Asuelu Pulaa has had it with his family drama.
Over the past few episodes of 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? he and his wife Kalani Faagata have been in a heated money dispute with his mom Lesina and sister Tammy. Asuelu has grown so tired of it that he confronted his family on the latest episode, drawing praise from fans for “finally” putting his foot down.
Asuelu’s family drama has to do with money
The drama began a few episodes back when Lesina asked Asuelu for $1,000. She explained that as a Samoan man, he has a responsibility to support her and his dad. However, Kalani reminded Asuelu that they have a family of their own to support and therefore could not honor her request.
They went on to give Lesina $100 and a few gifts to show their love and appreciation. But that wasn’t enough for her. Lesina and Asuelu’s half-sister Tammy strongly criticized the pair and continually asked for more money. When the pair refused, Tammy tried to attack Kalani after accusing her of “controlling” Asuelu.
Asuelu took a stand against his family on a recent episode
Encouraged by a therapist, Asuelu and Kalani decided to try to make amends with his mom and sister.
“In Washington, my family say really bad things to Kalani, say we should divorce. But after talking to the therapist, I wanted them to apologize to her,” he said in a confessional. “I hope that will make things go better and they all get along and move on.”
Sitting down with his mom, Asuelu urged her to “fully, fully apologize” to Kalani. Lesina did not seem apologetic but agreed to meet with Kalani and her family the next day to talk out their issues.
“I don’t want to hear any drama, any fight, any problems, any argument, any stupid things,” Asuelu warned, slamming his hands down on the arms of his chair.
When the meet-up rolled around, Lesina and Tammy immediately started clashing with Kalani’s family over their request for money. They repeated their stance that Asuelu has a responsibility to support his family while Kalani’s parents expressed their belief that Asuelu should take care of his wife and children first.
As his family continued to sound off, Asuelu interrupted and threatened to never send any more money to them. “Why you pressure me? It makes us fight and I don’t want that … If you don’t agree to what I say, I will cross Samoa in my bank account,” he shot back.
Once the conversation calmed down, they were able to have a heart-to-heart that ended with Lesina accepting their position and apologizing to Kalani (though Tammy stood firm in what she’d said).
Fan are proud of Asuelu for challenging his family
Knowing how Asuelu is, fans were shocked but thrilled to see Asuelu taking a stand and sticking up for his family.
“Wow Asuelu I’m so proud he told his mom what’s up,” read one tweet.
“I’m actually wicked happy with how Asuelu told his mom what was up… it probably won’t last but still lmao,” said another tweet.
“Asuelu just said to his mom Take what I can send and be grateful or you get nothing at all. Mom got the message! Tammy, not so much,” a third Twitter user wrote.
Fans can see more of the aftermath of the confrontation in the next episode of the show. Tune in to 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? at 8 p.m. on Sundays on TLC.
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