90 Day Fiance: The Other Way star Deavan Clegg says she is “100%” certain Laura Jallali’s claim that she was pregnant with Aladin Jallali’s baby but suffered a ectopic pregnancy is a lie and she has proof that shows it.
“I personally saw text messages between this person and another person saying that they were going to purposely lie about a pregnancy,” Deavan said in an Instagram Live session she did with her followers on Friday, explaining that she wasn’t going to mention the “other cast member” by name but “you guys can probably figure out who it is.”
“And I have the screenshots, but the only reason I do not post them is because I am respecting the other person’s privacy. Because that is their business. And I feel guilty for having to share that, because that is their business — that is something they shared with me privately. So I feel bad even mentioning it.”
According to Deavan, a 22-year-old from Salt Lake City, UT, Laura allegedly made up her pregnancy claim to “take the heat off” another 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way cast member she also did not name (but 90 Day Fiance fans can probably also guess).
“I knew why they did it, and they said why they did it. It was to kind of take heat off another person that’s helping them,” Deavan said in the Live session.
“They wanted to lie to kind of get the heat off another person is what they claimed, and I saw these messages.”
Laura, a 51-year-old retired mom, had announced her alleged pregnancy in an Instagram posting in September, proclaiming she and Aladin “a muffin in the oven.”
Many 90 Day Fiance fans, however, had remained skeptical of the alleged pregnancy given Laura’s prior televised admission that it would very difficult for her to have another child at her age.
But after initially continuing to publicly insist she was pregnant, Laura — who has been visiting 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way co-star Evelin Villegas in Ecuador the last few weeks — suddenly took to social media and said she was no longer pregnant because she had suffered an ectopic pregnancy.
An ectopic pregnancy is a situation in which the fetus develops outside the uterus, typically in a fallopian tube.
Laura’s new announcement further upset her social-media followers, and also resulted in Deavan — who unbeknownst publicly at the time, was struggling with her own difficult new pregnancy that sadly resulted in a miscarriage — publicly accusing Laura of lying about her pregnancy.
“I wasn’t going to speak out on this. But knowing what I do I need to speak up. It is never okay to lie about being pregnant,” Deavan wrote in an Instagram Stories posting on September 23, although she similarly did not identify Laura by name.
“I know the truth and I will leave it at that. I’m very saddened and disappointed to see all this.”
During her Instagram Live session with her followers on Friday, Deavan explained why had initially spoken out with her September 23 posting.
“When the lie got out of hand, that’s when I said my opinion on it. Just because I was dealing with such a difficult time, and it was very heartbreaking, and I knew about the lie,” she said.
“It was a very difficult time, so I did lash out and get angry and post a status about it. I did not name-call. And I know I’m probably going to get in trouble for this Live, but I just want to kind of address it.”
However, Laura has continued to insist she had actually been pregnant in numerous social-media messages she has made since Deavan’s September 23 posting.
And now, according to Deavan, Laura has also allegedly begun attempting to smear Deavan’s parenting of her two young children — prompting her to speak out and defend herself.
“I’m not going to say their name, because I actually want to respect people’s privacy, but it’s about another cast member who is going around all of the pages and talking sh-t about me and talking sh-t about my parenting,” Deavan alleged in her Instagram Live session.
“This said cast member has been a bully to me, they have been very rude to me,” she said.
“And it’s very upsetting because this certain person, I took them out — I treated them, I had a good time with them. I took them out for drinks, to have a good time, to try and be friends with them, that kind of thing. And we got along great.”
Deavan — who appeared exhausted and talked about several other topics during the rambling 15-minute Live session — also attempted to reiterate and summarize her allegations against Laura more coherently at the end of her Live session.
“This cast member is going around saying I’m a terrible person blah, blah, blah… I was very nice to this said cast member [and] the reason I got angry and called them out is because I was experiencing a miscarriage myself. And it’s not something to joke about, it’s not something to lie about. And I know 100% that it was a lie because I have seen the messages,” she said.
“And I would never, ever post them publicly because I am respecting that person’s privacy who did show me them. Because I like that person who showed me them, and I would never do that to that person, because I am very trustworthy in that aspect. I am friends with a lot of cast members, and I respect their privacy. But if you’re going to name-call me and be rude — especially when I am going through the most difficult time in my life…”
“I am only 22 years old. I am 22 years old, I have two children, I moved across the world by myself — well, with my kids — and that is very difficult. That is very hard,” she added.
“I am going through a really hard time with everything. Losing the baby was hard, and I actually went through this, so that’s why I was so sensitive about the subject and that is why I spoke out on the subject.”
According to Deavan, she is also struggling with health issues.
“I was very, very sick my last pregnancy, and I am still recovering from my last pregnancy because I got post clampsia. So my blood pressure is still very high. I’m still retaining water, I’m still very sick,” she said.
Deavan and her husband Jihoon Lee — who welcomed a son, Taeyang Lee, into the world in April — announced their miscarriage on Wednesday. The baby would have been Deavan’s second child with Jihoon, a 29-year-old from Seoul, South Korea.
“A lot of people have been asking if I am pregnant. I haven’t address this head on yet. I want to first start off by saying, thank you so much for your support and love,” Deavan wrote in an Instagram posting.
“With heavy hearts we have to announce sad news. Last Monday we did end up losing our baby. We are heart broken and focusing on healing. I want to apologize for not telling anyone sooner. But we needed this time to heal as a family.”
Deavan continued in the post, “A lot of people go through this, and we feel for so many people and wish everyone who has suffered through this same situation happiness and healing. We are healing and doing better, and want to thank everyone for your support during this very difficult time.”
90 Day Fiance: The Other Way’s season finale aired this past Monday and featured Deavan and Jihoon participating in a traditional Korean wedding ceremony.
Part 1 of 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way’s two-part Tell-All reunion show will air Monday, October 14 at 9PM ET/PT on TLC.