'90 Day Fiance' Spoilers: Are Shaeeda and Bilal still together or did the '90 Day Fiance' Season 9 couple break up? (SPOILERS)
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 05/15/2022
90 Day Fiance couple Bilal Hazziez and Shaeeda have been shown grappling with differences in their upbringings and near-future goals on Season 9 of the TLC reality series, so did Bilal and Shaeeda call it quits and split up or did they get married -- and is the 90 Day Fiance couple still together now?
[90 Day Fiance Spoiler Warning: This report contains spoilers on Bilal and Shaeeda's relationship status and if the couple got married and is still together.]
Bilal, a 42-year-old from Kansas City, MO, admitted on the Season 9 premiere of 90 Day Fiance that he's a little "high maintenance," although he's a Muslim man from "the hood," and appreciates nice suits, his collection of fancy watches, and being organized and tidy.
Bilal -- a real estate investor and agent who lives in a big house, drives a fancy car, and says he's achieved the American dream -- is still close to his ex-wife and current friend, Shahidah.
Bilal and Shahidah were married for 10 years and have two children together, a 16-year-old girl and 13-year-old boy. They divorced seven years before filming this show because the couple had apparently fallen out of love.
Bilal then met Shaeeda, a 37-year-old yoga instructor from Trinidad and Tobago, online. The couple had mutual friends on social media and so Shaeeda slid into his DMs and expressed interest.
Bilal said he didn't want to get involved with Shaeeda at first because her name is so similar to his ex-wife's but he ultimately couldn't resist Shaeeda's beauty and apparent ambition.
After communicating for some time, Bilal flew to the Caribbean to meet his love interest in person. After spending only a week together in person, Bilal proposed marriage and then they applied for the K-1 visa so they could start their life together in America as soon as possible.
A couple of months later, however, the coronavirus pandemic hit, and so Shaeeda and Bilal weren't able to see each other for a whopping two years.
The time then finally came when Bilal and Shaeeda could reunite. It apparently took Bilal seven years to find love again because he's "very picky," according to his ex.
"Under the eyes of God, we are married, and so she can live at my home," Bilal said, explaining how he and Shaeeda had a spiritual union but not a legal one.
Shaeeda married Bilal, spiritually, without ever seeing his nice home, car and savings. Bilal wanted to make sure that Shaeeda loved him for who he is, not his money or belongings.
Shaeeda had told Bilal that she's "a ride or die" and would be willing to "live under a tent" as long as they're together, and so Bilal planned to put that to the test by taking Shaeeda to his humble childhood home.
The pair then had a sweet reunion at the airport in which they hugged and kissed.
But Bilal walked Shaeeda over to a large white work van, and she accused him of tossing her luggage into a big pile of "trash" in the back. She said Bilal had always been "secretive" about his lifestyle and so she wondered what he was hiding from her.
Shaeeda was well aware that Bilal bought, flipped and sold properties, and so she always thought he was pretty secure financially. However, after seeing the old van, Shaeeda worried about what she'd see next.
Shaeeda told Bilal that he had "lost some points" with her, but that also made Shaeeda lose some points with him.
"The reaction she's giving me is really taking me back, and I'm really questioning some things about her right now," Bilal confessed.
When Bilal brought Shaeeda to his childhood home, where he grew up with "great working-class citizens," Shaeeda shook her head in disappointment and disgust, and seeing her reaction was a big problem for Bilal.
The small blue house had peeling paint, broken steps and holes in the ceiling, and Bilal joked about the place being "historic."
Shaeeda called the home "dilapidated" and admitted to the cameras that she didn't want to live there. Shaeeda told Bilal that his home was "a lot to take in" because she had been expecting a more modern and spacious home.
Bilal asked Shaeeda if she was ready to roll up her sleeves and get to work or just complain, and she responded, "I will do both."
Bilal asked Shaeeda if she wanted something to eat. He said he could order them something, and she snapped back, "Do you have enough money for that?"
Bilal called Shaeeda's behavior "offensive." He expected her to be surprised but grateful and happy about them finally being together.
Shaeeda had been expecting Bilal's home to match how he dressed and always looked, especially since Bilal carried around designer luggage. She confessed to feeling "completely deceived" after seeing his "humble abode."
Shaeeda reminded Bilal how she had left her family, friends, and life in Trinidad and Tobago to be with him and so this was a lot to adjust to and get used to. She worried about him not being real and being "delusional" with his image, but she decided she would stick out the 90 days and continue being with Bilal.
"We may have to sell a couple of his suits, but I am here to work with him. We have a lot of work to do before we can even cross the bridge of getting married," Shaeeda said, adding how she loved Bilal.
And Bilal lamented, "If the wedding was tomorrow, I don't know what I'd do. I'd be praying all night, trying to figure it out."
The morning after Shaeeda's arrival in the United States, Bilal said Shaeeda's reaction to his white work van and childhood home was "pretty insensitive."
"What if this was my house?" questioned Bilal. "Today, there is still a little tension in the air."
Shaeeda apologized for the way she had acted after a tiring, long flight. She said she had expectations coming to America but never should have had an outburst or said unkind things to Bilal, who said he really appreciated that and apologized for his part in the bickering as well.
"I came here on a K-1 visa. I'm unable to work for a very long time. So you are my sole provider. Can you take care of me?" Shaeeda asked.
Bilal said he never would've brought Shaeeda to the U.S. if he couldn't take care of her but gratitude and being grateful is very important to him. Bilal therefore looked forward to a better day, a new day.
"I'm sorry again... I love you," Shaeeda said.
When Bilal left, Shaeeda told the cameras that she and Bilal still had some talking to do and work to do. She then FaceTimed with her mother and showed off the ceiling in Bilal's childhood home that was falling apart as well as the "small and dated" kitchen.
"I wonder if he was renting those suits," Shaeeda's mother joked.
Shaeeda said she felt "deceived" and had fallen in love with the man she met in Trinidad and Tobago, but her mother asked Shaeeda to buy flowers and make the place look nice because money isn't everything.
"To walk into this, I felt ambushed. And now he's telling me I have to accept that," Shaeeda complained.
"Don't rush the brush," Shaeeda's mother asked, adding, "Let him prove himself."
However, Shaeeda was advised to get on a plane and return home right away if she discovered that Bilal is actually lazy and not hardworking, and so Shaeeda wondered how things were going to play out.
Bilal told the cameras Shaeeda had started out her stay with a grade of D or F, but he was looking forward to showing her what would be their real home together. Bilal was also happy to shower his love with gifts.
Once the pair got out of Bilal's car and she saw a big house, she gushed, "Oh my God! This is nice!"
"Welcome to your new home. This is where you'll be staying at," Bilal said.
"Oh my God!" Shaeeda replied, before bowing down on the ground and then hugging Bilal. "This is what I'm talking about, babe!" This is what you call sophistication!"
Shaeeda was thrilled and relieved, but Bilal's little prank was going to make her question if she could trust him 100 percent.
Bilal shared with Shaeeda how the house they had stayed in on Night 1 was where he grew up. Bilal asked Shaeeda if she'd stay with him if he lost all of their money, and she said "yes" and asked Bilal not to be upset with how she had acted.
"You put me through hell!... I left everything behind, including my family, and I trust him with my life. But this whole testing scenario feels like he doesn't trust me, and I don't want to be in a relationship with someone who doesn't trust me," Shaeeda explained in a confessional.
Bilal also surprised Shaeeda with her own yoga studio in the house, which made her cry tears of joy. She felt so welcome and appreciated, but Shaeeda wished Bilal had shown all of her this first.
Bilal acknowledged how his prank had backfired in his face, and he worried Shaeeda was happy with the house more than she was happy about being with him.
As for Shaeeda, she still felt some resentment towards Bilal, but she put on a good face when meeting his mother Halalah and sister Nefertari.
Shaeeda made Bilal's sister happy by saying she wants kids and planned to take care of Bilal's children as if they're her own.
Bilal said he wanted to have two boys and two girls but he also wanted to travel and have fun before totally settling down.
Bilal claimed Shaeeda lived in "a fantasy land" when it came to thinking about bringing their children to all of these different places while traveling together.
When asked if they planned to set a wedding date, Shaeeda explained it was important to get to know Bilal better and use their 90 days together wisely. She needed to be sure of when -- or if -- Bilal would be willing to have a child with her.
"There's no way I'm going to get married without having that conversation," Shaeeda said.
Based on previews of what's to come this season, Shaeeda complains about Bilal's request for a prenuptial agreement.
"Do you want to take everything that I have?" Bilal asks Shaeeda in the clip.
Shaeeda is then shown crying and calling a family member, threatening to hop on a plane and head home.
So did Bilal and Shaeeda's differences break them up or is the 90 Day Fiance couple still together now?
Shaeeda and Bilal still follow each other and like each other's posts on Instagram, suggesting the reality TV stars are still an item.
Shaeeda also posted a photo of herself sitting in front of a pile of gifts May 2 on Instagram, and she wrote in the caption how Bilal "made up for" his "ridiculous prank."
Bilal and Shaeeda also conducted an interview with Entertainment Tonight in early May, and Shaeeda insisted her relationship with Bilal is "real."
"With Bilal, there [were] a lot of things I was not prepared for," Shaeeda noted.
"I just want fans to know this is a real relationship... You're going to see moments when we argue or we disagree or we're in love."
Shaeeda said she and Bilal are both Muslim individuals but they still have "problems like everyone else."
Bilal added, "You're gonna see a roller coaster and you have to remember, we're still trying to get to know each other."
In fact, Bilal and Shaeeda "still have arguments" based on Bilal's prank in which he made Shaeeda think he drives a white work van and lives in a small "dilapidated" home with peeling paint, broken windows and a torn ceiling.
"We haven't got past this test. It still comes up; he still talks about it and says how much I hurt his feelings," Shaeeda disclosed. "And I try to express my point of view, so he tested me on something that really could have, you know... it's just too heavy."
But if they're "still" fighting, then they're "still" an item!
Bilal also gushed about his feelings for Shaeeda in the interview and why she's wife material.
"I just feel like she had the essence of things that I was looking for, great motherly qualities for my children and any future children to come," Bilal gushed.
On why he fell for her, he added of Shaeeda, "She was ambitious, she wears her faith on her sleeve, she's very God conscious, so a lot of different qualities I was looking for she possessed."
And in late April 2022, Shaeeda hinted she is still living in the United States, which would mean she and Bilal got married within the 90-day requirement of her K-1 visa -- or else she'd have to return to the Caribbean.
"I will never forget this precious moment. I cried so much watching this. Almost two years apart, the K1 Visa process was a nightmare," Shaeeda captioned a video of her arrival into the United States and reunion with Bilal in the airport.
"Now I'm finally here in America! All I want to do is hold onto you forever. God is great. After hardship comes ease. Hopefully smooth sailing after this #90dayfiance #girl #girls #shaeeda #bilal #bilalandshaeeda #trinidadandtobago #usa #america #beautiful #couplegoals #muslimcouple #muslim."
Shaeeda also wrote in the comments of her post that she's "adjusting to new life in the USA."
Shaeeda seemed to drop another hint in mid-April, when she had an American Flag emoji in her Instagram bio. But she has since deleted it.
Back in January and February, Shaeeda posted multiple videos of herself doing some yoga poses in the snow. Considering it doesn't snow in Trinidad and Tobago, it appears she is still living in Kansas City with Bilal.
And in December 2021, Shaeeda praised her "patient photographer" who always does "an amazing job" when filming her. Shaeeda added a red-heart emoji to her post, so her photographer may be Bilal.