’90 Day Fiancé’: All the Drama Between Michael Jessen and Juliana Custodio Explained

If you’re a long-time 90 Day Fiancé fan then you’ve probably heard at least some rumblings of drama between Michael Jessen and Juliana Custodio. During their season of 90 Day Fiancé, they beat the odds and got married despite fans thinking Juliana was just in the relationship for money. Now, the two have split and have differing views on what happened between them.

Juliana Custodio and Michael Jessen on '90 Day Fiancé' Season 7 | TLC
Juliana Custodio and Michael Jessen on ’90 Day Fiancé’ Season 7 | TLC

Rumors of a split and foreclosure for ’90 Day Fiancé’ stars

Fans first started to get a whiff that something might be off when Juliana posted and deleted a TikTok saying that everyone was going to hate her when they found out what had happened.

“Everybody keeps asking me if I’m still married,” she said. ”It’s really hard and I’m not ready to talk yet. So when you guys find out, you guys going to hate me forever. Everybody is going to hate me forever. That’s why I’m being a little weird.”

Shortly after that, news broke that the 3,904 sq. ft mansion that Michael bought in Nov. 2019 had gone under forclosure. According to Starcasm, Michael stopped paying his mortgage last year. On July 1, a foreclosure complaint was filed against Michael and the lender tried to claim “immediate possession of the mortgaged premises.”

’90 Day Fiancé’ star Michael says Juliana moved on

Michael took to social media to officially announce the split.

“Thankfully, you are quickly emerging healthier and stronger than ever,” he wrote to Juliana. “Some of the rest of us will likely be staying in intensive care for quite some time.”

He blamed the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic for draining Juliana’s happy qualities and their marriage.

“I understand how our situation throughout the pandemic could slowly, and eventually completely, drain you of these qualities,” he wrote. “All of us were completely drained by the end of it and I did not maintain the strength of mind and the fortitude to be the husband that you wanted me to be. The stress and the pressure of providing for everyone got the better of me and I did not take care of myself. All along, I failed to recognize that you were there for me.

Before closing, he revealed that Juliana was already in a new relationship and claimed to be happy for her.

Juliana denied Michael’s claims

Juliana issued her own statement and said that COVID had nothing to do with their breakup.

“As well you pointed out, we went through a lot together, the Covid was a hard time but the hardest part for me was to picture you as someone that would be by my side, and unfortunately you showed something completely different,” she wrote.

She went on to say that she was the only one working during the pandemic and began to feel like a maid in their home.

“I needed to leave because I wasn’t recognizing who I am anymore,” she said. “I left my life in Europe and career to live with you, because I loved you. But I love myself more, to the point to recognize I am important, and I want to be happy.

She denied accusations that she had found someone new.

“You say I have found ‘someone new’ but the truth is, I found happiness within myself,” she wrote. “I am happy with the new phase, and I ask you to let me go. Stop making me feel guilty to put myself as the most important person because this is how we supposed to do.”

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