'Bachelor in Paradise' spoilers: Are Noah Erb and Abigail Heringer still dating now? Is the 'Bachelor in Paradise' couple engaged? (SPOILERS)
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 09/28/2021
Bachelor in Paradise couple Noah Erb and Abigail Heringer have been going strong on Season 7, so what do spoilers reveal about the couple's fate? Did Abigail and Noah break up or stay together until the finale? And are they together now?
While Abigail was attracted to several men on the beach, such as Brendan Morais and Ivan Hall, she admitted that she was waiting for "a spark feeling" -- and then Noah, a registered travel nurse from Tulsa, OK, showed up.
Noah revealed that he liked Abigail from watching her on Matt James' season of The Bachelor and the fact she had overcome a lot of adversity in her life. Noah, who originally competed on The Bachelorette's sixteenth season last year, hoped the pair could vibe and work towards an actual relationship.
Abigail thought Noah was cute but didn't know much about him, and so she said she'd like to have some one-on-one time with him.
Noah told Abigail that he wanted to focus on one woman and pursue that, and Abigail agreed.
Noah and Abigail immediately hit it off and Abigail was all giggles, and Kelsey Weier gushed about how they looked like the first Bachelor in Paradise couple. Jessenia Cruz also noted how Noah and Abigail looked really cute together.
Just as Abigail was getting overwhelmed in the group setting, she received a one-on-one Date Card and invited Noah on the date. Everyone noticed how they looked really great walking away with each other.
Abigail and Noah enjoyed dinner surrounded by pinatas, and Abigail shared how she hadn't been on many dates before Paradise and moved very slowly, emotionally, in relationships.
Abigail said she and her ex dated for eight months before making their relationship official, but Noah said it was going to be hard to move slow in Paradise when they were going to be together all the time.
Abigail said she must feel "so sure" about a man before calling him "my boyfriend" and she tends to friend-zone guys really easily.
"I need to stop doing that," Abigail confessed.
Noah helped Abigail relax and have fun, and he hoped she wouldn't continue to be so guarded.
Noah therefore complimented the bachelorette and said he knew there's a lot more to her than just a lovely sweet girl. He noted how everyone on the beach seemed to adore her, and then Noah went in for a kiss.
But as time progressed in Paradise, Abigail said she and Noah had a very strong emotional connection and could laugh together but they weren't all over each other in an affectionate manner like some of the other couples.
Maurissa Gunn believed Abigail and Noah were having fun but weren't showing their true emotions to each other, which resulted in a shallow connection. Maurissa thought Abigail and Noah needed to dive deep, and Abigail agreed they had to stop "playing it safe."
"Are we not pushing this relationship to the full potential or are we just friends -- and should we explore other options?" Abigail pondered. "I'm nervous. I need to know what's going on with us."
Abigail didn't want her romance with Noah to get "stale," and so she confronted Noah about their "situationship," which seemed to catch Noah off-guard.
Abigail admitted she felt like they were both holding back and had not reached a relationship level yet.
Noah didn't feel like he and Abigail were just friends, but she said it seemed like he had stopped trying to woo her. In response to that, Noah explained that when he tried to make a move on Abigail, he didn't get much of a response from her, which was hard and "frustrating."
Abigail said she was confused and asked Noah, "Are we just delaying the inevitable?"
Noah started questioning things and became very stoic, and he asked Abigail if they could get back on track and get to where they needed to be in order to leave the show together as a happy couple.
Noah wondered if his connection with Abigail was "too far gone" and she was right about them delaying the inevitable, but he appeared pretty deflated and upset.
"Do you want to try again?" Abigail asked.
"I feel like I want to think for a minute," Noah replied.
Noah determined he should pull back from Abigail, who then cried about how she may have hurt Noah and caused him to shut down on her.
"I really self-sabotage. We really had such a good thing going on, and I just f-cked it up," Abigail lamented in a confessional. "There's nobody else here I'm interested in. It's Noah. I just feel like I hurt him and I feel horrible. I don't know why I always do this."
Afterward, Noah decided to approach Abigail about their fizzled-out romance because he said he didn't want to give up on their relationship.
Noah apparently felt rejected at times, and Abigail admitted she could have been a better communicator.
Noah told Abigail that they had some serious "potential" and so he wanted to keep running with their relationship.
"I thought I messed it up, but [this time apart] made me realize how much I really do care for you, and I want to try to do this," Abigail said.
Noah and Abigail therefore determined they'd like to continue being "the power couple" on the beach. Noah realized he and his love interest had over-complicated things and almost self-sabotaged their romance, and so he was glad to get things back on track.
The couple continued dating in Paradise, but did they make it all the way to the finale? If so, are Abigail and Noah still an item now in the real world?
"All I know is that Noah broke up with her on the show. Maybe it was amicable. Maybe the IG stuff is an act," Carbone claimed.
"Maybe they plan on dating post show. I don't know. But he broke up with her on the show after a being a couple from the get go."
But Abigail and Noah began dating again after Paradise ended
However, in September Carbone reported Abigail and Noah reconnected and began dating again once they returned home from Paradise.
"[Abigail and Noah] broke up on the show, got together post show," Carbone explained in a September 28 blog post.
"They've been seeing other post show."
In an August 13 sponsored Instagram post on Abigail's account, she posted a video of herself in which she was wearing a thick gold link-chain necklace.
A follower of Bachelor fan account @bachelorettewindmill pointed out how Abigail's necklace in that video appeared to be the same one Noah had been constantly wearing while filming Bachelor in Paradise.
Fans therefore questioned if Noah had given Abigail his necklace as a sign of his affection, which would then indicate they may be together now after all.