90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days‘ Darcey Silva seemed to regret her decision to share her personal life for the TLC cameras, but as we revealed previously, the experience is nothing new for her. She and her twin sister Stacey Silva filmed a pilot for a reality show titled The Twin Life back in 2010, which also featured their (now ex) husbands and (much younger) children. Thanks to the magic of the internet, you can still watch most of the pilot — and it is some twincredibly awesome throwback gold!
I will start off with just the intro clip, which is essentially the title sequence. It includes an introduction to the entire family, including Darcey’s ex husband Frank, as well as the show’s blinged-out logo and theme song:
Here’s how Darcey and Stacey described their lives in the voice over — I didn’t try to figure out which voice was which:
I’m Darcey. And I’m Stacey. We’re two busy moms and wives dreaming of making it in showbiz. Oh, and did I mention we’re twins? And we live under one roof? There’s always a double dose of drama in our world! Welcome to The Twin Life!
These screen caps speak more than a thousand words a piece:
In addition to the brief title intro, there is also a 10+ minute super trailer. In what amounts to a short pilot episode, viewers are given a tour of Silvatropolis and are introduced to the families, including the Silva hubbies:
Darcey’s husband, and father of her children, is an “up-and-coming rapper” named Frank, and we get to see him spitting a few rhymes in the video — including his part part of The Twin Life theme song.
Frank’s full name is Frank Bollok, but the only song I could find by him was under the name “Ruse.” It’s titled “Primal Ways” and it comes with a music video:
Judging from his Facebook page, it doesn’t appear that Frank is still pursuing his rap music career. Instead, he got a job in sales at a real estate brokerage firm before becoming co-owner of a seven-room vacation lodge in the Catskill Mountains. He has been in a relationship with another woman for years, and they both seem to get along GREAT with his kids.
Interestingly, Darcey’s sister Stacey had a 90 Day Fiance-ish experience of her own. As it reveals in the video above, she married Serbian soccer player Goran Vasic. She says that when they first met, he couldn’t even speak English. (Jesse has him beat in that regard.)
Goran and Stacey also split not long after The Twin Life pilot was filmed, and he now has another wife and they too seem to get along great with each other and his children.
Who knows, perhaps after her stint on 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days (and then regular 90 Day Fiance maybe?), Darcey and Stacey might have the opportunity to bring back The Twin Life on TLC! 😉
Meanwhile, you can keep up with half of the twin life by following Darcey and Jesse’s story on new episodes of 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days airing Sunday nights at 9/8 on TLC.