90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After? returns on Sunday, and it’s anyone’s guess whether Chantel and Pedro can make it work.
After the way the Pedro betrayed Chantel, she knew that she had to come see him for herself — over his stern objections.
In this sneak peek, we see her frosty reception at the airport. Oh dear. …
"My parents think that it’s a bad idea for me to follow Pedro," Chantrel candidly informs the camera.
She says that The Family Chantel is of this opinion "because Pedro’s family is not on good terms with me."
That is a massive understatement.
"But," she notes. "He’s mentioned starting a business … divorce."
"Now," Chantel expresses. "I’m feeling like I really need to go there and find out for myself what’s going on."
"I’m here in the airport in Santo Domingo," Pedro narrates to the camera.
He explains that he is "waiting for Chantel because she’s coming today."
"I feel so disappointed," Pedro admits.
He feels disrespected "because we talk about this one, and I telling her that I need my own time in the Dominican Republic."
Pedro wanted time "with my friend, with my family.."
"And she say, ‘No,’" he observes. "She say only, ‘I gonna come there.’"
"I [brought] some flowers and a balloon for her," Pedro explains to the camera.
He says that he did so "because that’s the way I do it every time when Chantel comes to Dominican Republic before."
"In the beginning," Pedro recalls. "Chantel and me, I say, ‘I have the perfect woman in the world. I feel like heaven.’"
"But now it’s so different," he laments.
"But, even though I’m disappointed with Chantel, that she coming," Pedro emphasizes. "I want her to know that I love her anyways."
Pedro is admittedly sending some very contradictory signals when Chantel arrives.
His balloons say "Te quiero," meaning I want you. It’s the Spanish-speaking equivalent of I love you (because te amo comes on way too strong).
But his intense resting b–chface is, well, frosty to say the least.
Chantel is all smiles when she sees her husband, but Pedro is cold and standoffish, turning his head when she tries to kiss him.
He barely says anything (on camerra at least) in terms of welcome, saying "hi" and "we can go?"
That’s … pretty harsh, dude.
But even that unfeeling reception was apparently a positive sign in Chantel’s book.
"You really surprised me by showing up," Chantel says with a smile.
"The fact that Pedro did bring me flowers and a ballon," she says to the cmaera. "Makes me see a glimmer of hope."
Chantel hopes that "he may want to put forth the same effort that I’m putting forth."
But she makes it clear that making an effort with Pedro does not mean that she’s making an effort with his family.
"While I’m in the Dominican Republic, I’m not going to stay with Pedro’s mom and sister," Chantel promises.
She explains that this is "because I don’t trust them with anything. I’m just going to leave it at that."
That’s probably a smart decision.
That said, given the recent horrific news stories of hotel guests in the DR being assaulted and murdered, maybe The Family Pedro isn’t the worst option.