What’s in the cards for Alina Kozhevnikova and Caleb Greenwood? 90 Day Fiancé fans got to meet the new long-distance couple on season 5 of the spinoff Before the 90 Days, which revealed they were friends long before sparks started flying between them. Keep reading to find out if Caleb and Alina are still together today after filming.
Are Alina and Caleb Still Together?
The Russia native and Caleb have yet to share an update on their relationship status. Whether they are together or not, it appears they are still very friendly and close based on his recent social media posts.
“Alina and I [on] our first morning in Turkey,” the Arizona resident captioned a photo of themselves in Istanbul on January 3, 2022. Days later, Caleb shared more snapshots captured during their trip to Turkey.
What Happened Between Them on the Show?
Fans watched Caleb and Alina as they navigated going from platonic to romantic. The duo first connected when they were 15 on social media but went on to live their own lives separately for more than a decade. They later matched on a dating app, which inspired them to give love a chance and they agreed to meet in Turkey due to flight restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“Caleb knows that I was dating, but he doesn’t know the whole story,” the B.F.F. band member said, revealing she did have something to get off her chest. “There is something, some secret that I’m afraid is gonna ruin everything.”
The secret ended up being that Alina was in a serious relationship with someone else while she had been talking to Caleb romantically online, and it was so serious that they lived together. Alina and her ex-boyfriend broke up shortly before Caleb’s trip to Alina’s home country. After she came clean to Caleb about her past relationship, he admitted that he started to doubt whether he could trust her.
Meanwhile, they struggled with the pace of their romantic relationship as Alina seemed ready to take things to the next level while Caleb seemed more hesitant. They eventually consummated their relationship. But on top of their trust issues, Caleb struggled to see a future with Alina because he admitted that he wasn’t sure if he was ready for the responsibility of being the partner of a person with disabilities. Toward the end of their trip, Alina pressured Caleb to decide whether he wanted to be in a committed, monogamous relationship with her before they both returned to their native countries. But in the end, Caleb could not give Alina the commitment she wanted.
Right before they said their final goodbyes at the airport in Turkey, they had one last conversation about where their relationship stood. “Do you think we’ll see each other again?” Alina asked. “I hope so. We just have to keep in touch, don’t disappear,” Caleb responded. He asked her to promise him that she would still communicate with him once they’re both home and she replied, “I don’t know, I’ll try.”
They enjoyed one last embrace and Caleb told Alina he’ll miss her before they parted ways.
“I’m worried I got in my head too much and didn’t allow myself to appreciate what we had as much as I could’ve and I feel like when I wake up tomorrow, I think I’ll really question whether this is the right choice,” Caleb said in his confessional. “I might realize that I was just afraid. I think that might haunt me for a while.”
Alina also opened up about their emotional goodbye in her confessional. “I’m just sad that he couldn’t love me as I loved him and wanted him to love me. It’s gonna be really hard to go back home to my every day, normal life and I don’t know. I think I’ll feel very lonely,” she said as she started to cry. “Yeah and I don’t know. I don’t really want to go back home. It’s gonna suck.”
Alina Made History as the Show’s First Little Person Cast Member
Alina became the 90 Day Fiancé cast’s first little person, and the Saint Petersburg native has a very rare form of dwarfism called diastrophic dysplasia.
“I don’t really see, you know, a lot of homophobic and racist comments anymore because people really know that it’s not OK, and it is not OK,” she told Entertainment Tonight. “But for some reason, there’s not much talk about ableism and how people can say degrading things about those who have disabilities, and maybe, something can change with the show, because more people would know that it’s not OK to, I don’t know, shame someone for their height or for using a wheelchair or something.”
Why Was Alina Fired From the Show?
After Alina made her debut on the show, she became the center of a racism scandal when some of her past insensitive and offensive social media posts resurfaced online, including a post where she used the N-word. The network announced they would no longer be working with Alina moving forward.
“TLC discontinued filming with Alina Kozhevnikova following the recent discovery of her past social media statements,” the network said in a statement to Us Weekly on January 26, 2022. “She will not appear on the upcoming Tell All, any future seasons of the franchise and starting next month, she will no longer appear on Before the 90 Days. TLC does not tolerate racism or discrimination of any kind.”
In February 2022, Alina said she was “extremely sorry” for her past social media behavior in a YouTube video titled, “Taking Responsibility for My Actions.”
90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days airs on TLC Sundays at 8 p.m. ET.
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