90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days cast members Akinyi Obala and Benjamin Taylor have had to deal with a lot this season as far as their relationship goes. Benjamin had to impress her family and her elders. And, he even had to pay a bride price for his Kenyan 90 Day Fiance. But, recent tea suggests that the pair may not even be married. Was their entire storyline just for show?
90 Day Fiance: Akinyi Obala Frauding Benjamin Taylor?
Benjamin Taylor and lover Akinyi Obala have had a unique storyline this season. Much of it centers around Benjamin acclimating to Kenyan ways and adapting to the way of life there. There has been a cultural learning curve when it comes to Benjamin Taylor learning how things are done. And, 90 Day Fiance fans saw this when it came to negotiating things like how much he would pay for a bride.
On 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days, watchers saw Benjamin Taylor attempt to negotiate and “prove” to Akinyi Obala’s family that he wants to marry her and be in her life for the long haul. They wore matching traditional outfits like Before the 90 Days pair Angela Deem and Michael Ilesanmi. Benjamin Taylor didn’t have a satisfactory amount of money on hand to pay. Akinyi Obala’s father verbally agreed to let them proceed so long as Benjamin Taylor agreed to keep paying. But, it looks like there’s more to the story.
Kenyan Disputes Legitimacy of Marriage
After a verbal agreement was reached, the cake was brought out on 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days. And, everything seemed in order in terms of Benjamin Taylor and Akinyi Obala continuing their journey. But, a fellow Kenyan disputes their union – along with how things played out on the show. The Kenyan native said nothing is official until the husband-to-be pays in full.
Along with that, this means there is no ceremony. And, most importantly, the 90 Day Fiance couple are not officially man and wife. Benjamin Taylor is unfamiliar with customs and traditions in the African country. According to the latest tea, a wedding takes place after payment – not before.
So, was everything that happened after the verbal agreement just for show? Or, is Akinyi Obala taking advantage of Ben’s ignorance when it comes to her country’s customs? No amount was specified on 90 Day Fiance. And, Akinyi said that was a “mistake” by Benjamin. And, that he could wind up paying “for the rest of his life”.
90 Day Fiance: What Happens Now?
Recent leaks say Benjamin Taylor started Akinyi Obala’s K1 visa process and is planning to bring her to America. Since he applied for K1 fiance visa, it appears his marriage not recognized in the United States. If it was, the 90 Day Fiance star would be applying for a spousal visa.
It’ll be interesting to see if the grey area surrounding the money he owes and the legitimacy of their union impacts future plans for the couple. There’s also the question of how much things will ultimately come out to. And, how long Benjamin Taylor will have to keep paying.
Certainly, there’s a lot that seems to be up in the air when it comes to this couple. Including whether or not everything that went on in the most recent episode was just for the cameras.
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