The third season of Bachelor in Paradise comes to a close next week and five couples will have big decisions to make before the final rose ceremony. The two-night Paradise finale airs on Monday, September 5, and Tuesday, September 6, and the drama will be non-stop right up until the final moments of ABC’s summer reality series.
Although the spoilers have been plentiful this season, many viewers are still unsure of how some of the couples’ relationships will play out this season — will they all head to the Fantasy Suite? Who breaks up before the rose ceremony? Will one couple split shortly after the show despite rumors about an engagement?
Here’s the latest scoop on what fans can expect during the Bachelor in Paradise finale, including the latest updates on the couples who left Paradise engaged.
[Warning: Bachelor in Paradise Season 3 spoilers ahead]
According to Reality Steve, filming for this season of Bachelor in Paradise took place over the course of 18 days in June. That certainly doesn’t sound like enough time to establish a relationship and get engaged, but that’s what happened to three of the five couples who made it to the season finale.
The final five couples won’t come as a big surprise — Nick and Jen, Josh and Amanda, Wells and Ashley, Grant and Lace, and Evan and Carly. Here’s how the finale plays out and an update on their post-Paradise relationships.
Jen and Nick
Spoilers point to Jen and Nick accepting the key to the Fantasy Suite during the season finale. However, Nick won’t be getting down on one knee and proposing at the final rose ceremony. Their short-lived relationship will end after they spend the night together.
Carly and Evan
Carter Matt says what everyone is thinking — “Carly and Evan’s relationship has been the strangest relationship we’ve seen on the show in three years that actually has a chance of working.”
Somehow this unlikely couple went from hot to cold to steaming hot over the course of the six-week season, but it apparently works out. Evan is rumored to get down on one knee and propose to Carly, and they are currently spending a lot of time together in Nashville judging from their Instagram posts.
(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
Carly we see you on Evan's couch.... Who needs spoilers? pic.twitter.com/DdMDO5ulbb— RealityTVRumors (@RealityTVRumors) August 24, 2016
Ashley and Wells
Wells and Ashley didn’t join forces until the Nashville-based DJ arrived on Week 5, but they made it to the finale as a couple. That was totally unexpected considering Ashley has been obsessed with Jared Haibon since they met on the last season of Bachelor in Paradise.
Although they make it to the finale and seem to enjoy each other’s company, Reality Steve states that they don’t take advantage of a free night in the Fantasy Suite — they break up and leave Paradise with Ashley’s virginity still intact.
Amanda and Josh
A couple since Josh arrived on Week 2, there’s no doubt in any viewers mind that Josh will get down on one knee and propose. Hopefully he won’t be dripping with sweat when he asks Amanda to marry him and have more babies.
Amanda tells Us Weekly that they are currently living together in her apartment in California with her daughters Kinsley, 4, and Charlie, 2.
“[Josh is] so dedicated and so loyal. He’s sweet and thoughtful and caring — it’s not just something he turns on for the cameras.”
Lace and Grant
ABC’s preview (video above) show Lace and Grant, otherwise known as “Grace,” struggling to keep their relationship going on Week 5, but spoilers point to Grant proposing at the final rose ceremony. The couple apparently leaves Paradise engaged and Lace’s recent Snapchat story shows her packing up a UHaul — is she moving into Grant’s home in California?
After telling 303 Magazine that she has “opportunities” that she’s excited about in San Francisco, it sure sounds like she’s leaving Colorado to continue her relationship with Grant, who lives and works in the San Francisco area.
Watch the episodes of Bachelor in Paradise on Monday and Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
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