Despite claims that her deportation is inevitable, Larissa Lima says that it's all a lie, and that she's working hard to remain in the U.S., legally.
She has even offered evidence of those efforts, though details of her immigration status remain confidential for now.
But the 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After? star has a court date on Thursday, May 30 for her domestic battery arrest on January 10.
Some believe that this trial will ensure that she gets sent packing to Brazil.
Others - Larissa included - are hopeful that it's just one more hurdle for her to overcome before she can live her best life, leaving Colt in her past.
Before any of that goes down, however, Larissa wants to set the record straight with her fans.
Take a look at what she has to say:
Larissa Lima has a court date on Thursday
But before she goes to trial to clear her record, she wants to first clear her name with 90 Day Fiance fans who have latched onto rumors, whispers, and outright lies about her for too long.
Recently, fans learned the truth
Larissa has two children back in Brazil. One is living with their father, the other is living with their aunt. She talks to them all of the time.
To some, it was a shock
Those who follow Larissa on social media or who read about her have known this since November of 2018. Now, those who only watch the show know.
WIll Larissa be joining them soon?
Last weekend, Debbie -- Larissa's former mother-in-law -- claimed that Larissa's deportation is imminent, and that it will likely happen after Larissa's May 30 court date.
Larissa said that this is untrue
She was shocked that her fans, friends, and even family saw this story, and quickly assured everyone that it is untrue. She didn't mention Debbie specifically, in part due to her divorce agreement stipulating that she not disparage Colt or various third parties.
And Larissa had good news
On Tuesday, she asked fans for luck for a very important "appointment." Knowing that it was two days BEFORE her court date, fans were quick to assume that it had to do with her immigration status. And they were right!
Look what she shared!
On Tuesday afternoon, just hours after asking fans for well wishes, Larissa shared this photo of herself. It seems clear that, despite her divorce from Colt, she's taking necessary steps to remain in the US legally.
Larissa didn't do so without help
On Tuesday evening, Larissa shared this image to her Instagram Stories, strongly suggesting that she is receiving dedicated assistance from experienced professionals when it comes to dealing with HHS in order to legally remain in the US.
First thing's first
Larissa says that the rumor that she already had a criminal record before coming to the US simply could not be true, because she would have been denied a K-1 visa in the first place. 90 Day Fiance fans should know that, since US policy is often thrown in Nicole Nafziger's face as a way of accusing Azan of being denied a visa because of some secret criminal background.
And then there are the rumors
Larissa is telling fans to not listen to wild claims made about her, and that's smart. But read between the lines: she can't say it, but she's telling fans to ignore what Debbie has to say about her.
Debbie is NOT Larissa's biggest fan
Debbie may answer fan questions that are directed at Colt sometimes (wtf?), but unless she was a party to the divorce agreement, she's not restricted by the order against defamation that bind Colt and Larissa.
And HERE's a fun topic
Larissa does, in fact, have relatives already living in the US. They're not in Vegas, they're in Massachusetts.
Larissa has a busy week
Thursday is Larissa's court date -- and what she hopes will be her final legal hurdle before she can continue living her life in peace. This is over her arrest for alleged domestic battery on January 10 of this year.
And wait, what's this?
Larissa explains that her second case -- the one from November -- was dropped by the prosecutor's office of Clark County.
And assuming that all goes well ...
Larissa wants to take ESL classes (it will be sad to hear her no longer add -ee to the ends of words). She also makes an odd statement about cold cases here, since she's not a forensic expert. Clearly, she wants to help other immigrants, so perhaps she is referring to those who have been trying for legal residency for a long time.
But let's not get ahead of ourselves
This court date stems from Larissa's third domestic violence arrest in a 7-month span. Even with the first one dropped and the second one dismissed, that's not good. At all.
And Colt probably won't bail her out this time
He *literally* didn't bail her out when she was jailed on January 11. Fans used crowdfunding to help her friend Carmen ride to her rescue after they saw her desperate plea for help -- and the bloody injuries to her face and torso after her final fight with Colt.
This was a scary night
Larissa frantically informed her fans of what had happened. Few can forget the sight of her face smeared with her own blood.
And there was more
We mentioned torso injuries. Even after she had cleaned off at her friend Carmen's house (where she continues to reside), Larissa's injuries were easily visible.
But Colt displayed an injury, too
In a photo shared very indirectly, Colt showed that he had a single scratch on the inside of his lip, deep enough to have drawn blood.
Here it is
He told police that Larissa had scratched him. While the injury may be minor, there's no amount of domestic violence that is acceptable -- and Larissa did appear to admit on video to having scratched him in self-defense. According to Larissa, he had been tormenting and hurting her for some time before she defended herself.
So what did Colt say about her wounds?
Colt apparently told officers that he couldn't have injured Larissa, because his nails were too short. 90 Day Fiance quickly poked holes in this defense, noting numerous photos of him with nails long enough to leave a mark. Some speculated that he had hastily trimmed his nails before the police arrived, though of course that is PURE speculation by fans.
That said ...
According to statements made on social media by Larissa's friend Carmen, Colt had allegedly injured her before, in incidents that were not initially reported to police. In one conversation, Carmen even claimed to have photographic evidence of this. Will that be used in court?
Maybe we're overhyping this
It is also possible that Thursday's court date will be considerably less dramatic than the evidence-based he-said, she-said scenario that we are all imagining.
Larissa is trying to move on
That means that, if she can avoid including Colt in the legal proceedings, she probably will.
Larissa is much happier these days
She has her reality career, a new boyfriend who is an upgrade in every way, and has high hopes about remaining in the US. We wish her the best of luck!