90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way star Nicole Sherbiny is moving to Egypt a second time to be with her husband, Mahmoud, despite initially leaving after finding the country to be “much different” than her life in America — but did the TLC newbies make it work the second time? Keep reading to find out if Nicole and Mahmoud are still together in 2023.
How Did ‘90 Day Fiance’ Stars Nicole and Mahmoud Meet?
Nicole is originally from Idaho but now lives in Los Angeles as a delivery driver and clothing reseller. On a “magical” trip to Egypt, the 38-year-old wandered into a fabric store and was immediately smitten upon meeting Mahmoud.
“I was shopping and there was this super cute boy, with these big brown eyes and these big sexy muscles. He said, ‘You should stay in Egypt and be my wife,’” she explained before laughing off his question during their February 2023 debut. “He asked me if I really would marry him, so I said, ‘Yes, of course, yeah.’”
Are ‘90 Day Fiance’ Stars Nicole and Mahmoud Married?
Following her initial trip, the Idaho native returned to Egypt to marry him twice, once at the Justice Department and once with a full wedding party, but kept it a secret before deciding two months later that she wanted to return to America.
Citing culture shock and her husband’s strict modesty rules, the couple often fought and 11 months after getting married, Nicole told the Egypt native she wanted a divorce.
Are 90 Day Fiance’s Nicole and Mahmoud Still Together?
Despite Nicole asking Mahmoud for a legal split, she “missed him” and decided that she wanted to return to Egypt and get back together.
During season 4 of the spinoff, the series documented Nicole as she decided to move back to the African country noting that it was “awful” being away from her husband. While there were lingering feelings, all arguments she ran away from will still continue to be a problem in the international marriage.
Fans watched Nicole return to Egypt and reunite with Mahmoud during the February 19 episode. While they greeted each other with a warm embrace, the pair quickly began to fight when Mahmoud told his wife that her shirt was too small. She then hit back by calling him “rude.”
Their tension continued to grow when Mahmoud admitted he was worried that she would leave him again. “You love to change your mind a lot,” he added.
Fans continued to watch Nicole’s first night back in Egypt during the February 26 episode. Following their argument at the airport, the couple arrived at Mahmoud and his mom’s apartment and were greeted by a family party.
“Sometimes it sounds like there are 700 people in your apartment,” she told Mahmoud, noting that life with him means daily interactions with his large extended family.
While reflecting on her husband’s family, Nicole continued in a confessional,”They’re all so kind and loving and wonderful, but I just need a little more space where I can be myself.”
As the party continued, Nicole admitted that she would rather be alone after a day of traveling. “It can be extremely overwhelming for me — a person who is very introverted and used to living alone and in a quiet environment — to have really loud all of the time. The kids are talking, the adults are talking, they’re all just talking,” she told Mahmoud. “I’m happy we’re trying to make this work and everything, but you know that Egypt is super overwhelming for me.”
He replied, “I know it’s too much for you, but I need you to handle that more.”
Nicole then suggested that they find their own apartment, though Mahmoud disagreed. “You just need [to] live here,” he said, adding that the living arrangement would help her “see what life [is really] like here.”
During the March 12 episode, their relationship seemed to hit a breaking point when Nicole and Mahmoud couldn’t agree on whether or not she should dress more conservatively.
As they argued, Mahmoud walked out and told cameras that he’s “not the right person” for her.
“He said he didn’t want to be with me anymore,” she said while packing her bags. “I feel like Mahmoud doesn’t want me, he wants some ideal version of a wife and he wants me to go, so that’s what I’m gonna do.”
When Mahmoud eventually returned, he explained that he left because he needed to calm down.
After he asked Nicole what she wanted to do, she angrily replied that she’s “done” with him. “You say you don’t want me anymore because I won’t wear the f–king clothes you want,” she said. “F–k you.”
They continued to bicker until Nicole called Mahmoud an “a–hole” and he stormed out.
“I hate it when he does this, just not talk about the things that make us fight,” Nicole said about her husband. “He doesn’t know how to handle it because he’s so full of emotion and he just takes all the power and leaves. I’ve had enough.”
The couple faced more conflict in a teaser clip for the March 19 episode shared by People. While meeting with Mahmoud’s uncle to discuss his clothing line, Nicole became uncomfortable when he questioned why she wasn’t wearing a hijab. As fans know, the topic is something that she and Mahmoud have struggled to compromise on in their relationship.
Nicole later explained why she chose not to respond to Mahmoud’s uncle’s comment. “I don’t answer because what I really want to tell them is that religion is very personal, and it’s nobody’s business why I’m not wearing the veil anymore,” she said during a confessional. “So, I don’t want to be rude.”
“Beyond that, I’m mad and Mahmoud, and I don’t even want to be here right now,” she noted.
Nicole and Mahmoud’s current relationship status is currently unknown. However, she seemingly confirmed that they’re still together by sharing a photo together via Instagram on February 14, 2023. “Happy Fourth Valentine’s Day,” Nicole wrote. “My love, my life, my heart, my everything.”
She previously told a fan that she’s currently living in Giza, Egypt, via Instagram on March 4, while the pair continued to imply that they’re still together when Mahmoud posted a birthday tribute for Nicole on March 23.
“You’re the best thing ever happened to me I love you more than anything. With age some people tend to lose their charm but you become charming wiser and more fun to spend time with,” he wrote via Instagram. “You are a beautiful soul and I am glad to make me a part of your life on this earth. I wish you a very happy birthday and hope that more fun, and joy comes to your life.”