Nicole Nafziger’s Mother Defends Her Against Critics Who Say the “90 Day Fiance” Star Abandoned Her Young Daughter to Live in Morocco with Fiance Azan Tefou

“Abandoned is a strong world… we prefer the term ‘indefinitely left!'”

It’s been over four months since Nicole Nafziger left the United States to visit her fiance Azan Tefou in Morocco– despite the U.S. issuing warnings at the time against international travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 90 Day Fiance star’s mother, Robbalee Nafziger has been caring for Nicole’s young daughter May all this time, and recently had to defend Nicole against critics who say Nicole abandoned her daughter.

Robbalee recently posted to her Instagram that her other daughter, Taylor, is having a baby girl. Earlier this week, a few “90 Day Fiance” fans congratulated Robbalee— while also shading Nicole for leaving her daughter behind during a pandemic.

“Congratulations! I bet Taylor will be an amazing mommy and actually keep her daughter unlike Nicole who gave hers away for a guy who married his cousin,” one person wrote in the comment section.

Robbalee stated that the rumors that Azan is married to his cousin and has children are false, and then directed her responses to those who stated that Nicole has abandoned May.


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Haha! This feels like lifetime ago. My little girl is having her own little girl. Love you Taylor!

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“There was no abandonment,” Robbalee wrote. “She (May) is getting to spend time with her grandparents while her mommy is away. There is a lot more to this story than a simple answer. I am grateful for the time I get to spend with May, many grandparents don’t get this much time or get to make this many wonderful memories.”

She then defended Nicole, stating that, even though she is halfway around the world in Morocco, she still tries to stay involved in May’s life.

“Nicole Facetimes with May almost every day,” Robbalee wrote. “They watch TV together or she shows her the peppers that grow in the garden. Right now Florida is not even a safe place to come home to, when it is safe to travel she looks forward to coming home. We are lucky to have this time with her.”

Nicole has defended her actions over the past few months as well, claiming that she cannot afford to pay for an airplane ticket to come home. Last week, she thanked Robbalee for watching May because she “can’t” come home. 

“Missing my mom so much,” Nicole wrote on Instagram. “She is the best mom and grandma out there. Thank you for taking care of my little girl since I can’t come back home yet.


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Missing my mom so much♥️ She is the best mom and grandma out there♥️ Thank you for taking care of my little girl since I can’t come back home yet @srqquilters

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“Stop judging my [life] and decisions,” she continued. “Just an idea. I know you won’t listen because it’s easier to pin me as a bad mom and gossip about the drama.”

However, according to Soap Dirt, Nicole has chosen not to take advantage of some opportunities offered to her by the U.S. Government to come back home.

“Nicole Nafziger has skipped out on flights back to America before that wouldn’t have cost her a dime out of pocket,” the site claimed in an article published on Wednesday. “The American government had set up a few flights out of Morocco to America. The United States government will even pay for Nicole’s airfare until she is able to afford to pay her debt back at a later date, and at a cheap no-interest payment plan. So, Nicole wouldn’t have to worry about dishing out the money all at once. But, she seemingly didn’t jump on the opportunity.

“[She] will have another chance to leave Morocco – if she actually wants to. The U.S embassy in Morocco has arranged yet another special flight for U.S citizens to return to America. The flight leaves in about a week.”

(The Ashley is not confirming that the site’s claims are true or false.)

Nicole has yet to reveal when and if she plans to try to head back to the United States.

RELATED STORY: “90 Day Fiance” Star Nicole Nafziger Attempts to Explain to Critics Why She’s Still in Morocco with Fiance Azan Tefou & Hasn’t Returned Home to Her Daughter

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23 Responses

  1. OK so here is how I would handle this if I were Robbalee: No more Facetime, no phone calls. If you want to see your daughter or speak with her you need to come home. At this point you will find one of two things to be true. 1.) She loves her daughter more than herself and chooses to come home. 2.) She loves herself more and chooses her selfish desires over her daughters needs and stays in Morocco. I am a mother of a small child and by this point I would have tunneled under the Atlantic Ocean to get back to him.

  2. She’s sticking up for her because that’s what a mother is supposed to do, however we all know that deep down she’s thinking the same exact thing that everyone is saying…Nicole is a moron.

    1. At this point, I honestly think best case scenario for May is for Robalee to file for custody of her. Between abandoning and making zero effort to return to her child and the utter filth she had her living in that we saw on the show, Nicole is not a fit parent and doesn’t seem to want to be better for her child.

  3. Nicole flew to Morocco when all Hell was already loose and refused to go back to USA when other Americans where going home so everybody has a right to bash her. How can she WILLINGLY stay thousands of miles away from her daughter for months and not jump in the first plane she can? She FaceTimes with May ALMOST everyday? WTF?? She should be ashamed of herself and her mother too for enabling her

  4. Let the stupid lump stay in a faraway country whose standards and culture she doesn’t respect. Let her continue to live her stupid incessant state of denial. She is so immature it borders on mentally retarded. Let her see how far her tantrums and idiocy get her in a strict Muslim country.
    May can stay put and grow up with a degree of stability, and her idiot mother can finally see the results of her own behavior.

  5. How is she affording to stay in Morocco? Allegedly, she’s not staying with Azan, (I follow the 90DF gossip pages on Instagram lol) and she hasn’t posted a recent picture of her and Azan since she went over there. And her Instagram posts say ‘based in Morocco.’ Can’t you just set it to say wherever you want it to say your from?

    1. She’s been posting a lot of those fake story things on her IG…I’m guessing thats how she’s getting income? I think you’re right, it’s weird that she’s not posting any recent pics of her and Azan on social media…she’s notorious for trying to prove people wrong about her one sided “relationship” with Azan. There is just something about her stupidity, immaturity, and willingness to be an idiot that makes me really not like her.

    2. Ya’ll need to stop supporting her by clicking on her instagram. Ashley will supply us the info.

  6. First of all, why are we still calling Azan her fiancee? I’m just as much his fiancee as Nicole is. Second of all, it’s a good thing Nicole abandoned May, she’s a disaster and a terrible example for her daughter, plus she can’t possibly have the means to take care of a child because all her money goes to Azan.

      1. Butbthe stepfather and brother are invloved now and thry seem to have some good sense. I dont think the stepfather help raise Nicole.

  7. Okay… now I see why Nicole’s the way she is – chronic enabling from her family.

    This chick has no business raising a child…she’s too immature if she’s choosing d*ck over her daughter and not coming home to take over raising May.

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    it certainly verifies that Nicole would rather stay with her boyfriend in Morocco instead of with her daughter where she belongs. She is a part-time mother to say the least. Her parents have sole responsibility for May why Nicole is out enjoying her life. All amenities to fly home were offered and she refused. Nicole does not want to leave lover. I have always thought she was low functioning individual. Her decisions are very immature. She just sees what’s in front of her.

    1. The fact that Nicole’s mom is defending her is part of the problem with Nicole. She is a product of her parents babying her and not giving it to her straight. She doesn’t deserve that little girl. All she does is shove an iPad or iPhone in her face and ignores her to talk to her incestuous scammer “boyfriend”. All of these people are trash.

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    I think if you read between the lines, Robbalee seems to be saying that Nicole is a terrible mom, and she’s quite glad Nicole has taken off to Morrocco WITHOUT May. She is currently appeasing her daughter by defending her.

  10. “She FaceTimes her (May) almost every day” I’m sorry, ALMOST????!!!! I’ll just let that sentence sink in for anyone who wanted to defend Nicole. She is so, so lucky to have a mother who is not only taking care of her daughter, but actually enjoys it. Heck, my mother complains if I ask her to watch my daughter for an hour so I can go buy groceries. I’m shocked robbalee is boasting about the time she has with may rather than slamming Nicole for making stupid choices. I’ve seen tons of people go on vacations so I know planes are going in and out of countries. Why isn’t Nicole on a plane again?? What if she’s pregnant!!

    1. I think Robbalee is basically May’s mom. When Nicole went to Morocco the second time and took May with her Robbalee wanted Nicole to go alone and let May stay with her. It is probably reflective of what happens when Nicole is home, that she is always wanting Robbalee to babysitter her so she can do her own thing and Robbalee obviously doesn’t maintain healthy boundaries and let’s her do it.

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