The sweetest love story! 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way stars Kenneth Niedermeier and Armando Rubio easily became fan-favorites when they made their debut on season 2 in June 2022. The couple won the TLC reality TV franchise’s fandom over with their heartfelt — and at times, heartbreaking — journey. Kenny and Armando returned for season 5 with even more drama, but are they still together today?
How Did ‘90 Day Fiance’ Stars Kenny and Armando Meet?
Kenny was 57 and Armando was 31 when they first met in a gay father support group on social media. Kenny is the father to four children — son Bricen and triplet daughters, Taylor, Cassidy and Madison, while Armando is a father to a young daughter, Hannah, from a previous marriage.
Since Kenny resided in Florida and Armando lived in Mexico, the couple dated long-distance for about four years before Kenny made the big decision to relocate to be with his love. In an October 2020 episode, Armando opened up about the reason the couple decided Kenny should be the one to move to Mexico instead of Armando moving to America with Hannah.
“One of the reasons Kenny moved to Mexico is because it’d be difficult to bring Hannah to the U.S. because she doesn’t know English and having lost her mother, I think it’s important to keep her near the family,” Armando said in a confessional. Earlier in the season, Armando explained he was previously married to his late ex-wife, who is Hannah’s mother, but she passed away several years ago in a car crash.
Just one week after Kenny arrived in Mexico, he popped the question to Armando in a romantic beachside proposal. But the couple faced obstacles because Armando’s family is not accepting of his sexuality, as Mexican culture is not widely accepting of same-sex couples.
Hannah, on the other hand, was more accepting of her father’s engagement with Kenny. The adorable little girl said she was happy that the three of them would be together as a family.
Even though Kenny got a lukewarm welcome from Armando’s parents, Virginia and Armando Sr., they seemed to break down their walls a little bit as they shared a tearful goodbye as Armando, Kenny and Hannah prepared to move from San Felipe to their new home four hours away in Mexico. Virginia gave Kenny a big hug goodbye instead of their usual handshake, and Armando Sr. came to see them off after they were unsure if he would show up.
Despite the obstacles Kenny and Armando have faced, it seems like they’ve overcome it all together as a couple.
Armando and Kenny had to file a lengthy petition to the National Human Rights Commission office in Mexico before they were allowed to legally marry, which fans got to see get approved when they returned for season 3 of the hit TLC series in August 2021.
When Did 90 Day Fiance’s Armando and Kenny Get Married?
The pair revealed the process for appealing the denial they originally received had taken an extended period of time due to government offices being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. After receiving a letter from the local Human Rights Office granting them the right to marry, they were pleasantly surprised to learn that they no longer needed the letter because same-sex marriages are treated the same as any other marriage in the state.
After they were given the green light to wed, Kenny and Armando exchanged their vows in a romantic ceremony at the Mansarda winery in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, making it official on May 22, 2021.
“Hopefully seeing the love between us will really open [people’s] minds and hearts all the way, and they can see that love is just love,” Kenneth told People after their nuptials were captured for the spinoff series.
Viewers saw the couple’s heartwarming wedding featuring Armando’s daughter, Hannah, as well as a mariachi band and professional dancers on the season 3 finale of TLC’s 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way in November 2021.
Are 90 Day Fiance’s Armando and Kenny Still Together?
Following their run of the spinoff, Armando and Kenny are still going strong in their relationship. The pair celebrated their two-year anniversary in May 2023.
“Two year anniversary! ❤” the Mexico native shared via Instagram. “Best two years married to my best friend.”
In June 2023, it was announced that Kenny and Armando were returning for season 5 of 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way. The network teased that a potential move to Mexico City was set to create a power struggle. The couple also planned to look into surrogacy options to build their family.
What Happened to Kenny and Armando on ‘The Other Way’ Season 5?
Throughout the season, Kenny and Armando went back and forth on the idea of moving to Mexico City. Armando was hesitant about the idea because he saw himself as a “small town boy,” and he feared the city was too dangerous. They compromised with a summer trip before making the final decision, during which time they looked at a school for Hannah and explored the area to see how it felt to live there.
Though Armando warmed up to the idea of moving, the couple hit a roadblock when his mother learned about it. Moving to Mexico City meant they would be a five-day trip away from Armando’s family rather than only four hours. There was also some push-back from Kenny’s daughter, who revealed that she was pregnant and feared the distance would make it difficult for the family to bond. However, after six weeks in the city, Kenny and Armando ultimately decided they would make the move after Hannah’s school year ended.
While in the city, Kenny and Armando also looked into surrogacy options, but they found themselves butting heads over having another child. A visit to a surrogacy clinic revealed that it would cost $72,000 to go through with the process. Kenny was on the fence, as he felt like he was too old to have another baby. If anything, he was more interested in adoption.
Hannah also felt unsure about them bringing another child into the family, as she feared they would focus more on the baby than her. However, she came around to the idea.
After a few arguments about expanding their family — and even some uncertainty from Kenny about if he and Armando were right for each other — the couple decided to give surrogacy a try, if it’s possible.
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