90 day fiance couple Akinyi Obala and Benjamin Taylor have had a hard time in this season of Before the 90 Days. Much of the drama revolves around the Akinyi family and whether or not they will accept Benjamin for her. But Benjamin also has a young son back in America. And Akinyi recently opened the idea that she was a stepmother and it scares her. What does she have to say?
90 Day Fiance: Akinyi Obala Opens Up About Becoming a Stepmom
90 Day Fiance’s Akinyi Obala does not have its own children. As her relationship with Benjamin Taylor progresses, her presence in his son’s life will be something they should focus on in the future. Recently the Kenyan beauty went to Instagram and shared her thoughts about what it would mean for her to play a greater role in his life.
Akinyi Obala was honest with 90 Day Fiance fans about how she feels. She said she was “scared” to take on the role of stepmother. Especially considering that she herself has no children. But she didn’t say she was against the idea. She is scared and wants to build a real relationship with Benjamin’s son before she ever takes on a bigger role.
90 Day Fiance: Akinyi Wants to Be Friends First
Akinyi Obala made her thoughts clear about what it takes to build a relationship in her eyes. When the basis of a relationship starts with friendship, she thinks this is a strong basis to build on. And although the 90 Day Fiance star said she knows nothing about being a stepmother or having children, she is open to the possibility of starting as friends with the son of Benjamin Taylor and going from there.
Family is very important to Akinyi. As well as in the hierarchy of Kenyan culture. 90 Day Fiance fans saw this in the way her family protected her when it came to the introduction of Benjamin. Akinyi said she can’t start “mother duties” without first having a basic friendship. She left her post and asked for advice. And she seems genuinely open to learn everything she can.
Does This Hint at Where Things Are with Benjamin Taylor?
On 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 days when Benjamin Taylor first arrived in Kenya, it started a rocky start. Her brother told TLC cameras that Akinyi Obala could do better – and told her to see her face. Moreover, her father initially refused to meet him when he first visited their home. Initially, this didn’t do much good for their relationship, because they needed the support of her family to continue their journey together. In addition, the couple also need permission from village elders.
If Akinyi Obala has the idea of being a stepmother, it can offer hints. Especially in terms of where the couple is in their relationship. She probably wouldn’t entertain the idea unless it was serious with Benjamin Taylor.
Akinyi Obala went into her American 90 Day Fiance because she recently defended her family online. She doesn’t like the way TLC cameras show her family or her country. And she scolded Benjamin Taylor because he remained silent online and did not stand up for her or her family. But if the Kenyan 90-day fiancé is serious about building a friendship with Benjamin’s son, they may have fixed things up as a couple and are now in a good place.
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