He’s out! Jorge Nava has officially been released from prison, taking to Instagram with an announcement on Tuesday, May 12. After being arrested for felony possession of almost 300 pounds of marijuana in February 2018, the 90 Day Fiancé star plead guilty in July 2018 and began his two-and-a-half-year sentence in September 2018. Though he was projected to be eligible for release no earlier than August 2020, he served only one year and eight months. Now, he’s a free man!
“The sky is the limit #freedom,” he captioned three new photos posing by his car.
Jorge, 31, was being held at Alhambra in the Arizona State Prison Complex – Phoenix facility. In an exclusive interview with In Touch conducted by lawyer Brad Rideout, a managing partner, attorney-at-law at Rideout Law Group, he explained he was living in a “dorm area” with cubicles that was “almost like a halfway house.” His job behind bars was at the “worker intake unit” where he helped clean and disinfect the area.
While his sentence was shorter than expected, Jorge made the most of his time in prison. While speaking exclusively with In Touch, he revealed he lost an astounding 128 pounds behind bars, admitting fitness became “almost like an addiction.” After he began working out with other inmates who had “been training and doing bodybuilding,” shedding the weight “happened naturally.”
Though he was proud of himself for slimming down, Jorge also revealed the weight loss had some unintended side effects. Apparently, his new look caused issues with estranged wife Anfisa Nava — and he believes it’s the reason they’re getting divorced. “I think she was just jealous of the attention that I was getting,” he said. “The news about my weight loss didn’t sit with her very well.”
According to him, Anfisa, 25, started blocking his calls around the same time photos surfaced showing the Happily Ever After alum’s transformation. “I kind of was starting to lose contact with her,” he explained. “She did tell me like right off the bat, like the day after, that she didn’t want anything to do with me and that it was over.”
Despite the drama, the California native wished his ex and her new boyfriend, Leo Assaf, “the best.” He’s heard a little about the couple “from his family,” but he’s not exactly obsessing about the relationship. “I know about him,” he told In Touch. “[But] I don’t know what he looks like, and I don’t really care what he looks like.”
Jorge seemed to be coping with the breakup well. “Being isolated here in prison, you know, … I was able to sort of grow mentally and … kind of be able to control my emotions so that I can think [positively],” he said. “I got to really change my lifestyle.” We can’t wait to see what he does now that he’s out.