’90 Day Fiancé’: Michael Jessen and Juliana Custodio Share ‘Parenting Scare’ News

Michael Jessen and Juliana Custodio have stood strong as a couple throughout TLC’s 90 Day Fiancé Season 7. 

The 42-year-old wine entrepreneur and devoted father of two from Connecticut and the 23-year-old Brazilian model may have formed an unlikely connection when they first met at a Croatian yacht party several years ago.

But since the show began airing, they have stood up for one another on social media, defended each other against critics, spoken kindly of Michael’s ex-wife (and the mother of his two children) Sarah, and co-parented the Jessen kids, Max and CeCe

At the end of 2019, Michael and Juliana headed to Indiana to visit family with Max and CeCe. But Michael’s daughter had an unexpected health scare just before the start of 2020 that left the family shaken. 

Juliana Custodio
Juliana Custodio | Juliana Custodio via Instagram

Michael’s daughter headed to the hospital at the end of 2019

Usually, Michael’s posts about his kids are happy-go-lucky. But during the holidays, Michael shared some scary news about CeCe’s health. 

Next to a photo of CeCe using a nebulizer in a hospital bed, the 90 Day Fiancé star wrote, “CeCe emergency yesterday…. She has a peanut allergy and accidentally was served a smoothie with peanut butter as an ingredient. She had a mild allergic reaction, but thankfully not a full-blown anaphylactic shock…She’s tip-top and back to full health today.”

He hashtagged the post with “relief,” “health,” and “parenting scare.” 

90 Day Fiancé fans flocked to the post to share their support and ask how Michael’s young daughter was doing now. “Glad she’s ok! No one wants to be sick around the [festival] no! Wishing you Juliana & the kids an awesome New Year’s Eve! Have a blaassttt!” one supporter wrote.

Another viewer inquired, “How is she now?” Thankfully, it looks like CeCe is on the mend, as Michael responded, “She’s all better…thanks!”

Michael’s ex-wife Sarah spent the holidays with her new husband 

While Juliana and Michael were in Indiana with the kids, it looks like Michael’s ex-wife Sarah headed out to California with her new husband. Sarah recently married her longtime boyfriend Sean Naso, a hip-hop artist. The couple celebrated their nuptials with the whole family in tow, including Juliana and Michael. 

From the looks of social media, they’re all on good terms. It looks like the kids love him, too, as Michael and Sarah’s son Max even posts about his new stepdad on his own Instagram. 

“Merry Christmas from #deltaskylounge the most depressing Christmas hashtag ever,” Sarah joked in a selfie with her new husband. “Gotta work tho! Off to LA. Stay tuned for NASO’s new video.” Later, she shared shots of the video shoot on Instagram. 

‘90 Day Fiancé’ fans are impressed with Juliana’s and Sarah’s ability to co-parent

Many 90 Day Fiancé fans were skeptical of Juliana and Michael at first due to their very different financial backgrounds and surprising age difference. But Sarah, Juliana, and Michael seem to get along well and co-parent peacefully, even spending time together regularly for family events.

Under a snapshot from Sarah’s wedding to Sean, one Instagram user congratulated her on being such a great mom and so welcoming to Juliana, writing: “I’m so happy for you!!! You’re an amazing [woman]. Your kids are beyond exceptional. You are obviously doing something right in raising such great kids and it looks like you have this coparenting thing down!!! Keep doing you because you’re doing a great job! Happy for you two!”

Sarah, Michael, and Juliana have even spoken out together against editing on the show, which they believe has sometimes misrepresented them.

Michael called out TLC for allegedly leaving out crucial parts of his conversation around prenuptial agreements with his new wife. Sarah, meanwhile, pushed back against the idea that she was jealous of or threatened by Juliana, saying parts of her comments were cut out by 90 Day Fiancé producers in misleading ways.