The Shocking Reconciliation: Karine Pleads for Paul’s Return
Against all odds, 90 Day Fiancé stars Paul Staehle and Karine Staehle (née Martins) have “officially” reconciled, according to an exclusive source for In Touch. The insider reveals that while Paul was in Brazil, Karine, 27, desperately reached out, begging him to come back.
Birthday Wishes and a Short-Lived Romance with Bachelor Nation’s Josh Seiter
Three months before their reunion, Paul, 40, shared a heartfelt “Happy Birthday” tribute to Karine on Instagram in January. Their reconciliation comes five months after Karine’s breakup with Bachelor Nation alum Josh Seiter in December 2022. The couple had connected on Instagram and bonded over their personal lives, including Karine’s children and the passing of Josh’s father.
Paul and Karine’s Friendship Amid Custody Battle
Despite Karine moving on romantically, Paul insisted at the time that they remained “friends” and talked “constantly” while navigating their custody battle over sons Pierre and Ethan.
A Love Story Filled with Ups and Downs
The TLC couple first won viewers’ hearts during season 1 of 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days in August 2017. Despite cultural differences, Paul and Karine’s romance blossomed, and they began planning their wedding and a life between Brazil and Louisville, Kentucky.
Breakups, Marriage, and Parenthood: The Couple’s Turbulent Journey
The couple’s relationship experienced numerous breakups before they finally tied the knot in November 2017. They welcomed baby No. 1, son Pierre, in March 2019, and baby No. 2, son Ethan, in February 2021. But their marriage faced intense scrutiny following a public altercation in July 2020, which Paul captured on Instagram Live.
Restraining Orders Dropped and a Viral Argument
Initially filing restraining orders against one another, the couple dropped them by September 2020. However, in December 2021, another heated argument between them went viral, leading to their split.
Losing Custody and Karine’s Fight to Reunite Her Family
In June 2022, the estranged pair lost custody of their children when the National Center for Missing and Exploited sent out a missing person alert for Pierre, 4. Both Pierre and Ethan, 2, were in Child Protective Services’ custody at the time. Pierre was found and reunited with his brother in July 2022. Desperate to regain custody, Karine started a fundraiser in November 2022 to hire a lawyer.
Will Their Love Prevail?
As Paul and Karine reunite, can they overcome their tumultuous past and build a stable future for their family? Follow their shocking journey and find out.