Defying her husband’s strict Muslim beliefs, 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way star Nicole has made an unexpected and controversial new friend in Egypt. This daring move has ignited tensions between Nicole and her husband Mahmoud, who is anything but pleased with her newfound friendship.

Nicole and Mahmoud new friend

Nicole’s Egyptian BFF: A Bold and Unapologetic Woman

Fans of 90 Day Fiancé may remember that Mahmoud’s family previously insisted that Nicole didn’t need friends, and that family was all she required. However, the sociable American native wasn’t about to be held back. In a recent episode, Nicole introduced viewers to her new best friend, Nouran, an empowered and modern Egyptian woman who challenges Mahmoud’s conservative views.

When Sparks Fly: A Heated Encounter Between Mahmoud and Nouran

During a disastrous meeting, Nouran openly confronted Mahmoud about his “stereotypical” views on women and religion. She questioned his discomfort with Nicole attending a coed yoga class, asking, “So now you’re blaming the wrongdoings of men on Nicole, or on women? Because men are looking and staring and fantasizing, then women should accommodate to that?”

Mahmoud defended his stance, arguing that their relationship would be haram [forbidden] if Nicole participated in such activities. But Nouran remained unyielding, and the tension was palpable.

Nicole and Mahmoud new friend

Nicole’s Dilemma: Caught Between Two Worlds

As the conversation unfolded, Nicole mostly stayed on the sidelines but did express her pride in Mahmoud for standing up for his beliefs. However, she admitted to being worried about the possibility of never finding happiness in Egypt if things don’t change.

Mahmoud’s Unforgiving Verdict on Nouran

Following the heated exchange, Mahmoud didn’t hold back his disdain for Nouran, branding her “the worst girl he has ever met” and criticizing her selective adherence to Islamic rules. He even admitted to not trusting her.

Will Nicole’s bold choice of friendship jeopardize her marriage to Mahmoud? Only time will tell. In the meantime, fans are eager to follow this captivating story as it unfolds.