The pair met in Flores’ native Mexico and immediately hit it off. At the time, Flores was a 19-year-old student while Rivera was a 32-year-old realtor living in Lumberton, North Carolina. But despite the significant age difference, Flores and Rivera were determined to make their relationship work.
After a few months of long-distance dating, Rivera proposed to Flores and applied for the K-1 visa to bring the Mexican woman to the United States. The two exchanged vows in a small ceremony, but their honeymoon period was cut short. At the end of the season, it was revealed that the two had separated and that Flores had moved in with family members.
Flores later opened up about her relationship with Rivera, claiming the realtor was abusive, controlling, and unfaithful during their marriage, seems like she is doing just fine now.