90 Day Fiancé star Shekinah Garner fell head over heels in love with Sarper Güven after meeting when she was on vacation in his native Turkey. While the two were smitten with one another, fans are wondering if they’re still together today.
How Did ‘90 Day Fiance’ Stars Shekinah and Sarper Meet?
Shekinah revealed how her romance with Sarper began when they made their 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way debut on August 28.
“I went to Turkey last year with a girlfriend,” Shekinah explained. “I downloaded a dating app to see what Turkish men are like.”
After matching with Sarper, the couple met for a date and instantly hit it off. Shekinah explained that she appreciated that the model put extra effort into his appearance in order to impress her.
“You know how people usually say, ‘You had me at hello?’ Sarper had me at highlighter,” she said in a confessional. “He was wearing highlighter on our first date. And I noticed it down the bridge of his nose, and I was like, ‘This man is wearing makeup. He’s wearing makeup on a date with me. That is so cute!’”
Despite having friends and a career in Los Angeles, Shekinah put in effort to maintain their connection and traveled back to Turkey to see him two months after her first trip.
“He is just everything that I’ve looked for,” the TLC personality said of her long-distance boyfriend. “He’s sweet, he’s thoughtful, he’s really caring, and our sex life is just, like, out of this world. It’s insane.”
After one year of dating, Shekinah and Sarper decided to take a major step in their relationship by having the aesthetician move to Turkey. “My attraction and connection with Sarper is so strong that I’m willing to leave this entire life that I’ve built in Los Angeles to go and be with him,” she explained.
What Problems Have ‘90 Day Fiance’ Stars Shekinah and Sarper Faced in Their Relationship?
The couple got into an argument during the September 18 episode after Sarper failed to replace a mattress he’s had for 12 years.
“That is still your old bed,” Shekinah complained in a teaser clip shared by People. “Before I came here, I said please get a new bed, because I don’t want to sleep in a bed that other women have slept in.”
While Sarper said he’s “so happy” with the bed, Shekinah explained why she wanted him to get a new one in a confessional.
“About a month before I moved to Turkey, Sarper told me that he had been with about 2,500 women, and I thought it was a typo,” she said. “I’d never even heard of anyone being with half that many people. I just really hate the mental image of wondering what caused the headboard to look the way that it does.”
After Sarper noted he didn’t understand what the big deal was, Shekinah said she would only sleep on the couch. “You should have done what I said,” she told him. “I literally told you like three times to get a new bed.”
“Clearly he doesn’t take it seriously when I tell him to do something, so he’s gonna find out now,” Shekinah vented in a confessional. “And if he wants to sleep in his gross bed, he can do that. Or he can join me on the couch. I don’t care. But all I know is I’m not sleeping in that bed, and we have to get a new one as soon as possible.”
Are ‘90 Day Fiance’ Stars Shekinah and Separ Still Together?
Shekinah and Separ are seemingly still together today, and they regularly update their joint Instagram profile with adorable photos.
“My Turkish King,” Shekinah captioned a photo of the couple on August 26, 2023, just two days before their debut episode. They also shared a video of them kissing on September 3, 2023.
While their joint account is public and regularly updated, both Shekinah and Separ have set their personal accounts to be private.
Fans can continue to watch their romance unfold during season 5 of 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way, which airs on Mondays on TLC at 8 p.m.
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