Bachelor in Paradise 2 star Ashley Iaconetti confessed she basically hated JJ Lane before meeting him, but after getting to know him, she became his biggest fan.

Before the show taped, Iaconetti told E! News she absolutely didn't want to see Lane in paradise after watching his edit on Kaitlyn Bristowe's season of The Bachelorette.

Iaconetti said at the time she'd like to "rip JJ a new one."

However, something must've drastically changed because Iaconetti admitted Lane is now her "best friend."

Lane is the "greatest, kindest souled man in the entire world," she gushed to E! News. "I want all the girls at home to know he's a golden boy and he's amazing. All the girls here relied on his for advice and emotional support."

The second season of Bachelor in Paradise airs Sunday and Monday nights at 8PM ET/PT on ABC. An after show will air following each Monday night episode.