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What Happened to Karen Everett After The Family Chantel Season 5?


  • Pedro and Chantel’s relationship on The Family Chantel was full of drama and family interference, making for intense TV moments.
  • Karen Everett, Chantel’s mom, never trusted Pedro. Her suspicions about him proved to be correct after their messy divorce.
  • Karen has become a fan favorite due to her no-nonsense approach and loving support for her family, even if she can be a bit overprotective.

The Family Chantel star Karen Everett is enjoying life after season 5 of the series, and it’s time to talk about what she’s been up to since that installment aired. Karen made her reality television introduction on 90 Day Fiancé season 4, when her American daughter Chantel Everett fell for the Dominican Republic native Pedro Jimeno. During season 5, the onscreen action was explosive thanks to Chantel and Pedro’s extremely messy divorce.

The suspicions that Karen always had about her son-in-law really hit critical mass after he coldly left her daughter, breaking Chantel’s heart.

Chantel and Pedro’s relationship was a storyline that delivered the kind of overwrought drama that makes reality TV irresistible. Karen and her husband Thomas were in the mix, stirring up drama by looking out for their daughter. What they viewed as protectiveness could also have been considered strong interference. Like Romeo and Juliet, Pedro and Chantel struggled to maintain their bond. It’s like they were huddled together under the long, dark shadow cast by their warring relatives. Karen never, ever trusted Pedro, and in hindsight, it seems like her female intuition was dead on.


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Karen Everett Was A No-Nonsense Parent

She Did Not Mince Words

Above, Karen frolics with cleaning products at Chantel‘s TikTok but she’s often more serious. Chantel and Pedro’s relationship became a storyline with many exciting twists and turns and Karen didn’t approve. As the duo tried to build a life together, Karen and her husband, Thomas never gave Pedro a moment’s peace. Karen and Chantel’s father were no-nonsense parents. In particular, Karen was hard on Pedro. While Thomas was more likely to cave in so he could please his daughter, Karen stood her ground.

Karen is always a fierce mama bear. The Family Chantel season 2 led the Everetts to essentially turn on Royal Wylie’s fiancee Angenette Wylie. Royal and Angenette are now married. When it comes to the love lives of her children, Karen’s a hawklike presence – maybe too much. However, that’s who she is.

Karen’s unlikely to change now. In fact, after Chantel and Pedro split up, Karen couldn’t resist an “I told you so” moment that was slightly obnoxious. Onscreen, she sat right next to her beautiful and desolate daughter. While staring into the camera, Karen the “helicopter mom” said:

Chantel should have listened to my warnings

Sure, it’s true, but did it really need to be said? Chantel was already hurting. Karen is a loving parent, but sometimes, she goes too far. However, she will always be there for Chantel – she loves her. Pedro won’t be there, but Chantel can depend on her mother, Karen, and father, Thomas. Through life’s ups and downs, they have her back. In fact, it’s their love and loyalty that makes them act a little erratic at times. They are just so protective.

The Family Chantel Season 5 Was Haunting

Karen Everett Dissed Pedro During & After The Season

There was no way to predict how badly things would end – however, there were clear signs of trouble in the distance. Nonetheless, at the start of their relationship, despite meddling family members, they seemed like a match made in heaven. Both were physically beautiful and charming, with pronounced star quality.

These attributes helped them to become 90 Day Fiancé stars and eventually won them their own spin-off, The Family Chantel. Family arguments became the norm on both shows – it was hard to look away from the train wreck that was unfolding onscreen. However, Pedro and Chantel still had romantic moments.

Pedro compared Chantel’s hourglass figure to the curves of a guitar, making her blush. The poor woman believed every sweet nothing – Chantel had no defenses as she was so honest and trusting. She had no idea that it would end so badly. She still seems blindsided in 2024, and more than a little bitter.

Because she was in it for love, most fans have taken her side. When Pedro posted about “success” (via his Instagram post) on Marxh 10, 2024, he seemed to be gloating. This really riled up Chantel’s fans. One blasted him in a way that “Mama Karen” would approve of. They said:

Your green card and your wife gave you “success.” Because without either of those where would you be? Back in your country alone 😜

Karen Everett Gave Out Advice Before The Family Chantel Season 2

She Is A Charismatic & Telegenic Woman

After season 2, Karen really came out of her shell, doling out advice via her Facebook Watch spin-off, Ask Mama Chantel. Never a shy person, she began to help fans with their romantic woes and family problems. Honestly, it’s all hilarious. She’s campy enough to be a lot of fun, as seen in the TLC clip shown above (via the network’s official Facebook account). She gracefully sips from a cocktail while doling out some funny one-liners, including:

Give ’em the boot!

The thing is, most of Karen’s advice is rock-solid. She famously called out Pedro for “harvesting the American dollar.” Now, he’s doing just that as a real estate agent in Georgia – however, he needed an American wife to get his foot in the door. Chantel played that role. So, if one takes the view that Pedro’s a villain who faked his love, which he denies, then Karen’s assessment of his motives was accurate. She’s a canny woman and if she felt that something wasn’t right, it’s very likely she was correct.

After season 2, the Atlanta native didn’t post much at Instagram. However, before that, she was open about her various ventures. The mother of Chantel, Royal, Winter Everett, and Riverknight Everett earned her spin-off. Ask Mama Chantel started airing on Facebook Watch in fall 2020. At that time, Karen wrote:

To think and laugh, to be able to find humor during the difficult time that our world has had lately is a huge blessing! Remember to laugh as this will get your PMA started (Positive Mental Attitude). With the most love and grattitude, I thank all of you!!!! I’ll see you real soon! Stay blessed!!!

The Clark Atlanta University graduate has also been involved in other projects. She refers to herself as an “achievement ambassador,” “famous published author,” “public speaker” and #businessowner in her bio. Additionally, Karen continues to thrive in her successful marriage. This year (2024), they continue to share an Instagram account. Most couples have separate accounts, but not this “united front.” What they do, they do “as one.”

Karen is a Capricorn woman, and they are organized, ambitious and mature. While Karen does get angry, her values are traditional. Most Capricorns greatly value tradition. In 2024, she’s posting with her husband, honoring her family and making it clear that Chantel and her other kids are her main priorities. She’s always been this way, and she’ll never change. Probably, fans don’t want her to. Pedro’s Libra and since he’s a social Air sign and she’s a practical Earth sign, they mixed like air and dirt… like a tornado.

One thing that was apparent on both 90 Day Fiancé and The Family Chantel is how much Thomas loves his wife. The proud papa always remained her strongest supporter throughout The Family Chantel disputes. There is no indication that their relationship is any different off-screen in 2024. On June 1 of this year, Karen and Thomas posted, describing themselves as “empty nesters.” While they smiled, there was a touch of melancholy – these are parents who love being with their children.

The mother of four has come a long way since accusing Pedro of being a user. She has built a successful career on reality television and has become a fan-favorite personality on The Family Chantel. Karen’s a star in her own right, bringing some sparkle, wit and fire to the series. While the show is over after season 5, Karen definitely made her mark.

Sources: Karen Everett/Instagram, Pedro Jimeno/Instagram, TLC/Facebook, Chantel Everett/TikTok, Karen Everett/Instagram


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