Three new couples are joining the 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After? family.
According to E! News, viewers will be subjected to familiar faces from the series’ flagship show, 90 Day Fiance, for the return of the spin-off’s fourth season.
Joining existing cast members Russ and Paola, Colt and Larissa, and Chantel and Pedro are 90 Day Fiance Season 6 couple Ashley Martson and Jay Smith, Season 5 couple Elizabeth Potthast and Andrei Castravet, and Season 4 duo Nicole Nafziger and Azan M’Raouni.
Martson and Smith’s relationship on the show originally left off on a precarious note. The couple’s long, tumultuous saga was recaptured in an article by InTouch.
Martson’s trust in Smith was broken after she found out that the 20-year-old Jamaican had created a dating profile on Tinder. He also admitted to talking to other women after they had returned from their elopement to Las Vegas.
Smith allegedly planned to meet up with the women, but since he did not physically cheat on her, Martson forgave him.
Unfortunately, Martson ended up filing for divorce on January 11.
Then, on January 13, Martson was found unresponsive in her home due to complications from lupus. She was rushed to the hospital, where she discovered that she had kidney failure — and would require surgery.
Smith was with her during the entire period, including the painful surgery and recovery. Not long after, Martson withdrew the divorce paperwork.
On February 10, she posted an Instagram Story wherein she revealed the current standing of her marriage, along with some behind-the-scenes revelations.
“I’m breaking the NDA and surprise: Jay and I have never separated since the day we were married. Breaking the NDA means I won’t be paid a dime for future shows. We were made to act as if our relationship was no longer active,” she wrote.
Martson has said in recent interviews that her health is improving, and that she and Smith are currently in a good place in their relationship.
When we last saw Jay and Ashley, Ashley was contemplating divorce from Jay after she caught him on a dating app. Now, they're going on 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?. https://t.co/V4pZ2iDz0n pic.twitter.com/NNZsKKUZ06— E! News (@enews) March 19, 2019
Potthast and Castravet welcomed the arrival of healthy baby daughter Eleanor Louise on January 23. The couple told E! News that they were waiting for Castravet’s permanent residency approval, so that they could travel to Moldova. They plan to visit family, and to begin planning for their Moldavian wedding.
When Nafziger and M’Raouni last appeared on the show, the couple had put marriage on the back burner to open a business in Morocco. The business fizzled, and Nafziger was forced to fly home to Florida after her visa expired.
Rumors have circulated that the two have officially called off the wedding, and have split. However, Nafziger has staunchly defended the relationship, even with doubts circulating over the validity of M’Raouni’s planned business.
Despite the implication made during filming that she gave her fiancé a hefty sum for his venture, she denies that she provided anything approaching the widely quoted figure of $6,000, as SoapDirt reported.
Nafziger also denies rumors that M’Raouni is using her money to fund his lifestyle.
90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After? is set to air during the spring of 2019 on TLC.