'90 Day Fiancé's Loren Says It's Been 'Scary' for Alexei During Ukraine Crisis (Exclusive)

Alexei grew up in Ukraine before meeting Loren in Israel.

90 Day Fiancé star Loren is opening up about how the Ukraine crisis is affecting her family. ET's Melicia Johnson sat down with Loren on Monday and she talked about her and her husband Alexei's personal connection to the crisis, given that Alexei grew up in Ukraine.

Alexei lived in Ukraine before moving to Israel, which is where he met Loren, who was there on a Birthright Israel program trip. Alexei was the medic for the trip and the two fell in love and Alexei moved to the United States to marry Loren. The couple tied the knot in 2015 and now have two sons, Shai and Asher.

"He has family there still [in Ukraine] and he even said, I didn't think it was going to affect me as much as it did and it's still affecting him," Loren tells ET. "I don't want to say our tone in our house has been depressing, it's been sad, it's scary."

"Because this is real, I mean, he grew up in Ukraine and then grew up in Israel and those are two spotlight countries and it's hard, but we do talk about it and it's very important to talk about instead of bottling it up," she adds.

Alexei isn't the only 90 Day Fiancé star that has personal ties to Ukraine. Natalie Mordovtseva, who hails from Ukraine, recently shared with her Instagram followers that her mother is safe amid the ongoing crisis in her home country.

Natalie moved from Ukraine to the United States to marry her now estranged husband, Mike, and a big part of her 90 Day Fiancé story was her extremely close relationship with her mother, Nelia. Nelia was a big fan of Mike, although Mike and Natalie are no longer together or are on good terms. Natalie, who is now living in Florida after moving out of Sequim, Washington, following her split from Mike, shared an update with fans on Monday.

"My mom is safe from today morning, she made it to Europe with some other families," she wrote in an Instagram Story. "Unfortunately, my all friends are locked at that hell ... every night they telling me that they gonna die. I'm suffering with my people."


Fellow 90 Day Fiancé star Yara Zaya, who also hails from Ukraine and moved to New Orleans to be with her husband, Jovi, has also been updating her Instagram followers on the crisis. On Monday, she shared how she was supporting her home country.

"Today we had a peaceful meeting in New Orleans to support the people of Ukraine," she wrote alongside pictures of her holding up a blanket of the Ukrainian flag. "Thanks so much to the lady who made this beautiful blanket for me, it means a lot for me. Thanks for everyone who showed up to support today, and everyone who has supported me through social media. I am sorry that I have not had the energy to respond to messages or comments. #prayforukraine #ukraine #nola."

In a recent video, she emotionally thanked all her fans for their support amid such a trying time and she said she felt her family was currently "in a safe place." However, she was extremely worried about her friends.

"My friends are calling me, they're hearing the bombs, they're hearing the noise," she said.

Fellow 90 Day Fiancé stars showed their support for Yara, including David Toborowsky and Tiffany Franco, who commented, "Any way I can help anything I can share please let me know ok dm me I don't know how to help but I want to anyway I can."

For more coverage on the Ukraine Crisis visit CBS News.