90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days features Angela Deem and Michael Ilesanmi attempting to iron out their issues on Season 3, however spoilers have already leaked out about whether the couple is still together and engaged or has split.
[90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days Spoiler Warning: Stop reading now if you do not want to find out the current status of Angela and Michael’s relationship and if they are still together before their story airs on the TLC spinoff].
The third season of 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days premiered August 4, but this isn’t Angela and Michael’s first time on reality TV.
Angela and Michael, whose formal name is Kehinde Ilesanmi, previously appeared on Season 2 of 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days.
Angela was a 52-year-old nursing assistant for Hospice from Hazlehurst, GA, when she became acquainted with Michael, a 30-year-old from Nigeria, for the first time online.
Angela helped to raise six grandchildren and had been married before and divorced young. Angela never thought she’d marry again until she met Michael on Facebook.
After talking for a few months over the phone and social media, Angela traveled to Nigeria to meet Michael in person.
She planned to propose marriage to Michael right away in Nigeria, but then she discovered some red flags, such as Michael admitting he had received oral sex from a woman at a club.
Angela therefore pushed her proposal off and felt the need to get to know Michael better first.
Angela, however, received plenty of warnings from her friends as well that she was being scammed and duped by Michael.
And Michael’s intentions weren’t exactly clear given he wanted to move to the United States badly. He even idolized President Donald Trump and said he aspires to be a wealthy, successful businessman in America.
But that was the least of Angela and Michael’s problems, as they seemed to bicker more than they had fun during Angela’s short stay in Nigeria.
But Angela said she and Michael made up after every fight and truly fell in love with each other. Angela insisted Michael had her heart and he made her feel appreciated and wanted.
She was therefore determined to go ahead with the process of bringing Michael over to the United States.
Meanwhile, Michael said he was looking forward to working on and bettering himself so he could become the man Angela wanted him to be.
But 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days’ second season ended with Angela accusing Michael of wiping out her bank account and telling him to “go to hell.” (Angela later said the incident was actually due to a bank ATM error).
After that, Angela broke up with Michael during the filming 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days’ Season 2 Tell-All special after hearing he had called her his “elder.”
Angela repeatedly insisted she was “done” with Michael at the time, but that didn’t turn out to be the case.
In September 2018, Michael reportedly told a fan who commented on his Facebook page that he was “engaged” and expecting to move to the U.S. in 2019 under “God’s grace” before changing his privacy settings to restrict public viewing of his posts.
Then, days after 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days’ Season 2 Tell-All special aired on TLC in October 2018, Angela changed her relationship status to “Engaged” on Facebook.
A month later, Angela confirmed she and Michael were still an item during an interview with In Touch Weekly.
“I’m in love with him. I don’t just love him. I can move on, but why? We’ve come this far,” Angela told the magazine at the time.
“Me and Michael have been together before any of this and we’re going to make it. It’s just going to be hard. I miss him extremely and I want to be with him.”
During the new season of 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days, Angela discussed how her relationship with Michael has evolved since their last appearance on the franchise.
“Michael and I have been engaged for about a year now. Truth of the matter is we have some issues still, but I love him and I miss him, so I filed for the K-1 visa. And when he gets here, we’ll get married. I love him that much,” Angela told the cameras.
Angela, however, planned to return to Nigeria one last time while waiting for Michael’s visa to be approved.
Angela said Michael had to prove he’d do whatever it takes to make her happy, especially since she had asked him to stop social media and he continued anyway and posted photos “showboating” with other women.
Angela only spent two weeks with Michael their first time together, but she was still planning for their wedding day in the United States. Angela therefore checked out a venue called Cotton Patch, which featured a pond, gardens and fountains.
Angela wanted to have an American wedding followed by an African-style reception, complete with fireworks and televisions to show her guests her journey with Michael from the beginning.
Angela was quoted $45,000 for the venue and all of her special touches, which she thought was way too much and overwhelming.
Angela hoped she could make a decision “once and for all” whether Michael was the one for her because the last thing she wanted to do was blow a bunch of money on her wedding and then have things not work out between them.
Angela later told her daughter Skyla she loved Michael but wasn’t sure she could trust him. Angela vented about Michael’s behavior on social media but then revealed he wants a baby and she probably couldn’t have one given her age.
Angela asked Skyla to give her an egg so she could have a baby with Michael, but Skyla was totally against the idea because the child would technically be hers.
Angela therefore asked Skyla if she would consider carrying her baby as a surrogate, but Skyla called that idea “crazy” as well and said her mom wasn’t thinking things through.
However, Skyla told Angela she “might” carry the baby once she and Michael settle into their life together and really commit to one another.
In the most recent episode of the series, Angela said she was prepared to travel to Nigeria in one week to see her fiance, whom she had proposed to one year prior.
She reiterated how she had applied for the K-1 visa one year ago and intended to marry Michael once he arrives in the United States.
Angela learned the paperwork, however, was being processed in California and would take five to eight months to clear. She was warned by her lawyer to take this very seriously because it would be a life-altering decision.
Angela did have her doubts after all. Not only did Michael allegedly follow and pay attention to other women on social media despite her wishes, but he also wanted a baby and Angela didn’t think she could physically give him one.
Angela was also warned by her lawyer Michael’s entry into America would cost her thousands of more dollars and she’d be held financially responsible for him even if their relationship doesn’t work out.
Angela said she loved Michael but they needed to build trust in their relationship in order for her to feel ready for all of this.
Michael, for instance, apparently lied to Angela about going out on his birthday.
Michael told Angela he’d stay home and talk to her on his birthday, but he apparently didn’t answer his phone over a six-hour period. Angela said Michael, once again, failed to deliver on his promises.
“He tells me what I want to hear and then he does what he wants,” Angela vented to the cameras.
Michael explained he had his phone on him but was in a noisy place and so he couldn’t answer the phone.
Angela was stressed out because she was working hard to bring Michael over to America, double shifts and whatnot at her job, and he couldn’t even step outside to briefly take her call and touch base.
Angela considered canceling her trip to Nigeria as a result. Angela was angry not because Michael went out on his birthday but because he had lied to her again.
Angela didn’t think Michael cared for or respected her, and she said she wasn’t going to bring him to America if he was going to continue to lie to her. But Michael told Angela that he’d made it up to her and he loved and missed her.
Angela said her next trip to Nigeria was going to “make or break” her relationship because she didn’t deserve to be treated like this.
Did Angela and Michael work through their issues and stay together and engaged, or has the 90 Day Fiance couple split?
In April 2019, Michael took to Instagram and shared a photo of the couple from when they were filming the 90 Day Fiance spinoff.
“Forever and a day more,” Michael wrote with a heart at the time, showing they were still together at the time.
One month later, Angela confirmed the couple was still together, engaged, and would be returning for Season 3 of 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days.
Angela was in New York City for an appearance at the time, and she spilled the beans to a fan who approached her for a photo about how she and Michael were still planning to tie the knot.
“We are getting married! We’re filming Before the 90 Days right now! He’s coming here [to the United States],” Angela told the fan, according to In Touch.
When asked if Michael “learned how to act right” in recent months, Angela reportedly said all good things about him.
“Yes girl, just gotta feed him some chicken and behind closed doors, he ain’t back talking,” Angela reportedly told her fan.
And as recently as June 2019, Michael posted several photos of the couple on his Instagram account — including a selfie of them together.