The Bachelor in Paradise season finale is just a few weeks away and fans of ABC’s summer reality series are curious to find out which couples stayed together after filming wrapped in late June.
Filmed at the Playa Escondida resort in Sayulita, Mexico, the drama that transpires between 30 former Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants is just getting underway for TV viewers. However, the relationships of at least three couples who found love in Paradise are now facing the challenges of everyday life off camera.
[Warning: Bachelor in Paradise Season 3 spoilers ahead]
According to blogger Reality Steve, filming for the third season Bachelor in Paradise started on June 8 and wrapped up when the season finale was taped on June 26. That’s just 18 days for couples to hookup, breakup, and, for a few contestants, get engaged.
Spoilers point to five couples making it to the season finale but not all of them decided to leave Paradise to start an off-camera relationship. Five seems to be the magic number — according to ABC, five couples had to make the same decision on the last season of Bachelor in Paradise, with two break-ups (Carly and Kirk, Tenley and Joshua), one engagement (Jade and Tanner), and two couples (Nick and Samantha, Justin and Cassandra) who planned to date after they left Mexico.
Only one couple made it long-term on Season 2. Jade and Tanner got married on the The Bachelor at 20 television special on ABC, but the other couples who decided to date ended their relationships shortly after returning home from filming the show.
This season, fans won’t see an explosive on-screen breakup like the one that went down between Carly and Kirk, but spoilers indicate that two couples will break up and three couples will get engaged, something the show’s creator, Mike Fleiss, has been tweeting about for weeks.
Reality Steve’s spoilers indicate that the following couples will appear on the Bachelor in Paradise Season 3 finale — Grant Kemp and Lace Morris, Josh Murray and Amanda Stanton, Evan Bass and Carly Waddell, Nick Viall and Jen Saviano, and Wells Adams and Ashley Iaconetti.
One couple — Wells and Ashley — are rumored to turn down Chris Harrison’s offer for a key to the Fantasy Suite, but the remaining four couples will enjoy an overnight date with no cameras nearby.
If the spoilers turn out to be true, fans will see Nick and Jen go their separate ways after their overnight date. The three other couples take full advantage of snagging a free Neil Lane engagement ring — Grant, Josh, and Evan will all propose to the girls they supposedly fell in love in 18 days or less.
Are any of the final three couples still together?
Chances are, fans will see all three couples on ABC’s live After Paradise talk show after the finale airs in early September. They haven’t been keeping their relationships a secret off-camera, with photos surfacing on social media that have all but confirmed that Josh and Amanda, Evan and Carly, and Grant and Lace are still together.
(SPOILER): If one BIP couple spoiling their ending wasn't enough, here was one at Target this past Monday pic.twitter.com/znjIfjEPt6— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) August 3, 2016
(SPOILER): Lets make it 3-for-3 for BIP couples spoiling. U kinda need to add 2 + 2 on this one, but pretty obvious pic.twitter.com/v9v4Yqilfu— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) August 3, 2016
TMZ shared photos of Grant and Lace together, but Lace has already dropped a major hint on Snapchat — it’s not hard to spot the “Grace” tattoo on her inner wrist. Spoilers indicate that Lace and Grant got inked in Paradise — they combined their first names together to prove that they fell madly in love in 18 days.
Although the photos seem to indicate that all three couples have remained together after the Bachelor in Paradise finale was taped in June, many Bachelor franchise relationships tend to be short-lived. Once the three engagements are officially confirmed on the season finale, it won’t be long until fans either hear wedding bells or read breakup statements from one or more of the final three couples.
Watch Bachelor in Paradise on Mondays from 8 – 10 p.m. ET and Tuesdays from 8 – 9 p.m. ET. The live After Paradise talk show airs on Tuesday nights from 9 – 10 p.m. ET starting August 9.
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