90 Day Fiance: The Other Way star Brittany Banks has shared a lot about her relationship struggles with Yazan.
Now she is exposing texts from Yazan that prove that he was lying to her and to his family.
There’s no question that Brittany Banks is getting the “villain edit” this season.
She’s not alone, of course, but production and editing seem determined to make her out to be a reckless fool who refuses to listen.
While Brittany certainly has her issues, labeling her as the bad guy in her story seems to be ignoring a lot of what we have seen.
From the first episode, it was very clear that Yazan was telling his family one thing and Brittany another — and none of it was true.
Tension when he realized that they would finally meet drove him to outbursts and controlling behavior, trying to suddenly mold her into what he had described.
Of course, Brittany didn’t understand what was going on and was still herself, which only enraged his parents.
Parental pressure is of course no excuse for Yazan’s behavior, but it does explain it. He wanted to have his cake and eat it too.
Some fans have suggested that Brittany just ignored everything that Yazan said and was determiend to do her own thing.
But the texts that he has allegedly sent to Brittany show that either he had very different ideas for their life together than his family did, or he wanted her to think that.
“We were talking about you,” Yazan writes to Brittany in an alleged text message.
“He was telling me how to deal with you,” he continues, “when you come.”
He follows that by a string of laughing emojis.
This screenshot was posted to Brittany Banks’ Instagram.
It has since been deleted.
Whether she deleted it on her own or at TLC’s insistence, Brittany clearly wanted fans to know what Yazan is like in their personal messages.
What can we glean from these texts?
That he was giving Brittany a wink-wink, nudge-nudge about his family’s expectations.
Yazan wanted to keep his family happy but kept assuring Brittany that, in their own lives, she could continue to be herself.
That much has been obvious to anyone really paying attention to the show.
If Yazan wanted to marry a girl of whom his parents would approve, he might have married a girl from a conservative family in Jordan.
Instead, he chose a bikini-wearing American rapper and model. He wants a Western life for Brittany and for himself.
Then, when confronted by his angry parents, Yazan would turn around and lash out at Brittany, blaming her for his problems and demanding that she change.
She was so confused and bewildered on screen because he was sending her constant mixed messages.
Yazan was a man with a foot in two worlds — his family and Brittany — and unwilling to make a clean break from either.
The best advice for someone in his situation to do is probably just to ghost his family.
At this point, it’s not about Brittany, but about any woman he might want to be with.
And that woman is not Brittany anymore. Between her exposing his messages like this and a boatload of other clues, it is clearly over.