‘90 Day Fiancé’: How Does Ariela React When an Animal Is Sacrificed When She Comes Home From the Hospital?
On 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way, Ariela Danielle is dealing with a whole lot in Ethiopia. After going in for a check-up, Ariela learns that her amniotic fluid is low, and the baby is still in breech. She has to have a C-section, and it’s going to happen that very same day.
Ariela Danielle has her baby
Ariela is nowhere near ready, and she starts crying the moment she sees the operating room where the procedure will be performed. She is positioned on the table, and the doctor explains that with her crying, it’s “difficult” to give her spinal anesthesia. However, she doesn’t calm down, and they give her general anesthesia instead. While knocked out, her and Biniyam Shibre’s son is delivered.
Two days later, it’s time for the little family to go home, except there’s a problem: They don’t have a car seat. Biniyam tells Ariela that in Ethiopia, there isn’t a “rule” about it.
“You know why they say to use a car seat, right?” Ariela asks him. Biniyam says it’s for “safety.” He adds, “You can hold him just, or you can walk five minutes?”
However, Ariela says she will be going in the car, and that Biniyam can walk their son home. When they attempt to leave, Ariela gets in the front seat, and Biniyam gets in the back seat, but Ariela tells him he’ll have to walk. She doesn’t want the baby in the car without a car seat, and so Biniyam walks their child back home while holding him covered by a blanket, and he also carries an umbrella at the same time.
How does Ariela react when an animal is sacrificed when she comes home from the hospital?
Ariela ends up in traffic, and arrives back at their home almost at the same time Biniyam does. However, there are a number of people outside their place waiting for them to arrive.
“I see there’s a lot of people outside, like I don’t even know who these people are,” Ariela tells the cameras. “I mean I’d be happy to meet them at another time, but I just had a baby. I just want to rest.”
She gets out of the car, and someone asks how she is, and she says, “Tired.” She asks Biniyam, “So what is all this?”
Biniyam explains, “This is welcome home, like, we need to do like, special something, and then you can go.”
Suddenly, a sheep is brought out, and it’s a surprising turn of events. “This is for you for a gift,” Biniyam says. Ariela mentions that the sheep is “so afraid.”
“Ari is a bit surprised because I didn’t tell her we slaughter a sheep as a welcome,” Biniyam tells the cameras.
“This is not what I wanted to see right now,” Ariela says to Biniyam. She covers half her face in her hand, and closes her eyes as not to see the animal being killed.
Biniyam says it’s part of his “culture” to slaughter the animal. “This custom comes from my family, and has been a part of Ethiopian culture that’s been passed down through generations,” Biniyam tells producers.
Ariela doesn’t have the reaction Biniyam was hoping for. “I’m literally at a loss for words,” Ariela says. “In the U.S., I feel like people might send a fruit basket. They wouldn’t kill the sheep right in front of me.”
They sit outside their place while Biniyam holds their child. She asks him why they did that to the sheep. He mentions his “culture,” and, “for God sacrifice like, something for your happiness.”
She starts to cry, and says, “It’s just like awful.” She says she knows he doesn’t think it’s a “bad thing.” “But I don’t want to see it die,” she tells him. Again, Biniyam says it’s for her and the baby.
“I think that makes it worse,” she replies. “Now I am responsible for sheep slaughter.” Biniyam apologizes, but Ariela says she doesn’t know what to say in the moment, but she does thank him.
“The culture differences between Bini and I are really starting to weigh on me,”Ariela reveals to producers. “I don’t know how much more I can take.”
What will this all mean for their relationship going forward? We’ll have to see how things play out from here.