90 Day Fiance couple Loren Goldstone and Alexei Brovarnik have a reason to celebrate because Alexei has officially become an American citizen.
“THAT’S IT!!! He did it! We did it! We OFFICIALLY have a US citizen!!” Loren captioned several photos of the couple celebrating with tiny American flags in their hands outside of the USCIS Immigration Office in Oakland Park, FL, late last week.
“Closed this chapter and cannot wait for the next one together!!! US #teambrovarnik #soproud #thisishappilyeverafter #hardworkpaysoff #soulmates #90dayfiance #newuscitizen.”
The pair were all smiles, and one picture showed Alexei — who moved to the U.S. from Israel — smiling among his large class of other new U.S. citizens.
And then one day later, Loren posted a video to her Instagram Stories of the couple that was later reposted by 90 Day Fiance Instagrammer John Yates on his own Instagram account.
“So, big news in the Brovarnik household — what just happened?” Loren asked in the video before panning over to her husband with the camera.
“I got [naturalized]!” Alexei answered while holding a collection of documents. “I got my citizenship. That’s it! I am an American now!”
“We have a U.S. America, you guys!” Loren gushed in the video. “I’m so excited! And thank you all for following the journey with us.”
When John reposted the video, he captioned it, “Congratulations on your United States citizenship Alex! USUSUS #90DayFiance #90DayFianceHappilyEverAfter #90DayFiancePillowTalk.”
The 90 Day Fiance couple announced earlier this month Alexei was in the final steps of becoming an official American citizen.
Loren, who appeared on Season 3 of 90 Day Fiance with Alexei followed by the first two seasons of 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?, took to Instagram on January 7 revealing the big news.
“What a busy, yet exciting day!! Our full 90 Day Fiance process in its entirety has been completed,” the 31-year-old pregnant reality TV star wrote at the time, sharing a picture of Alexei sleeping on a couch behind her.
She added the following hashtags to her post: “#blessed #wehaveacitizen #allsmiles #teambrovarnik #babybrov #hardworkpaysoff #soproud.”
Loren then shared more details about Alexei’s U.S. citizenship status on her Instagram Stories shortly afterwards.
“All smiles today! We just had Alex’s citizenship interview and he passed it,” Loren wrote on a photo of herself smiling, according to In Touch Weekly.
“After years of applications, waiting, hard work and patience, @alex_brovarnik got approved to be a U.S. citizen. 2 weeks until his swearing in ceremony!”
Meanwhile, Alexei wrote on his own Instagram account at the time, “Make way for a new American, passed the citizenship test yesterday… #teambrovarnik #babybrov #citizenship #newamerican.”
Loren and Alexei had talked about how Alexei was in the process of obtaining his American citizenship in two episodes of 90 Day Fiance: What Now?’s third season, which were released online by TLC in April 2019, along with the rest of the original digital series’ 21-episode third season.
The two episodes documented Loren and Alexei’s life in Hollywood Beach, FL, and the topic of Alexei’s citizenship came up when the pair discussed their ideal timeline for starting a family.
The 90 Day Fiance: What Now? episodes showed the couple disagreeing on when would be the right time to welcome a child and where it would fall in their list of priorities, especially since the lovebirds were new homeowners at the time.
Loren pushed to try to get pregnant as soon as possible because she had baby fever, but in addition to the responsibilities of their new Florida condo, Alexei was going through the “long and tedious process” of obtaining his American citizenship — but he was near the end of it.
Alexei hoped to obtain his American citizenship before having a baby, telling the 90 Day Fiance: What Now? cameras, “It will make me feel more comfortable with moving on with our lives and babies and next steps in our marriage.”
But Loren was aching for a baby, and many of her friends were already pregnant.
Alexei didn’t think Loren was taking into account how expensive it was going to be to renovate their home and raise a child. He didn’t think they could afford to do it all at once.
Alexei’s original plan, as a result, was to obtain his citizenship within six to eight months, renovate their house, travel as a couple, and then get pregnant.
But Loren accused her husband of using his citizenship “an excuse to delay other things” — and she admittedly didn’t “want to wait much longer” to start a family.
“I don’t know if I’m ready for a baby right now,” Alexei confessed during the show. “But I don’t know if anybody is ever really ready for it… I wish I knew what being ready for a kid looks like.”
Alexei not only felt pressure to make Loren happy since she had envisioned having a few babies by age 30, but both of their families also wanted a baby in the picture soon.
The couple therefore ultimately agreed to start trying for a child in November 2019, which would mean the baby’s arrival would be in August 2020.
Loren wanted to move that date up to October 2019, but Alexei wasn’t willing to budge because he had a feeling Loren would get pregnant right away, which turned out to be correct!
The TLC couple is currently expecting their first child together to be born in a few months.
Loren and Alexei, who have been married for over four years now, announced they were expecting Baby No. 1 in late October 2019. Two months later, they shared Loren is pregnant with a baby boy and due in May.
“We were a smidge surprised needless to say, but we wouldn’t have it any other way! And we just can’t wait to meet our son this May! #teambrovarnik #babybrov #May2020 #boymom #letthebalaganbegin #blessed,” Loren captioned a slideshow of photos from the couple’s gender reveal party, which took place in December 2019.
Loren and Alexei met on her birthright trip to Israel. She was the staff leader and Alexei was the medic, and she found him “incredibly handsome.”
The pair kept in touch once Loren returned to the United States, and then she visited him five times in one year — which resulted in an engagement.
Once Alexei got approved for the K-1 visa and traveled to America, the couple got married during his 90-day visit in September 2015. They also subsequently had a second ceremony in Israel in July 2016 so both of their families could celebrate.
Loren and Alexei currently appear together on 90 Day Fiance: Pillow Talk, which features former 90 Day Fiance cast members offering commentary on the reality franchise’s current episodes.
The seventh season of 90 Day Fiance airs on Sunday nights at 8PM ET/PT on TLC.