Chantel and Pedro have a long history on TLC, given they first appeared on Season 4 of 90 Day Fiance.
After their first stint on the show, Chantel and Pedro starred on Seasons 2, 3 and 4 of 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?. And they are currently starring on TLC's spinoff, The Family Chantel.
Chantel met Pedro online over four years ago when she was looking to learn Spanish and a friend connected her with Pedro, who was also hoping to improve his English.
After getting to know each other over the phone and video chat, Chantel decided to travel to the Dominican Republic so she could meet Pedro face to face.
The pair quickly took their relationship to the next level, and it didn't take long for them to fall in love.
After Chantel took a couple more trips to the Dominican Republic, Pedro proposed marriage and she said "yes." He then planned to travel to America on a K-1 visa when he was 24 years old so he and Chantel could marry within 90 days.
However, Chantel was reluctant to share the big news with her family, so she told them Pedro was coming to the United States on a student visa instead.
Chantel was only 25 years old at the time and feared what her family would think of her romantic relationship moving so fast.
Once Chantel's family learned she would be getting married to Pedro, they were definitely suspicious of Pedro's intentions. They worried he just wanted Chantel's money and/or a Green Card.
Chantel's family also thought it was strange Pedro was constantly sending money home to his mother and sister in the Dominican Republic and wondered if he was hiding something.
As a result, Chantel's parents demanded Chantel and Pedro sign a prenuptial agreement in order to protect Chantel's financial interests before their wedding. They also hired a private investigator to research Pedro's family background and determine if he already had a wife or any children back in his native country.
Pedro hated that Chantel's family didn't trust him, and Chantel found herself in the middle of her relatives and the man she loved. But Pedro was in the same boat given his mother Lidia and sister Nicole disapproved of Chantel.
As fans may recall, Season 3 of 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After? concluded with Pedro and Nicole getting into a blowout fight with Chantel's family at the dinner table.
When a conversation at the table got heated, Pedro apparently told someone to be quiet and then River yelled at Pedro for being disrespectful.
Pedro then ran across the table and seemingly tried to hit River, which resulted in a broken light and food scattered about. Tempers flared, weaves were pulled off, and the scene culminated into Chantel crying in a chair.
Chantel subsequently revealed she was not ready to try for a baby and expand their family due to all the chaos and family tension.
Chantel believed Pedro was out of line, regardless of who had started the fight, and she was waiting for an apology. But Pedro felt he was the victim and began waiting for an apology from River.
As shown on 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?'s fourth season, the couple met with an immigration attorney to discuss the renewal of Pedro's U.S. Green Card, and Pedro mentioned potentially opening a business in his home country while continuing to live in the United States.
"Was this your plan all along? To come here and marry me just for a green card so you can leave me, use me and start your business?" Chantel vented to cameras.
Pedro then hopped on a flight to the Dominican Republic to visit his family with a heavy and confused heart. Neither Pedro or Chantel knew whether their marriage was going to last, with Chantel even saying she felt they were "doomed."
While in the Dominican Republic, Pedro's mother and sister tried to convince Pedro to end his relationship with Chantel. One of Nicole's friends, Coraima, also flirted with Pedro and danced with him one night to try to get him to loosen up and have fun.
Chantel eventually crashed Pedro's trip -- against Pedro's wishes -- and found out Coraima had given Pedro a lap dance.
The trip also included many awkward and heated meetings for Chantel and Pedro's loved ones, but no solution was ever reached and neither side apologized for their ongoing problems.
"You're the cause of all of this. You don't deserve Pedro," Nicole told Chantel.
Chantel vented her "marriage [was] over" and "it's done." She accused Pedro of acting like "a little b-tch" around his family.
Pedro, on the other hand, felt he had given up everything for Chantel and was unappreciated. Pedro therefore told Chantel to find a different man if he wasn't going to be enough for her.
"Sometimes I want this thing over, you know? Damn!" Pedro vented, as Chantel cried alone in their bedroom.
During the Part 1 of the Tell-All special for 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?'s fourth season, Chantel admitted there was "a lot of friction" between herself and her husband.
Chantel then watched footage of Pedro taking off his wedding ring, partying and dancing with his sister Nicole's friend Coraima. Chantel immediately broke down into tears, accusing Pedro of wanting to "hang out with hoes."
"I never cheated on you," Pedro insisted to Chantel, although he said during the footage that Coraima looked good that night. "I've said 'sorry' so many times for what happened that night -- and it's never going to happen again."
Pedro said he had been in depression over the past couple of months and felt "really down" because his wife never took his side. He and Chantel weren't sure whether their relationship could bounce back from all of this.
"I don't know whether to stay in this marriage and stay here with my wife... or f-ck off," Pedro admitted.
During Part 2 of the Tell-All special, Chantel was feeling "pretty hopeless" about her marriage. She didn't know whether she could trust Pedro. The pair both left the taping fed up with each other and tired.
Pedro told Chantel after her family left that they had no manners or right to tell him how to behave in their marriage.
"Alright, I'm finished," Chantel said in tears, leaving the room.
Chantel's family friend, Bishop Watson, later advised her to attend family counseling.
Although Pedro pushed back on the idea at first, he ultimately agreed to attend counseling sessions with his wife's family because he loved her and wanted to support her.
Pedro then dropped a bomb on viewers, that he wanted to bring Nicole and Lidia over to the United States so they could share in the American dream with him. He just wondered how to tell Chantel.
"Listen to me. You have to say to her, 'Either you accept it or if you don't want to continue with me, then leave me. We'll end this. We'll get a divorce.' Period. Get a divorce. Leave her," Nicole told her brother over FaceTime.
In a subsequent episode of The Family Chantel, Pedro was shown meeting with an immigration lawyer, Erin Elliott, to discuss how he could bring his loved ones over to the United States permanently. Pedro learned he must become a U.S. citizen before he could sponsor them.
Erin revealed Pedro had two years until he could become a U.S. citizen and then the process of bringing his mother over would probably take a year-and-a-half. There was an exception, however, if Pedro was married to and living with a U.S. citizen, which he clearly was.
Chantel and Pedro later got into an argument over what had transpired during the counseling session, resulting in Pedro nearly stepping out of Chantel's idled car on a busy street.
"You act like you don't trust me. All I want is someone to be honest and open with me... We used to be able to finish each other's sentences. Now, I don't even know who you are," Chantel told her husband.
"So you saying I'm a stranger? Kick me out of the house. This is how you want it," Pedro replied.
Pedro felt "the family Chantel" was against him, and so he needed the support of his loved ones in America. Pedro suggested he can pay for an apartment for his family once they arrive, but Chantel said he was wasting his time, money and effort.
Chantel argued Pedro was a mama's boy and would be happier living with his family than with her, so she threatened to move back in with her parents. She also demanded Pedro just move back to the Dominican Republic.
Pedro was proud of paying his family's bills, but Chantel said she couldn't live that way any longer.
After taking a day to cool off, however, Chantel felt guilty about how she had behaved and therefore apologized to her husband.
Chantel said she had unleashed months of pent-up emotions and problems within herself, but she asked Pedro to be honest with her going forward about all of his financial and immigration plans.
Pedro, however, had yet to tell Chantel about his visit with the lawyer in which he had discovered Chantel must attend an interview in order to bring his relatives over.
In a recent episode of The Family Chantel, Pedro embarked on a guys' trip to a dude ranch, where Chantel's father was hoping to bond with Pedro and make him feel part of the family. River also begrudgingly went along for the outing.
Pedro wasn't sure he could trust Thomas, but he wanted to learn things from him as a father figure. He also figured mending fences with Thomas and River might influence Chantel to fix things with his mother and sister once they arrive in America down the road.
Chantel was very pleased her husband was putting in the effort to fix problems within the family.
River had no intention of bonding with Pedro and becoming buddies because their issues cut deep, but at the very least, the guys' outing turned out to be a step in the right direction for the men in Chantel's life. The trio found themselves laughing and actually getting along.
Pedro, in fact, said he had the best time of his life with Thomas and River, and then the three men sat down to enjoy a drink together.
"We enjoyed this day. This was the first time they treat me with respect, like, I'm not criminal," Pedro said.
Pedro then asked the guys why they never treated him like this from beginning. Pedro didn't understand why they disliked him from the start.
River explained he liked Pedro right off the bat but didn't trust him because they found out Pedro was not in the United States on a student visa two days before his wedding to Chantel.
Pedro insisted it was Chantel's decision at the time to lie to her family and it wasn't his fault.
River was willing to leave his problems with Pedro in the past, and Pedro was happy to hear that. River didn't envision himself becoming brothers with Pedro overnight, but Pedro finally felt like he was a part of Chantel's family.
"I hope this can get better. I don't have a father. I don't know my father. My mom tell us that he have another family, and I no asking too much about that story because it's too hard for me. That's why I need to grow up so fast, to take care of my sister and my mom," Pedro revealed to the cameras.
Pedro added, "I'm jealous of the relationship Thomas and River have. I hoped coming to America they could be like [that] to me, but they're not. But now, something can change."
Once Pedro returned home from the dude ranch, he told Chantel he had a good time, and she was pleased he was making an effort to get along with her family.
In the latest episode, Pedro FaceTimed with his sister and told Nicole about the dude ranch.
Nicole scolded Pedro for being "disloyal" by camping with Chantel's relatives whom she claimed didn't approve of or respect him, but Pedro insisted he was just trying to make his situation in the United States better.
Nicole then revealed on FaceTime their grandmother wasn't doing well and seeing Pedro would lift her spirits. Pedro was very close to his grandmother because she had helped to raise him when Lidia had to work constantly as a single parent.
Nicole made Pedro feel guilty and pointed out he wasn't able to see his grandmother during his last visit home in December 2018.
"It's all Chantel's fault," Nicole told Pedro. "She took away time you could spend with your family. And now grandma feels really bad and she's sad. And that's why I blame Chantel for all these things."
Pedro said he was tired of people playing the blame game, because it obviously wasn't Chantel's fault his grandmother felt sick.
Pedro, however, still determined he needed to go back to the Dominican Republic. He first considered going alone so there would be no drama, but then he realized he wanted his wife to join him.
Nicole was later shown telling her pal Coraima that once she and Lidia move to America, they'll have to live with Pedro and use his money for the first several months until they obtain work visas, which she believed would infuriate Chantel and drive her crazy.
"I assure you that's going to set her on fire. Literally, a dragon," Nicole told her pal.
Coraima said Pedro was a good man and Chantel needed to appreciate what she had. Coraima respected the fact Pedro's married "a little bit," but she still seemed interested in pursuing him.
Pedro then asked Chantel to join him on his trip back home.
"I really am not over the things that you did the last time you were there. I have to go with you because I don't trust you," Chantel said, adding that she needed to protect her marriage and put on "a united front" in front of Pedro's family and friends.
Chantel also wanted Pedro to confront Coraima.
"You need to tell her that you love me and that you're never going to be with her and you don't want anything else to do with her," demanded Chantel, who didn't want any of Pedro's friends to be a bad influence on him.
"Okay," Pedro replied.
But Karen decided she wanted to come along for the trip as well to make sure Pedro and his family wouldn't take further advantage of Chantel. Karen wanted to make sure Lidia and Nicole would respect Chantel and not "bully" her daughter.
Pedro said the last thing he needed was a fight to go down between Chantel's family and his own family again.
"If they fight again, it's gonna be no way to bring my family to the United States," Pedro reasoned.
Pedro asked if Karen wanted to kick his mother's ass, but Karen said she would handle the situation like a classy lady. Karen just intended to support Chantel and not "bring war" upon Pedro's family.
During Chantel and Pedro's first day in the Dominican Republic, Chantel refused to see his family other than his grandmother, so Pedro first met with his mother and sister alone.
Pedro told his family that his attempt to fix things with Chantel's loved ones was all for them and Nicole needed to be kind and sweet to them. Nicole argued, however, she had always acted decently in their presence.
When Nicole and Lidia found out Chantel's entire family would be traveling to the Dominican Republic soon, Nicole blurted out she'd call the police if they tried to enter her home.
"I won't spend time with them only to get a pass to go to the United States," Nicole said. "These people are psychopaths. These people are crazy. They are literally crazy! Crazies!"
But Pedro asked his family to show they are human in order to improve relations in the future.
So did Chantel and Pedro's relationship continue despite their sparring families? Did they remain a couple after taping The Family Chantel?
So did Chantel and Pedro's relationship continue despite their warring families? Are they still together after filming The Family Chantel?
Rumors recently swirled Chantel and Pedro may have split, and Chantel posted a May 4 comment on Instagram that prompted speculation her relationship is in trouble.
When a fan speculated Chantel and Pedro have split, Chantel just replied, "Seriously."
It was unclear at the time whether she meant "seriously" as a question out of disbelief or as a statement confirming it's true.
Chantel also posted a cryptic message in June on Instagram in which she wrote, "When the storm has passed, put your energy into rebuilding your life, don't waste time looking back."
But it appears Chantel and Pedro are still together and married after all!
Chantel and Pedro are secretive about their relationship and largely refrain from posting photos and updates of themselves together on social media -- presumably due to their contracts with TLC -- but it seems pretty clear their relationship hasn't ended.
Not only were the couple an item when they recently filmed The Family Chantel, but in July, Chantel said she and Pedro were still trying to fix the problems in their marriage.
"We have our differences that we're still working on. We have our challenges, but that's something that will play out on the show," Chantel told E! News in an interview.
"There is no such thing as a perfect relationship, and we have our flaws."
Despite their flaws, Chantel also told People in late July if she could go back and do it all over again, she'd still choose to be with Pedro.
"I would still choose to marry him, but I would definitely have more realistic expectations," Chantel said.
Chantel and Pedro wouldn't still be working on issues if they had broken up and gone their separate ways!