From cheating scandals to “hall passes,” Kalani Faagata and Asuelu Pulaa gave their relationship one last chance on TLC’s latest franchise spinoff 90 Day: The Last Resort. The couple, who met and got pregnant while Kalani was on vacation in Asuelu’s native of Samoa, went through both major financial and familial issues over the years, but also infidelity.
Did '90 Day Fiance' Star Asuelu Cheat on Kalani?
During the August 14 debut, Kalani explained during a group session that the reason they were attending a couples’ therapy retreat was because she and Asuelu had a lot of issues revolving around cheating.
“We are trying to figure that out and I think the biggest thing for us, is figuring it out for our kids,” the California native recounted. Meanwhile, Asuelu, noticeably emotional, reported there were a lot of things he needed to work out within himself.
“I know what I did is really bad and I feel like the reason why we are here is because of me,” Asuelu told the counselors, emphasizing he focused on finding the “why” behind his actions. “I just need to get the answer of my own problems that I have.”
Kalani later disclosed to her friend and costar Angela Deem that she found out Asuelu cheated on her after he contracted thrush on his tongue after visiting his dad in Samoa. While Asuelu said it was only a kiss, the mom of two later found out he was offered oral sex and accepted.
In a video on her Instagram Stories on August 19, Kalani addressed a fan who asked if she would ever “expose” the person who gave a blowjob to Asuelu. She said that she would “never” give their name to the public, but if the person chooses to do that on their own, it’s “their business.”
Kalani went on to reveal that Asuelu had been telling people he was single during his trip to Samoa, even though he wasn’t, so Kalani does “not blame anyone involved.”
“But to my yeasty girl, babe, please take that s–t to the f–king grave,” Kalani added. “Don’t ever expose yourself. Don’t tell anyone it was you. The internet is a very mean place. So, hope you’re solved, cured, everything is well. Be cautious of who you kiss in bars, my love, and blessings to ya.”
What Is Thrush?
Thrush is “a fungal (yeast) infection that can grow in your mouth, throat and other parts of your body,” according to the Cleveland Clinic. With oral thrush, those infected develop “white, raised, cottage cheese-like lesions (spots) on your tongue and cheeks” that can cause mouth pain and redness.
Did '90 Day Fiance' Star Kalani Use a Hall Pass to Cheat?
Despite Kalani wanting to immediately end their relationship, Asuelu offered his wife a “hall pass” to allow her to kiss someone outside of their relationship. While Asuelu didn’t think Kalani would take him up on his offer, Kalani revealed she did take the hall pass and the relationship escalated to oral sex and then actual sex.
Kalani opened up about the experience during the August 14 episode of 90 Day: The Last Resort. After noting she had to “figure out a lot of things,” the reality star admitted she didn’t “really know what to do with [her] marriage” and she wanted to “make it work.”
However, she did reveal that she developed feelings for the other man and they stayed in contact. “I never meant to stay in touch with this guy, but I'm also not the type of person that can sleep with someone and just forget about it," Kalani said in a confessional. "I'm torn because I really want to make my marriage work with Asuelu but I also can't seem to bring myself to forgive him."
While she said she was “hopeful” that she and Asuelu “can build from here and move on,” he escalated the issue by asking Kalani who was better in bed.
“Your selfishness and how self-centered you are in your everyday life about like, ‘Let me do this and let me do that and leave my wife to do everything,’ you do that also sexually,” Kalani responded. “So everything revolves around you.”
During the August 21 episode, Asuelu revealed how much it hurt him that Kalani was still texting the other man. While she argued that Asuelu opened the door for this to happen, Kalani offered to block the man’s number while she and Asuelu were at the resort.
The couple continued to discuss Asuelu’s cheating during the October 1 episode. While attending a therapy session, Kalani explained that he was unfaithful when she was pregnant and they were working on getting his visa to live in the United States.
“I just felt like I needed to suck it up and just hide it,” she admitted. “I wanted him to get along with my dad and with my family members, so I just kept it hidden basically to protect him.”
Kalani added that he cheated with “girl after girl” and she was “crushed.”
“Once he got to America it didn’t really happen. And then, within like a year ago, he started online cheating,”she continued. “He didn’t physically cheat on me, but he’d reach out to other girls online. Then he would buy their naked pictures online.”
After stating that Asuelu cheated on her nearly a dozen times, she began to cry. “And hearing myself say that, I’m just disgusted with myself,” Kalani said.
Who Did Kalani Cheat on Asuelu With?
Kalani didn't immediately reveal the name of the man she cheated on Asuelu with on 90 Day: The Last Resort. However, fans began to notice a mysterious tattooed hand appearing on her Instagram Stories starting in December 2022. Then, in July 2023, the man was identified as Dallas Nuez, who reportedly works for a private security company in California. At the time, he and Kalani were getting serious and ready to “move in together,” according to The Sun.
After Kalani and Asuelu finally called it quits on their marriage in the last episode of 90 Day: The Last Resort in October, Kalani went Instagram official with Dallas.
"I waited a year for this," she wrote alongside a photo of Dallas emerging from the water, accompanying the picture with sweet emojis.