Ariela was called out for forgetting to wear her ring while meeting her ex Leandro, but the 90 Day Fiancé star has a history of bad luck with rings.
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Ariela Weinberg from 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way may have a valid excuse for forgetting to wear Biniyam Shibre’s engagement ring on the day of ex-husband Leandro’s arrival. A pregnant Ariela made her way to Ethiopia in season 2 of the 90 Day Fiancé spin-off so she could welcome their baby son Aviel with Biniyam by her side. Not a lot was known about Ariela’s past then, except for the fact that she was married for 10 years and recently divorced. But Ariela’s close relationship with her first husband Leandro was revealed on TOW season 3, which Biniyam and TLC viewers feel is a threat.
Ariela, who clearly couldn’t contain her excitement to see Leandro again, went to receive him from his hotel in Addis Ababa with Biniyam. To welcome her Argentinian ex, Ariela dolled up in a cute animal print outfit, pigtails, and heels to visit the local nail salon with Biniyam. However, as Ariela asked Biniyam if he approved of the color for her manicure, the MMA fighter noticed the 90 Day Fiancé star’s ring was missing. It was an “honest mistake” as per Ariela, but Biniyam assumed she didn’t wear the ring because she was ashamed of him.
The New Jersey native admitted it looked “bad” on her part to not be wearing the ring on the day of Leandro’s arrival, but 90 Day Fiancé on Twitter revealed it may have really been Ariela’s forgetfulness. In a tweet, the page tried to explain Ariela has a “bad history” of losing rings. According to the behind-the-episode tidbit, Ariela lost her ring when she was married to Leandro as well. Her ring went down “the sink drain.” Because of this, Leandro and Ariela had to buy a new one.
Even in 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way, Biniyam found Ariela’s ring in the shower, where she may have left it mistakenly as she got ready to meet Leandro. However, fans were not ready to buy Ari’s excuse, with some even claiming that she may have done it to “get an upgrade.” Ariela was called immature for inviting Leandro to her house in the first place and for possibly not wearing the ring as it was not expensive and she didn’t want her ex to see it. TLC viewers are not able to look past Ariela’s happy face whenever she talks about Leandro, but there are theories about her doing it to make Biniyam jealous. Even worse, some fans think the entire ex-husband plot is scripted.
It is now known that Ariela never really broke up with Leandro and that she just drifted away from him due to her wanting to explore the world. Unresolved feelings from Leandro towards Ariela have also been teased due to him buying bras for her, although he received help from his own girlfriend. Meanwhile, Biniyam getting upset is natural, as he is witnessing the intense chemistry between his future wife and her ex-husband, which he may have never experienced himself. But this messy 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way storyline has fans dissing Ariela and rooting for Biniyam all over again, as they did during season 2.