“90 Day Fiance” Star Paul Staehle Admits He Falsely Accused Wife Karine of Trying to Kill Him; Talks About Why They Weren’t on the “Tell All” Episodes & More

“Let me put all these bags down and let’s chat!”

Paul Staehle may not have appeared on the 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After? Tell All episodes, but he certainly told all during a recent live-streamed YouTube interview with blogger John Yates!

As The Ashley previously told you, Paul and Karine dropped the Emergency Protective Orders they had taken out on each other over the summer. In his interview, Paul discussed where his relationship with his wife currently stands, as well as the reason behind his recent trip to Brazil; whether or not the couple is filming and plenty of other topics.

“It was a crazy time but things are looking better,” Paul told John Yates of this summer.

On why they weren’t part of the “Tell All” episode: 

These two, um, lovebirds did not participate…

Paul and Karine were noticeably absent from the Tell All episodes, which Paul said was somewhat due to Karine wanting to step away from filming.

“[We weren’t part of the Tell All] because Sharp [Productions] and TLC were very respectful,” he said. “They understood we were stressed. They understood we were in a dark time. They provided us the courtesy of allowing us not to be there, and I really appreciated them doing that. All this stuff was not being filmed and documented, they’ve been very nice…We had a dark time. We had some crazy stuff happen…they understood that we needed time and space. Karine definitely needed space.”

Paul said that he and Karine were in the process of getting ready to film the Tell All episode when things between them got bad.

“There was other stuff that went on behind the scenes…we needed to be off-camera and deal with these things,” he said. “We needed to deal with them privately and professionally. I go to two counselors weekly to help me deal with this stuff, because there’s a lot going on.”

On the protective order:

Paul confirmed that he and Karine had, indeed, dropped their protective orders they had filed against each other

“Both of our lawyers talked…It was hard…I almost filed for full custody of Pierre. I had Child Protective Services involved, and I came close,” he said. “I decided not to do it because I didn’t want to make us totally go to war…I think that would have been a very toxic thing to do. I pulled back and said, ‘I think it’s best if we just drop these things and work things out peacefully in a more civil manner.’ 

“We all agreed to drop everything, dismiss everything and move forward in a more positive way.”

Paul confirmed that, as of right now, there is no divorce proceedings happening between them.

On his prior claims that Karine tried to poison him and put glass in his food:

Paul explained why he created false stories about Karine for his police report, including that she poisoned his food and/or put glass in his food.

“That I should have never put on there. She never poisoned my food,” he said. “Karine never poisoned my food, that never happened. There was an incident, which is why I had concern.”

Paul went on to tell the story behind the “glass in the food” tale. He is (almost) certain Karine wasn’t responsible for him finding glass in his ice cream. 

“I mean what husband hasn’t thought his wife was trying to kill him at one point or another, right?”

“There was an incident where we had some Dairy Queen and there was some glass in it and things like that,” he said. “I don’t think she did it…it was concerning to me that it was there. That was it. So I kind of put it out there, but I shouldn’t have probably put it out there. But it happened. I originally got mad and got frustrated with Dairy Queen so I emailed corporate. But then, a couple days [later], I found a broken snow globe. This broken snow globe that I found close by had the same broken glass shards that were in my [Dairy Queen ice cream] Blizzard.

“I obviously knew Dairy Queen wasn’t involved at that point. It wasn’t a mistake on their part,” he continued. “Somehow it may have happened accidentally, I don’t know. Somehow a broken shard from the snow globe got in my Blizzard. Maybe it accidentally fell and broke and somehow it jumped up and fell in that Blizzard. Weirder things have happened.”

“Protect yourself and your family from jumping glass!”

Paul said that if Karine or her family really wanted him dead, they could easily kill him off.

“They have stuff in the Amazon that will stop a heart in less than two seconds. They’ve got stuff there that they could put in my food if they wanted to,” he said. “If they really wanted to kill me, they could do it. I live in the slums there. They could have somebody [kill] me off. They don’t want to. If she really wanted to kill me, she has the ability to do it.

“She could have easily done it a lot of different ways and say that I came at her and she was defending herself. So I don’t think my life’s in danger and I don’t think she’s going to try to kill me. I don’t think that’s going to be a problem or I wouldn’t be living with her. I wouldn’t still be legally married. It would be a very different situation.”

On why Paul went to Brazil even though Karine was in the USA:

Paul, not chasing Karine in Brazil.

Paul’s took a trip to Brazil over the summer and, while some said it was to chase after Karine, Paul denied it.

“Karine needed space and needed time…I did a lot of inappropriate things on social media and I put a lot of our private life online that I shouldn’t have put on there,” he said. “Karine needed space and wanted time alone, so I went on the other side of the Equator! People said I was going to stalk Karine, but actually I was going farther away from her. I worked on the house [in the United States], got all the garbage and stuff out. So I said, ‘You know, I want to go to [the apartment in Brazil] because that place is a nightmare.”

“Their apartment there, it looked like something out of a horror nightmare,” Paul continued. “It was full of trash, there were bugs. It was nasty and unsanitary. I have a son and a pregnant wife. I didn’t want them going back there to that type of environment. So I went back there [to Brazil] and I overhauled [their apartment]. I got rid of all the garbage. I put bug bombs in there, cleaned the place up. I fixed the plumbing and the electrical. I made it a good, sanitary place and I helped her family out while I was there.”

Paul said that, despite his problems with Karine, her family welcomed him in Brazil.

“They were great…they helped me out too as much as they could. We all worked as a team. We got a really good place there so Karine can go there and relax for the remainder of the pregnancy. I got all these safety precautions in place for Pierre. It’s a good setup now.”

On where they will live:

“Where is Paul? Then that’s where I WON’T be…”

Paul confirmed that he and Karine were still living together; however he did not state that they are officially “back together.” 

He did say that things are better for them when they are in Brazil.

“I think it’s the best thing for Karine’s mental health to be with her family [in Brazil], to be there and have them for support,” he said. “I think it’s better for her. I know we originally planned on doing the other major life event [the birth of their second child] here, that’s upcoming, but we decided for that life event to take place in Brazil.”

(Paul refused to talk too much about their unborn child; however, at one point he did hint that Ethan will be the name of their unborn son.)

Paul said their plan is for each of them to get citizenship in both the USA and Brazil.

On their current relationship status:

“This still applies…”

“We’re in a positive place now,” he said. “I’m not going to be going negative or flipping out on social media or anything like that. ..Like I said, this stuff is not being documented, we’re not trying to get ratings for the network or anything like that. They gave us the respect to back off. If it was all about [us getting them ratings], I’d be like, ‘Let’s film it!’ I didn’t want that. The more I think about it, my children will see this stuff one day…I’d rather them see more positive things. 

…She’s a really good person. She’s a great mom. I’m not going to say anything negative. I need to really step my game up and get things rockin’ and rollin’ here… me and Karine’s aren’t fighting, we aren’t yelling or screaming down each other’s throats…I’ve got nothing negative to say about her. I feel bad for the stuff that I did, I really do.”

Watch Paul’s full interview with Jon Yates below! 

RELATED STORY: “90 Day Fiance” Couple Paul & Karine Staehle Drop Restraining Orders Against Each Other


  1. Frankly, he should willingly commit himself to an INPATIENT mental health facility before a Court gets involved and demands a Court ordered Commitment. His behavior with Karine over years now, is VIRTUALLY A REPEAT of what he has described his Last relationship was like. He of course, was Innocent of any wrong doing. It seems clear that he has deep psychological and emotional problem which was evident even with his mother. However, his mother did not do what she should have done. Not because of Paul but Pierre and the baby. She did not lift a finger to even allow that baby to live in her home. I can’t imagine that after all the conversations about wanting them there. She should have helped this family at least have a roof on their heads. There is no indication that they will or even should remain together. He is dangerous with virtually Zero impulse control. I fear for both the mother, baby and the baby to be. I would NEVER spend the night under his roof again. They need and deserve to be Safe. You simply cannot feel safe with Paul unless he were to get intensive psychological treatment…and likely not even then.

  2. I remember the first trip he took to meet Karine… the long boat ride on the Amazon, it took days and days to get deep into the jungle, blah blah blah. Why is it that traveling seems so much easier now, the drive right to the airport and board a plane. Paul was a nut case from the get-go. Karine knows he is crazy but she chooses to stay with him even though I can’t figure out why. He doesn’t have any money, a job, a future, a home, sanity, etc. This is a hot mess and doesn’t make any sense from any perspective.

  3. There is definitely something wrong with him. He seems like he would fit right in with One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. That rage he flew into with his mother about his luggage feels a lot like “I want my cigarettes, Miss Ratched”.

    I can’t get a read on Karine, but she should definitely take her kid(s?) and get away from Paul. He is useless.

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    I would never had gotten mixed up in that mess if I was him.she did not apreacaite anything he tried to do for her.watchjng her made me sick.

  5. Unfortunately Karine and the kids will be better off in Brazil with the help of her family. Though it is slummy (as Paul said), they will have help from her parents with the kids.

  6. Is it just me or does the 90 Days Franchise have the highest ratio of seriously, mentally unstable cast members (for lack of a better term) of any show in the history of reality TV?

    1. Do you think will balanced people marry and have children with someone who doesn’t even speak their language? A few of the couples have unique and healthy love stories. Generally, they are desperate and mentally unwell people taking advantage of people who want to move to America.

  7. I applaud Paul for seeing counselors or therapists. And I applaud him for admitting he lied. That’s not easy.
    I hope they will also involve Karine at some point in his therapy sessions or that that is already happening so their relationship can mature.
    Hopefully this isn’t an attention grab but for real, the kids deserve two stable parents.

  8. On this weeks episode of Pole’s shit show, killer snow globes, slum life hitmen, things that’ll kill you in the Amazon. It’s going great!

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    These two are a hot mess..why in the world would she have another child with this physcho..go figure

  10. Paul has some serious issues he needs intense therapy and medication for. With the glass in his ice cream story….WTF! If Karine leaves him he needs supervised visitation.

  11. Paul, you are so terrible your own MOTHER will not help you a lick. Won’t give you a place to live, won’t help you find a place, etc. How in the world did you think that CPS or a court would give you full custody of a kid? You can’t even take care of yourself – don’t be acting like you could take care of a kid.

    And the glass in the Blizzard? Nu-unh. You probably “put” that there to get something out of Dairy Queen. You are nuttier than a peanut buster parfait, you psycho.

    Leave Karine alone, crazypants – hasn’t she suffered enough?

  12. Karine will never be able to leave this freak-show unless he’s committed or in jail. He’s gone from shit-water contamination concerned, body condom wearing, stupid looking while running fire bug to full blown psycho. 👀 🔪

    *mis-typed my own name, lol

  13. Karine will never be able to leave this freak-show unless he’s committed or in jail. He’s gone from shit-water contamination concerned, body condom wearing, stupid looking while running fire bug to full blown psycho. 👀 🔪

  14. Paul better watch out for some Aqua Tofana on Karine’s vanity. She isn’t playing with his ass anymore..☠☠

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