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New 90 Day Fiance star Yolanda’s ‘love of her life’ was a career criminal

Yolanda on 90 Day Fiance Before the 90 Days
Yolanda’s deceased ‘husband’ may not have actually been her husband. Pic credit: TLC

Season 4 of 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days has begun and already, the leaks are coming fast and furious. While everyone is trying to figure out who is Yolanda’s catfish, some information about the “love of her life” Dwayne has been found and it’s pretty clear that she has a thing for bad boys.

Yolanda also seems pretty comfortable with a long-distance relationship, considering how many times Dwayne went to prison and how long he was there.

Yolanda talks about Dwayne’s trouble with the law

On 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days, Yolanda spoke about Dwayne, the “love of her life” who passed away not long ago. She and Dwayne had a whole houseful of kids and she said they were together for 30 years.

Now that he’s passed away, Yolanda is looking for new love and her kids think that she’s still grieving so badly that she may have lost her mind.

On the TLC show, Yolanda explained, “He had issues, you know…with the law.”

When speaking about Dwayne’s death, she said, “About 6 years ago, Dwayne – he was locked up. It was a shock to us. It was the last time I saw him because he never wanted us to visit him in prison. So we just, you know…honored his wishes. I felt alone but I stayed obligated to Dwayne.”

But it turns out that Dwayne’s legal trouble was pretty significant

Some may have assumed based on Yolanda’s green screen interviews, that Dwayne was caught in the system and that his brushes with the law were minor but it turns out that he may have been a criminal mastermind. Or at least an aspiring one because apparently, he got caught — a lot!

Instagram blogger @crazyeyeskm2 has been doing a lot of digging and she struck gold when looking into Yolanda’s past and putting together the pieces of her family history. She revealed that the love of Yolanda’s life was a jewel thief by the name of Dwayne A. Ballard and that he had a long history of arrests prior to his death.

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👈🏽👈🏽 SCROLL TLC’s 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days cast member Bessie “Yolanda” Leak’s first segment she said, “Dewayne was the love of her life” & that they had been together 30 years. She pulled out the sympathy card about him having kidney disease & passing away. In her third segment she said, “He had issues, you know…with the law.” & was incarcerated. She also said, “About 6 years ago, Dwayne…he was locked up. It was a shock to us. It was the last time I saw him because he never wanted us to visit him in prison. So we just, you know…honored his wishes. I felt alone but I stayed obligated to Dwayne.” I realized she never calls him her husband, only by “Dwayne” or says, “their father”. Immediately my spidey senses went off & I started thinking there was more to her story. I started researching Yolanda & it turns out that “Dwayne” is Dwayne Albert Ballard from Maryland. He has/had a lengthy criminal record starting as far back as the 1980’s. He has been a jewel thief since at least 1991. He has a slew of other arrest as well. These are Dwayne’s arrest from 1991 & 2007, even though I included more than one article on the same arrest each one has new details. I will be posting more on Dwayne as I get it sorted out. I just took over 100 SS of more arrest! No way in Hell that Yolanda didn’t know what he was doing. He was never home. Something is fishy here. Note that one 2007 article says, they are “sometimes aided by a woman” on their crime sprees. I wonder who the woman was. Disclaimer: The contents of this account are 100% the views of @CrazyEyesKM / @CrazyEyesKM2. Attempts to make account owner feel guilty about what I post or comment are highly discouraged and pointless. I said what I said. Don’t like it, keep scrolling, unfollow me, block me or whatever your little heart desires. I’m not collecting likes or followers. This isn’t the airport & I don’t need a departure announcement. @dietnot2017 @nicesa__abu @marvins_wm #TLC #90DayFiance #90DF #90DayFianceBeforeThe90Days #B4T90D #90DayFianceHappilyEverAfter #HEA #90DayFiancePillowTalk #PillowTalk #90DayFianceWhatNow #90DayFianceTheOtherWay #TOW #TheOtherWay

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According to this report, Dwayne A. Ballard has a criminal history that reaches all the way back to the 1980s. But the real shocker here is the claim that, between 2005 and 2013, which would have been right before he was last incarcerated.

In 2007, Ballard was arrested alongside accomplice Quinton Antoine Garrus and they were accused of robbing jewelry stores in at least eight states and taking over $1 million in jewelry.

The two were accused of working together in this scheme where one person would distract a jewelry store employee while the other removed items from behind the counter. It was also reported that sometimes a woman would help the men with their scheme. It is not clear at this time who that woman was.

It’s not clear if Yolanda was involved in any of Dwayne’s criminal activity over the years but considering the nature of his “work,” it seems like she would have. After all, Dwayne and his partner were on the road quite a bit, hitting jewelry stores in several states.

In one report, it was said that the reason they got away with these thefts for so long is that they were always on the move. When they were arrested in 2007, it was due to a tip about the car they were driving. Police were able to spot it at a Red Roof Inn and surveilled the area for a very short time before Dwayne and his accomplice were spotted getting ready to leave town again.

The investigation into Yolanda’s life has just begun. We can only imagine that more details about Dwayne Ballard will be shared as things are uncovered.

90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days airs Sundays at 8/7c on TLC.

Shaunee Flowers is an editor and a writer for Monsters & Critics. She primarily writes about reality TV and has watched it since the very... read more
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