Paul Staehle and Karine Staehle are the only familiar couple on this first season of 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way.
Unfortunately, some of their antics in real time — as in, over the past few days — have been a little too familiar for the comfort of fans.
The two had a vocal fight on Instagram Live, where Karine accused Paul of "going crazy." Where was their baby during this?
On Sunday, Karine Staehle went on Instagram Live to broadcast a fight.
According to witnesses who caught the video — only a fragment of which was recorded — there was a lot of "fighting and screaming."
As 90 Day Fiance blogger John Yates notes on Instagram: "Usually I don’t fall for Paul’s attention seeing drama, but she tells me it was pretty intense.":
"Karine went live on her account without Paul’s knowledge," Yates describes. "Where he was saying that she was drinking alcohol and packing her things."
There was a dispute over the packing of bags and, eventually, Karine began speaking in Portuguese.
Fans responding to the Instagram Live were, as always, begging Karine to leave Paul.
"She was crying and visibly shaking while talking to him while his head was poked through the door," John Yates describes.
"There was a loud sound and then the live ended," he notes. "Not before Paul reprimanded Karine for breaking NDA."
At some points during the video, Paul appeared to be speaking, in English, to someone outside of the room.
A small mercy is that their baby, Pierre, was nowhere in sight — though that just raised more questions.
The good news is that some of the people who caught the Instagram Live spoke Portuguese.
As one fan notes, apparently Karine said that she returned from a sleepover at her parents’ home, only for Paul to allegedly go crazy.
It looks like they’re both accusing each other of having made a mess out of the packed up luggage.
Baby Pierre was said to be still at her parents’ house.
John Yates notes that he reached out to Paul, who said that "things weren’t good and that Karine is with her parents."
We have a strong suspicion that Paul and Karine may have been filming for 90 Day Fiance.
Yes, they are currently on 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way, though this latest episode may explain why they were packing to go to the US.
That would explain why Paul was speaking in English to people in the other room, and why he mentioned Instagram Live and the NDA.
It’s June — last year, during this month, original recipe 90 Day Fiance was filming.
Maybe Paul’s family finally decided to help him sponsor Karine to come to the US?
So, as you may recall, Paul’s original plan was to go to Brazil, be with his much younger bride, and bring her back to the US to live.
That didn’t work out, in part because Paul didn’t have the cash to cover the K-1 visa process for Karine.
Instead, the new plan was for him to remain in Brazil and just live with Karine and their baby, Pierre, together.
Except that, on the latest episode, we found that his bid for residency was denied — on the grounds of "terrorism."
Paul was very upset over the unexpected denial and the unexplained charge.
We think that we can explain that.
See, Paul had a criminal history long before he ever came to Brazil.
Specifically, he committed arson back in 2007. In fact, when last we checked, he’s still on "shock probation" and will be until April 2020.
Then, in 2013, Paul was arrested for violating a protective order — which is a huge red flag.
The order may have been issued over domestic violence concerns.
Paul’s long history of throwing up red flags left and right has led many 90 Day Fiance fans to hope that Karine takes baby Pierre and runs.
Maybe this huge fight that the two had in public mark the end of their relationship. But … we won’t hold our breath.