90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After? stars Nicole Nafziger and Azan Tefou have weathered wild rumors about each other and their relationship.
This time, it's a little more serious, because Nicole and Azan really will not be returning to next season of Happily Ever After?
And fans are now confronting her about the rumor that she was fired from the show after laying hands on Azan.
Rumors exist, especially if you're a reality star -- no matter how much or little of yourself you share with the world.
Sometimes, these rumors take the form of widely circulated reports that ultimately don't pan out and are debunked.
Other times, it's a wild claim passed around in a whisper. This is one of those times.
90 Day Fiance fans were actually claiming that Nicole and Azan are through with 90 Day Fiance ... because of an incident when they finally met up.
The claim is that Nicole became violent with Azan, and TLC pulled the plug on their 15 minutes of fame.
Multiple people brought this up in the comments under a gorgeous selfie of Nicole's we're sorry to say.
"Is it true that you and Azan won't be on TLC anymore because you were physically violent with him?" one impertinent fan asked.
"No," Nicole replied, with more patience than most of us would have shown.
She did clarify that part of that rumor, at least, is true -- they're off the show.
"We aren't going to be on another season," she explains.
"Because we chose not to go on again right now."
Obviously, it's wise to not always take a reality star's reply to this sort of question at face value.
A domestic abuser is rarely going to fess up to it at all, especially on Instagram.
And plenty of reality stars have announced that they've lost interest in stardom when really they've just been let go from the cast.
But Nicole is dramatic enough to be asked back to the show. And we definitely believe that she wasn't fired for abusing Azan.
It's kind of hard to get violent with your fiance when there's a whole ocean between you. She hasn't seen him in person in a while.
Fans have worried about Nicole for years, given that she keeps clinging to a long-term relationship that appears from the outside to be in limbo.
A lot of people think that it's just thirst that keeps her waiting even as he drags his feet.
(Case in point, look at the photo of Azan above; plenty of Americans would let him string them along for the chance at intimate video chats.)
Others think that she's "desperate" for a man and willing to cling to the "illusion" of Azan rather than look for a husband closer to home.
These rumors range from concerned to deeply unkind, but fan opinions have never swayed her.
Nicole has explained that she's not bothered by what outside perspectives assume about her relationship.
Despite every setback, she remains committed to her relationship with Azan and to their eventual marriage and lives in the US.
Honestly? No matter how the romance began, it seems clear that Nicole and Azan love each other.
The question, however, is whether - after canceled vacations and unexplained trip delays -- love is enough anymore.
Should either of them be putting their lives on hold if it means pining across an ocean instead of being together?
But Nicole is no more bothered by doubts than she is by wild claims about her "firing" from the show.
Real talk? She's been posting for months about how she feels kind of "over it" when it comes to reality television.
She recently shared an update of her back to work at Starbucks -- which means that she sounds serious about living her normal life.
We just hope that she provides lots of updates about her life, her engagement, and especially cute little May!