Emily, a 29-year-old from Portland, OR, and Sasha, a 32-year-old from Moscow, Russia, are currently starring on 90 Day Fiance's seventh season, which has been airing for over two months now.
When the season began taping, Emily had already been living in Volgograd, Russia for three years.
Emily, a former party girl and rave goer, had taken a job in Russia after finishing college, but she quickly came to realize living in Volgograd was a mistake.
Not only did Emily struggle to speak and read the local language, but she also said the city was deteriorating, the weather was freezing, and she had no friends.
Lonely Emily therefore joined a gym and met Sasha, whom she dubbed a "hot personal trainer" with gorgeous eyes and big biceps. And as they dated, Emily was able to tutor Sasha in English.
Sasha graduated quickly from personal trainer to boyfriend, and then after the couple got serious for about two years, Emily became pregnant.
One day, the couple got takeout for dinner and Sasha proposed marriage to her in an elevator. Emily said it was such a huge surprise but she said "yes." Afterward, Emily applied for a K-1 visa so they could live in America together.
But Sasha had a lot of baggage. Specifically, Emily learned that Sasha was already twice divorced and has a son with each of his two ex-wives.
"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."
In the premiere episode of 90 Day Fiance's seventh season, Emily was just over 39 weeks pregnant, so she was unable to travel back to America to have her baby. The baby was due in just four days and Emily didn't want to leave her fiance behind.
Emily's family worried 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.
Emily told Sasha that he was all she had and she needed him, so Sasha promised he would stay with her and take care of her. Sasha insisted he wasn't going to divorce again because he's "actually a good guy" and wanted to prove that to his new fiancee.
Emily and Sasha were then shown meeting up with Sasha's first ex-wife, Masha, at a restaurant when Emily was nine months pregnant.
Emily said Sasha married Masha at age 22 and they welcomed a son named Daniel together. Emily said their relationship was "doomed to fail," and Sasha claimed it was because Masha was "a difficult" and "crazy" person.
After the divorce, Emily claimed Sasha met his second wife "a few years" after he divorced his first wife and the pair also welcomed a son.
Sasha said everything was okay in the beginning, but when he became more muscular due to landing a job in fitness, the wife was no longer attracted to him. Sasha therefore divorced her and began looking for someone else.
Emily wanted to meet Masha so they could establish a friendly relationship and Masha would trust her going forward with Daniel. Emily was hoping Daniel would be able to visit her in the United States once she and Sasha moved there together.
Masha, however, had a different story about her breakup from Sasha, alleging to the cameras Sasha had left her for another woman.
"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,'" Masha claimed.
Masha wasn't happy about the idea of Sasha leaving the country when he had two other children to worry about and take care of. She called him a selfish man.
"Where the wind blows... a man flies," Masha vented to 90 Day Fiance's producers during a recent episode. "His family will not keep him. His children will not keep him.. Men only think about themselves."
After a long and apparently exhausting conversation, Masha gave her blessing for Daniel to visit America, as long as that's what Daniel would like to do.
"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, said in a confessional he didn't even remember where he was when his first two children were born.
Sasha immediately broke down into tears when he saw his son for the first time. He called his baby boy "beautiful" and was overwhelmed with emotion.
Sasha and Emily named their son Dave, and Emily called him "perfect."
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.
Sasha had always been the working parent while his exes stayed home with his children, so 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.
Emily wanted Sasha to take advantage of the time he had with his baby, but Sasha thought Emily was worrying too much and he didn't deserve to be nagged.
Sasha said Emily was constantly finding reasons to argue, which is what happened in one of his past relationships when a child was welcomed into the picture.
Emily alleged Sasha had a dismissive attitude, and she was hoping to see more emotion from him, especially when it became time to move to America.
As for Emily, she was overwhelmed with emotion. Not only was she sad to leave Sasha's parents and feared traveling a long way with an infant, but Emily knew she'd have to find a new job and a place for her family to live since Sasha wouldn't be able to work.
Emily and Sasha then said goodbye to Sasha's parents at the airport and it was an emotional moment for all involved.
"Everything will be fine," Sasha's father told him while they embraced. "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 the couple arrived in America, Sasha met Emily's mother Karen and sister Betsy at the airport in Indiana.
Emily was so happy to be reunited with her family, her were even more thrilled to meet David, who was already grown and big.
Sasha's 90 days in America had begun, and Emily knew they had a lot to do. Sasha really believed America is the land of opportunity, and so he planned to work as a personal trainer and fitness model to buy a house and nice cars.
Sasha looked forward to a happy life with Emily and their son.
Emily and Sasha planned to stay with Betsy until they found a place of their own, but it turned out Sasha and Betsy didn't really get along. For example, Sasha didn't approve of the unhealthy food Betsy was buying for the household.
Betsy also thought Sasha was pushing Emily to get back into the gym and return to her pre-pregnancy weight. Emily apparently even feared Sasha might leave her for a more fit woman.
Over a couple glasses of wine, Betsy warned Sasha that marriage is a lifetime commitment. Although Sasha had two wives before, Sasha told the cameras Emily was different and it wasn't fair Betsy kept "poking" him with questions and doubts.
Sasha said he loved, respected and trusted Emily. He said his first two marriages failed due to a lack of respect.
Sasha felt trapped in Betsy's home because it was clear Emily's sister didn't like him. Sasha said he felt like he was in a prison and things were just getting worse and worse.
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, and this was not how Emily had imagined her first week in America playing out. Emily didn't know what to do, but she begged Betsy to give Sasha a chance.
Emily didn't want the situation to become more awkward, so Emily said they could move out.
Emily and Sasha then visited a beautiful park and gardens in Portland, OR, which is Emily's hometown, just to get away from the drama.
The couple's savings were depleting, but Sasha acknowledged Emily is a very intelligent girl who would figure things out.
"I think it's better if we get married ASAP," Emily said.
"Yeah, sure," Sasha said with a sigh.
"Yeah, sure? That's all you have to say about us getting married? Yeah, sure?" Emily asked.
Emily seemed upset but quickly realized Sasha just didn't know what "ASAP" meant.
While Emily always wanted a big, beautiful wedding, she said it would be okay to have a small wedding because she loved Sasha and 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 and Sasha planned to get married in Portland in two weeks, and so she went wedding dress shopping with Betsy. While Emily wasn't going to spend money on an expensive venue and flowers, she was in search of a beautiful dress.
Emily revealed to the woman working at the bridal shop she envisioned a beach wedding but it wouldn't be extravagant. Betsy suggested Emily pick out something casual, but it was Emily's choice.
Emily fell in love with a lace gown that wasn't too ostentatious, but Betsy suggested she try on something more carefree and casual as well as less formal. Emily called Betsy a "debbie downer" and wished her sister would be happy for her.
"I am happy for you. I'm just nervous," Betsy said. "I think you have the right dress. I just hope you've got the right groom."
Betsy told the cameras Emily tended not to make the most sound decisions and she just hoped Emily wasn't making a big mistake by marrying Sasha.
The sisters, however, ended up having a magical moment in the bridal shop when Betsy cried after Emily put on a veil.
Did Emily and Sasha end up getting married? Is the 90 Day Fiance couple still together?
Emily graduated from Idaho State University with a Bachelor's degree in English Education in December of 2015 and then she packed up her bags and moved to Volgograd in January 2016, according to Starcasm.
Emily reportedly shared a video of her "coworkers" in Russia singing her "Happy Birthday" in February of that year.
Emily's Facebook page indicates she and Sasha started dating in June 2016, given the first photo of them looking like a couple on social media was posted on September 2016.
"Missing you already," Emily captioned the picture. "See you soon in #Moscow babe #love."
In December 2016, Emily wrote that she couldn't wait to move to Moscow.
Emily reportedly moved to Moscow not long after that post because most of her photos from 2017 were taken in Moscow, and Sasha is present in many of them.
Emily and Sasha announced their engagement on Facebook on February 27, 2017.
The 90 Day Fiance couple welcomed their son together in Russia in November 2018.
Emily and Sasha apparently got married in the United States during the 90-day requirement of Sasha's K-1 visa because 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.
In addition, they both appear to currently be living in the United States.
Emily's Facebook indicates she's currently working in Portland, Oregon, and Sasha's Facebook and Twitter profiles both indicate he's now living in Portland as well.
Emily, Sasha and their son moved to the United States in May 2019, according to Starcasm, so the couple had until late August to wed or else Sasha would've had to return to Russia.
In early September, Sasha shared a selfie with Emily at what appeared to be a cousin's wedding in Russia.
Emily has not posted any photos of Sasha on her Instagram account, but she has shared many nostalgic photos of herself during her time in Russia.
Emily has made it clear she is definitely living in the United States with her son.
On October 16, Emily posted a photo of herself with the baby and wrote, "I've been thinking about Moscow and the people I miss about it lately. 1. I miss how real people are there. Russia taught me to be real and direct about what I want... 2. There is this stereotype that Russians are unemotional/ cold. That couldn't be further from the truth. When a Russian person knows you and loves you, it's true and real."
She continued, "In America, we are so quick to call classmates, coworkers, etc. 'friends.' In Russia, the title of friend is earned. You can count on them for the rest of your life... 3. The architecture and history is great there. I'm glad my son will be able to spend summers there and learn the language. It will always be forever a part of him."
Emily hinted she's still together with Sasha when she defended him on Instagram in mid-November in light of Masha's claims in the second episode of 90 Day Fiance's seventh season that aired on TLC.
Emily took to her Instagram Stories and denied that Sasha got his second wife pregnant while still married to his first wife, according to screenshots captured by90 Day Fiance Instagrammer John Yates.
Emily claims Sasha's ex-wife Masha lied about him getting his second wife pregnant while he was still married to his first wife.
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. Thank you Dr. Vitaliy Vladimirovich for your kindness and making me feel safe while I was giving birth in Russia. Thank you nurse Galina (I don't know your patronym you wouldn't let me address you so formally) for your support during the labor," 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 what appears to be America.
More recently, Sasha gave away he's still living in America by posting a photo of himself next to an American flag in mid-December. 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 gushed about Sasha, showing they're still an item.
When asked how she and Sasha are doing as well as their baby, Emily replied, "All I can say now is Sasha is a great father. The baby is doing great!"
One fan hoped Sasha is spending more time with his son, and Emily assured the person, "He's a very good father."
Emily also made it clear she loves Sasha enough to give up her life in the United States.
"If Sasha would've been denied a visa to the US, would you have stayed in Russia to be with him?" a follower asked.
"Yes," Emily replied.
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.
As for whether she regrets appearing on Season 7 of 90 Day Fiance, Emily replied, "Yes and no. I'm so glad to have an amazing video of my son being born. They did cut out a lot of our back story. Too complicated I guess."
In late December, Emily shared a photo of Sasha and their son poolside.
"Father and littlest son @sasha.90.day.fiance I miss summer!! I need to move to where it's warm all the time. #summer #boys," Emily wrote.
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're saving up for a trip back to Russia soon.
Emily also shared she and Sasha are no longer living in her sister Betsy's place.