Juliana Custodio and Michael Jessen, season 7 stars at the 90 Day Fiancé of TLC, are polar contradictions in several ways. Both Juliana and Michael are divorced, but Michael is about 20 years old than Juliana Custodio and has two children, Max and CeCe, with his ex-wife Sarah.
Michael and Juliana also come from very different financial backgrounds. Michael is a wealthy wine entrepreneur from Connecticut, while Juliana is a model from Brazil whose family struggled with money. The couple is open about the fact that the divorced father of two has somewhat helped the family of Juliana Custodio with financial support during their two years together.
In the episode of 90 Day Fiancé on December 8, ‘Early departure’, Michael’s ex-wife Sarah highlighted those differences in a rather uncomfortable way. Sarah, who recently remarried, asked Juliana and Michael to consider a prenuptial agreement to protect Michael’s property and the children’s inheritance in the event of a divorce.
Michael’s ex-wife brought up a prenuptial agreement
At the end of “Early departure” Michael’s ex-wife Sarah visited Michael and Juliana Custodio in their new home.
“It’s very strange for me that they are so close,” Juliana Custodio admitted to 90 Day Fiancé producers. She continued, “I understand, I fully understand that they have to be friends. But you know in my heart that I’m still a bit jealous, but it’s nothing crazy. “
After an uncomfortable conversation in which Sarah offered to be an officer at Michael’s wedding to Juliana Custodio, it became even more uncomfortable. “This is a kind of uncomfortable conversation, but I wouldn’t be a good mother if I didn’t ask,” Sarah began uncomfortably.
The mother of two then asked her ex-husband if he had come up with a prenuptial agreement to “ensure the children’s financial well-being is safe and cared for.
The ’90 Day Fiancé’ stars wrestled with the idea of a prenup
Michael for his part was completely on board with his ex-wife’s idea for a prenuptial agreement. “I do want to have a prenuptial agreement for no other reason than that Max and CeCe would have something outside of my responsibility to them,” he told 90 Day Fiancé producers.
“It’s something I’ve been thinking about,” Michael confirmed. He shared that he and Sarah “didn’t have much” when they got married, so they never worried about a marriage. But now that he’s richer than before, he explained, he wants to make sure that the children are protected in the event of a divorce.
Juliana Custodio looked lost and asked her fiancée what a prenuptial agreement was. She later told TLC producers that she had never heard of it. Michael explained: “It’s something we agree on before we get married” in the case of a divorce.
Juliana’s fiancée further explained that he didn’t believe that a divorce would happen, but he wanted to be prepared for the worst and do well by his children. “I obviously believe 100% in our relationship,” said the 90-day fiancée star. “But what happens when there is a divorce?”
“I don’t get it,” Juliana Custodio finally told Sarah and Michael, and encouraged her fiancée to talk to her about it later in private rather than in a group in the middle of the kitchen. “You have to be a little patient,” she admonished him.
Juliana admitted she sometimes felt left out of Michael’s family
Juliana confessed that she sometimes feels frustrated by Michael and Sarah’s conversations, especially their language barrier. “Sometimes when Michael and Sarah talk, I feel a bit lost because I speak Portuguese, no English,” complained the 90-day fiancé.
She added, “It scares me a little bit because I don’t know what’s going on… I don’t know if [Michael] cares about my opinion.” If he did, he would explain to the 90 Day Fiancé star make sure she was ‘aware of what was happening’.
Meanwhile, Sarah said she got what she needed from the conversation. “It was important for me to know that the children will be taken care of, and that’s all I care about,” she told TLC producers.
In the preview for next week’s episode, it seems that the prenup drama will continue. In the sneaking peek, Juliana and Michael go to a mediator to work out a potential prenup. Crying, Juliana drops a bomb and even goes so far as to tell producers: “[Michael] has more money, so he has more power.”