As 90 Day Fiance fans know, the TLC reality show runs way behind real life. Whatever happens in the show, already happened some time ago. For this reason, after Michael Ilesanmi and Angela Deem finally tied the knot in Nigeria, fans want to know if he is now in the States?
90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After? stars Angela and Michael
Michael Ilesanmi and Angela Deem were first introduced during Season 2 of 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days. The pair met on social media and their long-distance love was documented on the TLC reality show. This included both the highs and lows of their relationship. One of the low episodes was when Michael was denied a K-1 visa.
Angela and Michael have now enjoyed a long-distance relationship for some three years. In the most recent episode of 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After? fans finally got to see their wedding. The end of that episode left fans in tears over the possible fate of Angela’s mom in the States. However, this doesn’t stop them from wondering if the pair is now happily living in America.
Michael and Angela discuss the future
Following their traditional Nigerian wedding and a lively reception, Angela, 54, and Michael, 31, went for a nightcap. Angela was ready to continue their lives as a married couple. During this scene, Angela tells the cameras she is ready to start the spousal visa process right away. Also known as the CR-1 visa, this allows the spouse of an American citizen to legally enter the country. Angela says they have wasted enough time on the K-1 and it is finally time for Michael to come home.
Michael agrees with Angela, who told him that hopefully, the Lord is on their side. She says she is praying he will get the visa within six to eight months. Michael responds, saying he prays too. He added, “Let’s have faith and be positive and pray.”
90 Day Fiance stars Angela and Michael and bad news
While fans watched Angela and Michael’s wedding in September, they actually tied the knot in January. Angela likely filed for Michael’s CR-1 visa as soon as she got back home to Georgia. However, also in that episode, fans heard devastating news relating to Angela’s mother. Following their wedding celebration and evening together, Angela received a message from her daughter Skyla. She learned her sick mother, Glenda Faye Standridge, was found unresponsive at home and taken to the ICU.
Sadly, Glenda passed away on February 8, which makes it look like Angela didn’t have much time to apply for Michael’s visa. As noted by In Touch, she would have had to spend time caring for her ailing mother followed by handling the funeral arrangements.
On top of losing her mom, the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March. When this happened, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) placed all visa applications on hold. If Angela did get the application in quickly, it is possible the process could now have restarted since the easing of the lockdown.
As mentioned before, Angela said it can take six to eight months for the CR-1 visa to be approved. With the delays of the coronavirus pandemic, it will likely take even longer. It looks like Angela and Michael will now revert to their long-distance relationship for now, despite being married.
Keep up with Angela and Michael on 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After? on TLC, Sundays at 8 pm ET.