'90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?' Season 7: Chuck suggests family therapy after Libby's pregnancy news
After sharing the baby news, Libby Castravet talks to her dad about family drama as Chuck is disappointed with his 'fractured' family and wants a fix
TAMPA, FLORIDA: Elizabeth Potthast Castravet wishes to strengthen her familial ties. In a new clip from '90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?' released by the network on its social media page for the upcoming episode, Libby Castravet discusses her family's response to her pregnancy announcement.
Libby sits down with dad Chuck Potthast in a '90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?' teaser footage shared by TLC to discuss her family's response to the news that she and hubby Andrei Castravet were expecting their second child. Earlier, Libby made this announcement on Instagram before informing her family privately. The '90 Day Fiance' alums first revealed news about their burgeoning family on Instagram in March. The 31-year-old mom even showed off her baby bump in a seaside family portrait with Andrei and daughter Ellie. "We are so extremely excited to announce that we are expecting baby Castravet #2!" Elizabeth said in the caption. "Ellie is SO ecstatic to be a big sister and help momma! We appreciate all of your love and support and cannot wait to have you on this journey with us!"
In the video, Chuck responds saying he was "happy that" Libby "got to share this news the way you want to share it," while he was "disappointed" that the "family wasn't there to share in it." Libby shrugs and says in her confessional that she understands why "my sisters might be hurt about finding out on social media that I'm pregnant." But then she adds, "But I'm also hurt about some of the decisions they've made lately. For example, going to my mom's birthday when we decided to not do that." She added, "the last time I saw them, they had some harsh words about my husband."
In a flashback, Libby's sister Becky Lichtwerch expresses her disappointment upon learning that the couple would not be attending a family birthday celebration because they cannot risk jeopardizing their green card renewal. "Good, hopefully, he gets sent back," she responds, smiling. To this, Libby expresses her displeasure saying, "Do you never want to see me again?"
Becky responded, "I feel like it's heading that way, anyway, to be honest with you." Back in her chat with Chuck, he tells Libby that he planned to "stay out of it," stating, "I figured over time (sic) you guys would fix that, but this has gone too far."
"The last thing I want to see as a dad is you and your sisters and your mom on the outs when the baby comes," he added, which Libby agreed. Chuck informs Libby that the Lord didn't save his life to see the "family fractured like this," referring to his past cancer fight. The father of three then discussed his intention to return to Tampa and persuade all the family members to agree to go to treatment together. "I want this fixed," he said, wondering whether she and Andrei, who had a son, Winston, in early October, would be prepared to help. Libby said she's prepared to give it a shot at least once, but "if there's a lot of fighting going on, and it's negative, then I probably wouldn't continue."
Libby admits in her confessional that "there was definitely a time" her "family was close," recalling a time when she and her sisters were all pregnant at the same time. "We kind of leaned on each other more and I really miss that. When this baby arrives, I want things to be on good terms because having your family right there with you is even better to enjoy this new baby's presence. I think this therapy session would be worth a shot."
Watch '90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?' on TLC on Sundays at 8 pm to see how the rest of the family reacts.