’90 Day Fiance’: Jovi Dufren Criminal Past Revealed – What Did He Do?

90 Day Fiance‘s Jovi Dufren seems to like to booze it up, and his bad-boy ways got him into trouble with the law in the past. Take a look at Jovi’s criminal record — from before he met his now-wife Yara Zaya (Yaroslava Zalohina). How much legal trouble did Jovi land in — and was it serious?

Jovi Dufren – 90 Day Fiance Party Boy of the Season?

The journey for Jovi Dufren and Yara Zaya’s just begun on the TLC show. She’s in Louisiana, fresh off the plane from Ukraine. But already, Jovi’s got trouble in paradise. However, we can confirm that these two marry this season, despite their issues.

Along their 90 Day Fiance path, we’ll find out more about Jovi Dufren’s behavior and life choices as his fiancee jokes about him living in the “swamp” and other cultural disconnects. Yara doesn’t like his apartment, taste in furnishings, or much else.

Yara also complained on 90 Day Fiance about Jovi Dufren’s drinking, including his morning whiskey at the airport on the day of her arrival. Are these red flags that Jovi’s still a heavy partier? The booze definitely ties to his two past arrests we uncovered but does Yara Zaya know?

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Two Arrests for TLC Star – What Did He Do to Land in Jail?

We found two pieces of criminal background info on 90 Day Fiance star Jovi Dufren — spaced just a few months apart. Both involved alcohol, and both occurred while Jovi was under the legal drinking age. In December 2008, when he was just 19, the New Orleans sheriffs picked up Jovi.

It was just two days after Christmas, more than a decade ago, when the 90 Day Fiance husband got into a legal scrape. The court charged him with underage driving under the influence (DUI). And the NOLA court also alleged Jovi Dufren was reckless driving, ran a light, and wasn’t seatbelted.

A few months later, in April 2009, Jovi Dufren of 90 Day Fiance was again arrested. This time, it was for possession of alcohol under the age of 21. The record shows Jovi missed court, and they issued a warrant, later recalled. He pleaded Nolo and was sentence to education for the offense in Florida.

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Has Jovi Cleaned up His Act Before 90 Day Fiance?

This season on the TLC reality show, you’ll see Jovi Dufren’s fiancee and his family wonder if he’s put his troubling ways behind him. While he might not be 100% ready to settle down, they definitely got married. Jovi wed Yara on a Valentine’s 2020 trip to Las Vegas.

But, you’ll have to keep an eye on 90 Day Fiance to see all the ups and downs with Yara and Jovi before they make it to “I do.” As for Jovi Dufren’s criminal record, it’s not nearly as bad as some other TLC alums. It looks like after a couple of close calls with the law, Jovi cleaned up his act.

Since then, there’s no record of arrests for the 90 Day Fiance hubby of Ukrainian Yara Zaya. However, that doesn’t mean he’s not still partying. It just means Jovi Dufren’s smarter about his life choices. Stay tuned here for more news on Jovi, Yara, and the rest.

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