’90 Day Fiance’: Benjamin Applies for Akinyi’s K-1 Visa

90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days pair Benjamin Taylor and Akinyi Obala have had their share of ups and downs this season. The biggest hurdle so far has been Benjamin trying to win over her family. And, it’s not just her family he has to be on good terms with. He needed the approval of her village elders to be accepted into her tribe. It looks like he got that. The latest tea says he started Akinyi’s K-1 visa application process. What’s the scoop?

90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days – Benjamin Taylor Started K-1 Visa Process for Akinyi

The K-1 visa is a big step in any 90 Day Fiance relationship. It’s not something to be taken lightly. Whoever sponsors the visa is responsible for the applicant for up to 10 years. It’s a long-term commitment for both the immigrant and their future spouse. Whenever a current installment of 90 Day Fiance airs, there’s always the question of whether or not the couples are still together. Benjamin Taylor starting the K1 visa application for Akinyi Obala seems to be a good indicator of where their relationship is at.

With the process started, it’s also possible TLC watchers could see Akinyi Obala and Benjamin Taylor on the flagship 90 Day Fiance franchise. It’s definitely the next step in the process following the Before the 90 Days period. As an added bonus, it seems Benjamin got the approval of Akinyi Obala’s family after all. It will be interesting to see what happens if and when she makes the move to America.

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90 Day Fiance: Rough Patches for Akinyi Obala and Love Interest Benjamin Taylor

Things weren’t always smooth sailing for this 90 Day Fiance pair. On-camera there were moments where it didn’t look like Benjamin would get the approval from her family he needed to take the next steps in the relationship. Her kin didn’t approve of the fact that Benjamin Taylor divorced once before. As a culture they frown upon the idea of divorce. And, Akinyi Obala’s brother Fidel felt she could do better.

There were some recent issues off-camera as well. Akinyi Obala took to Instagram and railed against TLC editing. She doesn’t like the way the network makes her country or her relatives look. Cast members have no control over how TLC splices the finished product. And, she made her objections known. In addition, she went after Benjamin Taylor for staying silent and not defending her or her kin online.

More recently, Akinyi Obala was candid with 90 Day Fiance followers on Instagram. She said the idea of being a stepmother to Benjamin Taylor’s young son scares her. She’s never had to raise children so the idea of it is intimidating. But, she seems open to the possibility of building a friendship first and going from there. Interestingly, the fact that she is even entertaining the idea definitely points to their relationship progressing.


What Happens Now?

Whatever happens from this point forward for this duo, they’ve definitely taken the next step in their relationship. With their season of Before the 90 Days in progress, it’s possible TLC fans will see them on the main season of 90 Day Fiance soon. Either way, this is definitely going to be something to keep an eye on moving forward.

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