'90 Day Fiance' recap: Annie Suwan, Chantel Everett and Paola Mayfield threaten to end their marriages, as Jorge Nava faces felony charge
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 07/16/2018
90 Day Fiance featured all six couples reaching a breaking point in their relationships during Sunday night's episode on TLC.
90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?'s latest episode continued to feature drama, heartbreak, and adversity for the spinoff's six couples.
The pairs starring on 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After? are Chantel Everett, a 26-year-old from Atlanta, GA, and Pedro Jimeno, a 27-year-old from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Anfisa Arkhipchenko, a 22-year-old from Moscow, Russia, and Jorge Nava, a 27-year-old from Los Angeles, CA; and Molly Hopkins, a 42-year-old from Woodstock, GA, and Luis Mendez, a 27-year-old from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
The rest of the couples starring on the series are Nicole Nafziger, a 24-year-old from Bradenton, FL, and Azan Tefou, a 26-year-old from Taroudant, Morocco; David Toborowsky, a 49-year-old from Louisville, KY, and Annie Suwan, a 25-year-old from Bueng Kan, Thailand; and Russ Mayfield, a 31-year-old from Oklahoma City, OK and Paola "Pao" Mayfield, a 30-year-old from Bucaramanga, Colombia.
The third season of 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After? premiered May 20 on TLC, and the series features memorable 90 Day Fiance couples -- which are each comprised of one U.S. citizen and his or her foreign partner or spouse -- continuing to fight for a fairy-tale ending.
While Nicole and Azan are only engaged because he had been denied a K-1 visa, all of the other couples are married and trying to make their relationships work. However, as shown in Sunday night's episode, all of the relationships are sadly falling apart at the seams and failing.
Below is the latest on each couple, according to Sunday night's broadcast of90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?.
Following an explosive physical fight between Pedro and Chantel's younger brother River Everett, Chantel's mother told the cameras, "Pedro and [his sister] Nicole are very bad for my family."
Chantel was screaming crying after the brawl, as she couldn't believe her husband would attack a family member.
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"I've never seen anybody do anything like this in front of me before, let alone my husband. I'm starting to think, 'What kind of person did I marry?!'... No one puts their hands on my family. Pedro did the worst thing he could possibly do to my family... I'm in a state of shock," Chantel explained.
Chantel slept away from her husband for a couple of days. She was feeling hurt, fear and rage.
Pedro was trying to call his wife and smooth things over, but Chantel wanted justice for her brother. She felt "trapped" between her husband and her family, especially since Pedro would no longer be allowed to enter her parents' household.
Chantel was also hurt Pedro had taken his sister's side in every dispute. Chantel didn't want to see her husband, but they needed to talk.
Once Chantel returned home, Pedro's sister had already traveled back to the Dominican Republic because she didn't feel safe around Chantel and her family. Pedro was sad and angry, and he insisted River had started the fight first by throwing a lamp at him.
Pedro confessed he "hated" Chantel's family and didn't want to be around them anymore. She said her husband wasn't taking responsibility for his actions and an argument should never resort to violence.
Chantel insisted she was "done" with him and so "tired of fighting." The couple mentioned getting a divorce, and Pedro felt very alone -- not only in his marriage but in the United States. Pedro said he loved his wife but he would never like her family.
"I feel Pedro is making me choose between him and my family, and I'm not okay with that. I'm holding out hope for my marriage but the future is scary to me," Chantel said in a confessional. "I feel beat down and broken."
Nicole and Azan had to postpone their wedding because Nicole was missing the original copy of her police report.
The pair had to break the news to their families, which was very difficult, considering a lot of time, money and energy had already been spent on the wedding. Nicole's relatives, in fact, had already booked and paid for flights to come to Morocco.
Nicole told her mother Robbalee the wedding must be pushed back a month and a half. Robbalee was mad Nicole hadn't done her research and messed this up.
Nicole's parents also took this mistake as an opportunity to suggest she was rushing into things and should slow down. Nicole, however, just grew irritated by such comments, as she was sincerely in love with Azan.
After Nicole asked her father to mail her the necessary document to wed in Morocco, Azan broke the bad news to his mother and sister, who were especially frustrated and disappointed by Nicole's "negligence." Azan revealed his family had already spent about $6,000 -- the U.S. comparison -- on the wedding, and Nicole felt terrible and cried.
Azan then sat down with Robbalee for a heart-to-heart conversation in which she begged him to be honest with her about everything. Azan decided to come clean, admitting that there were "a lot of other women" in his life when he began dating Nicole and proposed marriage to her after two weeks.
Azan had been keeping his options open, which worried and upset Robbalee. Azan also confessed the audio recordings that had surfaced of him speaking to another woman was not just a prank or a random number. Azan said he had the woman's number in his phone and thought Nicole would never find out.
Azan claimed he felt very guilty after flirting with another woman while intoxicated and he would never do it again.
"I really promise I am not talking to any women now. I stopped," Azan noted, adding that he never physically cheated on Nicole. "I really love Nicole."
Robbalee gave Azan a fresh start because she believes in second chances, but she asked him to open up to Nicole about all of this.
Azan then came clean to Nicole, saying he drunk texted girls' numbers he already had stored in his phone. Nicole cried about his lies, but Azan felt great to finally be honest with her. Azan apologized, but Nicole didn't want to feel she was picked out of a line of women.
Azan promised he would never call or flirt with another woman again, but Nicole was feeling defeated.
"I can't marry someone I don't trust 100 percent. So right now, I don't know if the wedding is going to happen," Nicole said.
Paola was building and harboring resentment because Russ wasn't asking her how she felt after the miscarriage and her grandmother's passing. Paola felt she was alone dealing with some very traumatic situations in life.
Russ told the cameras Paola had changed and everything was different once she returned to the United States from her trip to Colombia. Russ acknowledged she was bottling up her emotions and they struggled to communicate and talk things out.
"My husband practically abandoned me," Paola said.
Russ and Paola then got into a heated argument about how their lives had changed.
Paola accused Russ of not caring about her or taking care of her feelings, while Russ was angry about Paola's outburst because he said she never opened up to him like she does with her friends. Russ also reminded Paola he works very hard -- and long hours -- to support their life together.
Russ told Paola she was picking fights that were totally unnecessary, but she believed Russ had simply forgotten her when she was in a time of need. Paola wanted to "disappear."
Russ understood that Paola missed her family and she was under an incredible amount of stress, but he didn't appreciate her always "trying to find fault" in him.
Paola insisted that once she moved to the United States, Russ had "changed to someone I don't know and someone I don't like." Paola said the sweet, caring guy she married was gone.
"I think we are both scared our relationship is not going to survive. I'm freaking out. Because I really don't know how we can fix this," Paola admitted.
David wasn't feeling secure in his job or his home, and this made him feel insecure about his marriage. The couple needed to move into a storage facility since the firehouse had been sold, but Annie was not onboard.
Annie told David that she refused to move into a place where there was no stove for her to cook on or running water.
Annie missed her home country and threatened to move back to Thailand. She didn't feel David was taking care of her as he had promised to.
"I don't want to stay here with you," Annie told her husband.
But David cried at the idea of his wife leaving him. He told Annie that he loved her with his "heart and soul" and couldn't deal with her moving away. David therefore felt so much pressure to get his act together.
David's emotion pulled at Annie's heartstrings, because she told the cameras she would stick it out with him a little longer since she loved and cared for him. However, Annie hoped the storage facility would be a temporary fix -- because she'd never view it as a home.
David called the move "humiliating." While the facility was "not a horrible place," according to David, it just didn't feel like a home.
"I'll do whatever it takes to turn things around, because if I can't make Annie happy, she won't stay with me," David told the cameras, before Annie revealed she acted strong in front of David but would often cry when she's alone.
Anfisa was still reeling over the fact her husband might have a daughter whom he had abandoned. Jorge insisted his ex was emotional and trying to ruin his life, but Anfisa wasn't sure which person to believe.
Jorge explained to Anfisa he had dated this woman when he was a teenager. Anfisa asked Jorge to call her to get to the bottom of things, and when Jorge did call, he accused the woman of harassing his wife.
The woman could be heard on the phone getting increasingly more emotional and angry. The woman said she never asked Jorge for anything given he got her pregnant at such a young age and she wanted him to live a normal life.
The woman also said her daughter is almost 10-years-old and Jorge doesn't even know her name.
"You don't even deserve to know anything about her," Jorge's ex said on the phone, crying and yelling.
Anfisa believed the woman more after hearing the conversation because she was so upset and passionate about the situation. Jorge therefore agreed to take a paternity test.
The woman also alleged Jorge had contacted her randomly one time to ask how her daughter was doing. Jorge denied such a claim to Anfisa, but he told the cameras the truth.
"I have given some gifts and stuff like that... we were friends. But I was just being a nice guy, not a father," Jorge said of his meeting with his ex.
Anfisa hoped Jorge was telling the truth, but she revealed she "would be gone" if the child ends up being Jorge's. She wanted no ties to this child.
The episode later revealed that when production followed up with Jorge about the DNA test, he and Anfisa were unreachable.
Production then found out Jorge had been arrested in Mohave County, AZ. Jorge is facing a felony charge for transportation of marijuana for sale. Jorge pleaded not guilty and is awaiting trial.
Molly and Luis
Molly officially filed for divorce and hoped Luis would complete the paperwork fast.
Molly was trying to put her life back together and get things in order. She then attempted to patch up her relationship with her eldest daughter, Olivia, who left the house because of Luis and didn't support their marriage.
Molly convinced Olivia to meet her at a rollerskating rink to talk, and she assured her daughter that Luis was gone and never coming back.
Olivia explained to the cameras that her mother had been "naive" and it was never a good decision to bring a man into this country and have him join their family after no time at all.
Olivia said she went through a lot, living at home with Molly and her emotions and frustrations as her marriage to Luis fell apart.
Molly, however, owned up to making a mistake, and Olivia respected the fact her mother could admit that.
Getting a divorce was the first step for Molly to officially get rid of Luis, and it didn't take long for Luis to sign and return the divorce papers.
A divorce lawyer warned Molly the signed papers were final once submitted, but she did not hesitate at all. Molly had clearly been hurt from Luis, and she wanted him to go back to his home country. Molly was "beyond ready" to go on with her life as a single woman.
"I never dreamt in a million years this would happen," Molly confessed, later adding, "Luis sold me the dream of this beautiful man... [but he] came here under false pretenses."