Carly Waddell was hoping for a wedding in Paradise, but the bride-to-be’s plans may have to change. On the heels of the Bachelor in Paradise scandal that shut down production of the ABC summertime reality show, Waddell and her fiance, Evan Bass, could be out of luck.
Carly and Evan were one of three couples who met while shooting Bachelor in Paradise last summer. Waddell and Bass were supposed to tie the knot in front of fellow Bachelor alums as part of this summer’s season of the summertime spinoff, but an alleged alcohol-fueled sex scandal involving BiP cast members Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson forced producers to halt production of the show. There is no word if Bachelor in Paradise will resume filming, but according to Entertainment Tonight, all of the cast members were sent home and an investigation is ongoing, so it looks extremely unlikely.
Earlier this month, Bachelor spoiler king Reality Steve spilled the news that Carly and Evan would be getting married in Mexico on June 17, a few days before BiP filming was scheduled to end.
“Yeah, actual wedding,” Reality Steve reported.
“Apparently that was supposed to be kept on the down low. Oops. But it’s definitely happening.”
But now that Bachelor In Paradise is no more, fans are upset that the TV wedding won’t happen for the franchise lovebirds. A few fans have petitioned for ABC to make things right for Carly and Evan and give them a separate TV wedding anyway.
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Earlier this year, Carly Waddell talked about her upcoming wedding to E! News.
“We are so close to setting a wedding date,” Carly revealed at the time. “I think we’re going to have a wedding date in like two weeks. We’re very close to having that nailed down. It’s going to be this year.”
“Everything’s a possibility!” Waddell said when asked of a possibility a TV wedding.
It wasn’t long before it was announced by Reality Steve that Evan and Carly’s wedding would be televised as part of Bachelor in Paradise.
Waddell and Bass also revealed that their wedding parties will include friends from the Bachelor franchise, including Wells Adams as a groomsman. Waddell dished that pals Jade Tolbert and Juelia Kinney would be two of her bridesmaids. Evan and Carly also revealed that franchise alums Vinny Ventiera, Shawn Booth, Caitlyn Bristowe, Luke Pell, and Whitney Bischoff would all be on the guest list for the wedding.
Carly’s fiancé told Entertainment Tonight a TV wedding was always on the table, but it just needed to be worked out.
“Wells is going to be a groomsman [and] Nick [Viall] is definitely going to be a part [of it],” Evan told ET. “We’ve talked about him officiating it, so I don’t know. Chris Harrison and he are going to have to fight it out.”
Carly Waddell added that she didn’t have to have a huge wedding.
“I told Evan, I was like, ‘Whatever you want to do. You find out what you want to do, and I’ll plan it,'” Waddell said. “I’ve never been that girl that’s like, ‘This is my dress, these are my flowers,’ I don’t care. Like, I would marry him in a courthouse and be fine.”
After meeting her future fiance on BiP, Carly wasn’t initially interested in dating him. Waddell went on to give Bass a chance and he popped the question on the Season 3 finale.After the show wrapped, Carly moved to Nashville to live with Evan and his three sons, Ensley, Liam, and Nathan.
UPDATED: Spoiler king Reality Steve said Carly Waddell’s wedding to Evan Bass will go on as planned.
I'm hearing Evan & Carly's wedding is still set for June 17th. How it will be presented on TV since there's no BIP will be interesting.
— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) June 12, 2017
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