“We’ve got a lot of work to do over the next couple of days to take care of everything in L.A.,” he said about their apartment in a new YouTube video uploaded to their shared channel on Friday, March 5. After their long road trip from Salt Lake City, Utah, Topher and Deavan got settled into their cozy abode.
The 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way personality first sparked relationship rumors when she featured a mystery man on her Instagram Story following her split from husband Jihoon Lee. It turned out her new boyfriend is an actor who is hoping to make it in Hollywood.
According to his IMDb page, Topher studied theater at University of California, Riverside and graduated in 2015. He went on to land his first onscreen role in the 2014 short Sadie Hawkins. Since then, he’s done voice work for the video game James Bond: World of Espionage and can be found playing Creepypasta in the 2017 series Tales of Titans.
Deavan shared their first photo together on her Instagram Story in August 2020, though Topher’s face was cropped out of the frame and she quickly deleted the shot. The picture followed The Dipp’s report that the mom of two was seeing someone new after her split. The Agent C Show, a YouTube Channel that discusses 90 Day Fiancé, first revealed the actor’s identity in their Fraudcast series.
Around that time, Jihoon also discussed his ex’s new relationship on an Instagram Live on August 22. “I know Deavan, she has a new boyfriend,” he said. “Yeah, she has [a] new boyfriend. I saw that post. So, wow. I can’t believe it, oh my God. Wow.”
The South Korea native confirmed their split on the same Instagram Live. “I can’t tell everything because the show [is] not finished,” he said. “Just, I will live my own life. … If you lost [a] lover, boy [or] girl. So sad, but you can start again.” Though his ex and their son, Taeyang, are currently living in America with her older daughter, Drascilla, they will try to make a coparenting arrangement work. “[Deavan] said every summertime, she [will] go back to Korea with Taeyang,” he revealed before her divorce filing. “She promised, so we can see Taeyang.”
And while his estranged wife is seeing someone new, he revealed his plans to “just focus on himself” for a while. “We are [living] our own [lives],” he said. “Deavan [lives her] life. Me, [I] live my life. And I’m not [looking for] a new girl right now. Just, later. Or, just single. … I want my ex and her boyfriend just [to] be happy. Cause [it’s] her choice and [that’s the] way she [thinks she] will be happy, and I’m just [going to] walk to my own way. But we’re still Taeyang’s parents.”