’90 Day Fiancé’: Deavan Clegg’s Mom Addresses Separation Rumors After Jihoon Lee’s Cryptic Message

Jihoon Lee and Deavan Clegg posing for TLC hero image.
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TLC star Deavan Clegg’s mother, Elicia, is setting the record straight about her daughter’s relationship with husband Jihoon Lee, according to a report from Screen Rant.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way couple has been struggling to make their marriage work while appearing on the show. Earlier this week, Jihoon took to social media and posted the words “I’m done,” before deleting his accounts. Fans of the couple immediately assumed he was talking about his relationship with Deavan and rumors that the pair had officially broken up began circulating.

After seeing the rumors, Elicia uploaded a video — which can be seen here — to clear the air about the couple’s status. She began by saying she made the video on her daughter’s behalf and said that Deavan was unable to record a response because her phone was “literally blowing up.” Elicia then denied that her son-in-law had walked away from his marriage, and assured fans and followers that all was well.

“There’s nothing to worry about,” she said. “As you guys know, reality TV is a very difficult thing to do. It’s a barrage of both love, and of extreme hate and you guys generally see the hate.”

Deavan and Jihoon with their baby.
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She went on to say that the constant barrage of negative feedback from the public had overwhelmed her son-in-law, leading to his social media outburst.

“With this amount of pressure, it was at Jihoon’s best interest to step back. He did take it a little far by deleting everything and saying that he was done, but sometimes, life is full of pressure.”

Elicia said that he would be back in a few weeks.

Jihoon and Deavan’s love story has been filled with highs and lows. The pair met and chatted online before Jihoon traveled to meet his new love interest in-person. They immediately hit it off and she got pregnant during his first visit. Later, they agreed that Deavan would move to South Korea to live with Jihoon, but he neglected to tell her that he was unemployed and in debt. After learning the truth, the mother-of-two traveled back home to America but made plans to return once her beau was employed and able to take care of his family.

After some time, Jihoon said that he was able to fulfill his obligations, so his wife packed her bags for the second time and went back to his home country with her daughter, son, and mother. However, it was soon revealed that Jihoon had lied about his financial situation.

After the episode aired, many people accused him of being a liar. They have also called him lazy, according to a separate report from Screen Rant.