A recent episode of The Single Life contained a key piece of information that explains why Colt is the way he is. What detail did fans latch onto?
On a recent episode of 90 Day: The Single Life, Colt Johnson revealed that he was homeschooled by his mother Debbie, and fans thought it explained a lot about him. Viewers haven’t shied away from calling out Colt for his toxic behavior and ego, but the new revelation shed light onto his psyche and relationship with his mother. Now fans are thinking that many of Colt’s flaws can be attributed to the isolation he experienced being homeschooled.
Colt has been working on his relationship with his long-time friend/new girlfriend Vanessa on The Single Life, but his mother still plays a major role in his life. The mother-son duo has always been close, and even filmed the 90 Day Fiancé spin-off Love Games together. In a recent episode of The Single Life, Colt came to his mother for her blessing to propose to Vanessa. It was a big moment, but many viewers were hung up on Colt’s comments about being homeschooled by Debbie.
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In the episode, Colt said, “my mother and I have been very close my whole life…she was my teacher for many years and she’s important to me. I was homeschooled by my mom for middle school, high school. There’s definitely a stereotype associated with homeschooled kids being weird or socially awkward.” It’s true that there’s a stigma to children who are homeschooled, and it’s because kids in that environment typically have less social interaction with other children their age.
Many fans thought this new information explains a lot about Colt, from the way he interacts with other people, to his overinflated ego, to his “smugness.” Colt has always been extremely close to Debbie, and now fans see why. Several feel that the hyper-focused attention Colt got from his mother lended to a mindset that “the world revolves around him.” Even Colt agreed that his homeschooling had a lasting impact on him. “I do feel like being home-schooled kind of sheltered me in some ways, especially dating,” he said, “I was a late bloomer in life.”
Homeschooling impacts different children in different ways—while some homeschooled kids can be gregarious and well-adjusted socially, others are more introverted and less likely to make connections outside their family. Even Colt can admit that he would have had much more social interaction if he had gone to a regular school. The effort Debbie put into raising Colt shouldn’t be overlooked, but he may not have been the best candidate for homeschooling. If nothing else, it certainly doesn’t help with his “mama’s boy” image.
Colt’s journey on 90 Day: The Single Life continues to unveil tidbits of information about his life that paints a more complete picture of who he is. It’s easy for fans to criticize Colt—and he’s often deserving of it. But the new information that he was homeschooled has given viewers a better look at why Colt is the way he is. Homeschooling is a hotly-debated topic, and at least in Colt’s case, it might have been a good idea to stick him in public school.
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