'Bachelor in Paradise' spoilers: Are Becca Kufrin and Thomas Jacobs still together? Is the 'Bachelor in Paradise' couple engaged? (SPOILERS)
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 10/03/2021
Bachelor in Paradise couple Becca Kufrin and Thomas Jacobs haven't been the focus of Season 7 and much of their romance has unfolded off-screen, so what happened between the couple on the season finale? Did Becca and Thomas break up or go all the way and get engaged -- and are Becca and Thomas still together and dating now?
Becca, 31, got engaged to Arie Luyendyk Jr. on his season of The Bachelor, which wrapped in early 2018, but then Arie broke up with her to date -- and eventually propose marriage to and wed -- his runner-up, Lauren Burnham.
A heartbroken Becca went on to star on The Bachelorette's fourteenth season, when she got engaged to her winner, Garrett Yrigoyen. However, Becca announced their split in early September 2020.
Thomas, 29, became known as one of the villains on Katie Thurston's season of The Bachelorette.
Katie dumped Thomas on the series' seventeenth season for allegedly being on the show for the wrong reasons. At one point, he confessed to thinking about possibly becoming the next The Bachelor star for Season 26.
Katie was concerned that Thomas had been using her as a stepping stone to boost his career and fame, and she even called him "a liar" as well as "selfish" and "unkind" when she eliminated him at a Rose Ceremony.
Thomas later apologized for his insulting behavior on The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All.
In late June, Katie warned all bachelorettes in Paradise to "watch out" and stay away from Thomas on "The Viall Files" podcast.
Katie told the podcast host Nick Viall, "I am nervous for any woman who interacts with Thomas, honestly. He's a smooth talker. I wouldn't be surprised if he recycles some lines with me on some of these women... Good luck to them."
Just as Tammy began thinking she had found the man of her dreams and started to trust Thomas, Becca received a Date Card and focused her attention on the well-spoken, charming and charismatic bachelor.
Tammy gave Becca permission to take Thomas on a date as their co-stars questioned Thomas' intentions.
Thomas was accused of finding "the perfect victim" given Becca is so famous, and Demi Burnett wondered if Thomas was being genuine or just putting on a show.
"I have been blindsided in the past, but I said that I was going to come in here open-minded and with no expectations or any pre-conceived notions. So I'm going to give him a chance," Becca noted, not holding Thomas' The Bachelorette edit against him.
Becca explained to Thomas on their dinner date how she had been engaged before and thought she was going to marry Garrett and have children with him, and so when things ended, she put walls back up.
"I'm scared to be doing this," Becca confessed to Thomas.
Thomas said it was okay to be afraid but he'd never want to leave "what if" on the table. Thomas shared how he also felt trepidation to join the Paradise cast but felt really good by Becca's side, and she gushed about how she was "smitten" and couldn't stop smiling.
Thomas and Becca then danced and laughed to the sounds of a mariachi band, and Becca was ultimately glad she had traveled to Mexico to find love again.
"I'm starting to feel tonight what I think Paradise should be," Becca said.
Later on, Thomas let Tammy down gently that he was more interested in pursuing a future with Becca.
Tammy was shown fighting for Thomas and trying to convince him to change his mind, but Thomas saw an opportunity for a lasting, long-term relationship with Becca.
Tammy started to cry and said she had risked a lot for Thomas only to get hurt and "feel like a fool." Thomas assured Tammy that she's amazing, sweet, capable and worthy, but she didn't want to hear it.
"Everyone [warned] me but I believed you!" Tammy shouted, before walking away and bawling her eyes out.
Thomas then found Becca and made out with her, and he ended up giving Becca his rose at the season's third Rose Ceremony.
"If I knew it was going to end up like this, I would not have chosen Thomas over Aaron... I'm so angry at myself. I feel so betrayed, I feel so stupid. I feel like an idiot," Tammy lamented.
After Tammy left Paradise, Becca and Thomas' relationship continued to flourish, although they didn't receive much screentime on Bachelor in Paradise.
Thomas, for instance, told the cameras his romance with Becca was "thriving" and he pictured going "above and beyond" with her in the real world once they returned home.
And when new arrivals Anna Redman and Mykenna Dorn showed up to Paradise, both women expressed interest in Thomas initially, but he rejected dates with both bachelorettes to focus solely on his blossoming connection with Becca.
However, Becca seems to think Thomas is too good to be true, and a recent preview showed Becca crying, chasing after Thomas and jumping into his arms.
So did Becca and Thomas' break up in Paradise or did they continue their relationship on TV? And what is the status of Becca and Thomas' romance now?
Becca and Thomas don't stay in Paradise until the Final Rose Ceremony
Becca reportedly continued dating Thomas on Bachelor in Paradise and the pair never got involved with anyone else.
However, Becca and Thomas broke up before the overnight Fantasy Suite dates and they both left the show single, according to Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone.
But in early August, Instagram spoiler sleuths on noticed Thomas and Becca seemed to be hanging out in the same kitchen based on the distinctive countertop that was visible in the background of their recent social-media postings.
And Carbone reported on August 31 that Becca and Thomas reunited in the real world after the show and are currently dating!
"Becca and Thomas break up before the finale and leave the show separately. There's been rumors floating around given the amount of DM's and emails I've gotten on it, and yes, those rumors are true," Carbone wrote in an August 31 blog post.
"Becca and Thomas have gotten back together post filming and are dating."
While many Bachelor in Paradise viewers are concerned about the seemingly sweet and good-hearted Becca dating Thomas, Becca appears to have total confidence in her love interest.
Becca posted a behind-the-scenes photo on Instagram in September of Thomas rubbing her feet in Paradise, and she captioned the image, "This little piggy went to the beach."
Thomas commented on the picture, "Little do people know, you're actually smiling at the floor to ceiling stack of Doritos behind me."
One of Becca's followers commented, "This guy has 'red flags' written all over him."
While Bachelor in Paradise viewers may be skeptical of Thomas and whether he's a good partner for Becca, Wells was afforded the chance to observe the couple in action during their summer romance in Mexico.
"Personally, I like Thomas. He is a guy that is very good at speaking and as someone who's a radio host, I appreciate that. It wasn't a red flag for me that, like, he's well-spoken," Wells, 37, recently told Us Weekly amid criticism Thomas is a smooth-talker and manipulative.
"That's a weird thing to get on someone for. I think the concern is that you know, Becca has a tendency to not choose the best guys in the world. But for this, I do think that Thomas is a good guy."
Wells, in fact, believes Thomas is "getting a bad rap" on Bachelor in Paradise because "a lot of people hated him" on Katie's The Bachelorette season.
"And so I don't think it's an apples-to-apples comparison," Wells told the magazine. "I'm rooting for both of them. I like both of them and we haven't seen a lot of in the past couple episodes, so I'm totally team Becca and Thomas right now."