On Sunday night's episode of 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?, Nigerian-born Michael told his friends why he wasn't willing to give up his chance at being an Instagram influencer just to ease his wife's jealousy.
"She has been giving me a very, very tough time now," Michael, 31, told his buddies. "She told me she's gonna take care of me, but for the past some months now, she hasn't sent me enough money."
He revealed that Angela, 54, had told him not to get a job until his visa was approved because she "doesn't trust" him. So Michael's compromise was to stay at home like Angela wanted while trying to make money as a content creator.
"I need to make extra money for myself, so I'm bringing back my social media," he explained. "I'll become an influencer and I'll be making more money."
Michael explained in a later interview that his dance videos could bring him the income Angela promised — but hadn't yet provided. "Here in Nigeria, most people, they influence," he said. "It gets well-paid. Angela does not like me to be on Instagram because she thinks I am flirting with women. Which is very, very unfair. And that's why we have problem."
In earlier episodes this season, Angela fumed when she found Michael had reactivated his Instagram account. She assumed it meant Michael was using the profile to talk to other women. In rage, Angela demanded Michael remove the account — but he refused.
Michael told Angela he'd only remove the account if Angela gave him $5,000 — which made Angela wonder if Michael had been scamming her for money (or a visa to America) this whole time.
In Michael's eyes, the marriage has always been legitimate, and he even admitted to "really" missing Angela.
"My visa has yet to be approved, so it's been really difficult for me," he said.
When friends ask how he "copes," Michael responded, "I really miss her, you know? But lately, we've been fighting."
But the pair's love may be short-lived. The episode's final moments showed Angela surprising Michael in Nigeria — a welcome that quickly turned sour. When Angela received a response from Michael saying "LOL" when she asked him to take down the Instagram page again, she stormed to his home.
Michael didn't answer the door despite Angela's pounding, and the Georgia native decided to destroy Michael's car in response.
"My car," she yelled, ripping pieces of metal off the hood. "Tell him I'll break the f---ing windows next. You've got the wrong motherf---er."
Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free weekly newsletter to get the biggest news of the week delivered to your inbox every Friday.
90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET on TLC and Discovery+.