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'90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way': Armando's Wife's Tragic Death While Pregnant

'90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way': Armando's Wife's Tragic Death While Pregnant
June 17, 2020 - 10:12 / Anna Valenzuela Rosas

90 Day Fiancé fans have been falling head over heels for one of the newest couples, Armando and Kenneth. The two bring a refreshing feel of genuine love to the series while also telling the story of the struggles gay couples face all over the world. Now Armando is opening up about his old family wounds.

Armando Rubio and Kenneth Niedermeier.

90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way's Armando's Tragic Story

TLC has re-hooked fans with the 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way couple Kenneth and Armando. The two have a beautiful love story that lacks green card or financial gain, and fans have also been connecting with the incredible struggles each has gone through to get to this point such as Armando's Mexican culture which is unaccepting of his homosexuality. 

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In their introductory episode, we learned that Armando tried to suppress his sexuality and true feelings so he married a woman and had a child with her. He then gained the courage to tell his wife and family the truth who rejected his sexuality and forced him back into the closet. Then tragically the mother of Armando's daughter died in a horrific car accident.

"Unfortunately, about two or three months after we had separated, she passed away in an accident. Her car actually flipped out of the road, and she died on the scene. She was my best friend, so that was very hard."

Articles surfaced that Armando's ex-wife died while pregnant in a car chase with Armando so fans have been imploring him for details and he responded on social media. On his Instagram story, Armando explained: "This message is to clear up my daughter's mother's passing. I am addressing this to clear up any confusion as I did not want to go into specifics on the show but now I find it necessary."

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Armando detailed how the two had been separated but working on their friendship and co-parenting but at one point after an argument about finances, he left the discussion to go home. "After that, 15-20 minutes later I was driving down the highway and I was shocked when I was suddenly struck from behind and then was hit again. As I continued down the highway I then realized it was my ex-wife and before I knew it she lost control of her vehicle and passed away on the scene."

He concluded the story with "As you can understand this was a very tragic event in the life of my daughter and I as we lost her and an unborn baby. This was a very difficult moment for everyone involved, myself, our family, our friends, and has been a long grieving process and out of respect for my daughter's mother and her memory, I ask for your empathy and understanding on this personal tragedy. Thank you."

Fans have been incredibly supportive and proud of him for telling his story and making sure his daughter is well taken care of and loved. Tune onto TLC on Monday nights at 9/8c to watch Armando and Kenneth's journey on 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way.