[90 Day Fiance Spoilers Warning: This report contains spoilers revealing whether Angela and Michael married and if the 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After? couple is still together now].
Angela, a 53-year-old nursing assistant from Hazlehurst, GA, and Michael, a 31-year-old from Lagos, Nigeria, starred on several 90 Day Fiance shows before appearing on Season 5 of 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?.
Angela and Michael got to know each other for several months online and over the phone before Angela made her first trip over to Nigeria to find out whether there was a real possibility of them being together.
Angela set out to prove to her family and friends she wasn’t being scammed, and it didn’t take long for her to fall head-over-heels in love with Michael.
But as their relationship progressed, issue after issue seemed to arise, such as Angela’s jealousy and lack of trust in Michael. The pair therefore broke up and got back together many times throughout their journey to the altar.
Angela broke up with Michael during the filming of 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days Season 2’s Tell-All special after hearing he had called her his “elder.”
But in September 2018, Michael told a fan who commented on his Facebook page that he was “engaged” and expecting to move to the United States in 2019 under “God’s grace” before changing his privacy settings to restrict public viewing of his posts.
Days after 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days Season 2’s Tell-All special aired on TLC in October 2018, Angela also changed her relationship status to “Engaged” on Facebook.
Then, in May 2019, Angela not only confirmed the couple was still together and engaged, but also that they would be returning for Season 3 of 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days.
“We are getting married! We’re filming Before the 90 Days right now! He’s coming here [to the United States],” Angela told a fan who saw her in New York.
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Season 3 of Before the 90 Days premiered in August 2019 and showed Angela traveling to Nigeria a second time and working through some additional issues in their relationship — including Michael’s requirement that he have a child with Angela, despite her age — in preparation of Angela filing for Michael K-1 visa.
90 Day Fiance‘s seventh season, which premiered in November 2019, showed Angela and Michael trying to get Michael’s K-1 visa approved so he could move to the United States and they could get married in front of Angela’s family in America.
However, Michael’s K-1 visa was denied following his visa interview, seemingly because his romance with Angela didn’t seen genuine and sincere.
Michael therefore suggested to Angela they get married in Nigeria and then apply for a K-3 spousal visa, but Angela had been against the idea of having her wedding in a foreign country because she wanted her elderly mother, Glenda Faye Standridge, to be able to attend in addition to the rest of her family.
However, by the time 90 Day Fiance‘s seventh season ended, Angela had reassessed the possibility after Michael’s family pressured Angela a bit and insisted a wedding in Nigeria would be the right decision and the fastest way for Michael and Angela to be together.
On 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?’s fifth-season premiere, Angela explained she and Michael had made “a deal.”
“If I hear anything about the K-1 visa, Michael will come to the U.S. and we’ll have our 90 days and have a wedding here,” Angela said in a confessional.
“But if the K-1 visa doesn’t come through, I’m going to be marrying Michael in Nigeria because I love him and want to do whatever will get Michael over here in the quickest way possible.”
Angela then set out to find a person who would be willing to witness her potential wedding in Nigeria in order to make it official and check with her gynecologist on whether she could have a baby.
Angela’s doctor, Dr. Carmela Pettigrew, broke the news to Angela that she didn’t have any eggs and the chances of getting pregnant on her own — without an egg donor or going through in vitro fertilization — were “essentially zero.”
Angela also learned she could possibly have cancerous cells in her uterus, and so she had an endometrial biopsy done.
Angela eventually talked to Glenda about her struggle, and Glenda, who had pneumonia, wasn’t doing very well.
Glenda gave Angela permission to marry Michael in Nigeria, and Angela cried over the idea of her mother missing her wedding. A part of Angela also feared her mother wouldn’t be alive once she returned to America.
Angela later met with her immigration lawyer, Lou, to draw her up a will in order to make sure Michael and her grandkids would all be taken care of in the case of her dying after marrying Michael. She decided her assets would be split 50/50 between them.
Angela then learned her K-1 visa case had been sent from Nigeria to the United States, which was progress.
“Michael and I have our issues, but I honestly don’t think there’s anything in Michael’s past that would to make the government not let him come,” Angela told the cameras.
“But it does scare me if the government thinks there is something in his background that they might not ever give him clearance to come to the United States.”
But if Angela didn’t hear back from K-1 visa soon enough, she planned to just trust Michael and marry him in Nigeria, even though she wished she could see him interact with her grandchildren.
Meanwhile, Michael’s aunt Lydia told him that men are allowed to have two wives in Nigeria and so if Angela couldn’t carry and give him a child, the second wife could have a baby and place the baby under Angela’s care.
Michael insisted Angela would never go for that and wouldn’t approve of him having multiple wives, but Michael said it’s “very important” to him to welcome a child.
After Skyla turned Angela down on being the witness for her mother’s wedding — a decision Angela called “bullsh-t — Angela’s best friend JoJo accepted the responsibility.
Angela was then shown packing her suitcase for her trip to Nigeria and admitted she was feeling “overwhelmed” because she had never envisioned she’d be tying the knot in another country. She also had yet to receive the test results from her biopsy.
Angela was not only nervous about her health and overwhelmed about becoming a wife, but she worried her mother was going to pass away during her stay in Nigeria.
“I try not to think about it, but anything can happen. This could be the last time I see my mom… [but] I have to be a tough leader and act like nothing bothers me, and that’s hard,” Angela explained in a confessional.
Angela finally traveled to Nigeria and reunited with Michael. The pair intended to live with each other together during Angela’s stay to see how they would work and get along as a married couple.
Angela was looking forward to cooking with Michael and just doing normal everyday things with him at the “cute” apartment they’d be staying at, which Michael had picked out for them.
Angela and Michael only had three weeks to plan their wedding and they seemed happy — until Michael brought Angela to meet his friend Dawa, a Nigerian-born man who lived in the United States before, and some friends.
Angela didn’t understand why Michael wanted to ask Dawa questions about living in America when she herself is from America and he’d be joining her life.
It turns out Michael was actually hoping his pals might convince Angela to live in Nigeria longer than initially anticipated. Michael’s sudden change of heart was a shock since he’s always been so excited to move to the United States.
But that wasn’t going to happen for Angela, who had a mother and grandkids to take care of at home.
“I know how it is and I cannot live here. I’ll listen out of respect for your friend, but I am not moving here,” Angela told Michael, adding, “I love America.”
Angela was already upset she had to get married in Nigeria and apply for a spousal visa, so she couldn’t believe Michael was essentially asking her to move to Nigeria.
Angela admitted she’s a “spoiled” American who couldn’t possibly give up running water and electricity.
When Angela sat down with Michael’s friends, it was quiet and awkward because Angela realized she’d be meeting with three women. Angela was furious because she thought she was going to be introduced to a man, so she immediately said, “I’m done,” and walked away.
“I want to be away from you. There is not going to be a marriage. Tell a woman to tell me what the f-ck is going on in America. F-ck that and f-ck you too,” Angela told Michael.
Michael tried to explain once they got back in the car that Dawa wasn’t present at the gathering and he didn’t know why, but Angela screamed at him to shut up and “go to hell.”
Angela didn’t like the idea of Michael going and hanging out with several women when she couldn’t be there, and she was incredibly pissed off. Angela didn’t even like Michael communicating with women on social media.
“I don’t need to marry a stupid man. [Those women] aren’t going to tell me anything about my household or about you… So maybe you need to marry one of them, Michael. Hang out with women. When did you think I was going to agree with that?!” Angela shouted.
Skyla then called Angela on the phone and said Angela’s grandmother had “lost her mind.” Angela explained those are the signs of dementia and Skyla needed to take her “mama” to the hospital.
Michael said he understood and there was a lot of stress in Angela’s life that was probably making her upset. Michael was concerned about his future wife and seemed to do everything he could to calm her down and support her.
“I didn’t mean to harm you. I am only connected to the guy, not the ladies,” Michael assured Angela. “I don’t have any connection with them.”
Angela told Michael that she didn’t come to Nigeria to fight with him — she traveled to a foreign country to marry him and be with him. The pair therefore reconciled and held hands.
“Does he really know what’s going on with me as a person at home with my mom’s health?” Angela questioned in a confessional.
“I’m scared that I might not see my mother again. This trip is to see if Michael is ready to be a husband, my husband, and right at this moment, I don’t see it.”
So did Angela and Michael go through with a wedding, and is the 90 Day Fiance couple together now?
Not only are Angela and Michael still a couple, but they are now married!
In January 2020, Angela decided to marry Michael in Nigeria, despite her previous reluctance, and so they went through with a wedding!
Angela and Michael got married in Nigeria on January 27, according to wedding photos that leaked online.
A pair of crew members were visible in the photos holding boom microphones over Angela and Michael as they exchanged vows, suggesting the ceremony was filmed for future broadcast.
The wedding will presumably air on the fifth season of 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?.
But unfortunately for Angela, her beloved mother passed away at age 77 on February 8 in a hospital in Jacksonville, FL, less than two weeks after Angela’s wedding.
It’s unclear whether Angela was able to return to America and reunite with her mother prior to Glenda’s passing.
On May 10, Angela posted a sweet tribute to her mother on Instagram and wrote, “Mother, I need you so much, I wish you were here. However, it comforts me to know that I did everything I could for you.”
“Happy Mother’s Day to you in heaven. Also want to wish my Mother in law (Iya bieu) Happy mother’s day.. we love you. To all mothers out there!! Happy Mother’s day.”
Claims that Angela and Michael had decided to attempt to resolve Michael’s K-1 visa problems by getting married in Nigeria on January 27 had surfaced online the week prior, when Angela was spotted at a Nigerian airport with a camera crew.
“A pastor in my fb uploaded this picture yesterday when he arrived from Canada to Nigeria. Look who is in the back lol,” the Facebook poster wrote alongside the photo.
The photo unintentionally captured Angela and three crew members filming behind the pastor and showed Angela talking to the camera as two crew members filmed the 90 Day Fiance star with a camera and a microphone pole as a producer stood beside the cameraman.
Michael denied he’s with Angela just to get a Green Card in the United States during a late June interview with In Touch Weekly, suggesting they are still together and fighting for their love.
A fan commented on a throwback video posted to the couple’s shared Instagram account, “Oh my god. Michael all this sh-t for a green card. Oh lord, this is torture.”
Shortly afterward, Michael clapped back.
“Dude. What’s your problem? This is Michael,” he wrote, according to In Touch.
“Is there something you [are] looking for or someone who hurt you? Why the hate? Please unfollow us OK, if you don’t like what you see [shaking my head]. One more silly comment from you, I’ll block [your] ass [I don’t care].”
Angela admitted during a June 2020 interview with Entertainment Tonight there is a tiny part of her that worries Michael is just after a Green Card, but she apparently manages to talk herself out of that doubt.
“Me being an American, maybe five percent or two percent when we fight thinks, ‘Is it that?’ But when I get my senses back, I really feel like in my heart that it ain’t,” Angela shared.
“Now, we won’t really know now, will we? Because, you know, I’ve always thought in past relationships, you know, this is going to work… All I can tell them is to keep watching and if they’re right, they’re right. If they’re wrong, they’re wrong. I’m gonna stick by my man and I’m gonna fight for him and that’s it.”
“If I really thought he was scamming me, my ass wouldn’t be going back over there. But he does have a lot to learn because he’s young and he’s from Nigeria. But I’m really sweet to him at certain times,” she added.
Angela said Michael must be in love with her to go through what they’ve gone through together.
“Getting rid of him is not easy,” Angela joked. “Because that’s real love, you know? Let’s face it, being on the show four times, he could’ve moved on a while back. I’ve learned that he really truly does love me.”
In addition, Angela and Michael often post sweet things about each other on their shared Instagram account, showing they are still an item.
In mid-July 2020, Angela posted a video of Michael dancing and captioned it, “My sexy nigerian,” along with emoticons of a smiling face with three hearts as well as the blowing-kiss face.
And in the comments section, Angela put five fire emojis with two upside-down smiling faces.
In early July, Angela and Michael captioned a selfie, “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. Love my. Happy New Month everyone. #staysafe #teamangelamichael #happyeverafter.”
The pair also posted a couple of throwback photos of them sitting in a car together one week earlier.
The post was captioned, “Goofing with my [heart]. #tb #naijamusic #Teamangelamichael.”
On May 5, the couple posted alongside a different photo of themselves, “Things work out Best for Those who make the Best of how things work out. #staypositive #allwillbewell #teamangelamichael.”
And back on April 18, the pair wrote, “You don’t care about materialistic things or how much your partner has to offer. All you know is that you love them unconditionally and you vow to give them your heart. #letlovelead #90dayfiance #stayhealthy #staysafe.”
Two days earlier, Angela commented about “how time flies” given a whole two years had passed since she first flew to Nigeria to meet Michael in person.
Angela and Michael appear to be living happily ever after, after all!