’90 Day Fiancé’: Geoffrey Paschel Opens up About Being in Prison on 9/11

90 Day Fiancé fans met Geoffrey Paschel on 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days Season 4. His time on the show ended with him getting engaged to his Russian girlfriend, Varya Malina. But since Paschel was uninvited from the season “Tell-All,” fans are still in the dark about whether the couple is still together or not.

Paschel still has an active following on his Instagram page, where he regularly interacts with his fans. On Sept. 11, he posted a caption about where he was in 2001.

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’90 Day Fiancé’ star Geoffrey Paschel | Geoffrey Paschel via Instagram

Geoffrey Paschel’s time in prison

Paschel spoke about his time in prison on 90 Day Fiancé. He said that he started dealing drugs at a young age and it eventually led to him getting sentenced to 30 months in prison.

“I’m really worried that Varya will not accept me for who I am when she finds out everything about me, because I have not been completely honest with Varya about my past,” he said. “I’m not proud of my past, but it is my past. And I have to accept it, and I just hope that she will.”

According to Starcasm, in addition to selling drugs, Paschel has also been arrested for theft. More recently, Paschel was arrested in 2019 for allegedly attacking his former girlfriend, which is why 90 Day Fiancé fans started a petition to get him kicked off the show.

Geoffrey Paschel’s post about being in prison on 9/11

Paschel often posts lengthy musings on his Instagram page. On Sept. 11, he reflected on where he was in 2001.

“This is one of the moments in history where we are able to say, ‘I remember where I was when the planes hit.’ My location just happened to be sitting in prison counting down the ever-monotonous days,” he wrote in his post. “When the news hit, there was complete & eerie silence in an otherwise deafening place full of hooting & hollering. All the omniscient guards broke their routines, locked down the place, & pushed in televisions for each pod to watch the moments unfold. It was at that moment we concluded we were about to meet our own doom by an often-rumored term called ‘martial law.’ At a time where there was typically divisiveness among the population, we banded together to prepare to save our own lives.”


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He continued: “For weeks following this act of war, we saw only one guard who would not speak to us as, each morning, he passed out 3 brown bags comprised of two pieces of bread with a slice of the fake cheese sandwiched in-between–coupled with an apple & a milk for each prisoner. It was a well-appreciated bare minimum when the world was in chaos.”

Paschel ended his post by saying “the memories of that day & the aftermath that followed still remain with us all today.”

“We will forever be changed, but I will never forget how united we became in response to such loss.”