A new season of Bachelor in Paradise is around the corner, and everyone’s wondering who got engaged, who broke up and who ended up hating each other. We’ll get to major spoilers and predictions in a moment … but first let’s go through the starting cast.

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Bachelor in Paradise Starting Cast

It’s been two years since audiences got their last Bachelor in Paradise fix, which means there has been plenty of time for the network to rack up one of the most exciting casts in the show’s history.

Though Covid-19 restrictions made the production a mess, fans are finally going to meet the new couples when the show premieres on August 16. Before then, let’s meet the crew!

  1. Ivan Hall (from Clare Crawley and Tayshia Adams season of The Bachelorette)
  2. Jessenia Cruz (from Matt James’ season of The Bachelor)
  3. Abigail Heringer (from Matt’s season of The Bachelor)
  4. Kenny Braasch (from Clare Crawley and Tayshia Adam’s season of The Bachelorette)
  5. Victoria Larson (from Matt’s season of The Bachelor)
  6. Deandra Kanu (from Peter Weber’s season of The Bachelor)
  7. Karl Smith (from Katie’s season of The Bachelor)
  8. Natasha Parker (from Peter’s season of The Bachelor)
  9. Kelsey Weier (from Peter’s season of The Bachelor)
  10. Joe Amabile (from Becca Kufrin’s season of The Bachelorette and Season 5 of BIP)
  11. Victoria Paul (from Peter’s season of The Bachelor)
  12. Maurissa Gunn (from Peter’s season of The Bachelor)
  13. Mari Pepin-Solis (from Peter’s season of The Bachelor)
  14. Noah Erb (from Clare and Tayshia’s season of The Bachelorette)
  15. Serena Chew (from Matt’s season of The Bachelor)
  16. Brendan Morais (from Clare and Tayshia’s season of The Bachelorette)
  17. Tahzjuan Hawkins (from Colton Underwood’s season of The Bachelor)
  18. Serena Pitt (from Matt’s season of The Bachelor)
  19. Tammy Ly (from Peter’s season of The Bachelor)

There will be plenty of heartbreak throughout Season 7 of Bachelor in Paradise, and with a starting cast like this, you know things will get dicey. It seems the island haven won’t be big enough for all of them, and many will leave the shores empty-handed. Though love and loss is a staple in the Bachelor franchise, it doesn’t hurt to know the secrets of the season. Right?

WARNING: MAJOR ‘BACHELOR IN PARADISE’ SPOILERS AHEAD

Who’s Engaged?

Bachelor in Paradise predictions are never 100-percent certain. However, these engaged couples are almost a sure thing.

“Grocery Joe” Amabile and Serena Pitt will get engaged after an amazing season on Bachelor in Paradise 2021. The 34-year-old Joe has a major romance with 23-year-old Serena, as the couple takes on Mexico together. Though it isn’t clear what trials and tribulations the couple faced to get past the first week or two, we hear Joe gets down on one knee and proposes!

Kenny Braasch and Mari Pepin also take the plunge during BIP 2021, as confirmed by Reality Steve. Despite any drama from the upcoming season, it turns out the couple is still together and has plenty to look forward to since filming. The news might even include a wedding.

Kenny Braasch and Mari Pepin are ready for commitment during this season of Bachelor in Paradise. The couple get engaged in the final episodes, and fans can't be more excited.
Kenny Braasch and Mari Pepin are ready for commitment during this season of Bachelor in Paradise. The couple gets engaged in the final episodes, and fans can’t be more excited. Photo Credit: Instagram

Kenny was first seen on Season 16 of The Bachelorette and was eliminated in Week 7 (bummer). According to his ABC bio posted ahead of the August premiere, Kenny is ready for a commitment and is “tired of having ‘no strings attached.’” It seems he gets his wish with Mari Pepin since the two find true love in Mexico.

This season, Bachelor in Paradise will have an epic, three-count engagement, with three couples getting down on one knee in the final episodes. Riley Christian and Maurissa Gunn are the final pair to get engaged!

Who Leaves Single?

Though there is plenty of happiness at the end of Bachelor in Paradise Season 7, there are plenty of heartbreaks, too. Spoilers and predictions for the season pin Becca Kufrin and Thomas Jacobs as singles, as the two break things off before the overnights happen. They’re not the only ones who split before the overnights.

Noah Erb breaks things off with Abigail Heringer just before the overnights, despite evidence on their social media pointing to the couple staying together after the season. Perhaps it was all an act on Instagram, or maybe the two rekindled the spark after Season 7 ended.

'Almost paradise!' Abigail Heringer leaves hints on her Instagram that she and Noah Erb are still going strong. Reality Steve says... that's BS! Abigail and Noah break things off before overnights...
‘Almost paradise!’ Abigail Heringer leaves hints on her Instagram that she and Noah Erb are still going strong. Reality Steve says… that’s BS! Abigail and Noah break things off before overnights… Photo Credit: Instagram

Among those single at the end of Season 7 are Brendan Morais, Pieper James, Tia Booth, and Kendall Long, after long, drawn-out, and dramatic reveals throughout the season. According to Reality Steve, Tia Booth left the show mid-season. Kendall Long left because she couldn’t take seeing Grocery Joe’s relationship blossom.

There are plenty more people who leave single, which is evident by the small list of engaged couples. Though three is a lot for one season, many others leave with no one at their side. Some contestants leave single, while others break things off during the final episodes, despite having a relationship to call their own.

So what are the biggest bombshells from this season of Bachelor in Paradise?

Bachelor in Paradise: Biggest Bombshells

Victoria Paul from Peter’s season was originally cast for Season 7 of BIP but was called out for having a boyfriend back at home. Though the drama isn’t totally clear, it turns out that Victoria self-eliminates before the first rose ceremony, leaving a hefty hole in the show’s superstar cast. Victoria drops out before anyone realizes what happened, and is the first one to leave.

Before Thomas Jacobs and Becca Kufrin have their drama-filled breakup at the end of the season, Thomas is involved with Tammy Ly. Despite their chemistry at the beginning of the season, Thomas dumps Tammy for Becca during the third rose ceremony. Ouch! Burn.

Chasen Nick reportedly arrives after the first rose ceremony but has a hard time staying afloat as he moves into his first few episodes. Apparently, Becca calls out Chasen because he had been telling guys pre-show that he’d hung out with her. When word gets around, Becca gave him one heck of a shoutout, though it wasn’t one he likely appreciated.

Becca claims Chasen was only there for the clout, an accusation that stays with him throughout the season. According to predictions, Chasen and Deandra go out on a date, but he leaves empty-handed when she refuses to give him a rose.