90 Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days spoilers reveal Omar Albakkour taking the traditional route in his upcoming marriage with Avery Mills. The aspiring dentist adheres to his culture and says he wants to pay a dowry to the bride’s family. But it looks like Omar wasn’t prepared Avery’s high price tag. Omar didn’t expect Avery’s mother, Teri Mills, to ask for such a large amount.
90 Day Fiance Spoilers: Omar Albakkour Settles Wedding Preparation With Avery Mills
90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days spoilers for episode 6 show Omar Albakkour finally irons out his last-minute wedding dilemma with Avery Mills. The 24-year-old Omar manages to find a venue and a sheikh to officiate the wedding.
Previously on 90 Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days, Avery was left disappointed after Omar revealed that he was not able to find a venue or a sheikh. This is despite his reassurance to Avery that everything will be handled smoothly before she arrived in Lebanon. The situation made Avery question Omar’s sincerity about their upcoming union and whether or not she’ll push through with it.
Fortunately, Omar was able to complete everything with the help of of Avery’s mother, Teri Mills. On the next 90 Day Fiance, viewers will see that Omar had one more detail to finish — paying the dowry.
Omar Discusses Dowry To Teri Mills
90 Day Fiance spoilers reveal that the night before the wedding, Omar Albakkour invites Teri Mills to dinner. They discuss the dowry money for Avery Mills. Omar explains to his soon-to-be mother-in-law that paying money to the bride’s family is mandatory in their culture. He notes that the money is supposed to financially assist the wife in case of divorce or untimely death of her husband.
At first, Teri isn’t too keen about the whole dowry thing, especially with the idea of divorce. She also seems uncomfortable with putting a price tag on Avery as if she’s selling her. 90 Day Fiance spoilers indicate that Omar assures her that paying the dowry is only meant to support Avery financially when the need arises.
90 Day Fiance: Teri Asks $10,000 For Avery – Doesn’t Want To ‘Undersell’ Daughter
90 Day Fiance spoilers report that Teri Mills has no idea of the ideal amount for a dowry, she asks Omar Albakkour for suggestions. However, he would not give an exact price, prompting Avery Mills’ mom to ask for at least $10,000. It’s pretty obvious that Omar finds the cost a bit steep. He explains that he’s still a student and doesn’t have much money to begin with.
“It appeared like Omar expected me to not ask for anything,” Teri says. “But I wanted to do it since it’s their culture. I didn’t want to be culturally insensitive. And I also didn’t want to undersell my daughter. But it’s weird to even think to put a monetary value on your child.”
Omar Negotiates Avery’s Dowry – Says He Can’t Afford It
In order to have an idea on the typical amount of dowry, Teri Mills asks Omar Albakkour if he has sisters. Apparently, the 90 Day Fiance celeb has four sisters, one of which received a $6,000 dowry. Teri seems to contemplate his suggestion. In the end, she agrees to have the same amount for Avery Mills.
Omar also takes the opportunity to explain how Arab culture differs from that in America for a married couple money-wise. The reality star notes that in the U.S., a couple who will get a divorce could split the money 50-50. However, he reiterates that is not the case in his country. Apparently, women will only get around eight percent of the money in case of a legal separation.
As expected, it did not sit well with Teri. “Avery is entering this marriage for purely love,” she explains. “But I’m concerned that Omar might think that marriage is transactional and not a love, partnership relationship”.
Watch the full episode 6 Secret, Secret, I’ve Got a Secret on Sunday, September 8 at 8 p.m. on TLC.