At the beginning of the latest season of 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days, Big Ed was an easy fan favorite. He was gregarious and had a good attitude. He had a daughter he seemed to love dearly, and his personality simply seemed like a lot of fun.
On the latest episode of 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days, titled Our Lips Are Sealed, things may have changed for Ed. In the episode, Ed asked his love interest to take an STD test but seemed unwilling to take one himself.
Big Ed revealed that he has some trust issues. Several times in the series, Ed has spoken about distrust he has for Rosemarie, especially when it comes to the exes she may have met or befriended on social media.
All of this is quite ironic, considering Ed’s previous marriage ended because he had been unfaithful to his wife. This leaves a lot of viewers wondering if Big Ed is projecting his own feelings onto his new partner, who has not been revealed to be dishonest or unfaithful on the show.
Some viewers have also speculated that Big Ed might have some insecurities in general. He seems to be pretty invested in knowing exactly who Rosemarie talks to online.
On Sunday night’s episode, Big Ed brought up his desire for Rosemarie to take an STD test before they took their relationship to the next level.
Many viewers believe that Big Ed’s request was reasonable, at least in the beginning. Many people have similar requests when they begin dating somebody new. Things changed when he denied he would take the test with his girlfriend.
Ed seemed to imply that he could only let go of the past if Rose agreed to take the STD test. He seemingly believed that Rose was hiding something from him about her history, though viewers online discussed that Rose may have had something traumatic happen to her that she did not want to share with Ed just yet.
In response to Ed’s request, Rose said, “I’m disappointed. I feel hurt.” When Rose told Ed she would take the test if he also did, he continued to harp on his feelings that Rose was dishonest about something.
People who had been fans of Big Ed’s were largely disappointed in his behavior on the episode. Some people began to discuss the fact that Ed seemed to be much more controlling with Rose than he had previously appeared.
Other viewers of the show brought up the fact that Ed has been extremely dishonest with Rose from the beginning. In fact, he had already lied to her about his height and failed to tell her that he did not want to have more children.