Inside 90 Day Fiance stars Mohamed and Danielle's relationship

If there's ever been a 90 Day Fiance couple that's made you wonder whether the marriage was for love or a green card, it's got to be season two's Danielle and Mohamed Jbali. The 2014 engagement of the Tunisian-born millennial and the grandmother from Sandusky, Ohio, produced some of the most awkward moments in 90 Day Fiance's six-year history, and the ups and downs of their marriage and divorce had us all reaching for the popcorn. 

This unlikely bride and groom, who also appeared in TLC's 90 Day Fiance spinoffs including Happily Ever After, What Now?, Pillow Talk, and Self-Quarantined, made news off-camera for their violent spats, which occasionally required the police to intervene. They also have both sued each other. Now leading separate lives, the two recently have become friendly again, Danielle told In Touch. 

So what is really being going on between Danielle and Mohamed?

Danielle and Mohamed's relationship was built on lies

Danielle and Mohamed met on an online chatroom and decided to get engaged — a beginning typical of many of the relationships in the 90 Day franchise. As soon as Mohamed arrived in the U.S., though, things began to sour when they each discovered the other hadn't been transparent. While the first season was being filmed, as Mohamed met Danielle's children and Danielle rushed to throw together wedding plans, Danielle discovered that Mohamed did not have a job lined up in the U.S., as he'd led her to believe. Meanwhile, Mohamed was shocked to discover that Danielle had serious financial struggles, including a mountain of credit card debt (via The Cinemaholic). No way could she be a sugar mama with that kind of FICO score!

In fact, the bride's financial woes went beyond some unpaid MasterCard bills. Danielle actually had a string of arrests prior to meeting Mohamed that all related to credit card theft and forgery. "I stopped payment on a check, and when that expired, the person tried to cash it and then took me to court for passing a bad check," was Danielle's side of the story (via Starcasm interview).

Despite these concerns, Danielle and Mohamed decided to tie the knot before Mohamed's visa expired. 

Mohamed was not sexually attracted to Danielle

Unlike some 90 Day Fiance couples who can't keep their hands off of each other at first – Russ and Paola, we're looking at you — there were no steamy moments when Danielle and Mohamed shooed away the cameras to get busy.

It quickly became clear that Mohamed did not find Danielle sexually attractive. In fact, that may be an understatement. Publicly, Mohamed has been cringingly open that he was repulsed by Danielle's odor and hygiene issues. In the 2016 90 Day Fiance reunion show, Mohamed actually blurted out, "Of course I'm not going to have sex with someone like Danielle." Then he said to the woman 15 years his senior, "You do not know that nobody will have sex with someone like you!" In what would become one of the most awkward scenes in reality TV of all time, Danielle said to host Shaun Robinson, "He has told people that I smell and I peed on him." To which Mohamed replied: "You do."

Danielle later explained on Facebook that her odor was due to a medical condition and said she showers every day. 

Danielle sued Mohamed

Just two months after Danielle and Mohamed got hitched, the groom moved out and started a new life in Miami. In a dramatic scene, she followed him to the Sunshine State and accused Mohamed of infidelity, throwing photos and other evidence of his dalliances at him. An infuriated Danielle was set to get the marriage annulled, but after he begged her not to void their marriage — which might result in his deportation — she agreed to a divorce instead. This seemingly amicable concession could have meant the end of the drama for Danielle and Mohamed, but they didn't end up on 90 Day Fiance for nothing. 

In fact, in 2017, Danielle sued Mohamed for $12,500, claiming that he did what most TLC bingers might have suspected all along: used her for a green card (via Radar Online). "Defendant committed fraud against Plaintiff by luring Plaintiff into a romantic relationship to secure funds and immigration status," state court papers filed in Sandusky Municipal Court. This wasn't the only time the couple brought the law into their marriage; Mohamed had previously reported Danielle to the police for fraudulently opening a DirecTV account in his name. 

Once this dust settled, though, the two began leading separate lives and eventually got to the point where they were checking in on each other every now and then. "We have been chit-chatting here and there," she said on 90 Day FianceSelf-Quarantined