'90 Day Fiance' recap: Anna threatens to call off wedding to Mursel, Juliana cries over prenup, Natalie pressures Mike, and Robert and Anny continue fighting
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 12/16/2019
90 Day Fiance featured Anna Campisi threatening to call her wedding off, Juliana Custodio de Sousa breaking down into tears over talk of a prenuptial agreement, Natalie Mordovtseva pushing her religion on Mike Youngquist, Robert calling Anny selfish and ungrateful while apartment hunting, and Emily Larina and Sasha Larin arriving in America during Sunday night's Season 7 episode on TLC.
90 Day Fiance features Americans and their foreign fiances looking to wed within 90 days in the United States or else the American individuals would risk losing love and having their significant others return to their home countries.
The seventh episode of90 Day Fiance's seventh season featured Anna, a 38-year-old from Bellevue, Nebraska, and Mursel Mistanoglu, a 38-year-old from Antalya, Turkey; Emily, a 28-year-old from Portland, Oregon, and Sasha, a 31-year-old from Moscow, Russia; Angela Deem, a 54-year-old from Hazlehurst, GA, and Michael Ilesanmi, a 30-year-old from Lagos, Nigeria; Michael Jessen, a 41-year-old from Greenwich, Connecticut, and Juliana, a 23-year-old from Goiania, Brazil; Mike, a 34-year-old from Sequim, Washington, and Natalie, a 35-year-old from Kyiv, Ukraine; and Robert, a 41-year-old from Winter Park, Florida, and Anny, a 30-year-old from Santiago, Dominican Republic.
The following two couples did not make an appearance in this episode: Blake Abelard, a 29-year-old from Los Angeles, California, and Jasmin Lahtinen, a 27-year-old from Helsinki, Finland, as well as Tania Maduro, a 29-year-old from Colchester, Connecticut, and Syngin Colchester, a 29-year-old from Cape Town, South Africa.
Below is the latest on each couple currently starring on Season 7 of 90 Day Fiance:
MICHAEL AND JULIANNA
Juliana asked Michael to explain a prenuptial agreement to her, and he said it's an agreement made in case of divorce to ensure his children, Max and Cece, are protected, but she still didn't understand what it meant.
The conversation upset Juliana because she never wanted to get a divorce and said she'd do anything to make the marriage work, but Michael insisted the prenup would protect her interests as well. Michael pointed out prenups tend to protect the women in marriage "heavily."
Michael and Sarah had never signed a prenup together, but Michael said they had no money at the time they wed and had student loans and such since they were so young.
Juliana was upset she had to hear about the prenup from Sarah and not Michael, and Michael agreed it was "uncouth" of Sarah to bring up the topic and out of character for her.
Juliana agreed to go forward with a prenup, but she appeared frustrated because she had to give up her jobs, her little dogs and her family in Brazil to come to the United States. She said it was therefore very uncomfortable to talk about divorce before they even married.
Michael and Juliana were later shown meeting with a mediator a few weeks before their wedding. Michael revealed he has two children and "business interests" and so he wanted to be "prepared for worst-case scenario."
The mediator, Carolyn Swiggart, said a prenup balances out power in a relationship and decision-making. Michael said assets would remain in his name and they'd have separate property.
Juliana had stopped working a few months ago, so she didn't have much money to bring into the marriage. Juliana said if Michael didn't want to share his income and assets then neither did she if she ended up making it big as a model.
Carolyn told Michael to make sure Juliana would be well taken care of in the case of divorce, and Juliana felt the mediator was on her side, which Michael probably didn't expect.
Juliana told Michael that if he left her once, he'd probably be willing to do it again -- referring to a breakup they previously had in their relationship after a big fight. Juliana and Michael apparently broke up for three months last year, when Michael allegedly called her and said he didn't want to date her anymore.
Juliana said Michael had suddenly disappeared and she couldn't afford to pay her rent. Juliana never wanted to be in that situation again, and she was angry at herself for depending on Michael so much in the United States.
"I'm thinking it's time for me to be independent," Juliana told Michael. "If you were in my shoes, you [would be] thinking the same thing. So don't judge."
Michael apologized to Juliana for the meeting making her upset, and he suggested she was reading too far into things.
Juliana was feeling very helpless, and she didn't like the idea of relying on Michael for money and everything. Michael said he never would have brought Juliana to the meeting had he known it was going to be so upsetting for her.
Juliana had no money saved, and she said she felt like "a loser" since Michael had more money and the power in their upcoming marriage as a result. Juliana wanted to be able to support herself and make her own money.
Michael said divorce was "a horrible experience" and he and Juliana had to come to an agreement or else there may be "some lingering issues" between them.
EMILY AND SASHA
After waiting for over six months, Emily, Sasha and their baby David were finally headed to America. Sasha was excited to see mountains and the ocean, but first, he'd be meeting Emily's mother Karen and sister Betsy at the airport in Indiana.
Emily was so happy to be reunited with her family, and Karen and Emily's sister were more than thrilled to meet the baby, who was already so grown and big. Sasha didn't get much attention, but he understood his son was "the main person" now.
Sasha's 90 days in America had begun, and Emily knew they had a lot to do. Sasha really believed America is the land of opportunity, and so he planned to work as a personal trainer and fitness model to buy a house and nice cars.
Sasha looked forward to a happy life with Emily and their son.
Emily and Sasha planned to stay with Betsy until they found a place of their own. Emily realized she had so much to do, including finding a new job, but she had faith everything was going to work out and be fine.
Sasha called his first breakfast, a bowl of cereal, in America "crappy," and the first thing he wanted to do was go to the gym and train.
Emily wanted to join Sasha at the gym so she could get her pre-pregnancy body back, which really surprised Betsy, who figured Emily was just trying to please her fiance because she had never been interested in fitness and exercise.
Sasha told Betsy to stop eating cereal on his way out of the house. Betsey understood nutrition is part of Sasha's career, but she didn't appreciate him telling her what to do in her own house. Betsy wanted more respect, and she intended to have a conversation with him about that later.
Sasha was excited to get back into the gym because he said he hadn't been able to work out in 10 days and therefore allegedly lost 10 pounds of muscle. Sasha also hoped to get Emily back into shape, as Emily revealed she was 40 pounds slimmer when she had met her fiance.
Sasha was ready to start training every day so he could become a fitness model in America. Emily didn't want Sasha to meet a woman better looking or more fit at the gym, but Sasha promised she was a very pretty girl and he loved her.
Emily told Sasha that once she started working, he'd be home with their son a lot and wouldn't be able to spend all of his time at the gym. Emily said Sasha would have to accept staying home with their son and taking care of him full-time.
Emily didn't think Sasha realized how different his life was going to be in the United States, saying he'd have to step up and become a good father.
ANGELA AND MICHAEL
Angela was living under one roof with her six grandkids and 78-year-old mother. Angela also said her daughter Skyla was over all the time.
Angela was anticipating Michael's arrival in the United States in a couple of months. Angela said Michael was going to be the man of the house and they'd need some privacy, so she bought a lock for her bedroom door.
Angela told her grandchildren that when she was gone, Michael was going to be in charge because he'd be her husband. Skyla was not excited about Angela and Michael's relationship at all, especially because the couple had already asked her for one of her eggs.
Skyla also did not have faith Michael was going to become "Mr. Mom" and suddenly take care of a household full of kids. Skyla said Michael was just trying to "scam" Angela and her mom was "delusional."
"He's going to be my husband, and if no one can deal with that, I can't help ya," Angela told Skyla and her mother, before telling the cameras, "It's my house, my rules, and I'll have 90 days to figure this out."
Angela and Skyla were later shown going wedding-dress shopping together. This was going to be Angela's second marriage, but she felt like it was her first. She was excited to have a big American wedding and a traditional white wedding dress.
Skyla told Angela to wait to make such a big purchase until Michael's K-1 visa actually gets approved, but Angela remained positive everything was going to work out and she would marry Michael during his 90-day stay in America.
Skyla never thought Angela and Michael's relationship would last this long, and she told the cameras it was "unbelievable" they were now shopping for wedding dresses.
When Angela found the perfect dress -- an off-the-shoulder gown with an embellished bodice and loose, flowing skirt -- she told the cameras, "I'm truly in love with Michael, and I know he loves me. I want to look my best for Michael, and I feel elegant."
Angela didn't want to marry Michael in Nigeria because she wanted her entire family to be able to attend the wedding.
MIKE AND NATALIE
Michael had been in Ukraine for a few days, and Natalie had planned something special for Mike. Natalie planned to take Mike to church so that she could introduce him to God. Natalie said religion is very important to her and she hoped Mike would embrace her beliefs.
Mike, however, didn't believe in God at all. He believed in "ancient aliens" and life on other planets. Mike said there had to be things out there "way smarter and advanced" than humans, especially since pyramids exist.
Natalie felt like she was saving Mike's soul and intended for him to become a Christian.
Mike didn't want Natalie to judge him for his beliefs, and he admitted he didn't want to over-promise anything. Mike told Natalie that he respected her religion and would support her through that, but it wasn't in his heart to become a follower in the church.
Natalie said she's afraid of people who don't believe in God because Christians follow certain rules in life, such as no cheating or lying. Mike said just because he didn't believe in God didn't mean he'd do any of those things.
Mike did feel judged, and then Natalie got upset and walked away from their conversation. Mike said Natalie seemed to think he was a bad person for not going to church, and he hoped Natalie would just accept him for who he is.
"My life is all about faith, and I don't know if I want to marry Mike if he doesn't believe in God," Natalie told the cameras.
The next morning, Natalie was very quiet at breakfast and Mike could tell something was off and she was upset. Natalie told Mike to make his own breakfast, and he didn't know why she was being so cold.
Natalie's mother said a happy couple will raise happy children, and she anticipated Mike and Natalie having two or three children, which surprised Mike.
Mike couldn't follow along with Natalie and her mother's conversation, and so he grew frustrated as well.
Talk of babies frustrated Natalie because Mike clearly wasn't ready to have a child yet. Natalie felt a lot of pressure to welcome grandchildren even though she knew her mother meant well.
As Natalie's mother asked about planning for a pregnancy and continued to talk about the topic, Natalie broke down into tears.
Natalie worried about how she and Mike would raise a baby when they struggled to communicate and understand each other, and she began to fear breaking up down the road and being a single mother.
Natalie was feeling a lot of different emotions, and it upset her that Mike didn't understand where she was coming from. She didn't want her child to feel the stress they were under.
ANNA AND MURSEL
Anna still had some concerns about marrying Mursel, such as the language barrier and her son's views of him. Anna's boys clearly didn't like Mursel and hoped the wedding wasn't going to happen.
Anna had already sent out the wedding invitations, so she felt a lot of pressure to go through with the nuptials. A friend had also planned a bachelorette party for Anna, so she was excited to have a break, have some fun, and not worry about a man telling her not to drink.
Anna and her friends talked a lot about sex at her party. Anna wasn't super forthcoming with details, but she told the cameras she had "no complaints" in that department.
One of Anna's friends asked why she was rushing into marriage, and Anna said it was because they only had 90 days to wed. It quickly became apparent to Anna's friends she had some reservations, and Lisa worried Anna might be making a big mistake and would come to have regrets.
Anna admitted Mursel was like a boy himself in that he peed on the toilet seat and she had to clean it up. She joked, however, she was used to taking care of young boys.
Anna then revealed to her friends Mursel's family didn't even know about her children, which everyone seemed very concerned about. Anna's friends were confused about Anna's choices, and they could tell Anna was confused about her own life and future as well.
Anna would love to call Mursel's parents and tell them that she has three sons, but Anna said it was Mursel's decision and he wanted to keep her family a secret. Anna's friends weren't trying to judge Anna, but they were doubtful about this marriage working out and being a happy union for Anna.
Anna acknowledged Mursel needed to tell his family about her children because it was no longer a secret she was willing to keep.
Anna was so upset that she later told Mursel she didn't think she could marry him unless he told his family about his children. Anna thought it was "a really big problem" he was asking her to keep her sons a secret, and she wasn't okay with it anymore.
Anna told Mursel that he had put her in an uncomfortable position and was acting very selfish.
Mursel, however, said his family wouldn't talk to him again if they found out he planned to marry a woman with kids. Mursel therefore admitted to Anna that he had a very difficult decision to make.
"If I had known Anna was going to make me tell my family about her kids, I would not have come," Mursel confessed to the cameras.
Mursel told Anna that he was not going to tell his family about her sons, and then she broke down into tears. Anna suggested marriage was off the table in that case, and she predicted Mursel would choose his family over their relationship and leave her.
"We're coming towards the end of his 90 days, and we're about to call [the wedding] off," Anna told the cameras. "I didn't think we'd be in this situation."
Anna didn't think the situation was fair, but Mursel said he had made a lot of sacrifices to be with her -- including quitting his job in Turkey and leaving everything behind. Mursel therefore expected Anna to sacrifice for him as well.
ROBERT AND ANNY
Robert, Anny and Bryson all slept in a bed together. While Robert was used to Bryson's kicks and punches in bed, Anny was not -- and she did not find sleeping altogether easy or comfortable.
The trio was living in a one-bedroom apartment, so Robert said it was time to move into a two-bedroom place so Bryson would have his own bed and he and Anny could have some privacy.
Anny and Robert therefore went apartment hunting together with 56 days left to wed.
"I don't have sex with him for more than seven days," Anny admitted to the cameras because of their living situation.
Robert found a beautiful place for Anny on a lake that boasted two bedrooms and two bathrooms; however, the apartment was $1750 per month and Robert had just renewed his old lease for one year.
Anny didn't want to wait a year to move, and she didn't understand why Robert had renewed his lease considering she was moving to the United States and he had promised her a new apartment. Anny thought it was "f-cked up," but Robert said he needed a place to live before she arrived.
Robert wasn't willing to throw money away on two apartments, and he also pointed out Anny expected a nice wedding. Anny was tired of having to wait for everything that Robert had promised her, but Robert insisted she wanted too much too soon.
Anny didn't understand why Robert brought her to an apartment that they couldn't rent when she was happy there and loved the view, but Robert explained he was just looking for options for their future.
The pair argued in front of the realtor, who noted Anny seemed very feisty. Robert told Anny she was "ungrateful," "selfish" and "inconsiderate," especially because she had argued with him in front of a person they didn't even know.
Robert wanted to know whether Anny loved him or the apartment more, but she didn't answer -- she just "pouted like a little baby," according to Robert. Anny was waiting for Robert to step up to the plate and do things for her.
Anny said Robert didn't have enough money to take care of her and she didn't have the ability to work in the United States.