‘90 Day Fiancé’: Are Benjamin Taylor and Akinyi Obala Married Now?

by Jeremy Spirogis
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After TLC’s 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days Season three ended, the connection standing of divorced dad Benjamin Taylor from Arizona and Akinyi Obala from Kenya was nonetheless unknown. 

The couple mentioned they had been technically married “in God’s eyes” after Benjamin paid her household a bride worth throughout his go to to Kenya, however many viewers had been unclear about what, precisely, that meant for his or her future. 

On Jan. 21, Benjamin took to Instagram to reply just a few fan questions on his relationship with Akinyi. But 90 Day Fiancé viewers had been nonetheless left stumped about numerous elements of the couple’s life collectively.

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Akinyi Obala | Benjamin Taylor by way of Instagram

Benjamin and Akinyi reunited in her house nation of Kenya

Although Benjamin and Akinyi linked on-line and bonded shortly over their shared Christian religion, the 90 Day Fiancé couple struggled with cultural variations once they lastly met in individual. 

Akinyi claimed Benjamin wasn’t an “alpha male,” which disillusioned her household. What’s extra, he may barely afford her bride worth, leaving him to make ongoing funds to her brother and father sooner or later. And Benjamin’s strict devotion to his religion left him annoyed together with her after she drank a single margarita throughout an evening out. 

Still, it appears that evidently Benjamin and Akinyi are collectively, a minimum of geographically. On Jan. 21, he shared a candy selfie of the couple, captioning it merely, “Look who I found” and including the hashtags #love and #benjaminandakinyi. The selfie was taken on the Kenyatta International Convention Center in Nairobi, Kenya, that means that Benjamin took a visit to Akinyi’s house nation.

The divorced dad shared that he and Akinyi had been nonetheless collectively

Benjamin and Akinyi have been quiet on social media about each other for the reason that 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days Tell-All. Benjamin shared some throwback photos of the couple and spent the vacations together with his son and the remainder of his household in Phoenix with out his fiancee (or spouse). Meanwhile, Akinyi appeared to trace at one level that they weren’t collectively, and posted loads of snapshots of herself together with her household in Kenya.

If that was true at one level, it doesn’t appear to be it’s anymore. On his Instagram tales, Benjamin answered a 90 Day Fiancé fan’s query by affirming that he and Akinyi had been nonetheless collectively. “Are you single?” the fan requested. “No, I am not single,” Ben responded.

Still, Benjamin stayed mum concerning the particulars of his future with Akinyi. When a fan requested him on Instagram when he could be bringing Akinyi to the U.S. to stay with him, the 90 Day Fiancé star responded noncommittally, writing: “Wish I could give you an answer, but I can’t…”

He informed one other fan that he nonetheless lived in Phoenix and “didn’t know” when Akinyi could be transferring, inflicting much more confusion about why he and his Kenyan love had been residing aside. 

Fans had been confused concerning the ‘90 Day Fiancé’ couple’s standing

As 90 Day Fiancé followers requested extra questions, issues obtained much more complicated with respect to Benjamin and Akinyi’s relationship. 

After telling one Instagram person that he and Akinyi had been nonetheless collectively, one other replied, “She had posted a while back they were no longer together,” to which Benjamin responded solely with a shifty eyes emoji. 

To one other fan, he wrote, “Yes we are in a relationship,” prompting a flood of fan inquiries about what appeared to have been their onscreen wedding ceremony. “I thought you both were married,” one fan questioned him, as loads of others chimed in to surprise the identical. 

Another replied, “On the tell-all he said that they were married in the eyes of God. Make of that what you will.”

Some 90 Day Fiancé viewers puzzled if the couple had damaged up and gotten again collectively, whereas others speculated they’d by no means actually been married to start with. 

Still others thought that Benjamin’s silence needed to do together with his contractual obligations with TLC or a future look on a 90 Day Fiancé spinoff. “Why do people still ask this??” one Instagram person wrote. “HE CANNOT COMMENT!! IN A CONTRACT!!”

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