'90 Day Fiance' spoilers: Are Anna and Mursel still together? Did the '90 Day Fiance' couple really split and see Mursel return to Turkey?
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/12/2020
90 Day Fiance couple Anna Campisi and Mursel Mistanoglu have appeared to be over on Season 7 of the TLC series, but did they really split for good, or did Anna and Mursel end up getting married -- and are they still together now?
[90 Day Fiance Spoilers Warning: Stop reading now if you don't want to find out the current status of Anna and Mursel's relationship and whether Mursel really returned to Turkey or if he and Anna are still together.]
A couple of Mursel's comments led the boys to believe he was going to view everything in the United States inferior to what he was used to in Turkey.
Mursel's meeting with Anna's sons "didn't go well," according to Anna, and then he had to meet her mother, Charlene, at a restaurant. Anna expected her mother to be blunt and a bit harsh with Mursel.
"How does Mursel's family feel about your kids?" asked Charlene, who wasn't happy about the idea of Mursel trying to control her daughter's household.
"They don't know about them... because Mursel does not want to tell his family," Anna replied.
"That's messed up," Gino announced at the table.
Mursel explained he loved Anna so much but his family would disapprove of him marrying a woman with children.
Mursel therefore planned to keep Anna's sons a secret from his family as to not bring shame upon them.
Best case scenario, Mursel hoped to tell his parents about Anna's kids in about 10 years.
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.
Mursel insisted he felt sad and guilty about the secret, but then he made it known if he had things his way, Anna would come to Turkey with him -- which made her sons feel like Mursel didn't care about them at all.
Anna was starting to realize she might have to choose between the love of her life and her boys.
Once Mursel had been in America for about a month, he and Anna began planning their wedding. Anna put together little honey favors, while Mursel was constructing a "honeycomb altar" made of wood.
Mursel admitted he was a little nervous about the wedding and had concerns because he had heard Joey and Gino talking about how he's "stupid." Mursel also thought they were "spoiled."
Anna asked Mursel to discuss the issue with her sons, but he didn't really want to.
Anna worried she and her fiance were using their language barrier as an excuse not to talk to each other about serious topics. Anna was tired of hearing "yes" and "no" answers from Mursel all the time, but Mursel was afraid of sparking an argument.
Anna felt she and Mursel needed to work on their own personal communication, but Mursel didn't seem receptive to her desire to work on things.
Anna insisted Mursel never listened to her, and so she was second guessing whether they should even get married.
Later on, Anna went shopping for a wedding dress with her friend Viviana, but Anna admitted she should be happier at this time in her life.
Anna picked out the strapless dress of her dreams with lace and a lot of beading.
Anna cried when she had found the perfect dress, but it was unclear where those tears were really coming from. Anna seemed to be doubting her decision to marry.
"I'm good," Anna assured her friend Viviana in tears, as if she was trying to convince herself that was the case. "He's The One. It just seems like nothing is going right... [but] we'll get it all figured out."
But Anna's son Joey didn't care to have a relationship with Mursel at all because of the big secret Mursel was keeping.
"Do you want this wedding?" Mursel asked Joey.
"No," Joey replied.
"Why?" Mursel asked.
"Because it's stupid," Joey replied. "I think marrying Mursel would be even more of a burden for my mom, and I think my mom is able to change her mind if she wants to."
Anna asked Joey to put his feelings behind him and focus on the future, but he refused.
"Your situation does not make me happy," Mursel said. "You never give me good energy. You don't try to be nice. If you don't want me, I can go."
"It's that easy?!" Joey asked his mom. "Okay, situation solved!"
Mursel started questioning why he should stay in the United States if Anna's kids didn't want him around, but Anna was certain they could work something out.
"The boys mean everything to me. My life revolves around them, but I don't think they appreciate everything I've given and sacrificed for them. And at some point, I want to be happy too," Anna said in a confessional.
Anna, however, had already sent out the wedding invitations, so she felt a lot of pressure to go through with the nuptials.
After receiving some guidance and words of wisdom from her friends at her bachelorette party, Anna demanded Mursel that he come clean with his family and tell them about her children.
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.
"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 refused to be honest with his parents, so then Anna threatened to cancel their wedding.
"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. As a result, Mursel expected Anna to sacrifice for him as well.
But since Mursel didn't want to lose Anna, he finally decided to reveal the truth to his parents via video chat.
"She took you for a fool!" Mursel's father said after hearing about Anna's past.
Mursel's mother then scolded Mursel and told him that he needed to return to Turkey, where he could still find a good-paying job and nice woman.
Mursel said he understood and then ended the call.
"I was expecting this, but did not expect it to be this bad. They perceived her as a bad woman. I mean, incredibly bad," Mursel said. "They want me to go back to Turkey. They tell me what I did is nonsense."
Mursel told Anna the conversation didn't go well and he must return to Turkey, which made Anna cry. Anna admitted she was feeling "devastated" and loved Mursel, but she was realizing love may not be enough.
In the latest episode of 90 Day Fiance, with only 20 days left to wed, Anna was feeling pretty devastated over the demise of her relationship.
Anna was angry with Mursel's family for not accepting her three sons, and Mursel admitted his family was "very bad" and "very aggressive."
Anna was disappointed that age 38, Mursel wasn't willing to stand up to his parents and just marry her for the sake of their love and happiness.
Mursel felt a lot of pressure from all sides because while he wanted to be with Anna, he had no intention of battling his family wishes.
Mursel therefore planned to return to Turkey, and then Anna told her mother Charlene that the wedding was off.
Charlene called the drama "bullsh-t," especially since Mursel had known about Anna's boys before traveling to the United States.
Charlene accused Mursel of breaking her daughter's heart and going back to Turkey as if nothing was wrong. Charlene was angry, but Mursel explained his family needed to come first.
Anna's two youngest boys, Leo and Gino, heard the news as well, and they looked pretty upset -- which made Mursel feel guilty.
Anna's youngest son Leo was especially sad and didn't understand why Mursel couldn't be a man and just stand up to his parents. Gino thought Mursel was annoying sometimes, but he had grown accustomed to the idea of Mursel sticking around.
"I thought he would help me a lot, and now he's leaving," Gino vented to the cameras.
Charlene bragged she had known all along Anna's romance would "end up in tragedy," so her only concern going forward was figuring out how to get Mursel "the hell out of here."
Anna later told her son Joey that the wedding was off. Mursel was staying in a hotel before his trip home, and Anna admitted to her son that she was angry because Mursel wasn't making decisions for himself.
Joey agreed Mursel's parents shouldn't control him, but he thought Anna's romance was a bad idea to begin with.
Joey accused his mother of never thinking things through or considering all possible outcomes, and so he was disappointed in his mom for putting the family through all this.
"[Joey] got his wish. Mursel is leaving," Anna said in a confessional.
Anna was furious at Mursel and called him "weak," so she kicked him out of her house and sent him to a hotel, where she intended he would live until his flight back to Turkey.
"If we really cannot be together, I want you gone," Anna told Mursel via text.
Mursel said he felt lonely and sad in the hotel room. He was in a foreign land and wished he could spend his final days in America with Anna, but she continued to write him angry messages and ignore his phone calls.
But at one point, Anna took Mursel's call and simply said on the other line, "I don't like you. We are finished."
Mursel cried in his hotel room, but Anna continued to insist their relationship was over.
"I want to kiss her because I love her. I couldn't sleep at all. All the time I am thinking about this. I am physically finished," Mursel vented in a confessional.
There appears to be even more drama on the horizon for this couple as 90 Day Fiance's seventh season continues airing on TLC.
In trailers that previously aired on TLC, it appears Mursel heads back to Turkey in order to please his family.
"Do they want you to leave soon?" Anna asks Mursel in tears in one trailer.
"Yes," he replies.
In a different trailer, Anna's son tells the cameras, "I don't know how much Mursel is really in love with my mom."
And Anna later drops Mursel off at the airport and cries, "Please, Mursel, don't go!"
Mursel also cries, as he says goodbye to his love.
So did Anna and Mursel's relationship really end? Is the 90 Day Fiance couple still together?
Anna revealed November 25, 2019 on Instagram that she and Mursel got engaged on September 8, 2018.
Anna announced the news as part of her explanation as to why she and Mursel appear to wear wedding rings on 90 Day Fiance's seventh season.
"I finally got the ok! I've gotten a lot of questions about the rings Mursel and I wear. In Turkey it is customary to have an Engagement ceremony. This involves exchanging rings," Anna captioned a series of photos of the couple celebrating at a fancy event.
"A red ribbon is tied to both rings and the Elder of the family says a prayer and some words to bless the Engagement and the ribbon is then cut. Then the couple goes around and kisses the hands of the Elders. It is also customary for the guests to pin money on the newly Engaged couple."
Anna concluded, "We didn't go through the whole engagement custom which would also involve both families meeting and getting a blessing due to my family not being in Turkey. We were engaged September 8 2018! Hopefully this clears some questions."
Anna and Mursel then reportedly got married a year after their engagement.
Anna and Mursel tied the knot in Nebraska on September 8, 2019, according to court records obtained by Starcasm.
The couple has refrained from sharing photos or writing messages about each other on social media, but Mursel recently changed his home state to Nebraska on his Facebook.
Anna also hinted she's still with Mursel when she wrote his name as a hashtag in a mid-December 2019 post on Instagram.
"We need more days till Christmas! #notready, #90dayfiance, #oldestboy, #mursel," Anna captioned a photo with her son.
In addition, Anna revealed how to say the word "turkey" in Turkish in honor of Thanksgiving. She apparently continues to learn the language and appreciate Mursel's culture.
Anna owns Beauty and the Bees Honey, a business which sells honey and a wide array of bees wax products.
Mursel studied at California State University, Northridge, according to Starcasm, but it's unclear whether Mursel came to America for the program or participated in online courses.