’90 Day Fiancé’: Yara Tells Jovi She Can Always ‘Go Back To Ukraine’

Jovi Dufren and Yara Zaya are one of the new couples highlighted in season 8 of 90 Day Fiancé. Yara is finally in the United States on the K-1 visa, but she’s already told Jovi that she can always “go back to Ukraine.”

How did Jovi Dufren and Yara Zaya meet?

Yara and Jovi on '90 Day Fiancé'
Yara and Jovi on ’90 Day Fiancé’ | TLC

Jovi is 29-years-old and living in New Orleans, LA. He met his fiancé, Yara, who is 25 and from Kyiv, Ukraine, on a travel app. Working in underwater robotics, Jovi’s job lets him travel for work. He works “four weeks on, four weeks off,” which has given him a lot of time to travel. He met Yara in Budapest for a fling, but it ended up being something more despite their differences.

Jovi likes to hunt and go fishing, and he says Yara loves “all her luxury things. Her shoes, her bags, her clothes.” Jovi admits he’s “a very simple kind of person.” However, he says they are “both family-oriented.”

The couple traveled to different places together, and Yara then became pregnant, which wasn’t a planned thing. Although Jovi admits he felt like she was “trying to trap” him, that soon dissipated and he proposed to her. However, she had a miscarriage, and although Jovi had “cold feet” when he returned to the United States, the two are still together and Yara has arrived on the K-1 visa.

Yara is now in New Orleans, and she doesn’t seem too impressed so far

Yara has arrived in New Orleans, and so far she doesn’t seem too enthused about the whole thing. Jovi wants to take her out to see the town, but after a 30-hour flight, all she wants to do is take a shower and sleep. Upon seeing her new apartment, she asks why the bedroom is “so small.” She also complains about the cleanliness of the place, and even tells the cameras he has “bad taste.”

On Yara’s first official day in the United States, they decide to go out to walk around New Orleans, including down Bourbon Street, and again, Yara isn’t impressed. She tells the cameras that when it comes to Bourbon Street, “I don’t even know how people go there.” She mentions it smells like urine and throw up, and that it’s “so terrible.” She even says that things look better in Ukraine.

Yara tells Jovi she can always ‘go back to Ukraine’


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While walking down Bourbon Street, Jovi mentions that his mother wants them to stay at her place the following evening, and Yara will meet all of Jovi’s family. But Yara doesn’t want to sleep in her house, and says they can travel there and just come back.

They start to clash on the subject, and Yara tells the cameras, “I don’t like to sleep in somebody’s home. So, if I don’t like to do something, why should I do that? I never do something which I don’t like to do. That’s all.”

When Yara continues to say she doesn’t want to, Jovi tells her she doesn’t “have a choice.” He mentions that he’s stayed with her family before, and he couldn’t even speak their language. But Yara insists it won’t be “comfortable” for her to stay there.

Next, Yara makes a comment that she can always “go back to Ukraine.” “If you want, you can go alone,” Yara tells him. “Your ways is over and door is always open. And I always can go back to Ukraine.”

He asks if she wants to go back “already,” and she says, “I mean, like I can. Like, it’s no big deal.” When he asks her again, she replies, “Why not? Ukraine is not such a bad country for I going back.”

“Not such a good one either,” Jovi tells her. Yara doesn’t respond well to that, and tells her fiancé, “You want to say America is the best country in the world, or what? You can’t even…”

Jovi replies it’s better than Ukraine, and Yara questions that. “Please. Don’t say that s***,” she tells him.

The matter ends, but Yara is still set on not sleeping at Jovi’s mother’s house. We’ll have to see how that works out in the upcoming episode.