After rumors have been circulating for the past months, 90 Day Fiancé’s Karine Martins has confirmed that she’s officially leaving Paul Staehle. The on-again-off-again couple has finally called it quits.
Paul and Karine first appeared on Seasons 1 and 2 of TLC's 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days, where viewers met them for the first time on camera in Brazil and watched them marry in November 2017. The couple had struggled a lot, but one particularly heartbreaking low was when Karine suffered a miscarriage on the show. When Karine found out she was pregnant again and was unable to come to the US because Paul couldn't afford the K-1 visa process, in which his mom refused to sponsor him, Paul decided to move to Brazil instead. On 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way, the show highlighted the moments before the birth of their baby boy, Pierre, and all of the fights they had about Karine texting other American men. Despite the drama, it was reported that Paul and Karine were finally living together in the US after they were spotted near Paul's hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.
According to Us Weekly, Karine confirmed the rumors circulating about splitting with the father of her child. The 23-year-old Brazil native confirmed the status of her divorce this past Tuesday, saying, "Yes, I am looking for a lawyer now." Paul took posted to his Instagram story to update fans on his current situation. Paul went to Instagram Story to post a cryptic post written in Portuguese - Karine's native language - which when translated in English reveals that Karine has "started divorce proceedings" in Manaus, Brazil against him. See the post below (via @90dayfiancénews):
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Divorce?! 😟 Paul recently announced on his IG story in Portuguese: “Karine started divorce proceedings in Manaus.” <Swipe> to see his next post. What do you think is going on?! For more details about the couple, tap the link in our bio. 📸 @pauljasonstaehle @staehlekarine —————————————— #realitytv #realitytvshow #tv #tvshows #tlc #tlcnetwork #90dayfiance #drama #90dayfiancé #beforethe90days #entertainment #television #90dayfiancetheotherway #show #sundayfunday #tvshow #tvdrama —————————————-
As fans already know, Paul and Karine's Brazilian apartment in Manaus was recently burglarized, he revealed in a lengthy statement that they will not be creating a GoFundMe page nor will they be "filing any type of insurance claim" for the damages. Also in the statement, he revealed that they will no longer be doing Cameos anymore because they are no longer physically together as Paul revealed that Karine's already in the Amazon. He said. "I will probably go up [to] the Amazon to try to convince her to live with Pierre in [the] USA with or without me." Paul explains that regardless of their relationship status, he wants what's best for Pierre, saying, "I just want the best possible life for my son."
It looks like Paul's rumors of Karine wanting a divorce were true and they were more than just usual married couple arguments. Back in Septemeber, he revealed in a now-deleted Facebook post that Karine was looking for a lawyer and forced him to delete all pictures of her off of his social media. It remains to be seen where their 7-month-old son, Pierre, will end up being raised - either in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil or in Louisville, Kentucky.
90 Day Fiancé airs Sundays at 8 pm EST on TLC.