Nicole Nafziger and Daughter May
Courtesy Nicole Nafziger/Instagram

She’s always maintained she does her best for her daughter, so Nicole Nafziger took some major offense when one Instagram troll accused her of “leaving” her daughter May when she went to visit fiancé Azan Tefou (real name: Hassan M’Raouni) in March. The 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? alum clapped back in an Instagram comment of her own, debunking the claims and explaining her perspective.

“I hope you never leave that precious little girl again for any man!!” the Instagram commenter wrote. In response, Nicole, 26, simply wrote, “I never left her.” When the 90 Day Fiancé fan doubled down, the star continued, “I didn’t leave her. She was in the care of my mom. Y’all act like I left her intentionally for that long. If I’d known I [would get] stuck there, I would have taken her with me. That would have been the best.”

The mom explained she went on what was supposed to be a two-week vacation. “That’s not called leaving my child. Not like y’all say,” she wrote. Calling the commenter “rude,” she continued, “I love my daughter. There’s no doubt in that. But I shouldn’t be judged because I want to marry a person and have them as my spouse. He, too, would become my family. Single parents aren’t always single forever. I live for my family. Y’all say this isn’t the first time I left her, but, again, the first time I went, it was vacation.”

The first time the couple met in person, Nicole traveled to Morocco for a five-week trip chronicled on season 4 of the TLC show. The 90 Day star admits that visit was “longer” than a usual vacation, but insists it was the right move for her relationship — and for her family. “I would have been judged if I took her with me the first time I ever met him,” she said. “So say what you want. To some of y’all, I’ll always be a bad person. But that only shows you don’t even know me as a real person. Now that’s a fact.”

In a separate comment, she added that she doesn’t share her whole life online, so she understands that some fans have the wrong impression of her relationship — but one day she’ll be able to fully let them in. “I’ll take the hate until the day comes where we can share more,” she said. “I know how I look, and I don’t care, because I live my actual life and I’m happy, all around.”

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