90 Day Fiance star Paul Staehle hoped he could save his marriage to Karine Martins on Season 5 of 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?, so did he succeed? Did Paul and Karine split up or are they still together and married?

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[90 Day Fiance Spoilers Warning: This report contains spoilers revealing if Karine and Paul if the 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After? couple has reconciled again and the latest on whether they are still together now.]

Paul, a 35-year-old from Louisville, KY, and Karine, a 23-year-old from Tonantins, Brazil, first appeared on Seasons 1 and 2 of 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days. They subsequently appeared on Season 1 of 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way.

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Paul and Karine met on a dating app and communicated for over a year, despite there being a language barrier, before Paul flew to Brazil and meet Karine in-person for the first time.

Although Paul and Karine had to overcome cultural differences and struggled to hold a conversation, they still fell in love and tied the knot in 2017.

After Karine suffered through multiple devastating miscarriages, she and Paul announced they had their first child on the way in October 2018. By the end of that month, Paul revealed Karine was pregnant with a baby boy.

Paul and Karine hoped the pregnancy would bring them closer together, but Karine threatened to file for divorce shortly before the couple's son Pierre was born on March 22, 2019.

Karine complained she and Paul were fighting constantly, and she hated when Paul accused her of talking to other men. She didn't feel loved, trusted or supported.

90 Day Fiance: The Other Way's first season even showed Karine and her mother leaving Paul alone in Tonantins and traveling to Manaus via boat to file for divorce.

However, Karine welcomed Paul to be by her side when she gave birth in a hospital. Paul's performance impressed Karine that day, and so she gave him another chance thinking he'd be a good father.

Following two years of marriage, Paul and Karine filmed Season 5 of 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?. The couple had been in Brazil for over a year but Paul said they were "barely getting by" financially.

Paul and Karine therefore planned to move to the United States so Paul could get a job and make more money. He wanted to give his wife and son a better life and be a provider.

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"It took a lot, but I was able to sponsor Karine on a CR-1 visa, which is a spousal visa and allows Karine to apply and get a two-year Green Card before she even enters America," Paul told the cameras.

"She already has her Green Card approved; she is a complete permanent resident."

Karine, however, was devastated about having to leave her family behind. She was also upset to learn Paul's mother Mary didn't want to help them out or give them any money.

Mary wanted to see Paul stand on his own two feet and be a man.

Once the couple landed in the United States, Paul found a one-bedroom "studio" for his family to move into. The place appeared to be a renovated shed with a little front porch, but Paul cleaned it up nicely and Karine actually liked it.

"Paul is really trying to make me happy. This house is the first step for me to feel comfortable here in the U.S. And right now, it makes me happy," Karine noted.

But the joy Karine felt quickly faded because Paul couldn't find a job thanks to having an arson felony on his record.

"I wouldn't want to be with somebody who is kind of like a deadbeat," Mary admitted to her son.

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After one month of being in America, Karine was having trouble adjusting to her new life in America, and she told Paul, "I'll give you two months to find a job. Otherwise, I'll pick up Pierre and we'll leave for Brazil."

Paul said Karine's threat broke his heart and so he wasn't going to allow himself to fail.

But as time passed, things didn't improve. Paul noticed Karine was having "a lot of mood swings" and would even lock herself into a room for five or six hours at a time.

"I just want to find out what I can do to make things better," Paul explained. "I am emotionally exhausted. It's one thing after the next, and it's really difficult."

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Paul acknowledged this was "the worst" he had ever seen Karine, who later met with an immigration attorney behind Paul's back. Karine wanted to find out her rights in traveling alone with her son.

"I have to choose between my husband and my family," Karine said. "So I don't know what I'm going to do... But I need somebody to help me. I am desperate."

The lawyer, Rania Attum, had a Portuguese translator, so Karine was glad she wouldn't need Paul to translate for her.

Rania admitted Karine's situation was complicated but Karine had every right to take her baby and go to Brazil. Rania, however, couldn't promise there wouldn't be any consequences or resistance if Paul didn't agree with her decision to leave America.

Karine learned Paul could try to stop her at the airport or put her through court proceedings. Rania therefore asked Karine to really think this one through in order to not make a big mistake.

"I will never stop Paul from seeing Pierre. But it's a delicate issue. I see that too many fights is not good for me. It's not good for Paul and it's definitely not good for Pierre. I just want the best for Pierre, and if that means going back to Brazil, that's what I'm going to do," Karine explained.

Paul was furious when he found out Karine had consulted with a lawyer behind his back.

Paul reminded Karine that he has "50 percent rights to the child" and would fight this. Karine, totally overwhelmed by Paul's outburst, replied, "F-ck you!"

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Karine attempted to end the conversation before it got worse, but Paul said, "I will prosecute. In Brazil and America, you can't keep the child from me."

Karine cried, saying Paul didn't know when to stop and he had upset her.

Paul apologized and admitted he had taken things "too far." He realized Karine needed a trip back to Brazil or else she'd probably leave him.

Once Paul's two months to find a job were up, it seemed like nothing would convince Karine to stay in the United States.

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In order to make Karine happy, Paul offered to fly to Brazil as a family, and Karine gushed, "I am happy. I'm excited."

"Giving up and going back to Brazil was not my plan. I wanted to live here [in America] and make a better life for everybody. I did everything I could and I couldn't make ends meet," Paul told the cameras.

"I couldn't make it work. I feel like I failed my family. We're going back temporarily, but I'm definitely concerned that once we're in Brazil, Karine is never going to want to come back."

90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?'s fifth season ended with Paul and Karine agreeing to take a trip to Brazil together so Karine could visit her family.

Karine said her relationship with Paul was under a lot of pressure in the United States and so a trip to Brazil would be good for their relationship.

Karine said she would "think" about returning to America after spending some time in Brazil, but Paul feared at the time Karine would never want to come back to the United States with him.

Paul and Karine were not able to participate in the Season 5 Tell-All special for 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?, so fans didn't receive an update on their relationship.

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Did Karine and Paul work out their issues in Brazil or have they split since then?

According to Paul, Karine threatened him with divorce both in early September 2019 and again only weeks later.

Paul claimed Karine was angry with his mother for spoiling their son in Fall 2019 and then told Paul later that month she didn't want him in her life anymore.

"Karine asked me to remove our photos. And let everyone know that she doesn't want me in her life," Paul wrote in a since-deleted Facebook posting from September 27, according to screenshots captured by his followers.

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Paul then also wrote a subsequent posting in a mix of Portuguese and English. When translated, the text states, "Karine's divorce lawyer called me. Guess I need a lawyer."

Shortly afterward, Paul deleted the second posting as well and then removed most photos of Karine from his page.

The couple appeared to be at peace for another month or so, and they celebrated their second wedding anniversary in early November 2019.

But later that month, the pair openly discussed filing for divorce, once again.

Paul claimed Karine had "started divorce proceedings in Manaus," and Karine told Us Weekly on November 12 that she was "looking for a lawyer."

"Over the course of our Christmas dinner Paul and Karine broke up, got back together, broke up, got back together, broke up and this just in -- are back together. Stay tuned for more on this developing story," 90 Day Fiance Instagrammer John Yates posted on December 25.

In December 2019, Paul alleged Karine had taken off with their baby and was with a new man named Blake. He also said Karine was demanding a divorce again at the time.

But fast-forward to 2020, Paul posted an Instagram video on May 19 of a bike he had purchased and was putting together for Karine.

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That same month, Paul also took to Instagram to happily announce Karine's pregnancy with Baby No. 2. It appeared Karine was already several months along into her pregnancy at the time.

In June 2020, Karine posted a photo of Paul playing with Pierre in late June and captioned it, "Happy Father's Day." She also added a blue heart to her post.


So did Karine and Paul stay together and grow closer or did the 90 Day Fiance couple split this past summer?

Paul and Karine's relationship took a dramatic turn for the worse in July 2020, when Paul lashed out at Karine on Instagram for allegedly calling Paul a "horrible father and husband" and threatening to move their son Pierre back to Brazil.

Paul took to Instagram on July 15 with the angry message to Karine and quickly deleted it afterward, but Yates captured a screenshot of the rant and posted it on his own account.

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Paul blasted Karine in saying, "Yelling at me in public calling me horrible father and husband. We spend every penny we have on bills and designer [clothes] and video games for you. I did not buy anything for myself."

"I made sure you and Pierre had everything you all could possibly want and I bought nothing for myself. I try to show my family USA History and I get shunned. Because only your country and culture matter," Paul continued.

"I take you to the hospital and stay by your side, make sure [you're] at all your doctors appointments and let you spend all your money only on what you want -- but I am a Bad Father and Husband you yell in public... I also never ever cheated on you."

"But I understand you want to take Pierre to Tonantins and live because I am such a horrible person," he concluded.

The pair appeared to briefly reconcile for about two weeks, but then things changed and Paul and Karine went on to have what appeared to be the worst fight of their relationship.

On July 30, Paul posted a lengthy Instagram Live video in which he and Karine had both made assault allegations against each other and Karine had called the police on her husband.

Paul said he wanted to file for full custody of their son Pierre after Karine allegedly cheated on Paul and violated a Child Protective Services case against her.

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During the Instagram Live video, an apparent friend of Karine's also told the police Karine wanted to be taken to a "shelter" where someone could "help her."

The woman said Karine depended on Paul -- who seemed to be holding Karine's passport and other documents -- for everything, including money, and so Karine basically didn't have a way out.

Later that night, at around 4AM, Paul posted another video on his Instagram Stories and seemed to claim the police were called again.

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"I apologize to you guys for earlier. It's been crazy here. I did not get arrested. The cops did come back," Paul said.

"We had a storm and Karine got on her cell phone and called the police because the WIFI disconnected. She said I was halting her communications... which didn't make any sense to me because she had her phone the whole time and the WIFI just randomly went out."

"Sometimes Internet goes out in our houses -- it happens right?! But you're going to call the cops? For that? The cops weren't too happy about it."

Paul added it's "been stressful" for the couple and they "need prayers."

"I don't want Pierre in dangerous situations," he said. "Pierre has been in a very dangerous situation before and that's why things happened."

Paul subsequently made additional Instagram postings, reportedly, in which he claimed Karine had gone "missing" with Pierre while he was in the hospital being treated for a STD. He seemed to blame the alleged STD on Karine for allegedly cheating on him after she arrived in Kentucky.

"I've never cheated on Karine, ever, but apparently I've tested positive for an STD and they are giving me treatment for me," Paul said in one video.

Paul then reportedly claimed Karine had filed a "full restraining order" against him and posted photos showing a copy of the order Karine had submitted.

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"I'm not allowed to be around her or my son, within 500 feet of them at all," he said.

Paul also filed his own protective order against Karine on July 30.

"I previously found glass in my food," Paul alleged in court documents obtained by Us. "I found similar glass shards from an item she broke."

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Paul also alleged that Karine's friends were calling him with death threats.

"[They are] threatening to come to my home and kill me. They requested I pay them $10,000 or I would never see my son again," Paul reportedly claimed, adding that Karine allowed Pierre to "run in the street [and] get into the chemical cabinets."

"I fear for my wife's safety and mental well-being. I fear for my son's safety," Paul concluded.

A judge therefore reportedly ordered Karine to stop all communication with Paul and stay 500 feet away from him at all times as well.


Karine made some jaw-dropping allegations about Paul in the protective order she filed

Karine publicly confirmed in early August 2020 that she had left Paul and obtained an emergency protective order against him.

Karine said she never went "missing" but needed to be "rescued from an environment" that was no longer healthy for her and her child. She added on Instagram, "Relationships are hard and sometimes it just can't be fixed anymore."

Karine's protective order included an array of shocking claims -- including that Paul had physically assaulted her, sexually assaulted her, and prevented her doctor from prescribing birth control to her.

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In the emergency protection order application Paul had shared on social media, Karine claimed Paul "forcefully rapes me," "hold[s] my Green Card and all my documents," monitors her phone, uses cameras to monitor her on his phone when he is not home, has forced her to drink beer while pregnant, and has forbidden Karine's doctor from prescribing birth control to her.

"On multiples occasions in the past 3 weeks the respondent pushed me, grab my breast squ[ee]zing and twisting, hurting me, pushing me to the floor, covering my mouth. He force his penis into my mouth and forcefully rapes me. If I refuse he throws things, he yells, or he threat[ens] to call police," Karine wrote in the handwritten two-page application.

"He currently hold[s] my Green Card and all my documents. I am not allowed to leave the house, he monitor[s] my phone, he [has] cameras around the house and he can see through his phone who arrives and who leaves. He threat[ens] take out son Pierre away if I ever leave. He forced me to drink alcohol by threat[ing] me so I drunk some so he calm down."

Karine continued, with the help of a language translator, "He is constantly on social media making videos of me against my will saying I am crazy, saying I have mental illness. Recently he called [Child Protective Services] and told [them] I was always drunk, aggressive, and abusive to him."

"He post on social media [that] I have [cheated with] several [men] even knowing that he [has] cameras around the house and I can't leave. I have no access to money for my son or myself."

"I went to the doctor to try [and] get contraceptive," she wrote. "In the doctor's office he said 'no' because I would be doing an abortion. The doctor explained the contraceptive was only for preventing [pregnancy] and I would not get pregnant [but] Paul said 'no' and took me home."

According to her application, Paul also refused to let her return home to Brazil but she feared she still wouldn't even be safe in her native country.

"I came to U.S. to visit my in-laws and now he [does] not let me go back. We got married in Brazil, not in U.S.," she wrote. "When I ask to go back to me family he threat[ens] [to] take my son away."

"I am terrified he will hurt me or hurt my son because I runned away from him and I am even afraid to go back to Brazil now because He Can go to Brazil and hurt us."

Karine ended her application by stating she was also afraid of Paul's mother Mary and wanted no contact with any of his family or friends.

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"I have my family in Brazil but I don't feel that law enforcement will protect me from him there," she wrote. "I am afraid of him and his mother because his mother knows and sees what he does and she refused [to] report her son. I have witnessed him threat[en] and being violent with his own mother."

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"I do not want any contact with or his mother, his friends or family. I do not want them close, I am afraid of them hurt[ing] my son for revenge.


Paul totally denied the shocking abuse accusations Karine had made against him

Paul took to his Instagram Stories on August 10, 2020 to shoot down the claims Karine had made in her protective order filing.

"It truley [sic] breaks my heart it has come to this. I have bent over backwards. I found work. Got a new home. A new car. Let her buy anything she wanted. I did the cooking, cleaning, laundry and took care of Pierre," Paul wrote in his Instagram Stories.

"I have never in my life physically or sexually assaulted anyone."

Paul has claimed for quite some time that Karine has mental health issues, and so he addressed his beliefs in the message to his followers.

"I have made motions to the court for Karine to get mental help. I have had to double up on my therapy to cope with this madness," Paul wrote.

"Her motion against me with false allegations is for a 3 year restraining order against me and both my children. Alimony and child support. But I can not see her or my children at all."

One day later, Paul vented about how social media has basically ruined his life.

"I will be deactivating all my social media accounts soon. My social media addiction has caused me nothing but pain. It is time people put their phones and social media down and focus on your loved ones," Paul wrote.

"Do not allow social media to destroy your relationships and family. I never knew my heart could feel such pain. I always took for granted my son would be around me every day... I never want to date or remarry [or] to ever feel this pain again. To not be a part of your childrens life born and unborn is beyond painful."

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Paul continued in his Instagram Stories posting, "I regret oversharing private matters on social media and to other people. I regret taking for granted my family would be together for ever and live happily ever after," Paul lamented.

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Paul advised other men to treat their wives and children well and to "listen, forgive" and "not hold grudges" in relationships.

"But most of all, keep your marital problems private," Paul concluded.

"This is a pain no one should have to endure. Not knowing if my children [are] ok. If and when I might see them again. I forgive all those in my life who have ever made false accusations against me."

Also in August, Paul posted a photo of little Pierre on Instagram and captioned it, "No Matter Where You Are I Will Always Love & Cherish You."

Following a three-week break from social media, Paul took to his Instagram Stories to reveal he was in Brazil and Karine was in Indiana.

"For everyone thinking I am chasing karine in Brazil. Karine is in Indiana, USA. I came here alone to clean and organize our brazil home. It needs to be sanitary and baby safe," Paul wrote.

"I have been keeping busy since she left. I finished cleaning and organizing USA house so now I am doing the same thing in Brazil. All my work is on the internet so as long as I have internet I can be anywhere. Even court is on the internet these days."

Paul then switched topics from his current location to the fact he's been missing his family.

"My life revolved around them. I have not seen my son since July. Next court date is now in December. I will not see my sons for a very long time," Paul continued.

"So I am keeping busy and constructive. Karine is not in Brazil. I knew that when I traveled here. Now my mother is having a mental breakdown because she is also forbidden to see Pierre. I have lost my sons."

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Paul clearly confirmed Karine is pregnant with another boy because he wrote "sons" multiple times.

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Paul went on to suggest he's doing everything possible to keep his mind off being alone.

"I just want to stay busy and be productive. I have to accept the fact I will probably never see my wife and son again. Or see the birth or ever see my unborn child," Paul wrote.

"That being said, I think I am mentally doing what is best -- staying constructive and busy."


Paul and Karine's relationship could be back on!

Paul and Karine have reportedly dropped their restraining orders against each other, sparking speculation they may be back together again.

Paul and Karine dropped three emergency protective orders on September 16, according to court documents obtained by Us.

Now that the couple had dismissed the orders and are allowed to see and communicate with each other, there is no longer a reason for them to appear in court in December for their scheduled hearing.

According to the court documents, the protective orders were thrown out "at the request of the petitioners," the magazine reported.

Since Karine is currently pregnant with the pair's second child, fans have been speculating she and Paul have reconciled -- again -- and are trying to work through their issues.

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