’90 Day Fiance’: Benjamin Taylor’s Ex-Wife Says He’s Always Been Broke

90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days’ Benjamin Taylor‘s ex-wife finally put the money rumors to rest. From watching the show, viewers know Benjamin has some money issues. According to his ex, he had financial problems long before he met Akinyi Obala. His ex-wife, Hanekawa Dravon, said they barely had any money to start out with. Which might be why Ben could have a hard time paying the bride price.

90 Day Fiance: Meet Benjamin Taylor’s Ex-Wife

Grayson is Benjamin Taylor’s son featured on 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days. But who is his mother? His mom, Hanekawa, is reportedly a photographer, blogger and self-proclaimed, “woman boss”. It also seems like she’s moved on from her relationship with Benjamin with a new partner, not letting Ben’s reality show fame affect her dating life.

Several weeks ago, Ben’s ex-wife shared her thoughts on 90 Day Fiance star Akinyi Obala becoming a stepmother to her son. Hanekawa agreed with Akinyi’s reservations about becoming a step-parent. “No one just becomes a step-parent,” were Hanekawa’s exact words So, it seems like they can agree on this one topic.

Fans Accuse Ex of Stealing Benjamin Taylor’s Money

It appears that many fan theories about why Benjamin Taylor is so broke center around his ex-wife. His struggles to pay Akinyi’s bride price is just the tip of the iceberg. Some fans are saying that Benjamin Taylor also doesn’t pay child support because he cannot afford it. The “dead beat dad” rumor has been floating around some 90 Day Fiance groups, but there is nothing to back it up. “Benjamin’s ex took his money,” one 90 Day Fiance fan proposed from listening to the man’s money problems.

But Hanekawa is setting the record straight on Ben’s lack of financial support. “I didn’t receive any money in the divorce,” she announced, “there were no lawyers, and no alimony was rewarded”. Apparently, the former couple lived with her mother and didn’t share a bank account. She didn’t mention if Benjamin was ordered to pay any child support or if he pays any at all.

Has He always Had Money Problems?

As for how Benjamin Taylor, the 90 Day Fiance star, ended up so broke after the divorce. His ex-wife says that it was probably the cost of the divorce response fee. “That’s around $280 in AZ”. Plus, Ben had to start up from nothing, so that probably emptied his pockets real fast.

On 90 Day Fiance, Benjamin says he’s a Project Support Specialist for an alternative energy company. But a background check on Benjamin Taylor, shows 22 jobs since 2005 and his only criminal record is a speeding citation in 2018. Other reports indicate that he’s been evicted and has had at least one car repossessed. On the TLC show, Benjamin is shown taking the bus to work and not driving a car.

90 Day Fiance: Ex to Appear in Tell-All Episode?

From the previews for tonight’s Before the 90 Days Tell-All Part 1 episode, we know that Akinyi’s brother will be appearing. But will Benjamin Taylor’s former wife Hanekawa be putting in her two cents, as well? We can definitely hope she does. Yet, for now we might just have to settle for Akinyi’s brother questioning Ben for both families. Because it seems that he doesn’t approve of the relationship.

Watch the drama unfold tonight at 8 pm on TLC!

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