TLC’s ’90 Day Fiancé’ is a fascinating reality show that focuses on American citizens engaged to foreign nationals. Foreign nationals come to the United States on a K-1 visa, which allows them to marry for 90 days. Couples overcome differences in culture, lifestyle and customs to find their happily ever after. This gripping series has also given way to various spin-offs and has received a positive reception since its premiere. One of the series’ original couples,Paola Mayfield and Russ Mayfield, have become close to fans with their endearing love stories. Although their path has been far from rosy, the couple have shown a firm commitment to each other.
Russ Mayfield, from Owasso, Oklahoma, met Paola Mayfield, from Colombia, when she was on a business trip to his home country of Colombia. The pair found instant chemistry and fell in love. Their relationship deepened during Russ Mayfield’s stay in Colombia and the couple were inseparable. When it was time for Russ to leave Colombia, Paola, not wanting to let any distance between them, sent her soulmate to the United States.
Unfortunately, the couple did not take into account their different lifestyles and cultures, which clashed when Paola Mayfield tried to settle in America. Russ Mayfield came from a conservative Oklahoma family, which was very different from what Paola Mayfield had experienced in Colombia. Unable to adjust properly to their new life, the couple often quarreled over trivial issues and were unhappy. In addition, if the Russ family’s expectations of Paola were not met, this worsened their relationship. Shortly afterwards, the couple moved out of the Russ’ parents’ home and found accommodation elsewhere. Paola Mayfield finally experienced happy times in the United States when she was back with her love. However, the problems did not go far and soon the couple began to have doubts about marrying each other. The worries were further exacerbated by the Russ family’s disdain for Paola Mayfield. On the other hand, Paola’s doubts were raised by her best friend, who had her own concerns about Russ and his commitment.
The couple remained faithful to each other, however, as Paola even mentioned later that they only managed thanks to her husband’s patience and support. Even if their families and loved ones were not happy with their union, the couple decided to listen to their hearts and exchanged their wedding vows in a beautiful ceremony on 7 October 2013. Their incredible commitment and devotion to each other made them a fan-favorite couple, and audiences were captivated by Russ Mayfield and Paola Mayfield’s shared love.
Where Are Paola Mayfield and Russ Mayfield From 90 Day Fiancé Now?
With as much love and commitment as they have to each other, it’s no surprise that Paola Mayfield and Russ Mayfield are now happily married. The secret to their happy marriage is the trust and commitment they have for each other. There hasn’t been a single obstacle or problem that the couple hasn’t faced together only to come out stronger. After the wedding, the couple struggled. Russ lost his job and Paola had to step in and earn for the family. She became a successful model in Miami and even started working as a personal trainer. After that, the couple found a new home in Miami. Through it all, she was supported by her ever-loving husband Russ (though he was in doubt over Paola’s new profession initially). In a heartbreaking turning point, Paola Mayfield became pregnant for the first time. The joyous event soon turned into a nightmare as the mother-to-be was forced to survive the miscarriage. Blinded and shocked by the hand dealt to them by fate, it took the couple some time to recover from the blow. Cracks began to appear in their relationship as Paola felt distant from her husband.
Going through an extremely dark time, she claimed that she did not receive the love, care and support she needed from Russ during this time. On the other hand, Russ was also struggling with his demons. Yet he was patient enough to listen to Paola Mayfield’s needs and began to pay extra attention to his grieving wife. It was inspiring to see how the couple fought their way out of such a bleak situation.
Today, their life seems to be nothing but sunshine and butterflies. The couple are happily married to their son Axel and share beautiful family moments. Both Paola Mayfield and Russ Mayfield feel lucky to have found each other and often share this emotion with their fans on social media. After welcoming the New Year together, the couple announced in March that they would be moving to Tampa, Florida, and even showed their followers how they are making a camper van their new home.