Back in May, Larissa Lima received a court order to complete community service and to participate in domestic violence awareness classes.
This was the fallout of her third and worst arrest during her ill-fated marriage to Colt Johnson.
This week, the 90 Day Fiance star took to social media to share some very happy news.
Now that she has completed the classes, she feels free.
Larissa has good news!
Ten months after that harrowing night in January when her marriage to Colt ended forever, she is done paying off her court-ordered debt to society.
Larissa Lima has had a hard year
First, her scary and bloody breakup fight with Colt saw HER get arrested, even though it was her face and torso that were covered in injuries.
It was an upsetting story
Whatever you think of any reality star, seeing them with bleeding injuries, crying into their phones, is distressing. Especially when, in Larissa's case, she knew that her arrest was imminent because Colt had gotten her arrested before.
And then, from Colt's side
Larissa had explained that she had scratched Colt's lip after hours of what she described as "torture" and "torment," though she never went into specifics.
Larissa had to go to court
She was charged with assault after allegedly scratching Colt's lip. Her trial took place in May.
Not to toot our own horn, but ...
Larissa personally thanked THG for our detailed and accurate coverage of her trial.
The good news:
Despite going to trial as a non-citizen, Larissa found a path to not be deported. It seems clear that the judge understood more of her situation than the charges -- of assault -- implied.
The bad news:
Larissa would be required to complete community service and to attend a certain number of domestic violence awareness (and prevention) classes. The judge even set up a timeframe for Larissa to do that.
But Larissa got right on it!
She kept her fans and followers on Instagram up-to-date on her domestic vioence awareness classes. At times, she seemed to shade Colt (without violating their divorce agreement to not insult each other), as fans could draw obvious connections between Larissa's worksheets and Colt's behavior.
She also stayed on top of her community service
Larissa shared updates, in terms of hours, on how much of her community service she had accomplished.
She made good use of her time
Since June, right after her trial, was Pride Month, Larissa got to work at a trans hotline for members of the transgender community grappling with stigma and a lack of support. That is an excellent use of Larissa's time and compassion.
On Monday, November 25, Larissa took to Instagram to announce that she had officially completed her domestic violence awareness classes. She even played a sample of Tom Petty's "I'm Free," a lyrically appropriate piece of Mom Music.
Is her suffering over?
Well ... maybe, maybe not. Larissa has been unlucky in love, and while Colt isn't the only part of that story, at times she sounds hung up on him.
They were MARRIED, after all
Contrary to what a lot of 90 Day Fiance viewers seemed to think, Larissa was not just after a green card. She was also not a gold digger. She loved Colt, and the way that things turned out broke her heart.
She has a lot of regrets
But, as Larissa has repeatedly emphasized, she is trying to look forward
Some pain is difficult to move past
Recently, she shared a throwback. She said that she'd said that she didn't feel up to filming 90 Day Fiance that day, and so Colt had allegedly thrown his drink at her. That's unacceptable behavior.
For better or for worse, Larissa is a fighter
She dedicated herself to following the judge's orders, and that is paying off.
She can catch her breath
Larissa has a new start on life in Vegas ... although her life may take her elsewhere
Recently, she asked fans a question
Larissa would like to live somewhere moderate, where she can see summer and snow alike. We're guessing that she's looking for a place in the US to live that's a little less expensive than Vegas, too, though she didn't quite say that.
Wherever she goes, she's bound to succeed
Look at how much she's overcome in just, what, two years in the US? We wouldn't want to bet against the Queen.