Who will get engaged on Bachelor in Paradise 2021? Will it be Becca Kufrin and Thomas Jacobs, Demi Burnett and Kenny Braasch or another couple who isn’t as well known? BIP fans can’t wait for the premiere on August 16, and we already know there are going to be a lot of steamy relationships.


Before we jump into spoilers, here’s a little background: Reality Steve previously posted that former Bachelorette star Becca Kufrin will be on the show’s 7th season, prompting a lot of speculation about who she might end up with. According to Reality Steve, Becca hooks up with Thomas Jacobs from Katie Thurston’s season, who was kicked off the show last episode due to being there for the “wrong reasons” (AKA wanting to be the next Bachelor).

Bachelor in Paradise Season 7 doesn’t air until August 16, but we have the rundown for you. ABC has only confirmed Dr. Joe Park from Tayshia Adams and Clare Crawley’s joint season of The Bachelorette. But Reality Steve hinted that there will roughly be 32 cast members this season. Steve hasn’t been able to confirm everyone on the show just yet.

It’s looking like these sexy cast members pair up. But it’s not yet clear if they stay together.

Noah Erb and Abigail Heringer

Brendan Morais and Natasha Parker

Tammy Ly and Thomas Jacobs

Demi Burnett and Kenny Braasch

Ivan Hall and Jessenia Cruz

Steve shared his thoughts about how Noah and Abigail are shaping up to be this season’s It Couple. And it looks like the other four initial couples split up. It’s unclear if Noah and Abigail will make it through the whole season, but we’re rooting for them!

A source also told Us Weekly that Brendan and Pieper are indeed in a relationship and said they met through “mutual friends” because “they hang out in the same Bachelor crowd.” It looks like both halves of this duo are supposed to be on the show. But it’s unclear if Brendan and Pieper will continue their relationship once the cameras start rolling.

Demi Burnett got engaged to a woman named Kristian Haggerty on a previous season of Bachelor in Paradise. Photo credit: ABC

“It’s clear production purposely waited till Brendan gave his rose to someone else before deciding to bring Pieper in,” Reality Steve says.

“Pieper and Brendan have been dating for a few weeks now,” the Us Weekly source explained. “Either he’ll fly to New York and hang with her, or she’ll fly to Boston to hang with him. She was most recently in Boston over Memorial Day weekend and they were even spotted out in public together.”

If this is pre-planned by production (AKA, scripted), it’s going to be interesting to see the two pretend they never dated. Or maybe they will open up and let everyone know what went down.

As for a Becca Kufrin and Blake Horstmann reunion, don’t count on it. According to an E! News source, production was “hoping to get Blake Horstmann, Tia Booth, and Becca Kufrin” on the show. Tia and Becca hopped on the production set, but Blake didn’t join the party. Don’t worry: you can expect to see Becca date Thomas Jacobs. And it seems to be a serious commitment, at least for a hot minute. “Thomas is heavily involved with Becca Kufrin for the last half of BIP, but, she eventually breaks up with him before the finale,” Reality Steve wrote on Twitter.

And, of course, what would BiP be without a little drama? It looks like a love triangle is on the menu this season. Steve tweets, “Karl [Smith] does make it through one rose ceremony. He gave his rose to one of Peter [Weber’s] women.” So it doesn’t seem like Karl will make it too far into the game.

Finally, just three days ago Steve tweeted that the final rose ceremony happened already in Mexico. He reported that there were three couples left at the end. Yet he didn’t reveal who they were. Stay tuned.