'90 Day Fiance': Is TLC Faking Conflict Between Paola and Russ?

Paola and Russ are one of the veteran couples of 90 Day Fiance, given that they have been featured on several seasons of the show. Still, Paola's decision last season to move to Miami to further her career, was one of the most conflict inducing decisions she could have made. After all, Russ was left at home in Oklahoma, not only struggling to sell their family home but also continuing to cope with being unemployed. In addition, Paola made a number of decisions in the last season of '90 Day Fiance' that upset Russ, including a topless photo shoot. But just how much conflict really exists between Paola and Russ? Is it possible that the tension is mostly being faked for ratings? We'll examine the evidence.

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First, Paola and Russ have been dealing with the disagreement over Paola moving to Miami to further her career. In the last season, we were left thinking that Russ felt Paola's decision to move was impulsive and a bad idea. But somehow, this season, we discover that Russ actually wants to move to Miami himself and isn't fighting Paola on the decision at all. So, it looks like now, Russ might think moving to Florida is actually a good idea. The only thing that's holding him back is the sale of their home in Oklahoma.

Second, Paola and Russ can often be seen joining Loren and Alexei on some pretty joyful double dates as evidenced by Loren's social media presence. It hardly seems as if Paola and Russ are at odds with each other when they are having such as great time with their fellow castmates from the show.

Another interesting question is how far apart Russ and Paola were even kept from each other during filming. Is it possible that Russ has been spending plenty of time with Paola in Miami, more so than is depicted on "90 Day Fiance" so far?

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So what do you think? Are Paola and Russ really fighting with each other about a difference of opinion about Paola's career or is it possible they're much more on the same page than is being depicted by the cameras?

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