We were first introduced to 90 Day Fiance stars Angela and Michael Ilesanmi on Season 2 of 90 Day Fiance, when Angela Deem flew from Georgia to Nigeria to meet Michael Ilesanmi. The two soon became a favorite couple, but their relationship is pretty rock solid given all their trust issues due to Michael’s many lies.
One of Angela Deem’s main concerns to continue with the marriage is whether Michael Ilesanmi will get a visa to move to the United States. “Because there is a chance that we will get married and Michael Ilesanmi still won’t be able to come to the U.S.,” she explained (by CheatSheet). “I know that marrying Michael is the only way to be together in the United States.
That’s not the only obstacle Angela Deem and Michael Ilesanmi had to overcome to be together. Michael Ilesanmi would like to have a biological child, but Angela Deem was told it would be difficult to have a baby at her age because she was not fertile. Angela Deem’s daughter Scottie also refused to donate an egg or become a surrogate for the couple, so a plan for a baby is currently on hold. Despite all their problems, the couple eventually got married in Nigeria. The happiness of the day was marred when Angela Deem found out that her mother was seriously ill and died shortly after. Can Angela Deem and Michael’s marriage overcome all the obstacles they had to overcome?
90 Day Fiance: Will Michael Ilesanmi and Angela Deem’s Marriage Survive?
The pandemic has made things challenging for many couples, and it seems that 90 Day Fiance stars Angela and Michael are one of those couples. The two have been separated since the beginning of COVID-19, which is incredibly difficult because Angela Deem is still mourning for her mother.
Angela Deem said during part one of the 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After? Tell-All reunion (via ScreenRant), “It’s really hard, like sometimes, you know, you just need your husband. COVID ruined that. I can’t just fly there.”
Plus, Angela Deem and Michael Ilesanmi are still dealing with some major visa problems. The coronavirus pandemic is likely to make the process take longer than the typical six to eight months required for approval. “After the pandemic, we will probably have to wait another year for him to get the marriage visa. But [if] we get through all this, and we are still together, then can remain silent,” Angela said at the Tell-All reunion.
Syndicated council columnist Amy Dickinson answered a reader’s question on how to deal with the difficulties of long-distance relationships in the COVID-19 era. To the question of how to deal with any problems that couples might have, Dickinson wrote: “The only answer here is to talk about it. Communication has not been one of Angela’s and Michael’s strengths. But on the other hand, if the 90-day engaged couple has come this far, they can make it.