Michael Jessen Of 90 Day Fiance Confirms What We All Suspected

"90 Day Fiance" fans grew to love Michael Jessen and his fiance Juliana Custodio on Season 7 of TLC's hit series. Michael, a jet-setting 42-year-old wine entrepreneur, revealed on the show that he met Juliana at a yacht party in Croatia — when she was just 20 years old. The impoverished Brazil native barely had an education and worked with her family as a seamstress before she met Michael, who "pledged that [he] would support her ... financially if she needs help." But to make things even more complicated, Michael has two young children from a previous marriage, who aren't exactly keen on having such a young stepmother. "She's closer in age to us than she is to you," Michael's son told him. "She kinda looks like the age of someone who would babysit us or something," he continued in a confessional.

Although the kids seemed to have gotten along with Juliana upon her arrival in the US, it later appeared that there was trouble in paradise. ScreenRant reports that Juliana posted a TikTok hinting that her marriage may be no more. "Everybody keep asking me if I'm still married," she said in the since-deleted video. "It's really hard and I'm not ready to talk yet. So when you guys find out, you guys going to hate me forever." Now, Michael has finally spoken up and revealed the true state of his marriage.

Michael confirmed his split with Juliana

Michael Jessen announced on October 8 that he was taking a social media break, posting a picture with his kids on Instagram. But on October 12, he took a break from the break to wish his wife Juliana Custodio a happy second anniversary — revealing it would also be their last. From the sounds of it, it seems that Juliana was the one who decided to end things. "Our marriage is a Covid-19 casualty that will not be showing up in any statistics," he wrote on Instagram. "Thankfully, you are quickly emerging healthier and stronger than ever. Some of the rest of us will likely be staying in intensive care for quite some time." Michael went on to acknowledge that their relationship just was not meant to be. "I do not blame you for wanting to leave and for desiring a new start," he wrote. "You are more suited for the life that you had before we met and I can understand why you would want to return."

Juliana had been hinting at her marriage ending for a few months. Back in May, she posted a photo of herself in Brazil, surprising her mother on Mother's Day. "I haven't seen my mom since 2019, she didn't know I was coming," Juliana wrote. "I'm so happy now." Juliana hasn't officially commented on her relationship, but from the looks of her posts, she seems to be having the time of her life back in Brazil.