90 Day Fiancé: What Happens When the Cameras Stop Rolling?

Fans just can’t seem to get enough of TLC’s 90 Day Fiancé, and, honestly, we can’t blame you. It’s the perfect mix of chaos, drama and, of course, love. I mean, who doesn’t love watching couples jump into a relationship before they’re ready? But with seven seasons (and seven spin-off shows!), it’s hard to keep track of everyone.

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So, the question we’re all asking ourselves is, how many couples stayed together when the cameras stopped rolling? If you’re familiar with the show, you know that it’s hard for some of these couples to turn off the drama. We’re taking a look at our favorite couples from the 90 Day Fiancé franchise. Did your favorite make the list?

Angela Deem and Michael Ilesanmi

Status: Still Together

We first met this couple when Angela flew to Nigeria to meet Michael in person, and by the end of the trip, they were engaged. The couple is known for their crazy arguments, which makes for great TV, but there’s no denying that they truly love each other. Angela and Michael officially tied the knot in Nigeria in January 2020, but unfortunately, they still live on separate continents.

Michael and Angela excited on their wedding day

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A month after the wedding, the U.S. travel ban was widened to six more countries, including Nigeria, making it impossible for Michael to obtain a spousal visa, according to NPR. These two fan favorites need a miracle if they’re going to live in Georgia anytime soon. “Getting rid of him is not easy. Because that’s real love, you know,” Angela told Entertainment Tonight in 2020.

Eric Rosenbrook and Leida Margaretha

Status: Still Together

Eric and Leida were one of the most controversial and dramatic couples in the show’s history. The single mother of one and the divorced father of three met after Eric posted an ad on an international dating site. It was love at first sight for Eric and Leida, but not everyone was on board.

Eric and Leida posing on hotel steps on their wedding day / Leida and Eric taking a selfie on vacation

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Leida and Eric’s daughter Tasha DID NOT get along, which led to Leida filling for a four-year restraining order. Today, the restraining order has been dropped, and the two bonded over their love for cosplay. Despite Eric and Leida’s on and off-screen drama, including threats from the show’s fans, the couple is still married and living in their new home in Wisconsin with Leida’s son.

Paul Staehle and Karine Martins

Status: Still Together

After hitting it off online, Paul flew to Brazil to meet Karine, and the couple soon got hitched. However, it was far from happily ever after. With the combination of a language barrier, multiple allegations of cheating, and miscarriages, this couple experienced it all. In November 2020, Paul revealed that he and his family were stuck in Brazil as Karine’s green card was stolen.

Karine and Paul posing with their newborn baby

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However, fans believe this situation was convenient, seeing as Karine hated living in Kentucky. It was also reported that the couple officially left the TLC show. However, Paul insists they were not fired. He claims the network agreed to give the two their much-needed space to work out personal issues away from the camera.

Steven Frend and Olga Koshimbetova

Status: Broken Up

Just because a couple makes it to the end of a 90 Day Fiancé season together doesn’t mean they are meant to be together. Steven and Olga finished Season Six and even got hitched in August 2019, but it has since been revealed that the couple is no longer together.

Olga and Steven holding their marriage license posing for a selfie with their son

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“People keep asking if Olga and I are [together], but the answer is we went into this super blindly,” Steven wrote on his Instagram story. He went on to explain that this journey taught them a lot, “but we’re better at being co-parents to our boy. We are both civil and cause no drama because our son’s mental health is the priority.” The two have yet to release the specific reason for their split.

Ashley Martson and Jay Smith

Status: Broken Up

The couple first met when Ashely flew to Jamaica for a wedding. She returned six months later, and by the end of her vacation, she and Jay were engaged. But just three days after their Las Vegas wedding, Ashley caught Jay using dating apps. The couple reconciled and then broke up so many times that it’s hard to keep count.

Jay and Ashley posing on their wedding day / Jay and Ashley laying in a hammock on vacation

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Despite Ashley forgiving Jay for his indiscretions in March 2020, Ashley now says the couple is over for good. On September 19, 2020, Ashley uploaded a picture of a quote that read, “Sometimes things just don’t work out, and it’s not anyone’s fault, it’s just the way things are.” In the caption, Ashley informed fans that the couple was broken up “for good” this time.

Kalani Faagata and Asuelu Pulaa

Status: Still Together

Kalani was on vacation in Samoa when she first met Aselu, the activities director at the resort she was staying at. After getting pregnant with their first son Oliver, the couple tied the knot in September 2018. Fast forward to today, and the couple is married with two children.

Kalani and Asuelu on their wedding day posing with their son / Asuelu and Kalani in the hospital with their two children

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Fans were left wondering if the two are still together, especially after the 32-year-old shared that she didn’t want to be married anymore. Kalani, however, put the rumors to rest in October 2020. She shared a picture with Asuelu and the couple’s two kids, revealing that she and her husband are “trying” to mend their relationship. Let’s hope that this fan-favorite couple finds a way to work everything out!

Brett Otto and Daya De Arce

Status: Still Together

After Brett’s previous marriage ended in divorce, he joined an online dating service. That’s where he met his Filipina flame, Daya. The couple got married in 2015 and welcomed their daughter, Isabella, two years later. The couple has had their ups and downs, especially since Brett’s family wasn’t exactly supportive of the relationship.

Daya and Brett on their wedding day / Daya pregnant and sitting on Brett's lap in the park / Brett and Daya taking a selfie in bed

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While Brett and Daya prefer to stay out of the spotlight, they did appear on an episode of 90 Day Fiancé: Self-Quarantined in May 2020. Daya and Brett are still living in Washington with their daughter. The episode showed Daya working nights as a medication technician at an assisted living facility to make ends meet, while Brett remained at home out of work.

Fernanda Flores and Jonathan Rivera

Status: Broken Up

Jonathan and Fernanda fell in love really quickly and got divorced even quicker. While their Season Six romance had very little ups and downs, the couple’s age gap bothered fans. At 32 years old, Jonathan is nearly 12 years older than his teenage love interest, who left her family in Mexico to follow her heart.

Jonathan and Fernanda posing in front of the water after they got engaged / Jonathan and Fernanda dressed up taking a selfie in front of the mirror

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But when the cameras stopped rolling, their relationship quickly crumbled. Since their divorce in March 2020, Fernanda has been living it up in Chicago. After casually dating Bachelor in Paradise star Clay Harbor, Fernanda is reportedly single. Jonathan, on the other hand, has moved on with sports marketing agent Janelle Miller. In June 2020, the couple announced their engagement.

David and Annie Toborowsky

Status: Still Together

David and Annie may just be the fans’ favorite couple. During a soul-searching trip to Thailand, David met Annie (who is 24 years his junior) at a karaoke bar, and the rest is history. Despite their large age gap, financial issues, and accusations of infidelity, the couple packed up and moved stateside to get married.

David and Annie taking a selfie on vacation / David and Annie pose smiling while walking

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Today, David works as a part-time English language teacher, while Annie put her brilliant cooking skills to great use. She now has a Thai catering business and also offers virtual cooking classes. Rumor has it that the couple might open their own restaurant sometime soon! It’s nice to see that everything is going well for David and Annie.

Nicole Nafziger and Azan Tefou

Status: Unknown

Fans didn’t think that this Season Five couple was going to last. Nicole, a single mother from Florida, left her young daughter at home when she flew to Morocco to meet her dating app flame, Azan. After multiple comments about her looks and dealing with cultural differences, Nicole and Azan pushed off their wedding twice.

Nicole and Azan posing with their hands intertwined / Azan and Nicole posing back to back while looking over their shoulders

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Then, in October 2020, Nicole shared an article on Instagram insinuating that Azan had died. Fans were furious, to say the least. The Florida native later shared that she gets paid if people read the article and that Azan is, in fact, alive and well. That same month, rumors began circulating that Azan is already married to someone else. Nicole, on the other hand, refutes those claims. I guess with time, the truth will reveal itself!

Russ and Paola Mayfield

Status: Still Together

Russ and Paola are one of the most talked-about couples from 90 Day Fiancé. While living in Colombia, Russ met his future wife and instantly fell in love with her. Paola moved to Oklahoma to live with Russ and his parents before they got married. The couple didn’t last long there and are now currently living in Miami, where Paola runs her own company, Super Pao Fit.

Russ dipping Paola in a pose on their wedding day / Russ and Paola posing with their baby and dog in front of a lake

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The happy couple welcomed their first son, Axel, in early 2019. Despite staying out of the limelight, the pair finds a way to grab viewers’ attention from time to time. In November 2020, the couple made headlines after Paola uploaded a revealing picture of the couple. Fans were divided about the pic, to say the least.

Big Ed Brown and Rosemarie Vega

Status: Broken Up

After meeting online, Big Ed traveled from San Diego to the Philippines to meet his 23-year-old girlfriend, Rosemarie, in person. However, it wasn’t the happy meeting the couple was hoping for. Ed criticized Rose for her bad breath, her leg hair, and her family’s poverty (on national television, no less), among other things.

Rosemarie and Big Ed posing on vacation / Big Ed modeling when he was younger / Big Ed and Rosemary smiling while being interviewed

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At the end of the season, Rose left the relationship, and Ed went home alone. Today, Rose keeps fans up to date with her YouTube channel, and after a few recent photoshoots, it’ll hardly be a surprise if she ventures into modeling. Aside from his new merchandise company (that doesn’t seem to be going too well), there’s no new news regarding Ed’s relationship or career status.

Alan and Kirlyam Cox

Status: Still Together

Fans know Alan and Kirlyam since the show’s first season, and while their relationship has had its fair share of ups and downs, the couple is still going strong today. The pair first met when 20-year-old Alan flew to Brazil on a Mormon mission trip. There were no signs of romance between him and Kirlyam, who is eight years his junior.

Kirlyam and Alan holding up their marriage license on their wedding day / Kirlyam and Alan holding their newborn son in the hospital

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It wasn’t until the pair crossed paths at a mutual friend’s wedding that then-20-year-old Kirlyam fell in love with Alan. While the couple received backlash for their age gap (mainly due to fans’ misunderstanding of their first meeting), this remains their only controversy on the show. Fast forward to today, and the couple is happily married, living with their three-year-old son Liam.

Deavan Clegg and Jihoon Lee

Status: Broken Up

Deavan and Jihoon had a hard time on 90 Day Fiancé. In fact, they struggled so much that they announced their breakup before the season ended. Fans were shocked to hear that Deavan and Jihoon threw in the towel so early, but as details emerge from their spiraling relationship, it sounds like this was the best decision for everyone.

Deavan and Jihoon on their wedding day / Deavan and Jihoon posing for a selfie using a filter

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Deavan claims that she receives no help from her ex, nor does he respond when she sends him pictures of their son. The mother of two has since moved on with actor and vlogger Christopher Park. Jihoon took the news hard, writing on Instagram, “It happened without my knowledge. There’s no divorce on paper right now. Do you really know how it feels?”

Mike and Aziza Eloshway

Status: Still Together

While most 90 Day Fiancé relationships tend to fall apart over time, Mike and Aziza are going six years strong. The pair first met on a language-learning website and, surprisingly, were only friends for some time. It wasn’t until Aziza’s work permit was denied that the two developed romantic feelings for each other.

Mike and Aziza posing in their living room / Mike and Aziza holding their baby in the back yard

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But even after the two had feelings for each other, they took their relationship very slow, mainly due to the awkwardness of sharing their feelings in front of a camera crew. But as the saying goes, “slow and steady wins the race.” Fast forward to today, Mike and Aziza are now a family of three with their baby Olivia Joan.

Evelyn Cormier and David Vázquez Zermeño

Status: Still Together

The couple first met on Facebook after David found Evelyn’s band’s page and decided to message her. Little did he know that one message would result in him leaving his home in Spain to marry Evelyn stateside.

David and Evelyn on their wedding day / David and Evelyn taking a selfie in front of a fountain at a park

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Recently, fans speculated that the pair have since called it quits, especially since Evelyn has been photographed without her ring. However, the singer and model were quick to set the record straight. “I’m in the water, I’m on the beach, I’m wherever,” she said in an IGTV video, “and it looks out of place!” Since the rumors, the two have been on a posting spree, proving to fans that they are still going strong.

Jorge and Anfisa Nava

Status: Broken Up

Drama, prison, and lots of disagreements—Jorge and Anfisa’s relationship sure made for some great TV. Like many of the show’s couples, Jorge and Anfisa met online. Unfortunately, their relationship was doomed from the start. With explosive fights and endless agreements, the duo had a hard time making it work.

Jorge and Anfisa taking a selfie at the park / Jorge and Anfisa taking a selfie on vacation

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But the final nail in the coffin was when Jorge landed in prison for two and a half years for marijuana possession. Jorge claimed that Anfisa cheated on him during his time behind bars, and he filed for divorce as soon as he was released. Newly single, Jorge shed 128 pounds, launched a streetwear brand, and found love again. Anfisa is now an Instagram influencer and is currently single.

Danny and Amy Frishmuth

Status: Still Together

Danny and Amy met and fell in love during a Bible study trip to Australia. After the trip, Amy left her native South Africa to be with Danny in his home state of Pennsylvania. But the relationship wasn’t exactly smooth sailing. Danny’s father disapproved of the interracial relationship; however, Amy handled the situation with grace.

Amy reaching up and touching Danny's face at the alter on their wedding day / Danny and Amy with their baby

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His father has since changed his views and now supports the relationship. Today, Danny and Amy are a family of four (soon to be five!). “We both want at least five kids,” Danny told TLC. “I want to have a ton of kids. I want to have as many as I can.” It looks like the couple is heading in the right direction.

Chelsea Macek and Yamir Castillo

Status: Broken Up

Chelsea and Yamir’s relationship was something out of a teen movie. The Illinois native met popstar Yamir when she attended a concert featuring his boy band, Myla Vox. She noticed him; he noticed her, and the rest is history, well, that is until 2016. Chelsea filed for divorce from Yamir after coming out of the closet.

Chelsea and Yamir on their wedding day

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“It was during the marriage I just knew that something wasn’t right,” she said in 2016. “It wasn’t him, and it was nothing that he had done. It was something inside of me.” Fast forward to today, and Chelsea is living in Colorado Springs, while Yamir is still in the Windy City working on his music career. They may be broken up, but there are no ill feelings between the two.

Danielle Mullins and Mohamed Jbali

Status: Broken Up

After Mohamed moved from Tunisia to be with Danielle in Ohio, things took a turn for the worse. Their relationship was incredibly rocky and let’s just say that the cops got involved multiple times. Two months after receiving his green card, Mohamed left Danielle, and the two haven’t seen each other since.

Mohamed and Danielle posing on their steps / Mohamed and Danielle on their wedding day

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Danielle told US Weekly that he reached out earlier this year, and the two have been chatting here and there. “We have forgiven each other, and we’re building a friendship,” she said. Mohamed is still in America working as a truck driver and has continued to keep fans up to date about his life on the road. Danielle, on the other hand, has been struggling financially and briefly started a GoFundMe, which has since been deactivated.

Emily and Sasha Larina

Status: Still Together

Fans weren’t so sure about this couple. Viewers were shocked to learn that Sasha had been divorced twice already (and a father of two), despite being only 27 years old. Other fans were worried about his off-putting comments about Emily’s postpartum body. On top of that, Sasha’s first ex-wife claimed he was unfaithful during their marriage.

Emily and Sasha take a selfie on vacation / Emily and Sasha with their baby

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Emily, however, has repeatedly defended her husband by praising him as a provider and a good father to his sons back in Russia. Sasha lost his personal training job due to the pandemic but is currently working at UPS, according to his wife. The couple lives in Oregon and told Entertainment Tonight that they are “stronger than ever.”

Loren and Alexei Brovarnik

Status: Still Together

Alexei was working as a medic for travel groups in Israel when he first met Loren. But after she went back home to Florida ten days later, Alexei was unable to secure a Tourist Visa. So, the couple opted for a K-1 Visa instead. Since their 2015 wedding, Alexei has become an American citizen, and Loren gave birth to a baby boy, Shai, in April 2020.

Loren and Alexei on their wedding day / Alexel holding Loren's baby bump

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While having a newborn during the lockdown has proved to be challenging, it looks like the couple is happy as a family of three. “I can honestly say that Shai has made our relationship that much stronger,” Loren said in her Instagram story. “We’re so much more in love, we’re so much more patient, we communicate more, and we’re just all around happy.”

Molly Hopkins and Luis Mendez

Status: Broken Up

Molly and Luis’s relationship is another vacation romance story that didn’t end too well. Molly first met Luis while vacationing in the Dominican Republic. Despite Molly’s family’s suspicions of her new boyfriend, the two decided to get married in secret during Luis’ K-1 Visa period. Everyone—her family, friends, and TLC producers—was left in the dark.

Molly and Luis posing in front of a barn door / Molly and Luis taking a selfie while out and about

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Shortly after their wedding, Molly says that Luis began accusing her of practicing witchcraft because of the Buddhas and candles she had on display. Things went downhill pretty quickly after that. Five months after their divorce, Luis was already married to another woman, who also happened to be from the Dominican Republic, leading Molly to believe Luis used her for a visa.

Kyle and Noon Huck

Status: Still Together

At 25 years old, Noon met 29-year-old Kyle online while he was researching an upcoming trip to Thailand. A relationship blossomed, and the two were soon engaged after meeting for the first time fact-to-face during Kyle’s trip.

Two selfies of Kyle and Noon at the park

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Years later, fans will be happy to learn that the two are still married and happier than ever. After relocating briefly to Thailand to care for Noon’s father, the pair settled in Portland, Oregon. Although Kyle and Noon are looking to start a family, Kyle worries that the rising costs in the city will make having a baby difficult. In the meantime, the two have a pet cat to keep them company.

Melanie Bowers and Devar Walters

Status: Still Together

Melanie was vacationing in Jamaica when she first met Devar. It didn’t take long for Melanie to fall head over heels for the lifeguard, who filed for a K-1 visa to spend more time with her in the States. While Melanie’s family didn’t trust Devar’s intentions, the two got married anyway.

Devar and Melanie with her son Hunter at a restaurant

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When the two got engaged, Melanie told Devar that her son Hunter (from a previous marriage) was her top priority. He not only accepted Melanie’s wish, but he also treated Hunter as if he was his own son. The couple is still happily married, and in 2017 they welcomed their daughter Avah into the world. While not much is known about the couple, we do know that they are still together.

Fernando and Carolina Verdini

Status: Still Together

Fernando and Carolina seemed like the perfect match. The two first met in Colombia while they were on dates with other people. But by the end of her trip, Fernando proposed, and the rest is history. However, things may not be going as smoothly as fans might have predicted.

Two selfies of Fernando and Carolina

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In a now-deleted Instagram post, Carolina suggested that Fernando has a side piece. “And when your husband has another person in his life to say I love you, this is the end of everything I can no longer fight, I am already defeated,” she wrote. Fans sadly weren’t surprised, especially after Fernando’s confession of being somewhat of a playboy in the past. Despite these accusations, it seems that the couple is still together.

Matt Ryan and Alla Fedoruk

Status: Still Together

Fans first met Matt and Alla on Season Four of 90 Day Fiancé. The pair met years ago through an online dating service. However, the relationship fizzled out, and Matt married his third wife. But when they divorced a few years later, he and Alla reconnected. After speaking online for six months, Matt flew to Ukraine to meet Alla face-to-face for the first time.

Matt posing with Alla and her baby bump / Matt, Alla, and one of their children

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Although their family and friends didn’t think the relationship would work out, the two got married and are still happily together. The family of four (Alla has a son from a previous relationship) live in Cincinnati. Matt temporarily lived in a motor home outside of his car dealership to avoid exposing his then-pregnant wife to the virus.

Michael Jessen and Juliana Custodio

Status: Still Together

Fans had mixed opinions about this couple, especially because of their age gap. Michael, who was 42 years old at the time, introduced himself on the show as a wine entrepreneur with a high-flying lifestyle. He first met Juliana, a 23-year-old Brazilian model, at a yacht party off the coast of Croatia. After she was denied a tourist visa twice, the couple filed for a K-1 visa instead.

Michael and Juliana during an interview on 90 day fiance / Michael and Juliana toasting with champagne on their wedding day

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Michael accused TLC of creating unnecessary drama by amplifying the drama between him and his ex-wife Sara. But when Michael and Juliana finally did tie the knot, Sara officiated the wedding, putting an end to the made-up drama. It’s nice to see that exes can get along after a divorce.

Mike Youngquist and Natalie Mordovtseva

Status: Still Together

Mike and Natalie sure went through the wringer during the first season of the show. Besides a difference in cultures, the couple had completely different views on religion, relationships, and family values, on top of a language barrier. In the final episode, Natalie even admitted that she didn’t love Mike.

Mike and Natalie taking a selfie together on a park bench

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But while fans thought the couple was done for good, cameras caught Natalie arriving in Washington to visit her ex. While the couple has stayed out of the spotlight, we do know that they ended up working out their differences and tied the knot, according to the local newspaper. It’ll be interesting to see if their marriage will work out. We’re keeping our fingers crossed!