Paola Mayfield and Russ aren’t exactly blissful — the 90 Day Fiance couple’s relationship has had its ups and downs. As you might recall, conservative Russ took issue with Paola Mayfield’s topless photos.
After one bit of friction that the two experienced on camera, Paolo posted a photo of the two looking very happy.
But … it looks like she’s trying to start a feud with another star of the show: Anfisa Arkhipchenko.
Paola captioned the above photo with a reference to a scene from the latest episode, where her friend Juan had poked a little fun at Russ.
"I’m sorry I didn’t back you up with @juan_a_palacio"
That’s simple enough, right?
An unnecessary apology (but maybe she just did it to save face after the episode?).
But that wasn’t all that she has to say:
"But you know I would never strike you."
That might seem like a strange or alarming phrase, right?
Usually, that kind of denial is a huge red flag about someone’s relationship.
But we don’t think that Paola was talking about their relationship at all.
She was almost certainly shading her fellow 90 Day Fiance star, Anfisa Arkhipchenko.
Anfisa Arkhipchenko is perhaps best described as a "nightmare gold digger."
She’s Russian and she came to the US and married Jorge Garcia with the expectation that she would live like a princess on his wealth.
And Anfisa is probably pretty enough to be someone’s trophy wife, right?
To say that she’s been "disappointed" to learn that Jorge is in debt is an understatement.
She’s not even subtle about the fact that she wants money.
And Paola’s singling her out without even saying her name.
As for the "I would never strike you," line …
Jorge and Anfisa sat down to negotiate a postnup.
Because Anfisa doesn’t want to absorb Jorge’s debt.
(Though she’s fine with spending his money)
After the two of them are left alone to talk, they both get frustrated.
Jorge suggests that, from the way that she’s acting, Anfisa might not be mature enough for this discussion.
Instead of replying like an actual person, Anfisa tries to hit him in the face.
Jorge deflects it with his arm, but that’s really not the point.
Hitting somebody is assault.
Hitting your spouse is domestic violence.
(By the way, TLC aired the footage! Of what is clearly a crime!)
Jorge has his own issues — lying about his finances, for starters.
(Also, if she’s too immature to talk about finances, isn’t she too immature to marry, even if she is 21 years old?)
But nobody needs to get hit.
Paola was clearly referring to this super f–ked up woman and relationship.
90 Day Fiance airs on TLC.
TLC is the network that exposes the world to the Duggars, and thus to that unrepentant creep Josh Duggar.
TLC is the network that airs Kate Plus 8, starring that absolute beast of a woman, Kate Gosselin.
We guess that Anfisa Arkhipchenko must feel right at home among her fellow nightmares who should never be allowed around human beings or non-human animals.
But TLC sure can pick ’em, huh?
We don’t know that Paola was trying to start up a feud with Anfisa.
But Anfisa is awful.
Paola might have just been trying to use humor to deflect from what fans might see as her shortcoming by pointing out that Anfisa is immeasurably worse.
She’s not wrong.
But whatever her intentions, we know that Anfisa is a loose cannon.
Paola may have started a feud with her whether she wanted to or not.