BIP 2021 is finally here, and we hear Joe Amabile and Serena Pitt are going to hit it off – big time. As Bachelor Nation prepares for another juicy season, we have some serious questions to answer about this year’s spicy romance.
WARNING: MAJOR ‘BACHELOR IN PARADISE’ SPOILERS BELOW
Even though BIP 2021 hasn’t gone into full swing just yet, there are already huge spoilers for the dramatic finale. Many couples won’t last til the end, but there will be many spicy hookups and romantic dates. Joe Amabile and Serena Pitt are one couple in question. Reality Steve dished recently, confirming that Grocery Store Joe and his hot sweetheart make it all the way.
“Joe and Serene are engaged,” the Reality TV king wrote on his website. “So all 3 couples got engaged at the end.” In case you’re wondering, those other two couples are Kenny and Mari, as well as Riley and Maurissa.
Further proof of Joe and Serena’s love escapades came after the couple was spotted cuddling in Chicago last month. Rumors had already begun circulating that the two got engaged and fans were convinced they weren’t rumors anymore. They were facts.
Serena Pitt and Joe Amabile were photographed on a Chicago rooftop and having taken a dip in a relaxing pool. Reality Steve posted the proof on Twitter on July 3. The picture showed Grocery Store Joe with his donning only his swim trunks while he relaxed on a pool chair. Serene was cozied up next to him and Joe had his arm tightly wrapped around her. The scene was precious and Bachelor Nation was convinced that sparks fly on BIP 2021.
But it wasn’t an easy road for Joe and Serena. They both had to go through plenty of love hurdles before coupling up.
Why Joe Amabile and Kendall Long Broke Up
Good ol’ Joe was a fan-favorite from The Bachelorette Season 14 but he didn’t meet his sweetheart until the summer of 2018 when he met taxidermist Kendall Long on Season 5 of Bachelor in Paradise. Things didn’t heat up on that beach, though. It was after the season ended and the BIP reunion aired in September that fans learned that Joe and Kendall started hooking up. According to the couple, they both wanted to give their romance a second chance.
Joe and Kendall shacked up in Los Angeles and Bachelor Nation was convinced it was true love. Grocery Store Joe had finally filled his shopping cart. Then the couple split in January 2020 and fans were devastated.
“I did not see it coming,” Kendall explained on her “Down to Date” podcast in February 2020. “Every relationship has issues but I feel like — with Joe and I — we were best friends. Everything was fun, we were getting a dog together. We had just moved in … Ultimately what happened was that Joe felt like he would have a better [life] in Chicago.”
Kendall believed she was going to marry Amabile. “I’m not the person that plans my wedding and I was literally doing that with Joe,” she told her fans. “But something weird about ending something with some that you thought you were going to marry [is] you almost feel like you have such a better idea of what you’re looking for.”
Since their breakup, Joe and Kendall have sparked reconciliation rumors but they have since been put to bed. Joe was officially single and ready to mingle going into BIP 2021. It seems he fulfilled his destiny this season.
Serena Pitt and Matt James: the Shocking Split
Fans remember Serena Pitt from Matt James’ season of The Bachelor. Serena got fairly close to a final rose before things went haywire. On the March 2 episode of The Bachelor Season 25, Serena broke up with Matt in a shocking twist.
“I don’t think you’re my person,” Serena told Matt bluntly before leaving the show. She later opened up about her confession on “Bachelor Happy Hour,” chatting with Becca Kufrin and Tayshia Adams.
“I definitely went into the breakup prepared, as prepared as you can be,” Serena explained to the ladies. She and Matt had gone all the way to hometowns. Fans were even expecting a ring by the end of the season. “Breakups are really emotional and I wanted to have an idea of what I wanted to articulate, to ensure that I gave him as much closure as possible and wasn’t overcome by emotion and then wasn’t able to successfully communicate to him.”
“I didn’t know how he was going to react,” she continued. “if I’m being completely honest. You can know someone — but going through a breakup is a whole other thing and we have never been through something similar to that, so it was really a first. And his reaction was something I kind of just left open in a sense.”
Serena Pitt’s decision caught Matt James off-guard. After an awkward silence, Matt admitted that “I don’t know. It sucks to hear that, but I felt it after I left that conversation with your family that there was something off with you. It just stinks. I don’t know.”
Lucky for Joe, Serena’s decision was made. She left The Bachelor with a naked ring finger and it seems it was all for the better. Serena is making quite the splash on BIP 2021 and Joe Amabile is the guy who wins it all.