Who is Yara Zaya? Truth behind rumors about '90 Day Fiancé' star's pregnancy and secret baby girl with Jovi Dufren

Yara Zaya and Jovi Dufren have their fair share of problems, but by the looks of it, they might just get their happily ever after

                            Who is Yara Zaya? Truth behind rumors about '90 Day Fiancé' star's pregnancy and secret baby girl with Jovi Dufren
Yara Zaya and Jovi Dufren (TLC)

Season 8's Yara Zaya and Jovi Dufren have been all sorts of drama. From fighting over white fur carpets to Zaya hating New Orleans to Dufren's evident drinking problem, these two seem to be at it constantly. While they do have their moments where you can tell that they care for each other, they also are at each other's throats quite often.

However, with Zaya pregnancy scare, things have been edgy, as her last experience has her visibly affected. She does want to make things work between her and Dufren, in her own odd way — which has us all asking, are they going to make it?


Turns out, there's more to the 25-year-old Ukrainian than meets the eye. Read more to find out!

Her full name is Yaraslava Zaya

Zaya was born Yaraslava Zaya, in Kyiv, Ukraine. She is of Ukrainian-Hungarian descent. Her father is a Hungarian businessman and her mother was a baker. Her parents got divorced when Zaya was five years old. 

She loves to travel

Zaya has always enjoyed travel and her Instagram is proof that she loves being out on the road. Her love for travel is what ultimately led her to Dufren, seeing that the two meet when on vacation, via a dating app. It's what led to their relationship, and before applying for the K1 visa, the couple did go on many adventures together. 

She's been engaged before

Zaya is no stranger to commitment. She was engaged to be married before she met Dufren. While it is not known for how long she dated her ex, she was engaged to him for three months, until Dufren came along and stole her heart. 

She is no stranger to reality TV

Having already launched her own YouTube channel, Zaya is strategic about what she wants from the show, other than a marriage.


She announced her YouTube channel along with a post that read: "Everybody check out my YouTube blog. I will be posting about fashion, makeup, and travel. Today I posted my first video, I hope it will not make you sleep."

She's clearly on the path to becoming an influencer/ reality star and by the looks of her social media, she's going to get there pretty soon. Zaya is very familiar with the reality TV star aspect of it, seeing that she was on two Ukrainian shows. In 2013, she starred in 'Fashion to the People' aired on TET, where she received a complete makeover. She also stared in another game show 'Who Is Against Blondes?' 


When older clips of her surfaced, fans were left a little shocked, seeing that she didn't look anything like she does now, sparking the rumors that she got surgery done. Zaya, however, has not confirmed the same. 

Rumors suggest that she's recently had a baby with Jovi Dufren




One of the most popular storylines for the couple is the one where Zaya found herself alone in Albania, pregnant, while Dufren left her, seeing that he had to go back to work. Zaya not only ended up having a miscarriage, she also required surgery. She also lost her passport; it was a very stressful time for her, mentally, emotionally and physically.

The couple have had conversations about children — Zaya is apprehensive, she doesn't want to find herself in a situation where she is alone again, seeing that Dufren's work does keep him away from home regularly. However, that seems to have changed as the couple allegedly welcomed a baby girl last year, after the show stopped filming.

In Touch reported that internet sleuths unearthed information, including a baby registry under the name, Yara Dufren, with September 2020 as the due date. The items listed were all for a baby girl. The couple tied the knot in Las Vegas in February of last year as planned. 

Catch all the new episodes of '90 Day Fiance' Season 8 on TLC every Sunday at 8/7c. For more information, check your local listings.

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