Just when you thought ‘Bachelor In Paradise’ blew your mind, Chris Harrison’s ‘After Paradise’ brought on the surprises.
From Kirk and Carly‘s first face-to-face after that brutal break up, to the reunion of the newly engaged couple, After Paradise brought us pretty much everything we could have asked for after that exciting (and yes, sad) finale of Bachelor In Paradise.
The first shocker of the evening was when Cassandra came out, talking about her adorable relationship with Justin on the show. However, when Chris Harrison said they’d bring out her boyfriend — it wasn’t him. Instead it was Jonathan Holloway! You may (or may not) remember him, as he was also on Bachelor In Paradise, but he went home before she arrived. They have now been dating about a month, and well, the chemistry seemed a lot better with them. Here’s proof:
The Highs & The Lows
Next up was Carly. She revealed how much Kirk really talked about their relationship through the summer — he invited her to meet his family, and said he was perfectly okay with the pace they were at when she asked if he wanted to come to her brother’s reception. So, that explains the reason she was so shocked when he called it off. She also said she tried to contact him before coming on the live show, but he didn’t respond — so they came face-to-face for the first time since that day on the beach.
On the show, he tried to clear up the whole mess, but really didn’t do much. He apologized, mostly for not telling her he wasn’t okay with how fast they were moving, and misleading her. At the end, Carly made sure everyone knew he was a good guy, but wanted to tell all the guys out there to stop doing this. Preach, girl!
We also heard from Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert for the first time since they got engaged, and they admitted that while they weren’t supposed to see each other after the show, they had been going undercover to visit! Jade even wore disguises to see Tanner in Kansas City. As for wedding plans, they don’t want a long engagement — and well, at the end of BiP, we saw the caption say they’d be getting married next summer in Mexico. So… stay tuned!
The night ended with Chris giving the new couple, JANNER, matching bathrobes and a week-long trip back to Mexico. SO freaking cute! Are they your fave couple ever?
— Emily Longeretta