'Bride and Prejudice: Forbidden Love': Kareem's mother Tia doesn't want him to adopt Kiandria's 6-year-old son
Lifetime's 'Bride and Prejudice: Forbidden Love' is a four-week social experiment, during which three couples - Kareem Allen-Kiandria Demone, Chris Williams-Blair Bathory, and Cameron Heinen-Willi Cohen - will make joint efforts to seek their parents' approval for their union. Three episodes in and the couples are still struggling to get their partners and folks on the same page. This is concerning especially because they have just another week to decide if they want to go ahead and get married or not.
Kareem and Kiandria seem to be in the biggest soup. They don't have approval from both sides. "I still want to get married to her and I love Kiki but to have nobody support us—I feel like that’s the worst thing to ever happen to me. All that magic and all that good feeling from the engagement is dead now," he shared with expert Calvin Roberson.
Amid all of this, Kareem expressed an interest in adopting Kiandria's 6-year-old son. That changes things and also goes on to show that he is in it for the long haul, completely invested in his relationship with Kiandria. By doing this, he is willing to take up a lot of responsibility but this also gave Marveline (Kiandria's mother) a chance to see that he is a man of his words and that he is serious about taking the next big leap in life.
On the other hand, Kareem's mother, Tia, is extremely worried about her son taking on too much at a young age. Kareem is 23-years-old and ready to get married and raise a child. But Tia is concerned about what if his life turns out to be the way hers did. She married young. At 22, she was living a different life only to realize that it wasn't the best decision.
Kareem is just starting his career and has a whole life ahead of him. People his age are only looking to have a good time. But he is cut from a different cloth. To have such clarity in thoughts and to be this committed takes a different kind of courage. Hopefully, both the mothers will see it in him and come together to give their blessings to the loving couple.
The other two couples are in a sticky situation as well.
While Blair's mother, Kelly feels Chris would be a bad influence on her because he is part Korean, has tattoos and rides a bike, Willi's parents are in shock that both Cameron and Willi put religion so far down their priority list. Willi's parents want their grandkids to be raised Jewish and want Cameron to convert from Christianity.
Both the couples have been in several uncomfortable conversations but that hasn't led to anywhere concrete, which is concerning because the couples have very limited time to make their choices.
Catch all 'the new episodes of 'Bride and Prejudice' on Lifetime every Wednesday.