Paul Steels from the 90 day fiance Franchise recently claimed the system was corrupt and accused the judge of treating him and his estranged wife, Karine Martins, harshly. TLC viewers may recognize the 39-year-old reality star from 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days Season 2, in which he married his Brazilian partner. The couple’s journey started on a sweet note as they became parents and started a family. However, their relationship eventually broke down due to personal differences and poverty. In 2022, the couple officially split after a domestic violence video surfaced online.
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Since then, the two have been fighting for custody while their children are in foster care. Karine recently shared how her sons Pierre and Ethan are doing being separated from their parents. According to the 26-year-old reality star, her children have suffered from all of the childcare drama. Karine shared that they are still not with her and it is becoming increasingly difficult for her to be apart from them. The Brazilian mother’s post was very touching as she vowed to fight for her sons until the end of time.
Following Karine’s emotional Instagram post, Paul has now shared more details about his children who are in foster care. In a recent Instagram Story, he sided with his estranged wife, writing that she did “everything CPS and the judge” asked of her. He added that despite all the hard work, the family court only allowed Karine “1 hour 1 day a week” to see the children. According to him, his Brazilian ex-partner earns more since she works hard, earns money and can support herself. He also feels that the problem isn’t with him or Karine, but with the system. Paul wrote, “Judge Hagarty, a former prosecutor, is a tough judge,” adding that most other good judges give mothers a chance to get their children back. The abolition of the “parental and custody rights” of him and his wife without the possibility of subsequent immigration shows that the system is “corrupt”.
According to the 90 Day Fiancé franchise alum, he’s done everything from “classes, therapy, drug and alcohol testing,” but the court showed him no mercy. In addition, the former couple did not have an opportunity to speak during the trial and were treated poorly by everyone involved, Paul claimed. Thankfully, he’s still hoping to find a better “legal team” to set things right. Unfortunately, Paul and Karine suffer without their children.
However, 90 Day Fiancé viewers may not feel that way, knowing what the couple has done in the past. Most fans have seen Paul and Karine neglecting their sons on social media. Therefore, it would be difficult for the couple to get real sympathy and support from people on the internet. Karine works as a beautician and is trying to get her life back on track, but fans believe she’s still not in the best position to take care of her sons. 90 day fiance Viewers hope that the priority of the system is the good of Ethan and Pierre and not the disdain of Paul and Karine.
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