90 Day Fiance couple sometimes get their happily ever after. Since Molly Hopkins and Luis Mendez beat the odds and got married, it looked like they were home free.
Unfortunately, as we mentioned, Molly and Luis separated a few days after New Year’s Day.
Now, it’s official — Molly has filed for divorce from Luis.
At first, it was a classic boy-meets-girl story.
In this case, the “boy” was 26 years old and working in a bar in Santo Domingo.
The “girl” was much older than he and from Georgia in the US.
They met when she was on a trip to the Dominican Republic and they fell for each other.
And they decided to broadcast their story on 90 Day Fiance.
Aside from criticisms over being perceived to be using each other — Molly wanting Luis as a “boy toy” and Luis wanting US citizenship and perhaps Molly’s financial stability — they had other concerns.
The biggest was Molly hoping that Luis would be a good stepfather to her two daughters.
There was also Molly’s shady criminal history. Suffice it to say that her driving records are a little scary.
But apparently they found a way past all of that.
In July of 2017, Molly and Luis got married.
They made it! … Sort of.
Marriages, as we know, aren’t always a guaranteed happily ever after. Far from it, honestly.
Molly and Luis had some sort of spat and parted ways before the 90 Day Fiance Tell All Special … but they reconciled before the special itself aired.
That was not to last forever, though.
On January 5th, the couple separated.
Some fans who learned of the split hoped that they would reconcile. But that was not to be.
Now, Reality Blurb reports that Molly Hopkins filed for divorce from Luis Mendez on January 23rd.
The papers were filed in Georgia, of course. Molly used her married name, Molly Mondez, when doing the filing.
Like most divorces, she cited irreconcilable differences, writing:
“Plaintiff is entitled to a divorce from Defendant in the statutory grounds that the marriage is irretrievably broken with no hope of reconciliation.”
The 42-year-old is keeping their finances separate and hopes that Luis doesn’t make any moves to dispose of any shared marital property that they might possess.
A sad ending to a story that many had hoped would end with a new, happy family.
Luis doesn’t seem to be too broken up about the divorce — he’s nonchalantly posting topless selfies on Instagram and promising fans that he’d be happy to meet them after the divorce is finalized.
He did, however, rant and rave about TLC because he claims that he wasn’t paid for his time on 90 Day Fiance.
It’s been speculated that non-American stars on the show may have to wait to be paid until they have their work visas, for legal reasons.
But Luis declared his threat to sue over it, saying that foreigners were simply used for free labor and discarded like trash. Yikes.
It’s probably safe to say that Luis has some regrets.