Warning! The following contains spoilers for the 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way episode "Forgiven, Not Forgotten." Read at your own risk!
90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way's latest episode was a reckoning of sorts for many couples, all of whom seemed to be working through some major drama. Surprisingly, things seemed to be going somewhat smoothly for the new couple Ariela Danielle and Biniyam Shibre, or as well as they possibly could. Despite her mother's wishes, Ariela hadn't been scared off from living in Ethiopia yet, though tonight's scene in the club may have given her some major cause for concern.
I, along with others in the 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way fandom, want to believe Biniyam is truly doing his absolute best to provide for Ariela. Unfortunately, he may have lost some points with her when he invited her to his workplace, which was a nightclub in which he dances with another woman. Turns out that woman is his ex-girlfriend, and if that weren't bad enough, many jaws dropped when Biniyam and his partner performed a move in which she spread her legs and he mimicked playing the bongos on her butt.
The dance itself was seductive enough, but it's safe to say that move sent it well over the top. Ariela had a good poker face for the 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way camera crew, which was more than could be said for some watching at home.
I have to agree, as I can't imagine any culture in which such a move would be appropriate. This is especially true if you're doing it to someone you had a romantic relationship with, and the mother of your future child is there to see it. Ariela was silent during much of the routine, but it was hard not to see the happiness on her mother's face.
To be fair, Ariela's mother has made it abundantly clear that while she likes Biniyam, she also thinks that Ariela delivering a child in Ethiopia is a bad decision. She'd much rather the child be born in America, and maybe she thought this little dance number would convince Ariela to at least come back to America. Perhaps if Biniyam had been less honest, it may have worked?
It may not be the highest-paying gig or one that Ariela Danielle prefers, but it seemed Biniyam Shibre was upfront about all of this from the beginning. This whole thing was plenty scandalous, though it would've been truly over the top had Ariela been blindsided by this performance. It seemed she knew the situation ahead of time, however, which is not always something a couple on 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way can claim.
Hopefully, Ariela and Biniyam are being upfront about the situation on both ends, and this doesn't become a wedge that ultimately drives them apart. Time will tell, and hopefully, this couple will get the happily-ever-after we all want in life.
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