What happened to Paul and Karine on 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After? Why were they not at the Tell All?

Paul Staehle and Karine Martins) did not attend 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? virtual Tell-All.
Paul and Karine are in the midst of some legal drama following their estrangement. Pic credit: TLC

Paul Staehle and Karine Martins were not at the 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After? Tell-All and fans need answers.

The first part of Season 5 Tell-All aired on TLC last night. It was full of drama, accusations, and left fans wanting more. Oh yes, the virtual chat was entertaining, but the fact that Karine and Paul were not there stuck out like a sore thumb.

Shaun Robinson makes a statement

Host Shaun Robinson made a statement regarding Paul and Karine missing from the Tell-All during the show.

“Unfortunately, Paul and Karine are not able to join us, but we do wish them the best and hope they’re doing well,” Shaun said.

She did not go into detail regarding their absence or even share if they will appear in one of the other two parts of the Tell-All. Fans were left even more confused and with more questions about the estrange couple than before Shaun issued her statement.

Reasons Karine and Paul were not at Tell-All

Karine and Paul are in the middle of some real-life drama affecting their family. The couple is estranged following a massive fight this summer that played out on Instagram Live, resulting in the cops being called to their home twice in one day.

They both accused each other of assault and filed restraining orders. Karine left with their son Pierre. Paul used social media to declare his wife and son were missing. Karine later set the record straight, claiming she left Paul for her safety and Pierre’s too.


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The two are now embroiled in a legal battle for their son. In August, they were each granted a restraining order, and Paul was denied access to Pierre.

Earlier this month, Paul used Instagram Stories to reveal Karine is pregnant with their second son. However, Paul may never see his family again due to his estrangement from Karine.

She has not confirmed the pregnancy. It has been weeks since Karine was on social media, well before the blowout with Paul.

The legal issues surrounding Paul and Karine Staehle are likely why they are not at the 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After? Season 5 Tell-All. They have a court hearing in December to decide permanent custody of Pierre. Their lawyers may have advised Karine and Paul that airing their dirty laundry on television was not the best idea.

Once their legal drama is over, fans can bet Paul will be ready to dish on his version of what went down with Karine.

What do you think of Paul and Karine not being at the Tell-All?

90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After? airs Sundays at 8/7c on TLC.

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Marty Klaskala
Marty Klaskala
3 years ago

I think it is very sad that Karine and Paul are not able to come to an agreement and try to get along, they are both being very selfish and they both want their way! They should be thinking of Pierre, after all they are a family! If they cannot be together, they should try to have a friendly separation in order to be supportive of each other and their child(ren).

Lizzie B
Lizzie B
3 years ago

Why would an obvious germaphobe run to Brazil where the COVID is so much worse? It’s not to clean house. It’s because he’s afraid of the rape allegations in Kentucky. He knows that Karine is not the only woman to come forward and accuse him of abuse. He can’t say anything without negging Karine, talking about “her mental problems.” She was depressed because she was with him. There’s a very disturbing scene where Paul’s mom shows up and Karine won’t come out of the bathroom. Her behavior is certainly consistent with rape occurring within the marriage. She appears traumatized. Even if she were fluent in English, the young woman would have had trouble verbalizing her fears of leaving and her fears of Paul. He seemed to have her trapped. Do you think Karine and Pierre have seen a dime of that TLC money? NO. Paul is frittering it away on overseas tickets and weird pizzas. Just boarding his dogs will cost 4K in that posh kennel. The real Paul doesn’t give a sh*t about Pierre or that unborn child. He thinks he’s charming the press with all these stories. He thinks people are manipulated by him. He thinks people are so dumb that they will not see past his facade. Meanwhile in Kentucky they are probably quietly building a case against him. He can’t bait Karine into doing anything illegal like when he forced her to drink alcohol. He’s quibbling and weak. Karine will tell her story along with the others.

Lizzie B
Lizzie B
3 years ago

Every time Paul opens his mouth it’s DARVO. DARVO refers to a reaction perpetrators of wrongdoing, particularly sexual offenders, may display in response to being held accountable for their behavior. DARVO stands for “Deny, Attack, and Reverse Victim and Offender.” The perpetrator or offender may Deny the behavior, Attack the individual doing the confronting, and Reverse the roles of Victim and Offender such that the perpetrator assumes the victim role and turns the true victim — or the whistle blower — into an alleged offender. This occurs, for instance, when an actually guilty perpetrator assumes the role of “falsely accused” and attacks the accuser’s credibility and blames the accuser of being the perpetrator of a false accusation.