90 Day Fiance: Jonathan And Fernanda’s Divorce – What’s The Hold-Up?

90 Day Fiance stars Jonathan Rivera and Fernanda Flores may have gone their separate ways but that doesn’t mean they’re completely out of each other’s lives. The former couple made it clear that they’ve moved on from each other but things are yet to be legally over between them.

While it’s true that Jonathan Rivera already expressed his desire to divorce Fernanda Flores, the process has yet to push through. So what’s the hold-up?

90 Day Fiance: Jonathan Rivera & Fernanda Flores Haven’t Filed For Divorce Yet

It’s no secret that Jonathan Rivera and estranged wife Fernanda Flores don’t have an amicable split. In fact, the former 90 Day Fiance stars have been at each other’s throat even on social media.


With a failed marriage and apparent bad blood between them, many expected that they will end up filing for divorce after 90 Day Fiance. However, Jonathan Rivera and his bride Fernanda Flores have yet to officially take that path yet.

This leads to many questions as to what exactly is the hold-up. Are Jonathan and Fern not yet ready to legally end their marriage? Or are there other aspects preventing them from doing it just yet?

Is This The Reason Why?

Fans were quick to come up with theories as to why the divorce is still not happening. Many pointed out that Fernanda Flores and Jonathan Rivera have yet to meet the grounds for divorce in North Carolina.

Fans of 90 Day Fiance will remember Fernanda Flores tying the knot with Jonathan in his hometown. The couple also lived there together before calling it quits in December 2018.

90 Day Fiance - Fernanda Flores - Jonathan Rivera

Apparently, one of the two grounds for Absolute Divorce in the state of North Carolina involves a specific amount of time that a couple separated. It is required that the married couple has lived separately for one year and never showed any marital relationship towards each other before they can file for divorce.

It is also noted that one of the spouses must be a resident of North Carolina for six months prior to the filing of the divorce. 90 Day Fiance followers have posted that Jonathan and Fernanda have yet to meet all the requirements.


Jonathan Rivera has been living NC for years, so residency is not an issue. However, he and Fernanda have only been separated for a few months. They have to wait at least ten more months before they can actually petition to end their marriage legally.

90 Day Fiance: Jonathan Claims He Can’t Wait To Divorce Fernanda

Interestingly, Jonathan Rivera previously admitted that he can’t wait for his divorce from Fernanda Flores. Apparently, the 90 Day Fiance star has been contemplating the idea ever since they broke up last year.



In response to fan comment, he revealed that he’s ready to “sign the paperwork” as soon as possible. “I can’t wait for it to be legally over,” Jonathan Rivera wrote. “I would sign the paperwork today.”

Jonathan Dodges Anything Related To Ex-Wife – ‘Fernanda Who?’

As Jonathan Rivera awaits his divorce from Fern, he seems eager to steer clear from anything related to her. In a Q&A session on Instagram, the 90 Day Fiance star dodges a query about his Mexican ex-wife, which drew mixed reactions online.


When a 90 Day Fiance fan asked if he and Fernanda will be able to remain friends at all, Jonathan replied, “Who?” By the looks of it, the reality star doesn’t want to discuss his estranged wife on social media anymore.

Do you think Fernanda Flores her husband Jonathan Rivera will end up getting divorced? Or is there any possibility of getting back together?

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