The sweetest love story! 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way stars Kenneth Niedermeier and Armando Rubio easily became fan-favorites on season 2. The couple won the TLC reality TV franchise’s fandom over with their heartfelt — and at times, heartbreaking — journey. Keep scrolling to find out if Kenny and Armando are still together!
Kenny, 57, and Armando, 31, 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 lives 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 episode that aired in October 2020, 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.
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 will get to see 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 airing on November 28.
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