We’re three episodes into the dramatic new season of Love After Lockup, but there’s still one couple viewers have yet to meet. Anissa and her tatted convict hunk Jeff make their debut tonight — or at least Anissa does. Anissa and Jeff have been “dating” for eleven years and he’s already stood her up twice after his previous releases!
“The first two times that Jeff was released he told me he would come to the house and he just never arrived,” 51-year-old Anissa says of 39-year-old Jeff. “He just broke my heart,” she adds.
A broken heart and two strikes isn’t about to prevent Anissa from giving Jeff another swing though. “I know that he regrets it now,” she says of his cold feet. “I’ve spent all this time and money. He will come home to me this time.”
In one of Anissa’s first scenes she is wedding dress shopping with her friend and her friend tells the cameras that her skepticism goes beyond whether or not Jeff will show up. “There is definitely something fishy about this relationship,” she says. “I’m not even convinced he’s real.”
That leaves three very big questions for Anissa and Jeff this season: Does Jeff stand Anissa up again? Is Jeff a catfish? Are they still together
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The answer to the first two questions looks to be a resounding NO. And the third question? The two lovebirds have recently created social media accounts and it appears as though they are currently together and quite happy!
Here is a photo taken at a Greyhound bus station that I assume is when Anissa and Jeff meet up after his most recent release:
Jeff’s very appreciative caption:
And if it wasn’t for this beautiful, loving, one in a million angels God could of sent me, I would done been on horse creek with a needle in my arm and with 10 robbery indictments on my back…I truly believe with that when he sent her..he sent me the best, strongest angel he had on deck..call what u want..I call it a blessing of TRUE UNCONDITIONAL LOVE..I LOVE YOU BABY WITH ALL MY HEART AND SOUL..YOU ARE MY ANGEL FROM ABOVE..WITHOUT YOU, ID BE NOTHING OR NO MORE THAN EXACTLY WHAT I BEEN MY ENTIRE LIFE..A FAILURE AND DRUG ADDICT..PLZ PRAY FOR ME AND MY STUGGLE..ITS VERY MUCH NEEDED..
And another photo of the couple that looks to have been taken later:
Jeff posted the photo above along with several others featuring Anissa, her dad and a young girl. Here is Jeff being appreciative again:
These are the ones thats took me in, change my life and love me whole heartedly..and for know other reason than for who I am..THEY DONT JUDGE OR LOOK DOWN THERE NOSE AT ME LIKE 99% OF PEOPLE I KNOW AND 99 % OF MY FAMILY THAT I WOULD LAY MY LIFE DOWN FOR..BUT ITS ALL GOOD..IM NOT GONNA LET THEM OR ANYONE ELSE BRING ME DOWN..IM HAPPIER THAN I EVER DREAMED OF AND WHAT WHERE IM WANTED AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, RIGHT WHERE I WANNA BE..I LOVE YOU GUYS..YOUR TRULY THE BIGGEST BLESSING GOD COULD OF EVER GIVING ME…AND I WOULDNT TAKE LOVE, MONEY OR ALL THE DRUGS ON EARTH FOR THEM
Jeff shared a very brief video with Anissa on Thursday, which apparently was her birthday! Here’s a screen cap followed by Jeff’s message:
I want to wish the love of my life ANISSA a very special happy birthday ..I LOVE YOU BABY AND I SM GRATEFUL , very BLESSED AND THANK GOD EVERYDAY FOR PUTTING YOU IN MY PATH TO REROUTE IT FOR ME..AND THANK GOD YOU DID..I KNOW ITS HARD DEALING WITH A FOOL LOKE ME SOMETINES..BUT NO ONE VOULD LOVE YOU AS MUCH IR THE WAY I LOVE YOU..ITS UNCONDITIONAL..ITS FOREVER..AND ITS REAL..I LOVE YOU BABY WITH ALL MY HEART AND SOUL..YOU ARE EVERYTHING TO ME…THANK YOU FOR LOVEING ME , BEING HERE FOR ME FOR WHATEVER..IT HASNT MATTER UP TO THIS POINT WHY OR WHAT I NEEDED U THERE FOR , YOU HAVE BEEN THERE NO QUESTIONS ASK..AND ILL ALWAYS BE GREATFUL FOR THAT..HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABE AND I HOPE AND PRAY GOD BLESSES US WITH MANY MANY MORE TOGETHER..
Why did WE tv wait to add Anissa and Jeff?
If you’re curious why Anissa and Jeff were a late addition to the show, that’s because his prison release was VERY recent. According to federal prison records (yes, Jeff was a federal inmate), Jeff was released on June 16.
With less than a month of freedom under his belt, it’s a little difficult to know if his humility and devotion to Anissa will last. That being said, things are looking about as positive as they could be at this point!
Jeff has made several posts talking about work, including mentioning that he works 9 hours a day. Just yesterday he posted a photo on Facebook in a truck looking like he was heading to work and he wrote: “Good morning world..let’s go get this money.” It’s unclear what kind of job Jeff has, but there are a couple images of him with a work crew and it looks like they are pressure washing in front of a church.
Don’t get your hopes up too high, however. Scrolling through Jeff’s numerous social media accounts turns up numerous engagements and even a pregnancy announcement — all in the past seven years. Granted, none of his older posts are tinged with the same humility as his recent ones, so perhaps some tempered hopes would be OK.
UPDATE – Just after this post was published, Anissa clarified on Instagram that Jeff is still in a halfway house. She says they have had several three-hour windows of time together. “Just got back from taking him back,” she added. “The next time he comes home ..he is here to stay…which will be soon😍..” As viewers of Love After Lockup are well aware, it’s when the convict actually moves in full time that the relationship timer really begins.
To find out if Anissa and Jeff’s relationship works out, including whether or not they get married, be sure to tune in to new episodes of Love After Lockup airing Friday nights at 9/8c on WE tv!
If you’re a little impatient for tonight’s episode, here’s the intro clip for Anissa:
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