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90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days Season 5 premiered on Dec. 12, 2021, but still has yet to introduce audiences to all of the couples this season. However, in the Dec. 26 episode, fans finally received a little more backstory on Ximena from Pereira, Colombia. So far, it seems fans are not sure about her intentions with her boyfriend, Mike. Here’s what we know.

'Before the 90 Days' Season 5 star Ximena wearing a yellow shirt while being interviewed on the show
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Who are Mike and Ximena in ‘90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days’ Season 5?

In Before the 90 Days Season 5 Episode 2, fans met Mike from Thiells, New York. Mike comes across as a down-to-earth person who helps take care of his aging grandfather in the home he shares with his dad. He confessed he’s never had much luck with love in his hometown, and that’s why he decided to expand his dating options by looking in other areas of the world. That’s how he met Ximena.

The two met on an international dating app and talked via messages and video chat for several months. In Before the 90 Days Season 5, Mike finally makes his way to Ximena’s hometown in Colombia to meet her in person. He also plans to propose during his two-week trip with the goal of Ximena ultimately moving back to the States with him.

Fans didn’t learn much about Ximena until the most recent episode on Dec. 26. Ximena is the mother of two sons, Juan David and Harold Steven. Ximena explained that Juan David’s father was a one-night stand, and she met Harold Steven’s father on Facebook. In prison for defending his uncle, Ximena chose to visit him in jail and told cameras she “got it in her that she wanted to have a child.” When she saw him the second time, she became pregnant.

Why do fans think Ximena showed some major red flags?

It’s not uncommon for fans to be skeptical about the stars on Before the 90 Days. They’ve seen several people get burned in relationships in previous seasons. However, Mike comes across as really genuine, which makes viewers nervous about Ximena’s intentions.

They noticed Ximena stumble over her words about Harold Steven’s father. At first, she said, “I love him very much…” before pausing and correcting herself by saying, “I did love him very much.” Ximena also commented that the man is serving a lengthy jail sentence, and she “wants someone who can support her now.”

Ximena also pointed out how much Mike has bought her in her apartment while saying she doesn’t find Mike physically attractive. From just what viewers have seen on Before the 90 Days Season 5 so far, it appears as though Ximena simply wants someone to fund her lifestyle.

One Redditor wrote, “So Ximena willingly got pregnant with a man who was already in jail, and clearly still loves him. I hope Mike escapes. This is a dumpster fire.”

Another user at least gives Ximena credit for her honesty, “Mike is basically taking care of her with the stuff he buys for her. I’m wondering what she hasn’t told him yet because we just learned she has two sons from two guys. Mike can definitely do better than her. She even admitted he’s not her type or attracted to him. She just wants a better life for her kids. At least she’s honest.”

However, another commenter seems convinced Ximena has more guys on the side. “I have a feeling the thing she’s not telling him is that she’s talking to a lot of other guys for money.”


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Fans will have to wait to see how their relationship pans out on ‘Before the 90 Days’ Season 5

Before the 90 Days Season 5 still has several episodes to go, which means fans will have to wait and see how Mike and Ximena’s relationship pans out in the end. You can catch new episodes of 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days Season 5 on Sunday nights on TLC.