’90 Day Fiancé’: Why the First Meeting Between Chantel and Pedro’s Families Goes So Wrong
On 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After, Chantel Everett and Pedro Jimeno finally decide to get their families together for a second wedding in the Dominican Republic. The trip is quite eventful, but for all the wrong reasons. Read on to learn about how the first encounter goes down between the two families.
Chantel and Pedro arrive in the Dominican Republic
There is already a lot of awkward tension between the families, and when they arrive, it’s clear from the start that this isn’t going to go as planned. Lidia, Pedro’s mother, and his sister, Nicole, are upset that Chantel’s mother wanted Pedro to sign a prenuptial agreement. They invite Chantel’s family over to their house for a meal, and it’s more than eventful.
Why the first meeting between Chantel and Pedro’s families goes so wrong
When Karen, Chantel’s mother, learns that they’ve been invited over for dinner, she has this to say to the cameras: “We are invited to Pedro’s mother’s house for dinner, but I feel a certain way about eating food from a person who doesn’t care for me, putting it in my mouth and in my body.”
There is already a lot of tension between everyone, so this dinner isn’t going to go well. Both sides are upset for their own reasons, and no one is going into the situation without their own opinions on the prenup issue.
Chantel’s family arrives over to Lidia and Nicole’s place, and things get awkward. Chantel explains at the table that because Pedro is sending money home, Lidia and Nicole are able to live in their apartment. Pedro makes things worse without knowing it when he produces all the gifts that he brought back for his mother and sister, including dresses and a laptop.
“At this point, I have seen enough,” Karen tells the cameras.
Pedro wants Chantel’s family to stay for dinner
Karen tells Chantel they are going to have to leave soon, but Pedro insists that the chicken is almost ready. Karen says she isn’t really hungry though. But somehow, Pedro manages to get them to stay for dinner. He brings out chicken feet and chicken necks. Karen asks if people in the Dominican Republic eat chicken feet, and Pedro says they do.
“When I saw the chicken feet, I thought that it might have been a setup,” Karen says. She turns down the chicken feet when Pedro tells them to try it.
“In the religion of voodoo, they use a lot of chicken feet, so naturally I don’t want to be taken advantage of,” Karen says about the situation. “I don’t trust these people because Pedro’s mother felt that we are stupid Americans. Stupid enough to sit there and eat a chicken foot.”
There is already so much tension between the families that bringing out chicken feet and necks only exasperated the issue. Chantel’s family takes it as a sign of disrespect, and they’re eager to leave.
Karen says goodbye
Karen says she is going to go, but not before she says goodbye to Lidia and Nicole. “Lidia, thank you for inviting us, I wasn’t sure that you would welcome us into your home because I thought that you really thought we were stupid Americans. Stupid with mental problems,” Karen tells her.
Since it’s a confusing situation and there is a language barrier, Pedro explains that the food is “disrespectful” to Chantel’s family, and that this is all stemming from the prenup issue. Eventually, Chantel’s family leaves before things can get any worse.
The whole first encounter between Chantel and Pedro’s families doesn’t go down well at all, but it was certainly eventful.