'90 Day Fiance' spoilers: Are Emily and Sasha still together? What's the latest on the '90 Day Fiance' couple?
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 02/15/2020
90 Day Fiance couple Emily Larina and Sasha Larin got married on Season 7 of the TLC reality series, so did the couple's marriage last or have they called it quits? What's the latest on their relationship?
Emily, a 29-year-old from Portland, OR, and Sasha, a 32-year-old from Moscow, Russia, starred on the seventh season 90 Day Fiance, which just wrapped on February 9 on TLC. (But the Tell-All special has yet to air).
Emily met Sasha, a personal trainer, when she joined a gym in Russia, where she was living after finishing college. The couple began dating in June 2016, according to Starcasm.
As they dated, Emily was able to tutor Sasha in English, and then Sasha proposed marriage in an elevator after the pair ordered takeout one night. They reportedly announced their engagement on Facebook on February 27, 2017.
After a couple of years together, Emily got pregnant and she submitted an application for Sasha's K-1 visa so they move to the United States together.
But Sasha brought a lot of baggage into the relationship considering he already had two ex-wives. He had welcomed a son with each of his two exes.
"Sasha just made mistakes in the past and he happened to marry those mistakes, but we're different. Our relationship it perfect," Emily said in a TLC video.
Although there was a pattern of Sasha getting women pregnant and the relationships falling apart, Emily insisted, "I am going to be Sasha's third wife. This is his third child with another woman, but we're going to last."
Emily's family was concerned Sasha would eventually leave her for Wife No. 4 and she'd be stuck raising a child alone, but Emily had confidence in Sasha and their relationship. Sasha also promised he's "actually a good guy."
But Sasha's first ex-wife felt differently, as she told the cameras, "Sasha and I dated for a year. Then we were married for a year and got divorced because he met his second wife. She got pregnant, and he came to me and said, 'I want a divorce.'"
"Where the wind blows... a man flies," Masha vented to 90 Day Fiance's producers. "His family will not keep him. His children will not keep him... Men only think about themselves."
"I don't know if Sasha will leave Emily the way he left his first two wives. He left me for his second wife," Masha told the cameras.
"She was also good, kind, calm. But still, he left her for his third. I think America is the next step forward in his life. And Emily is just an excuse."
Emily later welcomed her son with Sasha in a Russian hospital via Caesarean section because the baby was not positioned correctly to be delivered the natural way.
Sasha, who remained by Emily's side throughout her labor and delivery, cried when he saw his son for the first time and called him "perfect." The couple named the baby boy David.
When Sasha's K-1 visa to come to America was finally approved, unfortunately, he and Emily were still waiting for their son's Russian passport.
Six months of time had passed following David's birth, and Emily couldn't help feeling a little resentful because Sasha hadn't applied for the passport right when their son was born like he was supposed to.
Emily admitted she and Sasha fought often about his mistake.
Emily was also exhausted from taking care of the baby all on her own since Sasha apparently worked "all the time" from 5:30AM to 11PM. Emily said she and Sasha had no time as a couple and she felt very isolated and alone. Emily was also sad Sasha hadn't been able to bond with his child.
Emily said Sasha spent about five hours a week with his son, so she was worried Sasha may not be able to handle the responsibilities of being a father while she works a day job in America.
Emily pointed out Sasha had a lot to learn -- from changing diapers to taking the baby on daytime strolls.
"Speak to him, play with him. He can't just be in the chair all day," Emily said.
"Okay. Do I have a choice?" Sasha asked.
Sasha thought Emily was worrying too much and he didn't deserve to be nagged. He thought she was constantly finding reasons to argue, which is what happened in one of his past relationships when a child was welcomed into the picture.
Despite their issues, Emily and Sasha finally headed to the airport for their flight to America.
"Everything will be fine," Sasha's father told him while they embraced goobye. "We all love you. You did all this. Everything is for a reason. It's not in vain, understand? You grab your luck and you hold it."
Sasha promised his parents that he wouldn't let them down, and then his father said, "We want you to live a good normal life. Not like we do here."
Once in the United States, Emily and Sasha temporarily moved in with Emily's sister Betsy, but Betsy and Sasha bumped heads and didn't get along.
Sasha didn't approve of Betsy's eating habits, and she didn't like how he seemed to force Emily to get back into the gym to lose her pregnancy weight.
Sasha felt trapped in Betsy's home and said it felt like a prison.
Emily told Betsy that Sasha was just in a bad mood and it was going to take time for him to get used to life in America. Emily said Sasha's concerns were coming from a place of love, but Betsy insisted that's what everyone says who's in an unhealthy relationship.
Betsy wanted Sasha to return to Russia, but Emily begged her sister to give him another chance.
Emily didn't want the situation to become more awkward, so Emily said they could move out soon. However, their savings were quickly depleting.
While Emily always wanted a big, beautiful wedding, she said it would be okay to have a small wedding because she loved Sasha and just wanted to be his wife. Sasha agreed they didn't need all the luxuries of a fancy wedding because it was just about them as a couple.
Emily then went shopping for a wedding gown and fell in love with a lace dress that wasn't too ostentatious.
"I am happy for you. I'm just nervous," Betsy said at the wedding shop. "I think you have the right dress. I just hope you've got the right groom."
The sisters, however, ended up having a magical moment in the bridal shop when Betsy cried after Emily put on a veil.
90 Day Fiance then showed Emily and Sasha's beachside wedding in Portland, OR.
Betsy still didn't think the wedding was a great idea, but she decided to support her sister and give Sasha a chance to earn her trust.
The night before the wedding, Betsy asked Sasha to promise to love her sister forever, and Sasha said, "Of course I promise to love her, if she will not stop loving me."
Sasha vowed to love Emily and do his best, and he told Betsy he's not the type of guy who cheats on his wife. Betsy hoped Sasha would prove her wrong and he'd be a wonderful husband and father who takes his marriage very seriously.
On her wedding day, Emily was a little nervous because the wedding was so rushed and details were not well-planned out. However, she was excited, and Sasha and Betsy were finally getting along.
Sasha was convinced he had finally found the love of his life, and then the couple exchanged vows and said, "I do."
Are Emily and Sasha still together? Has the 90 Day Fiance couple's wedding bliss lasted?
Emily and Sasha are definitely still a couple, and they appear to be happy living in Portland, OR, together.
In mid-February, Emily posted a selfie of the couple and captioned it, "Happy 33rd birthday, my love. You know they say God loves threes, so I have a feeling this will be the best year ever. For your birthday, I promise to keep the promise I made you during our engagement."
She continued, "I'll always love you. I'll always treat you the way I would want my son's wife to treat him. I'll definitely never hit you or throw things at you. Happy birthday, Sashulia!!"
And on February 5, 2020, Emily and Sasha both shared photos on Instagram of a nice dinner out they had together.
In the caption of her post, Emily expressed regret over how TLC had edited her relationship with Sasha, insisting viewers didn't get to see the real Sasha.
"For a while, I was disappointed that the world didn't get to meet the Sasha I know. The man I know is always thinking about how he can be a better provider for his family. The man who sees something in the store and says, 'I want to send this to my father, son, brother, etc,'" Emily wrote alongside the slideshow of photos.
"The man who doesn't have a lot of possessions because he's so giving. I remember asking why he was always giving his clothes away to his brother, and he'd say, 'Because it's better that he has them than me.'"
Emily continued of her husband in her post, "He would work split shifts but still come home on a long metro ride to check on me. He's the kind of man who will help others and expect nothing in return. He's never afraid to chase his dreams."
"When his family calls, he answers. I love you, and I'll forever appreciate you for all you've done. I've come to terms with everything. I'll keep the real you to myself. @alexander.g.larin #90dayfiance," she concluded.
In the comments section of her post, Emily revealed Sasha gets along better with her sister Betsy now and he's "the most determined person" she's "ever met."
In response to criticism Sasha didn't seem like an attentive father on the show to David, Emily said, "I know I've also been guilty of scrolling on my phone while my son is playing. Sasha has also told me to put my phone down and vice-versa. My inattentive moments weren't recorded."
Emily also insisted the past should not define Sasha considering he's twice divorced and had welcomed a child with each of his two former wives.
"God knows if I married the person I was with at 21, I'd be in the same situation," Emily wrote.
When a follower noted the 90 Day Fiance franchise is "heavily edited for dramatic purposes," Emily responded, "They film hours and hours the good and the bad, and it's up to them what they air... and they love to air the bad."
Earlier that week, Emily revealed to the world she and Sasha were celebrating six months of marriage, meaning they had tied the knot in August 2019.
"6 months married. Since we never took a honeymoon, I was thinking of planning a short get away here in the US. I want to celebrate new jobs and making it through immigration paperwork (even though we aren't quite done)," Emily captioned a happy selfie of the couple.
"I don't want to blow a bunch of money, so I was thinking Miami or So Cal would be fun. Where would you vacation in the US? #90dayfiance #honeymoon."
After Emily and Sasha wed, Emily changed her name to Emily Larina -- the traditional Russian feminine version Sasha's surname -- on Instagram on February 17, 2019.
"I haven't changed the name on my passport yet. But I wanted to take this username before anyone else. Also, I love my fam #family #happiness," Emily captioned a photo of Sasha, herself and their baby.
The family then moved to the United States in May 2019, according to Starcasm.
Emily made it clear she was living in America in October 2019, and then one month later, she hinted her relationship with Sasha was still going strong by defending him on Instagram.
Emily took to her Instagram Stories and denied that Sasha got his second wife pregnant while still married to his first wife, Masha, according to screenshots captured by 90 Day Fiance Instagrammer John Yates.
Emily posted alleged photos of Sasha and Masha's Russian divorce certificate as well as what appeared to be the Russian birth certificate of Sasha's second child.
"Sasha and Masha's divorce certificate from 2012," Emily wrote on one document, which appeared to be written in Russian.
And on another document, Emily claimed, "Sasha's second son wasn't born until 2014."
Considering there was allegedly a two-year gap from when Sasha and Masha divorced and when his second wife welcomed her baby, the documents -- if valid -- appear to demonstrate Sasha was no longer married to Masha when he got his second wife pregnant.
Emily also shared a slideshow of photos of her son David, some of which also featured Sasha, on November 17 on Instagram, which was a few days after the 90 Day Fiance episode showing his birth aired on TLC.
"I'm so glad the world got to meet our perfect, sweet David Alexandrovich Larin. He is the sweetest baby I could ever ask for," Emily wrote.
"Our little baby is quite an international guy. He's Russian/Ukrainian/Armenian/Irish etc. I think he'll grow up to be a diplomat. P.s. Sasha DOES remember where he was the day his other sons were born. He's told me many times. He was just exhausted. #90dayfiance #babyboy."
As for Sasha, he hinted he was in the United States by posting a photo of himself driving a car, which he had captioned, "Exploring... new places. Our land is so interesting."
When Sasha thanked a couple people for being able to explore in his Mercedes Benz, Emily commented, "And Emily!"
Emily's comment suggested Sasha should thank her as well for his new opportunities in America.
In mid-December, Sasha gave away he was still living in the United States by posting a photo of himself next to an American flag. He added hashtags such as "far from home," "michigan," and "great lakes."
And then on December 12, Sasha posted a selfie with Emily and wrote alongside it, "Sometimes you need to clean your mind from negative emotions. The best way is just walking around and enjoying the beautiful nature #anotherland #nature #walking #fitnesseverywhere #enjoinglife #lifeisgood #cleanyourmind #america #usa #lifemotivation #90dayfiance #90dayfianceseason7."
As for Emily, she conducted a Q&A session with her followers on Instagram on mid-December and revealed she'd give up a life in the United States for Sasha.
Emily also revealed she'd "maybe" be interested in starring on a 90 Day Fiance spinoff with Sasha but she doesn't want to welcome another baby for about five years.
On January 1, 2020, Emily conducted another Q&A session with her followers in Instagram Stories and revealed she does not think Sasha will cheat on her and they were saving up for a trip back to Russia.
Emily also shared she and Sasha had moved out of her sister Betsy's place.