'90 Day Fiance' spoilers: Did Anna and Mursel really break up or is the '90 Day Fiance' couple somehow still together?
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/17/2020
90 Day Fiance couple Anna Campisi and Mursel Mistanoglu appeared to break up as Mursel was shown heading to board a flight back to his native Turkey on the show's most recent episode -- so did their relationship really end at that point, or did they still somehow end up getting married and staying together?
[90 Day Fiance Spoilers Warning: Do not proceed unless you want to read spoilers about Anna and Mursel's romance and if they somehow still got married and remained together. This article contains spoilers revealing where Mursel is currently living.]
Anna, a 38-year-old mother of three from Bellevue, NE, and Mursel, a 38-year-old from Antalya, Turkey, are one of the couples starring on 90 Day Fiance's seventh season, which has been airing for over two months.
Prior to meeting Mursel on Facebook, Anna had a relationship that ended badly with a "controlling" man -- the father of her three sons: Joey, 15, Gino, 14, and Leo, 6.
Mursel seemed "kind and sweet" compared to her ex, and he and Anna bonded over their shared passion for beekeeping.
The couple therefore continued talking and sending photos to each other despite the language barrier between them and cultural differences.
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.
Anna had hope her three sons would grow to like and accept Mursel into their family. She felt she was meant to marry Mursel.
Best case scenario, Mursel hoped to tell his parents about Anna's kids in about 10 years.
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 was afraid of sparking an argument.
Anna felt she and Mursel needed to work on their own personal communication, but Mursel didn't seem receptive to her desire to work on things.
Anna insisted Mursel never listened to her, and so she was second guessing whether they should even get married.
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.
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."
But Anna's son Joey didn't care to have a relationship with Mursel at all because of the big secret Mursel was keeping.
"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.
"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, however, had already sent out the wedding invitations, so she felt a lot of pressure to go through with the nuptials.
After receiving some guidance and words of wisdom from her friends at her bachelorette party, Anna demanded Mursel come clean with his family and tell them about her children.
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.
"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 refused to be honest with his parents, so then Anna threatened to cancel their wedding.
"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. As a result, Mursel expected Anna to sacrifice for him as well.
But since Mursel didn't want to lose Anna, he finally decided to reveal the truth to his parents via video chat.
"She took you for a fool!" Mursel's father said after hearing about Anna's past.
Mursel's mother then scolded Mursel and told him that he needed to return to Turkey, where he could still find a good-paying job and nice woman.
Mursel said he understood and then ended the call.
"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 cry. Anna admitted she was feeling "devastated" and loved Mursel, but she was realizing love may not be enough.
Anna was angry with Mursel's family for not accepting her three sons, and Mursel admitted his family was "very bad" and "very aggressive."
Anna was disappointed that age 38, Mursel wasn't willing to stand up to his parents and just marry her for the sake of their love and happiness.
But Mursel's plan was to return to Turkey, and then Anna told her mother Charlene that the wedding was off.
Charlene called the drama "bullsh-t," especially since Mursel had known about Anna's boys before traveling to the United States.
Charlene accused Mursel of breaking her daughter's heart and going back to Turkey as if nothing was wrong. Charlene was angry, but Mursel explained his family needed to come first.
Anna's two youngest boys, Leo and Gino, heard the news as well, and they looked pretty upset -- which made Mursel feel guilty.
Anna's youngest son Leo was especially sad and didn't understand why Mursel couldn't be a man and just stand up to his parents. Gino thought Mursel was annoying sometimes, but he had grown accustomed to the idea of Mursel sticking around.
"I thought he would help me a lot, and now he's leaving," Gino vented to the cameras.
Charlene bragged she had known all along Anna's romance would "end up in tragedy," so her only concern going forward was figuring out how to get Mursel "the hell out of here."
Anna later told her son Joey that the wedding was off. Mursel was staying in a hotel before his trip home, and Anna admitted to her son that she was angry because Mursel wasn't making decisions for himself.
Joey agreed Mursel's parents shouldn't control him, but he thought Anna's romance was a bad idea to begin with.
Joey accused his mother of never thinking things through or considering all possible outcomes, and so he was disappointed in his mom for putting the family through all this.
"[Joey] got his wish. Mursel is leaving," Anna said in a confessional.
Anna was furious at Mursel and called him "weak," so she kicked him out of her house and sent him to a hotel, where she intended he would live until his flight back to Turkey.
"If we really cannot be together, I want you gone," Anna told Mursel via text.
Mursel said he felt lonely and sad in the hotel room. He was in a foreign land and wished he could spend his final days in America with Anna, but she continued to write him angry messages and ignore his phone calls.
But at one point, Anna took Mursel's call and simply said on the other line, "I don't like you. We are finished."
Mursel cried in his hotel room, but Anna continued to insist their relationship was over.
"I want to kiss her because I love her. I couldn't sleep at all. All the time I am thinking about this. I am physically finished," Mursel vented in a confessional.
In the latest episode of 90 Day Fiance, Mursel told the cameras he loved Anna and never meant to hurt her. He really hoped that she would forgive him.
When the pair reunited for a conversation, Anna complained, "I can't believe you're not choosing me."
Mursel said he really wanted to marry Anna but his family was very bad and disapproved. The couple both cried, but Anna was angry more than anything. She really thought Mursel would have picked her over his family.
"He tells me he loves me, but he can't man up and prove it," Anna said in a confessional.
Mursel insisted he was "suffering too much pain," but Anna pointed out her heart was broken. She didn't want Mursel to hug her or comfort her, and Mursel felt awful to see Anna so upset and hurt.
"I will love you for a lifetime," Mursel promised.
"Me, no. Love finish," Anna said. "You lost me. I just want you to go."
Mursel sobbed and sobbed, but Anna remained strong and simply told her fiance not to contact her again. Mursel then nearly fell off the couch and bawled his eyes out, which prompted Anna to cry as well.
"I want to kiss you," Mursel noted.
"I want to punch you," Anna replied, wiping the tears from her face.
Anna was in disbelief; she just couldn't believe this was happening and her relationship was over.
Mursel then left Anna's house with his suitcase in hand.
Mursel felt guilty for choosing his mother over Anna and hurting Anna in the process. He said he was returning to Turkey "unwillingly."
"It will end. I mean, it's over [with Anna]," Mursel told a producer.
Meanwhile, Anna had a lot of emotions going through her head, but she decided to drive Mursel to the airport so they could enjoy their last moments together. Anna was also still hoping Mursel would change his mind and choose to be with her.
Anna kissed and hugged Mursel, but she insisted their relationship was over if he went back to Turkey because she would never move to Turkey.
"The K-1 visa is a one-entry visa, so once you leave, you cannot come back into the United States. So, once he leaves, that's it. He's not coming back," Anna explained to the cameras.
Since Mursel is the only son in his family, he felt the need to put his feelings aside and obey his parents.
At the airport, Mursel confessed he was scared to lose Anna, and the pair got extremely emotional when saying goodbye.
"Please, Mursel, don't go!" Anna said.
"I love you," Mursel replied.
Mursel then walked away with his ticket, but he didn't leave until running back to Anna again for another hug.
"I had good dreams coming to America from Turkey. If I knew this was going to be the case, I wouldn't have come," Mursel said in a confessional.
"If I could turn back time, I wish I had told my parents about the kids before. I am really regretting that right now."
Mursel repeated how he loved Anna so much, but Anna ran out of the airport quickly.
"Mursel left. I thought he would change his mind last second, but he didn't. Now that he's left on a K-1 visa, he can't come back," Anna told the cameras.
"I never thought we'd be here. He's broken my heart and I'm not going to go back from this. I don't think I can."
So did Anna and Mursel's relationship really end, or did the 90 Day Fiance couple somehow still get married? Are they still together now?
Anna revealed November 25, 2019 on Instagram that 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 on90 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 then reportedly got married a year after their engagement.
Anna and Mursel tied the knot in Nebraska on September 8, 2019, 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 2019 post on Instagram.
"We need more days till Christmas! #notready, #90dayfiance, #oldestboy, #mursel," Anna captioned a photo with her son.
In addition, Anna revealed how to say the word "turkey" in Turkish in honor of Thanksgiving. She apparently continues to learn the language and appreciate Mursel's culture.
Anna owns Beauty and the Bees Honey, a business which sells honey and a wide array of bees wax products.
Mursel studied at California State University, Northridge, according to Starcasm, but it's unclear whether Mursel came to America for the program or participated in online courses.