90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days stars Tom Brooks and Jesse Meester appear to have graduated from acquaintances to friends, as the two former Darcey Silva ex-boyfriends were spotted having coffee together at a restaurant in New York City on Monday.
About a week after Tom insisted Jesse “is a good guy” on Instagram and Jesse revealed that Tom had apologized to him for their feud over Darcey, the two European men apparently planned a meet-up on American soil for themselves.
A fan named Jen posted a photo of Tom and Jesse having coffee together at Bluebird London in New York City on Monday. Jen was apparently sitting at a nearby table and took a picture of the two 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days stars, who were all smiles.
“Look what Im watching go down…….What the F*#$ is going on???? I thought these 2 were ENEMIES!!!! What in the [world] is going on????” Jen captioned the image on her Instagram account.
Jen admitted she was eavesdropping on Jesse and Tom’s conversation, saying the men were probably talking about anything but Darcey.
Jesse then re-posted the picture and wrote in his Instagram Stories, “It was only a matter of time. #realrecognizereal.”
Tom later re-posted the picture from Jesse’s page as well and wrote, “@jessemeester #repost #cantgoanywhere.”
Jen finally shared Tom’s post from Instagram Stories on her own page and added, a “No you can’t!” reply. The fan concluded her comment with a crying-laughing emoticon.
Jesse, a Dutchman, starred on Seasons 1 and 2 of 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days with Darcey, an American, and the couple was shown having a tumultuous relationship in which they seemed to argue more than they got along.
Once Darcey’s toxic, on and off-again romance with Jesse finally ended, she moved on with Tom, whom she had met on a dating app. Darcey was shown traveling to meet the Brit in person in England on Season 3 of 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days.
By the time the Tell-All for Season 3 rolled around, Tom and Darcey were trying to figure out their relationship while Jesse made an unexpected appearance at the taping in what some fans viewed as an attempt to stir the pot and make Darcey uncomfortable.
Tom had Darcey’s back the entire time and accused Jesse of having wronged her. However, Tom and Darcey have since split, and now Tom has apparently had a change of heart about Jesse and thinks he’s a nice guy.
Jesse wrote a long message about Tom and Darcey on his Instagram Stories last week, which 90 Day Fiance Instagrammer John Yates re-posted on November 21.
Jesse’s message read the following: “Tom did reach out to me and I accepted his apology. We had a good yet shocking conversation and found out we were both manipulated and played at the same time.”
“Not surprising, but not less painful when you are trying to help and love someone when it’s really all a lie. She told him how bad I was and she told me how bad he was. Result: I thought he was a bad guy and he thought I was. Calls and messages right after me or him in AM. Right after each other. It was a pattern. Almost professional.”
Jesse continued, “We both had our lesson and I explained why I never ‘warned’ him and kept my mouth shut. It’s because I had to leave no room for her to point fingers, except herself. Although, while watching and hearing him, I truly felt bad for him. Nobody deserves this. The truth played out itself. Tom and I were both lied to. He had his lesson, as I had mine.”
Jesse went on to tell his fans to “be mindful of red flags” when exploring relationships.
“We both helped and tried. And it only backfired. Now we are helping each other and have coffee. Good guy,” Jesse wrote of Tom. “God, truth and real love always prevails.”
During the Tell-All special for Season 3 of 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days, Jesse claimed he had completely moved on from Darcey but she was “stalking” him “ever since” they split.
Jesse insisted he’d never get back together with Darcey and he just wanted her to move on from him.
Meanwhile, Tom thanked some of Darcey’s co-stars for standing up for her and putting Jesse in his place — saying Jesse didn’t belong at the Tell-All. Tom alleged Darcey had lost her voice in her relationship with Jesse. (Darcey had always accused Jesse of being controlling and condescending).
Tom, however, wouldn’t call Darcey his girlfriend at the time, and he said things were “complicated” between them. Darcey, on the other hand, believed Tom was still her boyfriend.
Tom had previously alleged Darcey didn’t respect him because she’d send “1500 text messages” when he’s in a business meeting or call him randomly at 4AM. Tom wasn’t sure he could give Darcey the love and time she needed from a significant other after her trip to England.
Tom, however, planned to spend a full day with Darcey in New York City after filming the Tell-All and play things by ear, but their romance clearly fizzled out after that.
Darcey confirmed late last month she’s “single” and “ready to mingle.” She added that she’s “done with the past” and “excited for what the future holds.”