90 Day Fiance Couples That Proved Fans Wrong

Some 90 Day Fiancé couples prove fans wrong. These stars of the wildly popular reality show franchise have completely captured audiences from all walks of life, as well as provided plenty of entertainment and meme-worthy scenes. The TLC series premiered in 2014, and features new couples each season who've fallen in love, despite living in different countries. Each season typically begins just before the international half of the couple gets their fiancé visa — a visa which states that unless they get married within 90 days, they must return to their home country. It makes you wonder: is 90 Day Fiancé real, or is it scripted?


It's a high-stakes show, obviously, but on top of all the legal and life-changing drama on 90 Day Fiancé, there are also tidbits of true love. And while many couples on the show have fans doubting the authenticity of their connection, there are some that are genuinely in love, even if it doesn't always seem like it. Wondering who they are? Here are the 90 Day Fiancé couples that have proven fans wrong.

Kyle and Noon both seemed too young on 90 Day Fiance, but the couple has worked out

On Season 3 of 90 Day Fiancé, fans got to meet Kyle and Noon Huckabee, a long-distance couple who both appeared to be very young. Kyle was a bartender in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Noon hailed from Thailand. The pair had a rough go of it from the start, as Kyle still lived with a roommate when Noon arrived. Plus, Noon didn't seem all that thrilled about her new lodgings. And really who could blame her? There were bugs everywhere, and any time Kyle's roommate had to get to the front of their house, he had to walk through their bedroom. Talk about awkward!


On top of all of that, Noon got jealous when Kyle would flirt with customers at the bar, which he did to increase his tips. However, in the end, the couple totally proved fans wrong. Kyle and Noon officially tied the knot, and have been living happily ever after. They even appeared on Season 1 of 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After to show fans that they were still together. They're one of 90 Day Fiancés seven best couples!

David and Annie from 90 Day Fiance have lasted a long time

Because of the nature of 90 Day Fiancé, there are more than a few glaringly obvious instances when one-half of the couple isn't exactly in it for love. Whether they're in it for money, the green card, or anything else, fans are convinced that some folks have ulterior motives. 


Such was the case with Annie and David Toborowsky — the latter of whom was involved in one of the biggest 90 Day Fiancé scandals — from Season 5. Not only was there a 21-year age difference between American David and Annie from Thailand, but also David really didn't seem to have his life together while pursuing Annie. In fact, he couldn't even afford Annie's dowry, and viewers had to watch as he continuously borrowed money from his friend. Additionally, David's daughter, Ashley, was so not on board with the couples' relationship

But in the end, David and Annie from 90 Day Fiancé proved fans wrong. In a 2019 interview with Entertainment Tonight, they revealed that they had moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, and were indeed still together.


Mark and Nikki overcame some tough relationship obstacles on 90 Day Fiance

Large gaps in age aren't exactly anything new in the 90 Day Fiancé universe, but they're still noteworthy — especially when a couple has a near-40 year age difference. That's exactly how it was with Mark and Nikki Shoemaker from Season 3 of the series, who in the end managed to prove fans wrong. That's in spite of these disturbing details about 90 Day Fiancé's Mark Shoemaker.


Mark from Maryland has been married before and has children of his own. Young Nikki, who came to America from the Phillippines, also had to deal with Mark's daughter being older than she was. It was seriously awkward, and made even more uncomfortable by the fact that Mark told Nikki he didn't want more kids — and she wasn't too sure she could sign off on that. However, the two are reportedly still together, though they've kept a relatively low profile. That's unlike some of their 90 Day Fiancé castmates who've launched YouTube channels and regularly appear on one or more of the series spinoffs.

90 Day Fiance's Melanie and Devar came a long way

Season 3 of 90 Day Fiancé presented fans with many interesting couples. The 2015 installment of the show was full of large age gaps, family drama, and tons of money issues. But when it came to Melanie Bowers and Devar Walters, things seemed to be going well – at first. Fortunately they too managed to prove fans wrong... eventually.


Melanie and Devar met while Melanie was on vacation in Jamaica, and the two quickly hit it off. In fact, the pair seemed to have a genuine connection, since they both enjoyed working out and fitness. Once Devar made it to the United States on his fiancé visa, things went well for a while. Devar even bonded with Melanie's son, and it was seriously adorable. 

But then, Melanie's family got involved and were highly critical of Devar's intentions; after that, things for the couple seemed bleak. But it all worked out! Melanie and Devar found their happy ending, and even have an adorable daughter together. Clearly, these two showed the critics what was what.

Josh and Aleksandra didn't seem like a good match on 90 Day Fiance

Many spiritual communities in the United States have long-established traditions of going overseas and preaching to other communities and cultures. Missionary work has been around for centuries, and it's also resulted in more than one couple appearing on 90 Day Fiancé. In Season 3, that couple was Josh and Aleksandra Strobel — who proved fans wrong by making it work. 


Josh and Aleksandra met while Josh was on a Mormon mission trip in Prague. The two fell in love, and quickly applied for the K-1 visa. At first, Josh and Aleksandra seemed to be sweet, if a little young. However, that quickly changed when it was revealed that Aleksandra had previously been a dancer at a club in Prague, and had converted to Mormonism for Josh. 

Aleksandra didn't seem happy in her new life in America, and fans weren't convinced she would last long in the small, Mormon town she had moved to. But it all worked out, and Josh and Aleksandra have been happy together ever since. In fact, the two announced they were pregnant with their second child in 2018, and couldn't be cuter as parents.


90 Day Fiance stars Matt and Alla proved the haters wrong

Every once in a while, 90 Day Fiancé surprises viewers with a couple that truly captures the hearts of fans. Sure, the pair may have issues, but in the end, fans just want them to be happy. In Season 4 of 90 Day Fiancé, Matt Ryan and Alla Fedoruk appeared to be that couple in the beginning. But when Matt's family spoke out about their concerns and Alla's emotions seemed to be confusing her, all hope for the couple's future seemed lost — until they proved fans wrong in the end.


Those issues, coupled with both Matt's jealousy and his friend's threats to object at their wedding ceremony, truly seemed to make their relationship an impossibility. However, the two managed to make things work, and as Alla has documented on Instagram since their season aired, they truly couldn't be happier. In fact, in April of 2020 Matt and Alla welcomed their first child, a baby girl, into the world. The new family of four is as sweet and photogenic as it comes.

Elizabeth's relationship with Andrei on 90 Day Fiance seemed worrisome

Though some relationships on 90 Day Fiancé seem to be a bad idea from the start, there are others that seem like they could potentially be dangerous. In Season 5 of 90 Day Fiancé, Andrei Castravet and Elizabeth Potthast faced a ton of criticism from her family about their relationship. But Andrei and Elizabeth prevailed, and proved both fans and her family wrong.


Andrei is from Moldova, but he met Elizabeth while she was traveling in Dublin, where he was working as a bouncer. The two seemed pretty happy together, but Elizabeth's sisters noticed that she seemed to have changed for him — and not in a good way. In one episode in particular, when Elizabeth's sisters were planning her bachelorette party, they jokingly tried to take her phone away so she wouldn't be talking to Andrei all night. But Elizabeth, rather than be amused, got very upset at that prospect. After that, Elizabeth's sisters worried that Andrei was too controlling. 

Still, the couple tied the knot, and even welcomed their first child in January of 2019.

Evelyn and David's age difference on 90 Day Fiance had people concerned

When it comes to most couples who appear on 90 Day Fiancé, fans usually tend to worry that the person moving to the United States is the one taking advantage of the American citizen. However, in the case of Evelyn Cormier and David Vázquez from Season 5 of the series, things seemed fishy from both ends. But believe it or not, they managed to prove fans wrong.


For one, the age difference between David and Evelyn was a big concern for fans, as Evelyn was only 18 years old when David came to the states, and he was 27 years old. However, that wasn't the only thorn in their side. That's because Evelyn's best friend, Michaela, made some valid points in a sit-down discussion with the couple. But David wasn't having any of it, and ended up insulting her and making her cry. As if that wasn't awkward enough, Evelyn didn't even comfort or come to her friend's defense! It was super uncomfortable and fans weren't pleased. But the couple stayed together, and Evelyn even shut down rumors that they had split up in 2020.

On 90 Day Fiance, Eric and Leida had tons of drama

Fights and disagreements with family members are all very common on 90 Day Fiancé. Most of the time, family members don't approve of the relationship for some reason, and are concerned that someone is trying to take advantage of their loved one. But for Leida Margaretha and Eric Rosenbrook from Season 6 of 90 Day Fiancé, that wasn't the only issue that made fans suspect they wouldn't last — although they were eventually proven wrong.


Leida, who came to America from Indonesia, didn't expect Eric to live like he did, for starters. Then, there were issues between Eric's grown children and Leida. But it was their age difference — she was 29 and he was 40 at the time of filming — along with some cultural differences that had fans thinking the pair were doomed. Plus, Leida had a hard time adjusting to Eric's messy, bachelor lifestyle, as it wasn't fancy and luxurious like it was back home.

But despite their differences, Eric and Leida made it work, and, according to her Instagram, are still together. That's despite having one of the most uncomfortable 90 Day Fiancé moments ever.

Angela and Michael were fraught with issues on 90 Day Fiance

Season 7 of 90 Day Fiancé introduced the world to Angela Deem and Michael Ilesanmi – and all of their intense drama. While there weren't any obvious problems in their relationship at the outset, there was one big thing that got in their way: Michael, who's originally from Nigeria, couldn't get his visa approved to come to the United States. It was obviously not what the couple had planned — the truth about 90 Day Fiancé visas is complicated, after all — but that didn't mean they weren't going to try to stay together, eventually proving doubting fans wrong. 


Much to the surprise of 90 Day Fiancé aficionados, Angela and Michael subsequently appeared on 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? – talk about a comeback! In the episode, viewers learned that the pair had been advised to get married in Nigeria, hopefully speeding along Micheal's visa approval. This was after their seriously awkward proposal on 90 Day Fiancé.

While Angela and Michael still continued to have plenty of issues on the show, including jealousy, anger, and garden-variety bickering, they're still together, so clearly they have a strong love connection.

Brett and Daya faced harsh criticism from his family on 90 Day Fiance

Brett Otto and Daya De Arce from Season 2 of 90 Day Fiancé faced a lot of obstacles while on the show. For starters, Daya came to the United States all the way from the Philippines, which couldn't have been an easy adjustment for her. But on top of that, she moved in with Brett while he had temporary custody of his daughter, Cassidy — and while he was living with two adult roommates. So it was indeed surprising when they proved fans wrong by staying together.


However, those issues were nothing compared to the complete turnaround Daya's future mother-in-law made. At the beginning, Brett's mother seemed supportive, albeit a bit cautious, of his relationship with Daya. But she was very kind to Daya, and fans seemed hopeful that the couple would make it.

But then, just before their wedding, Brett's mother declared that Brett shouldn't marry Daya and that she was just in it for the money. It was super awkward, as Brett's mother didn't even show up to the wedding! But it all worked out, and the couple even has a daughter together as well.

90 Day Fiance's Narkyia and Olulowo have grown a lot

Narkyia and Olulowo Shodipe from Season 4 of 90 Day Fiancé were one of the most dramatic couples to ever appear on the TLC reality series — and that's saying a lot. Narkyia met Olulowo on social media, but things quickly took a turn for the worse when Olulowo essentially catfished Narkyia and told her he was a Nigerian prince. Obviously, the two had to work through the trust issues that this deception caused.


However, that wasn't the end of the couple's woes; when Narkyia went to Vietnam to visit Olulowo, things got even more heated. Narkyia was already on high-alert with Olulowo, but when his friend revealed to her that Olulowo had more secrets, Narkyia stormed off — and it appeared as though their relationship had come to a halt. 

But in a twist that proved fans wrong, Narkyia and Olulowu managed to work things out, as Narkyia posted photos of the couple looking as happy as can be on her Instagram page. Plus, on top of that, in March 2020, the couple announced that they were expecting a baby girl. Surprise! They welcomed their daughter into the world in August 2020.

Nicole and Azan are known for their fighting on 90 Day Fiance

Perhaps one of the most iconic couples in the history of 90 Day Fiancé is Nicole Nafziger and Azan Tefou, who are still together – and proving fans wrong. The two met online, and quickly hit it off. But the couple had so much to work through that they actually appeared on two seasons of the show: Seasons 4 and 5. 


At the start, Nicole had to go visit Azan in Morocco to prove that they had a relationship so he could get his visa. But right away, things were uncomfortable, and the pair's first episode was full of fighting, public disagreements, and even Azan's assertion that Nicole needed to lose weight.

But in a move that shocked fans, Nicole and Azan came back for yet another season. In Season 5, Nicole traveled to Morocco with her young daughter in tow, and things got even more dramatic. Safe to say, no one expected these two to stay together — but wouldn't you know it, they did! In fact, the couple were quarantined together in Morocco for five months in 2020. Perhaps they are meant to be together after all?


Tania and Syngin from 90 Day Fiance are still working through things

Tania Maduro and Syngin Colchester from Season 7 of 90 Day Fiancé certainly seemed to have a sweet origin story. The couple met while Tania was traveling in South Africa, Syngin's home country, and they hit it off at a bar. For many fans of 90 Day Fiancé, a couple meeting in person first is often a good sign that the intentions are pure and things will work out, as opposed to online. 


But things proved to be more complicated for the couple once they came to the United States; mainly that Tania wasn't sure if Syngin was her soulmate. Talk about awkward! 

But that wasn't the pair's only problem, as Tania wanted to have children right away, and Syngin wasn't sure about becoming a dad. Still, Tania and Syngin tied the knot, proving fans wrong. They also appeared on 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?, showing that they have more staying power than anyone suspected.