Larissa Dos Santos Lima tops the list of charismatic 90 Day Fiance alums. She appeared on season 6 of the hit reality show with now ex-husband Colt Johnson, and his mother Debbie Johnson. After that season, Larissa and Colt were cast for spinoff 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After.
Interest in Larissa grew as she amassed a huge social media following. So despite being done with reality TV, fans can follow Larissa on tabloid news and social media. But being a charismatic woman in the public eye has proved, unfortunately, alarming at times.
90 Day Fiance episodes should be shown in premarital counseling sessions–as examples of what not to do when getting married. Although some couples go on to have happy marriages, many others do not. Case in point–Colt Johnson and Larissa Dos Santos Lima. Anyone could have seen the couple were ill-suited for each other, with different temperaments, personalities–and views of what role mother-in-law Debbie Johnson would play in their marriage.
The tempestuous lovebirds weathered Larissa’s domestic violence arrests, jealousy and Colt’s online flirting. Inevitably, the couple called it quits. After their split, Colt and Larissa flaunted new relationships and tried to extend their 15 minutes of fame. Both seemed to enjoy taking post-split digs at each other, but they eventually came to an amicable divorce. And what does one do after a divorce? If you are Colt Johnson, you get rid of the evidence.
Eric Nichols was blind-sided, as were all 90-Day Fiance fans, when Larissa Dos Santos Lima broke up with him on Instagram. These two were hot and heavy for eight months already when Larissa decided it was time to end things. Everything about their relationship screamed for social media attention. Larissa even pulled Eric into the 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After Reunion to successfully badger Colt Johnson into a meltdown.
After Larissa dumped him, Eric decided to get even by having dinner with Colt and his mother, Debbie Johnson. In an obvious slight to Larissa, Eric posted pictures of the dinner on social media, including one of himself playing Deb’s infamous slot machine. Since Eric and Larissa made a point to share every aspect of their relationship with followers, it seems only logical that they would update fans on their reconciliation. But strictly as friends.
90 Day Fiance spinoff 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way successfully drew audiences in with a new premise: have the American partner move to a foreign country. Part of the appeal was watching the U.S. citizen reacting to their new culture and navigating the ways of the country.
For Deavan Clegg, it was the adjustment of living in a small space with husband Jihoon Lee and his parents. Since the show ended, Deavan often shares pictures of her life in Korea. And goodness, the food looks amazing! Unfortunately, the learning curve of living in a new country sometimes has negative consequences as well. Especially when it comes to decisions about body and health issues.
Reality TV and the desire to stay relevant makes for strange bedfellows. Someone who had watched the dynamic between Colt Johnson, ex-wife Larissa Dos Santos Lima, and her new boyfriend Eric Nichols on the 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After season 4 reunion would never guess how these relationships ended up. At the reunion, Colt professed his ongoing love for Larissa. Larissa responded by parading her new boyfriend, Eric, onscreen.
Colt descended into a rage while Larissa smirked into the camera. They had no contact after that. But that all changed recently when Larissa ended her relationship with Eric after less than a year of dating. She explained that she had jumped into the relationship too quickly and needed time to work on herself. This was shortly after Larissa revealed that she was battling depression and anxiety as a result of her arrests. Larissa claimed there were, “no hard feelings or regrettees.” But does Eric feel the same way?
Larissa Dos Santos Lima got under ex-husband Colt Johnson’s skin during the 90 Day Fiance Happily Ever After Tell when she brought her new man Eric Nichols into her Skype interview.
Now, Larissa is a single lady yet again.
Good for Eric. Poor Eric. The man found out that they split when his own mother saw Larissa’s post on her Instagram page.
Larissa Dos Santos Lima may be living her best life right now. After a dysfunctional marriage that was documented on 90 Day Fiance, the Brazilian beauty is happy with devoted partner Eric Nichols. Larissa has become somewhat of an Instagram influencer with posts about dieting, fashion, and cosmetic procedures.
Ex-husband Colt Johnson and his mother Debbie Johnson threatened Larissa with deportation after the dissolution of the marriage. And after three arrests for domestic violence, Larissa feared for her immigration status. Luckily, she avoided any jail time and claims that she will be receiving a green card. But it seems that all the stress of those arrests did come with a price.
Larissa Dos Santos Lima celebrated her birthday this weekend. The 90 Day Fiance star chose the same club where she hosted a divorce party earlier this year. Larissa looked fabulous with boyfriend Eric Nichols at her side. Love is a great beautician, and a bit of fillers and botox can’t hurt either.
Larissa, arguably, deserves a bit of happiness. She really didn’t have a great marriage with Colt Johnson. Regardless of taking sides, it just didn’t work between them. Larissa met Eric shortly after they split. Colt went public with a new girl in July and Larissa responded positively. Maybe it’s easier to be forgiving to a bad relationship when you’re in a good one.