Ben Rathbun and Mahogany Roca are one of the more intriguing pairs on 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days. Unlike other couples in the TLC reality show, the two supposedly haven't met face-to-face.
Apparently, they also don't video chat with each other. These and other red flags have led fans to wonder if Ben and Mahogany are still together. Some, including his friends and family, are even questioning if she is actually a real person.
90 Day Fiance: Ben and Mahogany Haven't Met in Real Life Yet?
Ben Rathbun, 52, and Mahogany Roca, 24, have been dating online for around three months but have yet to meet in real life. Some 90 Day Fiance fans believe that the Peru native is catfishing Ben since she refuses to meet or video chat with him.
Plus, Mahogany's photos on her social media accounts are heavily edited, leading some to think that she's fake. On top of all these, the "student of International Law and human rights" asked Ben for a $1,000 loan. As expected, the former pastor's family and fans are crying foul, believing that he is a victim of catfishing.
90 Day Fiance: Mahogany Stood Ben Up
Ben Rathbun wanted to take the next step in their relationship. The 90 Day Fiance newbie decided to fly to Peru to finally meet Mahogany Roca. However, she told the Michigan native that her father was against the idea of them meeting in person.
Despite that, Ben still booked a flight. Right before he was to leave, Ben got a text message from Mahogany telling him not to go to Peru. Heartbroken, Ben still got on a plane to Lima. After exiting the Lima airport, Ben waited and looked around for Mahogany for over 20 minutes. He also tried texting her, but she never responded.
Ben, upon realizing that she wasn't coming, broke down in tears. "I just thought that she was gonna come, and I guess not. It sucks," the 90 Day Fiance celeb said, disheartened.
That wasn't the end of Ben Rathbun's suffering. A day later, he went to Mahogany Roca's hometown dressed in his "first date" shirt and carrying all his luggage. Once he got to San Bartolo, Ben waited for about an hour at the restaurant where they were supposed to meet. Again, Mahogany stood him up.
90 Day Fiance: Fan Unearths Evidence Regarding Ben and Mahogany's Status
With everything that has happened so far, no one can blame 90 Day Fiance viewers if they believe that Ben Rathbun and Mahogany Roca are no longer an item. However, a Reddit user discovered a photo of Ben Rathbun sipping coffee in Peru.
Many noted that the picture appears to be taken from the same location featured in Mahogany's promo shot for the show. This led to speculations that the couple had actually met or Ben was merely trolling his followers.
As such, there's still no concrete evidence that Ben Rathbun and Mahogany Roca are still together. Who knows? Maybe they'll be back on future 90 Day Fiance seasons to give fans some much-needed answers.