'90 Day Fiance' spoilers: Are Angela and Michael still together? Did Michael ever get to come to America?
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/19/2020
90 Day Fiance couple Angela Deem and Michael Ilesanmi have been shown resorting to Plan B after Michael was denied a K-1 visa to move to America on Season 7 of the TLC series, so did their relationship last and are they still together today? And where is Michael living?
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Angela, a 54-year-old from Hazlehurst, GA, and Michael, a 30-year-old from Lagos, Nigeria, are one of the couples starring on90 Day Fiance's seventh season.
The couple got their start on reality TV by starring on Season 2 of 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days, followed by Season 3 of the TLC spinoff.
The pair met on Facebook when Angela was living in Georgia with her family.
The divorced grandmother of six kids fell hard and fast for Michael, a man from Nigeria whose formal name is Kehinde Ilesanmi.
Angela and Michael talked on the phone for several months until Angela decided to travel to Nigeria in order to meet Michael in person for the first time -- despite having received warnings from friends and family that he might be scamming her.
Angela did discover some red flags with Michael in Nigeria, but she wanted to give her relationship a chance and needed more time to get to know Michael and his intentions better.
As their romance went on, Angela developed trust issues and claimed Michael lied to her frequently about social media, partying and other alleged women in his life.
Angela and Michael therefore seemed to fight more than they were happy together, but they always reconciled and resumed their relationship in the face of adversity.
Another point of contention was that Michael's friends didn't like Angela, whom they deemed controlling and trashy.
The main problem for Angela and Michael, however, is that Michael wants to have a baby so his family name will continue on. Given Angela's age, there isn't much hope she can carry a baby herself.
"I would be lying if I tell her I can be happy without a child," Michael confessed to cameras during the third season of 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days.
Season 3 of 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days finished airing on TLC in October 2019.
On the Tell-All special, Angela revealed she and Michael were still together and in the midst of the K-1 visa application process that would allow Angela to bring Michael to America and give the couple 90 days to get married.
Michael was preparing for his K-1 visa interview at the time and Angela was saving up money for Michael's arrival into the United States.
During the Tell-All -- which was filmed in Summer of last year -- Angela told the cameras Michael would probably be moving to America by the end of 2019, but obviously that didn't happen.
Michael and Angela first appeared on 90 Day Fiance's seventh season on the December 8, 2019 broadcast, which was the season's sixth episode.
Angela was shown receiving Botox in her face at age 53 so she could look fresh and young for Michael's anticipated arrival.
"I finally found The One. I just knew it from our first kiss," Angela told the cameras.
Angela revealed Michael's K-1 visa interview was "coming up soon" and she expected him to arrive in the United States within a month.
"What a party we're going to have!" Angela gushed.
Angela said she had a lot of responsibility because she was taking care of her mother, daughter Skyla and grandkids. Angela admitted Michael was going to have to be "Mr. Mom" since he wouldn't be able to work for a while in America.
Angela noted if Michael thought he was just going to sit around and relax at her home, he had another thing coming.
Skyla 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 was nervous about Michael's interview because he had to prove their romance was authentic and sincere by answering a series of questions, but Michael was very confident and assured his fiancee, "I've got this."
Michael also claimed he was prepared with the correct documents.
"If you screw up... we'll be done," Angela told him, before telling the cameras, "If Michael fails this interview, I told him, 'We're probably done'... I don't have the strength. I'm not getting any younger. It's either the K-1 or K-done."
Michael said he loved Angela and appreciated how strong of a woman she is. He liked how she's straightforward as well as a hardworker.
Michael looked forward to being with his fiancee in the United Stated and starting a new life together, but he acknowledged there would be a big adjustment to make upon his arrival into America.
For instance, he knew it would take a while before he could financially support himself and his future wife.
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.
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.
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."
Later on, Angela was shown waiting on a phone call from Michael so he could tell her about his interview for a K-1 visa. She hoped he'd be "coming home to his baby," and this was a call she had been "waiting on for years."
Michael then FaceTimed Angela and she was admittedly "scared to death." Once the pair connected on the phone, Michael revealed some horrible news to Angela.
Michael flashed some papers on the screen and read, "After reviewing all of your documents and information presented, you have been found ineligible to receive a visa... The office has decided to return your case to the USCIS with our recommendation that the petition be revoked."
"Are you kidding me?! You got denied?! Why?" Angela yelled. "What the hell, Michael?!"
Angela said she was "in shock" and couldn't believe the news. She felt someone had hit her and knocked the breath right out of her. Michael broke down and cried over the phone, and it was the first time Angela had seen him cry.
The lawyer revealed 60 percent of appealed cases end up being granted visas but the process would take another six months. Angela and Michael also had the opportunity to reapply for the K-1 visa again, which was a daunting task in Angela's mind and made her furious.
"I am 54 this year. I work hard, and if I want to get married in the United States of America, I have the right to do that," Angela argued.
"It's my tax-paying right! It's our choice whether they're scamming us, using us or not to bring them over here if we can afford them. It's that simple. Quit protecting people who don't need to be protected. I protect myself."
If Angela went over to Nigeria and married Michael over there, she'd be looking at another year for a spousal visa to be granted. Angela's lawyer also warned her a divorce would be very complicated if she chooses to wed in Nigeria.
Angela really wanted her sick mother to witness her wedding, and she said she couldn't afford to fly her family members over to Nigeria. It seemed like the best choice was to file an appeal and hopefully win it.
If Angela lost the appeal, she could file for the K-1 visa again and face about 18 more months away from Michael. And if Angela got married in Nigeria, she'd be looking at 18 months or maybe even two more years away from her fiance.
Angela felt robbed of her time with Michael, and she decided to fly to Nigeria to get to the bottom of things.
Angela kissed her family goodbye with the intention of staying in Nigeria for two weeks. Angela was on a quest for more information about Michael's K-1 visa interview and also to console her fiance.
But before Angela arrived in Nigeria, Michael met with an immigration lawyer to show he was trying his best to come up with a solution.
Michael, however, was advised against doing an appeal because chances of his visa being accepted were allegedly slim.
"They hold the decision of the consulate officer in very high regard," the lawyer explained.
"It will be very difficult for them to overturn that decision. So I would advise you to get married here and then apply for the K-3... spousal visa."
Michael needed to convince the visa officer his intentions were 100 percent genuine, and so the lawyer said Michael's best chance of going to the United States was to get married in Nigeria first -- but he was worried about breaking such news to Angela.
In the latest episode, Angela arrived in Lagos, Nigeria, and Michael couldn't wait to see her, hug her and kiss her. Michael said he missed her crazy personality, and he surprised her with a cake when she arrived at the airport since she loves sweets.
Angela told Michael that seeing him "extremely upset" broke her heart, and she asked Michael to share every detail of his K-1 visa interview so she could attempt to find out what went wrong.
Michael recalled going through security, waiting for three hours, and saying they never got married during her two visits to Nigeria because Angela wants her elderly mother, children and grandchildren to witness the wedding.
Angela said Michael should have shared that they had an engagement ceremony in Nigeria, but Michael said his profile listed that he was engaged. Angela still argued Michael had made a mistake, and they immediately began bickering in the car.
Angela called Michael "stubborn" and "hard-headed," and she wished Michael would listen to her more. Michael was ready to give Angela some space because he admitted it's difficult to communicate with her when she's tired and stressed.
Once the pair settled in for the night, Michael surprised his fiancee with a clock he had made for her out of photos of them. Angela said the gift showed exactly why they were together because they truly loved each other.
The next day, Michael planned to talk to Angela about getting married in Nigeria and obtaining a spousal visa over breakfast.
Michael told Angela he had met with a professional immigration lawyer, who suggested they get married in Nigeria and apply for a spousal visa. Michael and Angela's lawyers disagreed over the chances of winning an appeal.
"We have a 60 percent chance of getting [a visa by winning an appeal]," Angela told Michael.
Michael thought marrying in Nigeria was the best option because the chance of his appeal being approved was slim, but she disagreed and insisted, "I'm not getting married over here." One denial wasn't going to change that for Angela.
"That's not going to happen, so -- next question!" Angela told the cameras.
Michael wanted to get married and start a family together, and the more Michael begged, Angela started to come around and at least said she would think about getting married in Nigeria.
Michael didn't want his K-1 visa to be denied again, and he didn't want to waste time.
First, Angela wanted to investigate more why Michael's K-1 visa had been denied. But Angela seemed to put a spousal visa on the table although it would break her heart to not have her family at her wedding.
So was Michael able to come to the U.S. and be with Angela? Is the 90 Day Fiance couple still together?
On January 1, Michael posted a selfie of himself and suggested he and Angela are still a team.
"As the new year renews all the happiness and good tidings, hope the joyful spirit keeps glowing in your heart forever! Happy New Year! 2020 From NG #90dayfiance #tlc #Teamangelamichael," Michael captioned the photo.
Michael also took to his Instagram Stories in late December to provide fans with an update on his relationship with Angela.
"Thank you all for the support. I appreciate [the comments] and I know Angela does too. Thank you very much. You all don't know what goes on behind the camera. What you guys see is what you believe."
Michael confirmed he and Angela were managing the Instagram page together as a team. He said all other pages are fake.
Based on Michael and Angela's united front, it appears they're still together and trying to figure things out. After all, Angela insisted she wasn't going to give up on Michael and their future together.
In late December 2019, the couple posted a series of bathroom selfies together in which they were smiling and hugging.
And on December 20, Angela wrote on their shared Instagram account, "Michael know his woman love some filet mignon muah ty baby."
Back on November 28, Angela and Michael posted a photo of themselves driving in a car.