'The Family Chantel' spoilers: Are Chantel Everett and Pedro Jimeno still together after 'The Family Chantel' Season 2?
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 10/12/2020
The Family Chantel stars Chantel Everett and Pedro Jimeno will be shown working on their relationship on the TLC spinoff's second season, so what was the result?! Are Pedro and Chantel still together and married or did they split up?
[The Family Chantel Spoiler Warning: This report contains spoilers on the current status of Chantel and Pedro's relationship and whether the 90 Day Fiance couple is still together or broken up].
Chantel and Pedro began starring on reality television with Season 4 of90 Day Fiance on TLC.
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 skills.
After getting to know each other over the phone and video chat, Chantel traveled to the Dominican Republic a few times and then she and Pedro got engaged.
Pedro then traveled to America on a K-1 visa at age 24 so he and Chantel could marry within 90 days, but Chantel -- who was 25 years old at the time -- told her family he was arriving on a student visa instead.
Once Chantel's family learned Chantel would be getting married after a whirlwind romance overseas, they were suspicious Pedro was after Chantel's money and/or a Green Card.
Chantel's family also thought it was strange Pedro was frequently sending money home to his mother Lidia and sister Nicole in the Dominican Republic.
To ensure Pedro wasn't keeping any secrets or living a double life, Chantel's family hired a private investigator to research his background and also demanded the couple sign a prenuptial agreement in order to protect Chantel's financial interests before their wedding.
Pedro hated that Chantel's family didn't trust him, but Pedro's mother and sister weren't fond of Chantel either and disapproved of their relationship.
Pedro and Chantel later appeared on Seasons 2, 3 and 4 of 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?.
Tension between the two families exploded during the third season of 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?, when Pedro got into a blowout fight with Chantel's brother River at the dinner table and then Nicole accused Chantel's family of attacking her in their home.
Neither side ever budged on offering an apology, so there was a standstill between families that resulted in more confrontations and disagreements down the road, as no one agreed upon who was to blame.
Problems between Chantel and Pedro also came to a head when Pedro visited his family in his native country, only to get caught dirty dancing with Coraima. Pedro's mother and sister also blamed Chantel for taking Pedro away from them and being a selfish wife.
But Chantel's family accused Lidia and Nicole of setting up Pedro's relationship with an American, who turned out to be Chantel, so Pedro would have more opportunities to make money and they could eventually move to the United States as a family.
Chantel's parents viewed Lidia and Nicole as being manipulative and dishonest about their intentions.
On The Family Chantel's first season, which wrapped in September 2019 on TLC, Pedro felt alone in the United States, and even family counseling didn't seem to help the dynamic between Pedro and Chantel's family.
The Family Chantel featured both families gathering together twice in the Dominican Republic in order to hopefully talk out their issues and find peace, but mean words were thrown around and screaming erupted.
Chantel vented in one episode, "They're not receptive to any kindness. I hope all dogs go to heaven because Pedro's mom and sister are complete b-tches. There's no way [they're] going to be living with me under the same roof -- ever."
Having a language translator helped during the second meeting, but it appeared enough damage had been done to prevent truly amicable relations in the future -- until both families came together and had a friendly visit with Pedro's sick grandmother.
However, the finale of The Family Chantel's first season showed Chantel throwing a drink at Coraima following a heated discussion about Pedro's wild night out in the Dominican Republic.
Nicole naturally took Coraima's side, and so Chantel realized any improvement in her relationship with Pedro's sister had just been destroyed. However, Pedro had Chantel's back.
The season left fans wanting more considering Chantel and Pedro's families were still at odds and problems had yet to be resolved.
In a The Family ChantelSeason 2 sneak peak clip TLC released last month (watch it below), Chantel acknowledged her relationship with Pedro has been a rollercoaster and without a dull moment, especially because of their family involvement.
After taking a hot shower together and Pedro calling his wife "Pinky-Winky," Pedro was shown working in a warehouse and Chantel was shown studying with her friends.
"Pedro and I are just trying not to get swept up in family drama and focus on day-to-day life together," Chantel told the cameras, explaining it had been a few months since they had filmed The Family Chantel's Season 1 finale.
"My focus right now is school and on passing my exams. Graduation is a few weeks away, and I am so done!... This is the start of a new chapter in our lives."
Pedro said he wanted to buy a house and start school because he didn't want to spend his entire life working in a warehouse. Pedro said he looked forward to achieving the American dream, but Chantel said they needed to stop sending money to his family in the Dominican Republic in order to achieve that dream.
Did Chantel and Pedro work through their issues and is the former 90 Day Fiance couple still together now?
Chantel and Pedro rarely ever post about each other on social media, so a fan might assume they're not together based on the lack of their social-media activity.
Chantel basically doesn't exist on Pedro's Instagram account, and Chantel last posted about Pedro in September 2019 when she shared a clip of her husband carrying her off in the Season 1 finale.
But in an early October interview withUs Weekly, Pedro all but confirmed he and Chantel are still married.
"After the fight [with River], it was a terrible situation between Chantel and me. We almost [broke] up. We almost broke apart. But we went to counseling and family counseling. We've taken a lot of counseling... many hours of counseling to try to deal with [family problems] and trying to resolve the family problems. Counseling has been working so far," Pedro said.
He added, "Now I can be at the table and we won't start a fight. We can be more civil. We can be a little bit more open. Now I feel I can spend more time with her family than before because they are accepting me for who I am."
The Family Chantel's Season 2 sneak peak preview featured Chantel saying it had only been "a few months" since she and Pedro home from the Dominican Republic, where the couple had filmed the finale of the show's first season.
Stay-at-home orders for coronavirus didn't even begin until March, so it's clear Chantel and Pedro remained a couple after filming Season 2 of The Family Chantel and all of its drama.
In April 2020, however, Chantel and Pedro led 90 Day Fiance viewers to believe they weren't even sure there would be a second season of The Family Chantel.
When asked if there were talks for another season, Chantel replied, "We're not sure if there is anything else for us in the future."
However, Chantel expressed interest in starring in another season of her family's reality show during that April conversation.
"I think it's helpful to film even in the bad times we have with our arguments and everything, because when you watch it back, it sort of puts everything into perspective and you see how you were actually reacting in certain moments and you can process it better and see if it was rational or not," Chantel explained.
Pedro revealed to ET that he and Chantel were still "working through things," but Chantel pointed out being quarantined together amid the pandemic allowed them to have deep conversations and grow closer to each other.
"I feel like we still have a long way to go," Chantel explained. "Well, not a long way to go because we've been married for a few years, but it's always a work in progress. We can't stop trying and getting better."
But Chantel insisted her marriage was "in a better place" as far as trust goes and they had "made a lot of progress" in that area.
Of the couple's lingering issues, Chantel and Pedro's sparring families was unsurprisingly one of them.
"Family issues, are they ever ending? Like, they're never ending and I feel like that's an ongoing thing that you have to continuously work at," Chantel shared.
"And I mean, hopefully certain things will all just come out in the wash because you have to get over certain things and let them go, so, family is definitely still an issue with us."