Is 90 Day Fiancé star Michael Ilesanmi in the United States? The 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? star and his long-distance love, Angela Deem, finally tied the knot after three years together and several struggles. But fans are wondering if the Nigeria native was able to complete the visa process so he could start his life with Angela in America. Keep reading to find out everything we know about Michael’s current visa status.
When Did ‘90 Day Fiance’ Stars Michael and Angela Meet?
The couple was first introduced to fans on season 2 of TLC’s 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days. They met on social media in 2018 and documented their first in-person meeting on the show, along with their highs and lows — including Michael’s heartbreaking K-1 visa denial. They filmed their beautiful American traditional wedding ceremony and reception, which took place in Nigeria, for season 5 of 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?
When Did ‘90 Day Fiance’ Star Angela File Michael’s Spousal Visa?
Shortly after they celebrated their love with friends and family at their reception, the couple stepped out for a nightcap at a local bar. There, they discussed their plans for the next steps in their relationship.
“I’m ready to start the spousal visa right away, Michael,” Angela said during the scene. The spousal visa, also known as the CR-1 visa, allows the spouse of an American citizen to legally enter the United States as a permanent resident. “We wasted enough time with this K-1 and money. It’s time for you to come home. I know this is your home, but our home.”
“Hopefully the Lord’s on our side. You’ll get it within six to eight months is what I’m praying,” Angela said. “I pray too. Let’s have faith and be positive and pray,” Michael agreed.
Why Is ‘90 Day Fiance’ Star Michael’s Visa Delayed?
Even though their wedding episode aired in September 2020, the couple actually tied the knot in January of that year. When the couple returned for season 6 of 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? in April 2021, Angela gave an update seven months after their wedding and they were still apart. Angela revealed she filed for the spousal visa but due to the coronavirus pandemic, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) put a hold on all visa applications and interviews.
She confirmed that she had begun the process for Michael’s visa to come to the U.S. but with the delays due to COVID-19, their process will take a little bit longer and Michael may not be coming to America any time soon. Angela said they would, realistically, be looking at about a year before Michael can come to the United States.
In December 2021, Angela was spotted celebrating her birthday in Las Vegas with her closest 90 Day Fiancé costars. Several fans ran into her during her party, and one fan overheard an update on Michael’s visa and took to social media to spill the tea. “Her and Michael are still together and waiting on his visa,” the fan wrote via Reddit.
Did ‘90 Day Fiance’ Star Angela Cancel Michael’s Visa?
Angela and Michael returned for season 7 of the spinoff and it’s clear the couple’s relationship was more on the rocks than ever. While it’s been two years since the duo’s nuptials, they haven’t been in person since amid further delays in the visa process. Angela also revealed that their conversation has since dwindled, with her husband asking for even more money.
“The biggest challenge our marriage is facing right now is the shady s—t Michael’s doing,” she explained in a solo confessional in September 2022. “I’ve never questioned if Michael was using me to get to America because I always knew he loved me. But lately, he’s not proving it. So, I’m beginning to think he’s been scamming me all along.”
In Michael’s absence, the TLC star found support in a new friend she made online — a man named Billy from Canada. While the two carried out a flirty relationship and she desired to visit him in Canada, Angela wanted to see where she stood first with her estranged husband. Later in the episode, Angela visited her attorney to see her options in canceling Michael’s pending visa application.
“So we could pull the petition, but that’s a drastic option,” her immigration attorney informed her. “I believe the visa will not take very long. If it were to come in tomorrow, it wouldn’t surprise me.”
Reiterating that Michael’s visa could come at any time, the Hazlehurst, Georgia, native needed to make a decision quickly about whether or not she wants him here.
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