90DF’s Jovi Dufren and Yara Zaya lead lavish lifestyles, including vacations and dressing up for fancy events. How do they pay for it all?
Jovi Dufren and Yara Zaya are one of the most popular 90 Day Fiancé couples out there, but some viewers wonder how the two maintain their extravagant lifestyle. TLC viewers first met Jovi and Yara on 90 Day Fiancé season 8, when the Louisiana native traveled to Yara’s Ukrainian hometown. Despite their relationship moving quickly, many found them not just well-matched, but entertaining. With almost a million followers between them, Jovi and Yara’s platforms have grown tremendously since their first times on television.
A lot has changed for Jovi and Yara since the couple applied for Yara’s K-1 visa back in 2018. After Yara moved to the United States to be with Jovi in New Orleans, the couple eventually got married in February 2020. Their daughter Mylah Dufren was born later that year, in September. In 2021, Jovi and Yara starred in the spin-off 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? It followed their first year of parenthood. While the couple have had their share of arguments and differences, they’re still going just as strong. With the Dufrens frequently traveling around the world (and Yara beginning to establish a career in fashion and makeup), some fans wonder how the family affords such a luxurious lifestyle.
Before Jovi met Yara, he enjoyed the bachelor life and earned a high salary as an ROV (remotely operated vehicle) supervisor. Essentially, Jovi controlled underwater robotics using tools situated on land. By the time Jovi joined the cast of 90 Day Fiancé, he had been working with the same company for about a decade. While Jovi never disclosed the exact figure that he was making, Glassdoor estimates that the average ROV Supervisor salary, as of May 2022, is roughly $100,000. Jovi finally quit his ROV job in January, although it’s believed that he simply switched to another company that doesn’t require as much travel.
While Jovi’s ROV supervisor position income may allow his family to enjoy a high-end lifestyle, the couple have also made serious money from starring in the 90 Day Fiancé franchise. According to InTouch Weekly, American cast members on the original series make $1,000 to $1,500 an episode, although the international half of the cast reportedly make $0, as they lack work permits. Nevertheless, with 90 Day Fiancé season 8 having 19 episodes, that means that Jovi would have made anywhere from $19,000 to $28,500 (before tax) from the show, which he could share with Yara. In addition, In Touch Weekly reports that the 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? cast makes slightly more per episode. As season 6 has 17 episodes, it’s a safe bet that Jovi and Yara were paid well for their appearances.
Between Jovi’s long-term underwater robotics career and the duo’s popularity with 90 Day Fiancé fans, it’s safe to say that Jovi and Yara aren’t exactly broke. Since their first appearance on TLC, Jovi and Yara have both enjoyed dressing up for events and traveling around the world, with Yara‘s Instagram bio humble-bragging about her visits to 38 different countries. While the current couples on 90 Day Fiancé season 9 aren’t winning over fans just yet, Jovi and Yara find it so easy to remain one of the most-liked couples in the franchise.
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