'90 Day Fiancé': Elizabeth Potthast Castravet’s Brother Asks Andrei Castravet Why He Didn’t Marry a Moldovan Woman
90 Day Fiancé star Elizabeth Potthast Castravet’s husband, Andrei Castravet, has always had major in-law drama. But things got more heated than ever when Andrei and Elizabeth decided to have their second wedding in Moldova, Andrei’s home country.
After Chuck Potthast (Elizabeth’s dad) and Charlie Potthast (Elizabeth’s brother) asked Andrei one too many questions about his past, Charlie and Andrei nearly came to blows at a Moldovan restaurant. Elizabeth’s husband ultimately apologized to her father and brother, but their relationship was still awkward and tense.
In a new 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After sneak peek, Elizabeth’s sister, Jenn, and mother, Pamela, joined the rest of her family in Moldova for the wedding. On a sightseeing trip to a traditional village in the countryside, Andrei showed a different side of himself—but Chuck and Charlie didn’t shy away from asking the tough questions.
Charlie asked about Andrei’s dating history
On a 90 Day Fiancé sneak peek, Andrei headed to a traditional Moldovan village in the countryside to make wine with his in-laws. While he admitted that his relationship with them—especially Chuck and Charlie—had often been tense, he hoped that the day would prove to be a turning point for the family.
“I’m just trying to do my best not to get into another altercation with them,” Andrei said. “So I’m just on my best behavior right now.”
Elizabeth, too, said she hoped for the best when it came to her husband’s relationship with her family. “I’m hoping today that everyone can conduct themselves like normal people and get along like a family should a few days before a wedding,” she said optimistically.
Despite Elizabeth and Andrei’s hopes, Charlie began to needle his brother-in-law a bit on the bus ride over to the village.
“I did notice that you have a lot of pretty girls here in Moldova,” Charlie pointed out to Andrei. He asked the 90 Day Fiancé star if he’d “dated a lot growing up.”
“Like every man does,” Andrei said simply, looking wary of where Charlie was going with this line of questioning. Elizabeth’s husband then asked Charlie what his point was.
“Well, it seems like there are a lot of pretty girls here, but you had to find one in America,” Charlie said leadingly.
Luckily, Andrei stayed calm and turned the question into a joke. “What does this mean? Americans are ugly?” he laughed.
Elizabeth’s sister, too, got in on the questions, asking Andrei if he hadn’t ended up with a Moldovan woman because they had “attitudes.”
“Like you, yes,” Andrei joked.
Andrei and Chuck exchanged jokes about ‘not working’
Before the day trip, Charlie told 90 Day Fiancé producers that he and Chuck were still going to be observing Andrei’s actions closely.
“We’re still going to be watching Andrei closely to see how he acts,” Charlie explained, “and to see if he’s gonna be friendly, welcoming—or if he’s going to be the same confrontational guy that we saw at dinner.”
And when the family arrived at a village where they planned to make wine together, Andrei and Chuck couldn’t resist throwing a few barbs at each other. Luckily, though, they kept things civil and good-natured.
“I know you’re not used to working, but this is going to be a little bit physical, okay?” Andrei joked to his father-in-law as she showed him how to operate the wine press.
“No, I think it’s the other way around,” Chuck shot back, laughing. “You can’t sit on the couch and play video games and do this.”
The day seemed to go better than anticipated
Elizabeth’s family seemed to enjoy their time in a new part of Moldova. Andrei and Charlie even joked about “squashing their issue” with each other as they stepped on grapes together as part of the wine-making process.
Andrei told 90 Day Fiancé producers that he was pleased with how the day had gone—and he hoped it could be the start of something new with his in-laws.
“The day went pretty well, actually,” Andrei mused. “You know, sometimes I think that it may be a fresh start with Elizabeth’s family.” He added that he was glad he stayed “patient” and stayed calm so his second wedding to Elizabeth would go well in a few days.
Charlie, too, admitted that his day with Andrei had been much better than he expected.
“Andrei and I, basically today, have gotten along better than we ever have,” he said. “I appreciate that.”
Still, Elizabeth’s brother added, he wasn’t ready to trust his brother-in-law just yet.
“It still doesn’t excuse what happened the other night, so we’re still trying to work through that,” he told 90 Day Fiancé producers.
“Today did not replace the other night,” Chuck agreed, suggesting that the family’s conflict was not yet completely resolved.
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