Now that Nicole's family finally accepts Azan and their engagement, she has big plans for the future.
But some 90 Day Fiance fans are less accepting, and continue to accuse Nicole of being a fool who's being led on.
Others peddle conspiracy theories about why Azan hasn't been able to meet up with her in the US or even another country, like South Korea.
Now, Nicole is going out of her way to set things straight.
And she's also revealing how fans can follow her and Azan as their story continues -- but it won't be on social media or on Happily Ever After?
Nicole Nafziger has BIG news!
The 90 Day Fiance star took to her Instagram Stories to defend her romance with fiance Azan Tefou, but that's not all that she had to say.
Nicole is on the defensive
She is so, SO tired of people thinking that Azan is making a fool out of her or stringing her along. And don't think that she can't read between the lines -- she knows that some of these haters not-so-subtly believe that Nicole's weight means that a hot guy couldn't really be interested. It is SO hateful.
She and Azan have a solid bond
More solid, she argues, than plenty of the other relationships that her 90 Day Fiance castmates have had before getting married. We have to say ... she has a real point.
But when will they actually be together?
SOON. Nicole loves this word. It's equally excited and ominous, depending upon context. In this case, "SOON" is very much excited ... with just a touch of exhasperation over being repeatedly asked.
So why don't they just try again for a K-1 visa?
Azan hasn't reapplied for a K-1 visa, which would allow him to come to the US for 90 days as her fiance, because they don't expect a different result. They'll need to wait for something to change before they roll the dice again -- but they've come up with a new plan.
When will she at least go out to see him again?
Nicole says that this is a secret. Notably, later in this very same Q&A, she gets a lot more specific.
Should they get their own spinoff, like Chantel and Pedro?
Nicole says that she worries that it would be too overwhelming. That's fair, since she's sounded SO over 90 Day Fiance this season. But she and Azan will be bringing their story to fans on YouTube.
This is not a solo venture
She and Azan will be telling the story of their love together on YouTube. If they get enough clicks and followers, they can even monetize their love! ("Monetize Our Love" would be a great, if anachronistic, '80s song)
When is their "show" launching?
Nicole says that they plan to get things started the next time that she sees Azan, which will mean the next time that she visits him in Morocco. And remember when she said, earlier, that her travel plans are a secret? Well, it's happening in the next few months.
Until then ... does Nicole have a real job?
Yes, she does. 90 Day Fiance famously underpays its stars, and that YouTube channel hasn't launched yet, so she needs gainful employment to support herself and her young daughter, May. Plus, flights to Morocco aren't free!
Is she still working at Starbucks?
No. Unlike Azan's "store" in Morocco, the Starbucks gig was real, and Nicole had the photos to prove it. But like most Starbucks employees, she has moved on.
This is taking forever
"90 Year Fiance" honestly made us chuckle. As Nicole mentions, it actually isn't that unusual for a couple in a long distance relationship to take a while before they can make things work. Especially when the LDR involves crossing national boundaries and literal entire oceans.
Why is she so touchy?
Nicole sometimes gets frustrated when she's bombarded with the same question again and again, especially if it's a sensitive topic -- like Azan's fidelity or May's biological father. That's only human.
Nicole's cultural palate has widened
A shockingly large number of Americans are wildly ignorant about Islam, everyday Muslims, and about Muslim culture. As a woman engaged to a Muslim man who has spent time in Morocco, Nicole has really broadened her horizons and her cultural appreciation. She has emphasized that she and Azan will respect each other's beliefs. (And, let's be real, they're not wildly different faiths, here)
Why not do things 'the other way" if the K-1 is so unattainable?
Nicole does plan to fly out to Morocco, get married, and spend time there, before returning home and getting Azan a(n easier to acquire) spousal visa. But real talk: there are a lot of advantages to living in the United States, and growing up in America is May's birthright.
If she could do it all over ...
Nicole wishes that 90 Day Fiance portrayed things more accurately, but she doesn't have any real regrets. Or at least, she's not admitting to any right now.
What's with Azan's suspicious ban from South Korea?
A lot of fans wonder if Azan is hiding something nefarious from Nicole. If the US and South Korea both refuse to grant him a visa, what's the deal? She explains that both countries just happen to have extremely strict immigration policies. This sounds like yet another thing that might be easier if Azan had a full-time job.
Azan's not the only one in this situation
Unfortunately, and especially under this administration, thousands of people who just want to live, love, work, and contribute in the US are being turned away. Azan is one of many.
But isn't Azan cheating in the mean time?
Nicole very correctly points out that he's not the only one experiencing a dry spell. We hope that we don't have to spell out that, for one thing, video chatting exists and it's not just for talking to your cat while you're on vacation. PLENTY of LDR couples keep up with each other electronically until they can bone in person.
Finally, what are her plans for the future?
She and Azan want two more kids. May, we're sure, will delight in being an older sister.