The reason behind his deportation is unknown, but there is speculation it is because he doesn’t have a green card.
Soap Dirt was the first to break the news about his deportation and they pointed out that unless Mendez‘s new wife had citizenship in the United States, “she would be ineligible to sponsor his permanent immigration status.”
Back in October 2018, Mendez exclusively confirmed to In Touch that he remarried five months after his divorce from Hopkins, 45, was finalized in May. At the time, he shared more details about their romantic ceremony. “Yes, I did get married. That was my wedding [on] September 19,” he shared. “I love this girl so much.”
The season 5 star didn’t reveal his new love’s identity, but said she always kept a smile on his face. “The most amazing part was meeting her because she changed all life to happiness,” he gushed, calling his blushing bride an “amazing” woman.
Mendez revealed he had “no contact” with Hopkins post-split, telling In Touch he just wanted to be “happy” and move on with his life following their breakup.
In recent weeks, he posted a photo with friends tagged in Hoboken, New Jersey, and enjoyed some quality time with his family members.
Hopkins also worked toward finding happiness in the wake of their divorce. She lost 40 pounds and revealed she was beginning to embrace her new relationship status during an appearance on 90 Day Fiancé: What Now? in May 2019.
“I don’t really reminisce about my time with Luis, but I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t emotional for me,” the TLC alum shared in her confessional. “I was committed to the love. I was committed to the relationship.”
Despite the way everything unfolded, Hopkins said she never felt more liberated with her new life. At the end of the episode, the bra connoisseur praised herself for staying strong during those trying times, adding, “I can bend, but not break.”
With his deportation looming, it appears Mendez is making the most of his remaining time in the U.S.
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