Nicole recently started a job as a barista at a local Starbucks, “an insider told In Touch Weekly, the job that Nicole did before she moved to Morocco for three months in 2018.
Nicole was planning to marry Azan when she resigned and traveled to Morocco last year, but the wedding plans were canceled.
“Her family hopes that having a job will help her take care of herself and become an adult and a mother,” the insider said.
Moreover, Nicole now rents her own apartment – instead of crashing at her mother, father or sister’s house – and she has enrolled her five-year-old daughter, May, in kindergarten.
Nicole was hoping to live in Morocco right now and may go to school abroad, but things clearly didn’t go the way Nicole expected.
“Nicole moved out of her mother’s house and now lives in her own apartment with May,” the insider told the magazine.
“She still has a good relationship with her mother, Robbalee. She helps a lot to take care of May when Nicole is busy or has to work.”
Until Nicole and Azan settle down together, if they ever do, Nicole would allegedly find it necessary to pick up the pieces in her own life and be independent for a while.
“The great thing is that her life is back on track. She is starting this new phase of living, working and bringing May to school,” the insider continued.
“She is now concentrating on those aspects of her life before she can consider going to Morocco or starting a future with Azan.”
A source told In Touch earlier this week that the marriage of Nicole and Azan in Morocco is still ‘in the air’, although Nicole had said months ago that it was ‘very likely’ that her marriage would take place at the end of 2019.
“She has to save a lot if she even wants to afford a plane ticket to go there,” said the source.
Allegedly, Nicole initially planned to return to Morocco in June after the marriage of her sister Taylor.
But “nobody talked about Nicole getting married because she’s not talking about it,” the source recently told.
Nicole and Azan met on a mobile dating app years ago when she was 21 years old and lived in Bradenton, FL. Azan was then 23 years old and from Agadir, Morocco.
Nicole and Azan started playing reality TV by playing season 4 of the original 90 Day Fiance series, followed by season 5 of the series.
That later led to an appearance on season 3 of 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After? and then Season 4, recently packed on TLC.
Nicole and Azan got engaged during Nicole’s first trip to Morocco, and then they wanted to get married on her second trip to the home of Azan.
However, wedding plans failed due to financial burdens and time constraints.
At the time, Azan seemed to convince Nicole to invest $ 6,000 of her wedding money in opening a beauty store instead, while planning to contribute $ 500 to the total cost.
It is unclear whether that store was a real possibility or will one day actually open it, since both people have made different claims in recent months.
Fans were skeptical about last year’s wedding cancellation because they thought it was all Azan doing and Nicole pretended to be on board because she didn’t want to throw Azan under the bus or make either of them look bad.
When Nicole returned to Florida as a single woman in 2018, she had plans to return to Morocco so that she could finally marry Azan.
But there is concern that Azan is not on the same page because Nicole thought it was great to have bought a ticket to Morocco in 2019 – only to cancel the trip two weeks later. (Prior to Nicole’s plans in Morocco, Azan had also canceled the couple’s vacation to Grenada due to an alleged “family emergency”.)
Nicole never disclosed the reasons for canceling her last trip to Morocco, but the frustration and disappointment all over her face during season 4 of 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After? pointed out that Azan is the decision maker.
During the Tell-All special for the spin-off, Nicole announced that it was a year ago that she last saw Azan and her trip to Morocco in 2019 did not take place “because sometimes things are just personal.”
Despite concerns from family, friends and even 90 Day Fiance fans, Nicole apparently continues to believe that Azan loves her and his intentions are pure.