90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days fans are comparing Geoffrey to 90 Day Fiancé’s Paul Staehle. The two men seem to share the same traits of having a criminal past, unstable emotions, and controlling tendencies.
Fans remember Paul from seasons 1 and 2 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way where fans watched Karine and Paul meet for the first time in her hometown in Brazil. Paul made a name for himself for constantly running away. The first time he ran away was after telling his bride about his criminal past, which left fans unsure of his stability and worried about Karine’s future with him. Paul had spent time in jail for arson and at the time had a restraining order placed against him by an ex-girlfriend. Viewers last the TLC star he was trying to make his complicated relationship work with Karine. However, a lot has changed since fans last saw Paul, the couple welcomed their son Pierre.
Fans were quick to make the comparison between newcomer Geoffrey and former 90 Day Fiancé alum Paul right from the start. Both men hail from the South, with Geoffrey from Tennessee and Paul from Kentucky. Other than the southern drawl, fans have also noticed that both men have each had numerous run-ins with the law. Geoffrey has been accused of aggravated kidnapping, domestic assault, interference with an emergency call, and vandalism. While Paul also has spent time in jail and has a history of harassment with his ex-girlfriend. The two men both turned dating abroad in hopes of finding a woman for them.
There’s also the obvious that both became instantly awkward when they are around their long-distance love. While Paul is a self-professed germaphobe who is terrified of disease, Geoffrey doesn’t seem to have that problem. However, both men have a tendency to have little control over their impulsivity in terms of anger and how they manage their emotions. Fans noted that their up and down attitude is a way of controlling. The most glaringly obvious sign that Geoffrey and Paul are alike is when they both hid their past discretions from their partners until they couldn’t hide it anymore. Then there’s the fact that neither men are both picky eaters as fans watched Geoffrey try to choke down some herring and mayonnaise pie while Paul flat-out refused to eat local delicacies when visiting Karine in Brazil.
The two men have both come across as creepy and controlling in the eyes of the audience. Fans already watched Geoffrey become very upset when Varya announced she would not be sharing a hotel room with him, almost throwing a full-on fit as fans watched as he tried to manipulate her feelings. While some fans think Geoffery is a slight improvement from Paul’s over the top neurotic ways, some fans would rather watch harmless Paul with his mosquito netting and bug spray than watch Geoffrey throw a tantrum about his girlfriend not wanting to sleep with him after just meeting that day.
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90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days airs Sundays at 8pm EST on TLC.