As shown in the latest episode of Bachelor in Paradise, Colton and Tia cooled off their romance to pursue other people in Mexico. Although Tia was falling for Colton and wanted to date him more than anyone else, Colton pushed her away and put her in the friend-zone because he needed to find himself first.
While the episode was airing on Tuesday, Jared posted a photo of himself hugging Ashley with the following caption: "Colton will come around one day."
Jared was clearly comparing Tia and Colton's relationship to his own and has faith the pair will end up together down the road.
It took three years for Jared to realize he deeply cared for Ashley -- as more than just a friend -- and was in love with her. The couple began dating after three years of a confusing "are they or aren't they" dynamic in March, and then Jared proposed marriage in June while Bachelor in Paradise 5 cameras were rolling.
"[They are talking] about getting married in the next 12 months," a source toldUs Weekly last month, adding Ashley and Jared are "hoping [it will be] televised but [they're not] sure yet."
Colton and Tia briefly dated in January, before Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s season of The Bachelor began airing on ABC. However, the pair called it quits on their budding relationship due to bad timing, long distance, and Colton's casting on The Bachelorette.
Colton ended up finding love with Becca on The Bachelorette, only to have it taken away from him after his hometown date.
At the time, Colton thought Tia played a role in his ouster because she had expressed having lingering feelings for the former pro football player to Becca.
Colton and Tia received another chance once they both decided to star on Bachelor in Paradise, but after one romantic date -- in which they shared a few kisses and engaged in deep conversation -- Colton determined he wasn't ready to go all in with Tia and she deserved to get to know other guys.
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Jared and Caila's romance spilled over into the real world but didn't last long, and Jared and Ashley's friendship seemed to play a big role in the split.
It wasn't until Ashley sparked the interest of a handsome suitor, Toronto firefighter Kevin Wendt, on The Bachelor Winter Games that made Jared realize he wanted Ashley to be his girlfriend and eventual wife.
Jared made his move by kissing Ashley in an airport in January, and then Ashley determined she was missing chemistry with Kevin. Ashley therefore broke up with Kevin and immediately started dating Jared afterward.