Even though former 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days star Geoffrey Paschel is locked up in prison, it seems that he is still able to control his fiancé Varya Malina, even while behind bars. Varya and Geoffrey’s relationship was turbulent on Before the 90 Days, as Geoffrey hid crucial details about himself, like his previous drug convictions. At the end of Geoffrey’s trip to Russia, the couple split, but later reunited in the U.S. and got engaged.


However, their seemingly happy ending was short-lived, and the couple were fired from the franchise after the network learned of the assault charges pending against Geoffrey. A former girlfriend of Geoffrey’s claimed he was physically abusive towards her, and Geoffrey was ultimately convicted. Since then, Geoffrey has been serving his 18-year sentence, while working on his appeal. But despite Geoffrey’s legal woes, Varya has stuck by his side, and it seems that Geoffrey is still manipulating her.

In a recent post Varya shared on Instagram, it’s clear that Geoffrey still exerts control over her. The Russian woman spoke about her difficult decision to go on a seven-day cruise. It turns out, Geoffrey was against Varya taking the cruise largely because he would be out of contact with Varya during that period. Though Varya ultimately decided to go on the cruise, the fact that she debated at all due to Geoffrey’s demands is alarming. Geoffrey may be lonely in prison, but there’s no reason that Varya shouldn’t be able to live her own life, especially since it would be only seven days without a call.

Varya Is Financially Tied To Geoffrey

Varya Malina and Geoffrey Paschel on 90 Day Fiancé

It is also harder for Varya to pull away from Geoffrey because she is still financially dependent on him. Not only does Varya live in Geoffrey’s house, she also manages several of his rental properties while he’s in prison. Even if Varya did want to pull away from her problematic fiancé, she would have to find a new place to live and a new way to make money. Given that breaking up would include a significant financial hit, Geoffrey has leverage over Varya, making her more likely to stick around and do what he says.

Geoffrey Is An Expert At Guilting Varya

Geoffrey Paschel and Varya Malina from 90 Day Fiancé

Varya’s recent post is alarming for more reasons than just Geoffrey’s unreasonable demands. It’s clear that Geoffrey has gotten very good at guilt-tripping Varya. That she even considered not going on her cruise is evidence that Geoffrey can tug at her heartstrings as a way to control her. If Geoffrey can make Varya feel guilty about living her life while he’s in prison, then he clearly still has a strong hold on her. Thankfully, Varya did decide to put herself first and go on the cruise as a way to recharge. Hopefully it’s a sign that she may be distancing herself from Geoffrey, despite the control the former 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days star tries to have over her.

Source: Varya Malina/Instagram

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