Ed “Big Ed” Brown first made his debut in our collective consciousness in Season 4 of 90 Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days. Their awkward and often fleeting interactions made Brown an instant hit in our meme-obsessed culture. One of his failed pick-up lines became a viral TikTok sound, and fans of the show even went so far as to create harrowing compilations of Big Ed on YouTube, such as “Rosemarie is disgusted with Ed two minutes in a row.”
While that relationship eventually fell apart, TLC gave Brown another shot at love through her spin-off series, 90 Day Fiance: The Single Life. It was here that he met Liz Woods, whom he would describe as “beautiful, soft and caring”. In typical Brown fashion, however, the relationship was far from smooth. With Brown and Woods’ romance now taking place off-camera, it can be difficult to keep up with the drama. Is the couple still together?
The recurring couple is engaged
As the first season of 90 Day Fiance: The Single Life wrapped, fans saw Big Ed Brown and Liz Woods make plans to move in together. But during the all-encompassing reunion, the couple sat on opposite sides of the set. “I was moving way too fast,” Brown explained. “The relationship didn’t stand a chance.” Things only looked worse for the couple when a phone call leaked around the time her reveal aired, in which Brown hurled insults at Woods and she yelled, “Stop belittling me, I don’t deserve this.”
Despite the turmoil, Woods and Brown shocked viewers as they returned to The Single Life season 2 with hopes of reconciliation. People got an exclusive look at the fateful episode in which the couple got back together and proposed to Brown. “I reach into my safe and pull out this ring at 3:15 a.m. I said, ‘I’m serious about you. I want to spend the rest of my life with you.’ She says, ‘Will you put it on my finger?’ And I finally did, and now we’re engaged.” said Brown.
In an Instagram post, Liz wrote (via In Touch), “We’re not perfect by any means. Getting past all the cops with the many breakups, I’m forever grateful to be called yours. I am yours forever and you are mine.” Notably, the post has since been deleted, but other posts featuring Brown remain in Woods’ feed.
Big Ed and Liz Woods’ engagement was met with mixed reactions
While Big Ed Brown wrote on Instagram that Liz Woods made him the “happiest man alive”. [world],” other people in her life were less than thrilled. During the telltale reunion with The Single Life cast members, her co-star Debra Johnson seemed very skeptical. “Promise me, don’t marry him for a while.” She urged Woods. She then turned to Brown and said, “You’re not in love with her, you’re using her. You’re desperate.” Stephanie Matto chimed in, saying, “I think Ed screwed it up. And he got slammed all over the internet for it. He came back crying and gave her the greatest gift he could imagine and that was an engagement. And that’s how he got her back. It’s basically a bribe.”
In Entertainment Tonight’s first look at the tell-all, they also noted that none of Brown’s family members were present. In a previous episode of The Single Life, Brown admitted his 31-year-old daughter questioned his fondness for younger women. Despite the disapproval of their castmates and family, Big Ed and Woods appear to be going strong. Woods shared a photo of her and her husband getting close in a pool in April and described herself as “Two Peas In A Pod!” She wrote, “Love you Bebe!”