This summer may be heating up, but the Bachelor In Paradise tea is even hotter. Your favorite rejects from past seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette will be dealing with a lot more than mosquito bites when Paradise premieres August 9, and I for one am pumped to see the drama unfold.
But if you can't wait until the end of the season to discover which of your faves end up together, notorious Bachelor blogger Reality Steve has the scoop on all the new couples, fights, and epic crying fits that are going down.
A disclaimer: Steve has been spoiling the Bachelor franchise for many years, and he usually gets these things right. But, if Hannah Brown's season of The Bachelorette is any indication, this is all subject to change. That said: Sit back, relax and enjoy the show.
WARNING: Probable spoilers for the upcoming season of Bachelor In Paradise are below. Do not keep reading if you don't want to know what's going down. You've been warned!
Here's hoping the new crop of Paradise hopefuls find love like these Bachelor success stories:
This season is going to be all about Blake Horstmann.
You may remember Blake as the runner-up from Becca Kufrin's season of The Bachelorette, and boy, has he been busy since leaving the Bachelor mansion. Per Reality Steve, we might as well just rename this whole thing The Blake Show.
Ok fine. One hint about “Bachelor in Paradise.” Through one week of filming, it’s the Blake Horstmann Show and it’s not even close. Nor is it good.- RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) June 13, 2019
Long story short, Blake got pretttyyyy friendly with fellow Paradise cast members Tayshia Adams, Caelynn Miller-Keyes, Hannah Godwin (all from Colton Underwood's season), AND Kristina Schulman (from Nick Viall's season) earlier this spring, according to Steve. When the crew all gets down to Mexico, Blake asks Tayshia on a date. Then Kristina asks Blake on a date. And so...it begins.
Tayshia, Caelynn, Kristina, and Hannah G. will call Blake on his B.S.
I mean, wouldn't you? When the girls all meet up and figure out they've been in a love hexagon long before touching down in Paradise, things go south for Blake pretty quickly, Steve reports. Apparently, Caelynn and Blake will get into a screaming match on the beach, because this girl is Not. Here. For. Any. Of. It. (Nor should she be!)
Things at least seem to be smooth sailing for Hannah G.
If Reality Steve is to be believed, fan favorite Hannah G. seemed to be getting along pretty great with Dylan Barbour (from the other Hannah's season of The Bachelorette).
They cozied up since day one on the show-even though Blake told the other three girls he only really wants to pursue Hannah in Paradise. Whew, are you keeping up? Good.
Caelynn moves on with Dean Unglert-but not without drama.
Remember Dean? He's the one from Rachel Lindsay's Bachelorette season who ended up in a messy love triangle with Kristina and Danielle Lombard in season four of Paradise. According to Reality Steve, Dean gives Caelynn a rose before showing himself out because he "didn’t see a relationship progressing past the show." So Caelynn decides to go on a date with Connor Saeli (current fan fave from Hannah's season). But before they can see where things go, Dean returns, apparently having had a change of heart. He and Caelynn ultimately leave Paradise together.
Paradise alums Krystal Nielson and Chris Randone will tie the knot.
Okay, this isn't really a spoiler because it's already out there that the two former villains-turned-Bachelor In Paradise season 5 lovebirds were married last week. But if you had any doubts about where and when the nuptials took place, look no further than the beaches of Paradise, where Glitter and the Goose returned to make it official during season 6.
It's proof that, yes, people actually find love in this crazy place-and just might inspire a few of the current cast members to put a Neil Lane ring on it when this whole thing wraps up. Speaking of...
Connor hits it off with Whitney Fransway at Krystal and Chris' wedding.
Who doesn't love finding love at a wedding?! Per Reality Steve, Connor sticks around after the nuptials hoping that Whitney will eventually join the cast. When she doesn't walk down those stairs, he leaves. Then! Whitney does join the cast, but she's bummed that Connor isn't there waiting for her. So after this big ole screwup by the Paradise producers (or genius scheming-you decide), Whitney leaves to be with Connor.
In the iconic words of season five's Jenna Cooper, "It's about to get coconuts"-and I CAN'T WAIT.
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