Everything We Know About Season 9 Stars Emily & Kobe

Everything We Know About Season 9 Stars Emily & Kobe

90 Day Fiancé season 9 debuts next month with seven couples, most of them newcomers. Emily and Kobe have a unique backstory. Will they tie the knot?

After watching many of the same 90 Day Fiancé couples season after season on spin-off shows, a lot of fans were relieved when TLC announced the addition of six new couples for season 9, including 90DF franchise newcomers Emily and Kobe. As well as the six new couples, 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way stars Ariela Weinberg and Biniyam Shibre will be joining the cast. The last time fans saw New Jersey local Ariela and Ethiopian man Biniyam, the two were dealing with distance issues, cheating allegations, and family feuds, among other problems. Fans are eager to see what’s new with them, and meet the franchise newcomers.


Not only does the upcoming season feature six new couples, but several of the new cast members are also from countries that have not yet been represented in the entire 90 Day Fiancé franchise. The never-before-featured countries to be represented on 90 Day Fiancé season 9 are Trinidad and Tobago, Serbia, and Cameroon (Kobe’s home country). However, Emily and Kobe didn’t initially meet in Cameroon. Instead, Kansas local Emily met Kobe in China. Keep reading to find out more about this 90 Day Fiancé couple, how they initially connected, and the struggles they are facing.

Related: 90 Day Fiancé: Countries That Need More Representation On The Show

Emily, 29, was working in China as an English teacher when she met Cameroon man Kobe, 34. The two met while they were both out dancing at a nightclub, and they had an instant connection. Emily and Kobe got engaged two weeks later. Much to their surprise, they discovered that Emily was pregnant with their first child shortly after. The couple filed for the K-1 visa to bring Kobe to Kansas to join Emily, but because of the pandemic, his visa has been very delayed. While waiting for approval, Emily gave birth to their son, and she has been raising him alone while she waits for Kobe to join her in the U.S.

On her Instagram, Emily shared that their son’s name is Koban. Both Emily and Kobe post frequent photos of Koban on their Instagram accounts, and also write sweet IG tributes to each other. In a post from 2019, Emily thanked Kobe for supporting her while she raises their son Koban alone. She revealed that whenever she calls her beau “crying or frustrated,” Kobe always makes her feel like she’s “doing everything right.” In the post, she also thanked her man for giving her “the best gift” with their son. In addition, in a Mother’s Day post from 2020, Kobe shared that he “can’t stop thanking and appreciating” Emily for “giving [us] the most handsome son in the entire universe.” This couple seems to have a lot of love for each other.

A couple that loves and supports each other and are simply waiting to be together will likely be refreshing to watch for a lot of 90 Day Fiancé fans. Many viewers are growing tired of the volatile antics of a lot of the recurring cast members on the 90 Day Fiancé  franchise. Although physical fights, throwing things and storming out of rooms can be entertaining to watch, many viewers have expressed that they miss the authentic couples. Genuine pairs truly love each other as they work through the difficult K-1 visa process so that they can finally be together. Kobe and Emily seem to be a couple who love and support each other. To find out, viewers will have to start watching 90 Day Fiancé season 9 when it debuts in April.

Next: 90 Day Fiancé: Everything We Known About Newcomers Kara & Guillermo

90 Day Fiancé season 9 premieres Sunday, April 17, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on TLC

Sources: Emily/Instagram, Kobe/Instagram

Bob's Burgers Movie Poster

Bob’s Burgers Movie Poster Brings Belchers Together (But No Jimmy Pesto)

About The Author

Jessica Nemire
(110 Articles Published)

Jessica Nemire is a staff writer for Screen Rant. She has been writing about entertainment since 2014, and has been also a travel writer since 2011.

Jessica is originally from Santa Cruz, California, and holds a BA in Journalism from San Francisco State University. She is currently based out of Las Vegas, Nevada. When she’s not writing, she can be found hosting events, traveling, and binging 90 Day Fiancé spinoffs. She also makes the best nachos this side of the Mississippi.

More From Jessica Nemire

Author: Deann Hawkins