’90 Day Fiancé’: Are Brittany Banks and Yazan Done After a Massive Argument With Yazan’s Family?
There are a lot of ill-matched couples on 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way but Brittany Banks and Yazan seem to be the most poorly matched couple. They have little in common and from the way the season has been going, they seem to have failed to even talk about their differences and what each of them needs out of a partner. On the July 13 episode of the show, everything came to a head for the two star-crossed lovers after a fight with Yazan’s parents ended in tears.
Brittany and Yazan’s differences
Banks is a rapper from Florida and Yazan is a Muslim guy with conservative views from Jordan. Despite Banks’ provocative social media presence and bold personality, Yazan proposed to her and wanted to make her a part of his family. He assumed that eventually Banks would convert to Islam, but Banks has always been pretty set on not converting unless she wants to.
The two have already gotten into a number of arguments about Yazan wanting Banks to change. On last night’s episode, Yazan explained that he could not allow Banks to hug men anymore.
“No, babe,” Yazan said to her. “That’s — it’s so wrong. … You want me to say to you, ‘It’s OK, go to hug the man?’ I can’t do it.”
Banks, upset at Yazan trying to control her, didn’t back down.
“You’re not going to talk to me like that,” she said. “Like I’m a kid, like you control everything that I do, like I’m an object. I’m a person, I’m a human being.”
Yazan continued to insist that if Banks loved him, she would change.
“Why the f*ck would I change myself?” she asked. “You don’t love me then. If you don’t love who I am and you want to change every little thing.”
Brittany and Yazan’s parents’ argument
Even though they were on rocky terms, Yazan still took Banks to meet with his parents. Shortly after they arrived, Yazan’s parents began asking when Banks and Yazan planned to get married.
Banks said that she could not get married quickly because she wanted to wait for her father to come to Jordan, which wouldn’t be until at least January.
Then, Yazan’s father asked if Banks had converted to Islam yet and Banks said she didn’t want the religion forced on her all at once. When Yazan said he would teach her slowly, “like a baby,” Banks became angry at him patronizing her once again and said she wasn’t a baby. This angered Yazan’s mom.
“Explain to her that the women here, the Arabic ones, respect the husband. When he tells her she’s a baby, you say, ‘Yes, I am a baby.’ Not, ‘No.’ She doesn’t say no to him,” she said.
As the argument became more intense, Yazan’s father told Banks that she had to change.
“Cancel all of this, cancel all the life you’ve been living, and you would marry Yazan and we’ll take good care of you,” he said.
“We respected you, and where is our respect?” Yazan’s mother chimed in. “Yazan, tell her that the woman, this is how it is here. When a woman wants to get married, this is going to be her family. She has to forget her other family.”
She continued yelling at Banks in Arabic, even though Banks couldn’t understand.
“Brittany, that’s enough, dear,” she screamed. “This can’t be like that! I’m not ready for my son to be 26 years old and to keep waiting for you! Yes or no? It’s been a year and we want to see him married and with kids.”
The scene ended with Banks leaving the house in tears. In the previews for next week, Banks says that she never wants to see Yazan’s parents again. As Yazan is very close with his family, Banks’ disdain for his parents seems like a one-way ticket to a breakup.