‘90 Day Fiancé’: Did Money Trouble Play a Part in Michael Jessen and Juliana Custido’s Rumored Split?

Former 90 Day Fiancé star Michael Jessen appears to be in financial trouble amid the rumored split with his wife, Juliana Custido. The successful wine distributor faces some money trouble as reports claim that his $1.19 million home is in foreclosure. Could financial issues have played a part in Michael and Juliana’s alleged split?

Juliana Custodio and Michael Jessen on '90 Day Fiancé' Season 7 getting married and toasting with Champagne
Juliana Custodio and Michael Jessen on ’90 Day Fiancé’ Season 7 | TLC

Did Michael and Juliana split?

Divorce rumors began after Juliana posted a cryptic TikTok video, hinting that she and Michael are no longer together. In a now-deleted TikTok, Juliana says, “Everybody keep [sic] asking me if I’m still married.” She continued, “This really is truly hard, and I’m not ready to talk through yet. If you guys find out, you guys gonna hate me, forever. Everybody’s gonna hate me.”

On top of that, Juliana told fans she’s currently living outside of the United States. Then on September 24, Juliana removed all photos of Michael or anything that has to do with 90 Day Fiancé from her Instagram

Michael Jessen’s $1.19 million home in foreclosure

Midway through the season in July of 2019, Michael splurged on a $1.19 million home in Connecticut to have room for his two children and his bride-to-be, Juliana. The 90 Day Fiancé couple wed in the backyard of the beautiful home. However, according to Starcasm, Michael’s house is in foreclosure.

According to the site, “Michael made a $250,000 down payment on a 30-year mortgage. That left him on the hook for $945,000.” They obtained court documents that revealed Michael stopped paying mortgage payments on the house in April 2020, not even a year after buying the home. The mortgage lender filed a foreclosure complaint against Michael on July 1, 2021. Also, the lender attempted to claim “immediate possession of the mortgaged premises.”

Was money the cause of Michael and Juliana’s rumored split?

The investor and entrepreneur met Juliana at a star-studded yacht party in Croatia. Michael revealed he gave Juliana his credit cards, and with it, she bought herself a car in Brazil. Michael picked her up from the airport in a stretch limo and gave her a $4,000 necklace upon her arrival in the United States.

Many fans have speculated that Juliana and Michael’s split coincides with Michael’s financial trouble. However, there is no proof that they have even split as of yet. One thing is for sure, Juliana will be getting a cut of what’s left of Michael’s fortune, as Juliana and Michael agreed not to sign a prenuptial agreement. In 2019, Michael’s net worth was estimated at $1.5 million — but there is no telling what Michael is worth in 2021.

Many 90 Day Fiancé fans believe that Juliana was only with Michael for his money. Did their marriage collapse under the strain of Michael’s financial struggles? It’s difficult to say for sure. However, there’s no denying that their relationship did revolve around lavish gifts and money.

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