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'90 Day Fiance': Is Karine Martins Abusive To Paul Staehle? Here's Why Fans Think So

90 Day Fiance star Paul Staehle has been living in Brazil with Karine Martins and their children for months now. The reality star seems eager to please his wife in hopes of keeping their family intact.

The couple has their fair share of ups and downs on and off-camera. One of the most controversial issues they faced involved domestic violence. Previously, Karine accused Paul of physically hurting her. However, a new video of the couple got fans thinking it's the other way around. Here's why.

90 Day Fiance: Paul Staehle Flinches To Karine

Earlier this week, Paul Staehle took to Instagram and shared a video of himself recording a Cameo message for a fan. Karine Martins then appeared in front of the camera, joining her 90 Day Fiance husband.

Paul appeared to be in a flirty mood as he smelled Karine's hair from the back. But the mother of two was not having any of her husband's moves.

The 90 Day Fiance star slightly raised her hand and gently slapped Paul in his arm. But Paul suddenly flinched at his wife's gesture, almost as if it was something that traumatized him.

Paul's flinching caught the attention of many, with some accusing Karine of being physically abusive to Paul. Some pointed out that Paul's "fear" was too obvious when Karine touched him, despite it being harmless. 90 Day Fiance: Paul Staehle - Karine Martins

90 Day Fiance star Paul Staehle appeared to flinch at Karine Martins' touch. Pic credit: @pauljasonstaehle/Instagram

Is Karine Being Physical To Paul?

90 Day Fiance stars Paul Staehle and Karine Martins faced a lot of issues back in the day. Apparently, the two accused each other of domestic violence and ended up filing a restraining order. This led to speculations that Karine might really have an abusive side that Paul can't forget.

There were times where Karine appeared dismayed every time Paul films her as well. During her birthday, Karine showed no interest in talking to her husband despite his attempt to interact with her. This fueled talks that their marriage is still on the rocks and that Paul was only trying to make it look like they live a happy family life in Brazil.

Despite the doubts and criticism, both Paul Staehle and Karine Martins showed no sign of slowing down in sharing fun family moments on Instagram. The couple has been relatively active on social media — a far cry from their situation a few months ago.

90 Day Fiance: Karine Staehle - Paul Staehle

Karine and Paul Staehle's wedding. Pic Credit: @pauljasonstaehle/Instagram

90 Day Fiance: Karine More Active Online Lately

Many took notice of Karine Martins' social media presence as of late. The 90 Day Fiance star has been very active and visible on Instagram, which came as a surprise to many.

In the past, Karine refrained from social media because of the negativity she gets from it. She even announced her indefinite online hiatus following her altercation with Paul. But now, it seems Karine has a change of heart. She's become more active online recently, regularly appearing on Paul's IG page and other gigs.

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