Memphis Finally Reveals The Real Meaning Behind Her Name

Memphis Finally Reveals The Real Meaning Behind Her Name

Apart from 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days fans wanting to know how tall Memphis Smith is, there have been questions about her name’s origins.

Memphis Smith, who recently got married to Hamza Moknii on 90 Day Fiancé, recently surprised fans by revealing why she was given her unique name. The 34-year-old Memphis met 28-year-old Tunisian man Hamza online like many other couples on 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days and got engaged before she flew to his country. When in Kairouan, Memphis learned that Hamza was 26 and asked what else he’d lied to her about. But it didn’t change Memphis’ mind about postponing their wedding scheduled to take place in two weeks. Memphis felt deceived yet at the end of the season, she and Hamza were married and pregnant with a baby,


Memphis went from being a single mom of two to being married and a mom of three all during the one month she spent in Turkey. She had been single for four years after her divorce when Memphis met Hamza and decided to marry him. But Memphis’ beliefs in having sex before marriage to check her compatibility with Hamza were ridiculed and so was the nagging she did during the trip. Hamza at one point said he was scared of Memphis for her yelling and also wondered if she’d betrayed her by sleeping at her ex’s house after they started dating. A translator helped fix the communication gap between Hamza and Memphis eventually and the finale is what made fans believe these two were meant to be.

Related: 90 Day Fiancé: Why Memphis & Hamza’s Translator Is The Season 5 MVP

But there were many questions about Memphis that still puzzled fans after they watched her on 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days. TLC viewers wanted to know how tall Memphis is. A lot many others wanted to find out the meaning of her wonderful name. While Memphis did reveal that she’s four feet and nine-and-a-half inches tall back in January, it’s through a recent Instagram post that she spoke about the story behind her name. A Memphis native commented on Memphis’ Instagram asking her if her parents were raised there. “I was born in Memphis,” replied the registered nurse practitioner to her curious follower.

Memphis currently appears to reside in Muskegon, Michigan which shows up as a location during her 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days segments. A spoiler about Memphis getting married to Hamza was revealed before their wedding on the show when Memphis registered to vote in Ottawa County, Michigan. As per InTouch, Memphis registered under her name Memphis Chardell-Arden Mokni in October 2021. Meanwhile, fans who wanted to know about when Hamza came to America didn’t get clear answers during the Tell-All Finale.

Memphis started feeling sick during the reunion filming. She decided to leave the 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days Tell-All Part 2 set early. Hamza who stayed back for a few minutes revealed he didn’t get to witness their baby’s birth because he hadn’t reached the U.S. yet. It was after the baby turned five weeks old that Hamza arrived in Michigan. Meanwhile, Memphis and Hamza seem to be staying in Michigan itself as rumors are they are filming a new 90 Day Fiancé spin-off with their baby. It seems Memphis has no plans of going back to her namesake city of Mephis anytime soon, but fans are surely curious about where her relationship with Hamza is headed to.

Next: 90 Day Fiancé: Get To Know Memphis’ Ex-Husband Justin Before Hamza

Source: Memphis Smith/Instagram, InTouch

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