Why Angela and Michael's 90 Day Fiance romance may be doomed

We were first introduced to 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? stars Angela Deem and Michael Ilesanmi on Season 2 of 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days, when Angela flew from Georgia to Nigeria to meet Michael. The two quickly became a fan favorite couple, but their relationship has been quite rocky given all of their trust issues due to Michael's myriad of lies.

One of Angela's most significant concerns about moving forward with marriage has been whether Michael will be approved for a visa to move to the United States. "Because there is a chance that we get married and Michael still won't be able to come to the U.S.," she stated (per CheatSheet). "I know marrying Michael is the only way to be together in the United States."

That isn't the only obstacle Angela and Michael had to overcome to be together. Michael desperately wants a biological child, but Angela was told that having a baby would be difficult at her age, as she wasn't fertile. Angela's daughter Scottie also refused to donate an egg or to become a surrogate for the couple so a plan for a baby is currently on hold.

Despite all of their issues, the couple did end up getting married in Nigeria. The day's happiness was marred by Angela finding out that her mother was gravely ill and passed away shortly after that. Can Angela and Michael's marriage survive all of the obstacles that they've faced?

Will Angela and Michael's marriage survive?

The pandemic has made things challenging for many couples, and it looks like 90 Day Fiancé stars Angela Deem and Michael Ilesanmi are one of those couples. The two have been apart since the start of COVID-19, which is incredibly difficult because Angela is still mourning her mother. Angela said during part one of the 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? Tell-All reunion (via ScreenRant), "It's really hard, like sometimes, you know, you just need your husband. COVID screwed that up. I can't just fly over there."

Plus, Angela and Michael are still dealing with some significant visa issues. The coronavirus pandemic will most likely make the process last longer than the typical six to eight months it takes for approval. "After the pandemic, we still have to wait probably a year for him to get the spousal visa. But [if] we make it through all of this, and we're still together, then [haters] can shut up," Angela stated during the Tell-All reunion.

Syndicated advice columnist Amy Dickinson answered a reader's question regarding how to deal with the difficulties of long-distance relationships in the COVID-19 era. As to how to deal with any issues couples might be having, Dickinson wrote, "The only answer here is to talk about it." Communication has not been one of Angela's and Michael's strong suits. But on the other hand, if the 90 Day Fiancé couple made it this far, they can make it through this.