90 Day Fiancé: Love in Paradise star Matthew met his Brazilian girlfriend, Ana, by chance online — but are they still together? Keep reading to find out everything we know about their current relationship status.
How Did ‘90 Day Fiance: Love in Paradise’ Stars Ana and Matthew Meet?
Mathew is a 36-year-old from Dallas, Texas, who works in criminal justice and makes social media content on the side. Meanwhile, Ana is a 27-year-old from Brazil who works as an English teacher.
“I would describe myself as a vegan, Leo, and I’m a badass bitch,” the brunette beauty explained during the couple’s debut on the May 15, 2023, episode. “The men I dated before, they work out a lot, you know? They had the workout body. I never thought opposites would attract.”
Matthew met the South American native after he was broadcasting live on social media and Ana joined. After messaging for about four months online, Matthew traveled overseas to visit her in Brazil and the pair got engaged just 10 days after their first in-person meeting.
“Obviously Ana is beautiful, more beautiful than any American woman I’ve ever dated,” Matthew said in a private confessional. “She’s very comfortable being herself. That is definitely something that attracts me.”
What Problems Have ‘90 Day Fiance’ Stars Ana and Matthew Faced?
The spinoff documented Matthew as he traveled back to Brazil to visit Ana during Carnival. During the trip, Matthew realized the age gap between him and Ana could be more detrimental to their relationship than he originally believed as he wondered if he “energy to keep up” with her during the yearly celebration.
“Carnival is once in a year, and it’s part of Brazilian culture,” Ana told producers. “Most people in Brazil, Carnival means party, that’s it. And it’s just about partying and dancing and drinking.”
Toward the end of his trip, Matthew also had to deliver the news that while they thought their K-1 visa would take six months, there was a possibility it could take up to two years.
Prior to giving her the visa update, Matthew learned that Ana had been “waiting her whole life” to go to the United States.
“I tried before to go, but you know that I, I didn’t have, like, the money to get a visa or passport,” Ana told Matthew during the June 12 episode. In a separate confessional with producers, the Brazil native explained that she wanted to move to America since she was 4 years old to live the “American dream.”
While Matthew wasn’t aware of her overseas aspirations, he was surprised to find out that they predated him.
“So what’s more exciting for you, the idea of being with me or the idea of being in America?” the Texas native asked his girlfriend.
“I don’t know,” she hesitantly replied. “I really want to be in America, but I need a reason for it. And now the reason is you, of course … so we can have a life together.”
While it had “never occurred” to Matthew that Ana could be using him for a green card, upon hearing the news of her delayed visa, she burst into tears and stormed out of the room.
“It was really hard to see Ana get that upset,” Matthew explained during the June 19 episode. “I wish there was something I could do … If there was something I could do, to speed up the process, believe me. I would do it.”
After re-grouping for dinner, Matthew learned that Ana was worried that he wouldn’t “wait” for her during that time. While he assured her he would, they agreed they trusted each other and promised to remain faithful to each other.
Are ‘90 Day Fiance’ Stars Ana and Matthew Still Together?
In June 2023, the Brazil native seemingly confirmed their relationship after she shared a bouquet of roses via her Instagram Stories.
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“Ily,” Ana simply captioned the photo. In the next slide, she confirmed Matthew was the sender of the flowers as she posted a collage of romantic snaps featuring her boyfriend.
“Feliz dia dos namorados,” she wrote, which translates to “Happy Valentines Day” in Portuguese.
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