This isn’t his first time being a 90 day fiancé! Gino Palazzolo documented his first time meeting his long-distance online girlfriend, Jasmine Pineda, on season 5 of 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days but he had previously found love with a foreigner.
Who Is ‘90 Day Fiance’ Star Gino Palazzolo’s Ex-Wife?
Gino was previously married to a woman named Denise, who lived in South America when they met.
“I’m used to living on my own, but it hasn’t always been this way,” Gino said in his confessional during TLC debut. “I’ve had a couple serious relationships in the past. My ex-wife is from São Paulo, Brazil.”
The Canton, Michigan native went on to explain how he and his ex-wife, Denise, met. “I worked in Brazil for six months as an engineer,” he said. “We met around that time and we knew we were in love and we wanted to be together. And so, I brought her to the United States on a K-1 visa.”
When Did ‘90 Day Fiance’ Star Gino Palazzolo and His Ex-Wife Denise Split?
Unfortunately, their romance fizzled and they decided to end their union. “We lost that spark after seven years of marriage and then we mutually agreed to file for divorce,” Gino said.
In Touch can confirm that Gino filed for divorce from Denise on December 7, 2012. It was finalized on June 7, 2013, according to the online docket.
“Going through a divorce was very difficult and I did lose some hope that, you know, hey, am I ever gonna find that right person to start a family?” he admitted.
In early 2021, Gino decided to join an international dating site to look for love and that’s where he met Jasmine — a single mother of two, who works as an American literature teacher and lives in Panama City, Panama.
However, Gino and Jasmine clashed on their first night together during a dinner date because of Jasmine’s jealousy issues and it seems it becomes a larger issue for them in the future.
“Baby, I want to see things that remind me my country in your house,” Jasmine told Gino while they were shopping for souvenirs during a January 2022 episode. “Not your stupid ex-wife.”
Gino then dropped a bombshell in his confessional. “I worry about what Jasmine would do if she ever found out that I was still friends with one of my exes,” he said.
However, Jasmine gave viewers a tease of how she would react when Gino does come clean with her. “We are gonna forget about the ghosts from the past,” she told him. “They are dead.”
’90 Day Fiance’ Star Gino Revealed He Went Through K-1 Visa Process With His Ex-Wife
Gino and Jasmine fought when she insisted that he hire an immigration lawyer to speed up her K-1 visa process because she felt it was taking too long during the July 30, 2023, episode 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days. However, he argued that 80 percent of K-1 visa applicants get a response within 13 months and they had only been waiting for 12 months.
The Michigan native argued that he was capable of handling the process because he previously helped Denise when she tried to obtain her K-1 visa.
“Tell you what, you give me the money for a lawyer, and I’ll get one,” Gino told Jasmine, who argued that hiring an attorney was a “waste” of money.
After Jasmine said that her coming to the United States should be worth the money, he fired back, “I know what’s going on, you are clueless. You have no clue what’s going on.”
Jasmine Slams Gino For Keeping Ex-Wife’s Items in His Home
Upon the Panama native’s arrival in Michigan during season 10 of 90 Day Fiancé in October 2023, it’s clear Jasmine felt Gino may have some lingering feelings for his ex-wife.
In an attempt to de-stress, Jasmine decided to clean Gino’s home. However, her gesture was overshadowed after Jasmine found some items questionable items in the drawers of Gino’s dresser.
Along with a Kama Sutra book, sexual lubricant and a book to learn Portuguese, Jasmine found a napkin from Gino’s 40th birthday.
“It has the date, and it has a heart with a D and G,” Jasmine told the cameras during the November 19, 2023 episode, noting the ‘D’ was for Denise. “You know, why is he saving this? So romantic, you know? He saved the napkin.”
Jasmine also discovered that Gino gifted his ex-wife a dog that looked similar to her dog, Coco.
“They are like so alike. He’s trying to replace us,” the former educator said as she hugged her dog.
Gino denied purposely saving the items, arguing that he had no time to “go through his entire house.” After the automotive engineer stood firm that the napkin didn’t mean anything to him, Jasmine subsequently teared it up and threw it at him.
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