90 Day Fiancé star Paul Staehle revealed he will be deactivating all of his social media accounts to take a breather amid his drama with estranged wife Karine Staehle (née Martins). The Happily Ever After? personality said it has been an “addiction” that has wreaked havoc on his life and caused “nothing but pain.”

Paul, 35, shared his plans to stay off the grid after going to court with his spouse on August 11. “It is time people put their phones and social media down and focus on your loved ones. Do not allow social media to destroy your relationships and family,” the TLC star wrote in a statement on his Instagram Stories on August 12. 

Paul Staehle Getting Off Social Media
Courtesy Paul Staehle/Instagram

Karine, 23, recently obtained a restraining order against him following their argument documented in a now-deleted Instagram Live, which he posted in late July.   

In hindsight, the former Before the 90 Days star previously revealed he “regrets” not “keeping [their] marital problems private” and taking “for granted” the times their family was living harmoniously together, he wrote in an Instagram Story one day earlier.  

It’s been a rollercoaster of emotions for the estranged couple ever since the cops visited their Kentucky home on July 30. At the time, the father of one threatened to seek “full custody” of their 1-year-old son, Pierre, and told his spouse that he wouldn’t let her take their child “out of the country” and back to Brazil. 

He alleged their fight started after he saw her texting to a Brazilian lawyer about “child support and divorce.” The drama continued because he later revealed the cops visited their home again for the second time. 

90 Day Fiance Paul Staehle Deactivate Social Media Amid Karine Drama
Courtesy of Paul Staehle/Instagram

On August 2, Karine, who is speculated to be pregnant with baby No. 2, broke her silence about their relationship struggles. 

“I want you all to know that me and Pierre are doing well now. All this past days [sic] I had a lot going on,” she wrote via Instagram Stories. “As the media showed, I had issues where the police [were] called because I feared for my life and my son’s life which led me to ask for help and ultimately be rescued from an environment that no longer was healthy for none of us involved in the situation.”

90 Day Fiance Paul Staehle Deactivate Social Media Amid Karine Drama
Courtesy of Karine Staehle/Instagram

Shortly before the duo faced off in court, Karine shared cryptic messages about “abusers” and “manipulation” as well as “narcissists” not taking “accountability.” 

The reality star mom previously told fans to keep her family in their “prayers” during this trying time.

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