Mike Youngquist and Natalie Morrdovtseva: Did He Cheat on Her?

90 Day Fiance fans have spent all season wondering if Mike Youngquist and Natalie Mordovtseva make it or break up. The answer is … complicated.

During the Tell All special, Natalie accused Mike of having cheated on her. Did he?

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The Tell All special is always a highlight of any 90 Day Fiance season, and provides fans with much-desired updates on how the couples are doing.

Given that Mike Youngquist appeared in person while Natalie Mordovtseva participated via video chat, you could tell that things 

During the tell all, Mike shared that he felt that he and Natalie had been connected in a past life.

Natalie accused him of betraying her — by cheating with a friend of his.

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“So, I have a best friend,” Mike explains. “Used to live with her and everything. Watched her daughter grow up.”

“I’ve known her for years and years. She got engaged, she got married,” he shares. “She wanted me to be like, her best man.”

“We’re just really good friends,” Mike characterizes. “I told Natalie I’m going to go to her wedding. It’s really important to her.”

“I just want to go support my friend,” he emphasizes. “Do that.”

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So, right before the wedding, Mike ended up going to this friend’s house to help out. Initially, the groom-to-be was also going to be there.

“He was with his boys, staying at his house,” Mike reveals. “I went back to [the] house with them and slept on the couch.”

He admits: “but I was supposed to stay at my aunt’s. The next day, I woke up and called Natalie”

Natalie implies that he’s not telling all, saying: “If he tells you some details, you would understand” her suspicions.

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“This happened a year ago,” Mike emphasizes.  “Nothing has ever happened, never ever. Before, ever. We’ve just been really good friends.”

“Yes, enough that she wrote me, ‘He’s not marrying you,’” Natalie fires back.

“No, I just asked, ‘Where is your husband?’” Natalie presses. “Michael, you were with this woman by [yourself,] only you and this woman.”

“Why you lie to me? Why you said her husband was going to be there?” she demands. “Her husband never was there.”

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“I would never wake up in a house with a man and only me and this man in the house,” Natalie vows.

“I would never do this to you. Never,” she repeats emphatically. “No matter what you say to me, it’s friend or not friend.”

But she didn’t give her castmates or the audience an explanation of why she seems to be so convinced that Mike was unfaithful.

“I will not say anything more because … I’m sorry,” Natalie expresses.

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“Yes, I would love Michael. I would love him to death,” Natalie announced at the Tell All. “If he won’t do stuff he did, I would forgive him.”

“But I’m not sure if he — that’s why I put him to religion so much. That’s why I push him,” she says.

Natalie pushes him “because I don’t understand what to expect from him.”

“And I cannot move to America to [be with] a man who can do stuff like he did and I didn’t even tell you all,” she adds.

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“Natalie’s not here so it’s hard for me to explain everything to her and as much as I can tell her, and tell her and tell her,” Mike says.

Vaguely, he continues: “You know, some of the things are like hard for her to hear. She doesn’t believe me,”

“If he change for me himself and be a trustworthy guy,” Natalie vows, “I would give him second chance because I’m already into relationship.”

It’s hard to pick sides and decide who’s right when neither party are willing to give specifics. They both sound weirdly evasive at times.

That said, reports say that Natalie showed up to a US airport where Mike was, so maybe they’re filming Happily Ever After?

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Ashley Martson: Jay Smith is a Lying CHEATER and We’re Still Married!

Earlier this week, 90 Day Fiance villain Jay Smith insisted that he was a good husband to Ashley Martson during their toxic, tumultuous marriage.

He made wild claims that TLC had manufactured at least one of his cheating scandals out of thin air, and insinuated that they’d done more.

Now, Ashley is clapping back at all of his claims about her, their marriage, and their time in the spotlight.

Ashley also has a surprising (and yet not so surprising update) about her finalized divorce from Jay.

What a mess.

Here’s what Ashley has to say:

1. Ashley and Jay

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Other 90 Day Fiance couples have dealt with cheating scandals, arrests, or even both. Ashley and Jay were on a whole other level. And they’re not yet done with each other.

2. Recently, Jay had a lot to say

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He insists that he simply got a “bad edit” from 90 Day Fiance and that he’s a good dude and a good husband, actually.

3. The Tinder cheating scandal? Jay says it’s “fake”

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He claims that it was manufactured for the cameras and that it was no issue in their marriage, just on camera. Very few people believe him, for obvious reasons.

4. He said a whole lot more

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Jay tried to insinuate that somehow TLC bought and paid for his barber shop bathroom boning, even though HE was the one laying pipe in the bathroom. As usual, Jay refuses to take responsibility for his own choices.

5. Worst of all …

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Jay claims that Ashley somehow FORCED him to cheat, but claims that he won’t talk about it because she has kids. Because he’s SUCH a good person, right?

6. There was a lot of that

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Jay, who spent most of July behind bars after immediately violating a Protection From Abuse order that Ashley took out against him after, among other things, he allegedly broke into her home, is even saying that him rushing to Ashley’s side during her January 2019 health crisis is evidence that he’s a good person — and not that he saw an angle to get back in her good graces.

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Jay Smith: I Was a Good Husband to Ashley! TLC FAKED My Cheating!

Until a few weeks ago, 90 Day Fiance star Jay Smith was still on probation after his arrest in early July.

Fans have wondered about his side of the story of his latest and final breakup with Ashley Martson.

Now — after months of media silence — Jay Smith has opened up to In Touch Weekly about his time on TV and about his divorce.

Jay had so many cheating scandals that it’s easy to lose count.

But he claims that 90 Day Fiance trickery was somehow involved.

In fact, to hear him tell it, one of those cheating incidents was a work of pure fiction. Do you believe him?

1. Oh, Jay

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Jay Smith is one of the most controversial men to appear on 90 Day Fiance in recent memory. We’d say most “hated” men, for his string of cheating scandals, but not everyone hates him. And Jay says that no one would hate him if they could see through the alleged fog of lies woven by 90 Day Fiance producers.

2. Why did he appear on 90 Day Fiance?

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“She said they reached out to her,” Jay says of the decision to film for 90 Day Fiance. “It was Ashley’s idea. I had no part of it.”

3. What does he think of their edit?

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“I think the show portrayed my relationship as a very toxic relationship,” Jay says accurately. “Like I’m a bad person.”

4. Does he think that it was accurate?

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“No,” the infamous cheater who spent most of July of 2019 behind bars insists.

5. Was his Tinder Cheating Scandal real?

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“The Tinder incident that happened, that was staged,” Jay claims. “It was just an act, so it was easy to show.”

6. He says it was no big deal

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“We just acted on the TV,” Jay alleges. “And then after that, we’re good.”

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Darcey Silva Reveals NEW, Hunky Boyfriend: Who is Georgi Rusev?

While it’s become clear that Jesse Meester isn’t relevant without Darcey Silva, it’s clear that the inverse isn’t true.

Not only is Darcey returning to 90 Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days, but she’s already moved on from Tom Brooks to a new, hotter man!

Darcey wouldn’t be one of the most recognizable and discussed 90 Day Fiance stars if she didn’t know how to keep things fresh.

She is about to appear on the new season of 90 Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days alongside boyfriend Tom Brooks.

In real time, she and Tom are done.

Don’t feel too bad, though, because Darcey’s new boyfriend is an upgrade. He’s not just hotter than Tom — he’s hotter than Jesse, too.

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Georgi Rusev is a hunky 32-year-old.

He is originally from Bulgaria, but has been living in the United States for several years.

An aspiring model, Georgi lives in Arlington, Virginia, but frequently travels to population centers like Miami, DC, and Chicago.

He has done modeling work in print and also on various runways. And you can see that he’s well-qualified for the work.

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Georgi is also a certified masseur with five years of experience under his belt.

He previously worked as a personal fitness trainer, which benefitted not only his body but his massage technique.

It’s unclear if this serious hottie ever had Darcey as a client before things turned romantic.

But suffice it to say that, even with what limited information we have at the moment, it’s clear that their relationship is far from professional.

If we take a sour and cynical look at what we’re sure is a sincere and blossoming romance …

Darcey obviously benefits because she is not only dating a young, hot dude, she remains relevant in her career.

In fact, fans would not be at all surrpised if she brings Georgi as her next plus one on 90 Day Fiance. He would make her third partner on the show.

As for Georgi, he gets a boost to his name and his image that could really help to make his career as a model.

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Darcey Silva is one of the most famous — and infamous — stars of the 90 Day Fiance franchise.

For ages, her toxic romance with Jesse Meester caught the attention of millions. They were both truly absurd people.

Then, after countless very public fights, they broke up for the last time.

Jesse has more or less faded into obscurity while Darcey has continued on her 90 Day Fiance path.

After striking out with her dreamy Dutch narcissist, Darcey moved on to Tom Brooks.

Tom is British and seemingly more polite and dignified than Jesse.

That doesn’t mean that things were any easier.

In addition to being emotionally reserved, Tom made it clear that he was uncomfortable in some ways with Darcey.

Seriously — in the 90 Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days trailer, he turns down a hug from her.

Tom took some vile digs at Darcey’s opinion and is currently on a social media hiatus.

That ist ruly for the best, we think.

Maybe Darcey will be more lucky in love — or whatever — with Georgi.

Larissa Lima RETURNING to 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After!

Remember the reports that say that Colt Johnson has a new girlfriend and is returning to 90 Day Fiance in some capacity? He won’t be alone.

A number of reports are now saying that Larissa Lima is making a comeback on 90 Day Fiance. Is this for real?!?!

Frauded By TLC, who also run a podcast called Fraudcast, has been a fairly reliable source of breaking 90 Day Fiance news.

They are now reporting that Larissa Lima is returning to the franchise in the form of 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?

At this point, just about every 90 Day Fiance insider blog has echoed the news, though of course Larissa can confirm nothing.

The glaring exception is blogger John Yates, who appears to be on a well-earned sabbatical as he has not updated since late December.

If Larissa is really, truly returning — which feels like a reasonably safe assumption at the moment — what does that mean?

For starters, it doesn’t mean that she and Colt are back together.

It has been reported since last summer that Colt moved on from his hot model rebound girlfriend, Jess Caroline.

(Notably, it appeared that Jess accused Colt of abuse, describing very similar mind games and manipulations to what happened with Larissa)

So Colt allegedly has some new woman. The last that we heard, which was last year, they were living together … along with Debbie.

In the mean time, Larissa has dipped her toes into the dating market, but she hasn’t revealed any partners since she broke up with Erickee.

Well, unless one counts Larissa’s one date with Corey Rathgeber.

Corey is very much back with Evelin now and in Ecuador, so if Larissa is with someone special right now, it’s no one whom we know.

So what will Larissa’s return look like?

Our guess is that she has herself a new man and now undertaking this journey.

This is unorthodox for the franchise, but Darcey Silva already traded one partner for another to continue on the show.

Darcey walked so that Larissa could run, it seems. These women are two of 90 Day Fiance‘s biggest titans.

Larissa is no stranger to dramatic behavior, which may mean that viewers are in for a treat.

That said, without Colt pulling the strings to manipulate her into emotionally spiraling, will she still be entertaining?

In a word: yes.

But if this hypothetical new boyfriend is considerably less toxic than Colt, viewers may see another side of Larissa previously only observed on Instagram.

Before you roll your eyes at the idea of Colt and Larissa returning separately, consider this: the Tell All special.

Imagine Larissa and Colt both showing up in person to film the Tell All special with their respective new partners by their sides.

That is a ridiculous mess just waiting to happen and we are eager to eat it up.

Assuming that it happens at all, that is.

As much as a number of folks have reported this news as “confirmed,” we’ll wait until we know for sure before we get our hopes up.

(No, that’s a lie, our hopes ar already up)

Larissa can’t announce this news herself before a trailer comes out, but maybe we’ll see some sort of confirmation soon. We’ll keep you updated.

And remember: Who is against the Queen will die!

Nicole Nafziger and Azan Tefou: Reuniting at Last in 2020?!

Nicole Nafziger and Azan Tefou’s relationship has endured reality television, plenty of family drama, legal obstacles, and the test of time.

Some longtime fans are rooting for them to make this the year that they turn their long-distance relationship into a marriage.

Meanwhile, naysayers are wanting to see Nicole cut ties and move on.

Either way, these next dozen months could see a huge milestone in this (now former) 90 Day Fiance couple’s story.

Could 2020 be their year?

1. Nicole and Azan

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These two have been in a relationship for years, but have spent most of that time divided by national borders — and by an entire ocean. Azan remains in Morocco and has yet to set foot in the US.

2. First, a quick reminder

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Nicole has revealed that she and Azan are no longer appearing in the 90 Day Fiance franchise. Fans are disappointed, but Nicole explained that she’s tired of the backlash and second-guessing that accompanies appearing on the show.

3. Besides …

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90 Day Fiance appeals to a lot of people, but the franchise is infamous for heavy-handed editing.

4. So what has Nicole been up to?

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First and foremost, she’s a dedicated mother. Her daughter, May, is too cute for words, and being a mom to May is always Nicole’s first priority.

5. May is in school, now!

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Though there had been murmerings that Nicole might try to move out to Morocco — temporarily — with May before May started school so that she could get a marital visa with Azan (we’ll explain in a moment) without disrupting her daughter’s education, she enrolled May in school. This precious girl is growing up so quickly!

6. Then there’s work

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Nicole is working at Starbucks. Here she is with coworkers, offering an inclusive message of “Happy Holidays!” to fans and followers. Reality TV can be great, but 90 Day Fiance doesn’t make anybody rich, and Nicole has a daughter to take care of.

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90 Day Fiance Spoiler: Do Angela Deem and Michael Ilesanmi Get Married?

It’s no secret that Angela and Michael have struggled to get a visa, and given the current state of politics, it’s no mystery why.

Are she and Michael actually able to get married, or does the drama tear them apart? Take a look below and find out!

Please note: we are not kidding about spoilers on this one. There are photos.

Last week, it was reported that Angela Deem was in Nigeria to marry Michael Ilesanmi after a lengthy and wildly dramatic courtship.

According to a previously unconfirmed wedding invitation, the date for their nuptials was to be January 27 — this past Monday.

It turns out that this wasn’t just a bunch of hot air, because they got married. And there are even photos.

The photos were posted by @globalcommunique on Instagram.

Michael appears in a periwinkle suit beside Angela, who is wearing a white dress complete with a veil.

While it sort of looks like she may have something tucked into her bra, Starcasm notes that it’s probably a tattoo.

This wasn’t just a wedding photo shoot, it appears. This looks official.

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Based upon what we can see here, it looks like they formally tied the knot at the Federal Marriage Registry in Lagos.

A little internet research reveals that they would have had two options for a wedding location: Ikoyi or Ikeja. Signs point to Ikoyi as their choice.

(Either way, they had an outdoor wedding in Lagos — right now, it’s between 90 and 100 degrees Fahrenheit there)

Notably, it’s clear that there’s a camera crew capturing this moment. It hasn’t been confirmed that this is for 90 Day Fiance, but … it almost certainly is.

Now, this wedding may have people scratching their heads, and not just because they don’t understand what either of them see in the other.

See, if you get married, you’re no longer fiance and fiancee and therefore ineligible for a K-1 visa.

But that’s only the case if the marriage is registered in the United States.

However, maybe they’re trying for a spousal visa instead, which would make their claim stronger with US immigration. Others have tried that, too.

There may be a timely issue to Angela and Michael’s decision to get married.

As we have previously discussed in relation to this show, some 90 Day Fiance couples struggle because white nationalists are directing immigration policy.

The Trump Administration is said to be considering adding Nigeria to its Muslim ban, which would reduce Michael’s visa chances to zero.

If Angela’s beloved orange menace is going to make this move, Angela will need to bring over Michael now — or miss her chance.

Hopefully, the endless screaming nightmare that is the current state of the world will get much better one year from now, in January 2021.

But it’s smart to not hope for things to be better when the entire world is nothing but madness and despair and every day brings a new horror.

A spousal visa may be enough to tip the scales in their favor, and Angela can bring over Michael.

If she’s serious about doing this, they may try for this very soon — they may even be already working towards this goal.

Angela is deeply controversial, and not just because her daughter is in prison for child molestation. Angela’s baggage is all on Angela.

Her crass behavior may make her an entertaining reality star, but it has also upset many viewers.

What truly crossed the line was her getting physical at the Tell All special.

We’re all grateful that Rebecca was there to step in, but reality television should never be a contact sport.

Let us all hope that, whether or not she is able to bring Michael to the US, Angela never repeats that bad behavior.

Tiffany Franco and Ronald Smith: It’s Over!

Just a few months ago, Tiffany Franco and Ronald Smith celebrated their first wedding anniversary.

Their 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way story warmed the hearts of viewers who were happy to see a genuine love play out.

(Also, everybody loves Tiffany’s wonderful son and it was endearing to see him and Ronald form a bond)

Now, both Tiffany and Ronald have taken to Instagram to announce their divorce.

In a series of now-deleted Instagram Stories, what starts as an amicable divorce announcement quickly devolves into a flurry of vicious allegations.

Take a look at what they each had to say, and how it all fell apart:

1. Uh-oh!

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Tiffany Franco met Ronald Smith in South Africa and they fell for each other. Tiffany already had a son, Daniel. She also became pregnant by Ronald, which meant that she had a huge decision to make.

2. They appeared on 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way

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Tiffany was fully prepared to move ot South Africa to be with Ronald, uprooting herself and her son to be with the man she loved and the father of her then-unborn child. That’s a huge decision for anyone, but especially for a mother.

3. Things were going well

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They had bumps along the road, like Ronald’s gambling addiction, but they were making it work. And they did get married.

4. However …

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Time in South Africa showed Tiffany (and her son, Daniel) that this was not the place for her to raise her kids. She opted to move back to the US — and use a spousal visa to bring Ronald over to be with her.

5. Family can take many forms

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Fans who stuck with the couple after the Tell All special were rewarded with endearing photos of the four of them — including baby Carley. Awwwww!

6. Not to mention …

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Tiffany’s post-baby body transformation was dramatic and gorgeous. Of course, Tiffany was always very conspicuously one of the most beautiful women to ever appear on the 90 Day Fiance franchise, and that remained true when she filmed the Tell All special just a short time after giving birth.

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Michael Jessen and Juliana Custodio MARRIED by His Ex-Wife!!

Back in November, we revealed that 90 Day Fiance stars Michael Jessen and Juliana Custodio were married. We even revealed the twist.

Now, viewers have seen the wedding for themselves. And as you can see in this clip, the marriage was performed by Michael’s ex-wife.

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It’s not so unusual for a wedding to be officiated by a relative of one of the parties getting married. A siblings, an uncle, an aunt might be a minister.

But Sarah Jessen isn’t a blood-relative of Michael’s, and the only true relatives that they have in common are their children.

“This is sort of an unusual setup, right?” Sarah acknowledged. “How many ex-wives officiate their ex-husband’s wedding?”

She was there to formalize the bond between her ex-husband Michael Jessen and his beautiful new bride, Juliana Custodio.

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Sarah and Michael’s children, Max and CeCe, were present and even had a role to play in the wedding.

“I could be the 42-year-old stay-at-home mom who’s bitter that her ex traded her in for a younger model,” Sarah joked, “but I’m not.”

That may be the most effective way of breaking the ice at a wedding that we have ever heard.

On a more adorable note, Max and CeCe both gave touching speeches.

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It’s weird for kids when a parent remarries. Especially when your dad’s new bride is 23 years old and they met on a yacht in Croatia.

But even though kids don’t always handle change well, Max and CeCe were just precious in their roles in the wedding.

Both of them gave their own speech.

Even cuter, a producer later asked Max and CeCe who gave the best speech. They both said “me” at the same time. Too cute for words, folks.

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Sarah had provoked a strong reaction from viewers earlier in the season when she seemed to admonish Juliana to not be a parent to her kids.

During the wedding, she explained why she had so radically changed her tune.

“The more that my kids talked about her and told me about her and the more I thought about the kind of woman Michael would choose,” Sarah began. “I knew it since then.”

She thanked Juliana for treating her children as if they were her own.

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There was a bit of a rough part of the wedding, but it wasn’t because of anyone there. It was because of people who were not there.

Juliana actually broke down a little during her walk down the aisle.

Why? Because her family back home in Brazil apparently didn’t reach out to her to offer congratulations — or any other sentiment — on her wedding day.

Wouldn’t most families be overjoyed if one of them marries a handsome (and wealthy) person who is kind and loves them?

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Despite that emotional setback, the day was a happy one, and 90 Day Fiance cameras were there to capture every moment.

You know, there were reports that producers initially wanted to make Michael a villain — you know, portray him as a total creeper.

But his love story with Juliana is about external struggles, like Juliana’s difficulty in getting a visa initially, not internal squabbles and fishy motives.

“I’m married!” Juliana exclaimed with glee.

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We are so overjoyed for Michael, Juliana, and the entire family.

(Full disclosure: they were my favorite couple, by which I mean the couple for whom I root the most, this season)

It’s great when everyone can adapt to a changing family dynamic in a mature and loving manner.

We included a video of the ceremony. Enjoy!

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Alexei Brovarnik Celebrates: I’m Officially a US Citizen!!

At the start of the year, we reported that Alexei Brovarnik was approved for US citizenship after years of money, paperwork, and waiting.

Now, his long wait has paid off. The 90 Day Fiance fan-favorite is now an American citizen!

“Make way for #newuscitizen,” Alexei Brovarnik announced on Instagram over the weekend.

To his fans, he wrote: “Thank you to everyone who supported.”

“And,” he added, he wanted to thank everyone who “helped me get to this point.”

He added the hashtags “#teambrovarnik” and “#thankfulgratefulblessed.”

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Aside from Alexei himself, no one was more overjoyed than his loving (and very pregnant) wife, Loren.

She commented with a series of emojis, each crying from being emotionally overwhelmed with joy.

Loren gushed that she was “so emotional and so proud!”

The entire 90 Day Fiance fandom shares her enthusiasm — and is delighted to see her baby bump on display!

Back in October, 90 Day Fiance fans were overjoyed to learn that Loren and Alexei are expecting their first child.

This was huge news for a couple who has been adored by fans for years.

There are so many deeply toxic or downright creepy couples in the franchise. Loren and Alexei just love each other.

Then, at the start of 2020, they revealed they are expecting a baby boy.

Yes, gender reveal parties are conceptually absurd, but no one begrudges them for getting in on the trend.

At the same time that they revealed what sort of bits their baby will have, they also shed further light on the due date.

At first, they had simply revealed that they were expecting the wee baby Brovarnik in the spring of 2020.

Now, we know that the due date is specifically some time in May. You never know, though — pregnancy is complicated and full of surprises.

Loren and Alexei met when Loren was visiting Israel for her birthright trip.

There, she met Alex. They were both young, hot, and very compatible. They hit it off.

The two of them actually got married in Israel before beginning the process to bring him over to the US.

On 90 Day Fiance, their authenticity and genuine love for each other won over viewers who had grown cynical in the face of con artists and frauds.

Loren herself has taken aim at some 90 Day Fiance stars.

Aside from her mistaken feud with Ashley Martson over pregnancy photos which turned out to be a misunderstanding, she’s had one real issue.

In her opinion, some of the 90 Day Fiance couples abuse the K-1 visa process and make it appear illegitimate.

From creepy older Americans courting wildly young spouses to people who seem after citizenship and nothing else to toxic couples, she feels that it gives the process a bad name.

But now, Loren and Alexei’s love, patience, and hard work has paid off. Congratulations!

He’s an American citizen and about to welcome his son into the world!

We’re just glad that Alexei, like fellow 90 Day Fiance star Jihoon Lee, was able to move to the US quickly and then get his citizenship.

As we have all seen, some people are unable to be with their loved ones because they are turned down for visas in the first place.

Larissa Lima Reveals Debilitating Mental Health Struggles

Right on the heels of sharing how a crazed stalker tried to ruin her life, Larissa Lima is opening up to fans on another sensitive topic: mental health.

In addition to sharing how anxiety and depression are impacting her life, she explains why past treatments have always failed.

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“Hi guys!” Larissa begins. “I know I have not been posting as often as I normally do.”

Her acknowledgement continues: “Or interacting with some of you as I had before.”

It’s because, just as you suspected, she hates you. Kidding!

“For this, I apologize,” Larissa expresses, “and I would like to explain why.”

“As many of you know,” Larissa writes, “I have depression and anxiety.”

She explains that this is a pernicious combination of mental illnesses, a combination “which is often debilitating for me.”

Larissa reveals: “I’m currently battling bouts of depression and severe anxiety.”

This is not her first mental health battle. But this time, things aren’t quite the same.

“This time it is different,” Larissa explains, “because I cannot stop taking my medication because I ‘feel good.'”

She notes: “I have been questioned about why I go on and off meds when it has been a life long struggle.”

“And that is a fair question,” Larissa freely admits.

“The answer,” she reveals, “is that I have been wrong in knowing I know what to do for myself in this regard.”

That is an extremely difficult admission to make, but also an important one. 

“I am again on a path of treatment and therapy,” Larissa announces.

“As of today,” she shares, “it will be approximately six weeks before I see the positive results.”

Larissa made this (now-deleted) post to Instagram over the weekend. It takes weeks for anti-depressants to build up in your system enough to help.

“Words can’t express how sad I feel when I want to post and reach out to my IG family,” Larissa laments.

She adds: “But I’m unable [to at] the moment.”

On a business note, Larissa does clarify: “I’m always available for cameos.”

“It gives me such happiness,” she concludes, “to give a person a direct message from a loved one.”

Larissa Lima mental health post IG January 2020

As we mentioned, Larissa later deleted the post. Sometimes, posts on social media are meant to be ephemeral. 

Even so, this was a very good post to read in two ways.

First of all, it’s courageous of her to share her struggles on her mental health journey with fans, especially knowing that some people just hate her.

Second of all, this is a great reminder to others who may be struggling that they are not alone.

Anxiety and depression often coincide in the same people, though they can be very different.

For example, this time of year, many people with depression fare for the worse due to less sunlight. This is known as Seasonal Affective Disorder.

In contrast, people with anxiety disorders often find that excessive light makes their anxiety worse.

Those of us who only have anxiety disorders but not depression can only imagine how difficult it is to grapple with these contradictory struggles.

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While medication may help Larissa to treat both anxiety and depression, some fans have speculated about the root cause.

Both mental health struggles can be inborn — simply who people are, particularly because of inherited traits, childhoods, or both.

But some of Larissa’s fans cannot help but wonder if both her anxiety and depression have been made worse by something else — PTSD.

After the difficulties and real horrors that she experienced during her marriage, could Larissa be suffering from PTSD?

We don’t know, and we can’t know — that is a diagnosis that no one could make without meeting and speaking to Laissa. We wish her the best.