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Where is the love? No, but seriously, where is the love? Jordan and Jenna are the only love Birds of the season Engaged And the Internet is Out to Get Them.
We should just skip to the good stuff, because sh*t hit the fan after Paradise and this is what you need to know.
The Hero of Paradise is obviously Venmo John. He went on the most dates, had the most kisses and left happily, after having had a wonderful vacation in Mexico. I bow down to his wit and wherewithal. Well done, sir. Well done. Olivia got mad at him at the live show because he was talking to Chelsea at the same time he was facetiming with her. Like girl, you spent one day together and maybe another hour. He is not committed to you. That was obvious when you both left Paradise before the Fantasy Suite dates. Ain’t no reason to be mad, Olivia. He didn’t propose. You do you, Venmo John. Never forget, Venmo John.
Jordan and David Update:The pair made up now that Jordan is all happy in love and they survived Paradise together.
Kevin and Astrid: Kevin and Astrid broke up before the Fantasy Suite Dates. Well, Kevin broke up with Astrid because of his insecurities. He regretted it later and they kept talking a little. At the after Paradise show, he apologized in person and asked her back. Her trust was broken, but due to some Chris Harrison finagling and questioning they came to the conclusion that they both love each other. And to the overwhelming happiness of Bachelor Nation fans everywhere, Astrid and Kevin posted a surprise Instagram and Twitter photo of Astrid in Canada with Kevin watching the after Paradise show, showing they were still together after it all! Yay!
Tia and Colton and The Bachelor: Tia wishes Colton well on his Bachelor journey and says she is happy for him, and no one understands why. Colton has no idea what he wants. Anywho, Tia and Colton are on their own paths.
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Never ever regret following your heart. Things may not always work out as you planned, but they always work out as they should. Thankful that this chapter of our lives has ended so new chapters can begin. I truly wish you the best, C. #peaceoutparadise #hotdogsforever #thankseleven
Krystal and Chris: Chris proposed to Krystal on Bachelor in Paradise and post-paradise he met the two doggies that are most important to Krystal and they went on their merry way. The most important takeaway from their relationship is that their MOMS are completely identical – in personality. Definitely sisters from another time period. Like just look. Also, fun fact, once Chris proposed he called his mom and told her he was engaged and showed her Krystal. His mom’s response, “Is that Krystal?” in a judgey way. Yes, judgement was present, I assure you. But now they’re besties, so yay.
Kendall and Grocery Store Joe Kendall broke Joe’s heart in Paradise the night before the fantasy suite dates. She realized what mistake she was making and that she did care for him. She flew out to Chicago (with a camera crew in tow) and asked to be taken back by Joe. And Joe was like dude my trust has been broken. And America was like yeah Grocery Store Joe, preach it! He ended up taking her back and they are doing the long distance thing from Los Angeles to Chicago. Kendall was like, “Wow, I could be running away from some of the best things that have ever happened to me.” Homegirl in the audience was like, YUP, preach sistah.
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Wowza, what a crazy adventure! Love is an odd yet wonderful mess that makes those effected do quite strange things but through it all I would do it again and again and again if it meant waking up next to this odd-ball of a human every morning. I love you mucho Joe! And am excited to be challenged by you through every step of this experience we call life 💕🤪
Chris Harrison said he had the solution for Kendall and Joe’s affliction and I was like, ‘Yes! He bought Grocery Store Joe a grocery store in Los Angeles or a Trader Joe’s!’ But nay, Chris Harrison did the complete opposite of that. He got Joe a spot on Dancing With the Stars, the show where Bachelor relationships go to die – take Chris Soules for example, or Nick Viall. The worst possible thing! Plus, you just know he’s going to get kicked off week one. Terrible idea, Chris Harrison. I’m disappointed in you.
Kamil and Annaliese Kamil is the biggest buttmunch we already believed to be true. My thoughts are he needed a sure thing in Paradise to get a little booty and then he hit the real world only to drop Annaliese to get other booty. Not only that, he pulled an Arie and broke up with Annaliese at the after Paradise live show, to her complete blindsided chagrin. Kamil and Arie are probably out having fancy drinks in NYC together talking fancy things and laughing about the way they dumped their exes on national television. The worst.
Annaliese left the stage and cried backstage. Backtrack to at the proposal in Mexico in Paradise, Annaliese told Kamil that she saw his soul after only a few days? First red flag. At the proposal, cut to Annaliese: I want more than anything for him to propose and we can get on to the future with babies and a wedding. I’m so ready. Cut to Kamil: I think that we need to take this slow to make it work outside of Paradise. Cut to Annaliese: I completely agree. Ummm, no you don’t, Annaliese, no you don’t. Second red flag. This had to be a sign they were not on the same track.
After Annaliese left the stage, bawled her eyes out backstage, and returned with fury letting the audience know they had booked an AirBnB together two days ago and that she had sent flowers to his mom and that Kamil wasn’t trying. Later, Kamil and Annaliese sat down together in the back studio and Kamil tried to explain his non-sensical reasoning that he just wasn’t feeling it and he wanted to do it in person in front of a million people and a live audience. Balls. He was like, “I think we need to slowly part ways.” Ummm, girl run.
This breakup was what prompted Tia to point and say supportively, “Yes, bitch, yes.” One thing Annaliese said was, “When they (meaning the other person in the relationship) end it in a crappy way it’s better because then you can hate them, you know what I mean.” Yes, Annaliese, yes. Also, her catch phrase needs to be “You know what I mean?” All she wants is to be married and it is APPARENT. Like sirens and bells and lights going off all around her. Girl needs to chill. Love will come. Just don’t be cray. You can’t say the signs and red flags weren’t there.
Jenna and Jordan asked Chris Harrison to officiate their wedding on June 6th, which I can only assume is the premier of Bachelor in Paradise Season 6.
Also, there have been allegations that Jenna does not in fact love Jordan and it’s all a falsehood. But to be honest it doesn’t sound like her and Jenna Cooper is getting her lawyers on the case. E! Online has the story. And here is Jenna’s post from Instagram.
Wells and Yuki Wells and Yuki were the bartenders of the season. As we’ll remember Wells is dating one of the daughters from Modern Family (Sarah Hyland). For reals, she reached out to him on Twitter and they’ve been dating ever since. They’re super weird, you should follow them.
Best Quote of the Night: John when he was in the car with Olivia on the way home after Paradise and the seatbelts kept getting stuck and not working. “The universe is against safety right now.” That kid.
Tweets of the Night: Solely from Jenna Cooper and her fans in support of her relationship and vision board with Jordan. #longlivethenameTucker (Backstory: Jenna adores the name Tucker and Jordan despises the name Tucker when they were talking about what baby names they would choose.)
Chris Harrison is still awesome and this season of Bachelor in Paradise was suuuuper interesting. And I think the only real love that blossomed from it was Jordan and Jenna, not sure about the others. I’m setting the countdown on those…
As you can see all of the things hit the fan. Good thing we have a few months to recover because The Bachelor starts January with Colton as the bachelor.
In other news, little Bekah Martinez is preggers with a baby with her boyfriend Grayston Leonard and was super mean and posted a photo with other Becca (Becca Kufrin) about being pregnant and no one knows who is who and that’s just confusing, but I dug around for you. Little Bekah (one on the floor) is in fact the expecting mama.
The Bachelor starts in January! Until then, Bachelor Fans. Keep a look out for a podcast coming soon to a station near you.
Also, Castaway is a thing that is still happening. Learned a little more about it, in that you either wait to get off the island by the rescue team at an unspecified date or you quit. So there’s that. That and the Proposal recaps are coming quickly at you. Well, not Castaway because I still don’t get it. But Proposal recaps of who is still together after proposing to a person after one hour. Their Instagram has some updates on who is still together and who called it quits. Good stuff. Happy viewing, Bachelor Fans!
If you only watch one episode this entire season of Bachelor in Paradise, let it be this one (like specifically the Tuesday night episode). Krystal was actually hilarious. She saged the girls after a night of bad juju from Jordan’s anger. She also had the most hilarious quote thus far this season. Kudos to Krystal.
Krystal in response to Jordan throwing the giant dog in the ocean: “Dude! You can’t litter.” Yas, queen, yas.
Joe corrected Wells saying Jordan actually choked out the giant dog and then threw it into the ocean. I love Joe.
Speaking of Joe. Kendall is all torn and confused when Leo rolls into town. Kendall and Leo both live in LA. He’s like a real-life Fabio with that hair. Kendall has a connection with Joe, but I don’t think he gets her all hot and bothered like Leo. That will fade, Kendall! TeamJoe. Grocery Store Joe. Forever and always. That smile.
Chelsea is throwing it out on the table. All of her cards, just right there for all to see. I’ve never seen her so flustered when Leo walked in to town. Leo noticed this and immediately went to her after his date with Kendall. He also talked to Analiese. He’s making the rounds.
Leo and Kendall went on a date to a pool where they had a photo shoot for the cover of a romance novel. Kendall was surprised to learn that she was the only one to call Leo the cover of a romance novel.
The romance novel was shot with all of these old bachelor and bachelorettes to come play a part. It was terrible. Arie will never leave. This annoyed me. No one cares. You may fast forward through this part of the episode.
Back to Jordan. His outfit was the best and received many a funny comment. One said the outfit reminded her of the monkey from Aladdin. Another Malibu Ken. Which is accurate and so funny. Caroline received props for making that connection and the monologue that followed, saying, “Chill out, Malibu Ken. It’s all going to be ok. We’ll drive back in your Malibu Ken mobile and it’ll be alright.” Or something like that. Seriously, watch the episode and you don’t even have to know what’s been going on up to that point and you’ll be so happy you did.
Best Part of the Episode is when Jordan and Joe are talking on the couch together and Joe describes Kendall’s date she had with Leo to Jordan. Two little peas in a pod.
Joe: I don’t like that. Do you like that?
Jordan: No, I don’t like that. I don’t like that at all. What did they do on the date?
Joe: They re-enacted a romantic novel.
Jordan: Pauses. Smiles. Tries to hold in his laughter. Can’t and says, “I’m sorry, but how the *bleep* do you do that?”
Joe laughs. It’s hilarious. Jordan bursts out laughing in the best authentic laugh I’ve heard all season. I’ll post it below.
Jordan and Joe Another Great Moment
When Leo gets back from Kendall’s date, Jordan narrates: “Leo is talking to every girl here right now. I din’t know how their date went, but he seems to be in a good place. Joe is drinking.”
Jordanisms 1. Bachelor in Paradise 0.
Also Jordan about Leo: “He can’t just come in here and destroy the community.”
Jordanisms 2. Bachelor in Paradise 0.
Jordan: “I’m not delirious. I’m hydrated and well-fed.
Jordanisms 3. Bachelor in Paradise 0.
Jordan, Joe, and Chris all sitting by the pool. Chris to Joe (about Kendall going on a date with Leo): You have diamond blue eyes. How could she not like you.
Joe to Chris: My eyes are green. (pause) But y’know they fluctuate.
And that is why America fell in love with Grocery Store Joe. Also, random thought. Every bartender should have a drink-themed name. Wells has well drinks. Yuki we’ll get back to.
Benoit, the Canadian who proposed to crazy Claire on Bachelor Winter Games, is back for love and finding another blonde lady. And he’s out to steal Jordan’s girl. David was just messing with Jordan when he gave a giant stuffed dog gift to Jenna, because David is crazy. But Benoit is actually ready to steal Jenna from Jordan. He took Jenna on a date and wooed her with his French and French kissing in the street. He carried her. She carried him. It was sweet. Malibu Ken wrote her a giant apology in the sandy beach when Jenna returned from her date.
Date Cards went to Colton who took Tia. And to Leo who took Kendall on a date. And Benoit who took Jenna.
Raven, Tia’s best friend showed up on the date and made Tia look at the hard stuff. Dude! She finally just got her man! Let her live, Raven! Tia cried to Colton again. In the end Colton asked Tia to be his girlfriend. So yay, Raven.
Raven also had the best quote of the night, because honey don’t play: “But if this ends badly, I’m gonna cut his penis off and he can’t ever lose his virginity.” And I don’t doubt that for one second. As we’ll remember, Raven is the one that came in with the story about an ex-boyfriend that she caught cheating with someone else and threw a stiletto at him and his lover. I hear she has good aim. Back woods Raven may be coming out.
Even Yuki who speaks a few words of English is like Why the eff aren’t Colton and Tia a couple? Yes, Yuki, yes.
And Jenna with the sweetest quote: “I want to find love. I just don’t want it to get taken away.” Bring it in, sister.
Couples you need to know about: Astrid and Kevin the Canadian. Angela and Eric. Chelsea has been choosing David for some unkown reason. Analiese and Kenny. Krystal and ?. John and Jubilee. Colton and Tia. Chris and Krystal.
Love Triangles Kendall and Joe and now Leo. Jordan and Jenna and now Benoit.
Also, let’s never forget, Bibiana, the true hero of paradise. The coach bringing people together. May she find love outside of Mexico.
John is telling Chelsea some jokes. And some go over her head, but John is so sweet to continue pressing on. He’s actually pretty hilarious. Yes, I had doubts! But you’ve won me over Venmo the Brains John! Jokes:
“Did you hear about the restaurant on the moon? Great food, no atmosphere.
“Ask me if I wear deodorant.” Do you wear deodorant? “Sure.”
“Ask me again.” Do you wear deodorant? *lowers voice* “It’s a secret.”
Tweets from All the Episodes: Mostly dedicated to Grocery Store Joe and Jenna because they bring joy and happiness to all. Jenna was referring to her not really there bikini and then killing it on social. Joe’s is in reference to Chris trying to play the field and using a pick-up line on Krystal.
There wasn’t a rose ceremony last week. This week the ladies have the roses and are handing them out to the men.
Hurricane Leo rolled in to town and it’s about to get soaked with crazy tonight! Tune in at 8|7c Monday and Tuesday on ABC for Bachelor in Paradise.
Bachelor Winter Games Breakups and Couples Updates
The honeymoon stage of The Bachelor Winter Games has thawed and the break up train is rolling through.
Clare and Benoit
Benoit, our Canadian contestant, proposed to Clare, our always up for a Bachelor challenge lady, at the finale of The Bachelor Winter Games. Well, we all know how that worked out. They are officially donezo as evidenced by their somewhat adorable Instagram post.
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Lesley and Dean
Dean posted a cryptic message on his Instagram about love being hard and a day later Lesley confirmed they were broken up. That’s 0 for 3 on the Bachelor ladies front for darling Dean. Might be time to check out another dating pool, DeanieBabies. Dean gave Lesley a key to his apartment at the After The Bachelor Winter Games episode. This was to throw off the very real proposal Benoit had planned for Clare (pre-breakup). Lesley is a clever little travel blogger for those not in the know. She cited, out with the winter and in with the Spring cleaning.
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Growing up as a kid I had a crude but utopian idea of what love is. I always had this idea that no matter what you did, no matter how you act, as long as you’re true to yourself and act in good conscious, your path would lead you to the one person on this planet you’re meant to be with. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned that although everyone DESERVES love, it’s not something we’re entitled to. Love takes work. Love is compromise. Love is earned. I still have a lot of work to do on myself, a lot to prove to myself, before I’m ready for something like that.
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It’s a bit strange to feel the need to post about this, but I don’t think I can honestly resume my normal programming (✈️🏖🏕) without giving you an explanation – and maybe that’s the wrong word, but I just wanted to thank y’all for the love and respect you’ve shown me over the past few days. I spent 5 years away from Bachelor Nation as I lived abroad and traveled for work. I came back to Winter Games because I’ve seen this franchise work miracles before. Through The Bachelor and my journey around the world, I have made deep connections, true meaningful intimate relationships with many walks of life. I know it’s imperative to find someone who chooses us and acknowledges our many layers, who can be open and vulnerable, and most importantly, who is ready. To meet someone and be met. To be chosen and to choose. To love and to be loved. This is everything. All we need is that same energy reciprocated, and despite how open and loving you attempt to be, people can only meet you as deeply as they’ve met themselves. Don’t be afraid to be the one that loved the most and give everything you had, because you’ve got to find people who love like you do and who are ready. Out with the old, in with the ᴛʀᴜᴇ. It was a long winter, and I’m excited for a new season🌱🌸🌻🌷Let the spring cleaning commence. I’m ready.
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Lauren and Arie are still globe trotting and doing annoyingly well. Lauren enjoys posting Instagram stories with filters. In case you were interested. Happy for them.
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For all you Team Becca fans, Becca’s Bachelorette season starts Monday, May 28th 8|7c. and she is ready to “Do the damn thing”…again.
Spotted: A pair of the cutest couple in The Bachelor Nation. I turned on the streets of Back Bay near Back Bay Station and low-and-behold it was Carly and Evan Bass! They were in town for Whitney Bischoff’s wedding in Cape Cod. And a couple of the nicest people I’ve ever blindsided and attacked on the sidewalks of Boston. Thanks for agreeing to take this selfie, confirming it wasn’t weird (definitely weird), and filling my bachelor soul. Congrats you two, on all of your things. And I hope this selfie attack incident does not taint your Boston experience. Try the chowdah. For reals.
I told myself to refrain from making Spotted posts so we can let them live their lives in peace, but poo poo to that, this was the greatest!
Bachelor in Paradise Season 4: All You Need to Know
The format got all kinds of weird after they had that minor lawsuit debacle between Corinne and DeMario. So if you wanted to give up two of your weeknights to watch the show every Monday and Tuesday, it played. ABC went off format and showed a montage of the successful Bachelor, Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise weddings and relationships. I assume to mediate the Corinne and DeMario allegations and to remind us love happens on the show! They also had a lot more live studio audience stuff thrown in. Corinne shared her story. DeMario shared his story. And together Corinne and DeMario shared their story at the end of the season. Chris Harrison also had an awkward sit down with the cast and discussed a lot of things before they started the season back up again. Because basically they stopped filming the first day into paradise and sent everyone home, and then brought everyone but Corinne and DeMario back again.
Diggy, Danielle M., Raven, Alexis, Alex, Iggy, Corinne, DeMario, Jasmine, Kristina, Dean, Jack Stone, Matt, Vinny, Ben Z., the Twins, Amanda, Dominque, Jaqui, Santa Nick, Robby, Derek, Taylor, Daniel, Lacey, Wells (as bartender)
Who ended up together
Raven and Adam, Taylor and Derek and that’s about it. Wells was the bartender, so not quite allowed to have a relationship with the players. But when Danielle M. decided to leave, he walked her out and they shared a really sweet kiss. They’ve been friends forever.
Robby and Amanda tried to date after the show. Then the Twins called Robby out that he cheated in Colorado with another lady. So they’re not together anymore.
Lacey and Daniel are no longer dating because Daniel is the most confusing human. He told Lacey he loved her the night of the Fantasy Suite dates and then got caught on camera telling a producer he could never change his Facebook status to in a relationship with Lacey. Tidbit of advice don’t deny when they have cameras that refute what you’re saying. He also spent more time with Vinny than Lacey in New York outside of the show. Sooooo.
Dean and Kristina. Dean and D-Lo.
Dean (@DeanieBabies on Instagram btw) got himself into bit of trouble. He swept Kristina (sweetheart from Nick’s season) off her feet the first day. Then filming stopped that same day. He visited her outside of the show, went on a roadtrip with her to Chicago. Bachelor in Paradise came back and Kristina and Dean were inseparable. Then Danielle L. (D-Lo) came on and Dean got confused. He went on a date with her and made out with both of them. Kristina felt used and left the show and then Dean dumped D-Lo at the end because he thought he was in love with Kristina. At After the Final Rose of Bachelor in Paradise, we found out Dean hit up both D-Lo and Kristina after the show to get together with them. Juggling is not Dean’s strong suit.
Taylor and Derek were together throughout the entire show. Derek loves her quirks and all and they had a Fantasy Suite date and they came back on the show for the interviews and Derek proposed to her right then and there.
Carly and Evan Waddell
Carly and Evan basically stole the show. They got engaged on the last season of Bachelor in Paradise. They had their wedding televised on this season of Bachelor in Paradise on one of the earlier shows instead of at the end. Carly’s dress was banging. They had a couple quirky extras that related back to their relationship starting in Mexico. On one of the later episodes they busted out the sonogram with their second bit of announcements. Carly and Evan are pregnant! With a girl. Evan has three boys from his previous marriage. So now they will be a family of six. According to Carly’s live Instagram feeds, their cat will not leave her side now that she’s pregnant. They’re fun to watch on Instagram live in case you need someone entertaining to follow. They had a Mexican game-themed birthday party that was also pretty stellar. Because who doesn’t like games. (If you’ll remember, Ashley and JP were the first to have their sonogram televised live.)
Ben Zorn’s Dog
Ben Z. could not stop talking about his dog. It was the reason he and Raven were meant to be together. It was the reason he was looking to find a mom for his pup. It was the reason he ended up going home.
The Twins came back to Paradise, but all too brief. They came in the last day and no one would go on a date with them because everyone was already buddied up. And so the twins left on the same day. Didn’t matter, because the next day the players still there had to decide their fates with the relationships they had already formed and most people broke up or left.
The Next Bachelor
Anyone remember Arie? Yeah, didn’t think so. Whelp, from the archives, Arie is the next bachelor. He was the racecar driver. The only great thing are the puns available to choose from for the season.
Wells and Danielle M. look to be super cozy post Bachelor in Paradise. Danielle M. left the show to go on a mission to Africa to put her nursing skills to good use. Wells walked her out and gave Danielle a really great kiss after she left. They make such a cute pair. PopSugar cites a podcast Danielle M. and Wells appeared on together, and said the pair is seeing if it will evolve organically. “Wells is one of my best friends,” Danielle M. said, “and I don’t want to lose that.” Having been friends for 4 years, they’re taking it as it comes. Listen in to the podcast: Your Favorite Thing Podcast with Wells and Brandi and stalk them on Wells Facebook page.
I think my TV is broken. Rachel are you still keeping it 100? Is this real life? Someone pass me the wine.
Congrats to the happy couple, Rachel and Bryan!
In an unprecedented season finale, ABC did a live show interspersed with the finale, so there was no After the Final Rose, yet it was a 3-hour event. Rachel was brought out with Chris Harrison at a live studio audience to watch the final episode and then bring out live the guy she sent home after they watched her send him home on TV. Follow me? It was super uncomfortable and I thought she’d spill the beans! Rachel chose 37-year-old chiropractor, mama’s boy, first impression rose man from Florida, Bryan. I’m still with Rachel’s mom and pop on this one and question what Rachel is doing. The breakup with Peter seemed to suggest she was deeply in love with him. As long as you’re happy Rachel, you do you Boo.
Who got kicked off: Eric and Peter were sent home. Eric was sent home at the rose ceremony, and Peter was sent home in a tear-filled good-bye before she had her final rose ceremony.
Eric got kicked off at the rose ceremony, leaving Bryan and Peter as the final two men. Rachel didn’t know if he was ready for marriage and her other relationships were stronger. Eric’s doing great. He’s opens and ready to receive love.
Peter and Rachel had the most heartwrenching breakup on Bachelor Franchise history. They kept having very well-spoken, intellectual conversations about why they loved each other and yet why it wasn’t working. It seemed like it was because Peter wasn’t able to propose yet because he saw that as a direct reflection of marriage, yet he loved her so deeply and didn’t want to let her go, whereas Rachel wanted a proposal and husband out of the deal, not a boyfriend and couldn’t understand why he couldn’t get to that step. There were a lot of emotions flying around and big tears. In the end Rachel broke up with him at the hotel room the night before the ceremony because it reminded her of the complicated relationships she’s had in the past. She wanted someone who was sure and confident in her. She gave him a long kiss and told him she loved him and there were so many tears. It really seemed like she loved him. At the live re-meeting, Peter still had some feelings for Rachel.
Rachel seems to be happy in love. Her family is still skeptical. After dating for a few months in private, Bryan was reunited with Rachel on the show. And now they’re touring around making appearances.
Bachelor in Paradise Preview
Our man Dean is going to be on Bachelor in Paradise and previews show us he has two ladies’ hearts in his hands. All of your favorites are there, Raven, the Canadian man that I think only goes to Bachelor in Paradise for a living, and The Twins! I’m so excited they’re back.
Will you be watching Bachelor in Paradise?? The season premiere begins next week in a two-night event, Monday, August 14th and Tuesday, August 15th 8|7c.
Until next time, Bachelor Fans.
No Bachelorette last week due to the NBA finals. If your significant other asks why you’re still reaching for that bottle of merlot, you kindly tell him/her you need it to handle paging through all of the articles on Bachelor in Paradise that have come out. Allegations of sexual assault in Bachelor in Paradise came out last Sunday.
What we know: Filming for this season of Bachelor in Paradise has been suspended as Warner Bros looks in to allegations of sexual assault. Warner Bros licenses Bachelor in Paradise to ABC. Bachelor in Paradise was scheduled to premiere Aug 8th and the cast was recently announced.
Who was involved: Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson
Warner Bros made a statement:
We have become aware of allegations of misconduct on the set of Bachelor in Paradise in Mexico. We have suspended production and we are conducting a thorough investigation of these allegations. Once the investigation is complete, we will take appropriate responsive action.
Amy Kaufman, an LA Times reporter, said her source told her a third party, allegedly a producer, filed a complaint after watching Corinne and DeMario hook up in the pool on the first day of shooting Bachelor in Paradise Season 4 in Mexico.
Rumors fly that a producer saw it and either didn’t do anything about it or was told to hold back by production. There have also been reports that Corinne was not able to hold herself up at one point. Eonline reported that the producer who filed the complaint hadn’t actually witnessed it.
Corinne has lawyered up and said she was blackout drunk and unable to provide consent. Corinne released the following statement to E! News:
I am a victim and have spent the last week trying to make sense of what happened the night of June 4. Although I have little memory of that night, something bad obviously took place, which I understand is why production on the show has now been suspended and a producer on the show has filed a complaint against the production.
According to TMZ, DeMario says the tapes will show that it was consensual.
The Post also obtained text messages from DeMario’s phone saying that the tapes will exonerate him.
Chris Harrison spoke out and said Warner Bros is conducting an investigation and that there are a lot of rumors out there.
Well-known spoilers king, Reality Steve, reports on Twitter, “For the record, one thing I can report to be 100% true: This season of Bachelor in Paradise isn’t happening. It’s been cancelled.”
Listen to the podcast, Bachelor Party, on the Ringer, by Juliet Litman where Reality Steve guest stars and weighs in.
Articles Sourced and for your reading:
Allegations of sexual assault are not to be taken lightly. Both parties have hired lawyers.
The Bachelorette with Rachel Lindsay returns to its normal schedule Monday, June 19th, 8|7c.
Another proposal makes Bachelor in Paradise 2 for 2! Two seasons, two engagements. I call that a success.
Which couples survived Paradise and Which Were Sent Home: Jade and Tanner got engaged! Tenley said good-bye to Joshua. Samantha and Nick along with Justin and Cassandra also left the island together (but their romance didn’t last long).
Tenley and Joshua
Tenley said good-bye to Joshua despite how much she cared for him. She cited the distance as a determining factor. Could it also be Joshua’s other love affair with Molly? The drug not the person. Just so we’re all on the same page, at the same party.
(Rumor has it Tenley is joining this next season of The Bachelor with Ben Higgins. The source in the article later says that it’s highly unlikely she will join yet another season of the Bachelor, but we shall see.)
Cassandra and Jonathan
That’s right Jonathan not Justin! While Cassandra left with Justin after a very long engagement of one date and maybe a full day getting to know Justin, they tried to take their relationship into the real world. Turns out you need longer than a day on the island to make that relationship last. All is well though, because the most adorable couple formed on their own. Cassandra met other single dad Jonathan at a commercial shoot and it was love at first sight. Jonathan could not stop staring intently at Cassandra at After Paradise when they announced their relationship and described how they met. Even Chris Harrison made a very accurate comment that it looked like Jonathan was about to eat Cassandra alive or ravish her right there on After Paradise. They are absolutely adorable and might be my new favorite couple.
Tanner and Jade
Tanner and Jade, the undercover lovers, surprised Bachelor nation with a proposal and went even further to say on After Paradise that they didn’t want a long engagement. Could there a be another Bachelor wedding in our future very, very soon, Bachelor fans?! I for one hope so.
Has Bachelor found the secret formula for making successful Bachelor relationships? Trap Bachelor/ette rejects on an island and force them to fall in love, stripping them of all contact with the outside world (sans the tempting other Bachelor/ette rejects that join the party every week) and providing an unending supply of booze. Sounds like a delicious recipe for love. Island + Booze – Outside World + Spice (new couples entering the island) = great reality television and proposals!
Samantha and Nick
We didn’t find out if they were still together after leaving paradise, but I did some digging for us and found a little something something.
Obviously their relationship is founded on a solid foundation of Samantha batting her eyes and Nick fawning over her beauty. Amber James, fellow bachelor/ette/paradise reject confirmed via Twitter that the two were still happily in love.
Carly and Kirk
It was so awkward. They had both Carly and Kirk sit on the same couch. Carly looked visibly uncomfortable and awkward. She made a plea to Bachelor nation and all guys in general in the world to stop doing “this” to other women. By “this” she meant leading ladies on to believe the men are equally into the relationship as the girl is without giving any warning signs that that might not be the case.
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Kirk and Carly call it quits! Jared breaks up with Ashley I. for the 100 billionth time. And Mikey tries to make one final hail mary before leaving Paradise.
It’s the first part of the season finale of Bachelor in Paradise. The second part 2-hour ending happens tonight at 9|8c!
As soon as Chris Harrison said look around because this was it no one else exciting is coming to the island, reality set in and most everyone said, nope I’m out. It was a race to the minivan. All kinds of familiar faces threw in the towel and threw open the sliding door to the white minivan home.
Who hands out the roses this week: Dudes
Who was sent home: Basically everyone. You name one they probably left. It is slim pickins. There are 4 couples still paired up on the island: Tenley and Joshua, Jade and Tanner, Samantha and Nick, and Justin and Cassandra. That’s it.
This week’s episode should have been dubbed Single Parents Anon, because the vast majority of people still on the island were single parents. Where do they find the time to leave for 6 weeks? Doesn’t matter. Cassandra, single mom from Juan Pablo’s season was the last of the newbies to enter the island. She asked single dad Justin on a date. Justin had just gotten an invite on a date from Jaclyn, so he had an awkward conversation that went something like Thanks for inviting me on this date, Jaclyn, but someone way more interesting just came on the island and asked me out so Immagonna take back that yes I just gave you.
Jaclyn tried to take Justin out, but Cassandra accidentally broke up that party real quick. All of a sudden Justin had two options for a date and he chose to accept Cassandra’s invitation.
Jaclyn had no one else to give the date card to so Nick the Dick asked her for it. And she made him roll around in the sand for it. It was pretty great. If you’ll remember from the last season of Bachelor Pad Season 3, Nick outwitted everyone on the show to betray a bunch of relationships and coast to a $250,000 prize. One of the couples he screwed over in the final three couples was none other than Jaclyn. So this was a little sweet revenge for her.
Meanwhile, Mikey ditched single mom Juelia, saying he didn’t have feelings for her. Man, when Chris Harrison asks the contestants to dig deep, they drop like flies.
Jared dumps Ashley I. for the final time. Ashley I. and Jared go on a Fantasy Suite date. Ashley I. still leaves a version but with some sort of whimsical Disneyland princess advice something or other Tenley leaves with her. It was actually really sweet advice. Tenley was trying to comfort her in her break up, saying that even though it hurts and that it didn’t work out with Jared, you look for those qualities in someone else.
Ashley I. did not go so quietly. She made sure she had an audience to announce her departure. As they gathered around for the rose ceremony, Ashley I. decided to break the news that she was leaving. She was like please don’t cry for me in my dramatic departure, and everyone was like okay bye. Guys, guys I’m leaving. Guess what. I’m leaving. Just want to make sure you know I’m leaving. She also got to call her sister in the minivan ride home. It was great.
Last of the Dates:
Samantha and Nick’s date
They had some fancy food that a chef flew in to make. Their conversation went like this:
Samantha: What made you want to pursue me so much. Flatter me.
Nick: You are the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen in my entire life.
Done. Conversation over. I can’t.
At the rose ceremony
Dan said something in reference to his fleeting relationships with Ashley S. and Amber, that gave Ashley S. hope in her eyes. Then he promptly said, that was great and all but I’m leaving because I didn’t find love. You could see Ashley S.’s heart sink.
Mikey tries to give a rose to a girl he barely knows. Mackenzie was like I don’t think you understand how this show works and said nope sorry I can’t accept that. She too joined the minivan ride home. Mikey, I think, I hope, he was kind of embarrassed by his last ditch attempt to find a make-out buddy on the island, laid down his rose and headed for the van home.
Kirk and Carly Break Up
After the rose ceremony and the next day on the island, Kirk told the guys that he was having doubts and had been for a little bit about his and Carly’s relationship. He was basically panicking now that shit got real. He told them he had to tell her. And so he does. That did not go well.
Carly immediately shut down all feelings. “OK, I wanna go home.”
She heaved forward. “I’m gonna throw up.”
Kirk: “Please don’t throw up.”
Carly threw herself into the comforting arms of Jade. Tenley took to becoming the den mother, preventing Kirk from going in and trying to comfort Carly. Kirk kept begging for Carly to listen to him. I was like I’m listening Kirk! Let me know! But sadly, Carly wouldn’t have it. She did not want to have another conversation where Kirk said he didn’t have feelings for her. So we all lost out on knowing what Kirk had to say. Thanks, Carly. She packed her bags immediately and rushed out of Mexico. Kirk looked shell shocked and said this was the worst break up he’s ever had. Well, yeah. You blindsided her, Kirk. I like ya Kirk, but you can’t go trying to please her and validating her feelings without any indication you’re not as in it as she is. At one point during the episode Carly told Kirk he was her person and he answered with something like “We call that ‘your idiot’ at home.” She said, okay then “You’re my idiot,” and he said, “Me too.” Carly also told him she could see her having his kids. Okay, so maybe that’s a little soon after 5 weeks of knowing a person trapped on an island with limited interactions with the outside world. Just join the Parents Anon club Kirk, it’s totally fine. I could see how that would make a person reassess. I can’t wait until we dig deeper into this on After Paradise. Bring up ALL of the feelings.
Next week, they previewed that someone gets engaged, which would mean this show is 2-for-2 in ending in an engagement. Of the sparse couples left, there is no one that far along in the relationship for a proposal, except maybe Jade and Tanner because we haven’t seen much of them. It could all just be a ruse from ABC producers messing with our hearts again. We’ll find out later tonight.
What are your thoughts and feelings about the Kirk and Carly Break Up?
Who do you think proposes tonight?