It’s a brand new year, and that means brand new seasons of 90 Day Fiance and its various spin-offs.
But which couples will be returning to film? Which fan-favorite couples will be saying farewell to the cameras — or each other — in 2018?
To our delight, TLC has announced that they’re bringing back not only 90 Day Fiance, but all three spin-off series.
That means that viewers will be getting:
–90 Day Fiance
–90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?
–90 Day Fiance: What Now?
–90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days
It’s a coup for fans of the franchise. It also means that some folks’ DVRs are going to be overflowing. That’s life.
But … which couples will be returning?
Let’s start with a couple that seems very, very unlikely to reprise their roles on 90 Day Fiance.
Luis and Molly.
Luis is Dominican, Molly is from the US. Molly is a bit older and Luis and has a spotty driving record, and was nervous to see how the much-younger Luis would do as a potential stepfather for her daughters.
They did get married. However … we don’t even need to wait for cameras to know if they lived happily ever after.
Right at the beginning of the year, they broke up. Molly is divorcing him, and Luis has threatened to sue TLC after claiming that they refuse to pay “trash” immigrants (how he believes that the network views non-Americans).
Paul and Karine are a couple that has the interest of a lot of viewers.
Karine is younger, Paul has a shady past (he’s violated a protective order and been convicted of arson; he’ll be on probation until 2020).
Also, there was that time that Paul put a protective “sheath” on his penis that totally wasn’t a condom before swimming in the water, because he’s apparently that terrified of a candiru asu lodging itself in his urethra.
Good news for fans who are invested in this awkward couple — Starcasm reports that Paul and Karine will almost certainly appear more.
The only question is which show. Will Karine begin her K-1 visa process at last?
As we previously told you, Josh and Aika got married.
It looks like these two didn’t hook the right interest level for 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After? Not everyone does, and that’s okay.
Josh shared some pretty clear evidence that he and Aika are filming for 90 Day Fiance: What Now?
Nicole and Azan seemed on the rocks as Azan ghosted Nicole during the Tell All special.
Things seem to be okay-ish between Nicole and Azan, but the two aren’t yet married.
Will they do yet another trip to Morocco? As Starcasm has observed, that would only be worthwhile if it’s for a Moroccan wedding.
Nicole does seem to be filming more, but we don’t know the details behind that.
Now, for another couple:
Starcasm‘s sources say that Cortney and Antonio have continued to film.
That’s a little surprising, since the tension between the two of them has not been the most positive.
Remember when Cortney arrived in Spain and promptly followed Antonio to … sit separately from him from a couple of hours while he ogled attractive women? Yeah. That sort of set the tone for their relationship.
So it may bet hat Cortney and Antonio are filming separately.
Jesse and Darcey are one of 90 Day Fiance‘s most captivating couples, and they’re yet another pairing of an older American woman with a young, ludicrously handsome foreign man.
(Let’s just say that this dynamic really appeals to part of 90 Day Fiance‘s demographic)
Now, Jesse and Darcey are not married just yet. But thanks to their appeal as a couple and their dramatic squabbles on social media, they’re a powerful draw for audiences.
They seem to still be filming, but it’s not clear for which series.
Then there’s Elizabeth and Andrei.
You might remember Andrei as the somewhat scary alpha male dude with “traditional” views on “a woman’s place.”
Elizabeth Potthast posted a now-deleted photo of a cameraman, so it seems that these two are filming.
This past season’s primary villain was Evelyn, no question. She managed to get under everyone’s skin in the worst way.
Except for David, we suppose. But since David and Evelyn may have started flirting when Evelyn was only 15, he has a lot invested in this creepy relationship.
Evelyn is trying to launch a music career, so her thirst for fame may take priority over the animosity that the audience feels towards her.
Then there’s David and Annie; Starcasm confirms that they will be on 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?
David’s storyline, involving his son’s shooting accident, will likely have a compelling part to play.
Finally, some oldies but goodies.
Anfisa and Jorge may or may not still be together, but there are indications that the polarizing couple will make a return.
If so, that would explain why Anfisa seems so reluctant to confirm or deny their relationship, and instead teases followers with vague statements.
And while there’s no sign of Mohamed Jbali filming with any camera that he’s not holding in his hand — remember, he’s working in Dallas, Texas these days — apparently Danielle Mullins is filming.
If you’ll recall, Danielle Mullins is not getting a makeover show after she was accused of unstable behavior.
Whatever alleged personality issues she may have, apparently TLC has no problem continuing to work with her.
It would be a pleasant surprise to see Mohamed, as the two are much more interesting when their storylines align. That may take place in the form of their court battle with each other.
So far, no word on Paola Mayfield and Russ, but we’ll keep our fingers crossed.