Are this season’s Bachelor in Paradise couples engaged or split? That’s what BIP fans are wondering as we go into yet another season of the sexiest spinoff of The Bachelor.
“There’s love, there’s romance. There’s a lot of drama, you know, it’s got everything,” Wells Adams told Us Weekly. “The drinks are bad, the advice is worse, but the bar is open. … There are some twists and turns that I was shocked by, and I never thought would ever happen on the show. And I think people are really, really going to love this season.”
The Bachelor in Paradise cast has finally been revealed, and it’s hotter than ever. The list includes: Ivan Hall, Jessenia Cruz, Abigail Heringer, Kenny Braasch, Victoria Larson, Deandra Kanu, Karl Smith, Natasha Parker, Kelsey Weir, Joe Amabile, Victoria Paul, Maurissa Gunn, Mari Pepin-Solis, Noah Erb, Serena Chew, Brendan Morais, Tahzjuan Hawkins, Serena Pitt, and Tammy Ly.
On Thursday’s episode of the “Clickbait Nation” podcast, host Tayshia Adams spoke with co-hosts Joe Amabile and Natasha Parker about their experiences filming the upcoming season. Both Joe, 34, and Natasha, 33, were announced as official cast members on Thursday. But will either get engaged?
“I wasn’t expecting to be an original cast member,” said Joe Amabile, who previously met his ex Kendall Long on the show’s fifth season. “I forgot all of what ‘Paradise’ is about, and it is a wild ride in this season. It is insane, it really is.” The Dancing with the Stars alum added, “It almost was like every day got more and more intense.”
Natasha Parker gave a bit of a spoiler for the new season and revealed that she really leaned on Joe during filming, adding, “I will say that multiple times, I went over to Joe because Joe was like our Paradise guru because he had been there before,” she said.
“I’m like, ‘Joe, is this what happens?’ He goes, ‘It wasn’t like this my season. It wasn’t like this my season.’” Parker said that the cast “just didn’t know” what to expect. “So Joe had this, like, I think, idea coming into it … And then it was … just different,” she continued. “It was different.”
There are bound to be a ton of surprises this season! Not to mention the fact that as of last June, it was officially announced that Chris Harrison won’t be returning as host to any of the Bachelor franchises.
This news comes on heels of Chris Harrison being criticized by former Bachelorette contestant Rachel Lindsay (the show’s first Black female lead) for defending the show’s history of racism.
Chris Harrison released a statement apologizing: “By excusing historical racism, I defended it,” Harrison wrote. “I invoked the term ‘woke police,’ which is unacceptable. I am ashamed over how uninformed I was. I was so wrong.”