Alliya Tells Douglas “Goodbye” on ‘90 Day Fiancé: Love in Paradise’ (EXCLUSIVE CLIP)

Shawn fully supports Alliya taking another step in her transition in the '90 Day Fiancé: Love in Paradise' exclusive clip.

Elizabeth Randolph - Author

May 17 2024, Published 12:41 p.m. ET

(l-r): Alliya and Shawn
Source: TLC

Season 4 of TLC's 90 Day Fiancé: Love in Paradise follows several couples trying to make their relationship work while navigating one another’s cultural differences, from language barriers to food preferences. One of the couples, Shawn Finch and Alliya Batista, showed they have more to learn about one another since they first got together.

Shawn and Alliya shared that they met on a dating app during the season. At the time, Alliya, a Brazillian beachwear designer, identified as a man named Douglas.

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However, through her relationship with Shawn, she embraced her femininity and transitioned to Alliya while they were together.

The season has shown Shawn, a celebrity hairstylist based in New York, N.Y., adjusting to his partner’s transition. In an exclusive clip from a May 20 episode obtained by Distractify, he’s right by her side as Alliya takes one final step in stepping into her identity by officially closing Douglas’s chapter.

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Alliya says goodbye to Douglas on ‘90 Day Fiancé: Love in Paradise.’

In a preview of Season 4, Episode 4, of 90 Day Fiancé: Love in Paradise, Alliya is ready to move forward as the woman she was always destined to be. The clip shows her on a beach with Shawn and her loved ones. At the beginning of the clip, Alliya asks her friend to translate a goodbye letter she wrote to Douglas, stating it would be “easier” for her to say her words in her native tongue.

“There is so much that I want to say tonight,” she explains in a confessional. “And for me, it’s easier to express my feelings in Portuguese.”

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Alliya proceeds to read her goodbye to Douglas, starting the letter by sharing she wants to free herself from “all of the stigma that has been imposed on me.” She also said her self-love and self-acceptance journey helped motivate her to share her truth with everyone around her.

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“Alliya is the personification of all of the shine Douglas had to show,” Alliya’s letter continued. “Today, I say goodbye to all the negativity that his name carried. Goodbye, Douglas.”

Alliya began crying as she continued reading the end of the letter. At one point, her loved ones also shed a few tears as they said goodbye to Douglas. Fortunately, Alliya’s tears were a mix of emotions, as she was happy to have the space to be herself. However, in her letter, she admits Douglas was her “foundation” and will forever be a part of her journey.

“You were my foundation, but now it’s time for me to fly,” Alliya read before crying in the final scene.

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Shawn has struggled with Alliya’s transition on ‘90 Day Fiance: Love in Paradise.’

Alliya’s transition has tested her relationship with Shawn. Shawn, a gay man, was initially attracted to Alliya as Douglas and said in a previous episode that his partner is “way different” than she was before. In the same episode, Alliya wondered if their relationship could handle her choice to never identify as Douglas again.

Based on the exclusive clip, Shawn fully supports Alliya, though the couple is still adjusting to their new reality. While Shawn didn’t say anything in the clip, he remained by Alliya’s side as she freed herself from Douglas. And, in most cases, that’s all the support you need.

Catch new episodes of 90 Day Fiancé: Love in Paradise on Mondays at 8 p.m. EST on TLC.

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