- Paola Mayfield sparked divorce rumors with a cryptic tweet, suggesting that sometimes it’s better to move on when a relationship isn’t meant to last.
- Paola and Russ announced they were taking a break after being married for eight years, citing the pandemic and job loss as factors that impacted their marriage.
- Despite their issues, Paola and Russ celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary, expressing their love and commitment to each other.
As 90 Day Fiancé celebrates 10 years of being on air, its fans have been wondering about what happened to the show’s season 1 cast members, especially Paola Mayfield. Paola moved to the U.S. from Colombia in 2013. Russ was on a work trip in Paola’s country, where they first met and fell in love. At the time, Russ was 27 years old, and Paola was 26. The couple first lived in Oklahoma City, but Paola wanted to move to Miami so she could work in the modeling and fitness industry. She went off to Florida alone, and Russ soon joined her there, where they welcomed their son Axel on January 1, 2019.
Earlier in March 2021, Paola hinted at trouble in paradise. She had used her Instagram stories to reveal that her and Russ’ relationship wasn’t doing so well. She accused fans of calling her rude whenever she voiced her opinion on social media. There were also rumors that Paola had married Russ for a green card. But in reality, Paola got her green card in 2016.
90 Day Fiancé’s Paola & Russ Separated In 2021
Paola was the one who sparked divorce rumors with Russ on July 27, 2021, when she tweeted, “Sometimes is better to recognize when it’s time to move on and accept that it wasn’t meant to be for the long run.” Later, Paola shared another message that read, “People asked me why I don’t take pictures with my husband, and my answer is … I just don’t like to pretend [shrugging emoji] #youareguessingright.” In August 2021, Paola and Russ announced they were taking a break after being married for eight years. Paola’s manager told In Touch that the pandemic hit everyone hard, especially Paola and Russ.
Their marriage was also affected by the couple’s decision to move into an RV after Russ lost his job. Paola had become the sole breadwinner. “They are going to be taking a break for a little bit,” the manager said while stressing that “they are still together.” The pair wasn’t going to get a divorce yet but they were going to marriage counseling to work out their issues. In October 2021, Paola and Russ reconciled for their eighth wedding anniversary. “We are working on it like we always do. #anniversary,” Paola said in her caption as she showed off a bouquet of red roses sent to her by Russ on October 7, 2021.
90 Day Fiancé’s Paola & Russ Have Exciting New Jobs
Paola and Russ fought on 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? when she chose to pose topless in a photo shoot. Paola found a new career that Russ approved of in July 2017 when she officially became a certified personal trainer. Paola announced she was making her pro-wrestling debut in May 2021. Her alter ego was known as Paola Blaze. Russ left his job as a field engineer at Pure Technologies in 2018. Fast-forward to 2023, Paola has been focused on her fitness and career while Russ is pursuing a career in voice acting.
Paola & Russ Celebrated Their 10th Wedding Anniversary In October 2023
“A decade of dreaming and evolving! Happy anniversary amor de mi vida,” Russ wrote in his anniversary message for Paola. “Can you believe it has been ten years since we said I do? Cheers for more years together!” said Paola in her post, as she shared a compilation video of several new and old photos with Russ and their son. “I know we can make it further! I love you,” Paola said in her caption. Interestingly, Russ revealed Paola made it to the U.S. on October 13, 2013, ten years ago, which was a Friday, as he wished 90 Day Fiancé fans a happy Friday the thirteenth in a new post.