'90 Day Fiancé' Shocker: Does Tom Brooks Have A Secret Child?

His mom told fans that he has a daughter.

'90 Day Fiancé' Shocker: Does Tom Brooks Have A Secret Child? YouTube

Perpetual TLC thirst-machine Darcey Silva is headed back to the small screen for the latest season of 90 Day Fiancé: Before The 90 Days. She and her British paramour Tom Brooks will be trying to eke out a few more hours of reality show relevance by navigating phase two of their long-distance relationship for audiences.

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But as we all see in the promos for the new season, Silva doesn't look like she's feeling the love for Brooks. She can be seen meeting him and denying him even a hug before demanding that he reveal some kind of secret he's been keeping.

There are all kinds of things that Brooks could be keeping hidden from Silva because allegedly, he's also keeping secrets from the fans — like the fact that he's a father. According to recent social media posts, it appears that Brooks has a secret child hidden well away from his life as a reality show celebrity. 

Is is true? Does Tom Brooks have a secret child? Read on for all the dirty details. 


1. Who is Tom Brooks?

Fans of the 90 Day Fiancé franchise met Brooks last season on 90 Day Fiancé: Before The 90 Days. The Britsh marketing pro was featured as he was meeting up with his long-distance crush Darcey Silva to see if they had what it takes to go the romantic distance. Cameras followed them as Silva fretted about lack of sexual contact between them, pressured Brooks into taking a trip to Albania to hang out with her twin sister, Stacey, and zoomed in on Silva's disappointed face as Brooks handed her a box containing a key to his home instead of an engagement ring. They two wrapped us the season on opposite sides of the Atlantic with Brooks telling Silva that he thought she was too needy and he wanted some space. 



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Silva and Brooks were on the last season of Before The 90 Day. 


2. Who is Darcey Silva? 

This isn't the first time that Silva has had a relationship spiral from bad to worse in front of the cameras. She made her TLC debut in 2018 when she jetted to Amsterdam to meet Jesse Meester, a Dutch national 18 years her junior. That season also featured a non-engagement moment, where Meester dropped to one knee in a scenic Dutch windmill and presented Silva with a ring he was quick to explain wasn't an engagement ring. It was just a promise ring.

During their follow-up season, Meester came to the US and spent all of his time criticizing Silva for everything from how much she drinks to the way she cooks steak. The two finally agreed to go their separate ways. After that break-up, Silva turned her attention to Brooks, whom she has known for several years. The two had never met in person but their online chemistry was enough to convince them that they should pursue a romantic relationship with a camera crew in tow. 

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3. Brooks wasn't entirely honest on his social media accounts.

Brooks got off to a rocky start with fans when he was caught using other people's pictures on Instagram. Before the show started, he had quite an array of photos of luxury watches, scenic views in exotic locations, and fancy designer brand goods on his Instagram account. It turns out that many of those pictures were stolen from other accounts. Brooks was showing off a high-end lifestyle that he wasn't actually leading. Silva never commented on the photo-fraud but Brooks took down all the pictures once he got caught. 


4. He has secrets off-camera, too.

One thing that's notably lacking on Brooks' social media these days is much reference to his personal life. He shares a lot of travel photos and information about appearances he's doing now that he's a reality show celebrity. Audiences know about his sister Emma because she appeared in a couple of episodes of the show last season but he has stayed pretty quiet about the rest of the Brooks clan. There have been a few personal bits that he has shared; in a photo of a new tattoo, Instagram followers could see the name Felicity tattooed on his wrist. Brooks explained that Felicity is his niece but didn't elaborate. We don't even know if the mysterious Felicity his sister Emma's child or if there is another Brooks sibling who has completely ducked the TLC limelight. 

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5. Brooks seems to be a dad as well as an uncle.

The tattoos Brooks has — and they are numerous, he has a full sleeve of them — tell a lot about his life. In a selfie posted in August, followers could see a lot of his tattoos and one commenter asked if he had a favorite. He replied, "The one of my daughter." He didn't elaborate on that bombshell, however, and didn't take a photo of the tattoo portrait in question. 



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There's a portrait of his daughter somewhere on his body. 

6. His mom confirms that Brooks has a daughter. 

Brooks also has a mother who has an Instagram account, although hers is private so we can't share her post. Reportedly, she shared a photo of a grandchild recently and someone asked if Brooks was the little boy's father. His mother said no, the boy belonged to her daughter and that Tom has a daughter of his own. Like Brooks, she didn't add any details to the information that he is a parent. 


Now fans speculate that the secret that Silva is demanding that he share in show promos has to do with his mystery child. That seems unlikely, however. The two of them were intimate last season and she would have up-close-and-personal access to his tattoos. It makes sense that she would have seen that tattoo of his daughter and learned who it was then, if not before. 

As for what Brooks shares with fans, keeping his child of- camera is a legitimate parenting choice. No one can criticize any parent for ensuring his daughter's privacy. 

Rebekah Kuschmider has been writing about celebrities, pop culture, entertainment, and politics since 2010. She is the creator of the blog FeminXer and she is a cohost of the weekly podcast The More Perfect Union.