We first met David Murphey on season 4 of 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days. He was pursuing his long time Ukrainian girlfriend Lana whom he carried on an online relationship for seven years.
“I stopped dating in the USA 15 years ago,” Murphey wrote in an Instagram Q&A. “Every time I did I would start thinking about Ukraine, so I stopped trying so my heart was free just in case I went to Ukraine. I have dated well over 100 women in Ukraine. Turned down many marriage proposals and have been turned down twice myself.”
Since they never met in person, many were assuming that she was not real and catfishing Murphey for money. He tried to meet Lana several times in person but each time Lana came up with an excuse as to why she could not meet.
“The first time, she did stand me up,” he said on the show. “Second time, her brother died. Third time, she had a medical issue. She had to go have surgery and it put her out of commission for three weeks.”