’90 Day Fiance’: Akinyi Obala Isn’t Trying to Marry Benjamin Taylor, At Least Not Now

by Jeremy Spirogis
Benjamin Taylor and Akinyi Obala

Benjamin Taylor and Akinyi Obala had been one of the crucial fascinating {couples} on their season of 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days. The two got here from fully totally different worlds and had a tough time convincing their relations to get on board with their union.

Now, they’re nonetheless collectively, however Obala isn’t precisely wanting to marry Taylor.

Benjamin Taylor and Akinyi Obala
Benjamin Taylor and Akinyi Obala | Instagram @btaylor155

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Ben and Akinyi’s relationship

Taylor was in search of a global lover when he discovered Obala. He had expanded his vary on a courting app, so he was undoubtedly open to the potential for discovering long-distance love. Once the 2 began speaking, Taylor fell in love fairly rapidly. He, then, flew to Kenya to ask Obala’s household if he may marry her.

In Kenya, individuals should pay a bride worth to be able to marry a girl. When Obala’s household informed Taylor that, he needed to admit that he couldn’t afford it. Luckily, Obala’s household agreed to Taylor paying off the debt in installments.

Another concern that Taylor and Obala had was that Obala anxious about turning into a step-mom to Taylor’s son, Grayson. Taylor’s ex-wife Hanekawa Dravon was additionally cautious of Obala being in her son’s life.

“No one just becomes a step-parent,” Taylor’s ex-wife wrote on Instagram. “By marriage, technically yes, you are a step-parent if your spouse has a child from a previous relationship. But by NO MEANS does that mean you have that level of a relationship with that child from day one.”

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“When my current partner met my son, he met him as a friend,” she continued. “He got to know him and grow to understand what he meant to him. My son is smart and he told ME that my partner was his stepdad.”

“I’m deeply concerned when someone pushes a person into a role they are not prepared for mentally,” she stated of Taylor and Obala. “If he wants this relationship to work he will let her guide that pace. Let her get acclimated with a new country and life before shoving the role of stepmom on her. Just my 5 cents,” she concluded.

Akinyi isn’t speeding to marry Benjamin

Now, Taylor is again within the United States and Obala is in Kenya. They had deliberate to be married by now, however the COVID-19 pandemic induced them to postpone their plans. Now, they’re set to get married on Aug. 29, however even nonetheless, Obala isn’t precisely excited that the date is so rapidly approaching.

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“I feel like Benjamin is rushing with the marriage,” Obala stated on a latest episode of 90 Day Fiancé: Self-Quarantined. “I want to wait the full 90 days to get married because I don’t know what kind of life I’m going to have in the United States. I want to learn different things and get comfortable and he’s rushing me when I feel like I don’t want to be rushed.”

Depending on when the journey restrictions attributable to COVDI-19 are lifted, Obala might not get to spend a lot time within the United States earlier than her wedding ceremony date. Right now, touristic journey remains to be not allowed between Kenya and the United States, so it could even be some time earlier than she and Taylor can see each other.

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