Through thick and thin. The Family Chantel star Nicole Jimeno introduced her boyfriend, Alejandro Padron, during the season 2 premiere of TLC’s 90 Day Fiancé spinoff after In Touch exclusively confirmed they were dating in December 2019. Since then, the couple has been through several ups and downs together and even suffered a heartbreaking miscarriage shortly after Nicole learned she was pregnant and expecting their first child together. But who is Alejandro? Keep scrolling below to find out everything we know.
When Did Nicole Jimeno and Alejandro Padron Start Dating?
During a scene on season 2 of The Family Chantel that was filmed in 2019, Nicole said she hasn’t seen her best friend Coraima Morla in a while because she’s been busy with her university studies and finishing her degree in journalism. She also had a big development to share with her bestie during their girls’ day at the beach.
“I have a boyfriend. His name is Alejandro. We’ve been together for a few months and I nicknamed him, ‘My chichi!’” Nicole gushed in her confessional. “Alejandro is a very attentive man. Alejandro gifts me shoes, a watch, a cellphone. I love it because it’s another way that he shows me his love.”
Who Is Alejandro Padron?
Alejandro is 29 years old and is originally from the Dominican Republic. He currently lives in New York City. He enrolled at ASA College in Brooklyn, New York, in January 2020. He graduated in September 2021 with an Associate’s Degree in Computer Programming, according to his LinkedIn.
What Is Alejandro Padron’s Job?
According to Alejandro’s Instagram bio, he works two jobs. His first job is a Junior Full Stack, which is a developer who works on both the user-facing and back-end elements of websites and applications, according to Zip Recruiter. His second job is listed as bartender.
How Did Nicole Jimeno and Alejandro Padron Meet?
“He’s the most amazing man I’ve met in my entire life,” Nicole gushed to her best friend Coraima in an episode of TLC spinoff. “So we actually met many, many years ago at a party. I always saw him on Instagram, and he sent me a message. And the first thing he asked me was, ‘When are you coming to visit?’”
“I have been to New York twice to see Alejandro. But actually, a long-distance relationship is very complicated. But, I am going to New York next month. I want to live with Alejandro in New York and I hope that it happens very soon,” Nicole added in her confessional.
Unfortunately, Alejandro was still legally married to his estranged wife at the time that they started dating. However, by the end of season 2, he confirmed he had filed for divorce. To celebrate and to show Nicole he was committed to their relationship, he got down on one knee during Carnival and gave Nicole a promise ring by the end of the season.
When Did Nicole Jimeno and Alejandro Padron Split?
Their relationship was on the rocks by The Family Chantel season 3, which was filmed in 2021. After both Nicole’s brother, Pedro Jimeno, and her mother, Lidia Jimeno, did not approve of her relationship with Alejandro, Nicole found out that he had been messaging other women. While Alejandro admitted to chatting with other women online, he insisted that the conversations were not romantic. However, it was the last straw and the couple split briefly.
Are Nicole Jimeno and Alejandro Padron Still Together?
When they returned for season 4 of The Family Chantel, Nicole and Alejandro were still broken up but he continued to try to win Nicole back by traveling to the Dominican Republic to visit her. After giving Alejandro the cold shoulder, Nicole finally agreed to give Alejandro a second chance and they secretly rekindled their long-distance relationship.
Is Nicole Jimeno Pregnant?
Shortly after they reconciled, Nicole and Alejandro learned that they were expecting baby No. 1 together. Unfortunately, not long after learning she was pregnant, Nicole suffered a miscarriage. She opened up about her pregnancy loss on the Monday, July 25 episode of The Family Chantel.
Are Nicole Jimeno and Alejandro Padron Engaged?
Just days before the episode, Nicole sparked rumors that she and Alejandro may be engaged or thinking about getting engaged by sharing a video via her Instagram Story of her trying on diamond rings on that finger. It seems like fans will have to keep tuning in to see if Alejandro does pop the question!
Is Alejandro Padron Still Legally Married to Someone Else?
After learning she was pregnant, Nicole admitted not knowing Alejandro’s current status of his marriage caused her a lot of stress.
“I didn’t know for sure if those divorce papers had been submitted,” the former Miss Dominican Republic contestant confessed to producers. “If he was telling me the truth, if he was lying, and the fact that my family would judge me.
Following the miscarriage, Alejandro returned to the Caribbean island and brought his signed divorce papers as evidence to Nicole.
“What I promised you,” as he told her to check the date on the legal document. “With this proof that you have here, I’m not a fraud like you said.”
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