Like so many other stars of the 90 Day Fiancé franchise, Big Ed lives with his mom, Norma. They have been living together for years, and he makes no apologizes for it. He's still searching for the love of his life, but it's clear that his mom is along for the ride. But Ed's not just living with his mom because he doesn't want to be out on his own. In fact, he has another reason for this arrangement that so many of us can relate to.
For a lot of people, living with a parent while dating isn't the best idea. But Big Ed is making it work. In fact, several things have changed in Norma's life, and he's glad to be with her. Their arrangement looks like it benefits them both.
Why does Big Ed live with his mom?
Some fans of 90 Day Fiancé have always had a problem with Ed and Norma living together. But he says he's been taking care of her, and that's the reason for their arrangement. An article by Screen Rant reports that 2020 brought some big changes into her life just like it did for so many others. She lost her home, and the man she was dating died. Then in October 2020, she was hit by a car and needed back surgery.
"I have been pretty selfish the last probably 20 years living on my own," Ed said in an interview with Screen Rant. "I knew this day would come and I would be the one. The minute I found out she was losing her house, I found a kind of cute two-bedroom bungalow and I fixed up the yard and put in a hot tub and fire pit."
Luckily, Ed goes on to say that he likes living with Norma who is now in her 80s. His other siblings live all across the country, so it made sense for him to be the one to look after her. "It feels really, really good," he said. "My mom is such a giving person. She raised six of us kids. Her and my dad made sure we had everything we needed not necessarily what we wanted."
Big Ed says Norma is an ideal roommate.
It has been some time since Big Ed has had a roommate, but he says the situation has worked out for both of them. They both take care of each other. "I couldn’t be happier to be able to be the son that I want to be for my mom at this stage in my life," he said to Screen Rant. He takes care of her needs, and she's been able to take up some hobbies like oil painting and sketching. Plus, their dog Teddy is home so there's always someone to spend time with.
For Ed, he no longer has to fold his clothes, and Norma helps cook. Now he has more free time of his own. But surely the best part of them living together is making sure that Norma has the things she needs, and she no longer has to worry about caring for herself or where she'll live. She always has a place with him.