After a series of heartbreak, 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days star Riley met Violet while browsing an international Dating App, but did their love stand the test of time? Keep reading to find out if season 6 stars Riley and Violet are still together.
How Did ‘90 Day Fiance’ Stars Riley and Violet Meet?
After finding a virtual connection with the mom of two, the pair quickly began calling each other daily for more than two years.
“Violet is … the sweetest jerk I’ve ever met in my life. She is hilarious. She’s very clever with her jokes,” Riley gushed about his partner to producers during his June 2023 debut. “She’ll say something real slick. It’s like a joke grenade, it’ll take me, like, three seconds for it to explode.”
Riley Considered Hiring a Private Investigator to Look Into Violet’s Background
While Riley is clearly smitten with the Vietnamese native on screen, he doesn’t believe his online girlfriend has been completely truthful with him.
“Violet was lying about her being divorced at the time we started talking. I asked very direct questions and she took it upon herself to hide the truth from me,” he told producers during the June 4 episode. In another scene, he told his friends that she was still on the dating app they met on, despite her being “adamant” that he delete his profile.
“I went to check and see if she was still on it, and she was,” he continued.
During the June 11 episode, Riley revealed he planned on hiring a private investigator to look into Violet’s background.
“I always felt that Violet hasn’t been giving me the full story about the divorce,” the TLC personality confessed to cameras. “And not deleting the dating app.”
What Other Challenges Did ‘90 Day Fiance’ Stars Riley and Violet Face?
Their Relationship continued to hit roadblocks during the June 18 episode when Violet told her friends that she’s “always right” and Riley is “extremely crazy” about his trust issues.
Another problem included that Riley wouldn’t tell Violet “I love you” due to previous trauma and rejection he experienced with other women.
In light of the situation, the pair began calling each other “jerks” and gave the finger as a sign of affection.
During the July 2 episode, Riley admitted he was upset that Violet had made other plans during his visit to Vietnam.
“I still have some questions and I think I feel that I might be a little more committed to this than her but I’m hoping for the best,” he said.
While speaking to his friend Tiffanie over FaceTime, Riley said he was “a little disappointed and a little upset” about Violet’s decision to leave him on his own for the day.
“I want to believe that I’m the only man that’s in Violet’s life, but her behavior is making me really question it especially when she didn’t delete the dating app that we met on after she was so adamant that I delete,” Riley said in a confessional. “Now that I’m here and she’s not with me, it makes me question her truth a little bit more.”
Despite having concerns, Riley revealed he bought a “commitment ring” and planned to give it to Violet if she’s as “serious and committed” as he was.
“I could definitely see Tiffanie’s point of view and I’m really disappointed that Violet and I are getting off on the wrong foot but I came too far to give up on us that easily and I want to see if we can make a way to be together,” he noted in a confessional.
Later in the episode, the pair seemed to work through their issues when Violet made time in her schedule to see Riley.
“I decided to meet Riley early because I think he go to here for long ways,” she explained. “And I think, maybe he upset. Of course, I want a relationship. And I see he care about me, and he can forgot everything about the past, we can develop a relationship.”
Once they were together, Riley focused on fixing their issues.
“I have two weeks here, which is not a lot of time to find out if this is the woman I’m gonna spend the rest of my life but I really believe that we’re on the right track,” he said. “I just hope Violet doesn’t throw some kind of curveball at me like she has done before and derail this whole process.”
Riley and Violet made strides in their relationship when she introduced the U.S. native to her family during the July 9 episode; however, they hit a roadblock the next day when Violet felt that Riley was “rude” to her mom.
“You are not thoughtful. When you come visit my home, you don’t buy a flower of some chocolate for her [sic],” Violet told him as they recalled the event during the July 16 episode. “In Vietnam, very bad.”
While Riley was apologetic for unknowingly disrespecting her mom, their conversation only escalated at dinner later that evening after Riley called his friend Tiffany via video call. During the conversation, Tiffany asked Violet why she was still on the dating app, despite telling Riley to delete his account, leading to another major blowup.
Following the airing of the episode, Violet took to Instagram to issue Riley a public apology for the incident regarding the gift and her mom.
“@just_riley I see people make attacks you and I am sorry. I should have admitted that you ask what for my mother to buy and I tell you you don’t need [sic],” she shared on July 17, 2023. “I was embarrassed in camera to say my fault so I blame you. I am sorry I create pain for you on social media.“
In the comment section, the military veteran replied, “You literally didn’t need to post this. It doesn’t matter. People only know what they see. I appreciate the post but don’t try to explain anything nobody truly cares.”
Are 90 Day Fiance’s Riley and Violet Still Together?
While Riley nor Violet have confirmed their current relationship status, Riley did acknowledge the Philippines native’s birthday in June 2023.
“Happy Birthday VV,” he affectionately shared alongside a photo of the mom of two.
Fans will have to tune in to season 6 of 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days on TLC and Discovery+ on Sundays at 8 p.m. ET to find out how Riley and Violet’s love story plays out.