'90 Day Fiance' recap: Mike and Natalie reunite, Blake and Jasmin introduced, Robert reveals he has 5 kids with 4 women
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 11/25/2019
90 Day Fiance featured Mike and Natalie reuniting in Ukraine, Robert and Anny fighting about Robert's "player" past, Tania Maduro and Syngin Colchester butting heads, and the introduction of Blake Abelard and Jasmin Lahtinen 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 fourth 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; Mike, a 34-year-old from Sequim, Washington, and Natalie, a 35-year-old from Kyiv, Ukraine; Tania, a 29-year-old from Colchester, Connecticut, and Syngin, a 29-year-old from Cape Town, South Africa; Blake, a 29-year-old from Los Angeles, California, and Jasmin, a 27-year-old from Helsinki, Finland; Anna Campisi, a 38-year-old from Bellevue, Nebraska, and Mursel Mistanoglu, a 38-year-old from Antalya, Turkey; and Michael Jessen, a 41-year-old from Greenwich, Connecticut, and Juliana Custodio de Sousa, a 23-year-old from Goiania, Brazil.
Emily Larina, a 28-year-old from Portland, Oregon, and Sasha Larin, a 31-year-old from Moscow, Russia, did not star in this episode.
Below is the latest on each couple currently starring on Season 7 of 90 Day Fiance:
MICHAEL AND JULIANNA
Michael was so glad because Juliana and his children had "bonded immediately" upon her arrival into the United States. Juliana said the experience of having two kids around her all the time wasn't new because she had been very close with her niece and nephew in Brazil.
Juliana was a bit nervous, however, to meet Michael's ex-wife and Max and Cece's mother, Sarah. Juliana didn't know whether Sarah would be upset to see her with Michael, and Michael acknowledged Sarah would react to someone having ulterior motives quickly.
Max called his mother "assertive," saying she speaks her mind, while Michael admitted she won't put up with "bullsh-t."
Sarah said while most women would probably be intimidated by such a tall, sexy, gorgeous, exotic, smart and well-traveled girl, she wasn't because she didn't have the need, energy or time.
Juliana thought it was very unusual Michael and Sarah were still close because when people divorce in Brazil, they stop communicating. However, she was very sweet to Sarah, and Sarah, in turn, was kind and gracious.
Michael assured Sarah that Juliana would not replace her but his future bride already had "a good rapport" with Max and Cece. Although Michael said his kids adored Juliana, Sarah being their mother would never change.
Sarah asked Juliana to "not parent at all." Sarah wanted Juliana to embrace her new role in the family as just a stepmom and become her friend, but she acknowledged there was a possibility Juliana might not like that.
Juliana didn't feel comfortable having this conversation at the dinner table, saying she didn't feel like she was a part of Michael's family yet at all.
ROBERT AND ANNY
Things had been tense between Robert and Anny because they didn't see eye to eye about money. However, Robert said their chemistry was still there and they loved each other.
Since Bryson's mother was not in the picture, he was apparently close to his grandparents on his mother's side, Ben and Stephanie. Anny wasn't looking forward to meeting Ben and Stephanie because she said Robert's ex and her family should remain in the past.
Bryson noted if Anny and Bryson's grandparents didn't get along, the only person that would be left hurting is Bryson.
Anny was a bit standoffish when she met Ben and Stephanie, who couldn't believe Robert was in love with this woman they had just heard about two days ago. Ben was shocked Robert had known Anny for two years but waited all this time to bring her up in conversation since they are family.
Ben and Stephanie were also surprised Robert planned to marry Anny although they had only spent one day together in person before Robert proposed marriage.
Robert felt his dating life, however, was his own business, and so he didn't think he had done anything wrong. Stephanie warned Anny that she'd always be in the picture considering she loved Bryson very much but she's "an adult film actress."
Anny called Stephanie "disgusting" and seemingly wanted nothing to do with her. Stephanie felt protective of Bryson, but Anny insisted she shouldn't worry and everything was going to be fine.
Stephanie asked Anny why she came to America to marry Robert after knowing him for such a short period of time, but her question turned Anny off. Stephanie said she was just trying to be cordial and spark conversation, but Anny complained asking personal questions was not a way to be nice.
Anny called Stephanie "rude" and "bad," adding, "I don't like her."
Stephanie asked Anny if she was on birth control, but Anny refused to answer the question and said that was private information. Anny told Stephanie that they were never going to be friends, but Stephanie just wanted to be friendly for Bryson's sake.
"She totally shut me down pretty quick. I don't feel like she's here for the right reasons. I don't feel like she's here for love," Stephanie told the cameras in a confessional.
Once Ben and Stephanie left, Anny called her "mean," but Robert felt Anny had just been threatened by her. The meeting clearly didn't go well, and it became obvious Anny wouldn't have much of a relationship with Bryson's grandparents.
Robert said Anny had been in a bad move ever since she met Ben and Stephanie, and ontop of that, Anny had a cold. Robert therefore took Anny out in order to make her feel appreciated.
Robert could tell Stephanie had upset and pissed off Anny, so he set out to make her feel better.
Anny told Robert about her conversation with Stephanie at dinner, and Robert took Anny's side saying asking about birth control or anything else was not her business or concern. Robert defended his fiancee and did not want Anny to feel disrespected.
Anny asked Robert why Bryson needed to spend time with Stephanie when she's a porn star and "a b-tch." Robert insisted it would be wrong to keep Bryson away from his mother's side of the family.
Anny wanted to feel like she was the only girl in Robert's life, and she didn't like how Robert maintained contact with other women on social media. Anny screenshotted all of the old photos that upset her on Robert's pages.
Anny, for example, found a picture of Robert kissing a girl, but he insisted it was an old photo.
Robert said he wasn't hiding anything from Anny and he has "five beautiful children by four different women." Robert revealed he doesn't get to see his other children often and he used to be a player.
"But now, I'm a different guy... I grew up and my priorities changed -- a lot," Robert told the cameras.
Anny basically told Robert to delete the old women from his life or go back to them. When she first found out Robert welcomed five children with four different women, she said, "What the f-ck?!"
Anny couldn't believe it, admitting there had been too many women in his life and she didn't want Robert living in the past. Robert also refused to delete pictures of his son's mother since Bryson may want those photos when he's older.
Robert noted Anny didn't even post photos of him on her Instagram account like she was hiding him from the world. Robert said if Anny started opening up to him, then maybe he'd delete the old photos.
"My past is out in the open. I've got nothing to hide. So if Anny can't handle my past, I don't know how this is going to go," Robert said.
MIKE AND NATALIE
Mike booked a ticket to Ukraine so he could visit Natalie, and he planned to look into the situation of her obtaining a K-1 visa to see if there was anything he could do to help and move things along.
Mike was dying to see Natalie and just hold her and love her.
Natalie considered herself a smart and sophisticated women who loves sports and adventures -- including mountains. Her dream is apparently to climb Mount Everest.
But Natalie said she was getting older and wanted a calm and peaceful life. She looked forward to having a life partner and starting a family.
Mike and Natalie apparently met when they were both going through divorces, and she said Mike has a beautiful and kind smile. After getting to know each other over the phone, Mike traveled to Ukraine to meet Natalie in person.
Natalie said Mike "felt like home" for her and he had proposed to her after three months.
Natalie and Mike then applied for her K-1 visa, and she said the paperwork was fine and her documents were still in Embassy. Natalie visa had not been denied, but she explained things were sort of on hold -- and she didn't know why.
Natalie was therefore so excited to see Mike, but her friends reminded Natalie that she needed to welcome children right away. Natalie's friends were also concerned Mike would not be able to support Natalie and a child financially.
Natalie's ex-husband apparently runs a big business, so Natalie's pal admitted Mike -- although he was nice and good looking -- appeared to be a worse catch. Natalie's friends weren't sure how much Mike could really offer Natalie, but Natalie didn't appreciate their judgmental opinions and questions when they didn't know Mike at all.
Natalie later admitted she was going to push for a child. She apparently wanted to get pregnant during Mike's stay in Ukraine.
Natalie said her ex-husband liked everything in order and he was a tough guy. Natalie said one of the reasons she had left her ex was because her mother didn't really like or approve of him. It was important to Natalie that her mother loves the guy she chooses.
Luckily, Natalie's mother Nelia thought Mike was a wonderful man, both optimistic and friendly. Nelia looked forward to becoming a grandparent and hoped Mike would be onboard with becoming a father right away.
Natalie and Mike were then shown reuniting at the airport after six months apart. When Mike arrived, Natalie jumped into his arms and kissed him. He had missed her so much, and Natalie was almost frantic she was so excited.
Mike said he got along great with Natalie's mom but there was definitely a language barrier.
He called Natalie a "sleek and sexy tigress," saying he couldn't wait to enjoy his night with her.
ANNA AND MURSEL
It had been a difficult few weeks for Anna since Mursel's arrival. She said Mursel didn't really like the United States, but she brought him to meet her bees, hoping that would change his mind and make him feel right at home.
Mursel started beekeeping at age 7 or 8, and he admitted he was very excited to look at Anna's bees. Mursel noted Anna's bees weren't ready for honey season and Anna didn't appear to be a very good beekeeper. However, Mursel said he loved Anna and would help her to become better at her job.
Anna thought it was attractive watching Mursel work with the bees. She said watching him work excited her, and Mursel also thought Anna looked sexy when doing her job. Overall, Mursel had a lot of fun.
Anna and Mursel were later shown enjoying a wedding shower which one of Anna's friends had thrown for them. Anna asked Mursel to make an attempt to get to know her friends by putting his phone away, unless he was using the translator, and talking to them.
Anna's friends were skeptical of her relationship, so she wasn't sure how the interaction was going to go. Anna wanted her friends to meet the man she had fallen in love with.
Mursel said he was very happy to meet Anna's friends, but the language barrier made it very difficult for him to communicate with anyone. Anna's friends were surprised Mursel knew very little English, but he apparently tried his best.
Mursel wished he could express himself better, admitting the situation got a little weird. Anna's friend Viviana told the cameras she would never marry a man she couldn't have a conversation with, but she hoped Anna and Mursel were ready and could build on their love.
Anna's friends raised some concerns for Anna that maybe he wouldn't fit in. Anna realized Mursel wasn't fitting into her life, and she felt frustrated. Anna had no idea what the end result of her romance was going to be.
TANIA AND SYNGIN
Tania said it was time to get back into reality and begin her future with Syngin after a whirlwind experience in New York. However, the pair had already argued about when they should start a family, and Tania said the 90 days weren't going to be as easy as she had thought.
Tania and Syngin drove to Connecticut, and Syngin said he was actually excited to see the shed they'd be living in behind her mother's house. But Tania admitted the shed was not prepared or done for Syngin's arrival and so he'd probably be disappointed.
The pair would have to use the kitchen and bathrooms in Tania's mother's home, but she was happy to have her own space with Syngin. Syngin quickly realized the shed was "not totally fixed up" and they had hours of work to do on the place, as things were still in boxes and paint cans lined the room.
Syngin noted the shed was not perfect but rather "perfect for renovation." Syngin was taken aback by the shed's appearance given he had flown halfway around the world to be with and live with Tania.
Syngin said he wasn't walking into a cozy environment, as it seemed to be more of "a construction site." Tania told the cameras Syngin needed to suck it up because everything was going to be fine.
Tania told Syngin that she'd like him to build a kitchen sink in the shed, and he was a bit overwhelmed and frustrated by the mess and how much work was ahead of them.
Syngin suggested to Tania they sleep on the couch in her mother's house and wake up fresh in the morning and get to work. Tania was a little upset he didn't want to spend the night together in the shed since a bed was in there.
Tania claimed she had done all the paperwork and paid for Syngin's K-1 visa so it was asking a little too much to have the shed completely ready for them as well. Tania thought getting the shed ready should be a team effort.
The next day, Tania and Syngin got to work in the shed.
"I know Syngin and I will work as a marriage because we communicate. I tell Syngin what to do, and Syngin does it," Tania said in a confessional with a laugh.
Tania essentially barked orders at Syngin as he worked, but she admitted Syngin also had his own opinions and thoughts -- which occasionally didn't mesh well with her own.
Tania realized Syngin just acted before thinking things through, which drove her a little crazy. But in turn, Syngin didn't like Tania trying to do everything her way when he thought he knew what he was doing. He noted Tania had "a controlling personality" and it gave him some reservations about marrying her.
Syngin needed Tania to trust him because she really stressed him out. The pair therefore bickered while installing cabinets and a refrigerator, and Syngin got so frustrated that he left the shed.
Syngin told the cameras he needed Tania to relax, but she wanted him to "put more thought and care into things."
"This is who I am," Syngin said. "I need you to back off me a little bit and just realize sometimes that if it's not your way, it's okay."
"Don't talk to me softly like that," Tania argued.
BLAKE AND JASMIN
Blake, an audio producer, said his fiancee Jasmin was coming from Finland to start a new life with him in the United States.
Blake went to the airport to pick Jasmin up. Blake admitted he had been naive in some of his past relationships, as he had married at age 19 and then divorced at age 23. Blake said their two different career paths resulted in the split.
After Blake's divorce, he was down and depressed and so his friend convinced him to sign up for a dating app. Blake said within a day, he had connected with Jasmin, and he thought she was super beautiful.
Blake worried he was being catfished or scammed since Jasmin was so gorgeous, but he received the proof he needed once he asked Jasmin to video chat with him. When the pair got to chatting, Blake learned Jasmin actually lived in Finland, although she had listed her home as Los Angeles, CA.
Blake feared the relationship wouldn't work out, but he still wanted to give it a try. Blake therefore flew to Finland to meet Jasmin in person, and he said she had surpassed all of his expectations. He couldn't believe she was real.
Blake said Jasmin is "fun, super smart and can speak multiple languages." He added that she's a gymnast and personal trainer, and he thought she was "unbelievable."
Blake realized by his third trip to Finland that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with Jasmin, and so he proposed marriage to her. Blake was so happy Jasmin said yes, and then her K-1 visa got approved.
Blake noted a lot of people were skeptical of his new relationship, including his own mother Kerline, who worried Jasmin was going to want designer clothes and a nicer place in which to live. Blake's friend Rita had also watched him "rise and fall" in different relationships, and she didn't want him to get taken advantage of again.
Blake knew his decision to bring Jasmin to America was risky, but in his mind, Jasmin is "perfect" and life together would be great. Jasmin's sister apparently already lived in Los Angeles, about 10 minutes away from Blake's house.
Jasmin's sister Janette had won "the Green Card lottery," and so she was able to come to the United States on pure luck.
Janette couldn't wait to experience Los Angeles with Jasmin, her best friend. Janette said she didn't know Blake very well, but she looked forward to spending time with him as well.
Janette and Blake picked Jasmin up at the airport together, and Blake said he was 85% sure Jasmin was coming to the United States for him and for love, not just for a Green Card.
Jasmin said she was single for three years before she met Blake, who was different from anyone else she had ever dated. Jasmin said she'd never marry a man she's not compatible with, but Blake was going to be the first man she had ever lived with.
Blake said he was glad Jasmin had her sister in L.A. so she wouldn't be alone when he couldn't be around.
Jasmin admitted she liked to do things alone, but Blake joked, "not anymore!"
The pair were going to be living with Blake's stepdad and stepmom, and he worried there might be a privacy issue. Blake, however, said his sex life with Jasmin was "great" and he couldn't complain.
Since it had been so long since the couple was together, however, Blake got them a hotel room for a couple of nights so they could have some privacy. Jasmin was so happy to be reunited with Blake, but she just wanted to shower, sleep and relax since she was completely exhausted from traveling.