No matter what, we'll be able to spend the summer and fall of 2021 living vicariously through a group of very photogenic twentysomethings as they chug tropical drinks and attempt to fall in love with each other. That's right, folks:Bachelor in Paradiseis back! The seventh season premiered on ABC onMonday, August 16,and is hosted by arange of celebrity comedians—David Spade, Tituss Burgess, Lance Bass, and Lil Jon—in lieu of Chris Harrison; bartender andBacheloralumWells Adams has been promoted to as "master of ceremonies." (If you want to find out exactly what goes down, check out our guide toBachelor in Paradise2021 spoilers.)
The series, which boasts A-list superfans like Jennifer Aniston and Daniel Radcliffe, was forced totake a year off in 2020due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the powers that be over at ABC scrambled to bring the no-holds-barredBachelorspinoff back in time for the summer of 2021. The 2021 season is expected to have more contestants than any previous editions of the franchise, and you know what that means—more drama than ever before. “Of all the five seasons I’ve done inParadise, the craziest stuff happens on this season," Wells Adams told the "Bachelor Happy Hour" podcast. "I think no one is going to expect what happens."
When doesBachelor in Paradiseair in 2021?
Bachelor in Paradisebeganairing on ABC onAugust 16, 2021,betweenKatie ThurstonandMichelle Young's back-to-back seasons ofThe Bachelorette.After that,Paradiseairs Mondays and Tuesdays through to mid-September,then just Tuesdays starting September 13. The season culminates onOctober 5, 2021,two weeks prior to the beginning of Young's season.
Who's on the cast ofBachelor in Paradise?
Four seasons ofThe BachelorandBacheloretteaired in the two years since the last group of Bachelor Nation alums flew to Mexico, meaning there were more than 100 (!) eliminated contestants to choose from for this season ofBiP. The devil works hard, butBachelorproducers work harder!
ConfirmedBachelor in ParadiseContestants
- Abigail Heringer
- Brendan Morais
- Becca Kufrin
- Connor Brennan
- Deandra Kanu
- Demi Burnett
- Ivan Hall
- Jessenia Cruz
- Joe Amabile
- Joe Park
- Karl Smith
- Kelsey Weir
- Kenny Braasch
- Kendall Long
- Mari Pepin-Solis
- Maurissa Gunn
- Natasha Parker
- Noah Erb
- Serena Chew
- Serena Pitt
- Tahzjuan Hawkins
- Tammy Ly
- Tia Booth
- Victoria Larson
- Victoria Paul
Unconfirmed (But Rumored) Contestants
We also have an unofficial list of people who, per Reality Steve, are rumored to join the above cast inParadise.These former contestants include:
- Kit Keenan
- Chelsea Vaughn
- Madison Prewett
- Connor Saeli
- Demar Jackson
- Ed Waisbrot
- Chris Randone
- Clay Harbor
Where isBachelor in Paradisefilmed?
As with previousParadiseseasons,Bachelor in Paradise2021 was filmed at the Playa Escondida resort in Sayulita, Mexico.
Who is hostingBachelor in Paradise?
With Chris Harrison ejected as host, a range of celebrity guest hosts filled in:David Spade, Tituss Burgess, Lance Bass, and Lil Jon.
Lance Bass, for one, enjoyed it so much that he's down to come back for good. "They've not asked me [to be the permanent host], and of course that's going to depend on Bachelor Nation out there...I mean, yes, of course, it would be a dream come true to be able to host a show like that,"he toldET.
Wells, too, hasmade clearhe's down for the role of permanent host. "I'm not sure what the next step is, but whatever ABC and Bachelor Nation wants I'll go do it. If they want me to host the show, sure I'll go do that, if they want me to be the janitor next season, OK, I'll go do that too." Reality Stevenotesof Wells: "I have not heard any names outside of Wells. So while I wouldn’t be shocked if it ended up being him, I haven’t heard anything else on it."
It's possible that we'll see on the beach some Bachelor Nation mainstays who fell in love inParadise, too: Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon, for example, who recently announced that Ashley is pregnant—technically they got togetheraftertwo tumultuousParadiseseasons, but still—or Astrid Locht and Kevin Wendt, who announced the same. Or Raven Gates Gottschalk and Adam Gottschalk, newlyweds who are now expecting a "honeymoon baby." (So! Many!Paradise! Babies!)
What happens onBachelor in Paradisethis season?
The Final Couples
According to Reality Steve, the couples who get engaged at the end ofParadiseare:
- Joe Amabile and Serena Pitt
- Kenny Braasch and Mari Pepin
- Riley Christian and Maurissa Gunn
Which engaged couples are still together?
All of them! Joe and Serena were photographedout and about in Chicago,confirming that they're very much still together. (If you need any more evidence, Abigail from their seasonaccidentallyconfirmed that Joe and Serena are still engaged.) Reality Steve reported that Kenny and Mari have also been photographed together—his intel that they're engaged is supported by the fact thata promo forBachelor in Paradiseshows someone holding out a ring with the same distinctive necklaceandtattoo that Kenny has—and that Riley and Maurissa, two fan favorites, also remain engaged, though the latter couple have managed to stay out of the spotlight.
Did any other couples leave the beach together?
Becca Kufrin and Thomas Jacobs
Yes, as in belovedBacheloretteBecca andThomas, the "villain" of Katie Thurston's season.The two hit it off inParadise,but Becca ultimately broke up with him on the beach and they left separately.Per Reality Steve, Becca and Thomas got back together after filming, and remain together now.
Brendan Morais and Pieper James
Brendan and Pieper were unceremoniously kicked off the beach and broke up a couple months later. In September, after their episodes aired, Pieper toldUs Weekly: "We’re working through things. This obviously isn’t something that’s super healthy for a relationship either, so it kind of is what it is. Every day...taking it day by day.” By October, the two had split.
Noah Erb and Abigail Heringer
Noah Erb and Abigail Heringerbroke up before the end of the season and both of them left single, per Reality Steve. But they've beenphotographedtogether since, and eagle-eyedBachelorfans noticed that in recent social media posts, Abigail iswearinga necklace that Noah hasalsobeen wearing recently. But then formerBacheloretteClare CrawleytaggedAbigail in a post alluding to her breakup, and Bachelor Nation speculated that Abigail might be involved with Dale somehow.To add fuel to the fire, Noahpostedto his Instagram Story, "A lot of interesting stuff swirling around..."
Ivan Hall and Alexa Caves
We never got to see Alexa, from Peter's season, on this season ofParadise—but Ivan Hall did. While the cast sheltered from the storm in a hotel, Ivan found out Alexa's room number and went to see her, leaving to an emotional exit fromParadise. It's not clear whether the two are still seeing each other: "[There's] a lot to talk about still,” he said via Instagram. "A lot to be explained...[I] can’t wait to have the opportunity to do that at some point in the near future because I think everything will make a lot of sense.”
Jessenia Cruz, Alana Milne, and Chris Conran
Another source of drama on the beach was the love triangle that was Chris, Alana, and Jessenia, which culminated in Joe gettingrealmad on Jessenia's behalf and Chris and Alana being forced to leave. (Poor Alana had been there 24 hours, and, well, didn't reallydoanything.) It's not clear whether Alana and Chris are still together, since they'd only been on a single date before they left the beach, but Alana said on the Bachelor Happy Hour podcast that Chris had "taken [her] on a bunch of dates."
What has the cast ofBachelor in Paradisesaid about this season?
Well, first, there's been alotof apologizing since the show began airing. Pieper James hasapologized("I’m not an extension of Brendan and his actions, and I don’t condone dishonest behavior"), as did Brendan ("I understand that the damage is already done and all I can do going forward is acknowledge the error of my ways"). Natasha, for the record, toldETof their apologies: "I saw his apology on his page, and the numerous attempts that she has said for press...It's like, 'Guys, hi. Again, the person who you're disregarding. Call me, text me, DM me.' They don't care about me."
Chris alsoapologized: "I take complete accountability for my blatant disrespect towards Jessenia, and handling the situation poorly."
Others have blamed "bad edits" for their image on the show.WroteBlake Monar, who got into an argument with Tia Booth over his not trying hard enough: "I was there to build a connection, not just plan gestures solely due to a request to do so for a favorable 'edit' so someone 'doesn't look like a fool'— 'this dude.'" This echoes Pieper, whowrote: "Gentle reminder that reality tv isn’t real. "An edited, produced, and cut down show isn’t going to show you every single thing said and done. An edited and produced show can’t show you conversations that happened before filming between friends."
Some other contestants have spoken out about what to expect from the season in general. Speaking on theClick Baitpodcast, Joe said: "A lot of people find love but don’t necessarily get it reciprocated...I think there’s a lot more heartbreak this time than when I was on it last time. It just seemed like a lot of people just weren’t on the same page."
Tammy Ly toldEntertainment Tonight: "I'm telling you right now this season is the most monumental season they ever released."Of Chris Harrison, she said: "Honestly I forgot he even existed."
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Bachelor in Paradise's Victoria Fuller and Johnny DePhillipo Get Engaged During Season 8 Finale.What couples end up together on Bachelor in Paradise 2021? ›
Kenny Braasch and Mari Pepin
This Bachelor in Paradise season 7 couple took a while to get serious after Mari said she wanted to keep her options open, but she ended up with a Neil Lane engagement ring in the October 2021 finale.
Eliza eventually made her way down to the beach to tell Rodney her true feelings. "I chose you because it felt like the right thing to do. I have a lot of feelings for you. I felt a sense of loyalty," she explained through tears.Are Mari and Kenny still together? ›
Kenny and Mari are still together and engaged after meeting on Paradise. Since leaving the reality dating show, their relationship has continued to progress. In January 2022, the couple announced that they officially moved in together.Are Aaron and Genevieve together? ›
Are Genevieve and Aaron still together from Bachelor in Paradise 2022? The answer is no.Are Jill and Jacob still together? ›
Alas, Jacob and Jill 2.0 didn't last very long though. According to Bachelor spoiler guru Reality Steve, the Paradise reunion show taped on November 4 and by the end of the month, Jill had officially confirmed that she and Jacob were over (again).Are Noah and Abigail still together? ›
She has been working at PEOPLE since 2022. Her work has also appeared in Buzzfeed, She Knows and Greatist. Although Abigail Heringer and Noah Erb didn't leave the beach together on Bachelor in Paradise, the couple reignited their romance off-screen and are still going strong today.Are Joe and Serena still together? ›
After the show wrapped, Amabile and Pitt maintained a long-distance relationship for months before moving in together in New York City. In October 2022, they wed at an N.Y.C. courthouse. From meeting on reality TV to getting married, here's everything to know about Joe Amabile and Serena Pitt's relationship.Are Victoria and Greg together? ›
Now, the two have been together for around nine months, and they might be getting ready to take a major next step as a couple. In March, Greg revealed that he saw himself marrying Victoria and having children together within the next five years.Did Eliza and Justin get back together? ›
The answer is no, according to Reality Steve. Justin and Eliza seemed to end up together on Bachelor in Paradise 2022 after Eliza chose Justin in their love triangle with Rodney Matthews, a contestant from The Bachelorette season 18 with Michelle Young.
Justin rejected Eliza, though, and, in a shocking reunion move, Eliza said that Rodney was actually the one she wanted all along.Is anyone from Bachelor in Paradise still together? ›
Greg Grippo and Victoria Fuller
Two years later, Victoria Fuller got engaged to realtor Johnny DePhillipo on Bachelor in Paradise season 8 — though she jetted off to Rome with Greg Grippo a month after the finale wrapped. Somehow, rose lovers, they are still together.
The pair, who met and got engaged during Season 8 of the dating show, made a joint post on Instagram Monday announcing the end of their relationship. "After many months, today we have ultimately decided to end our engagement," they captioned the post.Is Becca and Thomas still together? ›
The former Bachelorette star and her Bachelor in Paradise paramour announced Wednesday that they're expecting their first child together. Sharing photos on Instagram of an ultrasound and snaps taken with their dogs, they wrote, "Party of 5 coming September 2023.Is Rico and Mari in a relationship? ›
Singer-songwriter Rico Blanco agreed with Maris, whom he has been dating since May 2021.Is Becca Kufrin married? ›
Kufrin began dating Thomas Jacobs in June 2021. On May 29, 2022, they announced their engagement, and on April 26, 2023, they announced that they're expecting their first child in September 2023.Are Brittany and Tyler still together? ›
The Netflix star and Snow announced their breakup on Instagram in September 2022 after more than two years of marriage. "After time and consideration, Tyler and I have made the difficult decision to separate," they said in a joint statement. "This decision was made with love and mutual respect for one another.What does Aaron from Bachelor in Paradise do for a living? ›
The 28-year-old insurance agent from San Diego, California got his start on Katie Thurston's season of The Bachelorette.Is Michael and Danielle still together? ›
During the season 8 reunion, which was filmed in November 2022, the pair revealed that they are still going strong.What happened to Jill after Bachelor in Paradise? ›
Jill confirmed on the “Click Bait” podcast in December 2022 that she and Jacob split one week after the Bachelor in Paradise “After the Final Rose” special aired. “After our one-on-one aired, we were like, 'Oh, we're catching the feelings again! ' And then we started talking more and more,” she said.
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After taking their relationship off-camera, the couple have been going strong and celebrated their one-year anniversary in June 2022. Here's a complete timeline of Brendan Morais and Pieper James' relationship.What happened to Riley and Marissa? ›
In an episode of the “Click Bait” podcast in January 2022, Riley and Maurissa's Bachelor in Paradise co-star, Natasha Parker, claimed that the two split because of their “different” lifestyles. “I think that they just have very different lives, at least from my understanding from what she was saying.How deaf is Abigail Heringer? ›
Heringer explained that while she was born profoundly deaf and can't hear without the aid of her cochlear implant, she is not considered a part of the Deaf community because she communicates vocally rather than with sign language.Is Serena and Joe pregnant? ›
“A lot of people did ask if I was pregnant, which I guess makes sense,” Pitt added. “People are wondering if we had a shotgun wedding because I'm pregnant. I'm not pregnant.” The couple discussed the reason they did decide to tie the knot on the latest episode of Amabile's “Click Bait” podcast.What is Joe Serena age gap? ›
But despite most Bachelor Nation fans celebrating Joe and Serena's engagement, some haters called out their 11-year age difference.Where do Joe and Serena live now? ›
Earlier this year, the couple moved in together in New York City and frequently post sickeningly cute photos together. This blessed union brings the marriage count up to four for Paradise: Joe and Serena, Raven Gates and Adam Gottschalk, Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon, and Tanner Tolbert and Jade Roper.Are Peter and Kelley back together? ›
While the two briefly went their separate ways, they were spotted in Chicago together in 2022. After sparking speculation that they had rekindled their romance, Us confirmed in September 2022 that the duo were “full-on back together.”How did Greg Grippo and Victoria get together? ›
"After I had completely broken up with Johnny, Greg called me and said he wanted to see where it could go. He called me and asked if I would be willing to go on a date with him in Italy. We didn't want to go on a date in the U.S. because we didn't want anyone to see us."Is Victoria Fuller on Bachelor 2023? ›
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Never remarrying, Eliza raised a brood of seven children as a single mother, while grieving the losses of her husband and eldest son, Philip who both died in duels. This content is imported from poll.Are Elisa and Rodney still together? ›
Outside of Paradise, Rodney and Eliza appear to follow one another on Instagram, seemingly indicating that they are on good terms after their split. Following the reunion episode, Rodney spoke with Entertainment Tonight on November 23 about how shocked he was to find out that she had wanted him all along.Did Hamilton get back together with Eliza? ›
Over time Eliza and Alexander reconciled and remained married, and had two more children together.What do they eat on Bachelor in Paradise? ›
The Food Situation Is More Relaxed on Bachelor in Paradise
“There are catered buffets for every meal or you can also get things made to order behind the bar in the kitchen area,” said Jaclyn. “Grilled fish, quesadillas, and the best made-to-order pico de gallo I've ever had.”
Justin, 28, decided to come back to Paradise because he heard Eliza, 26, showed up after he left.What happened to Justin Bachelor in Paradise? ›
And I haven't found the spark, but I've got a lot of love to give. So I'm hoping maybe they'll show up soon.” Since leaving Paradise, Justin has been spending some quality time in his hometown of Baltimore, Maryland, according to his Instagram. He was even asked to paint a mural for the Ravens stadium.Are Gabby and Rachel still engaged? ›
It hasn't been the easiest journey for Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia—who served as co-Bachelorettes during the franchise's 19th season—since they both got engaged on the show. Gabby's engagement to Erich Schwer came to an end earlier this month, as E! News first reported.Are Clayton and Susie together? ›
Clayton Echard and Susie Evans' Honest Quotes About Their Relationship. The wedding photographer and Echard announced in September 2022 that they had split after six months of dating.Did Gabby and Erich break up? ›
On an episode of Dancing With the Stars in November 2022, Gabby confirmed her breakup with Erich and revealed that the two broke up because of a difference in their “common goals” and how they “approach life.” Gabby also hinted that she broke up with Erich because of the “blame” he would put on her during their ...Are Brendan and Serena engaged? ›
After many months, today we have ultimately decided to end our engagement. We have tried to work privately on our relationship which has been incredibly challenging in the public eye. This has been immensely hard to accept and painful, as there is a lot of love between the two of us.
Their proposal was taped in June 2022 and aired that November. “Serene Brook Russell, I love you.Where are Brandon and Serene now? ›
Serene Russell and Brandon Jones — who got engaged during the season 8 finale of BiP, which aired in November 2022 — announced their breakup in a joint Instagram post Monday evening. "After many months, today we have ultimately decided to end our engagement," Russell, 27, and Jones, 28, wrote in the caption.Why did Becca dump Thomas? ›
Becca Kufrin Says She and Thomas Jacobs Briefly Split Up Because She Needed 'More of the Real Life' Dory Jackson is an Associate Editor for PEOPLE's digital TV team. While at the brand, she's had the opportunity to interview a long list of celebrities, from Kate Hudson to Pierce Brosnan to Billy Porter.What does Thomas Jacobs do for a living? ›
After a successful career as a real estate broker in San Diego, California, Thomas Jacobs competed on season 17 of The Bachelorette.What race is Thomas on Bachelor in Paradise? ›
“I'm Black, I'm Russian, Polish, a little Native American,” he said.Who is Mari Jasmine current boyfriend? ›
MANILA – Model, TV host, and blogger Mari Jasmine is now married to her boyfriend, businessman Michael Concepcion. She shared a photo of them after their wedding ceremony on Instagram on Wednesday. “One of the craziest weeks of my life but happy to finally call you my husband!!!” Mari Jasmine captioned her post.What is the age gap between Maris and Rico? ›
He's 48 and she's 23 but Maris Racal is not intimidated by the 25-year age difference between her and OPM veteran Rico Blanco.Does Mari have a boyfriend? ›
October 5, 2021: Kenny Braasch and Mari Pepin get engaged.Is Johnny and Victoria from Paradise still together? ›
Are Johnny and Victoria still together after Bachelor in Paradise 2022? The answer is no. Johnny and Victoria are one of two couples who get engaged in the Bachelor in Paradise season 8 finale. Johnny and Victoria are both original contestants on Bachelor in Paradise season 8.Are John and Victoria from Amazing Race still together? ›
They reside in Los Angeles, where Jonathan is an entrepreneur who owns a spa as well as other business ventures, and Victoria is a model/ pop artist painter.
Victoria Fuller and Johnny DePhillipo Split as He Accuses Her of Cheating With Greg Grippo.Is Victoria with Alex or Johnny? ›
Even though Johnny and Victoria get engaged in the November 22 episode of Bachelor in Paradise, their love fizzles once they leave the beach and they break up.Who is Victoria's new BF on Bachelor in Paradise? ›
'Bachelor in Paradise' 's Victoria Fuller Confirms Relationship with Greg Grippo: 'Everyone Can Hate Us' After weeks of speculation, Victoria Fuller cleared up rumors about her relationship status with Greg Grippo on Tuesday's Bachelor in Paradise season 8 finale.What is Greg Grippo's job? ›
Greg Grippo - Account Manager - Mondo | LinkedIn.What did Victoria say that Johnny called her? ›
When the exes appeared on stage together during the reunion, which aired on November 22, Victoria accused Johnny of calling her a “f—king c—t” and asking, “You don't cook, you don't clean, what do you provide to a relationship as a woman?” In addition to denying the allegations, the Florida native alleged that the ...Are Kent and Vixen still together? ›
Kent & Vyxsin broke up sometime after The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business.What was the biggest controversy in Amazing Race? ›
Jonathan Shoves Wife Victoria
The married entrepreneurs had a rocky race during season 6, which came to a head in Germany when Jonathan pushed his wife as they came short of a first place Pit Stop win.
Bachelor Nation fans saw Johnny DePhillipo find love and get engaged to Victoria Fuller on Season 8 of “Bachelor in Paradise.” Unfortunately, things didn't work out between Johnny and Victoria and Victoria has moved on to dating fellow Bachelor Nation star Greg Grippo.Did Victoria cheat on Johnny with Greg? ›
“Confirmed. VF never cheated on Johnny. Ever,” he tweeted in October 2022. Reality Steve confirmed on his podcast in October 2022 that Johnny and Victoria broke up around early September 2022.Was Greg Grippo on Bachelor in Paradise? ›
If Grippo's name sounds familiar, that's because he is a member of Bachelor Nation, he just wasn't a member of this year's Paradise cast.
Moreover, the two never ended up meeting in real life. That tells you everything you need to know. But they do seem to be at peace with each other and themselves. They both do seem kind, so here's to them finding real love in 2023.Is Victoria Fuller still with Greg Grippo? ›
Now, the two have been together for around nine months, and they might be getting ready to take a major next step as a couple. In March, Greg revealed that he saw himself marrying Victoria and having children together within the next five years.What does Johnny Bachelor in Paradise do for a living? ›
Johnny Is a Realtor From Florida
This dude hails from Palm Beach Gardens, works as a realtor for Compass, and is 25 years old. He also appears to have a cute dog, which feels important.
Johnny is the son of Billy Abbott and Chelsea Lawson. He was the product of Billy's extra-marital affair with Chelsea while he was married to Victoria Newman. He was adopted and is being raised by Victoria.