'90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?' Are Elizabeth Potthast and Andrei Castravet together despite hurdles?
TAMPA, FLORIDA: Since its premiere in 2014, '90 Day Fiancé' has captivated fans and has more success stories than people may expect. Andrei Castravet and Elizabeth "Libby" Potthast initially featured on Season 5 of the massively famous TLC show, which begs the question of whether the pair is still together.
The seventh season of the TLC reality show premiered in early 2020 and follows eager couples who have filed for or got K-1 visas and must marry within 90 days in order to remain in the United States. Many couples stumble into one another while on exotic vacations, while other couples communicate online for months before meeting in person. With spinoffs like '90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days,' '90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?' and others, '90 Day Fiancé' launched a successful franchise on the network. On August 28, one more season of '90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?' will finally premiere, so let's take a look at where the couple stands today.
Andrei Castravet and Elizabeth "Libby" Potthast initially featured on the immensely notable TLC show '90 Day Fiancé' in Season 5. The pair met through a dating service and first met in person on a trip to Dublin in 2016. Andrei and Elizabeth's love story has many thrilling twists and turns, from familial turmoil to going down the aisle and having their first child together. Andrei and Elizabeth have come a long way in their lives.
In 2016, the Florida resident met her future spouse while visiting Ireland. The Moldovan native was a bouncer at the time. The two instantly fell in love, and Andrei moved to Florida on a K-1 visa to spend time with Elizabeth, but it wasn't all roses for the couple, as there was some conflict with her family. Elizabeth's family members were fiercely protective of her, which meant they didn't immediately trust Andrei. They were concerned that their family member's new fiancé was only exploiting her to obtain a visa. After Elizabeth's bachelorette party, things were extremely tense, since Andrei was furious that her sisters had hired strippers. Andrei and Elizabeth married within the 90-day time restriction despite the dispute. The couple married in December 2017.
Elizabeth found out in May 2018 that they were expecting their first baby together. On a road trip with Andrei, the TLC star found she had no appetite and felt nauseous. Elizabeth took a pregnancy test when they arrived home, and it was positive. Andrei afterward said that it was completely unexpected because they had not planned it. When Elizabeth was far enough along, the pair hosted a gender reveal, and her father, Chuck Potthast, even turned along despite his doubts about Andrei. Elizabeth told Cosmopolitan, "Everyone was screaming. Most of my family counted on it being a girl, and everybody was right. We just kind of had this gut feeling.”
Following the birth of their daughter, Eleanor, the couple married in a second wedding ceremony in Moldova so that his family members could attend. Their family turmoil reached a pinnacle during the reception, as captured on Season 5 of '90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After,' when Libby's brother, Charlie, criticized Andrei in his speech. When the pair returned for Season 6, their feud with Libby's family was still simmering.
Nevertheless, not all of their time together has been filled with turmoil; the pair has also been through several significant milestones since their Moldova wedding fiasco. In November 2021, the couple moved into a magnificent new home, and in March 2022, they disclosed they were expecting their second baby together.
Things are looking brighter for Andrei and Elizabeth in Season 7 of '90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After,' with a new house and ambitions of a new professional path. As Andrei settles into his new position, Elizabeth is pondering a career change to follow her passion for music. Tensions rise, however, amid fears that Andrei, whose bond with his family has been strained, is isolating Elizabeth from her family. When Andrei is summoned for an emergency green card interview, putting him at risk of deportation, the pair suspects that someone is attempting to sabotage their marriage.
Don't forget to tune in to TLC and Discovery+ on Sunday, August 28 at 8 pm ET/PT for the season premiere of '90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?'