On Sunday night, 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After? viewers witnessed the aftermath of Larissa Lima's second arrest.
Those who only watch the show, and don't keep up with Larissa and Colt in real time, were shocked.
They're wondering if Larissa will be deported.
That is a question shared by those who have kept up with their activities.
After Larissa's assault trial earlier this month, the verdict was not immediately clear.
Will Larissa be deported? The Blast overheard her speaking about just that.
Take a look:
Will Larissa Lima be deported?
That is the question seemingly on everyone's lips -- particularly on those of viewers who saw Sunday night's episode of 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?
The cameras were not there to capture it all -- we wish that they had been. As far as viewers were told, Larissa locked herself in the bathroom, someone called the police, Colt's door got broken down, and it was Larissa who was arrested.
So what really happened?
We, of course, do not claim to have any special knowledge about what went down in their home. However, those of us who were covering Larissa and Colt back when this happened in November remember it like it was yesterday.
Colt and Larissa had a heated argument
That afternoon, Larissa shared video of what she claimed was damage done to their downstairs (shelves knocked over) by Colt. That evening, as they argued, she locked herself in the bathroom.
This is when things went from bad to worse
Colt cut off Larissa's phone signal so that she could not call anyone. He would later explain that he hoped to diffuse the system and cause his wife to calm down. Instead, it terrified her and made her fear for her life.
She begged fans for help
Larissa could still access social media via the household WiFi, so she begged people on Instagram to contact Colt (she even shared his number) and implore him to turn her phone back on. The panic in her messages was very palpable to her fans and followers.
Someone called the police
Police broke down the door, pointed their guns at Colt, but ended up arresting Larissa.
Why arrest her, and not him?
Some assume that her behavior towards police may have made them conclude that she should be arrested. Others have guessed that Colt must have said something to police that made them believe that she was guilty of domestic battery. Still others believe that it was nothing more than her prior arrest in June of that year.
After that, things went back to "normal"
Prosecutors did not move forward with charges, and Larissa and Colt stayed together. Even in December, when Colt shocked Larissa and fans with his cheating scandal -- exchanging nudes with various women while telling them that his marriage was just a sham for reality TV money -- they stayed together. Things were clearly getting worse.
In January, things reached rock bottom
On the night of January 10, Larissa took to Instagram to show photos and videos of her face, covered in blood and showing visible injuries. She told fans that Colt had called the police after she defended herself against him, accusing him of tormenting and hurting her for an extended period of time. Colt also showed a scratch on his lip. Once again, it was Larissa who was arrested.
This time, Colt didn't bail her out
Her friend Carmen bailed her out (after creating a fundraiser so that her many fans could help). Larissa came to stay with Carmen, and faced three legal battles: her divorce, her criminal trial, and her fight to continue legally residing in the US.
First up was divorce court
Even though Larissa had accused Colt of stealing her belongings, there didn't seem to be any hefty settlements during the divorce. Instead, the big takeaway was a gag order -- neither Colt nor Larissa are allowed to disparage the other.
Up next: immigration
Larissa worked with organizations designed to help people keep legal residency, telling them about her situation. She strongly hinted that she had things squared away and taken care of, but we all knew that the outcome of her criminal trial would determine whether she gets to stay or has to go.
Then came the trial, in June
While some outlets reports that Larissa was found "guilty," she clarified on social media that this was not the case -- that she had struck a deal with the court that would allow her to do community services and attend domestic violence classes. If she complies with the order, she says, it won't interfere with her legal residency.
Fast forward to this week
Larissa and her new boyfriend (they've been dating for four months) Eric traveled to Boulder City, Nevada, where Larissa has a new brand collaboration with Beauty Kitchen.
This is where she spilled the beans
"It’s done," Larissa was overheard saying, according to The Blast. "I’m here staying."
Is her version of events true?
Reports say that, according to Larissa's attorney, this is true -- which means that Larissa won't be deported.
She just keeps winning!
Larissa has been a polarizing figure among 90 Day Fiance fans. Some people hate her -- they believe she's an abuser, or a gold digger, or a deadbeat mom and want her sent back to Brazil. Others love her, see her as a victim of a toxic marriage, and want her to build a new life for herself (and eventually, for her kids) here in the US.
What fans want doesn't really matter
It appears that the legal system is Team Larissa. When she has her next hearing in July, we'll know if that remains true.