'90 Day Fiance' star Mohamed Abdelhamed speaks out on why he left Yvette "Yve" Arellano, accuses her of cheating on him
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 08/23/2022
90 Day Fiance star Mohamed Abdelhamed has shared his side of the story, explaining why he left Yvette "Yve" Arellano and moved out of her house.
Mohamed -- who moved from Egypt to the United States and married Yve on 90 Day Fiance's ninth season -- reportedly split from Yve and moved out of her Albuquerque, New Mexico, home on August 14, and they've been living apart ever since.
"I saw text messages between her and another man and that's why I broke up with Yve," Mohamed, 28, toldIn Touch Weekly in a statement.
However, Yve's representative quickly shot down Mohamed's cheating allegation.
"The texts he found after he broke into Yve's apple watch were from someone Yve was looking for protection from as she was scared to go out alone at that point due to Mohamed's erratic behavior," Dominique Enchinton, of Dominton Talent House, told the magazine.
"Yve wanted this to work but due to Mohammed's obsessive and controlling behavior, as seen on the show, it was impossible to get through to him."
Mohamed previously told police that he packed his bags and left on August 14 because Yve had allegedly placed her hands on either side of her face when she was "drunk" and he feared she was going to hit him. Mohamed claimed Yve had the tendency to be "violent" after drinking too much, although she did not strike him during this particular confrontation.
One day after Mohamed began crashing at a nearby friend's place, Mohamed claimed Yve attacked him on August 15 while he was trying to gain access to his phone.
Following the alleged phone incident that occurred around 2AM on August 15, Mohamed filed a police report that afternoon and pressed domestic-violence charges against Yve, 48.
Yve is now facing one count of battery and one count of assault against a household member, according to court records obtained by In Touch.
Mohamed shared with police how his relationship with Yve began in June 2019 and they tied the knot on January 8, 2022.
"Throughout the relationship, he said he has endured emotional and physical abuse from Yvette. He said when she drinks she becomes very violent and angry," officer Jasmin Romero reportedly wrote in the police report, documenting Mohamed's account of events.
Mohamed allegedly claimed he never called the police during an argument with Yve because "he is afraid."
"He does not want to get in trouble for asking for help. He played an audio recording from July 21, 2022, and Yvette is yelling at him, telling him she needs help with dishes, the laundry, and other things in the house," Romero wrote.
"I can hear Mohamed yelling in the background telling Yvette not to hit him again."
Officer Romero noted in the police report how Mohamed "broke it off with Andrea," who may have been the mystery woman he had been texting for months during his marriage to Yve.
Mohamed told police that Andrea "extorted him saying she was going to tell his wife about their relationship if he ended things with her."
"By this time," Romero continued in the police report, "Yvette had found out about Andrea and confronted him about it and said she was angry and tried fighting him for his phone."
"Yvette tried to grab the phone from him and he fell onto the floor," the officer added.
"He said she sat on top of him and put her knee to his throat to try and force him to release the phone. He was able to get out from under her and said he did not physically hurt her while getting away."
Yve, however, recalled a different version of events for the police following the altercation.
"She had been publicly humiliated by the female Andrea and another female from Minnesota with whom Mohamed has engaged in an affair. Due to his infidelity and her stress regarding the loss of a friend, she said she has been worried Mohamed would try to get her in trouble," Romero wrote.
Romero went on to further describe Yve's account, writing, "She said Mohamed had been making plans with Andrea to get Yvette in trouble with the law so he could apply for his U-Visa. She is scared and worried because she does not know what he is capable of doing."
Yve's representative also insisted to In Touch that Mohamed's domestic abuse allegations "have been falsified by Mohamed."
"Mohamed and the woman he has been cheating on Yve with have discussed his options from the very beginning. They specifically discussed a U-Visa and how Mohamed could qualify for this just in case Yve found out about his indiscretions," Dominique claimed on Yve's behalf.
Mohamed was exposed during90 Day Fiance's Season 9 Tell-All special for allegedly having sent a woman flirtatious text messages in which he had said he wanted to divorce Yve shortly after receiving his green card and wished he could be with this other woman instead and keep her in his bed for days.
Mohamed's alleged cheating text messages with his secret girlfriend leaked out in the press in late July, before Part 2 of the show's Tell All aired Sunday night on TLC.
"The domestic abuse allegations are completely false and just a ploy to keep him in the US. Yve was not arrested on 8/15 or any other day," Yve's recent statement continued.
"Yve has never been abusive toward Mohamed and just wants this chapter in her life to be done so she can move forward."
Yve reportedly has a bond arraignment hearing scheduled for Tuesday, September 6.
The90 Day Fiance: Tell All on Sunday night showed Yve crying to producers via Zoom over Mohamed's inappropriate messages to another woman and then Mohamed apologizing to Yve for betraying her trust and essentially asking his wife for a second chance. (Yve discovered Mohamed's cheating texts shortly after the Tell All filmed in New York).
Yve called Mohamed's alleged infidelity "shocking, raw, disappointing, [and] saddening."
"He chose to spend his time focused on starting other relationships and engaging in activity that a married man should not be engaging in... I asked him if I could see his phone, and that happened, and I saw inappropriate things. I saw pictures and calls, and put the pieces together," Yve told producers.
But Mohamed claimed he had asked the woman to stop texting him because he's a married man.
"I know I did wrong," Mohamed lamented on the show. "All I can do now is say 'sorry' to my wife, and I promised her that will never happen again. I do love Yve, and she doesn't deserve that. I am trying to fix it."
Shortly after the episode was released on Discovery+, Yve took to her Instagram Stories on Sunday with a statement.
"Let me be clear. Of course I blame him as well," Yve reportedly wrote, before the broadcast aired on TLC.
"First time I get to say anything though. Everyone was demanding I say something [and I] finally get to, so just take it as facts... [and] one of these women was still married as well."
Yve also shared the following quotes on her Instagram Stories: "Queens don't compete with hoes," as well as, "And home wreckers, They, these!!!! Plural were both! #desperado."
Yve later wrote, "Thank you ladies for sharing your stories of infidelity, heartaches & pain. Obviously, we are not alone. Why commitment for some isn't a commitment. There's lots of healing that needs to happen in this world on so many levels. If you don't want to be exclusive just say so, so people can make their own informed decisions."
Yve also posted an image that read, "Let's be better humans."
Later that day, Mohamed posted a message of his own to his followers, insisting "there are two sides to every story."
Mohamed added in his Instagram Stories, "There is the truth where everyone will know soon enough... stay tuned."
On Monday, Mohamed also wrote on Instagram, "A lot of people [are] asking why I'm not saying my part of the story. That's because I was trying my best to end my relationship with respect, that's all."
When news of Mohamed's cheating scandal first made headlines in July, hundreds of alleged WhatsApp text messages between Mohamed and a woman he had been texting and speaking to on the phone daily for months leaked on social media.
The alleged set of incriminating text messages, covering the period from May 2022 to July 2022, were posted by the90 Day Fiance fan account @MerryPants on Thursday via Instagram.
Mohamed allegedly wrote to the woman, "You should visit me in Albuquerque hopefully soon so we can get to know each other... I seriously can't wait to actually meet you. I will go to the attorney right after I get the Green Card."
Mohamed allegedly said he couldn't live with Yve for much longer.
"I would just keep you in bed for days," Mohamed's alleged texts read. "Let's go to Egypt... and apply for a green card from there and come back later."
Mohamed appeared to call the woman "the moon," and they talked about kissing each other.
"The divorce will be tough... Do you agree to be the second [wife]? If yes, come here. I would be so honored... You are the best," the texts read.
The woman promised to be there for Mohamed through his divorce, and Mohamed revealed, based on the texts, he had a secret bank account -- hidden from Yve -- to which he had been depositing his earnings from Cameo videos.
On the topic of filing taxes, the woman wrote to Mohamed, "By April 15th she can file 'single divorced,'" along with crying-laughing emoticons, and Mohamed allegedly replied, "Exactly."
Mohamed also allegedly texted of Yve's son Tharan, who has special needs, "It's her kid. I don't care what she wants to do," adding, "No, [Yve] will never have [my] Egyptian baby."
@MerryPants also posted alleged direct messages that Mohamed's girlfriend had sent the Instagram account as proof of their relationship, suggesting the woman was also likely the source of the leaked WhatsApp messages.
Mohamed had led fans to believe on 90 Day Fiance's Tell-All special that he was becoming more accepting and understanding of Yve's culture, allowing her to dress however she wants and be herself.
Mohamed insisted that he loved Yve and wanted their marriage to work, and he even buried the hatchet with one of Yve's best friends, Tatiana, who initially disapproved of Mohamed's controlling nature and treatment of Yve.