90 Day Fiancé star Natalie Mordovtseva seemingly confirmed her split from husband Mike Youngquist after his Uncle Beau Lawrence exclusively told In Touch the couple had separated following less than a year of marriage.
Natalie, 36, appeared to finally address her breakup from Mike, 35, in a cryptic new Instagram post titled, “Sunsets Are Not Promised For Two.”
“I am romantic and a dreamer,” the season 8 alum began on Monday, June 21. “I believe that you need to be with a person exactly as long as you love — as soon as you understand that he annoys you, it is better to part friends and end the relationship. Which I did.”
The TLC personality talked about moving forward “abruptly and permanently” from a failed connection. Natalie’s post continued, “When I left for nowhere, I didn’t really think about what society and family would say. I just understood it was impossible for me to be there, and the love that lifted me yesterday is destroying me today.”
“In a relationship, everything should be delightful. Tasty conversations, and exchanges of energy and humor, and divine secrets, only for the two of you, through contact of inner worlds,” her caption read. “A relationship is a 9-course meal, and you certainly never want to say: ‘I’m forced, used to it, comfortable.'”
Natalie’s message concluded, “Every moment of life is a gift, and no sunset is promised.”
Her latest post comes weeks after she previously seemed to drop a breakup hint in April. At the time, she shared a link to vote for her to be featured on the cover of Maxim magazine via Instagram Stories.
“I’m an actress and reality TV star. 90 Day Fiancé Season 7 and 8, [Happily Ever After?], [The] Single Life. I wrote a book about life in [the] U.S.,” Natalie’s original bio for the magazine competition read, according to a screenshot captured by Instagram blogger That Mommy Who Says Bad Words.
It was later updated and had no mention of 90 Day: The Single Life, which is a spinoff about stars from the franchise who called it quits with their partners. The show follows fan-favorites as they navigate “their new life and search for love” and it’s speculated she could be featured on season 2.
Natalie, who is originally from Ukraine, has been making the most of her time in America following her season 8 drama with Mike. In April, the reality star shared a TikTok video at a location that appeared to be in Florida. Prior to that, Uncle Beau, 51, told In Touch she had been staying in Seattle.
“She has not been home for a couple of months now,” Uncle Beau revealed in March. “She can stay away for all I care.” When questioned about their relationship being over for good, the TLC newcomer said he was “really hoping so,” adding, “I pray to God, yes.”
Mike and Natalie became husband and wife in Clallam County, Washington, on April 15, 2020, but their 90-day time frame to tie the knot was full of trials and tribulations. The couple struggled to agree about taking their relationship to the next level following their turmoil in season 7. Although they did get hitched in the end, their troubles continued as fans are now getting to see in 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? season 6.
During the season 6 premiere, Natalie asked Mike to wear a wedding ring to show his commitment to their marriage. “I think because Mike was so hesitant about us and marrying me during [the] 90 days, so he never got rings,” she said in a solo confessional. “But after being married, I cannot understand why he’s not wearing a wedding ring. What kind of man does that? It makes me worried that Mike is not as serious about [our] relationship as he should be.” In recent episodes, Natalie and Mike’s mom, Trish, had some tension before the couple apparently called it quits.
90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET. on TLC.
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