Bachelor in Paradise fans could see at least one engagement on the third season of ABC’s popular summer reality show. Taping for the show that includes more than 25 former Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants wraps up next week and couples are already emerging, including one that is reportedly heading towards a season finale proposal.
Warning: Bachelor in Paradise Season 3 spoilers ahead.
Josh Murray and Nick Viall competed for the final rose on Andi Dorfman’s season of the Bachelorette. Although Josh got engaged on the 2014 season finale, eight months later People reported that the couple split, leaving both Josh and Nick single and ready to mingle.
Earlier this month, both Nick and Josh joined the Bachelor in Paradise cast and spoilers point to Andi’s ex-lovers both going after the same girl — Amanda Stanton, who was eliminated during the hometown dates episode on Ben Higgins’ season of the Bachelor.
Nick scored the first date with Amanda, but when Josh arrived on the second day of filming, he came bearing a date card and chose the 26-year-old single mom. According to Reality Steve, Josh and Amanda have been “inseparable” ever since.
“Josh and Amanda are spending every minute together and are this season’s “power” couple,” Steve writes. “Needless to say, this coupling is HUGE for the the Josh Murray Image Rehab Tour… what better way to win over America than “coupling” with the single mom?”
Once again, Josh trumped Nick for the girl, but spoilers indicate that Nick won’t have any problems finding another girl and may walk away from Paradise with his own love story.
— Ria bubbles (@RiaRockskul) June 23, 2016
Will Josh and Amanda get engaged on the Bachelor in Paradise season finale, will Josh convince viewers that he’s not the bad guy Andi Dorfman made him out to be in her book, and who does Nick hook up with on the show now that he lost Amanda to Josh?
The finale will be taped at some point next week so fans can expect spoilers to leak out about who gets engaged and who breaks up shortly after filming wraps up. Producers love a happy ending to the show, so if Josh and Amanda continue to be “inseparable,” it won’t come as a big surprise to find out that he proposes on the final episode.
As far as Josh redeeming himself after Andi bashed him in her book, It’s Not Okay, fans will probably forget all of the negativity when they see him fall for sweet Amanda Stanton, but what happens post-show will be telling.
“This is all about going on TV, connecting with another girl, acting great in front of the cameras and showing everyone how great he treats Amanda so everyone who’s read all this stuff about him says, ‘Awwwww, he’s nothing like what Andi described.’ And what better way to win over America than ‘coupling’ with the single mom?”
As far as Nick goes, it’s not clear who he turned his attention to after Amanda dumped him for Josh. His first date was with Leah Block (Ben’s season), but Reality Steve has confirmed that she is already back home, so that didn’t work out.
(BIP SPOILER): Nick Viall on a date with Leah Block. They’re turning the town into a phony festival for the date. pic.twitter.com/JQGH75M3NJ
— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) June 10, 2016
In addition to Leah Block, spoilers indicate that Sarah Herron and Jubilee Sharpe have already left the show, leaving the following ladies for Nick to pick from — twins Haley
and Emily Ferguson, Lace Morris, Izzy Goodkind, Carly Waddell, Caila Quinn, Jennifer Saviano, and Ashley Iaconetti.
Do you think Nick will find a love connection in Paradise and do you think Amanda and Josh will make it past the finale as a long-term couple?
The season premiere of Bachelor in Paradise starts at 8 p.m. ET on August 2 on ABC.
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