90 Day : Loren's Parents Say She 'Needs a Taste of Reality' as They Ice Her Out — and Their Grandson
Loren and Alexei Brovarnik aren't getting any help from her parents.
On Monday's episode of Loren & Alexei: After the 90 Days, the tension between Loren's parents and the 90 Day couple reached a stalemate — one that included a complete cold shoulder.
The episode saw Loren trying to take Hebrew lessons to prepare her language skills in case the family does decide to move to Israel. However, Loren couldn't find a babysitter ahead of her lesson time — and her parents refused to help out.
"I feel like my parents are intentionally saying no right now to watching the kids and helping us because they're angry at us and it's very hard," Loren told cameras. "Honestly, yes we have fought over the years, but we've never gotten to this point."
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Even Loren's sister, Rebecca, said no to watching Loren's son Asher.
Insight into the reasoning behind this came from Loren's mom, Marlene, later in the episode. "She just asked if we would be available — I said 'We love our time with the boys and I wouldn't trade that for anything, but we can't help you out this time,'" Marlene told her husband.
The cut ties come after the entire family — Loren's side, included — visited Alexei's family in Israel. But he joining of the families wasn't without drama.
Loren and Alexei shared their plan to move to Israel for a few years. But Loren's parents were vocally opposed to this, even in front of Alexei's Israeli family.
Because of the tension amongst the family following the trip, Marlene said they've been "walking on eggshells" with Loren and Alexei. "It hasn't gotten better. Time is moving on, and it's heartbreaking," she said.
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Later, Marlene added that Loren needs a "taste or reality" as she said: "Obviously I want my family to be whole again, but that's up to Loren and Alex."
The mom also admitted she's waiting on an apology from the couple in order to move forward.
During the Israel trip, tension boiled over when Loren's parents shared their honest thoughts about the Israel move. Though Loren and Alexei have been married for years — and recently welcomed their third child — her father suggested a custody lawyer should the couple move. "Israel is a very modern country," the grandfather said.
"It's also a Middle Eastern country with archaic laws and things, and who would have the right to those children?" he continued. "You have to find out, would you be able to take the children back out of the country? Cause that's a real possibility in the Mideast."
Alexei didn't like the response. "Oh that's it, I'm out," he said before leaving.
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For years on the 90 Day Fiancé franchise, Loren's parents have opposed any sort of move out of Florida for the couple. Despite the opposition, Loren and Alexei continue to brainstorm new places to raise their kids — never without pushback from the grandparents.
Loren & Alexei: After the 90 Days airs Mondays at 10:30 p.m. ET on TLC.