Candice Isn't Happy About the Gifts Andrew Buys Her on 'Love During Lockup' (EXCLUSIVE CLIP)

"It wasn't my intention to be financially supported by Andrew," says Candice after he showers her with presents.

Jennifer Tisdale - Author

May 17 2024, Published 1:25 p.m. ET

There isn't a shortage of articles about why women fall in love with prisoners. Charles Manson famously had several girlfriends, and even literal ladykiller Ted Bundy was on the receiving end of his fair share of love letters. According to Psychology Today, who spoke with Melissa Fazzina, creator of Canadian Inmates Connect, most women are looking for a deeper connection that they get through letters and phone calls. They also don't have to commit themselves fully to the norms of a relationship.

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As far as men falling for female prisoners goes, I have a cynical theory. I'm sure some men are lonely because we are in the midst of a loneliness epidemic. However, I suspect the idea of more or less having full control over the relationship is very appealing for some men, especially if they're the jealous type. Could this be the case for Andrew and Candice on Love During Lockup? In this exclusive clip obtained by Distractify, Andrew gives Candice some expensive gifts but it doesn't go very well.

Candice and Andrew from 'Love During Lockup'
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Candice is very overwhelmed by Andrew's pricey gifts.

"It wasn't my intention to be financially supported by Andrew," says Candice during a confessional. "Once we started talking in prison, he started sending me money without me even asking." Touched by this gesture, Candice said she planned to use the money to buy herself sheets and a pillow as she was without either. This prompted Andrew to ask Candice what else she needed and suddenly they were off to the fully funded races.

This clearly established a pattern in their relationship which makes sense because Andrew lived thousands of miles away from Candice's prison in Nevada. Providing her with money which in turn could be used to make her prison time more comfortable was one of the few ways he could express his love. Now that Candice is free, Andrew is keeping up with his old patterns but it seems as if Candice isn't as agreeable in the real world.

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As she's perched on top of a black truck, which I assume is the same vehicle he bought for her, Andrew hands Candice a Louis Vuitton purse that probably cost him around $2,000. She then pulls out a wallet and a new cell phone. On Candice's left hand is a pretty large engagement ring. By all accounts, Andrew is really dipping into his $180,000 401K to make her 401Day.

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Unfortunately Candice more overwhelmed than overjoyed by the lavish gifts. She thanks Andrew but he can tell something is wrong. "Are you OK," he asks. "This is a lot," responds Candice. To his credit, Andrew does say that if it's too much he has no problem taking a step back. "You don't have to step back," she says. "I need a minute to adjust."

You really feel for Andrew who has given up a lot to make this relationship work. On the one hand, setting up Candice's post-prison life is very sweet. On the other hand, he has created a scenario where she almost entirely depends on him for survival. That's never a good situation to be in, especially if you're a woman. Will things work out? I will definitely be tuning in.

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