’90 Day Fiance’: Would Michael Jessen and Juliana Custodio Do Another Season of the Show?
Being a reality tv star isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Suddenly, everyone is all in your business and has an opinion about every move that you make. And on top of all that, depending on what storyline the network wants to create for you, the scenes might be edited to portray a different story than what actually went down.
Relationships, in particular, tend to suffer when they are broadcast on television. Ever wonder why most of the Real Housewives end up single after going on the show?
So, when you take all of these things into account, is going on a reality show even worth it? It seems like Michael Jessen and Juliana Custodio have been asking themselves that question a lot throughout this season of 90 Day Fiance.
Michael Jessen and Juliana Custodio’s love story
For Jessen and Custodio, it was love at first sight. The two met while on a yacht party in Croatia and though there was a sizeable age difference between them, they clicked instantly.
Once their vacation ended, Jessen applied for a visa for Custodio so that she could come and visit him in the U.S. When that visa was denied, Jessen proposed and began applying for a K-1 visa.
Recently, Jessen has been annoyed with the way TLC has edited his and Custodio’s story.
“This has been a very interesting journey for us, for our family,” he said on Instagram Live. “Tonight’s episode and really last week sort of planted the seeds, and I think next week we’re going to see more of this stuff. It’s been a little difficult for us to be quite honest. You know, look, it’s a reality TV show. We’re not paid actors. There’s certainly a lot of liberties that are taken in the filming of this and that’s all well and good and it’s fun and games but I gotta say, Sarah(my ex-wife,) and Juliana, myself, we appreciate all the positivity and the support because we are living real lives here.”
Would Michael and Juliana be on a ’90 Day Fiance’ spin-off?
While ranting about the editing, fans commented that Jessen wasn’t forced to do the show.
“And of course, there’s a lot of second-guessing,” he responded. “Was this the right decision for us to make? I don’t know. That remains to be seen, okay. We don’t know. Here we are, we’re halfway through the season and we’re at an arc in the narrative that I’m sure the network and the production company is happy with. Unfortunately, it’s just, there’s a fine line.”
“Like I said, we’re not paid actors. This is still our real lives. But when there’s such distortions of concepts that are happening in our life and end up not only misrepresenting who we are but actually affecting our lives, that’s something that becomes upsetting. I hope you can understand that. So you’ll see how this plays out. And in due time, when I have more liberty and freedom for all of us to be more open about this experience with 90 Day Fiancé, with Sharp Entertainment, with TLC. There’s a lot we can say, but we’ll play ball. We’ll talk about it. This has been very difficult to swallow. This has been a very difficult part of the narrative. It wasn’t something we ever endorsed and it wasn’t something that was really very close to our reality.”
From the sound of Jessen’s rant, it seems like he and Claudio might be done with TLC and Sharp Entertainment as a whole.