Natalie Mordovtseva on 90 Day Fiancé Season 8
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90 Day Fiancé: All of Season 8’s Bombshell Moments

90 Day Fiancé Season 8 was a truly standout season with an all-star cast and many shocking moments. Several of the season’s couples were featured again in other franchise spin-offs, and it’s not hard to see why. Cast members like Yara Zaya and Natalie Mordovtseva have become 90 Day Fiancé superstars that TLC is desperate to cast in as many shows as possible. 90 Day Fiancé Season 8’s bombshell moments were thanks to the stellar cast and their compelling drama.

Mike Cancels His Wedding at the Last Second

Mike Youngquist and Natalie were a couple that almost broke up multiple times before actually calling it quits. In 90 Day Fiancé Season 7, Natalie threw her engagement ring at Mike, seemingly calling off their engagement. But by Season 8, Natalie was eager to move to the U.S. and get married to Mike.

Their first 90 days together in America were extremely rough. The couple disagreed on just about everything, and Mike’s opinionated mother, Trish, didn’t make things any better. But Mike and Natalie’s biggest 90 Day Fiancé Season 8 bombshell moment came the morning of their wedding

Viewers were stunned as a tearful, and nearly hysterical, Natalie revealed that at the last minute, Mike called off the wedding. The situation was even more devastating to Natalie because her K-1 visa was set to expire just three days later. There was a lot of speculation that Mike planned the whole thing to cause maximum emotional pain for Natalie. However, Mike changed his mind and the couple got married, despite the massive red flags in their relationship.

Yara Finds Out She’s Pregnant

Yara and Jovi Dufren’s relationship was always a rollercoaster ride, and it sometimes seems that the two fight just as much as they get along. The couple faced difficult times even before Yara moved to the U.S., as she suffered a miscarriage from her first unplanned pregnancy with Jovi.

In America, the couple still experienced strife, and Yara even spoke, specifically, about how she didn’t trust Jovi enough to bear his children. However, fate had other things in store for the couple. During Season 8, Yara took a pregnancy test while on camera (the bathroom door was closed, thankfully), and discovered that she was indeed with child.

Though there have been pregnancy reveals on 90 Day Fiancé before, none were as surprising and well documented as the moment Yara found out she was pregnant. The reveal happened in real time, and viewers got Yara’s genuine initial reaction. While Yara was distraught to find out about her pregnancy, after welcoming her daughter, Mylah, all of her concerns melted away. Jovi and Yara turned into wonderful parents who absolutely adore their baby girl.

Rebecca’s Insecurities Get the Better of Her

There was always tension in Rebecca Parrott and Zied Hakimi’s relationship, due to the couple’s 22-year age gap, and things didn’t get better in the U.S. In 90 Day Fiancé Season 8, Zied finally arrived stateside, and at first, Rebecca couldn’t have been happier.

But there were several issues that quickly popped up. One was the skepticism from Rebecca’s daughter and son-in-law, but the other was Rebecca’s own jealousy. The couple went to dinner with Rebecca’s daughter and son-in-law, who brought along a young female friend. Rebecca saw red and immediately assumed the woman was flirting with Zied.

The woman offered to help with Zied and Rebecca’s efforts to move furniture into their new apartment, saying she had several trucks they could use. But Rebecca didn’t see her offers as helpful, and gave Zied a stern look. It was clear that Rebecca was jealous, and Zied quickly got the message and turned down the woman’s offer. Though jealousy is an issue in their relationship, the couple are surprisingly still together.

Amira is Detained in Mexico

One of 90 Day Fiancé Season 8’s bombshell moments that shook viewers the most featured Amira Lollysa, a one-and-done franchise cast member. She was in love with American man, Andrew Kenton, and though there was an ongoing pandemic, the two were determined to meet up and get the K-1 visa process started.

Andrew concocted a plan for them to meet in Mexico and quarantine there before returning to the States. But things didn’t go according to plan, and what happened next led to the unraveling of Andrew and Amira’s relationship. Once Amira arrived in Mexico, she was immediately detained for reasons that were never revealed to her.

Amira was detained for three grueling days in a freezing cold cell with no toilet paper or access to a shower. The French woman tearfully recounted her experience, and it was clear that her time in Mexico was extremely traumatizing. Andrew came up with another convoluted plan to get Amira to the U.S., but ultimately the couple split before Amira went through with it.

Julia Threatens to ‘Go Russia’

Young couple Julia Trubkina and Brandon Gibbs faced a lot of hardship early on in their 90 days, as they had to live with Brandon’s overbearing parents, Ron and Betty Gibbs. From the start, Julia detested living on the Gibbs family farm, and she didn’t appreciate being told to help out with taking care of the animals.

Julia had to endure Brandon’s parents’ constant meddling, from Betty trying to get Julia on birth control, to being admonished for using the hot tub. Eventually, Julia hit her limit and called Brandon while he was at work to confront him. 

She demanded to leave the farm at once, and threatened “I go Russia” if he didn’t comply. Though the couple didn’t move off the farm immediately after their tense phone call, they eventually rented an apartment and gained their independence.

90 Day Fiancé Season 8 was one for the books, and there were plenty of memorable bombshell moments that kept viewers entertained. Unfortunately, that’s more than can be said about some other seasons of the franchise.