Wedded bliss! Corey Rathgeber revealed the actual purpose he and Evelin Villegas tied the knot in 2019 however didn’t inform anybody till now.
“Here is the full and complete story of when and how me and Evelin got married!” Corey, 35, wrote via Instagram on Monday, September 20, after followers known as the duo “fake” of their TV story line.
The 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way star, who followers first met on season 1 of the spinoff present in fall 2019, confirmed that the couple have been secretly married since June of that year.
“We didn’t tell anyone because Evelin wasn’t ready for her family or anyone to know she had gotten married at that time. I respected her wishes. We decided to keep it a secret,” he defined, noting the ceremony occurred in Guayaquil, Ecuador. “The production team was not made aware of this because we had just finished filming our first season. At the time we were not in talks with filming again. So we didn’t feel obligated to inform them. It was a very private and special moment for us!”
Corey recalled forgetting to get a witness for the nuptials, which led to the pair roaming the streets for “two random strangers to help us out.” In the top, they paid a pair $20 to witness the ceremony.
“The process only took a few hours and that was it. We were married! It was a very special and surreal moment shared only with the one I love,” the TV persona continued. “I am happy and so grateful. I will never forget that wonderful and crazy experience.”
The Washington native famous that when he and his spouse, 32, advised one other TLC cast member, she unfold the information to everybody and made it public towards their needs.
“She twisted our story into her own version and attempted to make us look like frauds. She tried so desperately to make us appear like we were lying to everyone,” he wrote. “The reality was that she just wanted to hurt us. It was very wrong and disappointing. I hope this clears up some of the rumors that are out there.”
Corey revealed that he thought they need to have a “right to privacy,” which is why they didn’t share the story sooner with followers.
“Thank you to all that stand by and support me and Evelin. It really does mean so much to us!” he concluded. “Thank you to all that watch and enjoy our story ❤ @evelin_villegas_ecuador I love you with all my heart ❤.”
Corey and Evelin started relationship in 2014 and received engaged on the season 1 finale of 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way, which aired in October 2019. When they returned for season 3, nonetheless, Corey revealed he cheated on his then-fiancée with one other girl.
The duo received over the dishonest scandal and determined to stroll down the aisle. As season 3 continues to air, fan hypothesis prompted Evelin to set the file straight on her relationship and verify their marriage. She insisted throughout an Instagram Q&A this month that the couple’s proposal was “completely real” and they’re “not fake,” noting they aren’t appearing.
90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way airs on TLC (*90*) at 8 p.m. ET.
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