Couples Who Make 90 Day Fiance (and All Its Spinoffs) Worth Watching
90 Day Fiance is a TLC reality show about couples who live in different countries and are getting ready to march down the aisle. Marriage is always a challenging fusion of two lives, and there are even more challenges when language barriers, cultural differences and immigration laws come into play.
Despite everything they face, the couples on the show are really adorable and super loving. Some, however, bring an extra dose of drama to the show. These couples are responsible for 90 Days Fiance's wildest moments.
Matt and Alla
When Matt invited his brothers over for a big family dinner to meet his Ukranian fiance, Alla, one of his brothers outright accused her of having ulterior motives — namely, American citizenship — for wanting to marry Matt.
Danielle and Mohamed
Danielle and Mohamed were an explosive couple whose breakup was just as heated as their love. After moving from Tunisia to live with his older fiance, Mohamed discovered that she was in deep debt. On their wedding day, Mohamed met with an immigration attorney to determine if he would be responsible for Danielle's debts.
Josh and Aika
Whether you're in an international relationship or not, every couple has problems, and Josh and Aika certainly had their share of them. Josh's mother went out of her way to warn his fiance about how he'd been divorced before.
David and Annie
Finances are difficult for all couples, and the ones on 90 Day Fiance have added immigration-related expenses to fret over. David and Annie are one of the tamer couples on the show as far as their relationship, but their conversations about money were painfully awkward.
Anfisa and Jorge
Anfisa is a Russian model, and Jorge (pronounced George) is a Floridian businessman. Throughout their time on the show, this couple had a hard time getting along with each other. Anfisa had high expectations of what her husband was supposed to provide materially, and Jorge struggled to meet her demands.
Paul and Karine
One would think that being able to communicate in a common language is an important foundation for any relationship. However, it wasn’t a priority for Paul and Karine, who married and had a child over the course of the show.
Darcey and Jesse
Jesse was a very self-absorbed model, and Darcey was just trying to make things work. Every conversation they had seemed to turn into a terrible argument. Before they finally broke up, Jesse said that he was willing to stay with Darcey as long as she sought medical attention to "work on herself."
Deavan and Jihoon
When South Korean Jihoon from proposed to his American wife Deavan, he had the fabulous idea of somehow hiding the ring in a relatively clear glass of champagne. On top of the fact that she could clearly see the ring, the fancy goblet was so thin that fishing the ring out of the glass proved to be a real fiasco.
Rachel and Jon
Children are not usually in the picture when the couples on 90 Day Fiance meet for the first time, but Rachel bought her 8-month-old child to England to visit her long-term, long-distance boyfriend, Jon. The situation was already strange enough, and it got weirder when Jon was not at the airport to meet his fiance and soon-to-be stepdaughter.
Elizabeth and Andrei
Of all the couples on 90 Day Fiance, Elizabeth and Andrei seemed destined for a breakup. Elizabeth was an American girl who liked to dress up and go clubbing. Andrei was a Moldovan macho man whose views on a woman's role in marriage would be considered slightly archaic in any culture.
Louis and Aya
Many of the couples featured on 90 Day Fiance go to the people they trust for marriage advice. Some seek the advice of a parent. Others ask for the opinion of a friend or even their own child.
Matt and Aziza
When Aziza arrived from Russia, she moved in with her fiance, Matt, for the duration of her 90-day stay in America. Although it was Matt's home, she quickly made it her own. When he returned from work one day, she was appalled he walked past the door without removing his shoes.
Asuelu and Kalani
Before they were on the show, Kalani, who lives in America, had a child with Asuelu, who lives in Samoa. The fact that they already had a child put even greater importance on the 90 day period. It was an unplanned pregnancy, so Kalani would be a single mother with no support if Asuelu didn't marry her.
Eric and Leida
90 Day Fiance features many couples who prove that international relationships are not always stereotypical. In this case, Eric, the American, was of little means while Leida, from Indonesia, came from a wealthy background.
Ricky and Ximena
Most people in international relationships fall in love with someone from another country by accident. Ricky, an American who appeared on the show with his fiance Ximena, traveled to Colombia with the intention of finding a fiance. After his first relationship did not work out, Ximena was the second woman he dated during his Colombian trip.
Michael and Angela
In many ways, Michael and Angela are one of the most endearing couples on 90 Day Fiance. They seem to be genuinely in love, and they both made huge concessions to accept each others’ cultures. Still, they almost didn’t make it down the aisle.
Laura and Aladin
Laura left America to live in Qatar with her handsome husband. After the honeymoon phase was over, she became very homesick and started craving wine. Wine is hard to find, and very much illegal to make, in Qatar.
Sasha and Emily
The premise of 90 Day Fiance (and the K-1 Visa that stipulates the 90-day period) is that a couple either will or won’t be interested in getting married within three months or less. It’s a big part of the drama on the show.
Blake and Jasmine
Blake and Jasmin thought they had it all figured out. During the 90-day period, Blake planned to move his foreign fiance into an apartment attached to his parent's home. When his parents discovered his plan, they stopped the arrangement.
Avery and Omar
Avery is from rural Ohio, and Omar is from Syria. The couple seems to be very loving, but they experienced plenty of problems regarding where they would live permanently. Avery's mother was distraught when she learned that her daughter was seriously considering living in war-torn Syria.
David and Evelyn
David was from Spain, and he was 8-years-older than his American fiance Evelyn. She threw a party to welcome him to the United States. Things were going as well as could be expected until Evelyn's best friend, Mikayla, arrived.
Azan and Nicole
Azan, a Morrocan fitness enthusiast, married Nicole, an American girl he infamously called lazy. Working out and eating right proved to be a never-ending argument for the couple, and Azan unabashedly called her lazy over and over again.
Jenny and Sumit
Jenny and Sumit were the most tear-filled relationships on the entire show. Jenny moved from Palm Springs to live with her fiance in India. She immediately learned that she'd been catfished, and her fiance looked nothing like the handsome model she'd seen in pictures.
Chantel and Pedro
Chantel and Pedro may have had a normal relationship … if it wasn't for Chantel's family. Like many of the families on 90 Day Fiance, they were determined to prove that Pedro was just dating Chantel to be an American citizen, and their quest for dirt on Pedro didn't stop after the wedding day.
Russ and Paola
Russ was a religious guy from Oklahoma, and he fell for a Colombian model named Paola. Moving to America proved to be a catalyst for Paola's modeling career, which in turn led to the couple separating briefly (by distance only) when she moved to Miami before he did to pursue further modeling opportunities.
Mark and Nikki
Although age gaps don't have to be problematic, the huge age gap between Mark and Nikki proved to be an issue. In moments of argument, Mark would treat Nikki like a child rather than a fiance. For example, he chided her for touching the windows in his car.
Luis and Molly
Luis and Molly proved that love has no age limit. There was a little less than 20 years between the couple, but Luis quickly moved from the Dominican Republic to live with his older American fiance. Molly still had older children living with her, and Luis and his soon-to-be stepchildren clashed from the beginning.
Loren and Alexei
Loren and Alexei met when Loren vacationed in Israel. They had a beautiful romance, but the wedding itself proved to be contentious when cultures collided. Loren wanted to take wedding pictures with family and friends hours before the ceremony, but Alexei was insistent that it was uncouth for the bride to be seen before the wedding.
Colt and Larissa
Colt and Larissa met online, but their IRL relationship was not as happy as their virtual one. Larissa was dismayed to find out that Colt's mother lived with him. She often berated her American fiance in public, accusing him of seeking attention from other women because of casual conversations.
Larry and Jen
Larry is an American, and his fiance, Jen, is from the Philippines. When Larry came for a visit, Jen's family went through great expense and five hours of work to prepare a roasted pork dish called lechon. The dish is so expensive that it had been several decades since they last prepared it.