How Many Times Has 90 Day Fiance's Geoffrey Paschel Been Married?

This article contains descriptions of domestic violence.

Geoffrey Paschel first captured the attention of viewers when he appeared on TLC's popular series "90 Day Fiance." Paschel became a popular personality on the show for a variety of reasons, one being his mysterious and dangerous past. 

After being convicted of kidnapping and assaulting his ex-fiancee in October 2021, Paschel was sentenced to 18 years in prison without the possibility of parole. A February press release from the Knox County District Attorney General explained that Paschel was specifically convicted of "aggravated kidnapping, domestic assault, and interference with emergency calls."

Kristen Wilson Chapman, his partner at the time, recalled the attack during her testimony, "He had me by the back of my head and was hitting my face into the floor and I was screaming for him to stop," she said. "From there, he dragged me up the stairs ... He was dragging me by my head and by my hair." The pair were engaged at the time, but never wed. Although Paschel didn't walk down the aisle this time, he had quite a few times before.

Geoffrey has had more than a few weddings

According to Starcasm, Geoffrey Paschel has been married three times. He has also fathered four sons. However, one of his sons, Kazhem, died as a baby. Kazhem was the son of Paschel and his estranged last wife, Brittany. The couple was still legally married when Paschel began dating Kristen Wilson Chapman back in 2018, and their divorce was still pending as of January 2020.

Paschel's first wife, who remains anonymous, claims that he "repeatedly raped" her and threatened to kill her multiple times. His second wife, Allison Moon, testified against him during his latest sentencing hearing. In 2017, according to Starcasm, Moon attempted to gain full legal custody of their son. In the Motion for Protective Order filing, Moon accused Paschel of selling opiates and using their son "as a 'cover' or 'mule.'" She also alleged that Paschel "physically and psychologically abused" his children. Paschel's third wife, Brittany, claims that he confiscated her cell phone, did not allow her to have money, and physically assaulted her in front of her children, per Starcasm. She eventually tried to escape Paschel by fleeing with to Canada with their two children. 

Paschel, however, has maintained his innocence via social media. The "90 Day Fiance" alum wrote on Instagram, "These claims are the main reason I've been lambasted with such vitriol. I can assure you, if any of these fables were true, I would bow out and accept responsibility."

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What's going on with Geoffrey and Varya?

Geoffrey Paschel originally appeared on Season 4 of "90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days" where he got engaged to Varya Malina. It seemed likely that the pair would break up after Paschel's conviction. However, the two are reportedly still together. 

"For the past 2.5 years, we have had so many ups and downs," Malina wrote on Instagram in October 2021. "Right now, I ask all people who are also concerned about Geoffrey to unite and help the justice to be served. His son Dakota, on behalf of the whole family, started fund raising." In November 2021, Malina confirmed via Instagram that she moved to Paschel's Tennessee home ahead of his sentencing.

Currently, it seems as though the couple is still together and remain engaged despite the sentencing and Paschal being locked up. Malina has been giving fans updates on Paschel through social media. Most recently, she revealed that he is working on writing a book while in prison. During an Instagram Live, Malina explained to fans: "Right now, the visitations are allowed only for immediate family, which will be behind the glass. It's not in person." She continued, "In a month, maybe less, the situation will change. He will be able to have more stuff. Like [a] gym, like commissary, food, TV, personal TV, or such stuff."