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On 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days, fans are first introduced to Paul Staehle and Karine Martins as a new couple getting to know each other. Over the years, fans see their relationship evolve, and it can be stressful at times watching what the couple has to go through. Read on to learn what fans have to say about their relationship.

Paul and Karine try to make things work

Paul and Karine Staehle
Paul and Karine Staehle | staehlekarine via Instagram

There are a lot of issues facing the couple from two very different worlds. For one, there is a major language barrier, considering Paul doesn’t speak Portuguese and Karine speaks little English. They have to use a translator app to communicate, and it can be interesting to watch their dialogue take place.

Paul also doesn’t trust Karine at times based on things he’s seen on social media. He even makes her take a pregnancy test to prove she isn’t pregnant or cheating on him. It’s a shocking milestone in their relationship. Despite all of that, they do manage to get married and even have a child together.

Fans weigh in on Paul Staehle’s relationship with his wife, Karine Staehle

What do fans think about Paul and Karine’s relationship? Fans have been known to discuss the relationship on social media, especially Reddit. On numerous Reddit threads, fans have a lot of harsh words for the couple.

One fan thinks the couple is now getting to the point where they can see each other for who they are as individuals. The language barrier made the process much more drawn out because it was hard to understand each other and get to know one another for who they are.

“I think ‘Pole’ and Karine are just getting at a point where they realize who the other is as an individual now. It took three years or so due to the language barrier,” a Reddit user said about the situation.

Another fan mentions how many times Paul has talked about his past relationship issues, which of course isn’t good to bring up when you’re in a new relationship.

“Did anyone else notice how many times ‘Pole’ said ‘I’ve been really burned in past relationships?’” a fan wrote on Reddit.

One fan thinks Karine wants the “American dream” just like everyone else. “She wants the best life for her baby and her family and I think she has bought into the ‘American dream’ myth…,” a Reddit user said.

Paul and Karine end up have a child, and fans have strong opinions about it


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A fan says it drives them “insane” at the fact that the couple can barely communicate, yet Karine was asking for a child. Not to mention they weren’t really in a good position at the time when it comes to finances or trust, which makes things even harder with a child in the mix.

“What drives me insane is they can’t even talk to each other without a translator, yet she is yelling at him for a kid,” a Reddit user said. “Paul…seems like a pretty smart guy. He should know better than thinking a baby with their money situation, language barrier, and distance is a good idea.”

Another fan says it’s questionable that a baby “will solve” the issues the couple is facing. It’s going to be adding stress on them in an already stressful situation.

“I literally was screaming at my computer when she said that. Honestly, if you think a baby will solve your issues then maybe you shouldn’t be having one,” a fan explained.

One fan thinks the couple should have tried getting a puppy first before having a child together. “This is where they should have gotten a puppy to see if they can handle even that,” a fan reasoned.

Fans have a lot of strong opinions about Paul and Karine’s relationship.