Beloved, smokin’ hot 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After star Paola Mayfield has been flaunting her post-baby body.
(She’s also been showing off her newborn baby, Axel.)
But in a stunning moment this week, she revelaed more about her personal life than even a reality star typically does.
She just came right out and volunteered some sizzling hot scoop that not even this celebrity gossip site expected.
See what Paola said for yourself and experience an even sexier side of the already sizzling TLC staple …
1. Paola has some exciting news for her followers
2. Pao has always been open with her followers
3. These days, that means parenting, too
4. She’s opened herself to questions from fans
5. But did she expect to get THIS question
6. That sounds incredible
Just 22 minutes into 2019, Paola Mayfield and Russ Mayfield welcomed their first child.
It’s now a few weeks later, however, and Pao is opening up about the downside of giving birth and early motherhood.
In a raw post, she opens up about experiencing the “baby blues.” Take a look:
Paola shared this sweet photo of her pushing baby Axel in the stroller, though that glorious sunset is a bit of a scene-stealer.
“It feels so good to be out,” Paola’s caption begins. “I just walked almost 3 miles today.”
Remember, she is a fitness model. She is accustomed to a greater degree of exercise.
“And of course,” she assures her followers. “I paced my self moving slowly as Iâ€™m still recovering.”
“Iâ€™ve been having a tough week,” Pao admits. “Iâ€™m not going to lie.”
Paola confesses: “I think Iâ€™m experiencing the baby blues after giving birth.”
“My only motivation is seeing my baby growing strong and healthy,” she expresses.
“I normally donâ€™t like to open up this much on social media,” Paola notes.
“But at the same time,” she writes. “Itâ€™s good to open up and talk about it knowing this will pass soon!”
“Are there any Moms out there who have ever experienced something like this,” Pao begins her question.
“And if so,” she concludes. “How did you overcome these emotions?”
Baby Blues are mood swings, and they are the least severe form of postpartum depression.
This was certainly not Paola’s only post-baby post, however.
On January 13, she shared this photo of her cradling her not-quite-two-week-old son.
“I didnâ€™t know the meaning of true love until I met you,” she begins.
“How can you love someone so much?” she gushes.
Paola admits: “These past few days have been a learning process.”
“I try not to listen unsolicited advice from people unless I ask for it,” she notes.
“I will be the best mother I can be for my son,” Paola affirms. “But Iâ€™m doing it my way.”
Being a parent on social media means having hordes of people trying to micromanage what kind of cereal you eat. Yes, really.
“The day my baby was born,” she writes. “I too was born a new mother.”
“Thank you for all the love,” Pao expresses. “You guys are amazing and Iâ€™m so happy that Iâ€™m able to share this new chapter of my life with all of you.”
“I wonâ€™t be posting a lot of pictures of my baby,” she explains. “As I donâ€™t want to drive you all crazy with so much cuteness.”
Hey, that’s her choice.
On January 7, Paola posted her first big update since the pregnancy news broke, along with this pic of her recovery.
“In a couple of hours,” Paola captions. “It will be officially one week postpartum.”
“And,” she notes. “My body is healing great with no crazy diet and resting when I am able.”
“Sleepless nights and a lot of work,” Paola admits, have been a huge part of her life since giving birth.
“But to be honest,” she says. “Itâ€™s totally worth it!”
Paola gushes: “We are so in love and we canâ€™t take our eyes off of our baby Axel.”
“I want to thank each one of you who took the time and sent us beautiful messages,” Pao writes. “We are forever thankful for all your support.”
“Iâ€™m sorry we havenâ€™t answered your comments,” she says.
“But,” she explains. “We have been focused only on our baby while learning all about parenthood.”
She and Russ have the right priorities.
“And of course,” Paola concludes. “We donâ€™t want to miss anything, he is so perfect!”
In July, 90 Day Fiance stars Paola Mayfield and Russ Mayfield shared that they were expecting their first child.
This was a big deal for the couple, in part because Pao had already suffered a miscarriage.
They’re sharing their rainbow baby’s name, very special time of birth, and even a photo.
The baby is here!
“What an amazing way to start the new year,” Paola Mayfield announced in the caption beside this photo.
“While I was hearing the fireworks and people telling me ‘happy new year,'” Pao writes. “I was just focused on meeting my baby boy.”
“Our little miracle is so beautiful and calm,” she gushes.
“I feel so blessed,” Paola raves. “And I canâ€™t believe I am a mom now!”
“Iâ€™m ready to start this new adventure,” Paola’s post continues. “And to be the best mom for baby Axel.”
What a fun name for this precious baby!
“Iâ€™m so proud of my husband,” she continues. “He was there for me the entire time.”
“I couldnâ€™t have done it without you @russ_mayfield,” Pao says sweetly.
This couple has had their ups and downs, but they are solidly together and supportive of each other these days.
“The joy I feel is indescribable,” Paola raves.
That is no surprise, and we’re not just talking about the oxytocin and endorphins.
She’s delighted to be a mom.
“Iâ€™ve never felt so happy in my life,” she announces.
“Axel has become my whole world,” she shares. “And Iâ€™m so in love with him.”
That is so sweet!
“Thank you all for supporting us,” Paola writes to fans and followers.
She continues: “and ‘patiently’ waiting to finally meet him!”
Some fans were patient — some were not. That’s just how things are.
“We are so blessed!” she concludes.
She then reveals his time of birth: “Baby Axel was born January 1, 2019 at 12:22 AM.”
He really is a New Year’s baby!
Paola was not the only one who took to Instagram on Thursday to gush about Axel.
“What an amazing feeling to be overwhelmed with joy,” Russ writes.
“We would like to introduce you to Axel Mayfield,” he says.
“He is already taking after his father and is such a cute, sweet, and calm little boy,” Russ announces.
Russ then drops some stats, sharing that Axel was born “measuring 22 inches in length, and weighing in at 7 lbs and 5 oz.”
“This has been the HAPPIEST NEW YEAR we have ever experienced,” Russ proclaims.
“Momma and baby are doing so well!” Russ shares. “I cannot express enough how proud I am of Pao,”
“She was such trooper bringing him into the world,” he gushes.
“Paoâ€™s bouncing back stronger than ever,” he reveals. “And Axel is rocking his eat, sleep, poop, repeat like a champ.”
That’s what babies do.
“Thank you everyone for all your love, support, prayers, good vibes, and all the encouraging messages,” Russ tells his fans and followers.
“It brings us so much joy,” Russ concludes. “Knowing how much our baby boy is already adored.”
Congratulations to Paola and Russ!
Axel is a great name (yes, it’s unusual, but it’s easy and intuitive to spell and that matters a lot more than popularity).
We are so glad to hear that both mother and baby are recovering so well.
May we all have a 2019 as blessed as theirs!
90 Day Fiance is one of those shows that sounds like it could be full of amazing love stories or just a total trainwreck.
Amazingly, the show manages to be both — which is why people can’t stop watching.
Sometimes, you see couples like Kirlyam and Alan Cox, who met despite being from different continents but found love and happiness, got married, and are growing their families.
Then you have more … infamous couples.
Couples like Danielle Mullins and Mohamed Jbali, who seemed to be trying to out-scam each other but even those schemes devolved into mutual loathing.
A lot of the couples fall into the middle somewhere. Some are a little weird, some seem like soulmates.
Any marriage can go right or wrong, and becoming reality stars during your engagement adds an extra special twist to that.
Honestly, you might be shocked at how many of these couples are still together. And which ones aren’t.
1. Fernanda Flores and Jonathan Rivera
2. Colt Johnson and Larissa Dos Santos Lima
3. Molly Hopkins and Luis Mendez
4. Anfisa Arkhipchenko and Jorge Nava
5. Kirlyam and Alan Cox
6. Paola and Russ Mayfield
Last month, we learned something very exciting: Paola Mayfield and Russ are expecting their first child.
The 90 Day Fiance couple is overjoyed at the news, and Pao is taking to social media to show off her baby bump in a barely-there bikini.
In the video that we’ve included, see how her fit body has changed.
Wearing a colorful and extremely minimal bikini, Paola Mayfield poses in front of the mirror while recording herself.
“Too many changes,” Paola writes in her Instagram caption. “And I’m loving them all.”
As you’ll see in the video below (and in the .gifs that we’ve whipped up), Pao’s body is indeed changing.
Though it’s been just under a month since she and Russ shared the good news, she’s already showing a baby bump.
But, as you might expect from an ab-tastic fitness model, her baby bump looks a little different than most.
The first baby bump pic that Paola and Russ shared was a little more traditional.
It was a still image. Paola was wearing a red dress that hugged her belly with its newfound curves.
In the photo, kneeling before her, was Russ, planting a gentle kiss on his wife’s bump.
It was very, very sweet.
But considering that Paola is a fitness model who is no stranger to showing off her incredible form on social media, this new video is a little more like what fans expect.
A little over a week ago, Paola and Russ revealed that they’re expecting a boy.
Obviously, gender is a social construct that no ultrasound can magically predict, but we know what they mean.
This is huge news for the couple.
Even Paola’s friend Juan, who has had serious doubts about Russ and her relationship with him, is rejoicing at the pregnancy announcement.
It’s good to support your friends, even if you have doubts about their life choices.
Paola moved from Columbia to the U.S. because she and Russ had fallen in love.
Like all 90 Day Fiance couples, Russ and Pao had to deal with more problems than simply their relationship beginning long-distance.
When Paola moved to the U.S. to be with Russ, she lived with Russ … in Oklahoma. It was not ideal.
She had no friends there and no career opportunities. And it was Oklahoma.
However, things changed for the better after Russ, being a supportive husband (despite his old-timey reservations about her career), moved to Miami with her.
You might be distracted by Paola’s baby bump or by the many visible parts of her body that are not her baby bump in this video.
But if you look at her face and the way that she’s touching herself (on her abdomen, you pervs), you can see that she is really over the moon about her pregnancy.
By the way, in case anyone thinks of body-shaming her for maintaining her fit body while pregnant, please remember that different women carry weight, including baby weight, to different degrees.
Also, body-shaming someone for being slender is not morally superior to body-shaming someone for being large.
Congratulations again to Paola and Russ!