‘The Family Chantel’: Why Getting Chantel and Pedro’s Families Together for a Talk Ends up Being a Bad Idea
In the history of 90 Day Fiancé, Chantel Everett and Pedro Jimeno can’t seem to get their families to get along. On the rare occasions the two families do get together, it usually seems to end in some drama-filled situation. Read on to learn about what happens when Chantel and Pedro get their families together for a talk that doesn’t end well.
Chantel and Pedro go to the Dominican Republic and Chantel’s family tags along
In The Family Chantel, Pedro and Chantel decide to go back to the Dominican Republic because Pedro’s grandmother is sick. Chantel’s family decides to come along as well, and the two families eventually get together.
Chantel’s parents and Pedro’s mom and sister sit down to talk things out after the heated dinner altercation between Pedro and Chantel’s brother, River. Things explode between the families and they each have to walk off before things get too out of control when it’s all over.
There is a major language barrier, which makes things so much worse
Chantel’s family can’t understand what Pedro’s mother is saying, but they do notice her body language when she stands up during the argument.
“I have no idea what these people are saying. I noticed that Pedro’s mother stood up. Naturally, I stood up too,” Karen, Chantel’s mother tells the cameras. Thomas, Chantel’s father, explains that they don’t understand what’s being said because Pedro’s family speaks Spanish and they do not.
Chantel’s mother tries to remedy the situation by saying everything is “Ok” now after the fight in her home. She apologizes to Nicole, Pedro’s sister.
Karen stands up in-between Chantel and Pedro. “First thing’s first. We’re going to have to take turns just like we do in therapy. Ok? We talked about when we had a fight in my casa and it was Ok because it’s over now. I apologize for your wig,” Karen tells Nicole.
The mothers try to talk things out
Lidia, Pedro’s mother, doesn’t seem to accept the apology and tells Chantel’s family that they are a “bad example” of an American family. This of course leads to a reply back from Chantel’s family as well.
“I want to say that you are a bad example of an American family for us,” Lidia tells them. Pedro translates for Chantel’s family.
Karen replies to the comment with her viewpoint. “If your family thinks a good example of Americana is a family that lets people come in and beat them up and if it’s a family that doesn’t defend themselves than that’s a bad example, if that’s what it is,” Karen replies.
There is obviously a major language barrier, which makes the tensions even higher in this heated exchange. Unfortunately, nothing gets resolved with this talk and it seems to just make things even worse.
“You invited my children to your house and you assault them,” Lidia says. At this point, Chantel and her parents decide it’s time to leave before things blow up any further.
The heated exchange ends and it’s one of the most outrageous moments between the two families. The fact that each family speaks a different language makes for an even more complicated and misconstrued situation.