We first met Darcey Silva on 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days, and fans were enthralled by her turbulent relationship with Jesse Meester. Darcey’s twin Stacey appeared on the show as well, and although Darcey and Jesse are no longer an item, the twins remain in the spotlight.
Coming up on the third season of their own show, Darcey & Stacey, the Silva twins continue to charm their audience with their wacky adventures and their search for love. The reality show follows the twins’ personal lives as they balance family and business.
Who Are Darcey and Stacey Silva?
Darcey Silva first appeared on TLC’s 90 Day Fiancé, and soon after became one of the show’s most popular characters. Darcey applied to the reality show in 2017, hoping to take her relationship with her then-boyfriend, Jesse Meester, to the next level.
Darcey and Jesse’s relationship was explosive, but it did keep viewers engaged. Stacey Silva appeared on the show as well. Stacey had also applied to 90 Day Fiancé but was not cast as they did not have a K-1 visa for her boyfriend at the time.
Getting Their Own Spin-Off
Starring on 90 Day Fiancé was the Silva sisters’ breakthrough into reality television. After Darcey’s time on the show, including her consequent relationship after breaking up with Jesse, the twins definitely didn’t fall out of the limelight. Their show Darcey & Stacey was then created.
Darcey & Stacey is a reality TV show centered around the Silva twins’ lives. It follows their adventures in their hometown in Connecticut, as well as overseas. The sisters are not afraid to show their best and their worst moments on the show to keep their audience engaged.
Born and Raised on the East Coast
Darcey and Stacey were born seven minutes apart to Nancy and Mike Silva on September 23rd, 1974, in Middletown, Connecticut. Mike and Nancy are divorced, but the sisters do have a close relationship with their father who is involved in some of their various businesses.
Mike is definitely a personality we meet on their show Darcey & Stacey. Not much is known, however, about Nancy. She did finally make an appearance on Darcey & Silva, but we still don’t know very much about her.
The Silva Twins: Present Day
As of 2022, Darcey and Stacey Silva are 47 years old and stand at approximately 5 feet 5 inches. They are still living in Connecticut. So far, two seasons of their show have aired, and we are currently (early 2022) in the midst of season three.
The first two seasons of their show focus on the sisters’ love lives, as well as their entrepreneurial escapades. Mike Silva and Darcey’s daughters make frequent guest appearances on the show. Stacey’s sons are more reticent, but perhaps we’ll see them in season three.
Two Peas in a Pod
Darcey and Stacey are known to be very close, and they have stated they have “twintuition.” Though the two have their occasional sisterly spats, they do almost everything together, including buying matching cars, getting similar plastic surgeries, and even getting divorced on the same day.
In addition to being identical, the celebrity sisters both have two children with their ex-husbands, and both share joint custody with their former partners. Even their business aspirations are in tune; from their production company to their clothing line, they are true partners in every sense.
Sisterly Spats: Police Get Involved
Like all sisters, Darcey and Stacey do get into their share of fights. On an episode of 90 Day Fiancé, the two were actually arrested and issued misdemeanors. The fight was allegedly about Darcey’s relationship with Jesse Meester. The sisters deny claims that it got physical.
Stacey reassured us that “…my sister and I love each other very much and we’re twin sisters, we have an amazing bond, we have arguments like any other sibling”. She continued, “[i]t was just tit for tats that night.” It’s clear the sisters are very close, despite the disagreements.
A Penchant for Foreign Lovers
Darcey and Stacey are famous for exclusively dating European men. For example, Stacey’s ex-husband Goran Vasic, was born in Serbia, and Stacey describes how he barely spoke English when they first met. She also states, “It was kind of like a love-at-first-sight kind of thing.”
Stacey and Goran are unfortunately no longer together, but the two split amiably and they now share custody of their two sons, Parker and Mateo Vasic. Goran, who played soccer professionally in Yugoslavia and the United States, currently runs a successful soccer academy in Connecticut.
The Premise of 90 Day Fiancé
This is probably the reason the Silva twins ended up on 90 Day Fiancé; the premise of the show is the romance between US citizens and their foreign significant others during the 90 day visa period of the states. The spin-off, Before the 90 Days, is before this time frame.
Though Darcey was the main character on the two seasons of 90 Day Fiancé, (Stacey appeared but was not considered part of the cast, and therefore was not paid), the twins gained enough popularity for TLC to green-light their own show.
The 5-Year Relationship with Florian
Stacey has apparently found love in her now long-time Albanian boyfriend and fitness model Florian Sukaj. The couple first met online, and within six weeks, Stacey flew out to meet him in Albania. Florian and Stacey were together even during Darcey’s time on 90 Day Fiancé.
Darcey apparently doesn’t like Florian. After Stacey and Florian finally met in New York, he was faced with accusations of infidelity. Darcey had found pictures of him with another woman on social media. In the first season of Darcey & Stacey, we see that she doesn’t approve of him.
Darcey’s Search for True Love
Darcey was originally married to a rapper named Frank Bollock. They split a while ago, the same time as Stacey and Goran, but they split amicably. Darcey and Frank have two daughters together, Aniko and Aspen. The two girls are seen often on Darcey & Stacey.
Darcey’s former love interest on 90 Day Fiancé; Before the 90 Days, Jesse, is originally from the Netherlands. Darcey is known for her turbulent love life; after Jesse, she dated UK-born Tom Brooks, which sadly did not end well for either of them.
Jesse Meester: The Ex-Boyfriend
90 Day Fiancé followed Jesse and Darcey’s relationship, which, according to Jesse, ended on a pretty bad note. He has since been quoted saying, “[s]he [Darcey] only had to use, abuse and manipulate five guys to get what she wanted all along from the network. Ethics, TLC?”
The two met online, and really seemed to hit it off at the beginning of their relationship. After the breakup, however, Darcey said in an interview with US Weekly, “I’m going to try to forgive and forget…He’ll never actually admit in actuality what he wanted from me.”
Tom Brooks: The Rebound
After Jesse, Darcey began to date Tom Brooks, who she had known previously. From the start of their relationship, Tom made it clear that he and Darcey had different ideas about love. Many fans felt he spoke about her dismissively, although she spoke quite fondly of him.
The relationship was long distance until Darcey flew out to meet him in England where he lived. It wasn’t a great trip. Tom proposed to Darcey, but she turned him down. She didn’t feel he was respecting her, and the relationship went downhill.
Will Darcey Ever Find Her Soulmate?
Fans will know that after these relationships, Darcey did move on to Bulgarian model Georgi Rusev. They met online, and in season one of Darcey & Stacey, Georgi even proposed. They did not get married however, and fans question both of their motivations in the proposal.
As Darcey may have bought her own ring from her own store, there is a possibility that the proposal was a publicity stunt. Indeed, it seems to have been inauthentic as Darcey and Georgi split up at the end of season two of Darcey & Stacey.
Sisters Looking Out for Each Other
Throughout their various relationships, the Silva twins were constantly supporting each other. Stacey was there for Darcey during her stint on 90 Day Fiancé, through both her relationships with Jesse and Tom, as Darcey’s time dating both men was notoriously difficult, ending in tears.
As we know from their show, Stacey is currently dating her long-time Albanian boyfriend Florian. Darcey was consistently checking in with Stacey about Florian. She had a feeling Florian was involved with Stacey for the wrong reasons. Stacey and Florian are still together, however.
Rumors of Florian’s Infidelity
Though Darcey is the one who seems to have less luck in finding love, Stacey has had problems of her own with Florian. There were allegations that he may have cheated on Stacey with an unknown woman, as Darcey noticed intimate pictures of them online.
Stacey stayed with Florian, trusting him through these rumors and Darcey’s accusations. The two even got married, without telling anyone, including Darcey. Stacey explained on an episode of Darcey & Stacey, “we don’t need people in our ears trying to say it’s not the right time.”
Where Are They Now?
The twins live together in a house in Middletown, Connecticut, purchased for them by their father. Middletown is also the place of their birth. The two are now mainly focused on their show, Darcey & Stacey, as well as building their brand, House of Eleven.
Aniko and Aspen, Darcy’s daughters, live with them as well. Darcey has mentioned how proud she is of her daughters. As for Stacey’s sons appearing on the show, “maybe one day, but they’re private…they’re behind the scenes and they’re a part of my life…they’re rooting us on.”
The Fashion Line in Memory of Michael
Darcey and Stacey Silva aren’t just reality TV celebs; they are also adept fashionistas. Together, they started a clothing line called House of Eleven. The name is actually in memory of their brother Michael Silva, who sadly passed away in 1998 due to cancer.
As Michael was born on the 11th of the month as well as passed on the 11th, the name is meant to honor him. The brand specializes in comfortable but glamorous clothing and has been worn by well-known celebrities such as Jessica Alba and Demi Levato.
The House of Eleven’s Style
The House of Eleven’s unique look is based on the twins’ own fashion sense. On the website, there are sections where you can shop for either Stacey or Darcey’s personal outfits. The tabs are marked ‘Stacey’s Closet’ and ‘Darcey’s Closet’, and they showcase each sister’s style.
The sisters’ brand is inclusive, and features clothing for women of all sizes. The line includes lounge and activewear, dresses and outerwear, as well as bodysuits, robes, and swimwear. You can also shop for House of Eleven jewelry, all curated by the twins.
Twins of Many Talents
The stars of Darcey & Stacey aren’t just fashion icons. They have their own production company called Eleventh Productions. Their father is a co-executive producer, and the company is run from their own production house. So far, they have produced a music video called White T.
The twins recently tried their hand at breaking into the music world. Stacey was the one who provided some of the background vocals in White T, but in 2018 the two appeared as a duo called The Silva Twins in a pop single called Lock Your Number.
Their Music Career May Not Lead Anywhere
Lock Your Number was released during Miami Swim Week. The single is a “fun party and dance song,” according to Darcey, “which has a very catchy and appealing memorable hook.” In addition, the Silva Twins released “Always in My Heart” in memory of their late brother.
The reactions to their musical attempts have been fairly negative. As the Silva twins are busy with their show, families, as well as their other business, perhaps they will not continue producing with Eleventh Productions, and instead will produce music solely for other artists.
Reality TV Has Been a Long Time Dream
Stacey and Darcey have both stated that they had always dreamed of appearing on TV, ever since they were young. Although it’s unconfirmed, there is a rumor that Darcey was cast on the reality show The Millionaire Matchmaker before she joined 90 Day Fiancé.
Although they now have their own popular spin-off series, the sisters actually had filmed a pilot episode in 2010 for a show that never aired. The show was to be called The Twin Life, but never ended up being produced.
They Spent Months on Their First Promo
The duo had actually hired a camera and film crew in hopes of creating a show documenting their life. The sisters were balancing marriages and children at the time, and they hoped the trailer would be picked up so they could break into the entertainment industry.
Twin Life took about five months to film, all for one reel to send to producers. Despite the fact that the show did not succeed, the sisters have fond memories of that time. “For us, it’s a memory…those were special times in our lives,” Darcey reminisces.
The Twins’ Foray into Plastic Surgery
The Silva sisters look drastically different now compared to their first appearance on 90 Day Fiancé. The women are very forthcoming about the work they have had done and have done procedures together. As Darcey explained to Entertainment Tonight, “the doctor did it in tandem.”
Some procedures the twins have undergone include breast implants and tummy tucks. Stacey explained in an interview that “…we just wanted to help with the overall areas that the gym wouldn’t help with.” They have also used Botox and lip fillers, filming the process for their audience.
A Totally New Look at a Heavy Price
Darcey & Stacey documents the Silva twins’ journey through multiple surgeries. They did fly to Turkey to get many of the procedures done, which must have saved them a pretty penny. However, it is calculated that Darcey and Stacey spent upwards of $20,000 on surgery.
This particular round of procedures included breast augmentation, BBLs (Brazilian Butt Lifts) and liposuction. Darcey and Silva chose a high-end clinic which offers package deals. The deal at the all-inclusive recovery center and clinic included meals, medications, and transportation to and from the hospital.
Bullied as Kids
The reality TV stars have opened up about their childhood. Though they exude a great deal of confidence now, the sisters were bullied and teased as younger girls. Apparently, due to their father’s job, they moved around a lot; they were always new in school.
Mike explains that other girls would make fun of his daughters for looking younger than other kids their age. The twins themselves state that they never ‘fit in’ in high school either. They explain that they “weren’t the pretty girls…they called us troll dolls.”
Darcey and Stacey Were Very Different Growing Up
Now, the leads of their own reality TV show and having starred in others, the twins are self-assured and thriving. However, they claim they were ‘introverted’ when they were younger, and they looked very different. Glasses and curly hair was the look they sported in high school.
Darcey remembers that neither of the twins had shared a kiss with a boy in high school and were the “underdogs.” College was the time for the two girls to come into their own. They worked at Hooters and gained confidence. “We made good tips, signed little autographs,” Darcey says.
Stacey Silva’s Experience With Vitiligo
Another aspect that may have singled the twins out growing up was Stacey’s skin condition. Vitiligo is a rare skin condition where skin loses pigmentation in patches. Another celebrity famous for having vitiligo is Jamaican-Canadian supermodel Winnie Harlow. She is now a spokesperson for the condition.
Stacey reveals in an episode of Darcey & Stacey that she was first diagnosed with vitiligo when she was a girl, and clear patches began appearing on her skin. A light triangle patch above her eye gained her the nickname ‘Bermuda Triangle’ by a cruel bully.
Darcey Protects Her Sister
Darcey protected her sister during this time and fended off some of the kids who were taunting Stacey. Stacey has also mentioned that all the strong women in her family have helped her and inspired her to accept herself the way she is.
Stacey has come a long way in accepting her condition, and has appeared in with no makeup, showing off her lighter patches of skin. She proudly shows off her face now and has remarked that it has made her stronger. “…it’s made me who I am,” she states.
How Much Do You Make From Reality TV, Anyway?
Surprisingly, it doesn’t pay too much to be a reality TV celebrity. Darcey reportedly made $15,000 in total each season of 90 Day Fiancé, and $2,500 when she appears for reunions. However, the sisters have other means of support, namely their clothing line.
It is unclear how much each episode of Darcey & Stacey brings in for the twins, although it can’t hurt to have that much exposure for their brand, House of Eleven. Darcey and Stacey are now estimated to have a net worth of $2 million each.
Do The Twins Regret Their Time on 90 Day Fiancé?
Though the show was the stepping-stone for the two women to break into the world of reality TV, Darcey has expressed regret over appearing on the show. Though Darcey does not regret her relationship per say, she does regret some of the directors’ choices.
Apparently, after filming, the sisters were unpleasantly surprised by how they were being portrayed. Darcey wrote a post on her Facebook wall after seeing the edited version; “Wow!!! I’m so sad and lost for words!!! I’m already feeling not portrayed well here! Good luck to me!!!!”
A Regular Day with Darcey and Stacey
Nevertheless, it can’t be denied that their stint on 90 Day has paved the sisters’ way for them to continue on to their dreams. On Darcey & Stacey, the twins document their day-to-day lives. A typical day starts at 8 AM, as the twins prepare for hours of fashion press.
The day continues on to press tours, photo shoots, and then time with family. In one episode, the twins go on a double date. The day ends at 10 PM. “Every day should end with some reflection and manifestation,” Darcey tells us. “I always like to journal before bed.”
Darcey & Stacey: Season One
Season one of Darcey & Stacey followed the twins as they navigated life after 90 Day Fiancé. It covers Florian and Stacey’s relationship, and his possible infidelity. It also documents Darcey’s new (at that time) relationship with Georgi Rusev, his possible secret child, and his proposal.
The main idea of the show, like most reality shows, is to showcase the personalities of its main characters. This Darcey & Stacey does in abundance. The twins’ charisma, sense of adventure, and personality is obvious and their skill at showcasing their struggles for reality TV is abundant.
How COVID-19 Has Affected Darcey & Stacey
The Silva twins began filming for Darcey & Stacey right at the beginning of the pandemic. It definitely interrupted the twins’ plans; in season one, they actually cancelled their move to LA as they realized the catastrophic effect the virus was beginning to have on the US.
Despite the obstacles the virus presented, the show continued to run, and Darcey and Stacey continued to film throughout 2020 and 2021. The numerous effects of COVID-19 can be seen throughout the show. The reality show characters are usually masked in public places, for instance.
Stacey and Florian’s Secret Wedding
Meanwhile, Stacey and Florian have finally made it to matrimony. We had seen Stacey’s wedding dress in season one, and Stacey had made it clear she didn’t want Darcey to be that involved. She was worried about Darcey liking the dress, among other things.
Though Stacey appears to be the more stable of sisters, she and Florian did tie the knot secretly in season two. Stacey may have been worried about Darcey approving, as Darcey had never been a fan of Florian’s, but they went ahead with the marriage regardless.
Darcey & Stacey: Season Two
Season two of Darcey & Stacey really delved into the drama between Georgi and Darcey. Things with Georgi, the Bulgarian model and masseuse, seemed to be going really well in season one. A number of unflattering things come to light about Georgi over the season, however.
Darcey had discovered Georgi was actually still legally married and had thus lied to her. Georgi had also reached out to Jesse from 90 Day Fiancé, and Darcey was understandably hurt. The two broke off their engagement at the end of season two.
Could There Be Another Baby on the Horizon?
In season two, Florian and Stacey have some frank discussions about the possibility of having a child. Stacey is worried about her age but thinks she can manage it. She also feels pressure because Florian is younger and expresses that he would like to have children.
Stacey admits she is slightly fearful that without a child, Florian may leave her “someday.” The show follows them looking into fertility treatments together. Though she has two sons of her own, Parker and Mateo, she seems to be committed to having a baby with Florian.
Darcey & Stacey: Season 3
The promo for season three of Darcey & Stacey has aired and promised much of the sisters’ usual crazy escapades and a fair share of drama. One of the main changes is the sisters’ move to Miami, where they hope to grow their brand, House of Eleven.
Based on the preview, season three appears to be heading in a different direction than viewers may be used to from Darcey & Stacey. The season will focus in part on Aniko, Darcey’s daughter, who has entered a beauty pageant, as opposed to the twins’ love lives.
The New Pageant Mom
Aniko, Darcey’s daughter, has appeared on Darcey & Stacey with her mom and her aunt before, as well as her sister, Aspen. This shift to focus on Aniko’s experience through the pageant will no doubt cast Darcey in a new light; that of a pageant mom.
Viewers have seen Darcey in different roles, but this will be a very different journey for Darcey. We see her worry over her daughter’s self-esteem during the pageant, as well as her supporting Aniko through the process. We do not yet know if Aniko wins.
Ongoing Heartbreak with Georgi
Those who have followed the twins’ journey back from 90 Day Fiancé will mark how far the sisters have come. However, we do see Darcey and Georgi meet up in New York, at Georgi’s request. In the short clip, he has prepared Darcey a picnic.
With all the bad blood between them, many fans are curious over Darcey’s decision to meet with Georgi, especially after all the changes she made in her life. Many feel Darcey is backsliding, although the way she speaks to Georgi does not suggest a rekindling relationship.
Stacey Coming to Darcey’s Aid
Stacey is not pleased with Georgi’s reappearance in Darcey’s life. She meets him in Darcey’s apartment while Darcey is staying somewhere else and questions his intentions. He claims to want to work on their relationship, which is why he came down to Florida at Darcey’s request.
Stacey is worried that Darcey is going to fall back into the relationship she considers toxic with Georgi, and will end up back in the cycle of heartbreak. Georgi claims they are “working on stuff” and wants to start couples counseling. Stacey questions his motives.
Florian and Stacey Looking for Apartments in Miami
On the other hand, Stacey and Florian seem to be greatly enjoying Miami. Stacey admitted they are searching for an apartment there. The promo suggests that Florian does not feel totally at ease due to his financial situation, but Stacey seems set on moving there.
Stacey and Florian are currently married, although Florian still seems to be suffering from a bit of jealousy. When Stacey gets dressed up in a revealing suit for a business meeting, he expresses his discomfort. He does appear to support his wife in her business endeavors, however.
Showcasing Their Individuality
The Silva sisters have been partners in business, producing, and have claimed to ‘feel each other’s energy’ in the way that twins can; this is what apparently led them to decide to divorce their partners on the same day. They have even been living under the same roof.
Although Darcey and Stacey are as close as twin sisters can be, they have expressed many times that they are two separate people. This is evident from their different likes and dislikes; Stacey moving to Miami, however, is a pretty big step for the sisters.
Where to Watch Season Three
If you want to follow their show Darcey & Stacey to keep up with the twins’ lifestyle, drama, and new opportunities and adventures in Miami, Darcey & Stacey Season three premieres on TLC on Monday, Jan. 10, at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT).
Whether you love or hate the two Silva sisters, you can’t deny they are entertaining. You can watch the show on any channel that hosts TLC. If you don’t have cable, you may be able to find the show on streaming services, some of which offer a free trial.
A Modern Redemption Story
After bullying, a show that never took off, divorce and everything else, it seems the Silva sisters have finally achieved their goals. Darcey & Stacey was picked up by TLC for a third season, and despite the drama, the two women seem to be thriving on their show.
Stacey and Darcey have been through a lot together, but their bond is strong as ever. They continue to work, live, and do most things together as partners. Perhaps their connection is what brings fans of the twins and their show Darcey & Stacey coming back for more.