Catfish Update: Are Mike and Kristen still friends?


It’s easy to get pretty jaded with the “Catfish,” on Catfish (CLICK HERE to find out the original of the term) and even Nev and Max seem a little weary with them on Season 2, but last week’s episode really pulled my heartstrings. Are Mike and Kristen still friends after the truth came out?

Mike and Kristyn (as she called herself online) had a romance for three years without ever meeting even though they lived pretty close to each other. When Nev and Max investigated they found out that it appeared she had not lied about much, but the fact that his online love might have lied about anything enraged Mike, but he decided to meet up with her anyway.

When they met up it was revealed that besides the name spelling, Kristen had lied about her last name and her appearance. She really had been through a traumatic car accident and had a glass eye. Mike had helped Kristen get through her devastating recovery period when she got kicked out of school for missing too much due to surgeries, and lost all of her friends because she gained 130 pounds. She said she almost felt like giving up and killing herself, but her relationship with Mike was what kept her going and saved her life.

After Kristen revealed her emotional story, Mike softened and said he was glad he could be there for her, but he immediately deleted her contact information when they left her house. A few weeks after taping, however, he made contact with Kristen again and they became friends again! Not exactly a love connection, but when you find a real friend, they’re usually worth keeping.

Things are looking up for Kristen, who is now living with her boyfriend, is losing weight and complete cosmetology school. Mike is currently single

Catfish airs Tuesday nights at 10 p.m. on MTV.

You can follow Kristen on Twitter at @Catfish_Kristen

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  • Kami

    Kristen is how she spelled her name online, Kristyn is how it is actually spelt.

  • Shannon

    Glad he decided to be her friend. I felt bad for the poor girl.

  • Happy

    No doubt that he is still single 😛

  • CEE

    I felt bad for the girl , poor thing has been through too much I cant even imagine. She has a wonderful outlook.

  • Abbie77

    Whats mikes lastname does anyone know?

  • Syl

    Normally I don’t ever react on such things but I hope maybe she reads this: Kristyn, I’m glad you’re still here. And for the record: I tuned in later in the program so I din’t know you had a glass eye and didn’t even see it, even after you told. Hope you’ll be happy.

    Greetings all the way from Holland.

    • kristyn

      Thank youu so much!!!

      • scott

        Hey you’re beautiful

  • Peson

    I felt so bad for Kristyn. I didn’t even realize she had a glass eye! I think she is beautiful and wish her the best of luck with her schooling and weight loss progress!

  • rania

    i.also had a car accident n.was pretty bad
    i.couldnt.walk.for.several months
    and got.addicted shopping…
    im.happy to hear shes doing.better
    n.mike has a big heart
    i.wish you
    never be ashamed.from.who.u.are
    much love,greetings from montreal:)

  • Mrscarmen Sheaffer

    Im glade mike forgave her and decided to be her friend..her story was heart breaking…glade she found a boy friend and is doing good.

  • scott

    I think krysten was a beautiful sweet girl and im so happy to hear that she has a bf and getting on with her life 😊 she deserves to be happy

  • Vanessa

    Hi, im vanessa from spain ( barcelona). I love this show and im happy that mike still Kristyn friend because she had sad story and i understand how she felt and he was big support for her. Im happy aswell that she got a boyfriend who deserves her because she is amazing girl. I wish best luck.

  • CledusSnow

    He told her “It only matters that you are beautiful on the inside”…. until he sees her in person? That’s BS. Or at the least… incredibly superficial.