Sparks are flying! 90 Day Fiancé star Larissa Dos Santos Lima found love after her divorce, and she’s still going strong with her new boyfriend, Eric Nichols. Though the couple have hit a couple speed bumps over the course of their relationship, the TLC alum has been very open about her feelings for Eric, even posting PDA-filled snaps on social media. Don’t know much about her new flame? We’ve got you covered.
Larissa, 33, and her beau met on the popular dating app Tinder. He was the first man she talked to after the end of her marriage, and it didn’t take long for the two to realize their chemistry was off the charts. They quickly started posting photos as a couple on Instagram, and it looked like Larissa and Eric even started to form a bond with each other’s family members.
The reality star called his parents “lovely” in a comment about a heartwarming throwback photo posted by her beau in February 2017. Larissa also left a sweet message on his brother Anthony’s photo shared in 2014. “You remind me [of Elvis],” she commented on the shot.
Larissa previously gushed over how hard-working Eric is and — news flash — he’s got the home in Las Vegas to prove it! According to a deed record, Eric purchased a stunning three-bedroom home in August 2018. Larissa’s new beau used to live in Colorado Springs before moving to Sin City.
The couple made their first public appearance during her divorce party at Crazy Horse 3, where they walked the red carpet and gushed about their relationship. The TLC star’s beau seemed enamored with her, gushing about how he loves her scent, her accent and, of course, her personality. Best of all, he was happy to stand by her side even when things got messy with her ex-husband, Colt Johnson. Calling the drama just a “few bumps in the road,” he quipped, “That’s always something that can be patched up, right?”
In September 2019, they hit a “few bumps” of their own as Larissa announced their split on social media. “After eight months of being Erickee’s girlfriend, I have to tell my followers that we have decided to break up and go our separate [ways],” she wrote. “There [are] no hard feelings or regrettees, but I need to look in my own soul and focus on being the best Larissa I can be. I try to heal one painful breakup by jumping in [a] relationship with Erickee, but I know now I need to work on me and focus on my healing of my scars.”
That feeling didn’t seem to be so mutual. Eric seemingly revealed in his Instagram bio that he found out he was single from the social media site the same day that all of Larissa’s followers did. He also started hanging out with Colt as they appeared to bond over their shared ex. Later that month, law enforcement got involved when Larissa filed a police report claiming Eric was harassing her, something he denied.
And yet, six months later, the pair revealed they put all that messiness behind them when they announced in March they are back together. “Biggie love announcement: We’re happy, and [that’s] what matters,” Larissa wrote on Instagram. In the months since, they proved they are just as hot and heavy as ever.
The June 14 premiere of Happily Ever After season 5 revealed where things went wrong with the couple, and Eric’s new Instagram bio, which includes a mention of the series, hints fans will be able to see how they got back together in future episodes.
With reporting by Diana Cooper.