'90 Day Fiance' spoilers: Are Mursel and Anna still together? Did the '90 Day Fiance' couple marry?
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 12/29/2019
90 Day Fiance couple Anna Campisi and Mursel Mistanoglu appear to be over on Season 7 of the TLC series, so what ended up happening between them -- did Anna and Mursel tie the knot and are they still together now?
[90 Day Fiance Spoilers Warning: Stop reading now if you don't want to find out if Anna and Mursel are still together, as well as where Mursel is currently living.]
Anna, a 38-year-old mother of three from Bellevue, NE, welcomed Mursel, a 38-year-old from Antalya, Turkey, into the United States on90 Day Fiance's seventh season, which premiered in early November.
Anna wasn't sure she'd find love again after her relationship with her sons' "controlling" father ended, but then she met Mursel -- whom she deemed "kind and sweet" -- on Facebook of all places.
Mursel and Anna bonded over their shared passion for beekeeping, and they continued talking and sending photos to each other despite the language barrier between them.
Despite her strong feelings, Anna said the most important thing in her life is her children: Joey, 15, Gino, 14, and Leo, 6.
Anna knew challenges awaited her, especially since she and Mursel come from different cultures and religions. Mursel, for example, is Muslim and doesn't drink, but she had faith things would work out.
Anna's first meeting with Mursel in Turkey surpassed her expectations, and so she returned to America and applied for his K-1 visa, which was later approved.
Anna acknowledged flying Mursel to America was a huge risk and might flip her family's lives upside down, but she was optimistic her family would come together.
Gino and Joey weren't looking forward to having a new father figure and authority in their lives whom they didn't know at all, but Anna asked her sons to give Mursel a chance and be on their best behavior.
"I believe we're meant to be. We're meant to get married," Anna told the cameras in a confessional.
"We have a lot of pressure on us. We need to make sure that this is the right decision, because this is forever."
Mursel's first couple of days in the United States were tough, and Anna told Mursel that she was afraid he was going to leave America because of his family. Mursel, however, insisted he wasn't going anywhere and he loved her.
Mursel didn't think his family would find out, but if they did, it would cause major problems. Mursel didn't want to be shamed by his family in Turkey, and he admitted to Anna he might have to return to his native country if they're exposed.
Best case scenario, Mursel hoped to tell his family about Anna's kids in 10 years, when his parents are on their deathbeds.
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 told the cameras conversations about her boys would absolutely spark arguments.
Anna attempted to change the topic from her sons to their own personal communication, but Mursel didn't really seem cooperative. Anna insisted Mursel never listened to her, and so she was second guessing whether they should even get married.
Mursel laughed off Anna's anxiety and frustration, and she feared Mursel wouldn't put effort into getting to know her and communicating. She therefore walked away from him and their conversation.
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.
Despite Mursel's appreciating more conservative attire, 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."
Anna was under a lot of stress due to wedding planning and the language barrier between Mursel and herself. She also noted her son Joey had been "rude" to Mursel and wasn't making an effort to get to know him better and accept him into the family.
Joey didn't care to have a relationship with Mursel, especially since Mursel had yet to tell his parents about Anna having children. Anna realized Joey would probably never accept Mursel unless the Turkey native comes clean to his family.
"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.
Anna was really concerned about Mursel's relationship with her sons because things weren't getting any better.
The boys missed their old life with their mother and predicted she and Mursel were going to break up.
"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 could tell that Joey was jealous of the time she spent with Mursel, and she started questioning whether she was even meant to be happy.
Anna, however, had already sent out the wedding invitations, so she felt a lot of pressure to go through with the nuptials.
Anna told her friends at her bachelorette party she had "no complaints" about her sex life, but there were clearly a lot of other issues in her relationship.
One of Anna's friends asked why she was rushing into marriage, and Anna said it was because they only had 90 days to wed. It quickly became apparent to Anna's friends she had some reservations, and Lisa in particular worried Anna might be making a big mistake and would come to have regrets.
After receiving some guidance and words of wisdom from her friends, Anna acknowledged Mursel needed to tell his family about her children because it was no longer a secret she was willing to keep.
Anna was so upset that she later told Mursel she didn't think she could marry him unless he told his family about her children. Anna thought it was "a really big problem," and she wasn't okay with it anymore.
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. Mursel therefore admitted to Anna that he had a very difficult decision to make.
"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 told Anna that he was not going to tell his family about her sons, and then she broke down into tears. Anna suggested marriage was off the table in that case, and she predicted Mursel would choose his family over their relationship and leave her.
"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. Mursel therefore expected Anna to sacrifice for him as well.
Anna, however, gave Mursel an ultimatum that she wouldn't marry him unless he came clean to his parents about her family, and so he decided to do that over video chat.
Once Mursel told his parents, his father could be heard saying, "She took you for a fool!" He never wanted Anna for his son from the beginning, and then Mursel's mother was shown telling Mursel to come back to Turkey and leave Anna.
Mursel's parents told him not to deal with Anna's boys and insisted he could still find a good paying job in Turkey. Mursel said he understood and then ended the call.
Mursel was surprised because his parents had always voiced nice things about Anna and it became clear they had been hiding their true feelings about her.
"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 break down into tears. Anna admitted she was feeling "devastated" and loved Mursel, but she was realizing love may not be enough.
The couple had invested a lot of time and money into their relationship, and Anna couldn't imagine their romance ending just like that. Anna ran away crying as Mursel sulked on the couch.
There appears to be much more drama to come on90 Day Fiance's seventh season for this couple.
In a trailer that previously aired on TLC, it appears Mursel's family will ask him to return to Turkey at some point during the season.
"Do they want you to leave soon?" Anna asks Mursel in tears.
"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 are Anna and Mursel still together? Did the 90 Day Fiance couple ever get married?
Anna revealed November 25 on Instagram 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 reportedly got married a year after their engagement.
Anna and Mursel tied the knot in Nebraska on September 8, 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 post on Instagram.
"We need more days till Christmas! #notready, #90dayfiance, #oldestboy, #mursel," Anna captioned a photo with her son.