His loved ones are helping him stay strong. 90 Day Fiancé star Jonathan Rivera gushed over how much his family has supported him during his separation with Fernanda Flores, in an exclusive interview with In Touch. The TLC alum, 32, said that he’s been reconnecting with his brood.

“The holidays were nice. I got to spend time with family,” Jonathan exclusively tells In Touch about what he’s been up to recently. “It was so great to see my mom, my sister and my friends. They’ve been a huge support. My family and I had a really nice opportunity to just build back those relationships and I’m excited about continuing to do that obviously from now moving forward.”

The reality star said this experience has motivated him to change his priorities. “What I’m going to invest in in 2019 is my relationships with the closest people that I have and give them everything that I have, that I was willing to give to someone else,” Jonathan revealed about his goals for the new year. “But I don’t regret anything. I’ve learned a lot in just a few weeks.”

Jonathan also opened up about his mother’s thoughts on his relationship. “She’s just been protective,” the reality star said. “She wants what’s best for her son. Once she got to meet Fernanda, she really did like Fernanda. But you know obviously my mother’s blood is thicker than water and she’ll always have my support and she knows that I gave everything that I had to this relationship and I always did. Unfortunately things change, people change and some quicker than others, but I think you can see that in a positive way and all you can do is keep your eyes on the future.”

In Touch broke the news that Jonathan confirmed his separation with Fernanda on Jan. 10, and he told us that he wishes nothing but the best for his estranged wife, 20, as they rebuild their lives individually. Jonathan explained that things transpired between them in recent weeks, but he didn’t share any details out of respect for her. Looking ahead, Jonathan plans to focus his energy on his business ventures and expanding on other opportunities.

In Touch has reached out to Fernanda for comment.

Reporting by Diana Cooper

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