How Pregnancy Has Changed 90 Day Fiancé’s Juliana Custodio’s Life

How Pregnancy Has Changed 90 Day Fiancé's Juliana Custodio's Life

90 Day Fiancé franchise alum Juliana Custodio had a shocking split with Michael Jessen. Then, she had a baby with a man named Ben Obscura.

Juliana Custodio first appeared on 90 Day Fiancé season 7, and fans want to know what she’s up to today. On the reality hit, she married Michael Jessen, a man 20 years her senior, whom she met on a yacht. The pair faced challenges due to their age gap, language barrier, and Michael’s close relationship with his ex-wife, Sarah Naso. While fans initially saw Brazilian model Juliana as a gold digger who was after wine magnate Michael’s money, the pair surprised fans by getting married at the end of the season. They stayed married throughout the pandemic, living under one roof with Michael’s children, his ex-wife, and Sarah’s husband. However, on their second wedding anniversary, Juliana and Michael announced that they had broken up, and Juliana moved back to Europe following the split.


In November of 2021, soon after announcing the split, Juliana revealed that she was pregnant and expecting her first child with her new boyfriend, Ben Obscura. Fans were overjoyed to see her thriving after ending her difficult marriage to Michael. She revealed that she struggled quite a bit during her time in the States, and felt that she was treated like a maid during the last few months of her marriage.

Related: 90 Day Fiancé: Michael Jessen Seen On Dating App After Juliana Split

Although clearly thrilled at finally achieving her goal of becoming a mom and starting a family, things in Juliana’s life have changed drastically since her marriage ended and she became pregnant. From moving to a different continent to facing online backlash, Juliana’s life is certainly not the same as it was several years ago. However, fans are thrilled to see her thriving and preparing for motherhood. Here are several ways that Juliana’s life has changed since she announced that she was expecting:

Taking A Break From Modeling

Although she continued to model during her early pregnancy, and Juliana still promotes her modeling career while expecting, the 23-year-old is taking a break from her career while awaiting the arrival of her little one. While she did participate in a steamy pregnancy photoshoot, she is not currently modeling professionally. She shared a throwback photo on Instagram from her pre-pregnancy modeling days, which had fans questioning her commitment to motherhood. She slammed those who were questioning her joy over her new baby, as she is thrilled to be a mother. She is also excited to be able to get back to work once her baby is here.

Weight Gain

Juliana revealed on social media that she has gained twenty pounds since becoming pregnant. While fans assumed the 90 Day Fiancé star was struggling to come to terms with this weight gain, as she is used to being a thin model, she proved them wrong. In spite of posting photos comparing her body at one month pregnant, versus now (later in her pregnancy), Juliana couldn’t be happier to have gained weight while carrying her bundle of joy. She shared a cheerful video on Instagram showing off her belly, and claimed she has “never been happier.”

Exploring Her Artistic Side

With modeling off the table for now, Juliana has revealed another talent to her fans. She started out as a seamstress before following her dream of becoming a model, and some fans don’t know that she is artistically gifted. She recently showed off some of her drawings on social media, which had her followers praising her many talents. After this encouragement, Juliana tried out a new medium, by painting a beautiful portrait directly on her baby bump. She painted her unborn son Benjamin holding a blue teddy bear. Fans were thrilled to see Juliana embracing her many talents while awaiting the arrival of her bundle of joy. She has come so far since her time on 90 Day Fiancé, and viewers hope that she will continue to thrive in her relationship, career, and upcoming life as a new mom.

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Source: Juliana Custodio/Instagram

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Presently working as a Screen Rant Reality Features Writer since 2022. Charlie Lewis (he/him/his) is a non-binary writer based in Portland, OR. He currently works as a freelance writer, screenwriter, and filmmaker, known for Transcend: Love Beyond The Binary (2022). He studied Dramatic Writing, Filmmaking, and Film History at Sarah Lawrence College in New York from 2013-2017, from which he holds a Bachelor of Arts.

¶Charlie is thrilled to get the opportunity to write about television. His interest in film and television analysis comes out of a love for visual storytelling. He loves film and television across genres, his favorite TV shows are 90 Day Fiance, The Twilight Zone, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He spent much of his childhood in New England glued to the CRT in his den, and began his writing and filmmaking career when he received a Barbie camcorder at the age of eight.

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