Warning! The following contains spoilers for 90 Day Fiancé Season 8. Read at your own risk!
90 Day Fiancé Season 8 has been loaded with intriguing storylines right out the gate, with a lot of flash-forwards teasing a huge breakdown scene for Mike Youngquist and Natalie Mordovtseva, with Natalie leaving Mike's house in tears saying she hates him and that she needed to return to Ukraine immediately. It gives the impression that the couple won't be together by the end of the season, though some recent documents have indicated that may not be the case at all.
A document has surfaced on an Instagram account that allegedly is an application and affidavit for a marriage license for the state of Washington for Mike and Natalie. Take a look at it below, and check out that date on the application as well.
It seems Mike and Natalie filed to get married back in mid-March, just as lockdowns began around the nation. The document has led some to believe the couple actually wed, which makes the scene with Natalie bawling and fleeing his house all the more interesting. Before anyone jumps to conclusions, it's worth mentioning there are plenty of other scenarios to consider in this situation.
One scenario is that Mike Youngquist and Natalie Mordovtseva did file to get married, but something fell apart along the way. Natalie did hint that she's in the country illegally, which could've caused a hangup in this marriage process if that's the case. Again, just because this paperwork was filled out doesn't mean the two actually went through with the marriage, or that there weren't troubles after the marriage. As an added bit of evidence to the above document, it was reported by Soap Dirt that the couple's marriage was listed in a local paper in the town of Sequim, Washington.
Another possibility is that all of that did happen, but the timeline of that scene is from much earlier in the filming process. It's not like 90 Day Fiancé guarantees that all these events in a season are happening at the exact same time, nor would it make much sense if they all did. Mike and Natalie's filming could've commenced long before shutdowns with the fight they eventually have, but then they reconciled and took steps to get married.
A final possibility we must consider is this could be a "faked" storyline. That is to say, producers could have edited some scenes together to present a situation out of context, or told the cast to give different reasons for things in order to make their story more dramatic and engaging. Obviously, it's not an accusation I like to immediately make, but many former cast members have said this is a thing that happens.
For now, we can only tune into 90 Day Fiancé Sundays at 8:00 p.m. ET on TLC to see how it all plays out for the couple. Continue to stick with CinemaBlend for updates in the meantime, and for the latest news in television and movies.