A lot has changed for a 90 Day Fiancé contestant since she first appeared on reality television a few years ago. Karine Martin Staehle first appeared in 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days in 2017 and 2018 as her romance with Paul Staehle was developing. their IMDb page detailed. Then, the following year, she joined 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way. A stint on 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After? followed in 2020, but the drama continued away from reality television as well. New reports about Karine’s personal life suggest she’s embracing a new romance while also fighting for custody of their children.
Here’s what you need to know:
Karine Martins Staehle asks for help
As Screenrant detailed, Karine and Paul had a tumultuous relationship. They married in November 2017 and have since welcomed two sons, Pierre and Ethan. Allegations of cheating and abuse made the rounds, even leading to rumors that TLC had dropped her from the franchise. They remained together to some extent until December 2021, when video surfaced of Karine allegedly physically abusing Paul. Since then, the boys have been removed from both Karine and Paul’s care and they live together in a foster home.
The two ’90 Day Fiance’ stars have traveled back and forth between Brazil and the United States a few times since they first hooked up online. Today she resides in the United States and is fighting to regain custody of her two boys. She recently got one GoFundMe page hoping to raise money to use towards legal fees. “I have been fully on CPS for almost a year now, but they only allow me to see my children under supervision 1 day for 1 to 2 hours a week,” she wrote. Karine added that Child Protection Services took their boys’ passports and “made it clear that my children will not return to Brazil, where they were born.” In the five days since the GoFundMe page launched, Karine has raised $1,845 to reach her goal of $5,000.
The custody battle isn’t the only thing on Karine’s mind
As the 90 Day Fiance star struggles to regain custody of her boys, she’s opened up to finding love again, too. InTouch revealed She recently started dating Josh Seiter, who had previous connections on The Bachelorette and 90 Day Fiance. Seiter appeared on Kaitlyn Bristowe’s 2015 season of The Bachelorette. He was eliminated in the first week and later romanced Yolanda Leak from Season 4 of 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days. CinemaBlend noticed He’s also been dating ‘Love After Lockup’ star Lizzie Koomes, and there have also been rumors of a romance with ’90 Day Fiance’ Season 8 Amira Lollysa.
Seiter and Karine first connected via Instagram not long ago, according to InTouch. A source shared they “connected straight away” and the romance built quickly. He traveled from his Chicago home to Louisville, Kentucky on November 3 so they could meet face-to-face for the first time, and apparently the romantic sparks ran strong in person, too. Is Karine on the verge of regaining custody of her boys while finding love again? The past few years have certainly been a wild ride for the ’90 Day Fiance’ star, and people will be excited to see what’s next for them.
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