90 Day Fiancé: TOW – How Daniele’s IFA Religion Impacts Her Relationship
90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way star Daniele Gates practicing the Ifa religion might just end her marriage to Yohan Geronimo. The 42-year-old was single for five years before a trip to the Dominican Republic changed her life. The 90 Day Fiancé star bumped into 32-year-old Yohan, a 6 feet and 7 inches tall personal trainer, in her hotel lobby. Within five months of meeting him, Daniele married Yohan. She left her adult son and teaching job behind to move to the Dominican Republic and start a new life together with Yohan.
However, things aren’t going as planned for 90 Day Fiancé’s Daniele Gates, who is having to adjust to Yohan’s laid-back lifestyle. The couple has communication issues, and clash when it comes to deciding who wears the pants in the relationship. Daniele is discovering past secrets about Yohan, such as his ex-girlfriends and their miscarriages. Yohan doesn’t want Daniele to hang out with her own ex-boyfriend, perhaps as a measure to get him on the same page as she is. Daniele then resorted to introducing Yohan to her religion.
90 Day Fiancé’s Daniele Makes Yohan Meet Ifa Religion ‘Baba’
Daniele became a student of the Ifa tradition, and she often gets readings done by her spiritual advisor, “Baba.” Daniele trusted that what Baba said would help her move in the right direction and overcome the challenges in their relationship. According to Daniele, she and Yohan ultimately want the same things despite their different value systems. After getting on a video call with Baba where he performed an Ifa divination, Yohan watched as Baba used a technique where he asked Yohan to be careful of his throat and avoid fish bones and mushrooms.
90 Day Fiancé Star Yohan Finds Daniele’s Ifa Advice ‘Weird’
Yohan couldn’t help but make a face when the reading was done. He admitted the advice from Baba was “a bit weird.” Yohan wondered how eating or not eating certain foods would bring him closer to God. He understands each person believes in a different religion, and his own religion lies in his heart. When Yohan needs God’s help, he prays to Him. He has a culture and a religion that derives from his family and childhood, and it won’t change overnight, even if Daniele wants it to.
What Religion Does 90 Day Fiancé’s Yohan Follow?
The idea of Daniele suggesting that Yohan should hang a picture of a Saint Michael in his butcher shop was shot down by the Dominican man. He shared how his religion doesn’t allow it. If people see a picture with a lighted candle in his shop, they would think of witchcraft, so he wouldn’t do it. Yohan comes from a Christian family, who worships the God in heaven, but they don’t worship picture frames. He wishes Daniele would try to understand his culture before making him follow her faith. Daniele pushing her idea of spirituality on Yohan on 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way might just be what makes him finally snap and leave her.