90 Day Fiance stars Russ and Paola Mayfield are expecting their first child. Fans are thrilled for them.
Pao isn’t hiding her growing baby bump — she’s been putting it on display.
Now, she’s sharing a major update, and Russ is giving her a little help. Take a look:
Back in August, Paola flaunted her baby bump in a barely-there bikini in an instagram video.
Pao isn’t just a reality star — she is a fitness model by trade.
It really shows.
But though her abs may be incredible, her baby bump continues to grow and take an effect on her body.
Take a look at this update that she shared on Monday, October 1.
For October, her baby bump is now pumpkin-sized.
“Our protector,” Paola captioned this photo. “We love you.”
Obviously, Paola still looks great.
We’ll get to see her profile in a moment, but can we talk about Russ’ presence in the photo.
He’s being careful to not overshadow Paola — which is good.
Fans are there to see her and her baby bump, specifically.
Considering that it wasn’t that long ago that fans perceived that Russ wanted Paola to cover up on Instagram, this looks like relationship progress.
“My little angel is growing healthy and stronger,” Paola captioned this pic. “I can’t wait to meet you.”
From this angle, you can really see that bump’s growth, folks!
Some fitness models make fans and followers concerned with how little their bodies seem to outwardly change during pregnancy.
Paola is still very clearly fit, but her baby bump isn’t hiding, either.
In this baby bump update (or “bumpdate,” as absolutely no one is calling it), Pao’s bump is visibly larger.
It also looks like her legs are a little wider — which is by no means an insult, and is very healthy for both her and the baby.
Paola and Russ have been married since 2013.
Previously, the two of them suffered a miscarriage. The tragedy was compounded when it led to some marital friction.
Pao felt that Russ was not there for her, emotionally, while Russ accused her of shutting him out.
That added to their preexisting issues — mostly conflict over Russ’ discomfort with Paola’s modeling work.
Said dispute has been an ongoing storyline on 90 Day Fiance.
Fortunately, they worked through the fallout from the miscarriage and seem to be in a much better place in every way.
Paola has received some shaming, unfortunately, since her pregnancy.
Some people — even those who might claim to be her “fans” — think that pregnant folks should cover up their baby bumps.
Others hope that she quits modeling altogether now that she’s becoming a mother.
Yes, there are still people in this world who have a real problem with working moms.
But these were the same people who were giving her a hard time for modeling before she was pregnant.
When you look at this photo, from just a matter of weeks ago, you can really see how much Paola’s body is changing.
This is such exciting news for her.
Some days, it seems that almost none of the couples on 90 Day Fiance get their happily ever after.
(Some are downright miserable — and others turn out to be criminals)
We wish all the best to Paola and Russ and their baby boy.