A MUM who met her fiance on a karaoke app while pregnant with another man’s baby has travelled 4,000 miles to finally meet him.
Rachel, 33, from Albuquerque, New Mexico, was expecting her second child Lucy when she began chatting to Jon, 36 from Weston Super Mare.
Despite the distance, the pair formed an instant connection and after spending the first year and a half of their relationship online, Rachel travelled across the world to meet her man.
Speaking on TLC’s 90 Day Fiance, Rachel says: “Jon is sweet, he’s funny and just so romantic.
“I’ve been looking forward to this moment for a year and a half. It’s almost magical.
“I’m bringing more than just my suitcases, I’m bringing my eight-month-old baby, her name is Lucy.
“I believe that Jon and I are destined to be together, I think that he’d be a great dad. I am hoping for a proposal
“Some people think that it’s crazy that I’m travelling over 4000 miles with a baby to meet somebody for the very first time.
“But Lucy and I are a package deal, I need to know that he can handle fatherhood.”
Before travelling to the UK, Rachel had never left the states and admits to “not being much of a traveller.”
“I think the moment that I get to see Jon, smell him, touch him, kiss him, it will be surreal”, Rachel says as she touches down in the UK.
“That’s something I literally dream about.”
Meanwhile, the nerves are getting to Jon, who is struggling to keep down his breakfast as he prepares to meet Rachel for the first time.
“I’m worried,” he says, “But this is it, if this isn’t love I don’t know what is.”
But Rachel’s visit is only temporary, as the mum has to return to the US to take care of her older daughter.
After getting married the couple are hoping that Jon will be granted a spousal visa so that he can relocate to Albuquerque to live with Rachel and her two children as her older daughter’s dad wants her to stay in the US.
However, the visa process is far from easy, with Jon looking at three years processing time due to his criminal record of an assault charge in his youth.
“We could be separated for three years, spend thousands upon thousands of dollars and this could still be denied”, Rachel says.
But Jon remains hopeful.
He says: “I don’t care, it’s just time and we’re going to be together.
“But a denial is always a possibility.”
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