Erika Owens and Stephanie Matto made history for being the first same-sex couple in the 90 Day Fiancé franchise, though the exes have since gone on to live very different lives. Erika and Stephanie appeared on 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way but ended up leaving viewers disappointed with their flop of a romance. However, both Erika and Stephanie have bounced back in very different ways since airing their failed relationship.
Stephanie was introduced as a YouTuber working on her social media career, while quirky Australian woman Erika took note of her content online. The two ladies struck up a digital flirtation that led to Stephanie deciding to travel to Australia to meet with her in person. While many viewers were hoping for a compelling same-sex romance, Stephanie instead showed zero interest in Erika. She memorably rejected all advances from her and behaved coldly. Erika and Stephanie’s romance flopped before it ever took off, which led to viewers accusing Stephanie of faking her attraction to Erika to boost her YouTube channel and social media presence.
Stephanie became a 90 Day Fiancé franchise villain for the way she treated Erika, though that didn’t stop her from being cast in new content. She went on to appear on 90 Day: The Single Life before becoming infamous for selling her jarred farts. Stephanie made global headlines with her eccentric business idea and started selling boob sweat as well. She claims to have made $200K through these ventures, as well as launching her online adult image-sharing platform Unfiltrd. Stephanie is dubbed the franchise queen of clout chasing, though she is thrilled with her infamy, new home, and swimming pool.
While Stephanie teases at her relationship for fame, Erika is in a long-term serious relationship since her time in the 90 Day Fiancé franchise. Aussie Erika just celebrated two years with her Australian boyfriend Chris. The duo appears very in love and enjoys traveling and filming content together. Erika also enjoys flaunting her colorful style online. She is known for her quirky and eccentric clothing, hair, and make-up. Erika has many fans who adore her vibrant outfits. Unlike Stephanie, Erika did not continue on in the franchise and appears to dislike being reminded of her relationship with Stephanie since Stephanie has thrown some shade her way since their split.
Overall, both Stephanie and Erika are living very different lives. Stephanie is basking in her online infamy and is proud to be a self-made success. Meanwhile, Erika is happily in love and appears to greatly enjoy her life. It is clear that both 90 Day Fiancé franchise ladies are very happy with how their lives turned out since their split, while it also is obvious that they shouldn’t have been together. Though many 90 Day Fiancé fans don’t want to see Stephanie in new franchise content, some would be interested in hearing about Erika’s successes since leaving the franchise.