Lidia Morel: 5 Things About Pedro Jimeno’s Mom Who Stars In ’90 Day Fiance: Love In Paradise’

Lidia Morel is ready for her close-up on the '90 Day Fiancé' spinoff. Learn more about the 'meddling' mama who is looking for her own chance at romance, here!

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  • Pedro Jimeno is a breakout star from ’90 Day Fiancé’
  • His mother, Lidia, found fame with her outrageous appearances on Pedro’s shows
  • Lidia is looking for her own romance on ’90 Day Fiancé: Love in Paradise’

Many folks know Pedro Jimeno from his star-making turn on season 4 of 90 Day Fiance, which led to a spin-off called The Family Chantel with his now ex wife Chantel Everett (more on that below). Pedro has gone on to become a very successful real estate agent with some big name clients, as detailed on his Instagram. Pedro’s sister, Nicole Jimeno, made a few appearances on the latter series and found her own fame as well. However, the real star of the family is finally getting her own chance to shine: their mother Lidia Morel!

Pedro Jimeno and his mother Lidia Morel. (Courtesy of TLC)

Throughout Pedro’s time on the TLC network, Lidia popped up to add a dash of drama with her brash attitude. She would often get accused of trying to sabotage her adult children’s relationships in the process. Despite making it difficult for Pedro and Nicole to maintain a love life, the TLC fan-favorite decided to take her own chance at romance on the new spin-off 90 Day Fiance: Love In Paradise.

In a sneak peek at TLC’s premiere episode, Lidia introduces herself like a bona fide reality star. “People say that I have a strong personality, that I’m an evil woman and a meddler in my kids’ life,” Lidia began in her confessional. “But I think they don’t understand me.” Let’s try to understand Lidia a bit more, below.

Where Is Lidia From?

In 90 Day Fiancé: Love Is Paradise, Lidia reveals she is a 56-year-old lawyer who was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. She also shares a little bit about herself on Instagram, where she enjoys sharing selfies and her love for Barbie! Check it out here!

Lidia Is Estranged From Pedro & Nicole’s Father

Pedro and Nicole’s father has been absent from the 90 Day Fiancé franchise and now we know why. “The truth is I have been strong because my life has been difficult,” Lidia confessed on 90 Day Fiancé: Love In Paradise. “I was with Pedro and Nicole’s father for 15 years but I wasn’t the only woman in his life. I decided to end things with him and I had to take care of two kids by myself, I never saw him again.”

What Happened Between Lidia & Her Daughter-In-Law Chantel?

Pedro and his wife Chantel appeared on season 4 of the popular TLC series 90 Day Fiancé. The pair met while she was on vacation in his native Dominican Republic. Their relationship was rocky right off the bat, with both Lidia and Chantel’s parents highly disapproving of the match. It was train wreck after train wreck whenever any of in-laws were in the picture.

As mentioned, Lidia and Chantel were pretty much at odds during the series. However, Chantel once made a surprise trip to the Dominican Republic to visit her mother-in-law to try to repair her marriage after Pedro asked to be separated. LIdia and Chantel bonded for a moment, with Chantel gifting Lidia Gucci earrings, but despite all Chantel’s efforts to save the marriage, the couple filed for divorce on May 27, 2022. 

Why Is Lidia Looking For Love Now?

While Lidia was navigating her children’s love life, she wasn’t looking to find one of her own. In the teaser, she admits that her last relationship was 12 years ago and she’s ready for a new adventure.

Lidia Hopes Her New Boyfriend Is ‘Worthy’

Lidia and Scott, a body builder and respiratory therapist, were dating online for a year before he flew to the Dominican Republic to meet her in person, which is where the show picks up their journey. “But with neither of them speaking the same language and Scott’s old Colombian flame trying to rekindle something, the couple has a lot to figure out during their vacation,” read TLC’s website.

It’s been a while since Lidia has dated, so it appears she doesn’t want to waste any time if it’s not a love match in the bedroom. “I hope Scott is worthy because I didn’t wait 12 years of my life for a tiny thing,” she coyly explained in the teaser trailer.

Fingers crossed, Lidia.