also revealed his true colors. Although they had been friends for many years and Jessica only wanted to support her friend, it appeared she was willing to part ways with Ben too.

In the end, most of Before the 90 Days season 4 focused on the challenges they seemed to never overcome. Ben couldn’t trust Mahogany and continuously tried to put the pieces of her puzzle together. Mahogany didn’t realize how serious he was about the relationship and often felt pressured to go along with the ride. The Tell-All revealed not much had changed between the two, but it seems like they continued working on their relationship. Now that the tumultuous 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days couple is engaged, fans are curious to see if Ben and Mahogany will appear in the future season of 90 Day Fiancé.