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'Social media drama needs to calm down'

Zoe Greszler • Dec 31, 2015 at 10:00 PM

Since they started their relationship online, things haven’t been easy for “90 Day Fiance” stars Danielle Mullins and Mohamed Jbali.

From financial woes to “women throwing themselves at Mohamed,” to social media drama, the list could go on, Mullins said. 

After reading last week’s article from Us Weekly magazine in the Reflector reporting the couple’s split, Mullins, formerly of Norwalk, said she “wanted people to know our side.”

Mullins revealed their split via Facebook on Dec. 17 after fans questioned why the couple were setting up a GoFundMe account to fix a car.

“There is stuff going on with me and my girls. Right now I want privacy so we can begin the process to heal. When I am ready, I will make an announcement what (is) going on,” she shared, causing fans to speculate.

In a separate post, Mullins finally explained they had split.

“So since people are being so hateful on other pages and groups. Me and Mohamed are splitting. I will not comment any further on the matter. Please allow me and my kids our privacy to heal and move on with our life,” she wrote.

Mullins then requested a private interview with the Reflector, hoping to ward off extreme fans by satisfying their curiosity.

“Yes, he has left the house,” she said Tuesday. “He’s in Sandusky. He’s staying with a coworker. We’ve split up but the (divorce) papers have not been signed yet.”

Mullins said Jbali wanted a divorce “for a lot of reasons,” but she wanted to attempt to reconcile. 

She told the Reflector what needs to happen to make that possible.

“I’m trying,” Mullins said. 

“But the social media drama needs to calm down. People don’t need to know everything about our marriage. … We’ve had non-stop social media problems: women trying to date him and things people say. People tell him different things and people tell me different things.”

When asked, Mullins said she was concerned about Jbali and infidelity.

“Girls have been throwing themselves at him,” she said. “He’s good looking and young and all these women want to date him. … Some people just want to know what’s going on, but there are actually people out there who just want their 15 minutes of fame and they think that because we were on TV they can get it here.”

During one of the couple’s previous interviews, Mullins mentioned getting rid of the social media accounts.

“I tried,” she told the Reflector.

“I tried for a whole week. But it didn’t work. They find you. A few people got my email from my Facebook page and emailed me. I’ve had to change my phone number two or three times. Some have even taken things to immigration. They’re very resourceful.”

Social media drama wasn’t the only problem the couple is facing though.

“He wanted to leave,” she said. “With the social media and when you throw in the financial trouble and he don’t have no family here and the show and with him not having no job. … I’m giving him time to cool off.”

Jbali wasn’t available for comment. 

As fans of the show are well aware, Jbali and Mullins have had their fair share of ups and downs. Prior to the wedding, Jbali had concerns about marrying Mullins while talking to an immigration counselor.

“Since we got married, we’ve had many ups and downs. Mohammed has brought up divorce, and it’s usually when we’re fighting,” Mullins said prior to their split.

The age difference — she is about 15 years older — also caused a great degree of controversy, along with the validity of their affection and Mullins’ honesty of her financial problems.

In case you’re not familiar with the show’s platform, “90 Day Fiancé” films as single people from around the world court American citizens through the use of a K-1 90-day visa. If the couple don’t marry in the 90 days, the overseas partner returns to his or her native country.

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