Nicole Nafziger verified that her relationship with Azan Tefou is officially over after five years of dating.
"Azan as well as I have actually made a decision to go our separate ways. We had much love as well as respect for each other, however we weren't without our faults. Regrettably, we can no longer continue our trip with each other," Nicole, 27, claimed in a statement to United States Weekly on Monday, July 12. "This might be a shock to many since we stayed solid for so long via everything. But as we move on and heal, we ask that you respect both parties and also not continuously ask about it. Thanks to everyone that has actually sustained us together as well as remain to sustain [us] as separate individuals."
The TLC personality added: “[Azan] is a good person and deserves to be happy as much as I do. We ended on good terms and I wish him the best.”
Nicole and Azan, 30, appeared on season 4 of 90 Day Fiancé in 2016 after originally meeting and falling in love over a dating app.
The exes faced many obstacles while trying to tie the knot, with Nicole and Azan being forced to postpone their wedding twice. Following their time on 90 Day Fiancé, the twosome tried to make their relationship work while Azan was stuck in Morocco because his K-1 visa was denied.
At the time, Nicole took to social media to express her plans to have more children with Azan.
“We want to add two more to our family! So [three] including May,” Nicole said during a Q+A with fans via her Instagram Story in October 2018.
While the reality star, who has a daughter from a previous relationship, was looking forward to her future with Azan, her co-star David Toborowsky shared why he didn’t believe in the romance.
“I’m not a fan of the way she does things. I wish her the best of luck. I don’t know what his story really is. I mean, I’ve heard rumors that he might be married with three kids with his cousin,” David, 52, told Us in April 2020.
David, who starred in season 5 with the couple, questioned Nicole’s decision to visit Azan during the COVID-19 pandemic that prevented many people from traveling.
“Why would she plan to go there in the middle of a pandemic that was hitting the apex worldwide, especially in Europe?” David asked at the time. “I think Nicole is barking up the wrong tree. Maybe she’ll find somebody else while she’s there and find true love. That is not true love.”
One month prior, Nicole shared a glimpse at her reunion with Azan after she was unable to leave Morocco when the country suspended international flights due to the global coronavirus outbreak.
“Sucks, everything is closed. I’m still in Morocco for everyone that wants to know. Not going home just yet. But I’m fine. We’re good,” Nicole captioned a photo of herself watching TV via her Instagram Story in March 2020.