The Truth About I Love A Mama's Boy's Mike And Stephanie

Sometimes, parental love and devotion can be destructive, as depicted on the hit reality TLC series, "I Love a Mama's Boy." Spotlighting committed couples who struggle to take the next step in their relationship because of the men's domineering mothers, the show has been a major hit with fans and consistently inspires heated debate on social media, too. The featured couples run the gamut from crazy-in-love to completely doomed, depending on where viewers' sensibilities lie and how heavily the moms are involved. 

Season 1 introduced viewers to Stephanie and Mike, who have to contend with Mike's domineering mother Liz. The pair initially met through work and fell hard for each other, with Stephanie even describing their relationship as near perfect at one stage. In contrast to other couples on the show, Mike and Stephanie also lived together, but that didn't stop Liz from butting in at every opportunity. So, have these two managed to stay committed to each other through Season 2 and beyond?

Are Mike and Stephanie still together?

"I Love a Mama's Boy" has its fair share of intrusive mothers, but Mike's mother Liz may take the cake. Per Meaww, she tried to talk her son out of a major move to California, where work opportunities had opened up for both Mike and Stephanie. Fans watched the young couple fight over the move for a while, before Stephanie finally opted to go, leaving Mike to realize just how much the relationship meant to him. However, Liz attempted to guilt trip him into staying put, even admitting in a confessional interview that she felt as though Stephanie was taking Mike away from her. Online commenters criticized Liz for being selfish, with one pointing out on Twitter that, "A good mom will always put her kids needs and wants ahead of her own wishes."

It seems that Liz eventually was successful in driving a wedge between Stephanie and Mike, as the couple is no longer together. But it doesn't appear that his mother has rendered Mike totally unlucky in love. As of this writing, Mike is in a relationship with Jennifer O'Brien, an LA-based artist. It looks like they're going strong, as they post each other on Instagram frequently — though some commenters have expressed worry for Jennifer. One wrote, "Is he still a mamas boy? lol praying for you if so love." 

On her own Instagram, Stephanie appears to be single and living her best life.