Former 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? stars Larissa Dos Santos and Eric Nichols looked primed to start a new life toward the latest season's end, but apparently, 2020 had other plans for the pair. Larissa was fired from TLC and detained by ICE all in the span of a month, and more recently, there were major signs that she and Eric had split up once again.
Not too longer after speculation surfaced concerning potential trouble with the 90 Day Fiancé couple, Eric Nichols has cleared the air about exactly where he stands with Larissa Dos Santos Lima. Taking to Instagram, Eric updated fans on exactly where the pair's relationship stands, and he accompanied the message with a shirtless photo, in case that offers up any clues.
Well, it doesn't seem like things can get any clearer than that, at least without a pair of clippers. Eric Nichols has openly promoted that he is single, which would likely mean the two have ended their relationship for now. This would explain why Larissa Dos Santos Lima scrubbed her Instagram of all pictures with him, which first alerted followers that something may be wrong with their relationship.
News of the breakup may not be a shock to 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? viewers, since we all witnessed the couple go through ups and downs in the franchise. The two reconciled in Season 5, but soon after they got back together, Larissa Dos Santos Lima started contacting women whose numbers she found in Eric's phone. In one of those conversations, she learned that Eric had insulted Larissa in front of others at a party, and also talked about how bad she was at sex.
The couple battled about the incident throughout most of the season, though cooler heads eventually prevailed. The two reconciled, and soon after it was revealed Eric agreed to fund Larissa's $70,000 plastic surgery procedures, provided some "arrangement" was made between the two of them. Larissa has since alleged that TLC manufactured that storyline for the series and that, in reality, she used her own money from the show and side ventures to fund the surgery.
So we now have confirmation that Larissa Dos Santos and Eric Nichols are broken up, but no details as to how or why it happened. This would typically be the moment where 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? would swoop in teasing all the details in Season 6, but now that Larissa no longer has a contract with TLC, we may never know the story of what led to the breakup. That is unless Eric somehow ends up on Season 6 without her, which isn't a scenario that's unheard of in the franchise. Eric still has the series listed in his bio on Instagram, so perhaps we may see him yet again and get the details on this harrowing romance.
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