Bachelor in Paradise star Jonathan Holloway may have been fooled by Joe Bailey, but he’s no fool when it comes to finding love. Although the 33-year-old single dad didn’t make a love connection in Paradise, he is rumored to be dating a single mom who happens to be part of the Bachelor family — Cassandra Ferguson from Juan Pablo’s season.
Reality Steve recently confirmed that the two started dating after Jonathan was eliminated from ABC’s summer reality show, the couple’s Instagram pics speak for themselves. Jonathan and Cassandra, who both live in Michigan and have sons close in age, have been spending quite a bit of time together.
Cassandra won’t arrive on Bachelor in Paradise until week 5 and is rumored to date another single dad during the two episodes that she is on the show. Spoilers indicate that one of Jonathan’s co-stars from Kaitlyn Bristowe’s season of the Bachelorette, Justin Reich, couples up with Cassandra and they end up being two of the three couples who leave the show in love.
Apparently Ferguson’s love story with Justin didn’t last long. Just four weeks after the show finished taping, Cassandra posted a picture on Instagram that showed her with Jonathan and their sons, Trey and Sky. Although her caption includes the words “just friends” the couple seems to have moved forward in their relationship.
Aside from spending time with their children, Cassandra and Jonathan recently enjoyed a romantic home-cooked meal together, just another clue that there may be love in the air outside of Paradise.
For fans who aren’t familiar with Cassandra, she appeared on the Juan Pablo season of the Bachelor and was eliminated on the sixth episode. In May, 2014, shortly after she was sent home, Ferguson announced that she was engaged to the father of her child, NBA star Rodney Stuckey, via an Instagram photo that has since been removed. According to Reality TV World, the couple met when she was a dancer for the Detroit Pistons.
There is no word on why she is no longer engaged to Stuckey, who now plays for the Indiana Pacers, but just a little over a year after she announced her engagement, she started filming Bachelor in Paradise — single and ready to mingle.
If the rumors — and the couple’s Instagram pics — are true, and Jonathan is dating Cassandra, it’s likely fans will get confirmation from the couple after the Bachelor in Paradise finale airs on September 7.
[Image: ABC Television Network, Cassandra Ferguson/Jonathan Holloway Instagram]