After initially appearing on Season 1 of 90 Day Fiance, Russ and Paola returned to TLC for Season 1 of 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After? and were part of the cast for the first four seasons of Happily Ever After?.
However, the couple did appear on a May 2020 episode of TLC's 90 Day Fiance: Self-Quarantined limited series.
The episode showed Russ and Paola quarantining with their son Axel in their Miami home.
Paola said before the pandemic, Russ had been traveling to Amsterdam, Canada and more for work. She was therefore raising her son alone with the help of her mother.
Paola hoped Russ being at home would teach him how difficult it is for a mother to be alone with her baby 24/7.
Russ, a technical product lead for a service company, and Pao, now working as a personal trainer online, bickered over the division of responsibilities. Russ was working every day in the house, so it was a very new experience for him.
Paola had received her personal trainer, nutrition and Zumba certification, and said she's was enjoying her career and loved providing for her family.
The episode also showed Russ and Paola discovering Russ' grandmother had passed away. She was having health problems before and needed surgery, which was a risk considering she had low blood pressure, but Russ still called her death "a shock."
Russ cried and had a really hard time with it, saying he was the only member of his family outside of Oklahoma.
Russ hated how the virus separated him from his grandmother as well as the rest of his family.