Working girl! 90 Day Fiancé star Karine Staehle has a new job amid her and her husband Paul Staehle‘s custody battle against Child Protective Services (CPS). Keep scrolling to find out everything we know about the reality star’s job, how she makes money and more.

What Is ‘90 Day Fiance’ Star Karine Staehle’s Job?

Karine was hired by UPS in March 2023.

Paul took to his Instagram Stories on March 6 to reveal that his ex got a new job by sharing a photo of her offer letter, while he wrote, “Congratulations,” over the photo.

According to the offer letter, Karine was making $21.00 an hour and began training on April 3, 2023.

The Kentucky native gave his followers an update months later, calling his partner, “fully financially independent” in June 2023. 

“Karine lives alone in a three-bedroom house. She pays her rent and all her bills with her own money, no government assistance,” he shared via his Instagram Stories. “She also drives a new car [that] she has full coverage insurance on.”

In December 2023, Karine took to Instagram to shut down speculation that all she does is “party and make special videos.” She posted a photo of herself at work and wrote, “In reality I work every night all night at UPS in the main hub. This is peak season so it is long hours and hard work. Great pay and benefits. I will work as hard as I need to work to get my babies back.”

How Does ‘90 Day Fiance’ Star Karine Staehle Make Money?

In addition to her new job at UPS, Karine made money by appearing on the TLC franchise. Over the years, she has starred on 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way and 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?

While her exact salary for appearing on the shows hasn’t been confirmed, RadarOnline previously reported that the network pays their American cast members between $1,000 and $1,500 per episode. It is not clear how much the foreign cast members make.

Meanwhile, she earns income from filming videos for fans on Cameo. According to her profile, the Brazil native charges $40 for personalized videos, $400 for business videos and $5 for quick messages. She also has an OnlyFans account. In December, Karine revealed that she would be “offering holiday advertising” to raise extra money.

What Is ‘90 Day Fiance’ Star Karine Staehle’s Net Worth?

Karine’s net worth is not publicly known.

Do ‘90 Day Fiance’ Stars Karine and Paul Staehle Have Custody of Their Sons?

Karine and Paul have been fighting CPS for custody of their sons Pierre and Ethan since June 2022.

Both of their kids were placed under the care of CPS that month, shortly before ​their eldest son was reported missing in June 2022. At the time, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children sent out a missing person alert for Pierre and claimed that he was with Paul at the time of his disappearance. Ethan had already been placed in foster care during the time of the incident.

Nearly one month later, Paul gave Pierre to his mother and the grandmother then handed them over to CPS and Pierre and Ethan were reunited in the same foster family.

Since losing custody, Paul moved back to Brazil in September 2022 and has not seen his sons since. Meanwhile, Karine is still in the United States and is only allowed to visit Pierre and Ethan once a week. Both parents have argued that CPS has treated her unfairly due to her status as an immigrant.

After Paul and Karine split in December 2021, Paul was granted custody of their sons. However, both Paul and Karine lost custody in June 2022. “Karine called into the courts that Paul was trying to murder her,” the father of two told blogger John Yates in September 2022. “When that happened, the judge got pissed off and took the kids away from both Paul and Karine and even Paul’s mom.”

Almost a year later, Paul revealed in May 2023 that a cousin of his filed to obtain permanent custody of his two kids against his and Karine’s wishes.

“My cousin has filed a motion to attempt to keep custody and to remove all Karine and my parental and custodial rights permanently,” Paul wrote via his Instagram Stories on May 24, 2023. He went on to claim that the motion allegedly requests that Karine’s visitations be terminated and that their sons Pierre and Ethan’s last names be changed.

The motion, filed on May 22, was obtained by In Touch and showed that Paul’s cousins’ motion was supported by an affidavit submitted by a worker for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, and a copy of the motion has been sent to Paul, Karine and their respective legal representatives.

“She is adamant that they have zero future contact with myself, Karine or any of [Karine’s] family,” the father of two continued in his statement, ​alleging that his cousin said Karine’s native Brazil “is a poor country where they abuse children.

Why Did ‘90 Day Fiance’ Stars Karine and Staehle Split?

The former couple broke up in December 2021 following an alleged domestic violence altercation that took place in their Kentucky home.

In a video of the altercation viewed by In Touch, Karine seemingly grabbed Paul by the hair before she grabbed him by the neck and slammed him against the couch. Pierre was in the room during the fight.

90 Day Fiance's Karine Staehle Lands New Job Amid Custody Battle Against CPS
Courtesy of Karine Steahle/Instagram

Karine seemingly addressed the domestic violence claims in a now-deleted Instagram post just hours after the video circulated online. “Do you know when you’ve tried everything? And when I say everything, it’s everything you can imagine and then some,” the reality star wrote, which was shared in a screenshot obtained by John. “The night before I spent awake and reflecting on everything I’ve been through and many things, it was for the love of my children and it will always be for them and that will never change. I woke up determined, asked for a divorce, that’s right, divorce. [Now] what will happen to me, I don’t know but God knows. At the moment, I just want the lap of my family and especially my mother, to go back to my house and start my life over…”

Karine filed a restraining order against her then-estranged husband on December 30, 2021, claiming that she was a victim of rape and domestic violence, according to the legal paperwork. However, In Touch exclusively reported that the Brazil native dropped the restraining order in February 2022. The 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days alums even rekindled their romance in April 2023, with In Touch confirming they were “officially back together.”

Karine and Paul’s reconciliation did not last, however, as he confirmed in October 2023 that they were no longer a couple.

“She is currently dating several different men to establish which of the men is the best possible fit for her,” Paul wrote on his Instagram Stories. “I am talking to an ingenious woman native of Amazonas. We only want a peaceful friendship, we are both tired of our obviously toxic incompatibility.”

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