Michael Ilesanmi of 90 Day Fiancé fame goes missing on bride Angela Deem just 2 months after moving to the US from Nigeria

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Written By Maya Cantina

90 Day Fiancé star Michael Ilesanmi has gone missing just two months after moving to the US from his native Nigeria to live with his wife – who is 22 years his senior. 

According to a video posted on YouTube by celebrity blogger John Yates, live from heartbroken Angela Deem’s house in Jefferson County, Georgia, Michael, 36, went ‘missing’ on Friday February 23.

The embattled couple first met in 2018 on season 2 of 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days, before later getting married and visiting each other’s native countries.

Angela, 58, had contacted police about Michael’s disappearance, but in a surprise twist during John’s video, news came that he’d been found ‘safe’ after contacting police with a ‘burner’ phone to say he was ‘in fear’ of his life. 

He also requested that his wife be kept in the dark regarding his whereabouts, prompting a furious Angela to claim he’d ‘planned’ his disappearance. 

Happier times: 90 Day Fiancé star Michael Ilesanmi has been found after his wife and former costar Angela Deem reported him missing – just two months after moving to the US from his native Nigeria (pictured: Michael Ilesanmi and his now wife Angela Deem on TLC’s hit show 90 Day Fiancé)

While John attempted to update viewers during one of two live streams, Angela yelled: ‘Breaking news. I’m in total f**king shock right now but not really and that’s all I can say.

‘John take over please because I’m in f*****g shock’.

‘I’ll just rip it off like a Band Aid,’ he began. ‘Michael is safe, there’s the good news’.

‘He reached out to the police moments after this live. Right after this live ended Angela got a phone call from the police here to say they were contacted by Michael.

‘He did have a burner phone or like another phone that nobody knew about and on that phone had pictures of his passport’.

He added that after officers verified his identity, something ‘wild’ soon followed.

Then from behind the scenes, Angela yelled: ‘Here’s the yahoo boy’ part – alluding to the nickname often given to online fraudsters, particularly those of Nigerian descent.

Celebrity blogger John Yates said Michael had been found 'safe' after contacting police with a 'burner' phone to say he was 'in fear' of his life. He also requested that his wife be kept in the dark regarding his whereabouts (pictured: the estranged couple pose on Instagram)

Celebrity blogger John Yates said Michael had been found ‘safe’ after contacting police with a ‘burner’ phone to say he was ‘in fear’ of his life. He also requested that his wife be kept in the dark regarding his whereabouts (pictured: the estranged couple pose on Instagram)

John continued: ‘He told the police that he was in fear of his life here and he Michael did not want Angela knowing his location’.

His wife revealed that the pair were together just five days ago in New York and that his disappearance came out of the blue.

Viewers were also made privy to the fact that Michael arrived in the US from Nigeria just before Christmas 2023, in order to live with his wife. 

John defended his pal by explaining that ‘no one was locked up here’ and that the pair had vacationed together to New York and Florida in recent weeks.

However Angela couldn’t be consoled and this point accused of her estranged husband of doing a ‘lying s**t’.

She said off camera: ‘I don’t know why people think I’m not human… you know what I mean?

‘I’m a woman, I stand as a woman. When you sneak behind my back and do lying s**t on me I’m not fine anymore. 

I’m f*****g mad as hell. I was worried thinking he was hurt’.

In a now deleted TikTok video, Angela told fans that before her husband disappeared, he left behind his phone and wallet. 

She also said she reached out to his family before contacting police but her efforts were unfruitful.

She then used the platform to plead for his return before later doing a complete 180 and questioning whether he ‘planned’ the ordeal the whole f*****g time.

‘This is not funny. This is real s**t…’ she added. 

‘I’m telling you now. I’m not going to let you f*****g come here if you didn’t love me’.

Fans posed questions about the possibility of Michael pulling an immigration stunt to achieve US citizenship, to which she replied: ‘If Michael is really missing and doesn’t contact us, immigration can take over. That’s all I can tell you’.

The incident is the latest in a string of challenges for the couple, who were recently dogged by allegations of cheating on Michael’s part.

In December 2022, a heartbroken Angela sobbed as she revealed how her husband Michael had been allegedly unfaithful to her in a sneak peek of 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?

In the clip obtained by People, Angela described how Michael had been cheating on her with a 31-year-old woman he became connected to on Instagram.

Angela recounted just how ‘happy’ she had been in her relationship with Michael following a trip to Nigeria – before a friend alerted her to his indiscretions.

‘When I got back from Nigeria, me and Michael was on a good note. We were happy when we left, we was back to normal like two f**king weeks we’ve been on the phone every night, 24/7 like we used to,’ Angela told a producer.

‘The spark was there, the love was still there, we were on the way to getting ready to bring him here and be husband and wife. Like, we love each other and I was happy. I was real happy.

‘And then my friend sent me texts. Michael cheating on me online. This girl is 31 and they met on his Instagram. And that’s why he didn’t want to take his Instagram down!’

Angela revealed Michael had been in communication with the woman for two months before she played a voice note her husband had sent to the woman.

‘They’ve been talking the whole time we’ve been fighting. For two months. Not only while I was in Nigeria, but since I’ve come back, Michael’s still continued to talk to this girl.

‘I know this because I’ve got screenshots. Then I got a voice note. And the way he was talking to her was the way he would talk to me on the voice note. So I knew that was him.

‘Telling her to pick up the phone, baby I love you. I got him right here,’ she said before playing the voice note Michael had sent the woman.

The couple’s issues have played out on the show, and Michael previously admitted to cheating on Angela in the early days of their relationship. 

Despite the admission, she ultimately forgave him and they married in his native Nigeria in 2020. 

He then waited four years before finally being able to live with his wife in the US two months ago. 

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