Mike, a 34-year-old from Sequim, Washington, and Natalie, a 35-year-old from Kyiv, Ukraine, are one of the couples starring on 90 Day Fiance's seventh season, which is nearing its end on TLC.
Mike, who's from a small town of about 7,000 people, purchased a farm that had been in his family for years, and he admitted it was costly to keep the property up and maintain it.
After dating around and not having anything stick, Mike was introduced to Natalie.
Natalie is the best friend of Mike's good friend Matt. Matt and his wife, Svitlana from Ukraine, apparently asked Mike and Natalie to be godparents of their baby girl Pollyanna.
Once Mike saw pictures of Natalie, he thought she was gorgeous. He also loved how she was so close to her mother.
Mike learned Natalie rode horses, modeled and has obtained degrees in psychology and journalism.
"I was hesitant at first and thought why in the world would this woman possibly be interested in me?" Mike asked. "Not saying I'm not a catch, but you know."
Mike and Natalie therefore began texting back and forth. A friendship blossomed and then Mike booked a flight to Ukraine so they could meet. They were both going through divorces at the time of their meeting.
Mike was in shock when he met Natalie and said their first moments together were "amazing." He said she loves to test her limits with scubadiving, rockclimbing and snowboarding.
Mike noted, however, they're opposites in a lot of ways. Natalie is a religious vegetarian, while Mike is a non-religious meat eater. He also explained Natalie is elegant while he's like "a big ogre." Mike said they were like Beauty and the Beast.
A few months later, the pair met in Paris and Mike proposed marriage to Natalie.
Although they had only spent two weeks together, Mike felt they were meant to be, and so he returned to the United States and began the K-1 visa process.
When 90 Day Fiance began filming, the couple was waiting for Natalie's visa to be approved.
The couple had big issues to face besides their differences, however, as Natalie wanted to start a family right away, earlier than Mike would be ready to be a dad.
Mike apparently had a lot of credit card debt that he had to get himself out of after buying a house and the expenses of Natalie's K-1 visa process. Mike therefore had to break the news to Natalie he wasn't exactly well off financially.
Mike had yet to tell Natalie about his credit card debt because he feared she wouldn't want to move to Washington or marry him if she found out about it. Natalie also had her friends in her ear, reminding her that her ex had been wealthy.
Natalie then had her K-1 visa interview and Mike had already purchased her a plane ticket to come to America, but then she broke the news her visa would be delayed. Natalie was told she must wait another six months.
Mike wondered if there was something in Natalie's background preventing her from moving, but Natalie said all of her documents were "fine" and so it was weird she was not approved.
In order to support Natalie and be by her side, Mike purchased a plane ticket in attempt to make his fiancee happy. It had been six months since their last reunion.
"Me going to Ukraine wasn't originally in the budget, but I'm going to do whatever it takes to get there. I love her and I want to see her," Mike said in a confessional.
90 Day Fiance's seventh season has since featured Mike and Natalie getting into a series of fights during Mike's short stay in Ukraine.
Mike and Natalie first argued over a timeline of when to welcome children.
Natalie wanted to get pregnant immediately -- during that very trip, actually -- but Mike wanted to hold off until her K-1 visa got approved and he could save more money to be in a better place financially.
"I really want a kid as soon as possible, but I think our main thing right now is to wait a little bit and get you to America first, so we can put our feet on the ground," Mike told Natalie.
"Wrong answer," Natalie insisted.
The couple also butted heads when it came to their faith, or lack thereof.
Natalie is a devout Christian who wants Mike to have similar beliefs so they'll be on the same page when they raise children, but Mike is an atheist who believes in "a higher civilization -- like aliens or something," but not in God.
Natalie said she's afraid of people who don't believe in God because Christians follow certain rules in life, such as no cheating or lying. Mike said just because he didn't believe in God didn't mean he'd do any of those things.
Mike didn't appreciate how Natalie was pushing her religion on him, and he felt judged.
"My life is all about faith, and I don't know if I want to marry Mike if he doesn't believe in God," Natalie told the cameras.
The final straw, however, was when a producer asked Natalie if she loved Mike on-camera and she responded by sitting in silence.
Natalie replied, "God it's hard. I think we have potential because he's a good guy and there are moments that are good."
Natalie acknowledged her feelings could grow into love and it was okay that she wasn't sure.
"It would be a lie from my side to say I love him," Natalie confessed.
But Mike appeared extremely upset, so he vented, "That's a f-cking wrap for me!" He seemed to be referring to the interview with producers as well as his relationship with Natalie.
Natalie then returned the engagement ring Mike had given her that had once belonged to his mother.
Mike and Natalie had reached a breaking point in their romance, and Mike had unfortunately run out of time and needed to return to the United States.
Natalie realized she might have been at fault for the argument, so she tried to sweet talk Mike and make it up to him. But Mike was brokenhearted and didn't think Natalie was taking their relationship seriously.
Mike still wanted Natalie to walk him to the gate once they were inside the airport, but she refused and just said, "Go," before leaving on her own.
Once Mike returned to America, he admitted to producers the status of his relationship with Natalie was unknown -- but one thing was for sure: they were no longer engaged.
"What if Natalie were to say, 'Let's get back together,'" a producer asked Mike.
"It's just too early to tell right now, dude," Mike replied. "It feels like sh-t."
Mike didn't know what was going to happen to his relationship at the time and whether it was really over.
In the latest 90 Day Fiance episode, Mike and Natalie weren't in the best place. Natalie was ignoring his phone calls, and Mike decided to meet with a lawyer to figure out how to proceed if his relationship didn't work out.
Mike admitted he and Natalie had a falling out, so he wondered if he would still be responsible for Natalie if they didn't end up getting back together. He was also curious whether she could still come to America.
"Are you thinking of canceling the request for the fiance visa?" the lawyer Michelle asked.
Mike hesitated in answering and then said, "I don't know."
Michelle explained Mike could easily put a stop to the visa but he'd have to be really sure because if Mike ultimately changed his mind, he'd have to start the K-1 visa process from the beginning again.
Mike said he was just trying to figure stuff out, and Michelle said since Mike couldn't find details on the status of Natalie's visa and documents were supposedly "classified," there could be something "pretty serious out there" he was unaware of.
Michelle therefore advised Mike to factor that possibility into his grand plan.
Michelle said this pending visa was actually advantageous for Mike because it afforded him some time to think.
Michelle explained Mike should be careful because if Natalie's K-1 visa got approved and he and Natalie got married within 90 days, Natalie could apply for a Green Card and then, if granted, Mike would be financially responsible for her, potentially for the rest of Natalie's life.
Mike didn't plan on making any rash decisions, and he said there was a lot he had to process.
So did Mike and Natalie end their relationship, or did they somehow reconcile? Is the 90 Day Fiance couple still together now?
Mike and Natalie apparently worked out their issues because they were spotted filming in America recently!
Mike and Natalie were spotted several times in January 2020, beginning with a sighting in which Mike was seen waiting at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport with flowers in his hands and a camera crew nearby.
"[Mike] spotted at the airport last night, with flowers and cameras in tow. Could he be picking up Natalie?" the Instagram account Fraudedbytlc captioned a January 17 posting of a photo showing Mike at the airport.
The next day, the Instagram account posted a photo of Mike and Natalie walking side-by-side at Seattle's historic Pike Place Market as a camera crew filmed them.
"Spotted! Film crew filming Mike in Seattle at Pike Place Market," Fraudedbytlc wrote alongside the image on January 18, confirming it was Natalie, Mike and what appeared to be a 90 Day Fiance film crew.
And then on January 19, the same Instagram account shared a photo that appears to show Natalie waiting with her luggage after she arrived Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
"Natalie at SeaTac without [Mike]. But we saw him there too," the account wrote.
And finally, a different Instagram account called 90dayfiancesavageedition2 uploaded a photo showing Natalie being filmed in a Seattle street with producers surrounding her on January 22, but Mike was not pictured.
Given90 Day Fiance's seventh season is nearing its end, Mike and Natalie's new stateside filming seems to indicate the couple will be appearing on an additional future season of 90 Day Fiance or one of its spinoffs.
Neither Mike or Natalie has posted about the other person on social media, but Natalie did upload a cute photo of the pair on December 21, 2019 with no caption.