Who are Ariela and Biniyam on 90 Day Fiancé?
As the latest season of 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After comes to an end, TLC recently announced the upcoming premiere of separate spin-off show, 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way .
The show, which follows “American men and women who fall in love with partners from distant lands travel to their home countries to begin their married lives abroad”, is now in its third season and is considered by fans to be the best of the franchises several spin-off shows.
Since premiering in 2014, 90 Day Fiancé has received high audience viewer ratings, more than almost any other cable television show in the US according to recent viewing figures. Its two spin off shows, Happily Ever After and The Other Way, have similarly high ratings.
Here’s the run down on couple, Ariela and Biniyam.
Ariela, 29, is from Princeton, New Jersey and Biniyam, 31 is from Ethopia.
According to a statement from Discovery, “Eight months after the birth of their son, Avi, Ariela and Biniyam are still living together in Ethiopia.”
“Their baby bliss is quickly interrupted when Ariela shares the news that Leandro, her ex-husband of ten years, has decided to come visit. With their relationship already on shaky ground, Biniyam is convinced that Leandro is only visiting to try and win Ariela back.
“Then, during a routine [doctors] appointment, Ariela and Biniyam learn that Avi needs hernia surgery. Ariela decides that taking Avi to the US to receive medical care is the best option, despite Biniyam begging her not to go for fear of her never returning, just as his first wife did with their young child.
“As their disagreements get more and more heated, Ariela gives Biniyam a final ultimatum to save their relationship.”
In the season three trailer, we see Ariela’s ex travel to see her in Ethiopia and a tense exchange ensues between him and Biniyam. In one scene, Biniyam is boxing with her ex-husband and the scene looks to be one of the most tense – and potentially volatile – of the season.
The show will return on Sunday 29 August from 8 pm ET/PT.
Each new episode of the show will be available to stream on Fridays, exclusively on Discovery Plus.