‘After Paradise’ got really intense on the August 24 episode, when Joe was the guest and everyone needed him to explain himself. So he did just that — but things heated up even more when Chris Harrison shocked us all, and brought out Juelia.
In case you somehow missed their drama on Bachelor In Paradise, the quick recap is Joe convinced Juelia he had real feelings for her, so that she would give him the rose — so that he could ultimately stick around to meet Samantha, who he had been talking to before the show began. Basically, he became the villain and fast. Let me also remind you, Juelia is a widowed single mother, not exactly someone who needs their feelings’ messed with. So, just watch what happened when Chris Harrison put them face to face.
The lies just kept coming for Joe and Samantha, and eventually, they caught up to them both. So, when Joe was asked WTF happened during After Paradise, he came clean about it all, calling himself “disgusting.” However, he did first talk about just how close he was with Samantha before the show.
“We texted every day, all day, for a month, month and a half. [There were] a couple of phone calls there toward the end,” he explained, and while they didn’t know who would arrive what date, they did have an idea since he was flying out one day, and she was a few days later. “We started to strategize our mastermind plan. The last night she was like, ‘Goodnight sweetie’ or ‘Goodnight cutie, I hope to see you in a couple days.'”
Of course, we haven’t yet seen those text messages that Tanner has seen — the ones that Sam is telling him to do anything possible to stay in the game until she can get there. We’ll see those soon on the show though. Anyway, you can watch Joe explain himself below — then see what Juelia had to say to him when she got the chance.
At the end of the night, Joe also shared a group photo from After Paradise, which she was cropped out of — he said it wasn’t on purpose though. Ok, Joe. What do you think, HollywoodLfiers? Do you think his apology is sincere? Do you trust him? Let us know.
— Emily Longeretta