'90 Day Fiance' recap: Emily gives birth to Sasha's baby, Juliana comes to America with Michael, Mike and Natalie are introduced
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 11/18/2019
90 Day Fiance featured Emily Larina giving birth in Russia, Michael Jessen and Juliana Custodio de Sousa reuniting in the United States, Robert and Anny fighting during her first day in America and Robert calling her "selfish" and "ungrateful," and the introduction of Mike and Natalie 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 third episode of 90 Day Fiance's seventh season featured Robert, a 41-year-old from Winter Park, Florida, and Anny, a 30-year-old from Santiago, Dominican Republic; Michael, a 41-year-old from Greenwich, Connecticut, and Juliana, a 23-year-old from Goiania, Brazil; Emily, a 28-year-old from Portland, Oregon, and Sasha Larin, a 31-year-old from Moscow, Russia; Mike, a 34-year-old from Sequim, Washington, and Natalie, a 35-year-old from Ukraine; Tania Maduro, a 29-year-old from Colchester, Connecticut, and Syngin Colchester, a 29-year-old from Cape Town, South Africa; and Anna Campisi, a 38-year-old from Bellevue, Nebraska, and Mursel Mistanoglu, a 38-year-old from Antalya, Turkey.
90 Day Fiance viewers have yet to be introduced to Blake Abelard, a 29-year-old from Los Angeles, California, and Jasmin Lahtinen, a 27-year-old from Finland.
And Angela Deem, a 54-year-old from Hazlehurst, GA, and Michael Ilesanmi, a 30-year-old from Lagos, Nigeria, will also be featured this season.
Below is the latest on each couple currently starring on Season 7 of 90 Day Fiance:
ROBERT AND ANNY
When Robert's son Bryson finally went to sleep during the first night Robert and Anny had together in the United States, Anny said they had sex in the living room.
The pair gushed about how they had a great night together, and then Anny asked Robert to take her shopping so she could buy some new clothes. Anny apparently didn't pack much and had asked her sister to sell a lot of her things.
Anny's shopping experience with Robert, however, did not meet her expectations. She said there were "a lot of ugly rags" in the store and she had envisioned Robert buying her fashionable clothes famous in America, such as designer brands Chanel and Versace.
"That's f-cked up," Anny said of the store Robert had brought her to. "Rubbish."
Robert asked Anny to keep an open mind about the clothing as she called each and every piece "ugly," but she simply hated everything in the store. She then learned all the clothing had actually been worn and used before. Anny was used to buying new, nice and sexy clothes in the Dominican Republic, and she wasn't happy.
Robert told the cameras Anny was "very selfish" because money doesn't grow on trees. He wasn't happy with her and couldn't believe how she had acted in the store.
"I never buy used clothes in my country. All the clothes I buy are expensive. I am poor but I don't use f-cked up clothes," Anny told Robert.
Robert was upset with Anny for acting like she was "all that" at the thrift store, but he decided to put the argument behind them and enjoy a nice dinner out. Anny felt frustrated because Robert had allegedly promised her a lot and she was used to looking nice in the Dominican Republic.
She didn't appreciate how Robert's surprise was taking her to a thrift store instead of a mall.
When the pair were at dinner, Anny said she'd love to have a similar seafood menu at their wedding, but Robert said there was no way he'd be able to afford that -- and he wasn't okay with the idea of people eating and drinking off his budget. Anny was surprised to hear Robert wouldn't want a big wedding.
Tension escalated when Anny said she'd like to have a ceremony and reception in Miami Beach, to which Robert replied, "Do you think I'm made of money?! Courthouse and boom. That's it."
Anny didn't want to get married at a courthouse, and she said Robert had promised her they'd have the wedding of her dreams. Anny implied Robert was not living up to her expectations, and she said she'd like to move to Miami, FL. Robert became angry and told Anny to move to Miami by herself.
"I don't want to hear about Miami. Just appreciate where we live," Robert vented to the cameras.
Robert swore during his fight with Anny about Miami, and so she wanted to leave the restaurant. Anny refused to eat her food and said that she was no longer happy. Anny told Robert that he had "f-cked up" that day, but Robert accused her of messing up when she had stormed out on him.
Anny asked Robert to apologize, and then he said, "I'm sorry you are inconsiderate and a big-ass crybaby. How about that?"
Anny wanted to go home and sleep "far away" from Robert, but he said far away would be in the living room. Anny said Robert had promised her a lot and he wasn't doing any of it, but Robert argued he wasn't the problem.
Robert called his first day with Anny "a disaster." He said she was "ungrateful and selfish" and everything he did for her didn't seem to be enough. Anny told Robert not to marry her if he was so unhappy with her, and she reminded Robert he had promised her an iPhone10 and expensive clothing.
Anny called Robert "a liar" and noted he had done nothing for her. The pair later bickered about which person was going to sleep on the couch.
However, the couple was tired of arguing, and so they both decided to stop fighting and enjoy their night together since Bryson had a babysitter. Robert then surprised Anny with a gift, and it turned out to be sexy lingerie. The couple therefore kissed and made up.
Robert saw a new side to Anny he had never seen before. Although they were on good terms, red flags were up and Robert was a bit worried about his relationship.
MIKE AND NATALIE
Mike said he loved being the center of attention everywhere he goes. He said people feed off his positive attitude and he's loud and outgoing. Mike explained he's from a small town that has about 7,000 people and his family had settled there for 127 years.
Mike had purchased a farm that had been in his family, but he admitted it was costly to keep the property up and maintain it. Mike had a lot of work to do in order to get the farm back up and running.
"We've got some food and some beer -- just living the basics. We don't need anything fancy," Mike told the cameras.
Mike had been married once before, and he said it was "a short marriage" because his then-wife ended up leaving him for another woman. Mike put on a lot of weight during and after the divorce, but he ended up exercising, dieting and losing 80 pounds in two years.
After dating around and not having anything stick, Mike was introduced to Natalie. Natalie is the best friend of Mike's good friend Matt. Matt and his wife, Svitlana from Ukraine, apparently asked Mike and Natalie to be godparents of their baby girl Pollyanna.
Once Mike saw pictures of Natalie, he thought she was absolutely beautiful. Mike was told Natalie was family oriented and lived with her mother. Mike learned Natalie rode horses, modeled and has obtained degrees in psychology and journalism.
"I was hesitant at first and thought why in the world would this woman possibly be interested in me?" Mike asked. "Not saying I'm not a catch, but you know."
Mike and Natalie therefore began texting back and forth. A friendship blossomed and then Mike booked a flight to Ukraine so they could meet. Mike was in shock when he met Natalie and said their meeting was "amazing." He said she loves to test her limits with scubadiving, rockclimbing and snowboarding.
Mike loved how Natalie was full of life and brings excitement to each and every day. Mike said, however, they're opposites in a lot of ways. Natalie is a religious vegetarian, while Mike is a non-religious meat eater. He also explained Natalie is elegant while he's like "a big ogre." Mike said they were like Beauty and the Beast.
Three months later, the pair met in Paris and Mike proposed marriage to Natalie.
Although they had only spent two weeks together, Mike felt they were meant to be, and so he returned to the United States and began the K-1 visa process. At the time they began filming 90 Day Fiance, the couple was waiting for Natalie's visa to be approved.
Mike and Natalie both wanted children, but it seemed Natalie wanted to start welcoming children earlier than he'd be ready. Mike had a lot of credit card debt to get himself out of after buying a house and going through with the K-1 visa process.
Mike had yet to tell Natalie about his credit card debt because he feared she wouldn't want to move to Washington or marry him if she found out about it. Mike was working hard to pay off his debts, and he just hoped his financial burdens wouldn't negatively impact his relationship or Natalie's view of him.
While Natalie was interviewing in the K-1 visa process, Mike was anxiously awaiting some news. In the meantime, Mike tried to prepare the farm for her arrival and make the property look nice.
Mike and Natalie had a schedule in place and had already purchased her plane ticket, but then Natalie broke the news they must delay the visa and she wouldn't be coming to the United States in time. Natalie was asked to wait another six months, and Mike admitted it was hard to hear that.
Mike wondered if there was something in Natalie's background preventing her from moving, but Natalie said all of her documents were "fine" and so it was weird she was not approved. Natalie had her bags packed and was ready to go, so the delay apparently broke her heart.
Natalie hoped Mike would be able to visit her as soon as possible because she said she needed him by her side. Mike didn't have the funds to travel to Ukraine soon, but he promised Natalie he'd visit her regardless in order to make her happy.
"Me going to Ukraine wasn't originally in the budget, but I'm going to do whatever it takes to get there. I love her and I want to see her," Mike said in a confessional.
ANNA AND MURSEL
Anna admitted Mursel's first couple of days in the United States had been tough because her mother discovered Mursel had been lying to his family back in Turkey about the fact Anna has children. Anna told Mursel that she was afraid he was going to leave America because of his family, but Mursel insisted he wasn't going anywhere and he loved her.
Mursel didn't think his family would find out, but if they did, it would cause major problems. Mursel didn't want to be shamed by his family in Turkey or treated like an outcast because Anna has children from a previous relationship.
Anna asked Mursel whether he would stay or go back home if his family found out, and Mursel simply replied, "I don't know." Mursel said maybe he'd tell his family about Anna's kids in 10 years, when his parents would be on their deathbeds.
Mursel said his parents would forgive his sins during their last moments on earth and that is the time to be totally honest and forthcoming about things.
Anna realized she and Mursel had a big issue to face, and Anna said it wasn't fair Mursel expected her to keep her children hidden. Anna didn't like having to keep such a big secret, but Mursel told Anna this was his "destiny."
Mursel apparently felt sad and guilty about the secret, and then he confessed to the cameras, "If my family finds out that Anna has children, they will not be happy. They will tell me to leave Anna, and I'll go back to Turkey."
Anna said Mursel would have to deal with this situation with his family or else she probably wouldn't be able to marry him within his 90-day stay in the United States.
Mursel hoped Anna would be understanding about his situation back home, because he admitted he didn't want to lose his family.
Anna's sons didn't think it was fair Mursel was keeping them a secret from his own family. Anna's boys didn't feel like Mursel cared about them, but Mursel said he was just trying to make Anna happy. Mursel apparently would've had Anna move to Turkey if he had things his way.
Mursel suggested Antalya is the most beautiful place in the world, and Anna was starting to realize she might have to choose between the love of her life and her boys. And Anna told the cameras her sons would always come first.
MICHAEL AND JULIANNA
Michael was anxiously awaiting the results of Juliana's K-1 visa interview once he returned to the United States, and then Juliana sent him a video one night showing off the paperwork -- that her visa had been approved and she'd be moving to the United States so they could wed in 90 days.
Michael said it felt "surreal" Juliana would finally be able to come to America, and he was beyond thrilled.
Michael wanted Juliana's arrival to be as special as possible, so he bought a bouquet of flowers and headed to the airport in a big white Hummer limousine. Michael joked that he thought about riding in a helicopter but it was out of his budget. He wanted Juliana to feel excited, happy and comfortable.
Michael was "a little nervous" about the steps that had to be taken next, but that all seemed to disappear when the couple reunited in the airport and kissed and hugged. Juliana was crying tears of joy, and she said it felt "amazing."
Michael said their wildest dreams had come true and he couldn't believe the love of his life was finally in America. Juliana was shocked to see the limo and said she was "so lucky" and had "the best man in the world."
Michael then popped some champagne in the back of the limo with a bottle from 1996, which was Juliana's birth year. He welcomed her to America with all the bells and whistles, and Juliana took photos of the New York skyline as they drove to Connecticut.
Juliana was prepared to take a risk at the young age of 23, and then Michael surprised her with an exquisite necklace of different gemstones with colors representing the United States and Brazil coming together -- red, white, blue, green and gold. Juliana thought the necklace was beautiful.
Juliana grew up very poor and had worked as a seamstress, so she was just blown away by the life Michael was offering her. Michael told Juliana, however, that she deserved the absolute best and he loved her so much.
Juliana loved the culture in America and couldn't wait to celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving and more.
Michael and Juliana were driving to meet his kids, Max and Cece. Michael told Juliana his children would like her, but Michael acknowledged in a confessional Juliana was shy and not always open about her feelings.
Juliana then met Michael's kids, and they thought she was really pretty and their father was a "really lucky guy." The kids had made Juliana a "welcome home" cake with gummy bears on it as well as breakfast. Juliana said Max seemed smart and Cece appeared to love her immediately.
EMILY AND SASHA
Emily's water broke in the middle of the night, and so Sasha rushed her to the hospital when her contractions were apparently 10 minutes apart.
Emily was shown receiving an epidural, and Sasha explained to the cameras this was the first time he had ever been in a maternity ward in the hospital. Sasha said it's unusual for the man to be by the woman's side during childbirth in Russia and he was probably working during the births of his first two children.
"I don't remember," Sasha admitted.
But Sasha was able to stay in the hospital so he could translate for Emily since the doctors didn't speak much English. Emily missed her family back in the United States, but she was glad to be with Sasha and said it was very important for him to be with her.
After seven hours, the epidural was working, but Sasha said Emily's body was tired and he couldn't imagine what she was feeling and experiencing. Emily was crying because she was scared when it became time to push. When the baby wasn't coming out, Emily freaked out and starting moaning and screaming.
The baby was apparently not positioned correctly, so a doctor told the cameras delivering naturally was going to be dangerous and risked causing trauma. The doctor therefore said Emily needed to have a Caesarean section.
Emily then went into surgery, and she was clearly terrified. Sasha was able to be in the room, and he yelled to Emily from a distance, "Don't worry. I'm here!"
Once the baby came out, he was not crying, which really worried Sasha. However, seconds later, he started to cry and then Sasha immediately broke down into tears. He called his baby boy "beautiful" and was overwhelmed with emotion.
Sasha and Emily named their son Dave, and Emily was able to give her baby a kiss while she was lying on the table. After 10 hours of labor and an unexpected C-section, Emily and Sasha finally met their "perfect" son, and they were both beyond thrilled.
TANIA AND SYNGIN
Tania and Syngin woke up together in the hotel after his first day in America, and Tania revealed her friends were going to still be around. Syngin admitted he liked having all of Tania's attention to he could steal a kiss or a hug whenever he wanted.
Tania admitted as much as she loved Syngin, he friends would always come first and she'd choose them over a man since they had been in her life for 14 years. That's not exactly what Syngin wanted to hear, but he didn't get angry.
Tania, Syngin and Tania's two girlfriends, Monique and Marian, were then shown enjoying sushi together.
Syngin revealed he'd like to get his work permit and then start out bartending or maybe even become a fireman. Syngin said he'd also like to go to Hollywood and sing opera, which made Tania a little nervous since he clearly didn't have a plan or vision for his life.
Syngin hoped to try different things and really take advantage of the United States being the land of opportunity.
Tania told Syngin that they'd wait three years to have their first child, but Syngin admitted he'd wait 7-10 more years if he had his way. Tania also said she wanted to pump out one kid after the next, and Syngin said they must have a serious discussion because their different plans could stop him from wanting to get married.
Syngin wanted to travel and have fun, but Tania's friends felt he'd end up doing what Tania wanted to do.
"I couldn't be with someone who doesn't want to have kids. I live to have kids, but I also know that I get my way," Tania said in a confessional.
That night, Tania and Syngin went to dinner alone at a classic steakhouse, and Syngin was glad to finally spend some time alone with her.
Tania asked Syngin when he'd like to have kids, but he said his mission was to travel and see the world. Syngin said he would not be told when to have a child because that's a huge commitment that could make or break a relationship. Syngin seemed okay with being a pushover in Tania's life, except when it comes to this.
The conversation quickly escalated into an argument, because Tania insisted she was going to have children even if the father wasn't going to be Syngin. She was putting off having kids just for him.
"It's almost like you wrote the story and I'm just a character in it," Syngin said.
Tania said she'd love to do it all with Syngin, but he needed to be "down with it" or else she'd have to move on. Syngin just hoped Tania would accommodate him and change some things around to his liking.
Tania, however, insisted she had already pushed back her timeline of starting a family for him.
Syngin didn't believe in scheduling and the free spirit said he wasn't going to bend backwards and force a child. Syngin wondered if he and Tania clashed too much on what they wanted out of life, and so they both needed some answers.
But in the meantime, the pair chose to enjoy their dinner and not talk about any other controversial topics that night.