Reality television fans are familiar with the TLC series 90 Day Fiance, and also with one of the most high-profile couples, Paul and Karine Staehle. The pair appeared on the spin-off 90 Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days and have been fascinating fans ever since.
As any true reality fan knows, there are often changes with the cast members, and even if some audiences enjoy watching certain people, they might not stick around. Unfortunately for fans of the series who always enjoyed watching Paul and Karine, they have now been kicked off the show. Read on to find out 10 things about this dramatic pair.
10. Baby Makes Three
According to In Touch Weekly, Paul and Karine are pregnant. Fans will recall that the couple has had two miscarriages before. As Paul told Cosmopolitan, "The miscarriages were something neither of us will ever forget. It brought us even closer together as we put aside arguments and disagreements to comfort one another. It is a tragic life moment no one should have to endure.”
It's always heartbreaking to see a couple go through something like a miscarriage. We have seen this with other high-profile reality stars, such as Catelynn and Tyler Lowell from Teen Mom. It's great to know that Paul and Karine are having a baby.
9. Fans Figured It Out
It's always interesting to see what clues fans can pick up on from a celebrity's social media page. It turns out that this is how some fans figured out that Paul and Karine were pregnant.
Cosmopolitan reported that after Karine put up a picture on social media, fans could tell that she looked pregnant. Paul told the publication how this happened: “That was an accident. I had a new phone. Karine was sharing photos with her family and the options were in English, and the social media options accidentally got selected. We quickly removed the photos, but apparently not quickly enough.”
8. Long-Distance Romance
When it comes to Paul and Karine from 90 Day Fiance, fans are very interested in where the couple is going to live. Since Paul is from the U.S. and Karine is from Brazil, it's definitely the question of the hour.
Paul told Cosmopolitan that Karine has been in Brazil and he has been in the U.S. but visiting her a lot, so it seems like the pair have been having a long-distance relationship. He told the publication, “She wants to test out medical facilities and medicine in the U.S. to see which she prefers and which will be best for our child. Then she will decide which country is best.”
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7. DNA Drama
It's crucial that cast members on a reality series bring the drama. There would be no reason to cast them otherwise, and audiences wouldn't be tempted to tune in. When it comes to Paul and Karine, they have experienced many dramatic moments on the show, including Paul talking about the DNA of his future child.
As E! News put it, "However, Paul said he eventually wants the child to take a DNA test to prove it's his. This, obviously, upset Karine. She did not return his messages later in the show."
We wonder if he has asked Karine for a DNA test now that she's pregnant?
6. Paul's Story
One thing that fans might not know about Paul is that it seems like he has been committed to a healthy lifestyle.
According to In Touch Weekly, he posted about this on Instagram in September 2018. He said, “Making progress one day at a time. @staehlekarine is happy to see me getting back into shape. I really let myself go after marriage…”
We often hear couples who are in a serious relationship, if not married, talk about how it's easy to forget about those healthy eating habits that you were so committed to before. It's relatable to hear someone experiencing this.
5. Lost In Translation
Another fact about 90 Day Fiance's Paul and Karine is that they have used a translator when they talk about important topics.
A writer for Romper said they "seem a little strained together" and added, "For one thing, they are still having trouble communicating. To have their serious conversations (such as Paul believing Karine is not ready for a baby, or Karine feeling like Paul is controlling), they have to go through a translator — either a person or an app. I don't know if I'd be able to marry someone if I couldn't speak my mind to face-to-face."
We're sure that many fans feel the same way.
4. A Scary Moment
Fans will definitely recall that Paul and Karine have experienced quite a few dramatic moments together. If you ask me, though, talking through a translator and figuring out where they're going to live is the least of it, compared to what happened once when the cameras were rolling.
In one episode of 90 Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days, Paul and Karine were in Brazil when someone mugged Karine. It ended in her giving him her cell phone. According to Us Weekly, the cameraman talked about how they were mugged and Karine said, “I just want to go home. I don’t want to be here anymore.”
3. Paul's Dark Past
We know that starting a relationship with someone means opening up about your past, and sometimes there are things that you wait to tell them.
If fans want to know more about Paul from 90 Day Fiance, there is something that is part of his background: he has been convicted of arson.
The Inquistr mentioned in a fall 2017 story that Paul's "criminal history" was once alluded to on the series. Paul once said, “One of the relationships I was in ended so badly, it ended up getting me in some serious trouble, and I haven’t explained it all to Karine yet.”
2. Money Talk
When regular people become famous via reality television, they experience the rumor mill that never seems to stop. Paul and Karine have experienced this, too.
As Soap Dirt says, Paul has broken the ice on a lie that has been spread throughout the fanbase. The publication says, "Another rumor that Paul debunked recently was that he and Karine are looking for money from fans. While some couples (Rachel and Jon, for instance, from 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days) have turned to GoFundMe to finance their romance and visits, Karine and Paul have not. He shared an online post saying, 'We are asking no one for donations or money.'"
1. The Baby's Name
What's in a name? Well, as it turns out, Paul and Karine have chosen the name for the baby boy that they are expecting, and his name is going to Pierre.
We wonder who picked out the name? It's always interesting to hear how a couple arrived at the baby name, and if any of us are parents, we know that baby names can be a tough choice to make. It's a pretty big deal since you know that your kid has to live with the name for life.
When a fan posted in a thread on Reddit about how Pierre is a French name, someone responded, "Karine is a somewhat common 'French' name in Brasil. So is Pierre."