Claremont couple have a date on TLC's '90 Day FiancÚ'

By MEGHAN PIERCE
Union Leader Correspondent
October 02. 2017 8:28PM

Evelyn Cormier, 18, of Claremont, and David Vazquez, 27, who grew up in Granada, Spain. (COURTESY)

CLAREMONT — Claremont daughter and musician Evelyn Cormier, who is being highlighted on TLC’s “90 Day Fiancé’’ says the reality TV show is playing up the challenges and conflicts that arise from the U.S. visa process, but she and her Spanish fiancé are definitely headed to the altar next month.

“The date is set. We’re getting married next month,” Cormier said. “We’re going to get married in Claremont, New Hampshire.”

Cormier, 18, and David Vazquez, 27, who grew up in Granada, Spain, met through her Instagram account for her music.

Despite the distance they learned they had a mutual friend, a shared Christian faith and connected when they met in person.

“I’m a musician. He found my music page on Instagram and then we started talking and we ended up having a mutual friend, who I worked with at a Christian camp in France. And I met him and we just really had a connection,” Cormier said. “I wouldn’t have been so comfortable talking to him if he hadn’t have been a Christian like me. And because I had a friend that knew him and his family really well.”

The show they are being featured on, “90 Day Fiancé,’’ focuses on the U.S. visa process for a foreigner moving to the U.S. to marry a citizen.

“It’s a pretty long visa process if you are marrying a foreigner,” Cormier said.

But there is also a deadline pressure for these couples going through the process and courting each other from different countries.

“When they come to America legally you have 90 days to get married or they have to go back to their country,” Cormier said.

The pressure of whether or not to get married is not part of their story, Cormier said, they are definitely headed to the altar, she said.

So the show so far, when filming the couple in and around Claremont, has focused on the conflicts they have over where to live after they marry, she said.

Vazquez graduated from college last summer with a double major in international businesses and languages, Cormier said.

Because he does not have his visa yet, Vazquez can’t work legally, so he has been a volunteer Spanish teacher at Claremont Christian Academy.

Her fiancé, though, doesn’t like the idea of a New England winter and after they marry he would like to move to a warmer part of the country, she said.

“He wants to move to Virginia because of the weather and I want to stay here,” Cormier said.

Cormier, however, wants to continue working on her music and in the church ministries she has been involved with.

“I love Claremont. It might not be the most beautiful place in the world, but it’s my home and I’m involved in a lot of ministries here,” Cormier said. “I really wanted to stay here and continue with my music and my ministries that I’m involved in here so that’s why we decided not to go through the visa process for Spain even though that was definitely considered.”

Her band, which includes her guitar-playing dad and piano-playing brother, is also based in Claremont, and moving away would impact the musical collaborations she has with her father and brother.

“It’s like this whole big family deal I won’t be able to have if we moved somewhere warmer,” Cormier said.

The TLC reality show premieres Sunday, Oct. 8.


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