A chance romance! 90 Day Fiancé star Daniele Gates met the 6-foot-7 hunky fitness instructor, Yohan Geronimo, while walking through the lobby of her hotel in the Dominican Republic. While Daniele and Yohan clearly found fireworks, it seems they can’t get on the same page about most issues and fans are wondering if the pair are still together.
How Did Yohan and Daniele Meet?
After a series of failed relationships, Daniele took a five-year break from dating to focus on herself. As the mother of an adult son who “was living his own life,” she took the opportunity to travel and repeatedly visited the Dominican Republic after falling in love with the Caribbean paradise.
During the season 2 debut, which premiered on Discovery+ in June 2022, she detailed that on her last trip five months ago, her “life changed forever” after seeing the “most beautiful man she had ever seen” walking through her hotel.
“When I met Yohan, I felt an instant connection with him,” the yoga teacher told producers. “But it was immediately clear that our relationship would face a lot of challenges.”
One month later, Daniele returned to the D.R. and he proposed.
Yohan and Daniele Faced Communication Issues
While Daniele and Yohan knew their language barrier would be an issue, she decided to look past it as she felt their “spiritual connection” was strong. However, as they began to plan their future together — questions began to rise.
“Before this week, we’ve always talked about me moving to the Dominican Republic,” the New York native confessed as their nuptials approached. “But as we get closer, and closer to the wedding, it seems like he’s more and more adamant about him moving to New York City, which makes me really suspicious.” Yohan later revealed to Daniele that he had hoped to move to the U.S. to work and send money back to his family in the D.R.
The couple have also faced issues when it comes to their shared values. In April 2023, fans watched as Daniele and Yohan fought over her spirituality and Yohan’s dismissal of a spiritual mentor’s advice when it came to their relationship. They were also seen fighting over finances, as the electricity went off in their home and they argued over who should pay the bill.
Where Do Daniele and Yohan Live?
It seems Yohan and Daniele were able to make a compromise, as they are based in the Dominican Republic. Daniele moved from NYC to the Caribbean island in June 2022.
“I’m terrible at goodbyes, especially when I know they’re forever…” she captioned an Instagram Reel featuring her favorite spots in NYC.
However, after the couple returned for season 4 of 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way in January 2023, it’s clear their differences surrounding where they want to live have only continued. During the spinoff, cameras captured Daniele leaving New York, however, Yohan still believed the couple would “have more opportunities” in the United States.
Meanwhile, Daniele’s friends were equally opposed to her leaving her life in the states for her relationship in the D.R. and accused her new husband of being a “sanky panky” — meaning “a man who works at a resort and is looking for tourists to come and provide them with money, and goods and visas, and take care of them and their families.”
Daniele seems to be changing her tune with time, however, even sharing on social media in February 2023 that the Dominican Republic feels far safer to her than New York City.
In May 2023, Daniele confirmed that she’s still living in the Caribbean by sharing a video of herself on a scooter as she explored the area.
When Did ‘90 Day Fiance’ Stars Daniele and Yohan Get Married?
The couple tied the knot in November 2021 and celebrated their first year of marriage in November 2022.
“One year of marriage, a lifetime’s worth of learning,” Daniele wrote via Instagram alongside a compilation of memories from their first year together. “Blessed to be able to do this together.”
Do Daniele and Yohan Have Kids?
While Daniele and Yohan have no children together, she is the mother of an adult son from a previous relationship.
During the spinoff, Daniele’s friend Sophy visited the couple in the Dominican Republic and asked Yohan if his parents expected grandchildren. While the TLC personality assured her that his parents do expect his wife to produce children, Sophy reminded Yohan that his wife is 42 years old and getting pregnant was more complicated.
“I really want to have a family with Yohan, but we’ve been trying to get pregnant since we got engaged a year ago and we haven’t been successful,” the New York native said during the March 5, 2023, episode. “We visited a fertility specialist and they said the chance of me getting pregnant naturally was five percent, but Yohan thinks we have much better chances.”
During the same conversation, Daniele was shocked to find out that Yohan had gotten a woman pregnant before, who then got an abortion.
Why Did Daniele and Yohan Fight About Daniele’s Ex-Boyfriend?
Another problem the pair faced was their differing views on whether they could have friends of the opposite sex.
After Yohan expressed his frustration over Daniele not liking that he has female friends, she insisted that he can hang out with other women if she is allowed to have male friends. Daniele then noted that she had plans to see her ex-boyfriend and former professional basketball player, Taylen Alexander.
“It’s not important if you want to keep talking to him and want to see him. You are a married woman,” Yohan told her. “Your friendship with someone you dated, you can’t bring that into this relationship. It’s a huge lack of respect from you.”
The couple proceeded to argue after Daniele threw Yohan a birthday party. Captured by the TLC hit, Daniele gave her husband a surprise celebration alongside his family, but the Dominican Republic native did not seem to care for her efforts. Seemingly refusing to thank her for going the extra mile, Yohan said, “I want to thank God for another year of life and this surprise. It’s the first birthday where I have all my family together. I have a tear somewhere. Thank you for being here on this special day.”
When his father pipped in and told him to thank Daniele, Yohan retorted, “I already thanked her.”
Upset over his remarks, Daniele told the cameras, “The fact that he’s willing to ignore the fact that I exist in front of his entire family in public is really humiliating.”
Yohan met Taylen during the April 30 episode and he made his feelings apparent for his wife’s ex-lover. After sizing him up and comparing shoe sizes, Yohan joked that Daniele liked her men with “big penises.”
When Yohan pressed his wife harder on the intimacies of her former relationship with the professional athlete, she refused to delve deeper into the topic. The in-person meeting ultimately led to a major blowup between the TLC couple as Daniele felt Yohan didn’t trust her.
“You want to humiliate me and that’s why you need power. I don’t like that,” Daniele told Yohan as she shed a few tears. “I don’t want to be crying every day because of your insecurity and you need to make me look bad.”
When the pair returned for the 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way tell-all on May 14, Daniele revealed they were only “technically” still married.
During part 2 of the special, fellow cast member Jen Boecher’s friend, Myrah, called out Daniele for “taking away” Yohan’s masculinity throughout the season.
Yohan agreed with Jen’s friend and admitted that his wife liked to “boss around and be controlling.”
“If he wants to be the patriarch, then he needs to pay all the bills, and I’ll sit down and cook and clean,” Daniele clapped back during the May 21 episode. “I have no problem taking on the housewife role … But you know, I can’t do that and pay all the bills, you have to pick one.”
Their problems continued to escalate during the May 28 tell-all episode as Yohan threatened to end his relationship with Daniele over their trust issues.
“When the lease is up, she goes her way and I go mine,” he said, which left the other cast members in shock.
While Daniele theorized that Yohan made the comment because Taylen was present in the conversation, he continued to insist that he was done with their relationship. “I don’t want to be with Daniele anymore,” he said. “I don’t have the same love for her anymore. The damage is already done.”
“I don’t care anymore,” Yohan said about Daniele being friends with her exes. “She can have all her friends, she can have all her ex-partners, I don’t care anymore.”
Several of the show’s stars said Yohan was bluffing, though he insisted his comments were sincere. “I swear on my mother, I’m being serious and not joking,” the reality star said.
“When we started our relationship, I told her, I don’t care about your exes. I don’t want exes in our relationship because I had a bad experience with an ex in the past,” Yohan explained. “For Daniele, it went in one ear and out the other.”
Daniele and Yohan Return For Season 5 of ‘90 Day Fiance: The Other Way’
Daniele and Yohan returned to screens for season 5 of 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way in July 2023. Despite Daniele finally settling down in the Dominican Republic, the couple continued to argue about their future.
During the season, the 90 Day Fiancé alums visited a lawyer to see if Yohan could get a visa to travel to New York. “The goal is that we’re able to live here and travel to the U.S. when we want to. That’s the goal for me,” Daniele explained to the attorney during the September 19 episode. “He might have a different goal, but my goal is that this is home base and like, we can go wherever we want.”
Meanwhile, Yohan felt a tourist visa “wasn’t enough” and asked about obtaining a green card.
“For right now, I feel like it makes more sense to apply for the tourist visa because I think applying for a green card requires an unbelievable amount of commitment and trust from both of us,” Daniele confessed as she explained her reasoning behind being against the idea. “And I don’t feel like we are at a place in our relationship where we really have that 100 percent now.”
The lawyer informed the couple that they needed to decide early on what type of visa as it was a tedious process. Daniele was confident that they should do a tourist visa, however, Yohan felt she was making the wrong decision. “I’m in my country, I have nothing and she doesn’t want me going to her country to work and build my life,” the personal trainer explained to cameras. “So I think that’s selfish on her part. The visa that I want is that one that a man with an American wife should have.”
As the couple continued to have issues in their relationship, Daniele and Yohan opted to visit a life coach to “work on their communication.”
“The fact that my husband can sit next to me and speak this way to me is really heartbreaking,” she told producers, revealing the TLC stars got into an argument on their way to the session. “I need someone to help me explain to Yohan that the way he’s engaging in this relationship is not effective, it’s hurtful and it’s destroying it.”
During the session, the business owner explained that the problem she had with the relationship was that she was forced to “take the lead a lot.” Meanwhile, Yohan believed the real problem was that Daniele was someone who said one thing and changed her mind the next day.
“You said, ‘I can work, and you can stay at home,’” Yohan told his wife as she began to laugh. “You said that. I’m not crazy.”
Daniele felt Yohan may have misinterpreted her words as she said she would never tell a man that in her life.
“The suggestion that Daniele would ever make an agreement that she would work all day, while her husband sat home and played with the dog is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard,” Daniele said in a private confessional. “All we ever talk about is that I need him to contribute financially. So, this is the first time I’m hearing this story.”
Did 90 Day Fiance’s Daniele and Yohan Split?
During the October 30, 2023, episode, Daniele and Yohan got into an explosive fight after she learned something “devastating” about her husband.
“We need to have a conversation Yohan,” Daniele told her husband as he cleaned the kitchen. In a private confessional, the yoga instructor revealed she learned something “very devastating” about her husband and she “didn’t know what do with it.”
“Are you done?” Yohan said in Spanish. While Daniele didn’t give any more clues to what he did in the clip, she felt he did something that warranted him being kicked out of their marital home.
“Get the f—ck out of my house,” she screamed. “You are out of your mind, and I don’t want you here.”
It was then revealed during the episode that Yohan used her card to take money out of the ATM multiple times without her permission. Daniele told Yohan that she couldn’t trust him after he took $160 in total and lied to her about it. However, Yohan called her a “selfish person” and refused to leave unless she paid him back for the rent he already paid. Daniele realized it was “more evidence Yohan is with [her] for money” and was unsure if they could recover from this incident.
While they both thought the relationship was over, the pair took some time to cool off and were on better terms before the holidays.
“I feel like Yohan and I keep having the same argument, over and over and over again,” Daniele privately told cameras. “But Yohan explained to me that because we were married, he felt like he could take money out of the bank. When I grilled him about it, he was embarrassed so he lied.”
Daniele and Yohan had plans to assist with the toy drive in their neighborhood, however, another nasty argument about money quickly ensued when Daniele asked Yohan about his half of the rent money for January.
Yohan told his wife he didn’t have the money and wasn’t planning on “paying a dime for rent.”
“I do so much for you and you have no love, you just want a house and a car. You don’t want a wife, ” Daniele tearfully shot back before asking him if the relationship was over.
“Yes,” he replied, seemingly ending the relationship. “I’ve put up with too much of your crap.”
While the pair set their problems aside to pass out gifts to the local kids, Yohan decided to spend the night at his mother’s home instead of going home with Daniele.
As Yohan tried to pack his belongings, the pair got into a huge fight as Daniele refused to allow him to bring the clothes that she paid for. Yohan was adamant about taking in his clothes and took the pettiness one step further by threatening to take Daniele’s dog.
“Then I’m taking the dog because I bought him,” Yohan said in response during the November 20 episode. “If it’s like that, you bought your stuff, I bought the dog.” Daniele then subsequently kicked everyone out of her house — including the TLC camera crew.
During the November 27 episode, Daniele learned Yohan had been having an affair for two years and said she didn’t want “anything to do” with him.
“I have been wearing rose-colored glasses this entire time,” Daniele told producers in the clip. “I think that the Yohan that I was seeing, and was believing was there, was never actually in front of me.”
Daniele explained she learned about the affair when his mistress called her to ask if they were getting a divorce. “She told me she met his father and his nephew and gave them money, that she had sex with him for all these years and she knew he was married and that he brought her to this apartment complex,” the reality star explained. “She gave me a play by play of their entire relationship and described every single detail, every time she saw him, sent me pictures that he sent her.”
The other woman claimed that Yohan sent her “a picture of his d–k on Christmas Eve while [Daniele] was handing out gifts to his family in his neighborhood.”
“I think that the Yohan that I was seeing and was believing was there was never actually in front of me,” Daniele said through tears. “I honestly, like, I have no idea who this man is.”
Not only did Daniele learn that Yohan began his affair one month before their wedding, but she also discovered that he had been talking to at least six other women online.
Are 90 Day Fiance’s Yohan and Daniele Still Together?
Daniele has since been tight-lipped about her current relationship status with Yohan, however, he appeared in the background of her Instagram Video in July 2023.
“I love my M.I.L. (mother-in-law),” she captioned a video clip where the personal trainer appeared to be eating in front of her. “They made me repost it without sound.”
While their scenes on 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way have seemingly hinted toward their split, Daniele opened up on the giant tattoo of Yohan’s name that she has on her left forearm.
“Sorry guys, I actually think this is one of my prettier tattoos and it’s not going anywhere,” she wrote via her Instagram Stories in November 2023.
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