90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days stars Omar Albakkour and Avery Mills are officially married. The bi-racial couple began their journey as husband and wife just less than a year of dating online. The newlywed opted for a Muslim wedding, which took place in Lebanon.
However, not everyone’s happy with the ceremony. Apparently, some viewers find it “unusual” that Avery didn’t really get to participate in her special day with Omar. Here’s the scoop.
90 Day Fiance: Avery Mills And Omar Albakkour’s Wedding
On the last episode of 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days, Avery Mills and Omar Albakkour finally tied the knot sans the typical wedding highlights. The young couple managed to pull off a traditional ceremony despite the challenges along the way.
However, it seemed like Avery and Omar’s union was far from being perfect. The couple’s wedding was definitely not what everyone expected — not even Avery herself. For one, Avery, the bride, doesn’t have any participation on the actual service. Omar doesn’t even kiss her after the ceremony. Clearly, it does not sit well with Teri Mills.
Avery No Participation In Traditional Ceremony
Before the ceremony started, the sheikh asked for Avery Mills’ power of attorney. Since the 90 Day Fiance star doesn’t speak Arabic, someone must represent her on her own wedding with Omar Albakkour.
Omar literally exchanged vows with the sheikh, which many find odd. Even Teri Mills couldn’t help but feel “perturbed” about the whole thing. She even described the wedding as very “chauvinistic”.
90 Day Fiance: Teri Mills Not Happy
As expected, Teri Mills was unhappy that Avery Mills did not get any part in her wedding with Omar Albakkour. The outspoken mother bluntly expressed her shock and even questioned why she can’t be a witness to her daughter’s big day.
Apparently, Teri doesn’t like the idea of having either one man or two women observing the wedding. The 90 Day Fiance star’s mom felt like it’s mere gender discrimination and that her daughter will have a hard time accepting it.
“I think Avery doesn’t fully understand what she got herself into,” Teri pointed out. “In a year, I’m interested to see what she’s gonna think about two women equal one man”.
Fans Confused With Avery And Omar’s Wedding
Meanwhile, Avery Mills and Omar Albakkour’s wedding seems to baffle some of their fans. Shortly after the 90 Day Fiance episode aired, many have expressed confusion as to why Avery didn’t get to be part of her union with Omar.
A Reddit user, who claimed to have a Muslim relative, reiterated that Avery should’ve been able to participate in the ceremony even if she doesn’t speak the language. Another user added that it is required for a Non-Arab speaker to have a certified translator who will explain everything before the ceremony,
On the other hand, others noted that Muslim weddings are usually straightforward. The only requirement is the signing of a marriage contract. Apparently, it is also normal for a male representative to act on the bride’s behalf if she’s not with the groom during the ceremony.
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