90 Day Fiance couple Paul Staehle and Karine Martins appear to be back together again and have called off their plans to divorce.
Paul suggested in his Instagram Stories on Wednesday all is fine in his marriage to Karine and they are back together in the United States, although the pair had openly discussed filing for divorce in November.
“I thank God we came to a peaceful agreement and have returned home safe,” Paul shared on Instagram.
Only minutes beforehand, Paul wrote — and subsequently deleted — “Good Morning [USA]” in his Instagram Stories and shared an apparent picture of the couple’s Louisville neighborhood, according to a screenshot captured by 90 Day Fiance Instagrammer John Yates.
“Thank God indeed — now we call sleep at night knowing Paul and Karine resolved their one millionth break up,” John wrote alongside the re-posted image.
Karine also took to her own Instagram account on Wednesday to post photos with Paul, her parents and their eight-month-old son Pierre.
“Spending time with my family and away from Instagram, haters and opinionated people is the best thing,” Karine captioned the photos in Portuguese as they posed next to Christmas-themed baked goods at what appeared to be an event in Brazil.
“My family does me good and give me peace. We are a humble family but it is a home where there is love and unity. I love you so much and just thank God for having a family that makes me so happy. I miss you so much. Family forever and ever.”
Further evidence Paul and Karine may have reconciled is Paul’s current Instagram profile picture, which is a photo of Karine, Pierre, and himself sitting on Santa’s lap together. Given Pierre was only born in March 2019, it’s clearly a Christmas photo from this year.
Just last month, Karine insisted she had decided to divorce her husband and was “looking for a lawyer,” just one day after Paul revealed on Instagram Karine had started divorce proceedings in Manaus while they were both visiting Brazil.
Around the same time Paul made the divorce disclosure, he uploaded a video to his Instagram Stories of Pierre playing with a toy. Paul could be heard saying Karine planned to take their son and travel to Tonantins on the Amazon River, which is over 500 miles upstream from Manaus.
Paul implied he was not invited to join his family on the trip, but he did not reveal his own plans.
“Tomorrow, little buddy goes with Karine to Tonantins on the boat. I’ll miss you, little guy! I’m going to miss you so much. Do you hear me? Dad’s going to miss you!” Paul said in a sweet voice.
Paul later revealed on social media, “I will probably go up the Amazon to try to convince her to live with Pierre in USA with or without me.”
“I just want the best possible life for my son… I have to get back to work soon so I pray this ends as positively as possible,” he added at the time.
Karine is originally from a remote village in Tonantins, but she and Paul were living in an apartment in Manaus before Karine was able to move to Louisville, KY, earlier this year.
But on November 3, Paul suggested things were fine between Karine and himself when he had posted two photos from their wedding day in honor of their second wedding anniversary.
“Happy 2 year anniversary @staehlekarine and our never ending rollercoaster of a journey. #90dayfiancehappilyeverafter #90dayfiancetheotherway #90dayfiancebeforethe90days #90dayfiance #manaus #tonantins,” Paul wrote alongside the images.
Paul and Karine, who met online and fell in love in Brazil, wed in 2017, but their wedding didn’t air until the following year on Season 2 of 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days on TLC.
Following their stint on 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days, they allowed cameras to film them for a new spinoff, the debut season of 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way, which wrapped in late October.
After two devastating miscarriages, Paul and Karine had another shot at parenthood when they happily announced in October 2018 they were expecting a baby. Later that month, Paul revealed Karine was pregnant with a baby boy.
Right before Pierre was born on March 22, however, Karine threatened to file for divorce from Paul because he struggled to trust her. Karine also hated how he lost his temper during arguments.
“I really want a divorce. I am tired of what Paul does to me,” Karine said in a confessional during one episode of the series.
“He lives in the past and too many fights make a relationship fall apart. There’s no more hope. I’m thinking of my son now.”
The 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way season even showed Karine and her mother leaving Paul behind in Tonantins and traveling to Manaus to file to divorce shortly before Pierre was born.
However, Karine ultimately decided to give Paul another chance when he stepped it up in the delivery room and was very supportive, and she moved to the United States a few months later on a CR-1 spousal visa.
Karine and Paul documented their time together in America over the course of several months, and they appeared to be a happy family in the summer.
But speculation the 90 Day Fiance couple’s volatile relationship was once again on the rocks first began in early September when Paul had made an Instagram Stories posting claiming Karine was threatening him with divorce — again.
“Doing a poll strictly out of curiosity. For someone I know very well…… Should a wife divorce her husband over his mother buying gifts daily spoiling their son?” he wrote in the Instagram Story.
“Should a grandmother be banned from seeing her grandchildren over spoiling them. And a husband be divorced for defending his mother’s actions?”
Although Paul seemingly tried to play it off like the scenario was happening to some other couple, most of his Instagram followers knew better as the couple’s social-media postings openly showed they were living near Paul’s mother in the Louisville at the time with Pierre.
As a result, it appeared Karine was angry with Paul’s mother for “spoiling” her son as well as Paul for taking his mom’s side.
Things seemed to go back to normal until late September, when Paul suggested, once again, the couple’s marriage was ending and Karine had initiated a divorce.
According to the comments, Karine told Paul that she didn’t want him in her life anymore and had retained a divorce lawyer.
Paul revealed the news in a pair of since-deleted Facebook postings from September 27, according to screenshots captured by his followers.
“Karine asked me to remove our photos. And let everyone know that she doesn’t want me in her life,” he wrote in his first Facebook posting.
Paul then also wrote a subsequent posting in a mix of Portuguese and English.
“Karine advogado de divorcio me ligou. Guess I need a lawyer,” he wrote.
Translated to English, the Portuguese text states, “Karine’s divorce lawyer called me.”
Shortly afterward, Paul deleted both postings and removed most photos of Karine from his page.
In late October, however, Paul and Karine put on a united front when Paul asked fans on Instagram for great haunted-house recommendations in the spirit of Halloween. In addition to revealing he was trying to plan a date for his wife, Paul posted a photo at the time of Karine and himself smiling.