A bun in the oven? 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After? star Paul Staehle dropped another hint that estranged wife Karine Staehle (née Martins) is pregnant with baby No. 2 amid their marital drama, claiming he “lost his sons” in an emotional message on Monday, August 31.
After sharing a video in her native country Brazil, Paul revealed he traveled there solo to “clean and organize” their home, presumably before Karine arrives with their 1-year-old son, Pierre.
Paul, 35, said Karine, 23, is still in America following news they both obtained restraining orders against each other after their dispute documented on a now-deleted Instagram Live back in July.
“[The home] needs to be sanitary and baby safe. I have been keeping busy since she left. I finished cleaning and organizing the U.S. house, so now I am doing the same thing in Brazil,” the TLC alum continued. Paul said he works on the internet which gives him the convenience of working anywhere with a WiFi connection.
“My life revolved around them,” he shared in the update on Instagram Stories. Paul alleged he hasn’t seen Pierre since July and revealed his next court date is scheduled for December. “I will not see my sons for a very long time,” he claimed, fueling rumors they are expecting another child in the near future.
Paul said the relationship drama is also impacting his loved ones. “Now my mother is having a mental breakdown because she is also forbidden to see Pierre,” the Before the 90 Days alum alleged. “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. That being said, I think I am mentally doing what is best staying constructive and busy.”
According to the court docs obtained by In Touch amid their protective orders, Paul is restrained from having contact with Pierre, and he and Karine were both granted temporary custody of their son. At a later date, a judge will determine which parent will have permanent legal and physical custody.
Karine previously shared a statement with her own side of the story on August 2. “I want you all to know that me and Pierre are doing well now,” she wrote via Instagram Stories. “I’m getting the best help I could ever get and I’m really thankful for all the people involved in it,” the reality star added. “Relationships are hard and sometimes it just can’t be fixed anymore. I need this time to organize my thoughts, work on myself and care for my son after everything we have been through in the last year and a half.”
Meanwhile, pregnancy rumors have been swirling around the estranged couple since May. At the time, he took to Instagram Stories with a photo showing a heart around her tummy and a GIF on top of her which read, “baby.” Paul fueled the speculation by sharing a new message in August about their strife. “To not be a part of your childrens’ life, born and unborn, is beyond painful,” he wrote on social media.
On the latest episode of Happily Ever After?, Karine met with an immigration lawyer to see what the repercussions would be if she and Pierre left for Brazil without Paul. The attorney said she theoretically had “every right” to head out with their son, but pointed out her husband also has “just as many rights” so it would be best to do so on “good terms” to avoid any “backlash.”
At the end of the day, both of them are trying to do what is “best” for their family, so fans are hopeful they can coparent cordially amid the turmoil.
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