’90 Day Fiance’: Michael Jessen Is Calling Out TLC for This Reason
When you sign up to go on a reality show, you are basically agreeing to let the show do whatever they want with the footage that they get. They can edit the footage and make you look like a villain or a saint. It all depends on the storyline that they are trying to tell.
But this season, Michael Jessen is calling the network out for how they have edited his and his girlfriend, Juliana Custodio’s, story.
How did Michael and Juliana meet?
Most relationships that start while traveling end when the trip is over. But for Jessen and Custodio, their chance meeting was just the beginning.
“My fiancé’s name is Juliana,” Jessen told People. “She’s from Goiania, Brazil. Juliana and I met on a big yacht party that a friend of mine was throwing in Croatia. There were a lot of celebrities there.”
“I remember when I first saw her. She’s beautiful, amazing body — I don’t necessarily believe in love at first sight, but it’s like we were kindred spirits,” he continued.
Jessen knew that he wanted to continue seeing Custodio so he applied for a tourist visa for her to come and visit America. When that visa was denied, Jessen started the K-1 visa process to bring Custodio over to the states.
Jessen’s problems with TLC
As we have made it halfway through the season, a lot of issues have arisen between Jessen and Custodio. After the episode aired that showed the two meeting with a mediator about a potential prenup, Jessen took to Instagram to call out the editing.
“This is the biggest bunch of manufactured bulls–t … shame on you Sharp Entertainment and TLC,” he captioned a screenshot of the episode.
“This has been a very interesting journey for us, for our family,” he said later 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.”
He went on to say that the show has even been affecting his ex-wife.
“This set up of the whole prenup, it’s really created quite a backlash. My ex-wife, Sarah’s been getting a lot of negative feedback, Juliana is, I am,” Jessen said. “That’s cool. I’m glad everyone’s got their feelings or are passionate about it. But it’s something where I feel like I need to call a little bit of bulls–t because it’s not really who we are. It’s not really reflective of our reality. Prenuptial agreement, is it important? Is it something people should consider? Yeah, of course. For our situation, is it important? I guess. I don’t know. I won’t give any spoilers. You’ll see how this plays out next week.
“I think we’re all a little upset that it’s kind of cut out the kindness that we truly share together and it was something that was a part of the narrative of our 90 Day Fiancé experience that was departing from who we really are.”