After finishing filming Bachelor in Paradise, Carly Waddell went on a road trip to see some friends and fellow The Bachelor alums. Starting from Dallas, Carly finally made it to Chicago to see Whitney Bischoff and Jaclyn Swartz.
On Monday night, Carly posted a photo of herself with Whitney and Jaclyn, taken during their girls’ night out. Carly declared that she’s obsessed with Whitney and Jaclyn. Jaclyn was on Season 16 of Bachelor, starring Ben Flajnik, and the third season of Bachelor Pad. Carly and Whitney both competed for Chris Soules on the last Bachelor season.
While Carly didn’t make it to the hometown dates, Whitney ended up getting engaged to Chris. After much speculation that they broke up while Chris was competing on Dancing with the Stars, the two officially announced their split in late May, about two months after viewers saw them get engaged on the show. The couple provided a statement to Us Weekly that stated that they “part with nothing but respect and admiration for one another.”
“Whitney Bischoff and Chris Soules have mutually and amicably decided to end their engagement. They part with nothing but respect and admiration for one another and will continue to be supportive friends. They wish to thank everyone who has supported them through this journey.”
As the Inquisitr reported in mid-June, Chris, when grilled during a radio station interview as to the exact cause of his breakup with Whitney, didn’t give a specific reason. He said that the relationship just didn’t work in the real world and that Whitney will be a friend for life.
Perhaps Whitney Bischoff had a lengthy and honest discussion with Carly Waddell during their girls’ night out regarding her split from Chris Soules? While Whitney was apparently going through some difficulties in her relationship with Chris, Carly was filming the second season of Bachelor in Paradise. The second season, which premieres on Sunday, August 2, will also star several other women from Chris’ season: Jillian Anderson, Ashley Salter, Jade Roper, Carly Waddell, Ashley Iaconetti, and Juelia Kinney.
Prior to seeing Whitney Bischoff and Jaclyn Swartz, Carly Waddell attended the stateside wedding of her brother, Zak Waddell, over the weekend. Zak is also a part of the Bachelor family, having been one of the four men to make it to the hometown dates during Desiree Hartsock’s season of The Bachelorette. On Sunday, Carly posted a photo of herself with Zak and his bride at the celebration.
Several other men from Desiree’s season celebrated Zak’s marriage. On Saturday, Juan Pablo Galavis, who became the star of the next Bachelor season after his Bachelorette exit, tweeted a photo of himself with Zak, Drew Kinney, Michael Garofola, and Dan Cox. Juan Pablo jokingly asked which of them will be the next to get married.
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