It’s not often on 90 Day Fiancé that a couple has a long-lasting, somewhat-happy relationship to show after seasons of drama. Tarik and Hazel, though, may still be together in real time, even as they enter their second season of the 90 Day franchise.
Tarik, 46, first met Hazel, 28, on an Asian dating website. Their story was featured on Season 2 of 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days, which aired in 2018. On that season, the couple’s relationship escalated dramatically when Tarik went to visit Hazel in the Philippines. After a bit of an awkward start, Tarik proposed to Hazel.
Hazel also admitted that she was homeless and wanted to start a new life in America. As 90 Day fans do, they claimed that she wasn’t marrying Tarik for the right reasons. And while that may have been true, the couple appears to be going strong.
Tarik’s Instagram is full of photos of Hazel. In individual posts, he praises his fiancée, who has a 9-year-old son. Just six weeks ago, Tarik posted a video of Hazel to announce that she’d be taking requests on the video app Cameo. His caption was pretty doting, suggests that he’s happy to still be with Hazel two years after their initial story aired on TLC.
“My beautiful Hazel is on Cameo now. Book her for all occasions. She is Hazel Cagalitan on Cameo. Thanks,” he wrote.
And Hazel’s Instagram (which Tarik links to in his own Instagram bio) looks similar. While Hazel rarely uses the account, romantic and loving captions can be found on her page, too. “Sometimes I still pinch myself to make sure Im not dreaming,” she wrote in 2019, alongside a photo of her and Tarik. “Sometimes I still cant believe that youre real and that ur mine. I never thought that some1 as amazing as u would fall in love with someone as silly as me. But Im so glad that u did because my life has been nothing but wonderful.”
So, if their life together is turning out to be a true love story, then why are they returning?
Hazel is officially moving to America to live with Tarik, which is where 90 Day Fiancé Season 8 picks up with them. Along with her son, Hazel will adjust to life in America before the story dives into something different altogether. Apparently, Hazel identifies as bisexual and plans to explore her sexuality in America by adding another woman to her relationship with Tarik. How will their relationship be affected by potentially adding a third person? And will Tarik be on board?
The drama continues each Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET on TLC.