Warning! The following contains spoilers for the 90 day fiance Episode “Here Comes the Pride”. Read at your own risk!
The wedding bells rang 90 day fiance‘s latest episode, as viewers finally got to see Ariela Weinberg and Biniyam Shibre walk down the aisle. It took a long time, especially when you consider everything the memorable moments from Ariela and Biniyam’s relationship that we have seen. Along the way, there were probably some fans who didn’t think the big day was coming. Thankfully, this segment of the story leaves them in a happy place, and I think it might be best to say goodbye to both of them after this final episode.
90 day fiance was indeed intended to close the book on Ariela and Biniyam’s story, and Season 9 proved that to me from start to finish. Here’s why I believe this season should serve as their final act and offer them an opportunity to step back and begin their lives together as husband and wife.
Ariela and Biniyam’s story didn’t go smoothly in season 9
I would rank Ariela’s first trip to Ethiopia as one of my favorite trips 90 days stories of all time. Unfortunately I would rate their last show with the happy ending as one of the worst. There just didn’t seem to be much going on in her life to warrant coverage for another season, and that was made clear by the wild gaps in the story.
If you look back, her season started with Biniyam’s arrival in America and continued into 90 day fiance star’s MMA fight and then ended with her marriage. The gap between the MMA fight and the wedding felt particularly wide, making one feel like there might not have been much to share about her in that span of time. In my opinion, it was a story worth reading 90 Day Diaries and could have been much shorter than what viewers ultimately received.
The drama in this 90 Day Fiancé storyline felt forced
Looking back at the entire story, I think it’s fair to say that a lot of what happened in Ariela and Biniyam’s latest storyline felt forced. Just as a quick recap, some of her standout moments this season were Biniyam’s sister pouring wine in Ariela’s face, Ariela starting a fight with a trained fighter, and Ariela’s ex-husband Leandro accompanies Biniyam when he picked up a pregnancy test.
I’m not saying these events were staged to inject drama into Ariela and Biniyam’s story, mind you. But it certainly felt like a lot of moments didn’t quite fit the storyline, which might otherwise have felt flat without it. All of that didn’t feel quite as organic as doing business with Thai Ramone and her father, or the whole pregnancy messed up Emily Bieberley and Kobe Blaise. I would have much preferred to see Ariela and Biniyam tackle real issues on their journey to marriage as opposed to the somewhat random and over the top material we’ve seen.
Ariela and Biniyam received a perfect farewell
For all the mess of 90 day fiance‘s latest storyline starring Ariela and Biniyam, the wedding was the perfect ending to their story. This couple really went through it between all the drama in Ethiopia and the stress of being apart, so it was great to see them finally tie the knot. With that in mind, I’m not sure I’m interested in seeing what’s next as I’m content to rely on social media for updates whenever I’m curious.
The pair had a great run, but the show seems to have wrapped things up in a relatively effective loop for them. I realized that the show didn’t have as much to say about the couple compared to the others in Season 9. This is a happy ending to appreciate, especially with all of this bad divorce news from Major 90 days couples lately. I hope her story ends here and we can remember the happiest moment of her life.
Of course, maybe I should wait until 90 day fiance is officially over before I declare Ari and Bini’s story a happy ending. The all-clear is still on the way TLC and, based on some Rumors We’ve Seen About Thais & Othersshould be good.