90 Day Fiance is definitely the show reality tv fans didn’t know they needed. The hit TLC franchise quickly became part of guilty-pleasure viewing all around the globe. From Colt Johnson‘s messy story with Larissa Lima to Jihoon Lee‘s love for his bidet while Deavan Clegg just doesn’t get it, it’s all good viewing.
There’s this undeniable charm to the couples and their K-1 Visa journeys that got people hooked. But for some, the story gets better after the show when the couples go back to the real world. And for some unlucky ones, their love story ends right there and then. Here are some of the nastiest 90 Day Fiance breakups.
90 Day Fiance: Darcey Silva & Tom Brooks
One of the most unforgettable breakups in the history of the TLC hot mess show is Darcey Silva and Tom Brooks. Or Darcey and anyone really. The two started out as long-distance friends. And after months of online flirting, they officially became an item as we watched.
Darcey went to visit Tom in London on 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days with high hopes of finally getting engaged. But instead of an engagement ring, she ended with the key to his house. Although disappointed, the Connecticut single mom settled with it and returned home feeling confident about their relationship.
But things quickly turned sour for the 90 Day Fiance celebs. Tom and Darcey’s romance slowly fell apart. An emotional confrontation ensued when Tom met with Darcey in NYC and admitted to seeing someone new. Since then, the two went on their separate ways. Darcey’s currently engaged to Georgi Rusev. And Tom has a new love too.
Colt Johnson & Larissa Lima
90 Day Fiance‘s Colt Johnson and his ex-wife Larissa Lima had a sad (and explosive) ending to their love story. The ex-couple had a tumultuous marriage on 90 Day Fiance. Plus, Larissa’s relationship with Debbie Johnson, Colt’s mom, was its own story. Former in-laws Larissa and Debbie remained at odds with each other, even after the show.
Debbie always doubted Larissa’s intentions in marrying her son, Colt Johnson. Her suspicions intensified when Colt and Larrisa Lima started to have arguments frequently often caught by 90 Day Fiance cameras. Then there were physical altercations, which ended up with Larissa charged for domestic violence for harming Colt Johnson. The Vegas PD arrested Colt’s then-wife Larissa three times in a span of six months.
In May 2019, Colt Johnson’s divorce from Larissa Lima finalized. Then, 90 Day Fiance cat lover Colt sparked a new romance with Jess Caroline, before calling it quits. He’s now reportedly seeing Vanessa Guerra. Larissa Lima, on the other hand, moved to Colorado with Eric Nichols. But Larissa still faces deportation as Colt withdrew her visa sponsorship.
90 Day Fiance: The Other Way: Deavan Clegg & Jihoon Lee
Another messy split in real-life is between Jihoon Lee and Deavan Clegg. The 90 Day Fiance stars’ whirlwind romance ended after Deavan left Jihoon in Korea and started a romance with Korean-American Topher Park — quickly swapping men. Now, Deavan Clegg remains in America with daughter Drascilla and Jihoon Lee’s son Taeyang Lee.
Since then, Deavan warred with Jihoon in social. However, Jihoon’s marriage to Deavan still plays out now on TLC as they head for a wedding in Korea on 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way. But in real-life, Deavan Clegg’s in the US and moved in her new boyfriend in her life, replacing Jihoon Lee, who’s not seen his son in quite some time.
90 Day Fiance‘s Jihoon Lee defends himself from Deavan’s trash talk. Jihoon seems to be working on himself for the sake of Taeyang who remains with Deavan, thousands of miles from his father. Jihoon Lee says he hopes to see his son soon but it looks like that’s up to Deavan Clegg. These two are reportedly working to make their split official with divorce docs.
Lisa Hamme & Usman Umar
Lisa Hamme and Usman Umar’s marriage definitely raised eyebrows on and off-camera. The 90 Day Fiance couple’s May-December romance has its ups and downs as seen on the show. Lisa and Usman first met and dated online for a few years. She eventually visited him in Nigeria, where they tie the knot, hoping that she will be able to bring Usman to the U.S.
The aspiring Nigerian rapper has always been very vocal about his desire to grow his rap career in America. This led to speculations that he only married Lisa for a green card. But before Usman could even set foot in the U.S., their marriage goes down the drain. The 90 Day Fiance cast members started having issues causing irreparable damage to their union.
Usman officially filed for divorce from Lisa earlier this year. And he accused his wife of withholding the money he made from making personalized videos for fans. But Lisa, who is currently back in her home country, first denied the allegations then said she released his funds. However, she maintains that Usman owes her money. Messy, messy…
90 Day Fiance: Ashley Martson & Jay Smith – On then Off then On then Off
Last but not least is Ashley Martson and her on-again, off-again husband Jay Smith. If there’s a 90 Day Fiance couple that is hard to keep up with, it would be them. Fans of the show have a hard time counting their breakups and makeups. Not to mention their multiple divorce threats, ICE detention, mutual arrests, and potential deportation.
In March, Ashley and Jay announced that they are back together. At the time, the 90 Day Fiance frequent exes seemed to be in the best place in their marriage they’ve ever been. They even started two business ventures together – Jay Smith’s tattoo shop and Ashley Martson’s beauty products line (maybe Nicole Nafziger has money to invest there…).
But the reconciliation fizzled as they confirmed in September that they again pulled the plug on their marriage. 90 Day Fiance’s Ashley Martson said the separation is “for good” this time. Meanwhile, Jay Smith recently rekindled his romance with Kayla O’Brien. The couple is no longer hiding their affair as they came out as a couple earlier this week.
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