’90 Day Fiance’ Fans Think Geoffrey Paschel Just Dissed Big Ed

With many soap operas on indefinite hiatus, there are plenty of entertainment seekers turning to reality TV to get their fix of dramatic relationship woes. Luckily, 90 Day Fiancé is here to deliver the goods! The TLC show follows couples who have a 90-day visa that has allowed them to travel to be with a potential spouse. However, the navigation of cultural and language barriers — as well as just the typical ups and downs of a relationship — means that many would-be spouses take the lonely trip back home at the end of their stay. The stakes are high, and the drama is compelling. 

Now a tell-all special reuniting several previous cast members has brought even more drama to the surface. As the special has renewed interest in the cast, one former member has taken to live streaming his views. While he didn’t mention Ed “Big Ed” Brown by name, fans are quite certain they know who Geoffrey Paschel was talking about, and they think he threw some major shade. 

(L-R) Matt Sharp, Molly Hopkins, Paola Mayfield, Russ Mayfield on a stage in front of a TLC logo
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Geoffrey Paschel is no stranger to controversy

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Paschel is not exactly a fan favorite. His own legal past has come up to haunt him since he joined the show, and fans were taken aback by his rap sheet that includes domestic assault, aggravated kidnapping, and vandalism. When an ex-girlfriend made harrowing accusations against Paschel and detailed the violent actions that led her to seek a restraining order, viewers really began to wonder what TLC could have been thinking when they cast the man. 

For his part, Paschel has claimed that the charges are untrue and part of a messy dispute with his ex-wife over child custody. He has been married four times before, and two of his former wives have made serious accusations of abuse. As fans’ outrage grew while more details came to light, they signed petitions to get him off the show and even gave him the nickname Prince Joffrey over the hated Game of Thrones character. Eventually, Paschel was banned from the reunion special. 

Love has not come easy for Geoffrey Paschel 

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Going fast is who I am. It doesn’t matter if it is riding a bike, jumping out of a plane, or, as many have seen, jumping into a relationship. For as long as I can remember, it has always been one of my personality traits. Some may call me impulsive. However you define it, I have learned to embrace it. Obviously, there are risks: I can burn out easily, become unhealthy and mentally drained, decrease my life expectancy, or race by opportunities blurred by my speed. No matter what, I am always in high gear. I have adjusted to this lifestyle and wouldn’t have it any other way… . I have become increasingly vigilant in my actions. I may push the bike to its limits, but I am always looking ahead—watching—analyzing—predicting others' subsequent moves. This perspective has saved my life numerous times and protected me time and time again. I may be extremely spontaneous and adventurous, but my risk-taking is paralleled with hazard management. Just as fast as I can get into a situation, I can get out of it. It's about self-preservation. . My survival depends on what I allow to affect me and what I deflect. Of course, I can initially react to situations with visible emotions, but then am quickly reminded that I only control my own actions. Why fuel stress caused by actions of others? This gives others control of your life—such a vulnerable place to be. When I accepted the fact that there was no longer a future with Varya, I chose to be resilient. I turned off my emotions, checked out mentally, and left. . While riding the bike down the open road, I am left with only my thoughts, I clear my head. It aids me in self-reflection as I scrutinize my own actions and those of others. This forces me to “think better in the future,” be smarter, wiser, and with a more well-informed mind. I don’t know why things happen, but I accept them nonetheless. Nothing irks me more than someone asking me to interpret the actions of others. The only actions I can be held accountable for are my own. . What do you do when you’re faced with a dilemma? Analyze every potential outcome? Weigh the pros and cons? Seek solitude to clear your head and devise a new plan? I do…I do them all. Welcome to ME.

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On the show, Paschel spends a lot of time in Russia with a woman named Varya Malina. Paschel eventually proposed to Malina on the show, but she was unable to give him a clear answer to his question. He should have expected this since Malina had been visibly hesitant about the relationship throughout the episodes leading up to him popping the question. 

While she ultimately left the idea of a future marriage on the table, she said things were moving too quickly. However, it appears that any future wedding bells are now unlikely as well. Promotions for newer episodes show Paschel on dates with other women, and he made an Instagram post making it clear that he “checked out mentally” once Malina turned him down. 

Geoffrey Paschel is not going to fade away quietly

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I love Teddy..!

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While Paschel may have lost his official platform by getting himself banned from the reunion and some podcasts associated with the show, he’s not about to let that stop him from basking in the spotlight. He has taken to posting his own commentary that has fans tuning in for his off-script — and often downright mean — thoughts. 

While Paschel uses part of his live stream to address the fact that he isn’t appearing in the reunion special, he reserves some time to rant about cast members who are simply on the show to try to gain fame for themselves. He claims that “somebody tried to give themselves a platform” through their appearance and wasn’t really there for the right reasons. Paschel, on the other hand, maintains that he is “just Geoffrey” and shows up authentically on-screen. 

While Paschel didn’t mention Brown by name during this call out, fans are fairly certain that’s who he means. One Twitter user acknowledged Geoffrey’s shade, but not without digging at him: “Okay everyone rags on Big Ed but can we talk about what a DO***E Geoffrey is?!?? I can’t.” After all, Rose Marie Vega made similar accusations against Brown. She believes that Brown was using her for fame and that she was lied to and manipulated. Many fans felt the same, and it seems like Paschel is eager to revive the flames of that anger as the reunion talk gets new buzz.