[Bachelor in Paradise Spoilers Warning: Please stop reading now if you don't want to find out what happens next on Bachelor in Paradise's sixth season between Kristina and Blake and whether this couple stayed together right up to the finale and maybe even got engaged. This article also reveal the pair's current relationship status].
Blake was pretty much living in his own personal hell for half of Bachelor in Paradise's sixth season, which premiered earlier this summer.
Blake joined the Season 6 cast as arguably the biggest catch for all the women, but then secrets were revealed about the bachelor's dating history.
After failing to win Becca Kufrin's heart on The Bachelorette, Blake apparently became a bit of a player -- and the storyline often discussed on Bachelor in Paradise was the fact he had slept with both Kristina and Caelynn-Miller Keyes in the same weekend at the 2019 Stagecoach Festival in California.
Blake also apparently flirted with Tayshia Adams that weekend and led her on.
In addition, Blake visited Hannah Godwin in her hometown of Birmingham, AL, one week before filming commenced so they could get to know each other better.
Blake probably thought the women wouldn't discuss his behavior with each other, but they did.
Blake therefore lost out on a romance with Tayshia and his main focus in Paradise, Hannah G., who dumped him for Dylan Barbour after weeks of a dramatic and emotional love triangle unfolding on the show.
Blake and Kristina, who remained friends in spite of everything, stayed single through most of Paradise except for going on a few dates here or there. Blake, for example, went out with Caitlin Clemmens, while Kristina gave it a go with Luke Stone.
Blake found himself very lonely in Paradise and desperate for a loving relationship. The experience had completely fallen short of his expectations. Meanwhile, Kristina was tired of Caelynn allegedly stealing all of her prospects.
Chris Bukowski thought Blake was just "existing" at the Mexican resort, and he was right, because Blake considered quitting and going home.
Blake said he wanted to settle down with someone gorgeous, smart, funny and sexy.
And then suddenly, Blake seemed to have an epiphany that the girl most suited for him and best for him was right in front of him all along: Kristina.
Blake admitted he and Kristina always gravitated towards each other but had never been completely invested in each other. He wondered if they owed it to each other to take a serious shot at a romance.
Blake therefore told Kristina that she had been on his mind a lot and he couldn't stop thinking about her. Blake thought he just wanted to be her friend, but he was second guessing everything.
"I can't explain it because sometimes you drive me crazy and we butt heads," Blake said.
Kristina was skeptical, confused and had no idea what to think. She didn't know where Blake's feelings were coming from or whether he was just after her rose ahead of the season's fourth Rose Ceremony.
As a result, Kristina asked Blake if they could continue their conversation the next day so she could process all of that information and test whether Blake would really feel the same way after sleeping on it.
The next day, Blake promised to be "all in" with Kristina and not go on a date with another girl.
Kristina was still skeptical of Blake's intentions but he shared, "When you realize what you want and the life you want, you want to start it immediately. And this whole time, you've been right in front of me."
Kristina asked Blake, "Why now?" And Blake explained he had buried his feelings deep down because he was tired of disappointing Kristina and basically thought she was fed up with him.
Kristina confessed she had buried her feelings for Blake as well, but he just asked her to unlock a door -- not necessarily open it for him right away. Kristina had a lot of concerns and didn't know whether she could trust Blake's words, but he promised to prove it to her through his actions.
"I made a lot of mistakes and I've done everything possibly wrong that I could have, but now I think this might be the beginning of something pretty awesome with Kristina," Blake told the cameras.
"So, I'm hopeful, but she has so many guards up against me -- so many walls. By the end of the night, I will know whether me and Kristina are going to have this amazing relationship and life together or I'll be going home alone."
Kristina then gave Blake her rose at the fourth Rose Ceremony of the season. She was drawn to Blake but wondered if he was truly ready for love.
After the Rose Ceremony, the beautiful Brianna "Bri" Barnes arrived in Paradise and tempted Blake's decision to steer the course with Kristina.
Kristina was ready to see whether or not Blake would be distracted by the "new shiny thing."
Caelynn said Blake and Bri hit it off at Chris Randone and Krystal Nielson's wedding, and Chris B. pointed out Blake had been waiting for Bri to arrive since then. However, Blake had given Kristina his word that he would reject a woman's date invitation.
Bri ultimately asked Blake out on a date, but he apparently declined in order to pursue things further with Kristina.
Kristina felt relieved and maybe even a bit surprised, but she needed more until she could feel totally comfortable opening up her heart to Blake again.
Blake didn't blame Kristina for having walls up, but he could apparently tell she wanted to kiss him and hold him again. Caelynn was proud of Blake for saying "no" and said he definitely deserved a fresh start.
"Bri is a gorgeous, gorgeous woman, but I want Kristina!" Blake told the cameras. "Even though Bri and I had a little bit of a connection, this is what I need to do and what I want to do."
Blake said in a confessional Bri was stunning, tall and looked like a model but he desired Kristina and wanted her to remember "the fire" they had for each other. He said they had insatiable chemistry and it was "a cool kind of love story."
However, footage showed Blake and Kristina seeming bored with each other and lacking conversation while Bri went out on her date with Matt Donald.
What happens next for Blake and Kristina? Did they end up together?
"Blake faces what has been right in front of him all this time. He wants to pursue a future with his old flame Kristina. He invites her out but will it be a dream date or a nightmare?" ABC teased in a press release for the next two episodes of Season 6.
Blake will apparently surprise Kristina with a date to further explore their connection and hopefully reignite a fire between them.
Blake plans a private date for himself with Kristina, according to Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone, but on this date, Kristina tells him she's "not feeling it" and had "buried her feelings for him."
Kristina reportedly didn't want to reconcile with Blake, and so Blake decides to leave Mexico -- with Kristina right on his heels shortly afterward.
Carbone reported in July nothing happened between Blake and Kristina after filming. But hopefully they were able to remain friends!
"But I think you can set your stop watch now to see how long it takes Kristina to pair up with someone from the franchise. It'll happen," Carbone wrote in his blog.