A reality TV star who appeared on “90 Day Fiancé” is out of prison after spending more than two years behind bars for drug charges—and h already appeaers to be enjoying the good life.
In an Instagram post announcing his release, Jorge Nava posted a picture of himself in casual clothes sitting against a white Corvette.
"The sky is the limit🙏 #freedom," he captioned the post.
Nava was released from an Arizona state prison Monday and will finish the remainder of his sentence on community supervision, according to a statement provided to Oxygen.com by the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry Media Relations department.
Community supervision is similar to parole, except that Nava didn't have to appear before the parole board.
He served 27 months of his two-and-a-half-year sentence, People reports.
Nava was arrested in February 2018 after authorities discovered nearly 300 pounds of marijuana in the trunk of his car, according to Fox News.
He was charged with possession of marijuana for sale, possession of drug paraphernalia and the intent to transport and/or sell marijuana, but later agreed to a plea deal that dropped his class two felony charge to a class four charge in exchange for a two-and-a-half-year sentence.
Before his arrest, Nava starred on the TLC reality show “90 Day Fiancé.”
The show followed his romance and marriage to Russian model Anfisa Arkhipchenko—but after Nava headed to jail the marriage fell apart.
“Right now, we are technically legally married, but I ended up finding out through the internet that she was actually with someone else and that definitely hurt. It really broke my heart. But there’s really no way for me to do anything from in here,” he said from behind bars on a recent episode of “90 Day Fiancé: Self-Quarantined.”
Nava said he was planning to seek a divorce as soon as he was released from prison.
Although the experience had been difficult, he said it also made him stronger.
“Now that I’ve gotten past that point, I’ve got to see all of the negative that I was going through in my life and that I am better off alone,” he said on the show. “I basically was willing to do anything for love, even give up my freedom and now that I kind of went through that, it’s kind of showed me what her true colors were.”
While behind bars, Nava focused on getting mentally and physically healthy—losing 146 pounds since his incarceration began.
“I am able to think clearer, I am more energetic, just my habits have changed so much,” he said of his new lifestyle.
Nava, who called prison a “lonely place,” had spent his last few months behind bars working as part of crew tasked with cleaning cells and sanitizing areas within the prison amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
“There definitely is panic because us, as prisoners, you know, we really don’t have much access ... other than the news and the media that report all these crazy things going on in the world,” he said in a recent episode. “It’s almost like watching a movie, like I flip the TV on and all these places are closed, you know, you can’t really walk around without a mask and it’s just like adapting to a whole new environment.”
Nava said although getting released during a pandemic was “nerve-wracking” he was excited to once again be a “free man."
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