So cute! It’s hard to believe that it’s been four years since Russ Mayfield and his wife Paola Mayfield were introduced to fans on Season 1 of TLC’s hit reality TV series 90 Day Fiancé — and they are also the only couple from the Season 1 cast to still be an active part of the franchise. But Russ took to Instagram on Wednesday, Aug. 15 to share an adorable throwback picture of him and his wife while on vacation in the happiest place on earth — Disney World!
Russ shared two photos using a collage editor app, with the top photo being a direct shot of Russ and Pao on the Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin ride and Russ didn’t look happy at all. The second shot revealed why — Pao had beaten him at the laser-shooting game by almost doubling his score.
“#WaybackWednesday Way back when @paola_mayfield bested me I must have got the ‘little lightbulb that blinks’ version,” he wrote in the caption. It’s unclear when Russ and Pao’s Disney trip took place, but it would be safe to assume that it probably happened at some point after Pao arrived in the United States on a K-1 visa to marry Russ.
The couple met in Pao’s native country of Colombia where Russ has been stationed for work. They opened up about their meet-cute in their 90 Day Fiancé casting tape, revealing that they met at a party. Russ said he was at the party with his friend and they were the only two people at the party speaking English. Pao overheard them and she approached them. “She said, ‘Hey I speak English. Let me come over and practice with you guys,'” Russ said.
After their initial meeting, they exchanged numbers and started dating almost immediately, but then Russ found out that his job was sending him back to the United States. He returned to visit Pao a few times, and on one of his trips, he proposed to her — and the rest is reality TV history.
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