Last week, 90 Day Fiance fans learned that Pedro Jimeno filed to divorce Chantel Everett.
Fans wonder why they are divorcing. There are so many potential explanations. What was the final straw?
Even before the divorce revelation, many had suspected Pedro of cheating.
Others think that this divorce was his plan all along.
Chantel Everett and Pedro Jimeno had so much drama in their marriage and families that they got their own spinoff.
The Family Chantel walked so that Darcey and Stacey could run, so to speak.
But Pedro’s divorce filing hinted at something worse than family brawls or scheming sisters.
The same day as his filing for divorce, Pedro accused Chantel of funneling money out of their shared business account.
He alleged that she placed an ample six-figure sum into an account that she shares with her sister, Winter.
Pedro did not say this publicly, but asked the court for an emergency hearing on the matter.
The court denied Pedro’s motion for an emergency hearing, but will hold a hearing later in the summer.
However, Pedro and Chantel both received restraining orders.
Simply put, neither of them are allowed to do any shenanigans with money or marital property while the divorce is pending.
According to Pedro, Chantel removed the money in April … days before the date of separation.
It sounds like things were going south, and they both knew it. Fans have known it for a long time.
But without Chantel or Pedro speaking publicly on the matter, their followers are left to draw their own conclusions.
On recent episodes of The Family Chantel, Pedro was a little too free with compliments when it came to his coworker.
Antonella has reportedly been in a relationship with a man named Daniel for years — almost as long as Pedro has been married.
But fans sensed a spark between the two of them. Even Chantel was alarmed by how close they were.
This flew in the face of how Pedro has spoken about his wife.
He has openly disparaged Chantel, particularly in terms of what she does around the house or in the yard.
Chantel actually gave Pedro a public callout while liveblogging this season … but that was before the world learned of their divorce.
Of course, this is hardly the first time that Pedro’s behavior has given Chantel reasons to doubt.
Coraima has been a family friend for years. His sister, at least, wanted to see them get together.
There were times when Pedro seemed to want that, too.
It is not unbelievable that Pedro would have an affair.
However, my gut says that if he is cheating, it’s probably not with a woman featured on the show.
Think about it — you’d want to hide your side piece from the cameras to avoid anyone connecting the dots.
Now, fans are buzzing that Pedro never really loved Chantel.
Many viewers see his family as schemers who are using him and Chantel for fame, reality TV money, and more.
The latest fan theory is simple: Pedro used Chantel for a green card.
Five years is a long time to remain married if you’re only there as a scam.
Some speculate that he remained married to Chantel because their reality TV fame lasted longer than he anticipated.
Others point out that he wanted to remain married to improve the chances of bringing his mom and sister to the US.
At this point, we have to acknowledge that the 90 Day Fiance fandom has a disturbing xenophobia problem.
While it’s less prevalent than the fandom’s racism or misogyny issues, it means a lot of unfounded “green card” accusations.
Yes, Pedro might be a cheater. He could even be a scammer. But it seems more likely that the marital drama was simply too much.