Fans Are Calling This ’90 Day Fiancé’ Star a Gold Digger, Stars Blame Scripted Scenes

90 Day Fiancé couple Michael Jessen and Juliana Custodio have been under some fire from fans recently — and even some from other 90 Day Fiancé stars. The couple has a wide difference in age. Jessen is 42, and Custodio is 23. And while Jessen claims their relationship isn’t about money, some fans feel differently, especially after a recent episode involving a prenup.

Jessen, however, claims all of this is a matter of editing. He’s been suggesting that whatever fans are seeing and interpreting is because of how TLC chose to cut and script their footage and that it doesn’t represent reality. 

Michael Jessen is upset about editing 

Michael Jessen recently posted on Instagram about his dissatisfaction with TLC and Sharp Entertainment following an episode of 90 Day Fiancé. In this particular episode, Jessen and Juliana Custodio discuss a prenuptial agreement. 

However, Jessen feels that he and his family were represented unfairly. He also claims that the event was manufactured. On Instagram, he wrote, “This is the biggest bunch of manufactured bullshit…. shame on you Sharp Entertainment and TLC.”

During an Instagram live session, Michael Jessen added, “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 and Juliana and myself, we appreciate all the positivity and support because we are living real lives here.” 

Jessen’s ex-wife speaks out

Now, Michael Jessen’s ex-wife, Sarah, is speaking out in his defense as well. According to an Instagram live session posted by Sarah, TLC scripted the entire prenup incident. 

Sarah said, in part, “Michael believes in his love and marriage to Juliana. He wouldn’t get into it if he thought he needed a prenuptial agreement.”

She also claimed, “I knew Michael would never want a prenup, and I was confused about why they were telling me to ask him about a prenup. They told me he knew I was gonna ask about a prenup. It was all staged, all scripted, and Michael, and I, and Juliana were completely against that whole storyline.”

“And if TLC and their producers get mad at me for saying this, I don’t care. It’s the truth, and I don’t want people to think otherwise,” Sarah added. 

Fans react to the prenup episode, call Custodio gold digger

While Sarah and Michael Jessen have been defending themselves and Juliana Custodio, some fans of the show aren’t totally convinced. Juliana Custodio came away from the episode without a prenup, and some fans see this as being a huge win for her due to Jessen’s wealth. 

One Redditor wrote, “I said to my wife there is just something shady about her and the way she handled this. Playing dumb and crying about being left alone ‘til she got her way. I mean, he deserves to get taken to the cleaners by her but I don’t trust her and her intentions one bit.”

Another added, “Played that a** like a fiddle. Bravo! Performance was on point to the bitter end. No gloating, didn’t appear happy after she got what she want. Give that girl her award.”

“Honestly f*ck everyone calling Julianna a gold digger… yes she is and she has every right to be,” wrote another user. A fan replied with, “Yea good for her, he’s getting what he wants with hot young wife!”