It all comes down to this — the finale of ‘Bachelor in Paradise’! Will any of the remaining three couples get engaged? Plus, Kendall and Joe and Astrid and Kevin come face-to-face during the show reunion. Follow along here as it all goes down!
There are just three couples left who went into the fantasy suites on Bachelor in Paradise: Jordan and Jenna, Chris and Krystal and Annaliese and Kamil. The Sept. 11 episode kicks off with Annaliese and Kamil meeting on the beach for their final rose ceremony. Annaliese tells Kamil she loves him and gushes over feeling “safe” with him. He responds with a similar speech about knowing Annaliese was special from the day they met. “I want to have a future together,” Kamil says. “I know you’re ready for an engagement, but right now I am not. I need to move at a pace that is long-term for us. The love I have for you is very strong and I want it to blossom outside of Paradise.” Luckily, Annaliese is perfectly happy with his decision, and they leave Paradise as a happy couple.
Next up is Jordan and Jenna. Before meeting Jordan on the beach, Jenna is admittedly worried that he might not propose, and admits she’ll be “crushed” if that’s the case. After she opens up to Jordan about how he made her believe in love again, he finally has his moment. Jordan tells Jenna that she helped him believe in love at first sight, and lets her know that he wants to build a family with her and “make all [her] dreams come true.” From there, he gets down on one knee and proposes. Jenna happily accepts.
Finally, it’s time for Chris and Krystal. Chris admits he fears things not working out in the real world, and Krystal worries about what that means for their meeting on the beach. In the end, though, Chris pushes his fears aside and proposes to Krystal with a pear-shaped ring. He scares her for a minute during the speech, though. “I have to be honest with you. I’m so sorry Krystal, but it would be unfair to the both of us if I left here today hold your hand…because I want to leave here holding your heart,” he laughs. “I want to give you my heart today, tomorrow and forever. I love you so much and can’t picture a life without you.”
— Bachelor in Paradise (@BachParadise) September 12, 2018
Next, it’s time for the reunion special. John and Olivia, who left Paradise as a couple before the fantasy suites, are first to give an update. Olivia reveals that they spent the first few weeks after Paradise Facetiming, and event spent a weekend together, but eventually, John told Olivia he just wanted to be friends. “I totally understand — long distance sucks,” Olivia says. “But I just feel like if you wanted to make it work…you would’ve made the effort.” She also calls him out for flaunting a relationship with Chelsea after the show. “You were Facetiming her, that could’ve been time you were Facetiming me!” she says. “That was a slap in my face!”
As for Angela and Eric, they hash out what went down between them when he agreed to be “all in” on their relationship, but then went on a date with Cassandra. “I just wish you would’ve come to me first,” Angela tells him. “I Didn’t and I’m sorry and I apologize,” Eric tells her. “The decision was wrong.” In the end, Angela accepts the apology. Meanwhile, Tia and Colton confirm they’re finally on the same page in their relationship…as friends. Neither of them have any regrets about what went down, they admit that they both want the best for each other. Even Jordan and David are able to put their past behind them, hug it out, and leave as friends!
Astrid and Kevin broke up during part one of the BIP finale, when he blindsided her by admitting the thought of the fantasy suite and engagement terrified him. Now, they’re back to reveal where things stand. Astrid reveals that Kevin reached out to her after the show to apologize, and that they’re still figuring out their relationship. She explains that she and Kevin are currently in “limbo” as they continue to rebuild the trust between them. Kevin says the word “fantasy suite” freaked him out because he has regrets over going into the fantasy suite with Ashley Iaconetti on Bachelor Winter Games, which is why he ended things so abruptly. He confesses he’s still “madly in love” with Astrid, and she says the same. They end things confirming there’s “hope” for them together. Yay!
It’s time for Kendall and Joe to be in the hot seat next! After breaking up with Joe in Mexico, Kendall realizes the mistake she made and flies to Chicago to apologize and try to win him back. She lets him know that she’s in love with him, and he admits that he’s not sure he can get to a place of trust with her again. However, on the reunion show, they confirm that they’re happily back together and very much in love! Unfortunately, they’re still doing long distance from Chicago to LA…but Chris Harrison comes up with a solution and offers Joe a spot on season 27 of Dancing With the Stars so they can both be L.A. Of course, Joe accepts!
For Annaliese and Kamil, it’s not such a happy ending. She starts on the stage alone, and gushes over how well things are going, despite the long distance making it a bit hard sometimes. It’s a different story for Kamil, though. “I know Annaliese is ready for a guy to get down on one knee and get engaged,” he says. “I think I might not be the guy for you because I just feel like I kind of lost that sprark we had in Paradise.” Understandably, Annaliese is pissed. She tells Kamil he “shut off” from her after a recent trip to New York, but he defends his decision to end things. Annaliese wants nothing to do with the conversation any longer, and storms off the stage to cry. She comes back and calls him out for the way he handled things, and Kamil gets major BOOOOs from the crowd.
Jordan and Jenna, on the other hand, are doing great. Footage shows that they’ve discussed their future, including how many kids they want to have. During the reunion, Jordan and Jenna ask Chris to officiate their wedding, and reveal that it will be taking place on June 9 in Paradise. He accepts! Things are also going well for Chris and Krystal, and they’re SO excited to be in public as a couple. Chris is even brought to tears over how thankful he is to be with Krystal….and they reveal they’re moving in together!