90 Day Fiance Couples That Fans Always Forget About

It can be difficult to follow every single couple that has been featured on TLC's hit series "90 Day Fiancé." Since its debut in 2014, viewers have met men and women from across the world, from Brazil to the Philippines, who must marry their American partners in a matter of 90 days after approval of a K-1 visa. These couples have faced cultural and language barriers and criticism from their spouse's family and friends. At times, they have found it tough to assimilate to their new surroundings. Now in its eighth season, as of this writing, "90 Day Fiancé" has become one of TLC's most successful franchises that's grown to have a whopping 18 spinoffs, with its most popular including, "90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After," "90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days," and "90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way."

Viewers have seen plenty of couples crumble while others have stood the test of time, having grown their families with the addition of a baby or two. However, with so many couples to keep up with, fans may have forgotten about a few of these reality TV stars since many have dropped out of the spotlight. Except for a few memorable "90 Day Fiancé" couples — including Larissa and Colt, and Michael and Angela — there are couples from past seasons, on the original series and its spinoffs, that fans always tend to forget about. 

Mike and Aziza

In the first-ever season of "90 Day Fiancé," viewers met Mike and Aziza Eloshway, with Mike having met the Russian-born Aziza through a language learning website. Aziza appeared to act cold toward Mike as she refused to get intimate with him and was already making new rules when she told Mike that he could no longer wear shoes in their home. The pair eventually wed before the 90 days were up, with Aziza upset that her family could not be in attendance. With a rocky start to their relationship, viewers may have wondered what happened to this couple as there appeared to be more lows than highs. 

After settling in as husband and wife, InTouch reported that since the show, the couple has welcomed a daughter in January of 2019. Aziza and Mike both announced the news on their separate Instagram accounts, with Aziza sharing a sweet photo of Mike holding their newborn, who they named Olivia, while Mike shared a close-up photo of their daughter. Since the birth of their daughter, Aziza's social media is filled with family photos and plenty of selfies with her husband Mike, proving that the couple is still going strong after appearing on "90 Day Fiancé" seven years ago, which can't be said for several of these reality television couples. 

Chelsea and Yamir

When Chelsea Macek and Yamir Castillo appeared in Season 2 of "90 Day Fiancé," viewers were sure they were a perfect match after Chelsea saw Yamir perform with his band, Myla Vox, while living in Nicaragua doing volunteer work. It appeared to be love at first sight for the pair, and Yamir eventually moved to Chelsea's small town in Illinois, saying goodbye to his band to be with her. After the pair tied the knot, things quickly took a turn for the worse as the aspiring singer felt that he had more opportunities to be a star in Chicago, while Chelsea was happy living in her small town, per Screen Rant.

Since the show ended, viewers were unaware of what came to be between the two reality stars, as they did not appear in spinoffs like "90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After," which would have documented the couple after their marriage. Shockingly, Radar Online reported that Chelsea filed for divorce in 2016, and she later confessed on Coming Out Sessions that she was bisexual, sharing, "So, starting around the age of 20, that's how I identified." The former couple did appear to be amicable when they sat down on "90 Day Bares All" where Chelsea discussed her sexuality and how it played a role in their split, per People

Looking at their Instagram accounts, Chelsea has since remarried in April 2021 to a man named Daniel, while Yamir is continuing to make music and has even reunited with his old band, Myla Vox. 

Danny and Amy

In Season 2 of "90 Day Fiancé," viewers met Danny and Amy Frishmuth, who at the time were one of the youngest couples featured on the reality series, with Danny being 23 and Amy, 21. The pair met while on a bible study trip in Australia and felt instant chemistry, with Danny saying (via InTouch), "When I met Amy, I was initially attracted to her but it definitely grew intensely," adding that right before they left, Danny got down on one knee and proposed to the South African. 

However, when Amy came to visit Danny and his family in Pennsylvania, it wasn't the warm welcome she expected, as Danny's father was totally against his son marrying a Black woman and did not believe in an interracial marriage, blatantly telling them during an episode of the show, "Are you two really prepared for this interracial marriage in our country where it's not accepted?" Toward the end of their story, it appeared that Danny's father was beginning to accept Amy and her family, who flew in for their wedding. 

Danny and Amy have not starred in any spinoffs of "90 Day Fiancé." However, they are still together and are now a family of five, with InTouch reporting that they welcomed three children. Amy regularly posts photos of her family on Instagram while also sharing photos of their beautiful home in Texas.

Evelyn and David

Viewers met Evelyn Cormier and David Zermeno on Season 5 of "90 Day Fiancé" where they both shared similar Christian beliefs, including saving themselves before marriage. During their time on the show, David, who hails from Spain, already had plans to leave Evelyn's small town in New Hampshire to move to a warmer climate, which did not appear to be something Evelyn was so quick to agree with. There were a few challenges that the couple faced, including disagreements with their wedding, David's refusal to open up about sex to the cameras, and that awkward moment when fans witnessed David making Evelyn's best friend cry. 

Despite their setbacks, the pair ended up getting married in New Hampshire, and two years after the show ended, Evelyn found herself on "American Idol." After her audition, where she sang "Wicked Game" by Chris Isaak, Katy Perry admitted, "You are my favorite voice." However,  Evelyn ended up going as far as the Top 14 of Season 17, per The Washington Post. In 2019, it looked as though David got his wish to move to a warmer place when Evelyn announced on Instagram (via InTouch) that they were leaving her small town behind and going to Los Angeles so that she could get a jumpstart on her music career.

The couple is still together and is featured on TLC's "90 Day Fiancé" spinoff "Love Games." 

Jasmin and Blake

Jasmin and Blake Abelard appeared on Season 7 and had many viewers wondering if they'd make it as a couple. Throughout the show, Jasmin, who hails from Finland, was portrayed in a negative light where clips showed her refusing to hang out with Blake's friends and being unenthusiastic about her fiancé's music. With her sister already living in the U.S., it made Blake's friends question whether she wanted to marry the DJ just to be closer to her, per Screen Rant. In one episode, Blake even questioned their relationship as time was ticking for them to walk down the aisle. 

Blake and Jasmin tied the knot in October 2019, and she shared photos of their wedding on Instagram. As of this writing, the couple is still together. Since the show ended, Blake has been quite open about their experience on "90 Day Fiancé" and has defended his wife, stating that portions of their story were "exaggerated." Appearing on the Domenick Nati Show, he stated, "I'm not gonna say, 'Oh, this is completely false.' But, you know, there are things that have been exaggerated that made it seem worse than it was, or worse than it is. For example, the music thing," adding, "We shot crazy cool stuff that was left out."

Both of their Instagram accounts confirm that the duo is going strong and appear to be new parents to a cute kitten named Oliver. 

Alla and Matt

Matt and Alla Ryan were featured on Season 4 of "90 Day Fiancé," with Alla and her 7-year-old son traveling from Ukraine to the U.S. on a K-1 visa. The couple proved they could face anything together, even after Matt's peers questioned Alla's intentions with him, especially when she said she could not tell him she loved him just yet. With Matt's best friend Patrick disapproving of their marriage, viewers were all holding their breath at the couple's wedding ceremony, but thankfully, there were no objections. Even after a few ups and downs, it was heartwarming to see Matt get along with Alla's son, and it looked like his fourth marriage was promising. 

Since the show, the couple appeared on "90 Day Fiancé: Self-Quarantined," a spinoff that featured past couples recording their own lives as the COVID-19 pandemic spread. During Matt and Alla's story, viewers learned that she was pregnant with their first child. However, she forced Matt to self-isolate because he was working outside of their home and she feared for their unborn child. Alla announced the birth of their daughter named Emmalyn on April 29, 2020, on Instagram, and since then, she has announced that the couple is welcoming another baby, making them a family of five.

Brett and Daya

After connecting online, Washington native Brett Otto flew to Manila, Philippines to meet his future wife Daya De Arce on Season 2 of "90 Day Fiancé." Daya eventually made her way to the U.S. While the two had a connection, Daya had a difficult time bonding with Brett's daughter, Cassidy, who he had from a previous relationship. Plus, his mother was extremely opposed to the two tying the knot, believing Daya just wanted a green card, per Screen Rant. However, even with Brett's mother refusing to go to their wedding, the couple still got married on the show and have been together ever since. 

According to InTouch, the couple became a family of four when they welcomed a daughter named Isabella in July 2017. They also appeared on "90 Day Fiancé: Self Quarantined" where viewers watched as Daya worked night shifts at an assisted living facility while Brett was out of work because of the pandemic. Still, the couple made it work, with Brett stating (via InTouch), "One thing we are doing differently to maintain a healthy relationship, is we are spending more time talking," adding, "And we're going on drives together. We're spending a lot of time together. It's cool because before, I really took a lot of our time for granted."

Looking at Brett's Instagram, it looks like Daya has connected with his daughter, Cassidy, a lot more since the show, and they have become one big happy family.  

Nikki and Mark

Baltimore, Maryland resident Mark and Filipina Nikki Shoemaker were one of the most bizarre couples on "90 Day Fiancé." Featured on Season 3, viewers questioned their relationship because not only was Nikki almost 40 years younger than Mark, but he seemed controlling and treated her like a child. Several moments made this pairing so uncomfortable to watch, including how Mark demanded a prenup that stated he no longer wanted kids, gifting Nikki the same car he had bought for his ex-wife (who was also from the Philippines), and how he freaked out when Nikki touched his car windows, per Screen Rant

The couple ended up getting married, which was showed on the series, but did not appear on any other spinoff, leaving viewers wondering what happened to the Shoemakers. According to Starcasm, the couple sued TLC for negatively portraying them on television, but court documents showed that a judge dismissed their case in 2017. Neither Mark nor Nikki are active on social media, which has also made it tough for "90 Day Fiancé" fans to catch up on their relationship status. While Nikki does have an Instagram account, her last post was a photo of herself back in 2013.

Ashley and Jay

In Season 6 of "90 Day Fiancé," viewers met Ashley Martson and Jamaican native Jay Smith, whose relationship began to crumble just months after they got married. Eight months into their marriage, Ashley suspected Jay of cheating on her when she learned he had downloaded a dating app. But that wasn't all — his friends at a barbershop in her hometown of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania informed her that he was unfaithful. After breaking up and getting back together many times after his cheating scandal, and filing for divorce several times, Ashley and Jay's divorce was finalized in March 2021, per Us Weekly.

After finalizing her divorce, Ashley told Us Weekly, "I'm just happy and feel free. It took a long time to get him to sign. This is a celebration. No sadness over here." Since the two parted ways, Ashley has opened up a hair salon in York, Pennsylvania, which she proudly promotes on her Instagram. As for Jay, his social media is mostly photos of his tattoo work, and he has his very own tattoo shop in the same city as Ashley's salon. 

Eric and Leida

When Season 6 premiered in 2018, viewers were introduced to Eric Rosenbrook from Wisconsin who proposed to his Indonesian fiancée, Leida Margaretha, just two days after meeting her in person. He'd initially posted an ad on an international website, per People. However, once she arrived in the U.S., she was not a fan of Eric's messy apartment, which she invited her family to have their very own tour of, nor his teenage daughter, Alari, formally known as Tasha, who she butted heads with. 

Throughout the show, things only seemed to be going downhill for the couple. Leida did not agree with Eric paying child support for his children, calling it a "burden," and when she arrived in the U.S., she informed Alari that she wanted her to immediately move out of the apartment. If that wasn't enough to make viewers feel uncomfortable, Us Weekly reported that Leida also filed a restraining order against Eric's daughter, which was later dropped, with In Touch adding that Leida and Alari were trying to make amends.

While Leida and Alari have reconciled, things between her and her husband have been controversial since starring on "90 Day Fiancé." According to Newsweek, police were called to their home in January 2019 after a domestic abuse dispute. However, the couple appears to still be together and purchased a house in Wisconsin in August 2020, per In Touch.

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Russ and Paola

Russ and Paola Mayfield are "90 Day Fiancé" veterans who appeared in the first-ever season of the reality television series. The couple met while Russ was working in Colombia and hit it off right away, getting hitched in 2013, even though his family had a few reservations. Fans watched as Russ, who grew up in a simple town in Oklahoma, learned to adjust to Paola's glamorous lifestyle. He was not a fan of Paola's modeling gigs that had her wearing barely there outfits, either. Russ eventually moved from Oklahoma to Miami, Florida, since Paola believed it was a much better place for the married couple to live. In 2019, the couple welcomed a son named Axel.

Divorce rumors started for the "90 Day Fiancé" couple when the model-turned-wrestler shared a series of tweets in July 2021 that appeared to suggest their marriage was on the rocks, per In Touch. One tweet read, " Sometimes [it] is better to recognize when it's time to move on and accept that it wasn't meant to be for the long run." A representative for Paola later confirmed to People that the pandemic took a negative toll on their marriage. However, they were "still together" and "going to be going to a therapist."

In September 2021, Paola shared a photo on Instagram with Russ and their son during one of her wrestling matches and captioned it a "#workinprogress," giving fans hope that they are getting back on track with their relationship.  

Abby and Sean

"90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days" is a prequel to the original series that features couples meeting for the first time as they travel to their partner's foreign country and begin their relationship in person. In the first season, viewers met a much older Sean Hiler who traveled to Haiti to be with Abby St. Germain. Like most of the couples on the show, there was trouble in paradise, especially when Sean learned of Abby's very close relationship with her American ex, 64-year-old Chris. Despite Sean's insecurities, he went ahead and proposed to Abby, but the two separated after Season 1's "90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days Tell All," per InTouch

While the couple is no longer together, there doesn't appear to be any bad blood between the exes. Abby has since gotten married to a British man named Louis Dubell and shared photos of their courthouse wedding on Instagram. Sean even expressed his well wishes to his ex and told InTouch, "I wish Abby and Lou all the best and a long, prosperous life together." As for Sean, a Reddit user took a screenshot of an Instagram story where he shared that he had also found love, but would rather keep his relationship private. 

Anna and Mursel

Several of the couples featured on "90 Day Fiancé" and its spinoffs have dealt with language barriers. However, none were more difficult than that of Season 7 couple Anna Campisi and Turk Mursel Mistanoglu. To communicate with Mursel, who knew very little English, Anna would use a translator app on her phone, which at times made things more difficult for the duo. Besides not being able to communicate well, the couple also faced a major dilemma when Mursel's parents disapproved of Anna already having three children from a previous relationship, per ET. This roadblock in their relationship had Mursel leaving for Turkey, but he managed to get his parents' approval and rushed back to the U.S. to marry Anna

Anna and Mursel were featured on the spinoff "90 Day Fiancé: Self-Quarantined," which showed that the couple was still going strong. Mursel was spending more time with her sons as the pandemic had forced many people to stay indoors. The couple also shared the difficulties of homeschooling, but on the plus side, it appeared that Mursel has learned a lot more English.

Besides their time on TLC, Anna and Mursel, who share a passion for beekeeping, are the owners of a shop called Beauty and The Bees Honey and sell products like honey, loose-leaf teas, and soap bars. 

Michael and Juliana

Season 7 of "90 Day Fiancé" saw Connecticut resident Michael Jessen with a much younger Brazilian model named Juliana Custodio. Viewers were quick to judge their relationship because not only was there a large age gap, but they also believed Juliana just wanted to marry Michael for his money, while Michael was seen as an older, well-off man who wanted to marry someone beautiful. There were a few setbacks in the couple's relationship, including Juliana's visa issues and how she felt uncomfortable with Michael being so close to his ex-wife, Sarah. However, it was sweet to see Juliana getting along with his two children, Max and CeCe. At the end of the season, viewers watched as they wed in an outdoor ceremony, with Sarah being the officiant. 

According to ET, the couple, along with Max and CeCe, were quarantining with Michael's ex-wife Sarah and her husband during the pandemic. He shared, "We're enjoying each other's company too ... It just became one big sort of nouveau Brady Bunch family that we have."  However, Screen Rant reported that their marriage may be on the rocks after Juliana shared a few TikTok videos suggesting that the couple have separated and that she has left the U.S.