Better on dry land! Jared Haibon and Ashley Iaconetti are not the only Bachelor in Paradise couple to reunite after calling it quits on the show. In fact, some of the series’ most successful pairings overcame rough patches following filming.
Tayshia Adams, for one, got cold feet after John Paul Jones admitted his love for her during season 6. She ended things and the two left the beach separately, but she later showed up at his home in Maryland to win him back. “It’s certainly been a roller-coaster, the whole experience,” the Bachelorette alum told Us Weekly exclusively in September 2019 after their reunion aired during the finale. “I feel good. I accomplished my mission in Paradise. I found my girl! We try to see each other once or twice a month and we’re just taking it one day at a time. We’ve really gotten to know each other and things are good.”
That October, however, Tayshia announced the pair split.
“John and I had something incredibly special. We fell for each other in Paradise, and everything was a whirlwind after that. When the show ended, I truly went back to Maryland to see if what we had was something we could build on without cameras, a production crew, and without feeling any pressure: to simply figure things out on our own terms. But the reality was, we were living on opposite coasts, and working insane schedules that made it impossible to see each other and build a life with each other,” she wrote in October 2019. “We truly did the best we could, but at this time have decided that what is best for the both of us is to go our separate ways. We are the best of friends and will continue to remain in each other’s life because regardless of the situation, we make each other happy💕💕.”
Tayshia went on to become the Bachelorette in 2020 and met fiancé Zac Clark.
Kevin Wendt, meanwhile, broke up with Astrid Loch during season 5, claiming that something was missing in their relationship. The Bachelor Winter Games alum confessed he was his “own worst enemy” in a September 2018 Instagram post.
The exes reconciled before the Bachelor in Paradise reunion and announced their engagement in September 2019. “I could have sworn the world stood still in this moment. A moment I’ll never forget. Just you + me,” Loch gushed via Instagram at the time. “@kevin.c.wendt you’ve taught me to love, learn and grow and I can’t believe you’ve chosen me to spend this crazy life with. Wonder if I’ll ever stop smiling? Probably not. In this together, forever. #sugar.”
Wendt raved in his own Instagram post, “You’ll never walk alone again. From here on out, we run together. Astrid you are my family, babe. Forever.”
Other duos from the reality show took more conventional routes to happiness. OGs Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert, for their part, tied the knot in January 2016 after getting engaged on season 2 and welcomed three kids.
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