Michael Jessen and Juliana Custodio became an unlikely fan favorite for many 90 Day Fiance viewers. Even though some thought Juliana was only in it for the money, or that Michael just wanted a model for a wife, it soon became clear that the two had true feelings for each other.
Unfortunately, it looks like they weren’t able to make it last in the long-term.
Not long after they announced the split, Juliana showed off her new man, and confirmed a pregnancy! But soon after, the paternity of her baby has come into question.
Now it looks like Julia is putting all of this in her past, officially divorcing Michael.
Michael shared the divorce news via Instagram, saying that they wouldn’t be sharing any future anniversaries.
“A quick break from my social media break to say…. #HappyAnniversary @julianacustodiooo ♥️♥️🎂🎂🥂🥂 Today is only our second wedding anniversary and, sadly, our last,” he wrote.
It seems that the stress of the pandemic is what did them in.
“Our marriage is a Covid-19 casualty that will not be showing up in any statistics,” Michael shared. “Thankfully, you are quickly emerging healthier and stronger than ever. Some of the rest of us will likely be staying in intensive care for quite some time.”
But it seems like Michael has only good wishes for Juliana.
He called her “a natural and an incredibly beautiful joy, happiness, and positivity that made me fall in love with you the first time we were ever together,” adding, “Those of us who truly know you realize that the beauty inside of you is even more incredible than your beauty on the outside.”
Michael broke down the reasons for the split, writing:
“I did not maintain the strength of mind and the fortitude to be the husband that you wanted me to be. The stress and the pressure of providing for everyone got the better of me and I did not take care of myself. All along, I failed to recognize that you were there for me,” he wrote. “I do not blame you for wanting to leave and for desiring a new start. You are more suited for the life that you had before we met and I can understand why you would want to return. Your happiness is more important to me than me being a part of your unhappiness.”
Soon after, Juliana is showing off her new man!