90 Day Fiancé

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90 Day Fiancé
90 Day Fiance logo.jpg
GenreReality television
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons7
No. of episodes57
Production company(s)Sharp Entertainment
Original networkTLC
Original releaseJanuary 12, 2014 (2014-01-12) –
present (present)
Followed by90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?
External links

90 Day Fiancé is an American documentary series/reality tv servies on TLC that follows couples who have applied for or received a K-1 visa (available uniquely to foreign fiancés of American citizens) and therefore have 90 days to decide to marry before the visas of the foreign half of the couple expire and they must leave the United States. It debuted on January 12, 2014.

K-1 visa Process[edit]

First, the petitioner must meet the beneficiary inside or outside the USA and then file a I-129F petition with evidence of meeting and of a relationship. After the petition is approved, the petitioner must pass biometrics and then the process is sent to the foreign embassy of the beneficiary. The beneficiary then files for a visa, before or after passing the medical requirements and is called for an interview. The beneficiary must prove that they meet the requirements of the visa including strong evidence of meeting and a valid relationship. The foreign fiancé travels to the States to live with his or her prospective American spouse. The couple must marry within 90 days, otherwise the beneficiary must leave the country. The couple may face language barriers, culture shock, the stigma of being thought of as a "mail-order bride" as well as skepticism of friends and family.

Season 1 Cast[edit]

Russ & Pao[edit]

Russ Mayfield (27, from Owasso, Oklahoma) met Paola "Pao" (26, from Bucaramanga, Colombia), a fashion designer, while he was in Colombia on a work assignment in the petroleum industry. They married and moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma. Russ is a graduate of Oklahoma State University–Stillwater and works as a field engineer, although he lost his job shortly after marrying. Paola then moved to Miami to seek more opportunities modeling and as a personal trainer and for its larger South American community, while Russ initially remains in Oklahoma City. Eventually, Russ moves to Miami, but is concerned about Pao's skimpy outfits during her modeling jobs. Paola advanced to the second round of the 2017 Maxim's Finest competition, but was eventually eliminated. In 2018 they announced they were pregnant with their first child, a boy. Russ and Paola Mayfield welcomed their baby boy Axel Mayfield on January 1, 2019.

Alan & Kirlyam[edit]

Alan Cox (29, from Los Angeles, California) met Kirlyam (21, from Goiânia, Brazil) while he was on a Mormon mission to her hometown. She moved to the United States to live with him, although the two were virgins at the time of their wedding. She tried modeling, but Alan was jealous of the attention that she received. They were married in a Mormon temple, and although Kirlyam's family was unable to attend, they watched a live streaming video of the event from Brazil. The couple went to Hawaii for their honeymoon.

Kirlyam is waiting for her green card so that she can find employment. Alan is employed by Breen Engineering as a project lead/photo simulation specialist. They are still together and in October 2017 Kirlyam gave birth to the couple's first child, a boy named Liam.

Louis & Aya[edit]

Louis Roy Gattone, Jr. (33, from Indianapolis, Indiana) met Aya (30, from Ormoc, Philippines), via an online dating service. Aya wanted Louis to move to the Philippines, but they decided to live in the United States because he has two young sons. They were married in a Catholic church. Louis is taking classes and is almost done with his degree. Aya is working. They plan to buy a house in the near future. The boys live with them and they plan on having a child or children of their own. The couple decided not to participate in the season 2 update. They are still married. In February 2018 they announced they were expecting a baby. In June 2018 they welcomed their first child, a son named Giovanni.

Mike & Aziza[edit]

Mike Eloshway (31, from Cleveland, Ohio) and Aziza (21, from Volgograd, Russia) met on a language acquisition website. Their relationship was initially platonic. Sometime after Aziza's application for a work US visa was denied, their relationship turned romantic. In Summer 2014, she arrived to America to live with Mike. They were married although Aziza was very saddened because her family was unable to attend the wedding. Mike is employed as a technical support specialist for the Cleveland Municipal Court. Mike wants to have children right away, while Aziza does not. Aziza found employment at an optics lab. The couple traveled to Russia where Mike met Aziza's parents. They are still married, and are expecting a child together. Aziza gave birth to the couple's first child, a daughter named Olivia Joan on January 14, 2019.

Season 2 cast[edit]

Chelsea & Yamir[edit]

Yamir Castillo (28, from Managua, Nicaragua) and Chelsea Macek (25, from Galesburg, Illinois) met while she was volunteering in Nicaragua. Yamir was a member of a Nicaraguan boy band. He moved to the United States to live with Chelsea and her parents. This caused a large rift between him and the members of his band. Chelsea’s parents are very supportive of the relationship. Yamir sends some demo tapes to a few music producers in Chicago and receives a reply. He travels to Chicago to meet with producers. The producers say that he needs to move to Chicago to have better opportunities. Unfortunately, Chelsea is resistant to the idea because neither is employed and they can live for free with her parents in Galesburg. Yamir made his music debut in the United States with Chelsea playing his spouse in the music video, "Party Love". Chelsea found employment as an elementary school teacher. Yamir and Chelsea filed for divorce in 2017 and Yamir is still living in Chicago, working on his music. Yamir stated that "Just because two people aren't together any longer doesn't mean you cannot have a relationship with that person. Although we no longer have the bond that united us, there's no hate!"

Danielle & Mohamed[edit]

Mohamed Jbali, (26, from Tunis, Tunisia), met Danielle Mullins (41, from Norwalk, Ohio) in an online chat room. The two were engaged, and Mohammed moved to Ohio. Danielle had 3 teenage daughters and 1 adult son from previous relationships. Mohamed claimed to have a job, but Danielle discovered that it was a lie. Mohamed also found out that Danielle had lied about aspects of her private life including passing bad checks and using someone else's credit card fraudulently. Shortly after the wedding, Mohamed left Danielle. He went to Florida with a female friend, and Danielle saw intimate photos of them on social media and consulted a lawyer. She filed for an annulment, or a retroactive cancellation of the marriage which, if granted, would mean that Mohamed would be deported. In court Mohamed said he would fight the annulment and the judge stated it would be difficult for Danielle to win; Danielle's lawyer advised her to change the filing, and she removed the annulment.[1] They divorced, and, in October 2017, Mohamed moved to Texas. Danielle is still trying to get Mohamed deported, despite pleas from fellow cast members and fans to "let it go."

Justin & Evelin[edit]

Justin (34, from San Jose, California ) and Evelin (29, from Cali, Colombia) met while they were both attending a rugby match at the 2013 World Games in Colombia. After their first night together, Justin told Evelin to vacuum and clean the dishes, while he watched a football game. They spent the following 7 days together and fell in love. Justin works as a physical education teacher at an elementary school. In Colombia, Evelin worked as a dance instructor. Since moving to the United States, Evelin has changed the spelling of her name to Evelyn. They are still married.

Brett & Daya[edit]

Brett Otto (31, from Snohomish, Washington) and Daya De Arce (29, from San Carlos, Negros Occidental, Philippines) met via an online dating service. Brett was divorced and has a 6-year-old daughter from his first marriage. His daughter lives with her mother in Montana. Brett works in tool services for Boeing, and Daya found a job in the United States. He had two roommates, but Brett and Daya moved out into their own apartment. Brett and Daya were married on February 14, 2015. Brett's mother chose not to attend the wedding.

They are still married and welcomed a daughter Isabella in July 2017.

Jason & Cássia[edit]

Jason Hitch (38, from Spring Hill, Florida) and Cássia Tavares (23, from Curitiba, Brazil) met through Facebook while Cássia was in an online relationship with Jason's friend. Once that relationship ended, Jason and Cássia began dating. Cássia came to the United States and moved in with Jason and his father. Jason is originally from Champaign, Illinois, and is a United States Army veteran. He lives very frugally. He buys items from garage sales, auctions, and estate sales, and sells them online for a profit. They started a mail-order snack business called "Gifting Fun". In 2017, they separated. In 2018, they filed for divorce after Jason was charged with domestic violence.[2] In April 2018, they dismissed their divorce case and are working on their marriage. In September 2018, Jason filed for divorce.[3] The couple officially divorced in October 2018.

Danny & Amy[edit]

Danny Frishmuth (23, from Norristown, Pennsylvania), and Amy (21, from Cape Town, South Africa) met in Australia while they were on a Bible study trip. They fell in love and got engaged. When Amy arrived in America, she lived with Danny's brother because she and Danny wanted to be virgins when they wed. Danny works in home construction for X-Treme Works in Malvern, Pennsylvania. Danny's father initially objected to the marriage because Amy is not white, but he eventually accepted her into the family. They were married in 2014.[4] They are still married and are now living in Texas. They have one son, Jedidiah John Frishmuth (born in June 2015) and a daughter Anna Elise Frishmuth (born in July 2017).

Season 3 Cast[edit]

Mark & Nikki[edit]

Mark (58, from Baltimore, Maryland) and Nikki (19, from Cebu City, Philippines) met via an online dating service. Mark owns a concert piano rental business. He has 4 adult children from a previous marriage who are all older than Nikki. He and his first wife's relationship ended when the children were very young, and Mark was left to raise the children. Mark's first wife and Nikki are both from Cebu, Philippines. Shortly after meeting Nikki, Mark proposed to her. When Nikki came to Maryland, Mark surprised her with a car and taught her how to drive. When Mark told Nikki that the car was the same make and model as the car that he put a deposit on for his first wife, Nikki was confused as she thought it was the very exact same car. He demanded that Nikki sign a prenuptial agreement. Mark's daughter, Elise, felt uncomfortable with the relationship because she is a year older than Nikki. Elise shared her discomfort when Mark wanted to give Nikki clothes that she had previously discarded. The couple sued TLC for broken written promises, including that the show was a documentary, not scripted, filmed as it happens and you are not forced to do or say anything. However, the lawsuit was eventually dismissed. [5]

Loren & Alexei[edit]

Alexei Brovarnik (27, from Nazareth Illit, Israel, originally from Ukraine) and Loren Goldstone (27, from New York City), met while she was on a Birthright Israel trip, where he was a medic. Loren was an executive assistant in New York, but she quit and moved to Parkland, Florida to save money. Loren admits to liking expensive things, but claims she is not a spoiled child. She is a graduate of the University of North Florida. In addition to marrying in the United States, Alexei and Loren got married in Israel, surrounded by Alexei's family and friends and Loren's parents. Loren wants Alexei to be a model, while he wants to be a firefighter, paramedic, or policeman. Soon after they are married Alexei's mom travels to Florida to explore ways to move the whole family from Israel to the United States. The couple is still together and resides in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Kyle & Noon[edit]

Kyle Huckabee (28, from New Orleans, Louisiana) and Bajaree Boonma aka Noon (25, from Bangkok, Thailand) met online through Facebook while he was doing research for a trip to Thailand. The two met in person while he was there on vacation. They were engaged and Noon came to America even though Kyle hadn't officially proposed. They initially lived in Kyle's bachelor apartment with his roommate, but the situation was less than ideal. Kyle started working extra shifts at his job as a bartender on Bourbon Street so that they could afford an apartment of their own. Kyle proposed during a parachuting trip, and they moved into a new apartment. Before he met Noon, Kyle was estranged from his parents who are divorced. With Noon's support, he restarted the relationship with his mother. Kyle & Noon were married in a Buddhist temple, but unfortunately, Noon's family was unable to attend the ceremony. Kyle’s mom chose not to attend. They are still married.

Melanie & Devar[edit]

Devar Walters (28, from Runaway Bay, Jamaica) and Melanie Bowers (33, from Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania) met while Melanie was on vacation at a Jamaican resort where Devar was employed as a lifeguard. Melanie is a registered nurse. She has custody of her 11-year-old son, Hunter, on weekends. She was married to his father for 5 years before the marriage ended in divorce when she was 26. Devar proposed to Melanie while she was still vacationing, and she accepted. Back in Pennsylvania, Melanie’s sister, Bev, is extremely concerned and does not trust Devar. The couple hits a rough patch when Devar mentions he wants to send most of the money he earns to his family in Jamaica; Melanie ponders out loud that she will look into a prenuptial agreement. Devar has been training to become a welder.

They are still together and the couple has a daughter named Avah, who was born in November 2017.

Fernando & Carolina[edit]

Fernando (39, from Doral, Florida) and Carolina (22, from Medellín, Colombia) met in Colombia while both were on dates with other people. The two were engaged before he returned to the United States. Fernando was previously married. After his marriage ended, Fernando invited his parents to share his house. When Carolina moves to Florida, Fernando's mom makes inappropriate remarks such as telling Carolina that all people from Colombia are cocaine addicts. Even though Carolina does not get along with Fernando's mom, they get married. The couple happily settled in together, though Carolina admits she calls her mom 3 times per day and misses her cat, while Fernando is allergic to cats. Fernando gained 50 pounds since meeting Carolina. Fernando says he did not cheat, although Carolina found emails that he exchanged with an ex-girlfriend. They are still married.

Josh & Aleksandra[edit]

Josh Strobel (22, from Rexburg, Idaho) and Aleksandra Iarovikova (21, from Kirov, Russia), met in Prague, Czech Republic, while Josh was on a Mormon mission and Aleksandra was attending Metropolitan University Prague. Initially an atheist, Aleksandra converted to Mormonism and Josh played a role in this. Before converting, she was also employed as a go-go dancer at a club and loved drinking and partying. The couple kept in touch after Josh's mission and began dating. Josh visited Russia and proposed in 2015.[6] Josh and Aleksandra were married in August 2015, soon after Aleksandra's arrival to the United States from Prague, where she had to finalize her semester in June. They had a daughter named Kaya in March 2016. Their daughter looks biracial which caused a lot of controversy because both Aleksandra and Josh are white.

Josh graduated with a BS from Creighton University in 2016, but was not accepted to a medical school that year and started working for his father. At the beginning of 2018, Josh started medical school at the University of Queensland, in Australia, and the family moved to Brisbane, Australia. In December 2018 the couple announced that they are expecting their second child.

Season 4 Cast[edit]

Jorge & Anfisa[edit]

Anfisa Arkhipchenko (20, from Moscow, Russia) was contacted by Jorge Nava (27, from Riverside, California) via Facebook after he saw her photos online. Though Anfisa was at first resistant to his messages, Anfisa eventually agreed to meet him and Jorge ends up taking her on an expensive vacation around Europe. Shortly before Anfisa was scheduled to come to the United States, she asked Jorge for a $10,000 handbag, which Jorge declined to buy. Anfisa erased Jorge's cellphone and cancelled the flights, though the two reconciled and eventually Anfisa agreed to travel to the United States. Jorge pleaded guilty to marijuana trafficking, which made it hard for him to rent an apartment. They moved into a hotel and Anfisa was not impressed (though why exactly Jorge does not have his own place to live has not been revealed). They later moved into a small apartment. Jorge did not buy an engagement ring or wedding dress for Anfisa, and Jorge's friends and family became concerned about Anfisa's motives. Anfisa admitted that she was indeed interested in Jorge providing for her and stated that while she may be using Jorge for his money, Jorge is primarily interested in her for her looks and would not want to marry her if she was ugly. Anfisa considered returning to Russia, and Jorge considered not trying to stop her. They later got married alone in a simple courthouse ceremony, after which Jorge promised both to buy a ring for Anfisa and to hold a bigger ceremony her family could attend.

Jorge's sister confronted Anfisa at a restaurant about her demands. They remained living in a small apartment, Jorge did not buy Anfisa a ring. Later they separated for a few months and Anfisa got a new apartment, driving license and bought a car. Despite a bitter and hate-filled separation, Anfisa and Jorge are still married. In early 2018, Jorge was arrested for transporting 293 pounds of marijuana. In September 2018, Jorge was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison and Anfisa is waiting for him.

Nicole & Azan[edit]

Nicole Nafziger (21, from Bradenton, Florida) and Azan Tefou (23, from Agadir, Morocco), met via an online dating service mobile app. Though somewhat against her parents wishes, Nicole decides to go to Morocco for 5 weeks, leaving her toddler-aged daughter May with her sister. Upon meeting Nicole at the airport, Azan remarks that she is "big...a little bit" but concedes that he is happy. Nicole is thrilled to be in Morocco with Azan (later calling him her "Arabian Prince"), though he has a hard time persuading her that in his culture it is not acceptable for unmarried couples to be physically affectionate. Nicole persists in trying to hug and kiss Azan, which only causes him to become irritated. Nicole feels shunned and unsure of their relationship. Azan takes Nicole to Agadir to visit his family; she is warmly welcomed by the family. Nicole later reveals that she cheated on Azan, which could end the relationship. Azan takes Nicole to the desert and proposes, and she accepts. However, she continues to chafe at the customs of the Culture of Islam. She refuses to convert to Islam and he refuses to convert to Christianity. Their wedding is delayed indefinitely due to Nicole not being able to afford to fund the government sponsorship requirements for Azan's staying in the U.S, and her Mom refusing to co sponsor the effort. Nicole believes it will take at least 2 years and hopes Azan will wait. In addition, Nicole promised to lose weight and Azan became irritated when he caught her hoarding mini-donuts and Little Debbie oatmeal creme pies. Their future is unsure, they are still together, but living in separate countries. In late 2017, Nicole's father agreed to sponsor Azan.

Narkyia & Olulowo[edit]

Olulowo (28, from Lagos, Nigeria) met Narkyia (36, from Camp Hill, Pennsylvania) via an online dating service for overweight women. They faced many obstacles for meeting. Narkyia and her friends and family were skeptical of him and are wary of a romance scam, but he did not ask for any money. They broke up after Olulowo lied to Narkyia about still having been contacting and pursuing a relationship with a woman he had previously had a baby with in the early stages of his relationship with Narkyia. They got back together and are living in the United States.

Matt & Alla[edit]

Matt Ryan (42, from Williamstown, Kentucky), and Alla Fedoruk (30, from Kiev, Ukraine), met several years ago using an online dating service but lost touch after Matt married his 3rd wife. A few years and a divorce later, Matt and Alla reconnected. Alla, also a divorcee, has a 7-year-old son named Max. The reserved Alla is easily overwhelmed by Matt's friends and family while Matt continues to deal with lingering issues caused by infidelity by his previous wives. Alla dreams of a wedding on the beach but Matt's family tries to persuade her to scale back her plans. When Alla says that she does not love Matt yet, his friends are very concerned. However, the couple marry. They are later shown looking for a new house, closer to city and Matt's family. They are still together.

Chantel & Pedro[edit]

Chantel (real name: CeAir) Everett (25, from Atlanta, Georgia) met Pedro Jimeno while on a trip to the Dominican Republic, after being introduced by a Spanish teacher. Chantel frequently went to the Dominican Republic to visit him, and on one of those trips he proposed to her. Because Chantel was worried that her family would think that Pedro was only going after a green card to enter the U.S, Chantel told her parents that he was in America on a student travel visa. Eventually, Chantel and Pedro marry in the United States. However, Chantel and Pedro are planning to get married in the Dominican Republic as well, but Pedro doesn't think her family will want to go. They go to the Dominican Republic, but then have some explosive fights and arguments with the family members, since Pedro's family now expect him to send them money. Chantel's family is upset because of the obvious improvement of the standard of living of Pedro's family, while Chantel and Pedro have very modest living in the United States. Pedro's family offers Chantel's family chicken feet, which is taken as a sign of disrespect. They did get married and reside in Georgia.

Season 5 Cast[edit]

Elizabeth & Andrei[edit]

Elizabeth Potthast (27, from Tampa, Florida), met Andrei Castravet (31, from Chisinau, Moldova), while Elizabeth visited Dublin, where Andrei resided and worked as a bouncer. At first, Andrei does not get along with Elizabeth's family due to his controlling nature and the haste of the marriage. Elizabeth's father refuses to financially support the couple. Elizabeth and her sisters go to Miami for a bachelorette party and they go clubbing, against Andrei's wishes. The couple got married in an outdoor ceremony. In October 2018 they announced that they are expecting their first child, a girl.[7]

On January 23, 2019 the couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Eleanor Louise.

Evelyn & David[edit]

David Vázquez Zermeño (27, from Granada, Spain) and Evelyn Cormier (18, from Claremont, New Hampshire), both from religious Christian families and both virgins before marriage, met after David saw the Facebook page for Evelyn's band[8] and sent her a message. David had only discussed sex once in his life, with his family at the age of 13, and did not want to talk with Evelyn about sex on camera. Despite David's objections to living in a small town, they got married and live in Claremont, New Hampshire.

In February 2019 Evelyn revealed that she will be a contestant on the upcoming season of the American Idol. In March 2019 it was announced that Evelyn made Final 20. She did not make the top 10 though.

Molly & Luis[edit]

Molly Hopkins (41, from Woodstock, Georgia), met Luis Mendez (26, from Dominican Republic) at the bar he worked at while she was on a trip with friends to the Dominican Republic.[7]

They did not have a wedding but did legally get married during the 90-day visa period. Luis did not get along with Molly's 2 kids and was not interested in fatherhood. He left Molly but later returned for the final episode, "Tell All".

In January 2018, after 6 months of being married, Molly filed for divorce while Luis claimed that he was emotionally and physically abused by her during their marriage.[9] Five months after their divorce was finalized, Luis remarried in September 2018. He is now living in New Jersey.

David & Annie[edit]

David Toborowsky (48, from Louisville, Kentucky), met Annie Suwan (24, from Bueng Kan, Thailand) at a bar while he was living in Thailand. David has no money and needs his best friend, Chris Thieneman, to sponsor Annie and give David enough money to pay the bride price to Annie's parents, which frustrates Chris's wife, Nikki. Despite David's past infidelity, drinking problems, and destitution, the couple got married. They live in Louisville, Kentucky, although they think about moving back to Asia.[7]

Josh & Aika[edit]

Josh Batterson (43, from Mesa, Arizona) met Aika (36 from Quezon City, Philippines). Despite doubts about the future of their relationship due to Josh's reluctance to get surgery to reverse his vasectomy and allow him to impregnate Aika, who wants children, Josh & Aika got married in Las Vegas.

Nicole & Azan[edit]

Nicole and Azan, who also appeared in season 4, are featured again in season 5.*

Season 6 Cast[edit]

Ashley & Jay[edit]

Ashley Martson (33, from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania) met Jay Smith (20, from Jamaica), while she was vacationing at a resort for a friend's wedding. The pair connected via social media and continued to talk after her trip. Six months later, she returned to Jamaica and he proposed. Ashley has two young children from previous relationships and is expecting Jay to move to Pennsylvania to be with her.[10] They were married in Las Vegas in April 2018 after cancelling their planned wedding ceremony and reception in Pennsylvania due to racist comments that surfaced on their wedding website. Shortly after they returned home from Las Vegas, Ashley discovered Jay had made an account on Tinder. She filed for divorce on January 11, 2019, but then changed her mind a couple weeks later.[11]

Colt & Larissa[edit]

Colt Johnson (33, from Las Vegas, Nevada) and Larissa Dose Santos Lima (31, from Minas Gerais, Brazil) met via an online dating website. Colt, a computer programmer who lives with his mother and three cats, flew to Mexico to meet Larissa for the first time and spent five days together. He subsequently flew to Rio de Janeiro to spend six more days with her. After eleven days total together, he proposed marriage and she is moving to Las Vegas to be with him. They were married in summer 2018 with the marriage lasting only about 6 months. On January 16, 2019, Larissa was charged with misdemeanor domestic violence. Colt subsequently filed for divorce on January 18, 2019. [10] [12]On February 17, 2019, Larissa revealed she had a new love interest on Instagram. [13]

Jonathan & Fernanda[edit]

Jonathan Rivera (32, from Lumberton, North Carolina) met Fernanda Flores (19, from Celaya, Mexico) while on a vacation in Mexico. The pair hit it off and, despite the age difference, began dating. Jonathan, a real estate broker, flew to Mexico to pick up Fernanda and they arrived in North Carolina to begin the 90 day visa process.[10] The couple married in May 2018. In January 2019 the couple announced they have separated, having not spoken since December 22. On March 12, 2019, Jon announced he has cancelled Fernanda's green card paperwork. [14]

Kalani & Asuelu[edit]

Kalani Faagata (30, from Orange County, California) met Asuelu Pulaa (23, from Samoa) while she was on vacation in Samoa and he was working at the resort she was staying at. There, Kalani lost her virginity to Asuelu and the couple became pregnant. Kalani gave birth to their son, Oliver, in January 2018. Asuelu is now making the move to California, a move that Kalani's family eyes with suspicion.[10] Kalani and Asuelu marry in a beautiful ceremony. In December 2018 it was announced that the couple is expecting their second child, a boy, due in April 2019. [15]

Eric & Leida[edit]

Eric Rosenbrook (40, from Baraboo, Wisconsin) met Leida Margaretha Cohen (29, from Jakarta, Indonesia) on an international dating site. Eric is an avionics technician and former U.S. Marine and Leida claims to be a model, actress, teacher, and medical school graduate from a wealthy family. Leida is preparing to move to Wisconsin and is wary that Eric pays child support. Likewise, Eric's family is questioning why Leida is giving up her affluent surroundings.[10] In January 2019 police were called to Eric and Leida's home to investigate accusations domestic abuse. [16]

Steven & Olga[edit]

Steven Frend (20, from Bowie, Maryland) met Olga Koshimbetova (20 from Voronezh, Russia) while Olga was staying in the United States for a summer. After dating for a few months, the couple became pregnant. Olga returned to her native Russia and in April 2018 had the baby, a boy named Richie Aleksandr "Alex." The couple intends to raise the child in the United States. Steven traveled to Russia to attend to birth of his son after which he applied for K-1 visa for Olga. Olga's visa got approved on December 24, 2018.[10] [17]


Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
16January 12, 2014 (2014-01-12)February 23, 2014 (2014-02-23)
212October 19, 2014 (2014-10-19)December 28, 2014 (2014-12-28)
312October 11, 2015 (2015-10-11)December 6, 2015 (2015-12-06)
414September 11, 2016 (2016-09-11)November 20, 2016 (2016-11-20)
513October 8, 2017 (2017-10-08)December 18, 2017 (2017-12-18)
613October 21, 2018 (2018-10-21)January 13, 2019 (2019-01-13)

Season 1 (2014)[edit]

No. in
TitleDirected byOriginal air date
11"I Got My Visa!"Jessica HernandezJanuary 12, 2014 (2014-01-12)
Four women come to the US to live with their American fiances using a unique 90 day K-1 visa. The couples have 90 days to wed before the visas expire.
22"Culture Shock"Jessica HernandezJanuary 19, 2014 (2014-01-19)
Paola has to adapt to living with Russ' parents and her wild ways leads to collisions with Russ's friends. Kirlyam misses her parents. Aziza meets Mike's skeptical family. Louis prepares his sons and ex-wife for Aya.
33"Enough Is Enough"Jessica HernandezJanuary 26, 2014 (2014-01-26)
Paola and Russ move into their new apartment. Aya meets Louis' ex-wife and sons. Kirlyam goes to a salon where she is been referred to a modeling agency. Aziza and Mike hit a milestone in their relationship.
44"90 Days Isn't Enough"Jessica Hernandez & Kevin RhoadesFebruary 9, 2014 (2014-02-09)
Russ takes Paola to a tailgate but their wedding plans are jeopardized. Alan is concerned when Kirlyam gets a modelling opportunity. Aziza is confronted by Mike's Mom at her bachelorette party. Aya gets upset as Louis cuts corners on their wedding.
55"Didn't Expect This..."Jessica Hernandez & Kevin RhoadesFebruary 16, 2014 (2014-02-16)
Aziza upsets Mike when he went missing after his bachelor party. Kirlyam and Alan rush their wedding. Paola shops for a wedding dress but Russ might be called back to work. Aya cannot have the wedding of her dreams because of a limited budget.
66"Time's Up"Jessica Hernandez & Kevin RhoadesFebruary 23, 2014 (2014-02-23)
Paola has her bachelorette party but is unsure if her wedding will take place. Aziza gets nervous before her wedding. Kirlyam and Alan are both virgins at their wedding night. Louis has Aya doubt as he arrives late for filing in this his wedding.

Season 2 (2014)[edit]

No. in
TitleOriginal air date
71"Where Are They Now? Season 1 Couples"October 19, 2014 (2014-10-19)
82"New Couples, New Journeys"October 19, 2014 (2014-10-19)
93"I'm Home, America!"October 26, 2014 (2014-10-26)
104"Watch You Like a Hawk"November 2, 2014 (2014-11-02)
115"Touchdown!"November 10, 2014 (2014-11-10)
126"Mo' Money, Mo' Problems"November 17, 2014 (2014-11-17)
137"Fears, Family, Future"November 23, 2014 (2014-11-23)
148"I Have to Tell You Something"November 30, 2014 (2014-11-30)
159"Going Once, Going Twice...Gone?"December 7, 2014 (2014-12-07)
1610"Red Flags"December 14, 2014 (2014-12-14)
1711"I'm Gonna Go Home"December 21, 2014 (2014-12-21)
1812"The Couples Tell All"December 28, 2014 (2014-12-28)

Season 3 (2015)[edit]

No. in
TitleOriginal air date
191"Where Are They Now? Season 2 Couples"October 11, 2015 (2015-10-11)
202"Departures and Arrivals"October 11, 2015 (2015-10-11)
213"Welcome to the Family"October 18, 2015 (2015-10-18)
224"Questions & Answers"October 25, 2015 (2015-10-25)
235"Full of Surprises"November 1, 2015 (2015-11-01)
246"Missing Home"November 8, 2015 (2015-11-08)
257"Lights, Camera, Drama"November 15, 2015 (2015-11-15)
268"Don't Push Me"November 22, 2015 (2015-11-22)
279"Bachelorette Blues"November 29, 2015 (2015-11-29)
2810"What Do You Know About Love?"November 29, 2015 (2015-11-29)
2911"This Is It"December 6, 2015 (2015-12-06)
3012"Season 3 Tell All"December 6, 2015 (2015-12-06)

Season 4 (2016)[edit]

No. in
TitleOriginal air date
311"For Your Eyes Only"August 22, 2016 (2016-08-22)
322"You Say Goodbye, I Say Hello"September 11, 2016 (2016-09-11)
333"Meet the Family"September 18, 2016 (2016-09-18)
344"Life's a Beach"September 25, 2016 (2016-09-25)
355"Testing the Waters"October 2, 2016 (2016-10-02)
366"I Can See the Cracks"October 9, 2016 (2016-10-09)
377"Time to Tell the Truth"October 16, 2016 (2016-10-16)
388"This Is What You Came For"October 23, 2016 (2016-10-23)
399"You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone"October 30, 2016 (2016-10-30)
4010"Confessions of a Foreign Fiancé"November 6, 2016 (2016-11-06)
4111"Are You Ready for This?"November 13, 2016 (2016-11-13)
4212"Too Little Too Late"November 13, 2016 (2016-11-13)
4313"Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace"November 20, 2016 (2016-11-20)
4414"Season 4 Tell All"November 20, 2016 (2016-11-20)

Season 5 (2017)[edit]

No. in
TitleOriginal air date
451"Waiting Is The Hardest Part"October 8, 2017 (2017-10-08)
462"Parental Approval"October 15, 2017 (2017-10-15)
473"Bring on the 90 Days"October 22, 2017 (2017-10-22)
484"Good Morning America"October 29, 2017 (2017-10-29)
495"Family First"November 5, 2017 (2017-11-05)
506"Crossing the Line"November 12, 2017 (2017-11-12)
517"Welcome to Real Life"November 19, 2017 (2017-11-19)
528"Out of Nowhere"November 26, 2017 (2017-11-26)
539"Wake Up Call"December 3, 2017 (2017-12-03)
5410"Breaking Point"December 10, 2017 (2017-12-10)
5511"Second Thoughts"December 17, 2017 (2017-12-17)
5612"I Now Pronounce You"December 18, 2017 (2017-12-18)
5713"Season 5: Tell All"December 18, 2017 (2017-12-18)

Season 6 (2018)[edit]

No. in
TitleOriginal air date
581"The Clock Is Tickin'"October 21, 2018 (2018-10-21)
592"Young and Restless"October 28, 2018 (2018-10-28)
603"Rough Landings"November 4, 2018 (2018-11-04)
614"I Know What You Did"November 11, 2018 (2018-11-11)
625"Not What I Thought"November 18, 2018 (2018-11-18)
636"Flirting With Disaster"November 25, 2018 (2018-11-25)
647"Ready to Run"December 2, 2018 (2018-12-02)
658"No Way Out"December 9, 2018 (2018-12-09)
669"Backed Into a Corner"December 16, 2018 (2018-12-16)
6710"Where Truth Lies"December 23, 2018 (2018-12-23)
6811"Make it or Break it"December 30, 2018 (2018-12-30)
6912"The Couples Tell All Part 1"January 6, 2019 (2019-01-06)
7013"The Couples Tell All Part 2"January 13, 2019 (2019-01-13)


90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?[edit]

90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? is an American documentary series (Docu-Series) on TLC and a spin-off of 90 Day Fiancé. The series follows six couples from previous seasons and documents the ups and downs of their relationships post-marriage.

90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? Couples
Couples Original Season Seasons
Season 1 (2016) Season 2 (2017) Season 3 (2018) Season 4 (2019)
Russ & Paola
Season 1 Main
Danielle & Mohamed
Season 2 Main
Brett & Daya
Melanie & Devar
Season 3 Main
Kyle & Noon
Loren & Alexei
Jorge & Anfisa
Season 4 Main
Chantel & Pedro
Elizabeth and Andreai Main
Nicole & Azan
Season 5 Main
Molly & Luis
David & Annie
Ashley and Jay Season 6 Main
Colt and Larissa Main

Season 1[edit]

Returning couples included Season 1's Russ & Paola; Season 2's Danielle & Mohamed and Brett & Daya; and Season 3's Melanie & Devar, Loren & Alexei, and Kyle & Noon. TLC announced the spin-off series in August 2016. The series debuted on September 11, 2016, following the premiere of season 4 of 90 Day Fiancé. The first season ended in November 2016 with a two-part "Tell All" special.


No. in
No. in
Title Original air date
11"It's Only the Beginning"September 11, 2016 (2016-09-11)
22"It's My Secret to Tell"September 18, 2016 (2016-09-18)
33"Something's Up"September 25, 2016 (2016-09-25)
44"What Don't I Know?"October 2, 2016 (2016-10-02)
55"The Truth Hurts"October 9, 2016 (2016-10-09)
66"Facing the Past"October 16, 2016 (2016-10-16)
77"Destination Impossible"October 23, 2016 (2016-10-23)
88"You Can't Run..."October 30, 2016 (2016-10-30)
99"I Came All This Way"October 30, 2016 (2016-10-30)
1010"The Roles Reverse"November 6, 2016 (2016-11-06)
1111"The Couples Tell All Part 1"November 6, 2016 (2016-11-06)
1212"The Couples Tell All Part 2"November 13, 2016 (2016-11-13)

Season 2[edit]

90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? was renewed for a second season in November 2016.[18] The second season debuted on June 25, 2017, and features 90 Day Fiancé Season 1's Russ & Paola, Season 2's Danielle & Mohamed, Season 3's Loren & Alexei, and Season 4's Jorge & Anfisa and Chantel & Pedro.

No. in
No. in
Title Original air date
131"Happy Wife, Happy Life?"June 25, 2017 (2017-06-25)
142"When The Past Catches Up"July 2, 2017 (2017-07-02)
153"We Got Bad Blood"July 9, 2017 (2017-07-09)
164"Family Secrets"July 16, 2017 (2017-07-16)
175"Lost in Translation"July 23, 2017 (2017-07-23)
186"Lies & Goodbyes"July 30, 2017 (2017-07-30)
197"Models, Moms & Meltdowns"August 6, 2017 (2017-08-06)
208"I Do's & I Don'ts"August 13, 2017 (2017-08-13)
219"Where Do We Go From Here?"August 20, 2017 (2017-08-20)
2210"The Couples Tell All Part 1"August 27, 2017 (2017-08-27)
2311"The Couples Tell All Part 2"September 3, 2017 (2017-09-03)
2412"The Couples Tell All Part 3"September 10, 2017 (2017-09-10)

Season 3[edit]

90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? was renewed for a third season in January 2018. The third season debuted on May 20, 2018, and features 90 Day Fiancé Season 1's Russ & Paola, Season 4's Jorge & Anfisa, Chantel & Pedro and Nicole & Azan, and Season 5's Molly & Luis and David & Annie.

No. in
TitleOriginal air date
251"Home Sweet Home?"May 20, 2018 (2018-05-20)
262"Disruptive Behavior"May 27, 2018 (2018-05-27)
273"There is Something They Don't Know"June 3, 2018 (2018-06-03)
284"Boiling Point"June 10, 2018 (2018-06-10)
295"The Blame Game"June 17, 2018 (2018-06-17)
306"Big Little Lies"June 24, 2018 (2018-06-24)
317"Not Off the Hook"July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01)
328"No Turning Back"July 8, 2018 (2018-07-08)
339"The End of the Line"July 15, 2018 (2018-07-15)
3410"The Couples Tell All Part 1"July 22, 2018 (2018-07-22)
3511"The Couples Tell All Part 2"July 29, 2018 (2018-07-29)

Season 4[edit]

90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? was renewed for a fourth season in March 2019. The fourth season will debuted on April 28, 2019, and features 90 Day Fiancé Season 1's Russ & Paola, Season 4's Chantel & Pedro and Nicole & Azan, Season 5's Elizabeth & Andrei, and Season 6's Ashley & Jay and Colt & Larissa.

No. in
TitleOriginal air date
361"After the Dust Settles"April 28, 2019 (2019-04-28)

90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days[edit]

In November 2016, TLC announced a second spin-off series titled 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days.[18][19]

Season 1[edit]

The premise follows six couples - Paul and Karine, Darcey and Jesse, Larry and Jenny, Cortney and Antonio, Sean and Abby, and Patrick and Myriam - as they start a relationship before the K-1 Visa process begins. It premiered on August 6, 2017.[20]


No. in
No. in
Title Original air date
11"Bon Voyage!"August 6, 2017 (2017-08-06)
22"Going the Distance"August 13, 2017 (2017-08-13)
33"Language of Love"August 20, 2017 (2017-08-20)
44"Meet the Parents"August 27, 2017 (2017-08-27)
55"Secrets and Lies"September 3, 2017 (2017-09-03)
66"Decisions, Decisions"September 10, 2017 (2017-09-10)
77"Baby, I'm Worth It"September 17, 2017 (2017-09-17)
88"Moment of Truth"September 24, 2017 (2017-09-24)
99"Red Flags"October 1, 2017 (2017-10-01)
1010"Reality Check"October 8, 2017 (2017-10-08)
1111"On The Brink"October 15, 2017 (2017-10-15)
1212"Line in the Sand"October 22, 2017 (2017-10-22)
1313"All or Nothing"October 29, 2017 (2017-10-29)
1414"The Couples Tell All"October 30, 2017 (2017-10-30)

Season 2[edit]

90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days was renewed for a second season in January 2018. The second season debuted on August 5, 2018.

The spin-off features the return of season 1's Darcey and Jesse and Paul and Karine. New couples include Angela (United States) and Michael (Nigeria), Jon (England) and Rachel (United States), Ricky (United States) and Melissa (Colombia), Tarik (United States) and Hazel (Philippines), and Marta (United States) and Daya (Algeria).

Paul and Karine married in late 2017 in Brazil. They welcomed a son Pierre Martins Staehle on March 22, 2019, in Manaus, Brazil. He weighed 6.9 pounds and measured at 19.7 inches.


No. in
No. in
Title Original air date
151"And So It Begins"August 5, 2018 (2018-08-05)
162"Face to Face"August 12, 2018 (2018-08-12)
173"Blindsided"August 19, 2018 (2018-08-19)
184"Family Ties"August 26, 2018 (2018-08-26)
195"Seeds of Doubt"September 2, 2018 (2018-09-02)
206"Trust a Try"September 9, 2018 (2018-09-09)
217"Truth or Lie"September 16, 2018 (2018-09-16)
228"Expecting the Unexpected"September 23, 2018 (2018-09-23)
239"The Things We Do for Love"September 30, 2018 (2018-09-30)
2410"Goodbye for Now"October 7, 2018 (2018-10-07)
2511"The Couples Tell All"October 14, 2018 (2018-10-14)

90 Day Fiancé: What Now?[edit]

In March 2017, TLC also announced an original digital spin-off series with the title of 90 Day Fiancé: What Now? for TLCgo.[19] The show provided updates on Kirlyam & Alan from season 1, Aleksandra & Josh and Melanie & Devar from season 3, and Alla & Matt and Narkyia & Olulowo from season 4. TLC uploaded all seven episodes online on July 30, 2017. The network combined the segments into TV episodes that aired on September 17 and September 24, 2017, following 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days.

The What Now? series was brought back in 2018 for another series of updates. The show provided updates on Kirlyam & Alan from season 1, Danielle & Mohamed from season 2 (although Mohamed did not participate), Melanie & Devar from season 3, and Elizabeth & Andrei and Josh & Aika from season 5; Before the 90 Days couples featured included Cortney & Antonio and Patrick & Myriam. TLC uploaded all three episodes online in July 2018. The network combined the segments into TV episodes that aired on July 15, 22 and 29, following 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?.

On April 15, 2019, the What Now? series returned for a third series of updates.[21]

90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way[edit]

On May 6, 2019, it was announced that a spin-off titled 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way will premiere on June 3, 2019.[22]

The Family Chantel[edit]

On April 9, 2019, it was announced that the new spin-off titled The Family Chantel - centering on the relationship of season 4's Pedro and Chantel Jimeno and her immediate family - will premiere in July 2019.[23]


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