'90 Day Fiance' Spoilers: Are Yvette and Mohamed still together? Did the '90 Day Fiance' couple split up or get married? (SPOILERS)
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 06/12/2022
90 Day Fiance has featured Mohamed Abdelhamed and Yvette "Yve" Arellano clashing culturally and religiously, so did the Season 9 couple call it quits and break up -- or did Yve and Mohamed get married and are they still together now in America?
[90 Day Fiance spoilers warning: This report contains spoilers about Yvette and Mohamed and if the 90 Day Fiance couple got married or split, and if they're still together now.]
Yve, a 48-year-old acupuncturist and massage therapist from Albuquerque, NM, and Mohamed, a 25-year-old from Egypt, introduced themselves on 90 Day Fiance's ninth season.
Yve has a twelve-year-old son named Tharan, who battles autism, Down syndrome and Stage II kidney disease. Yve admitted she had a lot on her plate.
Yve was almost married before. She dated her son's father for eight years but said "different people go through different things" and she didn't feel emotionally supported by her ex. Yve therefore called off their engagement.
Yve said she wasn't interested in dating at all until a man half her age from Egypt slid into her DMs. She bragged about him having a "shredded" body and six-pack of abs.
Yve called Mohamed an amazing person, whom she had videochatted with a couple of days after meeting. They began talking multiple times a day, and Yve said that even though she's 48 years old and he's 25, the age difference didn't matter to them.
After a couple of weeks, the pair expressed love to each other, and then two months after they met, Yve decided to go see Mohamed and purchased a plane ticket.
Yve said once she saw Mohamed in person, all of her fears melted away and their time together was just "magical and perfect."
The couple got engaged right away with a red-ruby ring, and Yve said she never had this type of connection with somebody before.
Once Yve returned from Egypt, she started the K-1 visa process and he was approved for it two years later.
Yve said people questioning her decision and Mohamed's motive for moving to America was "hard" and "heartbreaking." Yve's friends, for instance, worried Mohamed was after a green card and "sugar mama."
In preparation for a Muslim man's arrival in the U.S., Yve tossed out some of her clothes that were too revealing. She had also agreed to only drink alcohol on special occasions.
Yve repeatedly called Mohamed "my love," and Mohamed said he felt like he was living in a dream and he was scared to wake up from it.
Mohamed, however, admitted that leaving his home was very hard because he wouldn't be able to go back for a while and see his family and friends. Yve pointed out how she wasn't the only person in the relationship making sacrifices.
Yve was worried how Mohamed would adjust to life in America, especially because she would have to work on a daily basis and he was used to his mother cooking all of his meals for him.
Mohamed gushed about his new house being really big, twice the size of his place in Egypt, but he was disappointed to learn Yve had yet to set up the bidet, which he needed for making himself clean before prayer sessions, which he conducts about five times a day.
"My perfect in my imagination is the woman will love me as my mother. So, someone [who can] prepare everything for you to make your life easier. That's what I was looking for. Yve makes me feel good... She's older, she's mature and she's taking care of me," Mohamed explained.
After two years of being apart, Yve said she had a night with Mohamed that she had always dreamed of, and the pair agreed it was a very special morning as well.
Mohamed wished he and Yve could have breakfast in bed and explore the area, but Yve had to go to work in order to provide for Mohamed and her son.
"I'm trying to understand, but I didn't want to spend my first morning in America by myself," Mohamed complained, adding, "I expected her to cook for me because my mom cooks for me and watches my needs... I expected Yve to do the same. This is not what I was expecting for my future wife."
Mohamed was starting to miss his mother already, as he looked around the kitchen for salt and other ingredients. He realized his first 90 days in America were probably going to be tough because he'd be stuck at home often.
Later that day, Yve introduced Mohamed to her son Tharan, and the guys hugged. Tharan said Mohamed being in America was "so cool," and it was such an adorable moment.
Mohamed called it an "amazing feeling," and the hug made him feel right at home.
Tharan was clearly comfortable around Mohamed, who was going to assist Yve in taking care of Tharan when she was gone working. Yve hoped Mohamed would essentially be Tharan's babysitter, sometimes for full days.
Mohamed worried he'd be more of a babysitter than a fiance, and he didn't want to have "a female role" during his 90 days in America.
With 88 days to wed, Yve welcomed a handyman into her home to finally install the bidet Mohamed desperately needed. Mohamed told Yve that in his Islam faith and culture, a woman and a man could not be alone.
Mohamed asked Yve to keep her distance from the handyman, and Yve was annoyed because she had been trying to do something nice for him.
"I feel like I was being scolded, and I was just trying to do something nice for the man I love," Yve vented in a confessional.
"I'm getting concerned because I didn't know that was a rule. Am I not going to be allowed to be near strangers anymore? I don't want to live my life that way, so I'm kind of nervous."
Yve asked Mohamed to be more flexible and understanding since she's not a Muslim woman.
"But you're with a Muslim man," Mohamed replied.
"But you're in America," argued Yve, who didn't want to have to change too much for a man.
"But I am who I am," Mohamed quietly noted.
With 82 days to wed on Mohamed's 90 day K-1 visa, Yve got dressed to go out and Mohamed told her that he could see her underwear through her dress and he could "see everything," which he wasn't okay with.
Yve therefore had to change her outfit because Mohamed didn't approve, which annoyed her -- but she didn't make a big deal out of it as to not ruin the night since Mohamed would be meeting her girlfriends that evening.
At the restaurant, Mohamed was surprised to see Yve's friends and their cleavage-baring dresses at the restaurant, and the women immediately put him in the hot seat.
Yve's friends also talked about sex and even asked Mohamed if he's watched porn before.
"I don't want to be here, but I'm doing that for Yve. I don't want Yve to get upset but it's very difficult," Mohamed admitted in a confessional.
Mohamed accused Yve's friends of judging him, and the dinner turned out to be pretty tense.
On the drive home, Yve and Mohamed got into a fight over Yve once wearing a bikini instead of a one-piece bathing suit. Mohamed said Yve had agreed to change her ways for him, but Yve called that "bullsh-t."
Yve said that Mohamed had messaged her after seeing a photo of herself in a bikini and she had never promised Mohamed that she wouldn't wear a bikini again.
Mohamed asked Yve, "Are you going to choose a bikini over me?"
Mohamed said he wouldn't be a part of Yve's life if she wanted to dress like her girlfriends and act like them. Mohamed said he would return to Egypt before the 90 days were up if Yve chose to live that kind of lifestyle.
Yve didn't want to feel ashamed of herself or judged by her partner, who supposedly loved her.
"I don't want to be told what to do," Yve said in a confessional. "I don't think that I go out looking slutty... I am proud of the way I look."
Yve added, "I'm not gonna live my life feeling controlled and feeling like I'm a bad person for just being who I am. As much as I love him, I won't get married if we can't figure this out."
Yve proceeded to sleep on the couch that night.
The next morning, Yve felt bad about Mohamed having felt uncomfortable and disrespected during their group outing at a restaurant with her girlfriends. Yve therefore wanted to move on from the argument and meant no disrespect.
In order to prove that she respected Mohamed's religion and beliefs, she took him to a nearby mosque so they could pray together.
Mohamed told Yve that she needed to wear a hijab, and Mohamed hoped Yve would see how beautiful his religion is.
"Maybe she's going to be interested in [becoming] a Muslim," Mohamed said.
Mohamed told Yve that the scarf made her look more beautiful, but she didn't like it and complained that it felt hot. Yve also didn't feel the need to cover her head and act like something she's not.
Mohamed wanted to help Yve study Islam, and he explained to a few men at the mosque how Yve didn't like following rules and feeling inferior to men.
Mohamed looked forward to spending more time at the mosque, but Yve hoped Mohamed wouldn't try to convince her to convert to Islam.
"I have no plans of converting," Yve said, which Mohamed found "very disappointing."
Yve told Mohamed that she would always support his religious life and whatever he chooses to do and believe, but she expected the same from him in return.
"But I wouldn't marry a person who doesn't prioritize my needs," Mohamed told the cameras. "Maybe she needs to become a Muslim for this relationship to work out."
Later on, Yve wanted to meet up with a girlfriend and have a glass of wine when he wanted her to stay home and watch a movie with him. He wasn't thrilled about her drinking and also didn't want Yve to "act like her friends."
Mohamed thought the opinions of Yve's friends were going to be very bad for their relationship, and Yve -- who admitted she was "super stressed" -- took the time with her friend to vent her frustrations.
"I'm very overwhelmed. I'm not second guessing it, but there's always a rule for something," Yve complained to her pal. "There are all these f-cking rules, and I cannot see myself converting. It doesn't sound good to me!"