Although Angela Deem thinks she’s the star of 90 day fiance, Happily ever after? is an ensemble show.
In fact, during Tell All Part 3, some of the drama that unfolded was pretty far from Angela. At least physically.
Michael, her husband, attended the special remotely. From Nigeria. And Usman too. They were practically next door when they were filming.
Angela despised Usman for years. And she lamented that she doesn’t “trust” her husband to spend time with her enemy.
To put all this in order, we should note that Angela Deem and Usman “Sojaboy” Umar aren’t always at odds.
During the tell all, and despite a heated fight that took place before Angela even sat down (she did start it though), Usman showed her some support.
She had expressed her heartbreak over Michael cheating on Ilesanmi via Instagram.
Michael didn’t respond well and tried to reassure Angela that “it’s okay”.
While Angela’s abusive behavior was a horror, the right thing to do is break up — not cheat. So no, it’s not okay.
Usman said so. He added that Michael should just say “sorry” and not try to downplay what he had done.
Obviously Angela doesn’t need anyone to stand up for her. If anything, their victims need advocates.
(Yes, we mean literal victim. For years, viewers have watched in horror as she verbally and emotionally abuses Michael. This season we saw her lay hands on him. Michael is a victim and he needs help.)
Of course she was yelling at Michael quite angrily, not only at Usman and Yara. But she’s not the only performer.
Kimberly Menzies detailed her split from Usman. She was the one who removed her engagement ring.
Despite their ugly breakup — and all the pain that came with it — the two are still friends. Kimberly is even open to a friends-with-benefits arrangement.
This is important because Kimberly and Usman discussed it at length. Usman, of course, attended remotely.
Towards the end of Part 3 of the Season 7 Tell All special, Shaun Robinson asked Michael if he could still hear her.
The storm he was in had become audible to the cast and (thanks to editorial picks) viewers.
And people noticed they could hear the storm from Usman’s screen too. Nigeria is not a small country. Were they both under the same storm?
It was then that Angela voiced her suspicions – that Michael and Usman were at the same hotel.
(Most distant Tell-All participants record in some kind of studio, including a hotel room, rather than at home. Confessional booths work similarly.)
Angela immediately asserted that the two should not “hang out” under any circumstances.
Angela added that she has every right to control her husband in this way. She told Usman that this is because “I fuck him, not you.”
The conflict erupted when Usman yelled at Angela.
She then went a step further, insisting that Michael “would whip your ass if he wanted to stay married.” Charming.
The Tell All went on hiatus…but the cameras kept rolling. Angela then called Michael and asked him to pick up his microphone.
Michael protested that he and Usman were in different, albeit close, buildings. Angela was still expressing her anger.
She urged her husband to stop making “excuses.” Apparently even interacting with his castmate goes against her idea of how much control she should have over him.
Michael decided to try to make peace with his wife’s enemy.
“I just want peace between us today and I just need to work things out with Usman,” he explained.
So he went over to the room where Usman was filming. We won’t see this interaction until the fourth and final episode of Season 7, “Tell All,” airs Sunday.