For ’90 Day Fiancé’ couple Caesar Mack and Maria Divine, it’s not love at first sight — it’s definitely not love. Not only had these two never met when they joined the franchise’s third season, but the couple had never video chatted. Nonetheless, Caesar claimed that Mary was his soul mate.
Caesar and Maria met on a dating site that brings Americans and Ukrainians together, where their love blossomed, at least on Caesar’s side. While they met virtually, Caesar decided to court her with some gifts since he lived in North Carolina and she lived in Ukraine. From there, the two began a five-year virtual relationship, during which Caesar sent Maria upwards of $800 a month to show his love. Since it wasn’t easy for the couple to get to know each other in person, as a thank you, Maria sent Caesar videos of herself calling him “my man” alongside a few air kisses.
After investing a lot of time, effort, and money into his relationship with Maria for five years, Caesar decided it was finally time to meet his love by planning a romantic getaway to Mexico. However, Caesar was in for the shock of his life when Maria failed to show up. While fans thought their relationship was over there, for Caesar and Maria it was just the beginning.
Caesar and Maria eventually met in person
If you love something, never let it go. At least, that’s the motto Caesar Mack followed in his five-year relationship with Maria Divine.
At the end of her stint on 90 Day Fiancé, Maria didn’t show up for the vacation Caesar had planned because he didn’t have enough money in his account, resulting in the cancellation of her ticket. Since Maria couldn’t jet off to the romantic getaway, she took the opportunity to explain to him that they should break up. “Maybe we’ll meet somewhere in the next life,” she was heard saying to Caesar over the speakerphone. That didn’t sit well with the passionate podiatrist, who was still very much in love and not yet ready to give up.
According to ET, Caesar later revealed on an episode of 90 Day Fiancé: Self-Quarantine that he had saved enough money to fly to Ukraine without cameras. While there, he said Maria had agreed to meet him and was “nice,” finally giving him the closure he needed to move away from the relationship. “Now we’re over. That’s it. It was hard to keep going but it was the best for me,” said Caesar. But even though his relationship with Maria ended in heartbreak, he didn’t give up on love. And in the end, he decided to spend another 90 days finding his happiness ’til the end of his days.
Neither Caesar nor Mary found love
While Caesar Mack’s relationship with Maria Divine wasn’t going quite the way he thought it would, he did want to give love another chance. Five years after his first appearance in 90 Day Fiancé, Caesar returned for the spinoff 90 Day Fiancé: Self-Quarantine, in which he revealed he had a new girlfriend named Aya Jarushi. She didn’t live as far away as Maria, but not very close either. Aya lived in New Orleans while Caesar lived in North Carolina, leading his friends to wonder if he was a victim of catfishing again (via ET).
Those worries didn’t last long. Shortly after Caesar and Aya met, the two went their separate ways. “I’m not speaking to anyone right now,” he said during a June 2020 appearance on The Domenick Nati Show, before adding, “I’m still single right now. All I do is just work out.” Lift weights and run on my treadmill. And that was it.”
As for Maria, she was spotted getting cozy with fellow ’90 Day Fiancé’ star Jesse Meester. Although there are rumors of a romance with Meester, it looks like the two are just friends as Maria hasn’t publicly announced a new relationship. Though neither Maria nor Caesar seem to have found love, both seem to know they’re better off living “happily ever after” — separated.