When Mike Youngquist first introduced his Ukrainian lover Natalie Mordovtseva on 90 Day Fiancé season 7, viewers could tell they were opposites who were attracted to one another. Natalie came from a very religious background, while Mike believed in aliens. Natalie was elegant, and Mike was a “big ogre.” More importantly, Natalie was a vegetarian whereas Mike loved himself a steak, but 90 Day Fiancé star Natalie (who’s now returned for season 8 with Mike) recently shocked her fans by cooking sushi made with fish.
Since their return to the TLC show, there isn’t a lot of love being openly shared by Natalie and Mike. Although it was Natalie who had first admitted that she didn’t love Mike (as she threw away her engagement ring in season 7), him saying he has no feelings for her has strained their relationship. However, the cracks started developing earlier on, when Natalie complained about Mike’s “trailer” of a house in Sequim being constantly cold. Now, food blogger Natalie is confusing fans by breaking her vegetarian diet, which she had asked Mike to try.
Fans first flagged 90 Day Fiancé celeb Natalie’s cooking tutorials for having a different kitchen than the one at Mike’s home, which they usually see onscreen. (SPOILER ALERT) With spoilers of Mike and Natalie being married in 2020, the different kitchen made TLC viewers wonder if they had split. After two back-to-back videos of Natalie cooking with fish, when she’s a self-proclaimed vegetarian, fans are asking questions. They’ve been leaving comments on her Instagram, such as, “aren’t fish animals too?” “I thought you were a vegetarian,” and “I didn’t know you ate fish I thought you were vegetarian.”
As per a Reddit thread on a 90 Day Fiancé fan group, Natalie eating seafood and saying she’s vegetarian “is definitely a cultural thing.” The poster says that they’re from the Balkan region that shares the “same culture” as Natalie’s Ukrainian one and that their family associates “vegetarianism with eating seafood.” The TLC viewer admits that the right term for this dietary preference is “pescatarian” but their family overseas still refers to them “as a vegetarian.” The 90 Day Fiancé fan also notes that “there is no word” that they know of in their language that covers pescatarian.
Whatever the case may be, while 90 Day Fiancé cast member Natalie may be exploring a new career apart from being a reality TV star, chances of her stint as a chef succeeding appear slim. If nothing else, the video does prove that Natalie is in a happier place with her food habits, as she is eating more than carrots. Here’s hoping it’s her rumored 90 Day Fiancé star husband Mike who’s keeping Natalie well-fed, and helping to stock the kitchen.