TLC’s 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days showcased the reality of couples dating across borders.
Avery and Omar became a firm favourite on the show since their first appearance, having met on a Muslim dating app.
But their odds were tested when she found out Omar lived in Syria. Their first date was in Lebanon, as told during the show in August 2019 – but this is where a recent explosion erupted in its capital Beirut, causing hundreds of deaths.
The explosion was allegedly a detonation of 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate that was stored unsafely at Beirut’s port.
So where are the couple now? Are they living in Lebanon? We found out for you below!
Who are Avery and Omar?
When appearing on the show in 2019, Columbus-born Avery Mills was 19, while 24-year-old dentistry student Omar Albakkour came from Latakia in Syria.
Online store-owner Avery turned Muslim just a few months before meeting Omar on a religion-based dating app. Just a few months after they started talking, he sent Avery an engagement ring in the post.
They then met in Lebanon for the first time due to the civil war in Syria. The pair had ten days together and planned to get married straight away. And when they did finally get married, they had to part for several months due to not having a VISA. The married couple then decided to apply for a VISA. Abu Dhabi or Dubai were on their list of places to move to.
But it was revealed later in the show that it was likely that Omar couldn’t get a VISA for another three years.
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Are they in Lebanon?
No. According to the couple’s Instagram, Omar was not in Lebanon during the explosion, while Avery is still in the United States. She told fans they were okay but told of her prayers for those affected.
But many fans took to their shared Instagram to ask if they were okay, with many sharing their prayers on Twitter. Some said they were the first people they thought of when they heard about the explosion, as there were reports that they were living in Lebanon together.
— Zandi♥️ (@zandile_mz) August 5, 2020
I just heard abt Beirut. Is avery and Omar ok? Anybody know? #90DayFiance
— 🥰♊🤗 E. Flatbush🤗🇹🇹🥰 (@tnt868) August 4, 2020
However, Omar is allegedly in Syria after his VISA was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, so it is believed they are currently away from one another. Avery confirmed to a worried fan on their Instagram that Omar’s family are also okay, and that they weren’t in Lebanon at the time of the explosion.
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Avery and Omar: Updates in 2020
Although some news reports stated Avery and Omar were no longer together, they warned on Instagram just a few months ago that they are still “happily married”. Avery said:
I’m not sure why there is an article saying Omar and I aren’t together, but we are very much happily married and we have never split up. So for the people that rushed to my page to see if the tabloids were true they aren’t. Still my best friend.
Much to the delight of fans, Avery posted just four weeks ago that they are due to celebrate their two-year anniversary in six months. So it looks like they are still very loved up!
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