Now that Season 2 of TLC’s hit reality TV series 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After has come to an end, it’s time for the cast members to reunite and rehash some of the most shocking moments of the season. For Chantel and Pedro Jimeno, this season was a pretty tense one because their families did not get along — and the tipping point was when Pedro’s mom served a traditional Dominican meal of chicken feet and chicken neck to Chantel’s family for dinner.
Earlier in the season, Chantel, Pedro, and Chantel’s family flew from the United States to the Dominican Republic to have a second wedding ceremony so that Pedro’s family can attend. Shortly after they arrived, Pedro’s mom invited Chantel’s family into her home for a family dinner — but they weren’t accustomed to the traditional cuisine.
Chicken feet and neck is a common source of protein in the Dominican Republic — and it’s most common in lower income neighborhoods. The language barrier between Chantel’s mom and Pedro’s mom led to miscommunication and Chantel’s mother felt it was disrespectful that Pedro’s mom expected them to eat chicken feet since she wouldn’t eat it — and she even implied that Pedro’s mom could have used the chicken feet in a voodoo ritual against them. Meanwhile, Pedro’s mother felt it was disrespectful that they would refuse to eat the food that she prepared.
But while on the stage surrounded by fellow 90 Day Fiancé cast members — Paola and Russ Mayfield, Danielle Mullins and Mohamed Jbali, Jorge Nava and Anfisa Arkhipchenko, and Loren and Alexei Brovarnik — it seemed like Pedro and Chantel were able to laugh about the misunderstanding. And even Paola, who also comes from a Latin background, said that it was disrespectful for Pedro’s mother to expect Chantel’s family to eat chicken feet if it’s something that she wouldn’t normally eat.
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