Sam Wilson admitted to keeping a secret about his past struggle with drug addiction from Citra Herani amid their engagement on 90 Day Fiancé. Fans are curious about whether the two were able to make their relationship work and if they’re still together after his recent brush with the law.
How Did ‘90 Day Fiance’ Stars Sam and Citra Meet?
Sam is from Missouri and Citra is from Indonesia. They met on a dating app.
“I thought she was hot, but like, I didn’t get attached right away,” Sam shared. “It was just really easy to talk to her, with some flirting in there.” The two got engaged when Sam took a trip to Indonesia and proposed.
Sam and Citra first appeared on 90 Day Fiancé during the December 3, 2023, episode. The episode featured Citra arriving in the United States and revealing that her father, Herman, would be coming in a few days and staying for two weeks. Before Herman left to go back to Indonesia, Sam had to get his blessing to marry Citra. She also wanted to tie the knot while Herman was visiting so that he could see the wedding.
Sam admitted to struggling with drug addiction and opened up to Citra about his past before she arrived in the United States.
“Back when I was 15, I got addicted to pain medicine and I stayed addicted to it for quite a few years,” Sam explained in a confessional. “Being addicted to opiates … it makes you, like, a really cold, numb person. So I never had a real relationship that lasted and it made life really hard.”
Sam said he got “clean and sober” when he was 22 years old. He’d been clean for “almost ten years” when he filmed 90 Day Fiancé, but admitted to “relapsing a few times.” He added, “It’s more important than ever that I stay clean [now] because my fiancée is coming soon.”
What Is Sam From 90 Day Fiance’s Secret?
While Citra was aware of Sam’s past with addiction, she was in the dark about his current legal problems after he was pulled over by cops with a coworker.
“They found my suboxone,” the TLC personality told producers in a private confessional, explaining that the drug is “kind of” an opiate but helped with withdrawal symptoms. “And because it wasn’t in a prescription bottle, they arrested me.”
In court, the judge offered him a diversion program — that included classes and drug tests — instead of time behind bars; however, he missed the deadline to apply.
“I could be facing jail time,” he continued. “So Citra knows about my addiction and the arrest, but she doesn’t know that me missing my deadline for the diversion could mean jail time.”
Was 90 Day Fiance’s Sam Sentenced to Jail Time?
Sam was arrested on March 27, 2023, according to jail records obtained by Starcasm. The 90 Day Fiancé newbie was initially hit with felony possession of cocaine, felony possession of buprenorphine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia charges.
Sam intended to apply for a diversion program, according to a court docket entry that was submitted on June 13, 2023. The pre-trial program takes an intervention approach to “redirect youths away from formal processing in the juvenile justice system, while still holding them accountable for their actions,” according to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Program.
The season 10 star’s felony cocaine possession charge was dismissed on June 14, 2023. Meanwhile, the diversion was granted on October 10, 2023. However, the docket entry states the court was “awaiting signatures.”
The case remains ongoing with Sam’s next court appearance scheduled for January 26, 2024.
What Problems Have ‘90 Day Fiance’ Stars Sam and Citra Faced?
In addition to Sam keeping secrets about his past, he also struggled with his and Citra’s different cultural backgrounds. She was raised to live a strict Muslim lifestyle and told Sam that he would have to convert to Islam for her family.
Part of Citra’s religious beliefs meant that she couldn’t indulge in premarital intimacy. Sam admitted that this was “not going to be easy” for him because he’s “horny.”
Upon Citra’s arrival in the United States during the December 10, 2023, episode, her first impression of Sam’s home was that it was “messy.” To make things worse, Citra found out that Sam may no longer qualify for the drug diversion program after missing the deadline. However, his fate wouldn’t be revealed until after their wedding date.
“It really make me angry because he lied about the paperwork to me and that means I lied to my dad about his paperwork, too,” Citra privately told producers during the December 17 episode. “If he doesn’t get diversion, it can make him go to jail. I mean, I just got here in America and then he’s going to leave me?”
Though Citra was upset about Sam not filling out his paperwork and didnt’t know what she would do if he went to jail, she told him during the January 7, 2024, episode that she would stay with him either way. She only hoped her father would be as understanding as she was.
Speaking of parental obstacles, Citra and Sam met with his mom during the same episode. His mom told Citra that she would prefer if the Indonesia native converted to Christianity instead of Sam converting to Islam. She asked what would happen if Sam didn’t convert, and Citra said she wouldn’t be able to continue the relationship.
Did ‘90 Day Fiance’ Stars Sam and Citra Get Married?
Despite facing many roadblocks in their relationship, Sam and Citra made it down the aisle and got married during two ceremonies. They first tied the knot during a Muslim ceremony featured on the February 4, 2024, episode, while they had another ceremony during the February 18, 2024, episode. The second wedding aired four months after they wed in September 2023.
Are ‘90 Day Fiance’ Stars Sam and Citra Still Together?
All signs point to Sam and Citra still being together, and she posts photos with Sam on Instagram quite often. On December 22, 2023, she shared a lengthy tribute post dedicated to her once-long distance love.
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“Everyone has their past, I have my past. We left it behind. I appreciate you always open up about you to me about your life that’s what I want from a guy that I want to spend the rest of my life with [sic],” she captioned a compilation of memories. “You always got my back and I got yours always and forever. Thank you for always being you!”
Meanwhile, the couple shared a joint post in February 2024 that documented them traveling to Indonesia to see her father for a surprise visit. “Nothing better than coming home surprising your dad. Sam and I told my dad we weren’t be able to come to Indonesia and he felt so sad when we told him,” she captioned the clip. “He really wished that Sam and I be able to come because he misses us so much. We booked our flight last minute and had get through long ass flight that made our butt numb lmao but it was worth it to see his reaction he literally shocked and cried as he hugged Sam and I.”
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