90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After? couple Jovi Dufren and Yara Zaya's marriage appears to be failing on the show's seventh season considering Yara wants to live apart, so what happened between the couple? Did they get divorced or are they still married now?


[90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After? Spoilers: This report contains spoilers on Yara and Jovi's relationship and if they split or are still together now, living apart or in America.]

Jovi, a 31-year-old from New Orleans, LA, and Yara, a 27-year-old from Ukraine, met through a travel app.


The couple began traveling the world together, and Yara got pregnant six months into their relationship.

Jovi admitted he was "dumbfounded" at first about the pregnancy and worried Yara was trying to "trap" him in pursuit of a Green Card, but he eventually liked the idea of becoming a father and said the pregnancy actually brought him and Yara closer together.

Jovi therefore popped the question to Yara during a trip to Cuba and subsequently applied for a K-1 visa so she could move to America to be with him. However, Yara unfortunately experienced a miscarriage.

As Yara attempted to settle into her new life in America, she and Jovi argued a lot over his partying and drinking habits. Yara even heard that Jovi was a regular at a stripclub and had hooked up with exotic dancers.

Yara wanted to feel loved and respected, and she also wanted Jovi to prove she'd be his top priority in life, especially since she left everything behind for their relationship.

Yara then discovered she was pregnant again and vented in shock to the cameras, "I am not ready yet. I don't even know if I want to get married and live here."

She later added, "I honestly don't even know if [Jovi] wants to settle down with me and [stop] partying all the time. It just makes me feel crazy."

But Jovi pulled it together and shaped up once Yara gave him an ultimatum to either be a better man or watch her move back to Ukraine with their child.

The couple got married in February 2020 and then  reports swirled that Yara was pregnant in early 2021.

90 Day Fiance: Jovi and Yara's Baby Special that aired in April 2021 showed Yara giving birth in a hospital to a daughter, Mylah Angelina, who was born in September 2021.

On 90 Day Fiance's Season 8 Tell-All special, Yara said Jovi had become a loving and caring father, but that doesn't mean the couple was getting along great.

When the couple appeared on 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?'s sixth season, Jovi and Yara were shown disagreeing over parenting techniques, with Jovi calling Yara a "control freak."

Jovi also suggested the romantic side of his relationship with Yara was slipping away, as the pair couldn't have sex and Yara was always focused on the baby rather than on his own needs.

The pair then had to spend a few months apart due to Jovi's job in underwater robotics, and Jovi missed Christmas with his family.

While Jovi was gone, Yara moved into an apartment about 45 minutes outside of the city of New Orleans without Jovi even seeing pictures of the place.


Yara said she wanted her baby to grow up in a safe and quiet neighborhood where people weren't drinking and partying all the time.

Once Jovi returned home from work, he was unhappy to learn his new apartment was "in the middle of nowhere" and only had one restaurant and one bar nearby.

"Yara did not consider my opinion. She did not consider my preferences. I understand she moved on her own, but of course I want to live where I want to live too!" Jovi complained.

Jovi worried about being bored in their new location, and he could see Yara changing before his eyes.

"This isn't the marriage I expected, and I think it's going to be really hard to adapt to everything [Yara] has changed now," Jovi admitted.

Even a romantic trip to Miami couldn't save their relationship, and Yara threatened to be done at one point because she was still waiting for her husband to change and become more responsible and focused on his family.

"If Jovi doesn't change, then I will need to put my happiness first and take Mylah back to Ukraine. Because if [I'm] there, my life will be much [easier]... I will [not be] stressed... My life in America is really a challenge," Yara explained, adding, "Who wants the Green Card when you live like this?!"

On 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?'s seventh season, Jovi and Yara had been married for two years, and their daughter Mylah was 17-months-old at the time of filming.

Yara was starting to find independence in her marriage. She found girlfriends, for instance, near New Orleans and was going out with them from time to time, which frustrated Jovi.

Jovi vented in a confessional, "I'm jealous because I'm stuck at home and all the friends get to hang out with 'fun Yara.' I would definitely rather if Yara and I could go out together, but we don't find time for each other anymore."

"My honest opinion? I think if we didn't have Mylah, we'd probably be divorced already. But if Yara and I continue to move forward and not have enough time to spend together and not have some free time to ourselves, our marriage is going to fail."

Yara then revealed how, once she received her Green Card, she wanted to go back to Europe for a while because she missed her family and her culture. Once Ukraine was invaded by Russia, her desire to travel became even more urgent because she thought her loved ones needed her support, help and financial assistance.

Essentially the minute Yara got her hands on her Green Card, she decided to book a flight to Prague to meet up with her mother and best friend Karina, and she was thrilled to get out of New Orleans.

But Jovi didn't want her to go alone. It took time for Jovi to convince Jovi to wait for him -- until he finished work -- so they could travel together.

While Yara's friends thought Jovi was controlling and questioned his motives for joining Yara on the trip, he insisted that he just wanted to keep his family safe.


Once Yara, Jovi and Mylah made it to Prague, Yara realized how much she missed her home country. Yara and her mother even went apartment hunting, thinking Yara could stay for an extended period of time while Jovi returned to the U.S. and worked.

Jovi feared Yara was planning a life he wasn't going to be a part of, and he firmly asked her to return to America with him, where they had already built a life together.

"I have a support system here. He knows I can take care of myself without him, and I think that's why he's afraid of me staying here. Jovi pushing me to go home and acting so controlling is honestly making me want to stay even more," Yara lamented in a confessional.

Yara told Jovi that she had been living for him and it was time to live for herself. Yara also said she hated living in New Orleans and was "miserable" but stayed there to make Jovi happy.

Jovi then pitched the idea of having another baby, seemingly to save his marriage. Mylah was almost two-years-old, and Jovi explained how he didn't want to be an old dad.

Jovi apparently thought another pregnancy would bring Yara and himself closer together, but Yara said, "No." Yara said she liked working and didn't want to have another baby for about four more years.

Yara concluded that she simply wasn't ready for another baby, and she believed Jovi was using a baby as an excuse to drag her back to the United States. Yara called it "a weird excuse" and wished her husband had something "[smarter] to say."

Jovi worried that if Yara chose to stay in Prague short-term, she'd never leave.

"I'm starting to think if I don't agree with her staying, Yara could leave me and never come back. But at the same time, I don't want her to come back to the U.S. and be miserable and angry," Jovi explained in a confessional.

So did Yara leave Jovi for good or did the 90 Day Fiance couple stay together and make things work?

Jovi conducted a Q&A session with fans via Instagram in August 2022, and a fan asked Jovi if he and Yara would be divorced had it not been for Mylah being a part of their lives.

"I think children hold a lot of marriages together," Jovi replied, according to In Touch Weekly. "Not just mine."

Jovi and Yara are still together, based on their Instagram accounts.

Yara and Jovi have traveled but still appear to be living in America together.

In early December, Yara posted a video of Jovi sitting on their couch and playing a casino game. She also pulled a prank on Jovi at the time in which she told him she had put Diesel in their car's gas tank.

The couple is also spending the holidays as a family.

Jovi, for instance, took to Instagram on Thanksgiving to share how he's thankful for his wife and daughter.

"With all the craziness going on in the world today, it makes me realize how much I have to be thankful for," Jovi wrote alongside a slideshow of family photos.

"Most importantly I am thankful for a healthy and happy family, and thankful that my family is able to be in a safe place."


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