Out of all the couples from TLC's hit reality TV franchise 90 Day Fiancé, Danielle Jbali and her ex-husband Mohamed Jbali were definitely the most infamous. It's been nearly four years since they first were introduced to fans on Season 2, and even though they returned for the spin-off 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After, their marriage was not happily ever after and they finalized their divorce in 2017. But now, in an exclusive interview with In Touch, Danielle is opening up about her regrets and she revealed the biggest lesson she's learned from signing up for the show.
"I do regret doing the show with Mohamed and with the kids," she explained to In Touch. "Because the kids do get recognized and they do get messaged and stuff like that, and people do dig into our pictures and things like that — I do regret that. But then, they have grown from the experience too, because I've been very honest with my kids. So they’ve grown with me and they’ve always came to me with concerns and stuff like that."
By allowing her children to film scenes with her and Mohamed on previous seasons of the show, she opened them up to the world of social media haters and trolls. But no one gets as much backlash online as Danielle, and she learned how to deal with all of the negativity.
"One of the things I did in the very beginning [is] I would take a lot of things to heart that the haters and the fans would say when they would cut me down — and they got me depressed. It takes a strong being to be in the public eye," Danielle revealed. But even though most of the viewers leave mean comments on social media, she says it's a whole other story when she actually meets some of them in person.
"I found, when I meet fans in person, they don’t say negative things," she said. "They’re nice, they want to meet me, they tell me they’re rooting for me and stuff like that. So I think to myself, 'How could you say this stuff to me online? What would you do if you see me in person?' It would probably be totally different."
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Danielle learned how to block her haters, and she isn't letting them stop her from getting her coin! She returned for Season 2 of the 90 Day Fiancé spin-off web series 90 Day Fiancé: What Now? and she's still telling her story — about a single mom who is busy working, going to school, taking care of her kids, and also trying to get back into dating after a nasty divorce.
But there is one major lesson that Danielle learned from her experience with doing a K-1 visa marriage and being with Mohamed — she's learned not to be too trustworthy of men.
"I’m more cautious. I’m not as trusting. I do have trust issues because of Mohamed and the things that I went through," she said. "I have men messaging me from all over the world and they’re like, 'I love you,' and they send me videos of them jacking off and stuff like that and I’m like oh no we’re not going down this road."