Just five months after Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert got engaged on Bachelor in Paradise, their wedding will be televised for fans to see on ABC’s Bachelor at 20: A Celebration of Love special on Sunday night.
The romance between Jade and Tanner is undeniable and they quickly became one of Bachelor Nation’s favorite couples. However, many fans are wondering if former Bachelor Chris Soules — who makes an appearance at Jade’s wedding — made a big mistake ditching the Nebraska native after she revealed that she had a rather racy past, including nude modeling for Playboy, X-rated videos, and a criminal record.
— Tanner Tolbert (@ttolbert05) February 13, 2016
During Chris’ season, Jade made it to the hometown dates episode and it appeared that she was one of the frontrunners until details of her past had him re-think his decision to take her to the overnights.
— Jade Elizabeth Roper (@jadelizroper) February 16, 2015
Although it’s not clear if Soules knew that she had several criminal charges in her past, Jade was upfront with him about her nude modeling during her hometown — who can forget how uncomfortable Chris looked when she showed him some of the photos? He sent her home broken-hearted despite her honesty.
According to Reality Steve, Jade went by the stage name of “Jade Elizabeth” and did all-nude photos for Playboy Amateur. Steve commented that Jade was “not shy about showing the whole world her goodies for free” and prompted his readers to do “a quick Google ‘Jade Roper Nude’ image search” to view her nude photos.
Jade Roper (Bachelor Contestant) Nude Gallery pic.twitter.com/ugBCpmCgxX
— bbz (@bbztbh) February 14, 2015
Although Jade did show Chris her nude photos, she didn’t tell him about her criminal past — or at least fans didn’t see that play out on TV. According to Life & Style, Nebraska State criminal records show that Jade has had several run-ins with the law.
Jade was reportedly charged with possession of alcohol in October, 2004, spent 15 days in jail for a DUI in 2005, was arrested for shoplifting at Kohl’s in 2006. Shoplifting charges came when she returned “Maidenform bras and panties, blush, a necklace and a pair of earrings.”
Fortunately for Jade, her past didn’t matter to her now-husband, Tanner Tolbert. The couple met on Bachelor in Paradise and they have been sharing their love story on social media since their engagement was televised in September. Fans are excited to watch their wedding on Sunday night and perhaps Chris Soules will have a twinge of regret when he sees Jade walk down the aisle.
— Chris Soules (@souleschris) February 5, 2016
Soules has been single since May of 2015 when he broke off his engagement to his final pick, Whitney Bischoff. He recently admitted on Twitter that he is looking for love — perhaps he will be inspired by the relationship Jade and Tanner’s wedding.
Yep. I’m looking for love again https://t.co/7cYPx2kq0P
— Chris Soules (@souleschris) January 26, 2016
Although Jade’s past was an issue with Chris during his season and she left the show with a broken-heart, she got the happy ending she deserved a year later. ABC’s Bachelor at 20 special will feature highlights from the 20 seasons of the popular reality TV show, but many fans are most interested to see Jade’s happily-ever-after story play out on Sunday night.
Jade and Tanner were married in late January in Dana Point, California, and their wedding will be part of the Bachelor anniversary special that starts at 8 p.m. ET tonight on ABC. In addition to Chris Soules, dozens of Bachelor alum will be there to watch host Chris Harrison officiate the Paradise couple’s wedding.
— Tanner Tolbert (@ttolbert05) February 14, 2016
Judging from the photos that the couple has shared on Twitter and Instagram, it looks like Jade’s future looks bright and her past was a non-issue with her adorable husband, Tanner.
— The Bachelor (@BachelorABC) February 14, 2016
[Image via Jade Roper/Instagram]