’90 Day Fiancé’: Why Did Mursel and Anna Have Only 6 Hours to Get Married?
Fans of TLC’s 90 Day Fiancé Season 7 have never quite been sure what to make of Anna Campisi from Nebraska and her Turkish fiancé, Mursel Mistanoglu. Anna and Mursel, both 38-year-old beekeepers who met online, struggled early on with their language barrier and cultural differences.
But things went from challenging to downright heartbreaking when Mursel revealed that he hadn’t told his parents about Anna’s three sons from her previous marriage. Anna gave her fiancé an ultimatum, saying she wouldn’t marry him unless and until he came clean to his family.
Mursel reluctantly agreed, but things didn’t go as Anna hoped. His parents were furious and demanded he return to Turkey immediately, which he sadly did.
That’s why 90 Day Fiancé fans were so surprised to find out that Mursel and Anna were actually married now. As it turned out, Mursel reversed his decision to leave Anna and returned to Nebraska to marry her before the end of their first 90 days together in the U.S.
Mursel wanted to return to the U.S. to be with Anna
On a recent episode of 90 Day Fiancé, Anna explained that Mursel had called her, hoping he could return both to the U.S. and their relationship.
Although the rules of the K-1 spousal visa suggested that Mursel couldn’t come back on the same visa if he left the country at any time during the given 90 days, Anna’s fiancé visited the American embassy in Turkey to ask for a reprieve. If they agreed, he would be allowed to return on the same visa and marry Anna just before the end of the 90-day period.
“It doesn’t really happen often, but he may be able to come back on the same K-1 visa,” Anna explained as she waited nervously for a call from her fiancé after his interview with the embassy. “Like, I can’t believe that we’re even getting an opportunity for this interview. This whole thing is just crazy.”
Anna admitted she ‘still loved’ Mursel
While Anna said she knew she’d get some backlash for reconciling with Mursel, she wanted to follow her heart.
“When Mursel left to go back to Turkey, I was really heartbroken,” the 90 Day Fiancé star told TLC producers.
She initially pushed him away when he expressed doubts over their relationship because of his family. But in the end, Anna explained, she couldn’t get over him. “I was in disbelief, and I guess in that moment, I was so angry at him for leaving,” the mom of three said. “But, you know, I still love him.”
He was allowed to return under the same K-1 visa
Mursel finally called Anna after a tense wait to reveal that his interview had gone well. He’d be able to return and marry Anna on the same visa.
“Visa okay,” he announced on a FaceTime call to an overjoyed Anna. Both 90 Day Fiancé stars said they were thrilled.
“When are you coming to America?” she asked. “Two days,” Mursel replied, adding that he already had his ticket back to the U.S.
“Mursel just found out that he’s getting the visa reissued!” Anna exclaimed.
But there was one complication, she added. Because he was returning to the U.S. on the same K-1 visa, the couple would have only a window of six hours to marry. If they missed the window, Mursel would be deported, and the process would have to start over from scratch.
It looks like the international couple made it just in the nick of time, if their marriage license and wedding photos are any indication.