Summary

  • Shekinah and Sarper’s relationship is unique, with Sarper being a former playboy and Shekinah having doubts about leaving America for him.
  • Shekinah moved to Turkey to be with Sarper, leaving behind her life in America and her daughter going to boarding school.
  • Sarper has displayed controlling behavior, wanting Shekinah to maintain a certain weight, dress a certain way, and keep their relationship private on social media. However, they may not rush into marriage and view it as unnecessary.


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Shekinah Garner and Sarper Güven from 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way have surprised season 5 fans with everything they have done so far in their relationship. Shekinah, a 41-year-old aesthetician and makeup artist from Los Angeles, stars in the reality TV show with Sarper from Istanbul. The couple has often been discussed on the internet for their appearances, but their relationship is also unique in many ways. Sarper is a proud playboy who has slept with 2,500 women before settling down with Shekinah, while Shekinah has had second thoughts about her decision to leave America for her Turkish man.

Shekinah’s boyfriend, Sarper, is a 43-year-old from Turkey. He works as a model and a personal trainer. Shekinah had gone to Turkey with a girlfriend. She downloaded a dating app to see what Turkish men were like. Shekinah was impressed by Sarper wearing highlighter on their first date. She found him to be cute. They had two dates before Shekinah went back home. Two and a half months later, she returned to Turkey to spend a whole week with Sarper. Shekinah praised her sex life with Sarper by saying it was out of this world.


Shekinah Moved To Turkey On 90 Day Fiancé

Shekinah’s attraction for and connection to Sarper are so strong that she left the whole life she’s built in America to go and be with him. They had known each other for five months. 90 Day Fiancé‘s Sarper and Shekinah discussed the various options they had to be together, and her going to Turkey seemed like the easiest option for them. Shekinah’s daughter was off to boarding school, and she wanted to live with Sarper to get to know him better. She had met him only on vacation. Shekinah’s plans were met with skepticism by her friends and her ex. As expected, Shekinah’s first night in Sarper’s home didn’t go as planned.

Playboy Sarper Is A Walking Red Flag

Sarper Güven from 90 Day Fiancé

Shekinah was disgusted by Sarper’s bed. She didn’t want to sleep on the same mattress his 2,500 dates had slept in. When Sarper first told Shekinah about him having slept with 2,500 women, she thought it was a typo. Shekinah also doubted Sarper’s sincerity since he was skeptical of posting about them together on social media. He wanted Shekinah to keep her Instagram private so none of his obsessive dates could reach out to her. Sarper wanted Shekinah to be of a certain weight, dress a certain way, and wear her makeup and hair the way he liked. He was upset with Shekinah having gained four pounds after he weighed her.

Marriage Doesn’t Excite Sarper & Shekinah

Shekinah Sarper Instagram Story In Elevator Selfie

The ideal scenario for Sarper and Shekinah as they explore their relationship would be for them to take things slow and not rush into marriage. Shekinah has also been unhappy with Sarper training female clients at the gym against her wishes. She wondered if he was keeping any secrets from her because of the fact he didn’t make their relationship official with an Instagram post. The natural outcome for Sarper and Shekinah’s 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way storyline would be for them to get engaged at the end of the season and then decide if Shekinah would continue staying in Istanbul or bring Sarper to the U.S. on a K-1 visa.

However, during a recent Q&A session on Instagram, Shekinah and Sarper answered questions about their upcoming wedding. “Can’t wait to see you both as husband and wife,” a fan wrote to Shekinah. After posting an elevator selfie with Sarper, Shekinah wrote, “Thank you but we don’t really feel like we need to be married in order to be together forever.” Shekinah continued, “Marriage is a cultural conditioning and dying institution.” The 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way star did note that she would still say yes if Sarper asked. “He’s my (infinity emoji) person,” Shekinah said.

90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way airs Mondays at 8 p.m. EDT on TLC.

Source: Shekinah Garner/Instagram, 90 Day Fiancé/Instagram

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