Former pastor and 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days star Ben Rathbun has his Valentine’s Day 2022 plans with Peru girlfriend Mahogany Roca all sorted.
90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days star Ben Rathbun recently opened up about what he’ll be doing on Valentine’s Day with his girlfriend, Mahogany Roca. Ben, who is 52 years old, recently joined the cast of the 90 Day Fiancé spin-off’s season 5, but fans and even Ben have yet to meet 24-year-old Mahogany. Some are sure that Mahogany is a catfish who’s scammed Ben by talking about religion and family with him. Others believe that Ben is a creep for being so obsessed with a girl half his age in a foreign country. This certainly hasn’t stopped Ben from seeing a future together with Mahogany, whom he thinks is real.
Mahogany messaged Ben when he was about to board his flight to Peru and told him not to come. After informing Ben that her father is suspicious of his intentions, Mahogany ghosted Ben entirely and stood him up at the airport. Ben kept messaging Mahogany repeatedly and even sent her a weird story about two people dancing on a running train. But Mahogany told Ben, “San Bartolo is very distant to Lima,” when he told her that he’s coming to her town, where Mahogany stays with her parents. “She wasn’t telling me to turn around and get on a plane to leave. So I take that as a good sign,” Ben explained to the 90 Day Fiancé producers.
But Mahogany was a no-show yet again for love-struck Ben. However, things may have changed for Ben after filming 90 Day Fiancé, since he seems confident in his Valentine’s Day plans. Reddit user RavenVenom shared a link to Ben’s Cameo video to a fan named Danny from his partner, Kate. “I hope you guys have an amazing Valentine’s Day, almost as good as my Valentine’s Day is going to be,” former pastor Ben told the 90 Day Fiancé viewer in his recorded message. According to Ben, he will be sitting in a little café in Peru “waiting for Mahogany.”
Meanwhile, Ben also tried to explain how he actually pronounces Mahogany’s name. “By the way, I pronounce her name ‘Maa-oh-gany,’” declared Ben. He said that it’s because in Peru, “that’s how you pronounce Mahogany.” He sipped on his coffee from a Peru mug while recording the video. In the end, Ben asked his fans to “keep watching” the show “because everyone’s given up hope…everybody.” Ben added, “But don’t you guys give up hope. There’s still hope for me that I will find love,” as he told them to just keep watching his 90 Day Fiancé journey with Mahogany.
It was revealed that Ben has been an actor in his past, which made fans wonder if they were being played by a fake Ben and Mahogany relationship story. But Ben confirmed that he applied to be on the show himself and that he was just a lead actor in a community theatre production of Tarzan back in 2014, and that’s it. There are multiple signs that Ben and Mahogany aren’t together, if they ever were in the first place. So fans will probably find out that Ben was bluffing about meeting Mahogany in Peru once February 14 arrives.