Their love is going strong, but 90 Day Fiancé stars Jon and Rachel Walters have hit another hurdle in their ongoing visa application process. Though the brunette beauty was originally planning to sponsor her husband herself, that plan fell through when she lost her job in January. Now, the couple need to find a new cosponsor to allow the England native to move to America, but though it’s a pretty big favor to ask.
“We’ve currently filed for the immigration visa. There’s been no updates of any kind, and I was let go from my job of seven years as an assistant director of operations for a local company here in Albuquerque. This is basically putting Jon and [my] visa process at a standstill,” Rachel, 35, told the camera on 90 Day Fiancé: Self-Quarantined. “Initially when we filed for the visa, we were told we were looking at three to three-and-a-half years, and now it could be different. It could be a lot longer.”
Fortunately, the couple have a friend who’s willing to step up to the plate. When they asked the New Mexico native’s pal Sheri, she agreed to do what she could. But that didn’t mean everyone was on board with the plan. “I don’t like the idea of an outsider being a sponsor for me,” Jon, 36, admitted. “I don’t want to be beholden to anyone, not for 10 years. Not ever. But if it’s our only choice, then obviously I would.”
On season 4 of 90 Day Fiancé: What Now, the stars previously revealed they were facing the same dilemma — but at the time, they didn’t have a solution. If Rachel couldn’t find a way to support her husband, their application would be automatically denied, leaving them at square one once again. Despite that, they were more committed than ever to finding a way to be together.
And thankfully, they’re still just as committed months later. Though the pandemic has likely made finding a new gig even harder, that’s the only negative effect it’s had on their relationship. They haven’t seen each other in person in six months since the mom of two flew to England to visit her man, but they’re used to going long stretches without a visit. “I feel like we’ve been in quarantine for three-and-a-half years already,” Jon joked. “We’ve learned how to live our lives online and make it work.”
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