90 Day Fiance star Michael Jessen finally confirmed the real score between him and his wife, Juliana Custodio. The wine business owner briefly returned to social media to announce the truth, and it's nothing short of shocking.
90 Day Fiance: Michael Jessen Greets Juliana Custodio on Their Anniversary
Michael Jessen has put breakup rumors to rest just in time for her and Juliana Custodio's second wedding anniversary. The 90 Day Fiance alum temporarily ended his hiatus and greeted his wife on Instagram.
But the supposed happy event instantly turned gloomy when Michael confirmed his split from Juliana. The father of two penned a lengthy and emotional message for his wife, who is currently in Germany.
"Today is only our second wedding anniversary and, sadly, our last," Michael Jessen announced. This finally confirmed the never-ending speculations that the 90 Day Fiance fan favorites had pulled the plug on their marriage.
Michael Blames COVID-19 for Split
Michael Jessen goes on to reveal the reason behind the separation. The 90 Day Fiance star said his and Juliana Custodio's marriage was hit hard by COVID-19.
Apparently, things got really bad for the couple with all the stress and difficulties brought by the pandemic. "Our marriage is a COVID-19 casualty that will not be showing up in any statistics," Michael Jessen explained.
The 90 Day Fiance celeb added that he's thankful that Juliana Custodio is "emerging healthier and stronger than ever" following the split. But that doesn't seem to be the case for him at all.
"All of us were completely drained by the end of it, and I did not maintain the strength of mind and the fortitude to be the husband that you wanted me to be," Michael Jessen said. "The stress and the pressure of providing for everyone got the better of me, and I did not take care of myself. All along, I failed to recognize that you were there for me."
90 Day Fiance: Michael Says Juliana Moves on With Someone New
Despite the split, Michael Jessen has nothing but good words for Juliana Custodio. The 90 Day Fiance cast member praised his supermodel wife for her "resilience" and "independence," which supposedly allows her to "survive and thrive" under any circumstances.
Unfortunately, the pandemic took its toll on their marriage. Michael said Juliana decided to leave and seek a fresh start. Now, she's living her best life thousands of miles away from him.
Michael Jessen revealed that Juliana Custodio had already moved on and "quickly found someone new." What's more shocking is that he's "happy" about it and even wishes her the best.
"I will remain with you in the wonderful memories that we shared together," Michael wrote. "My heart is broken."
Fans lauded the 90 Day Fiance star for handling the situation with grace and maturity. They think Michael Jessen truly loves Juliana Custodio and hope that he will find true happiness. Be sure to check back with Showbiz Army to get new updates about this story.