90 Day Fiance star Larissa Dos Santos Lima has been arrested twice for domestic battery, but only the second arrest in November got a lot of media coverage due to Larissa’s very public meltdown on Instagram just prior to being booked. It was only after she was arrested the second time that we found out that Larissa had a previous domestic battery arrest back in June, just five days before the couple’s wedding on June 24. There was very little information on Larissa’s first arrest (and no mug shot photo), but thanks to the 90 Day Fiance Season 6 finale and court documents from the case, we now know a lot more about what happened.
In Sunday night’s episode, there was a scene in which Larissa had locked herself in the bedroom as she could be heard saying in a distraught voice that she was tired and “emotional exhausted.” Colt then explained: “Before the wedding, something happened that I didn’t necessarily think would turn into such a big deal. I thought it would just go away, but it didn’t work out that way.”
Colt moved to the dining room where he had a discussion with his mother Debbie (and show viewers) further explaining why Larissa was upset. “I got a notification from the state of Nevada. Larissa’s been charged with domestic battery.”
Debbie looks genuinely taken aback as she replies, “Oh god.”
“What happened with Larissa was very private, and I didn’t want to talk about it,” Colt continued in an interview clip. “But four days before the wedding, Larissa and I got into a fight. And this night she just kept going, and going, and going. I was worried for her, I just wanted her to stop, just to calm down, but she wouldn’t. I’ve never seen her like that before. I don’t know how to say it honestly, but, I mean, things got heated, right? So — and then, I called the police. And she ended up spending 48 hours in jail.”
TLC then shares Larissa’s mug shot photo from that arrest:
“When Colt and Larissa were fighting, I heard them — I was in my room,” Debbie recalled. “I was very surprised that it was such a bad argument. That’s why he called the police. But, he immediately hung up and told them it was alright, ‘Don’t come.’ A little while later, the police showed up and took Larissa away.”
According to the criminal complaint from the case, Larissa “did willfully and and unlawfully use force or violence against or upon…a person with whom she has had or is having a dating relationship…to wit: COLT JOHNSON, by scratching the said COLT JOHNSON on the face.” I am guessing that the visible scratch on Colt was what mandated an arrest and charges.
Here is the court document:
Colt continued his narrative of what happened: “I didn’t press charges, but the State of Nevada did. Apparently it’s law in this type of situation. She has to have a trial. Her court date is set for a few months from now. Even if her case is dismissed, it might still affect her chances at applying for a green card.”
TLC cameras returned to Debbie and Colt’s discussion at the dining room table. “You don’t even know if she’s going to be able to stay in this country, and yet you got married?” Debbie asked her son.
“We ran out of time,” Colt explained. “It was so close to the 90 days. What else could I have done?”
Here’s a recap of the rest of the scene:
COLT [INTERVIEW]: I had a choice after Larissa was released from jail: Do I go ahead with the wedding, or does she go back to Brazil? But, regardless of what happened, I still love her, and I want her to be my wife. Calling the police was one of the worst decisions I’ve ever made. In the moment, I felt like I had no other option, but I wish I would have just ran away, go to the park, do anything else. I don’t think I can ever truly make up for what I did.
DEBBIE: How are you going to stay married if Larisa can’t stay in the country?
COLT: I don’t know.
DEBBIE: You better work on getting a lawyer.
DEBBIE [INTERVIEW]: I wish it had never happened, but it has. I’m worried about Colt’s future. Larissa has a lot of problems, and I think they’ll have to work extra hard to keep their marriage good and afloat.
COLT: This is not how I imagined my life to start with Larissa. She’s scared, she’s nervous, she doesn’t know what’s going to happen.
DEBBIE: I wish you all the luck, you really need it.
Charges from both incidents were later dropped, but it is still unclear how multiple domestic battery arrests will impact Larissa’s ability to apply and receive a green card.
If you’re curious about how Colt and Larissa are doing since filming ended, the simple answer is that they do appear to still be together for now. The more complicated answer is that their relationship has been a complete ? show over the past month that has all played out on social media. Colt has reportedly been pitching his brand of woo with other women online, and his brand of woo apparently includes sending dick pics and videos — which Larissa somehow got access to and sent to women sliding into Colt’s DMs. (Yes, that’s what all those mushroom jokes about Colt are referencing.)
The two of them are constantly going back and forth between being split and together, and the impression I am getting is that the only force that really continues to keep them in a relationship is filming for Happily Ever After. It’s an embarrassing dynamic that is making both of them look worse and worse, with neither of them deserving of sympathy.
Perhaps it is about time for TLC to announce a brand new 90 Day Fiance spin-off titled Crappily Ever After for these kinds of ? show marriages that only continue because of the show or for fear of losing a green card. Actually, they could include those cast members whose marriages didn’t last as well. Wow, with that concept they would have a difficult time deciding who not to invite back! All of a sudden they would have a vehicle to bring back franchise superstars like Danielle, Mohamed, Molly, Luis, Darcey, Jesse, Abby, Sean and so many more!
Ugh, I’m embarrassed to say that I would totally watch Crappily Ever After. How about you? Would you be able to resist tuning in for that?