A lot of fans like Jon Walters, and not just because he’s one of the hottest 90 Day Fiance cast members in the show’s history.
He and his American wife, Rachel Walters, made their franchise debut on 90 Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days Season 2.
That was way back in 2018. Their visa journey has been long, and is ongoing.
But very soon, Jon and Rachel will get their final answer — for better or for worse.
Five years ago, viewers watched Rachel and her then-infant daughter, Lucy, take a trip from Albuquerque, New Mexico to the UK to meet Jon in person.
The two fell in love over a karaoke app, of all things. They married during her second trip to England.
As a couple, they also won the hearts of fans. They have a lot of genuine love, Jon is great with Lucy, and they have grappled with an uphill battle.
From the start, they knew that getting a visa for Jon to move to be with Rachel and Lucy would be a challenge.
He has a criminal record, dating back to a fight that he got into in college. A scuffle from his youth is still haunting him as a grown adult.
The US immigration system very much runs on a guilty-until-proven-innocent assumption for anyone looking to move here … even someone with a loving, patient American spouse.
“70 days until we get a final answer on the visa,” Jon wrote on Facebook, crossposting to Instagram to reach a wider, younger audience.
“Thank you for the years of support,” he expressed, “and helping me procrastinate while I’ve waited and waited.”
Jon told his fans: “You’ve been amazing and it’s been fun.”
“From Facebook- We are at the end of the beginning,” Jon then wrote in his Instagram caption while sharing the update.
“One way or an other this chapter is coming to end,” he added.
Jon received an outpouring of support and well wishes. Fellow 90 Day Fiance cast member Debbie Johnson wished him luck — and suggested that they have a “big party” upon his arrival.
Jon’s social media activity has helped him to gain fans over the years.
He tends to very directly speak his mind — calling out scumbags and even exposing domestic abusers among the cast.
Jon and Rachel love each other. Even if fans didn’t like them and sympathize with their story, they deserve to be together.
But while Jon and Rachel expect news this summer, it could go either way.
He and Rachel are the real deal. They have a huge number of supporters. But will that be enough to give them a shot at being together in America?
We can only hope and wait. That’s what these two have been doing for a long time, now.