‘90 Day Fiancé’ Cast on What Is & Isn’t Real When the Cameras Are Rolling (PHOTOS)

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It’s never clear what’s real and what isn’t when watching reality TV. While story lines follow actual lives, how many scenes and situations are played up for the cameras?

TLC hit franchise 90 Day Fiancé has proven to be a bingeable juggernaut of drama, heartbreak, and of course, happily ever afters. While real families have been built, and plenty of painful break-ups have gone down, not everything that happens happens organically. So, what do 90 Day alums from its different shows have to say about filming?

From behind-the-scenes gossip to after-show confessions, the gallery below is a peek behind the curtain as these 14 reality stars come clean about the onscreen K-1 visa process — including when moments accused of being staged were actually real life.

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Colt & Larissa (Season 6)

Status: Divorced

Larissa, from Minas Gerais, Brazil, finalized her divorce from Colt, from Las Vegas, NV, in April 2019 and then appeared on 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? with new love Eric Nichols.

After his and Larissa’s split,Colt wed friends-with-benefits Vanessa Guerra after sharing their love story on 90 Day: The Single Life.

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Ashley & Jay (Season 6)

Status: Divorced

Jay moved from Port Maria, Jamaica to be with fiancé Ashley, from Mechanicsburg, PA, during Season 6. But Ashley filed for divorce (multiple times), citing adultery as the reason. Their divorce was finalized in March 2021.

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Deavan Clegg

Utah native Deavan Clegg wed Jihoon Lee, and moved to Korea to start their lives together on 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way. After welcoming son Taeyang and struggling with life abroad, Deavan separated from Jihoon. She’s since moved on with Korean actor Topher Park, but with cheating allegations swirling, it’s clear Deavan does not look back fondly on her 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way experience. “Not stating a certain show but you guys are aware that MOST reality tv shows are fake and either scripted or edited to match a storyline that storyboard teams put together before filming,” Deavan told her followers on Instagram.

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Avery Warner

The Before the 90 Days star called it quits with controversial Australian beau Ash Naeck, but Avery Warner had more to say after the cameras stopped rolling. “I encourage everyone not to get so caught up with any kind of TV show as the truth,” Avery wrote to fans on Instagram. “It’s not worth it lol, it’s all very constructed.” Avery has since appeared on various 90 Day spinoffs.

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Michael & Juliana (Season 7)

Status: Divorced

Michael, from Greenwich, CT, found love with model Juliana Custodio, from Goiania, Brazil. The fan-favorite couple grappled with their age difference and deciding on a prenuptial agreement prior to tying the knot in October 2019.

On the couple’s second wedding anniversary, though, Michael and Juliana called it quits, and their divorce was finalized in May 2022, per In Touch. That July, Juliana gave birth to son Benjamin, her first child with boyfriend Ben Obscura.

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Rebecca & Zied (Season 8)

Status: Married

Woodstock, GA-based Rebecca got engaged to Zied, from Tunis, Tunisia, during Season 3 of 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days. The couple returned for Season 8 of 90 Day Fiancé to tie the knot in the U.S., marking Rebecca’s fourth marriage.

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Jason & Cássia (Season 2)

Status: Divorced

Cássia, from Cali, Colombia, divorced Jason from Spring Hill, FL, in 2018 and has since remarried, tying the knot with a man named Giuseppe in February 2021. According to Entertainment Tonight, Jason died from complications of COVID-19 in December 2021.

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Kenneth Neidermeier

Status: Married

During Season 2 of 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way, Florida resident Kenneth Neidermeier relocated to Mexico to be with his fiancé, Armando Rubio. The couple had to petition their marriage license denial before tying the knot after the Human Rights committee stepped in. While some viewers criticized the couple for “not doing their research” ahead of applying for a license, Kenneth took to Instagram to deny allegations that their legal fight to wed was scripted. “We are not actors and nothing was scripted,” Kenneth stated. “It’s clear in the scenes if you watch clearly and without judgment.”

Fan favorites Kenneth and Armando are happily married with daughter Hannah, and even are thinking of expanding their family!

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Emily & Sasha (Season 7)

Status: Married

One of the most uncomfortable relationships to watch in 90 Day history was between Sasha, of Moscow, and Emily, of Portland, OR. Between Sasha voicing his doubts over getting married for a third time and Emily struggling by herself to parent their newborn son, David, fans cringed at their controlling and dysfunctional dynamic.

Even so, Emily and Sasha still seem to be together.The family moved to Russia in 2021, and Emily and David returned to the United States the following year without Sasha — but only because of unrest in Russia and not relationship problems, according to Entertainment Tonight.

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Varya Malina

Russian radio DJ Varya Malin promises that her 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days drama with fiancé Geoffrey Paschel was real. After Varya originally turned down Geoffrey’s proposal, she surprised him at his home in Knoxville, Tennessee, while Geoffrey was dating someone else. Varya described the tense scene of walking in on Geoffrey and his then-girlfriend Mary Wallace on her YouTube page. “Neither Geoffrey nor Mary were [wearing microphones] and nobody knew what was coming,” she opened up. “It was total surprise for all of us…It was crazy. I even looked back several times to ask the crew, ‘are you serious, guys? Did you just throw me under the train?”

Viewers took more issue with Geoffrey’s multiple arrests and allegations of domestic abuse. TLC has since parted ways with the controversial couple.

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Kalani & Asuelu (Season 6)

Status: Married

Kalani, from Orange County, CA, and Asuelu, from Samoa, have had their ups and downs across various 90 Day spinoffs. The couple got hitched in September 2018, and then welcomed two sons, Oliver and Kennedy. Kalani and Asuelu have been dogged by split rumors, but they were together as recently as December 2022, when they appeared in the same Instagram video, In Touch reports.

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Jorge & Anfisa (Season 4)

Status: Divorced

Jorge, from Riverside, CA, divorced Anfisa, from Moscow, in August 2020 after serving prison time for possession of drugs with the intention to sell. “I really don’t have any hate towards her or bad feelings … because whatever I went through has given me what I have now,” he later told Entertainment Tonight. “I don’t have any regrets.”

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Andrew & Amira (Season 8)

Status: Split

Roseville, CA, daycare worker Andrew pressured fiancé Amira, of Saumur, France, to travel during the COVID-19 pandemic. Per international quarantine restrictions, Andrew planned on meeting Amira in Mexico before entering the U.S. together. Amira was detained at the border, and eventually returned to Europe. After a second attempt involving a trip to Serbia, Amira ultimately decided to call it quits with Andrew. In August 2022, two years after the split, Andrew sold the engagement ring he used to propose to Amira on eBay, according to In Touch.