When 90 Day Fiancé fans saw Paul Staehle was back in Brazil, they wondered if he was with estranged wife Karine Staehle (née Martins) despite the fact that both 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? stars have restraining orders against each other. On Sunday, August 30, he took to Instagram to set the record straight, insisting that he didn’t follow his — and that they’re not even in the same country.
“For everyone thinking I am chasing Karine in Brazil: Karine is in Indiana [in the United States]. I came here alone to clean and organize our Brazil home,” Paul, 37, wrote on his Story. “It needs to be sanitary and baby-safe. I have been keeping busy since she left. I finished cleaning and organizing [our] USA house, so now I am doing the same thing in Brazil.”
He’s also keeping busy with his job. The TLC star clarified that right now all of his “work is on the internet,” so he’s able to travel between homes freely as long as he has internet access. “Even court is on the internet these days,” he continued.
Paul and Karine, 24, were each granted a restraining order against the other over the summer, with Karine’s passed down on July 31 and Paul obtaining his on August 1. According to court documents obtained by In Touch, the paperwork mandates that both stars must stay 500 feet away from each other. Their son, Pierre, is protected under both orders — but considering he’s with his mom right now, Paul is currently restricted from having contact with him. Permanent legal and physical custody was set to be decided at a later date.
The American further reflected on where his family stands as he wrote, “My life revolved around them. I have not seen my son since July. Next court date is now in December.” He also seemingly confirmed rumors that the parents are expecting baby No. 2. “I will not see my sons for a very long time,” he 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. 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.”
Despite all that, Paul said he is “doing what is best” for his mental health by “staying constructive and busy.”
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