90 Day Fiancé franchise newcomer Oussama is dating Debbie Aguero, and he is a Moroccan man belonging to the Berber culture. Debbie, a 67-year-old woman from Georgia, stars in 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way season 4 with Oussama. He is 24 years old, and has a 42-year age gap between him and Debbie. Oussama believes age is just a number, and hence may have contacted Debbie on social media when she had sworn off men for 12 years following two failed marriages.
90 Day Fiancé’s Debbie Aguero met her partner Oussama when he commented on her artwork. Oussama was very complimentary, and kept messaging Debbie often. He is a poet and an artist who kept sharing his work with Debbie to convince her that he was a genuine person. After six months of talking online, Oussama met Debbie in person when she flew to Morocco. Oussama didn’t mind Debbie telling him “I can’t do it,” and convinced her it wasn’t about the age or circumstances, but about them having a deeper level of commitment. Oussama wanted him and Debbie to be a team.
What Oussama Has Revealed About Himself On 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way
Oussama is the man of Debbie’s dreams, and loves to skateboard in the streets of Khemisset. When someone asks him about how Khemisset is, he tells them, “If you want to die, go to die there.” Oussama describes himself as a loner, and feels more comfortable with cats than with humans “sometimes more than people.” According to Oussama, cats are silent, can “talk in silence,” and “feel” one in the “right way,” unlike people. He stays on his family’s farm, where they own three cows, thirteen chickens, and one donkey. “I am Berber,” Oussama added in his interview, while calling the culture the oldest in Morocco. As a Muslim man, Oussama likes his religion, and it’s a part of his identity.
What Is 90 Day Fiancé Star Oussama’s Berber Culture All About?
According to Responsible Travel, the Berber people like Oussama refer to themselves by their indigenous name, Amazigh, meaning “free people.” The name Berber is a variation of the Latin original word, Barbarian, earlier in history applied by the Romans. Prior to the invasion by the Arabs in the 7th century, Berber people were either Christians, Jews, or Animists, and were forced to convert to Islam. JourneyBeyondTravel notes, “Berber history goes back to prehistoric times. In fact, Morocco is home to the oldest Homo Sapiens ever found — nearly 300,000 years old!”
Along with classical Arabic, 90 Day Fiancé cast member Oussama’s Berber language is one of the two official languages of Morocco, and the people consist of 40 percent of the nation’s population. Berbers can be divided into three main groups with different dialects: the Riffians, the Chleuh, and the Central Moroccan Amazigh. Traditionally, “Berbers raise sheep, cattle and goats although they have been portrayed as nomadic people crossing the desert on camels,” according to ArizonaEdu.
What Does 90 Day Fiancé Star Oussama Do For A Living?
Arts and culture are an integral part of the Berber communities, and weaving, pottery, jewelry, and fabric design are usually undertaken by women. Oussama doesn’t have a job in Morocco, which worries Debbie’s son Julian, who prompted Debbie to get a prenup before getting married to Oussama. He likes to work on the farm because it’s just him, the animals, his father, and “silence” there. Oussama believes staying home and staying alone is better because “hard work can the creations.” Inside, Oussama, is a writer, a painter, and a poet, along with a “madness” that he portrays through his art, which eventually impressed 90 Day Fiancé star Debbie.
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Source: Responsible Travel, JourneyBeyondTravel, ArizonaEdu