90 Day Fiance is one of those franchises that sounds like it could be full of amazing love stories or just a total trainwreck.
Amazingly, the show manages to be both ... which is why people can't stop watching the TLC show and its 678 spinoffs.
Sometimes, you see couples like Kirlyam and Alan Cox, who met despite being from different continents but found love and happiness, got married, and are growing their families.
Then you have more ... infamous couples.
Couples like Danielle Mullins and Mohamed Jbali, who seemed to be trying to out-scam each other until those schemes devolved into mutual loathing.
A lot of the couples fall into the middle somewhere.
Some are a little weird, some seem like soulmates.
Any marriage can go right or wrong, and becoming reality stars during your engagement adds an extra special twist to that.
Honestly, you might be shocked at how many of these couples are still together. And which ones aren't.
Ashley Martson and Jay Smith
Even before Jay left Jamaica, Ashley was warned that he was cheating on her and that he would continue to do so. Sure enough, he he cheated on her just days after their wedding. Ashley forgave him -- because she caught him before he could *physically* cheat. Ashley filed for divorce on January 11, 2019, after Jay banged a random woman in the bathroom. They reconciled less than two weeks later. Ashley filed for divorce in April 2019, after discovering that Jay was cheating with a mistress. They reconciled late that summer, and only revealed that when they once again broke up. Then, in March of 2020, Ashley and Jay revealed that they were back together during the COVID-19 pandemic. In August of 2020, after months of celebrating their renewed marriage and launching multiple business ventures, they celebrated their third wedding anniversary. On September 19, 2020, Ashley announced on Instagram that she and Jay had decided to end their marriage -- for good this time -- citing that she could not let go of his many, many betrayals and transgressions. Then, more than a month later, Ashley confessed that the actual cause of the breakup was Jay's fifth time being caught cheating. She apologized for lying to fans, explaining that she was simply embarrassed.
Nicole Nafziger and Azan Tefou
Some early surprises and some not-so-great finances threw a wrench into Nicole and Azan's plans to get married, but these two are currently in a long-term relationship. You can tell that it's serious because he's bonded with her daughter, even though Nicole lied to her family by claiming to have given Azan money to open a shop in Morocco. In March 2020, Nicole traveled to see Azan for the first time in years, and ended up getting "stuck" in Morocco during the pandemic. What was supposed to be a two-week visit turned into a 5-month extended stay, but in August, she made it home safe and sound. She and Azan (whose real name is Hassan M'Raouni) continued to be engaged, despite weird rumors to the contrary. All of that changed in early 2021, when Nicole suddenly dropped "Engaged to H" from her Instagram bio. Six months later, in July of that year, Nicole confirmed that she and Azan had broken up.
Angela Deem and Michael Ilesanmi
In late January of 2020, Angela and Michael were finally married, having a ceremony in Nigeria. Despite a lot of toxic verbal and emotional abuse, major immigration hurdles, and the bad timing of the COVID-19 pandemic (just weeks after they married), they appear to still be married.
Paul Staehle and Karine Martins
For better or for worse, despite the language barrier and hefty age gap, Paul and Karine were married. For a time, they lived in Brazil. Together, they had their son, Pierre. They moved to the US for a couple of months but then moved back to Brazil when Paul failed to find employment. Later, they moved back to the US. In 2020, Paul and Karine separated. A pregnant Karine accused Paul of controlling behavior, preventing her from leaving the house, and abuse. The two reconciled after that and returned to Brazil (despite the pandemic), where Karine gave birth to their second son. They have since been spotted, still together, in the United States.
Tiffany Franco and Ronald Smith
Tiffany Franco and Ronald Smith were married in South Africa, but ultimately, Tiffany knew that she wanted to raise her children in the United States, and bring Ronald over when she could. The two had a nasty and very public falling out in early 2020, but then reconciled and resolved to fight for their marriage just weeks later. The same pattern repeated itself more than once in 2021, but somehow, these two keep making "nice" (or their version of it) from continents apart.
Fernanda Flores and Jonathan Rivera
Fernanda and Jonathan met while Jon was clubbing on vacation. He ended up extending that vacation. Despite an age gap, some homesickness, and a lot of doubts, the two tied the knot. Unfortunately, the couple split around New Year's Eve after getting into an argument. Initially, Jon said that Fernanda had been hurtful towards him. Months later, Fernanda shared a lengthy video with witness statements, accusing Jon of being controlling, abusive, and a fraud. In 2020, Fernanda dipped her toes back into the dating world via video chats during the pandemic, while Jon became engaged to his new love.
Larissa Lima and Eric Nichols
Larissa joined Tinder in early February of 2019, where she saw an ottery hottie. That turned out to be Eric Nichols, a guy in his mid-twenties. Still grieving the end of her marriage, Larissa began dating this total upgrade, eventually debuting him at her divorce party in March of that year. Though the two had their ups and downs, including a September 11 breakup (whoops) that year, they reconciled weeks later and resolved to make it work. Eric tended to Larissa after both bouts of major cosmetic surgeries in 2020. On September 19, 2020, Larissa and Eric embarked upon a road trip in a U-haul to their new home in Colorado Springs after buying a house together. The two have had numerous ups and downs since their move, and Larissa shared plans to move back to Vegas -- without Eric.
Jenny Slatten and Sumit Singh
This The Other Way couple had one of the most dramatic storylines in all of 2020, and Sumit's secret marriage (and children!) shocked even the head honchos over at TLC. But the two returned for 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way's second season, and are determined to make it work. After Sumit managed to get his divorce, his family still barred his path to marriage, but in the summer of 2021, Jenny revealed that she and Sumit were engaged ... and had been since late the previous year.
Molly Hopkins and Luis Mendez
Molly and Luis broke up after a lot of arguments, an attempted reconciliation, and even the implication that Molly was abusive. Luis remarried to a mystery woman just four months after his divorce was finalized. Molly and Luis both claim that the other was using them. Late in the summer of 2020, it was reported that Luis might soon be deported, as his new marriage was not to an American citizen. Molly has very publicly moved on and started dating again, as documented on The Single Life.
Corey Rathgeber and Evelin Evillegas
Corey was stricken with emotional distress and temporarily blocked Evelin after the Tell All was filmed in 2019, but the two reconnected and he eventually returned to Engabao, Ecuador to be with Evelin again. Despite some very public fights, they are still together -- and rumor has it that they are actually married already.
Anfisa Arkhipchenko and Jorge Nava
Anfisa Arkhipchenko and Jorge Nava ran into trouble when Anfisa learned that Jorge was in debt and less able to spoil her. Despite arguments and even a breakup, they decided to stay married -- even after Jorge was sentenced to 2 years in prison. Jorge is scheduled for release from prison in May 2020, but not soon enough to save his marriage. Anfisa has a new boyfriend, and Jorge has announced his intention to file for divorce. He says that Anfisa was jealous of the attention that he received for his weight loss behind bars.
Robert Springs and Anny Francisco
Despite having known each other in person for a very short time and a lot of unwelcome surprises, Robert and Anny married in a low-budget ceremony in Florida on Season 7 of 90 Day Fiance. In the spring of 2020, Anny revealed that she was pregnant with her first child -- and Robert's sixth child. The two welcomed their precious baby with joy.
Kalani Faagata and Asuelu Pulaa
Kalani and Asuelu are still together. Not only were they brought together by their first child, but they soon announced that a second was on the way. They really love each other! That and, Kalani explains, Asuelu thinks that condoms are for "slut people." They have two precious young boys, but unfortunately, went on to have more drama. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Asuelu's reckless disregard for simple safety precautions caused Kalani to send him to Seattle to stay with his mother so that he would no longer endanger her or their children. Even so, they got back together, with Kalani eventually deciding that she didn't want to divorce him.
Kirlyam and Alan Cox
Kirlyam's family couldn't even make it to the wedding and had to watch a livestream, but she and Alan Cox are adorably in love and enjoy nerding out together. Their first child, a boy named Liam, was born on October 6th, 2017!
Lisa Hamme and Usman Umar
"Baby Girl" Lisa and Usman's age difference isn't what drove them apart despite their marriage. Lisa was embroiled in a scandal after it was discovered that she felt free to hurl racist and homophobic slurs at fans, and that she apparently used the N-word to refer to her husband. Lisa lost her 90 Day Fiance career because of her fondness for the worst word in the history of language, and Usman made it clear that they had no future together and had split. Lisa remarried less than a year later, to a childhood friend.
Paola and Russ Mayfield
This couple's biggest problem? Paola is a model, and Russ is super uncomfortable. Also, Russ is from Oklahoma, which is not quite the modeling capitol of the world. Despite some serious disagreements, Russ and Paola are still married. On January 1, 2019, they welcomed their first child, Axel. Awww!
Avery Mills and Omar Albakkour
Avery and Omar were married in Lebannon, but Omar's Syrian citizenship makes it all but impossible for him to move to the US. Right now, Avery is in America, working while also being a college student, and she is saving up money to eventually go through the visa process to bring her husband over to the US. In April of 2020, she confirmed that, despite rumors, she and Omar remain married. Later that year, she traveled overseas to once again reside with her husband.
Mohamed Jbali and Danielle Mullins
Mohamed accused Danielle of having foul body odor and of misusing his credit card and identity. Danielle accused Mohamed of refusing to have sex with her and of cheating. Not only is this couple not together, but they can't stand each other. Danielle tried to have Mohamed deported, but was unsuccessful. He moved to Texas and began working, and in late 2019, expressed interest in becoming a truck driver. The two did make peace in early 2020, and later appeared together on The Single Life -- albeit as friends.
Loren and Alexei Brovarnik
Loren and Alexei got married in Israel. However, it took a long time for them to get Alex's K-1 visa. Loren felt that some couples on 90 Day Fiance didn't deserve to be together and made a mockery of the K-1 visa process that she felt was designed for people like her and Alex, who are truly in love. Yes, they're absolutely still together. In early 2020, Alexei secured his US citizenship and the couple welcomed their firstborn child into the world in April.
Steven Frend and Olga Koshimbetova
Steven Frend and Olga Koshimbetova had a rough time at first, between Steven's rudeness (there's no nice way to phrase that, sorry) and the delay in bringing Olga to the US. It took longer for Olga and Alex to get to the United States than originally promised, and Steven and Olga broke up and resolved to be friendly coparents in late 2020. In 2021, the two shared plans to make a permanent move to Russia.
Elizabeth Potthast and Andrei Castravet
Despite cultural differences between Elizabeth's family and Andrei's expectations from Moldova, the two got married and welcomed their daughter into the world. This was not even close to the end of their story, as Andrei's conflicts with Elizabeth's family over his misplaced sense of pride and his refusal to work continued. When Andrei did decide to work, he insisted upon doing everything on his own terms, leading him into further clashes with Libby's siblings.
David and Annie Toborowsky
These two got married, even though David has a host of financial troubles and is twice Annie's age. Since their nuptials, they have had other problems, including losing their home. Still, they are a fan-favorite couple and are a treasured part of the franchise.
Chantel Everett and Pedro Jimeno
Even after a violent brawl erupted between Pedro and Chantel's family, Chantel and Pedro are still together -- in fact, in 2019, they landed their very own 90 Day Fiance spinoff, titled: The Family Chantel.
Cassia Tavares and Jason Hitch
After multiple attempts to make it work, the two have divorced. Cassia has revealed that after multiple incidents of alleged violence, one of which resulted in police being called, she can no longer view Jason in the same light as she once did.
Melanie Bowers and Devar Walters
Melanie met Devar while on a trip to Jamaica, before the 90 days of 90 Day Fiance ever began. Melanie's family wasn't sure what to make of him, but clearly that wasn't a dealbreaker because the two of them are still together -- and welcomed a child in 2017!
Deavan Clegg and Jihoon Lee
Deavan Clegg and Jihoon Lee found themselves expecting a child together after their first night together. Deavan moved out to South Korea with her youn daughter, Drascilla, and she gave birth to the couple's son, Taeyang. Adjusting to their new life has had some bumps along the way, but they made their marriage work for quite some time ... until they couldn't anymore. At some point around the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, things reached a breaking point and Deavan returned to the US with her children while Jihoon remained in South Korea. Deavan, at least, has moved on.
Colt Johnson and Larissa Lima
Colt is from Las Vegas and Larissa is from Brazil. Over the course of their seven-month marriage, the two had a number of conflicts, particularly over Colt's cheating habits and Larissa clashing with her mother-in-law, Debbie. The two divorced on January 11, 2019.
Aleksandra and Josh
No longer a party girl, Aleksandra adopted Josh's religious way of life and the two settled down and even had a baby. The baby's skin tone looked darker than either parent's, which caused some social media trolls to try to portray Aleksandra as a cheater -- so she quit social media. The couple's still together, though. That's what matters.
Noon and Kyle
Noon's real name is Bajaree Boonma, but she goes by "Noon" as apparently her real name is "too hard," which is sad. Kyle was a consummate bachelor and came across as a little dumb when the two met, but the couple had basically zero drama. As of late 2018, they're still married.
Nikki and Mark
Can you spot the difference between these two? Because Nikki being from the Philippines is way less of a big deal than Mark being 58 while she's 19. Mark even admitted on the show that Nikki is probably young enough to be his granddaughter. They seem to be still together, but Mark wasn't happy with his portrayal on the show and decided to sue TLC. Fans bring up this couple a lot because Mark disgusted them to their cores, and they worried for Nikki -- and still worry, perplexed that a woman her age doesn't seem to be on social media.
Chelsea and Yamir
Everything looked good for Chelsea and Yamir after Chelsea met Yamir in Nicaragua and the two decided to get hitched. It wasn't meant to last, however. Though they did get married, the couple filed for divorce in 2017. Still, it sounds like they're on relatively good terms.
Aya and Louis
Louis would have been happy to live in the Phillipines with Aya, but for the sake of his young children, the couple lives in the US. The couple decided to stop doing the show, but they are still married. In February of 2018, they announced the birth of their child.
Alla and Matt
It's kind of strange to think of a couple bonding and getting married over both having gotten divorced, but hey, stranger unions have come about. Matt's been divorced three times, so he says that that's how he KNOWS that Alla is the perfect woman for him. They are still together.
Aziza and Mike
These two met online -- not on a dating website, but on a site for learning other languages. Friendly chatting turned into something else. Aziza came to Chicago to marry Mike. Aziza is a little bossy, but that's clearly not a dealbreaker -- because they're still together. In fact, they announced in 2018 that they are expecting their first child.
Aika and Josh
These two ran into a rough patch when Josh was less than eager to reverse his vasectomy. Despite that, they did get married and are still together.
Evelyn and David
This couple allegedly met online when David was 27 and Evelyn was only 18, though some believe that there's evidence that they started talking years earlier, when she was only 15. Either way, David appealed to Evelyn's conservative Christian values. The two are currently married and living in New Hampshire.