She’s setting the record straight once and for all. Earlier this month, 90 Day Fiancé star Larissa Dos Santos Lima was arrested on domestic battery charges after a fight with her husband Colt Johnson, and it didn’t take long for people from her past to come out of the woodwork to reveal her deepest, darkest secrets. Fans learned that Larissa is a mother of two children whom she left behind in her native country of Brazil earlier this year when she moved to the United States to mary Colt, and now Larissa is opening up about why she doesn’t currently have custody of her two kids.

“Hi everyone, I would like to address something about my kids,” Larissa, 31, wrote in her Instagram statement. “I really did not want to talk about them, because they are young and they can’t make choices yet, I don’t know if they wanted to be exposed or not. But, once I am really tired of all these rumors and in respect to my followers, I will make a brief about what happened in my past.”

She went on to explain that when she was a nursing student in college, she went against her father’s wishes and took a break from school to move in with her then-boyfriend to another state so that they could start a life together.

“We lived together for [two] years and had a son, the relationship did not [work] out, we had a very bad [break] up,” Larissa wrote. “Once the father was not paying child support and my family were not talking to me, I found myself, financially and emotionally unable to take care of my son. I spent all my savings and I tried everything to find a job, but in Brazil, as everyone knows, life can be very hard sometimes. For this reason, I decided to let his aunt adopt him, she was always there for me and she loved him very much. This decision still breaks my heart today and it is a very delicate matter to me.”

“It is a regret that I have to live with and I don’t need anyone point the finger on my face. I already suffered enough,” she continued. “I really hope I can reconnect with him one day when he is old enough to understand that I made the best decision I could.”

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Larissa went on to explain that a few years after that, she was in another relationship and she had a daughter with her then-boyfriend. She explained that she didn’t have any support from her daughter’s father so she struggled to take care of her daughter while working a minimum-wage job at a clothing store. By that time, she had repaired her relationship with her father, and he would watch Larissa’s daughter while she worked.

“I always [took] care of her and now she is with my father in Brazil temporarily. My father is a retired military man and he and his wife are great-grandparents, they have a lot of time for her, I talk to them every day on WhatsApp and I plan to bring her to live with us very soon,” Larissa explained. “I wanted to try my life here with Colt first, I want to move to a ‘biggie house’ and make sure the relationship will work out before I bring her. I also want to open my business to be able to support my daughter.”

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