The untold truth of Jorge Nava

Jorge Nava was a star of TLC's 90 Day Fiancé, a reality show that follows the exploits of a foreign suitor traveling to the United States on a K-1 visa to live with their lover for the first time. The pair must wed within the visa's 90-day window, or the visitor has to hit the road. As TLC describes it: "The stakes are incredibly high as these couples are forced to make a life-altering decision: get married or send their international mate home."

The stakes are even higher for Nava and his (better?) half, considering he reportedly has a rap sheet of drug offenses that may have jeopardized his marriage to Russian Anfisa Arkhipchenko — as well as his future. Reality show relationships, especially those formed in circumstances such as those of Nava and Arkhipchenko's are difficult enough without potential prison time involved, and it looks like life is going to get even harder for this pair. Here's the untold truth of Jorge Nava.

He may have had trouble affording his wife's lifestyle

If Nava and Arkhipchenko weren't in such a hurry, we think it's fair to predict they never would have tied the knot. During their 90 Day Fiancé courtship, she makes extraordinary material demands of him, including "more shoes, more bags, a car ... $10,000 a month." She also expressed an interest in a $45,000 wedding gown simply because it was the most expensive in the shop.

"When Jorge asked me to come to the States he promised to get me whatever I want. Now that I'm here, he keeps telling me that he can't afford everything and there are things that are more important," she whines. "I just want to make you happy," he tells her. She responds with an epic eye-roll.

Nava says she's controlling and bossy and admits it's "hard for [him] to keep up" with her greed. When he doesn't do as she says, she destroys multiple cell phones, erases his phone, and keys the word "idiot" into his SUV. Maybe part of what drove Nava to crime was keeping up with her material-girl desires.

He was arrested with nearly 300 pounds of weed

Jorge Nava claimed he was a licensed marijuana dealer (meaning he sold the substance where it was legal to do so.) That's what made it so shocking when he was reportedly arrested following a traffic stop in Arizona in February 2018. 

According to Radar Online, police said Nava had 293 pounds of "high-grade" marijuana in his vehicle. He was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale, transportation of marijuana for sale, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released on $25,000 bail after reportedly spending two days in jail.

He insists he was pulled over for no reason

While TMZ reported that police found Nava's massive marijuana stash after he was pulled over for a traffic violation, Nava claims he was "profiled," though he admits to having contraband.

"On February 7, [2018], I was pulled over with a bunch of stuff in my car," Nava says in a YouTube video posted in early September 2018. "A bunch of illegal stuff." He adds that he was driving a rental car and was pulled over "for no reason." In Nava's opinion: "I just feel like if us citizens have to obey the laws, there shouldn't be anybody else with more authority, you know? Especially police officers. They should be trying to help the community." Nava said the cop on the scene accused him of "weaving," and the reality star claims he never gave the police officer permission to search his vehicle. A K9 officer supposedly smelled the sticky icky and went on high alert, leading to his arrest.

He went on vacation with Anfisa before his sentencing

Between Jorge Nava's arrest and his sentencing, he went on a tropical trip with his wife ... because why should their lifestyle change just because the breadwinner is facing jail time? InTouch Weekly reported that Mr. and Mrs. Nava took their passports and jetted off to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

Jorge may have had to make special arrangements to leave the United States because of his arrest. According to Bloom Legal, felony defendants usually have to stay within the jurisdiction of their case. If a defendant violates any potential travel restrictions, the defendant can be incarcerated until their trial concludes or their plea deal is reached.

He received a reduced sentence

Jorge Nava told TMZ that his lawyer, Brad Rideout, was able to reduce a felony charge that could have put Nava away for "around 24 years, something like that, some ridiculous number," to a lesser charge that got him sentenced to 22 months behind bars. Keep in mind: Nava was arrested with nearly 300 pounds of marijuana on him and had a prior drug trafficking conviction — so his sentence easily could have been much worse.

"The plan right now is that Jorge is going to do whatever he can, whatever programs they have there in prison, to get out early," Anfisa Nava said in a YouTube video published in September 2018. InTouch Weekly reported that Jorge's release is tentatively scheduled for August 2020, but his sentence won't officially be over until November 2020; he will likely serve up to five months of parole after he's released.

Anfisa is standing by him

Despite Anfisa Nava threatening to leave Jorge Nava if he couldn't give her a monthly allowance of $10,000 (more than some people make in a year,) she's been surprisingly supportive of him during his arrest and sentencing. 

Jorge told TMZ, "There's really nothing wrong in our relationship right now. We've been really good these last couple months. She's been supporting me through this whole journey. She's going to be with me throughout this whole process, and after that, too. I really don't see us splitting up."