Paul Steels is alive!
The 90 Day Fiancé Star was reported missing last week after his wife, Karinereleased a series of shocking Instagram Posts implying he’s dead. His mother later revealed that the reality star had apparently disappeared somewhere in Brazil, where he had been since July, and was in urgent need of help.
An investigation was reportedly launched after he lost contact with Paul on Thursday US Embassy in Brasil. And now the family finally has good news!
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Celebrity bloggers at the weekend John Yateswho worked with Paul’s mother Edna To track him down, he received a voicemail from the missing TV personality! The call came in from Brazil at 9:39 a.m. on Sunday and in it Paul said:
“Hey John, this is Paul. In a small indigenous community. My signal is insanely bad. If possible, call me back on this number and I hope you can reach me.”
John captioned the post:
“As I just discussed on my channel, I’ve heard from Paul and he’s also spoken to his mom.”
What a relief!
Yates also spoke at the weekend Newsweek about the secret and explains that Paul has gone to Brazil hoping to make money amid a custody battle. His two children with Karine are currently in foster care child protection services placed them there in 2022.
In case you don’t know, Paul and Karine have a very complicated past. They married on TLC Show in 2017 and gave birth to their first son in 2019 and their second son in 2021. They split in December 2021 after a video of them arguing went viral and Karine issued a restraining order against her husband accusing him of sexual assault. She later dropped the lawsuit and they got back together in April of that year, ostensibly to regain custody of the children.
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It is also not the first time that they have been confronted with a missing person report. In June 2022 her eldest son Pierre disappeared after CPS removed the children from the Staehle. The organization believed Paul had the child – and he later admitted this when he claimed there was a “big misunderstanding” and that he had been on a long work trip with his son.
Pierre was placed in the same nursing home as his brother. Now Paul is trying everything to win his little ones back, the blogger explained:
“Paul is in Brazil to make money. He said he could make a lot more money there than here because he had a custody battle with his children.”
On social media, John also targeted Karine, calling on her for starting this drama in the first place with cryptic posts suggesting her husband had died, including a message about a life insurance policy. Throughout this panic, she has maintained that she was not involved in the search, while also admitting that she is pregnant.
In a statement apparently uploaded on Sunday, Karine confirmed that Paul “showed up” but reiterated that she had “nothing to do with it”. She also denied rumors that the 40-year-old is dating a local man, but said he may be “speaking to someone”.[n] older member of her family.”
And Paul says…
Paul also broke his silence on Sunday – but he didn’t explain what happened! WHAT?!
Instead, he focused on the love rumors, writing:
“To be clear, I am in no way romantically involved with @tlzz_deusa. She is engaged to marry @danilo_g6, her fiancé/boyfriend. I see and talk to her and her family every day and she and her family help me a lot. I am very close to her mother and her mother’s sister.”
It’s all pretty weird! But we’re glad to know he’s safe! Per his mother via an interview with John on youtube“He’s fine and alive, but he’s still not fine.” Apparently he took a canoe to the “wrong place” at night, she explained:
“I think it’s stupid, I don’t know why he would go anywhere alone at night, and [they] said it might have been the place everyone was talking about that was so dangerous. And he freaked out and said, “He screwed it up.” And then he found a way to go back to this village, so he’s in a remote village somewhere.”
While the villagers have been “good” to him, he sleeps outside in a hammock and “gets eaten by bugs”.
The hope was that he would be picked up by boat on Monday. scary! We hope he makes it home soon!!
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