Are they trying to tell us something? 90 Day Fiancé alums Chantel Jimeno (née Everett) and Pedro Jimeno always seemed to have a loving, strong relationship in spite of the family drama that surrounded them. That’s why fans were shocked when In Touch confirmed The Family Chantel stars’ split in July 2022.
The news broke just one month after the couple made their return on season 4 of their hit TLC spinoff. Chantel and Pedro’s story line on season 4 documented a rough patch in their marriage. While they had just achieved several milestones — Chantel graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and was working in the medical field as a registered nurse, Pedro had left his job at a local warehouse to start his career as a real estate agent and the couple had just purchased their first house together — it seem their relationship had hit at an all-time low.
As the season progressed, Chantel explained that she noticed a change in her relationship with Pedro after they returned to the United States after a 2021 trip to the Dominican Republic. The Jimeno and Everett families have been at odds ever since Pedro and Chantel got married in March 2016. But during the recent family trip, a major confrontation went down between Pedro’s mother, Lidia Jimeno, Pedro’s sister, Nicole Jimeno, and Chantel, Chantel’s sister, Winter Everett and Chantel’s mother, Karen Everett, that ended with drinks and glasses being thrown.
During the August 15, 2022, episode, Chantel and Pedro agreed to have a sit-down dinner with Lidia, who works as lawyer, mediating. Chantel explained that she felt Pedro no longer wanted to spend time with her or have a friendship with her, that he complains she doesn’t cook or clean but then has negative feedback for her when she does. Chantel was also upset that Pedro spent all of his time at work and when he wasn’t at work, he was spending time with his female coworkers instead of her — especially a woman named Antonella Barrenechea.
Pedro, on the other hand, complained that Chantel did not want him to progress in life and she did not support him in his new career, and she wasn’t supportive of his goals. He also denied having an inappropriate relationship with Antonella, who is married to a man named Daniel and they share a baby together.
Since the mediation wasn’t going anywhere, Lidia left Chantel and Pedro to figure out their marital issues on their own. “Neither of them were sorry, neither of them wanted to contribute a grain of sand so that things could change,” Lidia said in her confessional. “Seeing that neither of them was willing to make a sacrifice, well, I got up from the table. It appeared that there wasn’t anything more to do.”
Later in the episode, Pedro asked Chantel for a separation, but she insisted that a separation would only make their problems worse. It seems she was right, as In Touch confirmed Pedro filed for divorce from Chantel in May.
Keep scrolling below to see Chantel and Pedro’s cryptic quotes amid their ongoing divorce.
PEDRO’S MESSAGE ABOUT LIFE
“Remember, that people have an exact idea of how we should live our lives, but those people have no idea how to live their own lives,” read a quote Pedro shared via his Instagram Stories on July 21.
SWEET VS. BITTER
“When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate,” read a statement that Chantel shared via Instagram Stories on August 10. “When life is bitter, say thank you and grow.”
On August 16, just one day after a tense episode of The Family Chantel aired, the Georgia native took to her Instagram Story to share several quotes that seemed to resonate with her.
“It’s OK, you just forgot who you are. Welcome back,” read one message by Lea Androić. Another quote by Spirit Daughter read, “Trust that everything will fall into place without you forcing it there.”
The bilingual beauty also shared a quote in Spanish by Alma Illustration that read, “Sin la oscuridad, nunca veriamos las estrellas.” When translated to English, it read, “Without the dark, we’d never see the stars.”
Chantel reposted a clip from @badgirlgoodhuman with a very poignant mantra on August 20.
“Tolerance is not love. Say no to what says no to you. Effort: reassurance, communication,” the message read.
PEDRO RESPONDS TO ‘STUPIDITY’
In another cryptic message, Pedro shared a quote regarding ignorance as his estranged wife visited her brother Royal Everett in Kansas.
“Stupidity is the deliberate cultivation of ignorance,” the real estate agent shared via his Instagram Stories on August 21.
She took to her Instagram Story on August 22 to share her own thoughts just hours after an episode of The Family Chantel aired that showed Pedro going to consult with a divorce lawyer.
“A woman’s intuition is never wrong,” read her note.
CHANTEL SEEMINGLY RESPONDS TO DIVORCE
“I feel very grateful for the supportive women in my life and the ones who have been sending me messages of encouragement,” Chantel wrote in a message via her Instagram Stories on August 26. “Thank you, sisters.”
On September 21, just two weeks after the season 4 finale of The Family Chantel, Chantel took to her Instagram Story to share a cryptic message about her own self-love.
“I love myself enough to walk away from toxic situations,” the text post read, which Chantel reshared.
RESILIENCE DURING ‘TOUGH TIMES’
After seemingly unveiling the purchase of a luxury two-door sports car, Pedro shared a message on resilience through tough times.
“When everything is trying to bring you down, find one reason to keep going,” the reality TV personality shared via his Instagram Stories on October 22. “Happy weekend.”
Pedro appeared to shade his estranged wife in a viral video clip on Tuesday, November 8.
“My love, you could be the last Coca-Cola in the desert,” the real estate professional lip-synched in Spanish alongside a popular Instagram Reel voiceover, which was translated to English. “But I drink juice.”
THE HIGH ROAD
Following Pedro’s message, the TLC alum took the high road as she shared a quote on her Instagram Stories.
“It’s not hard to make decisions, once you know what your values are,” the statement by Roy E. Disney read on Sunday, November 13.