'Bachelor in Paradise' Spoilers: Which couples split and who gets engaged? Who's still together now? Plus a post-finale cheating scandal! (SPOILERS)
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 11/04/2022
New Bachelor in Paradise spoilers have emerged revealing what happens on the Season 8 finale and whether the couples who left the show dating or engaged are still together, including spoilers on an alleged shocking post-filming cheating scandal.
Justin returned to Paradise with his eyes set on Eliza, and Rodney didn't stop Eliza from going on a date with Justin.
Rodney's lax response to Eliza getting to know another man made Eliza think that Rodney didn't really care for her and wasn't taking their relationship seriously. However, Rodney promised Eliza that he would prove his strong feelings for her and make it up to her.
According to a preview of what's to come, Eliza's heart is so torn between the two men that she threatens to quit the show and leave Paradise.
Johnny and Victoria have said they're "falling in love" with each other.
Meanwhile, a wave of new male arrivals turned up the heat in Paradise.
Twins Justin Young and Joey Young, 24, stepped foot on the beach and whisked away Shanae Ankney, 30, and Florence Moerenhout, 32, on dates.
While the women initially got "fratboy vibes" from the young men and poked fun at the fact they were cougars, Shanae really hit it off with Joey.
"I've been exploring multiple guys here, and I haven't had that deep connection like what I had with Joey. What I'm feeling right now is 100 percent different from other dates I've been on... [I want to] keep connecting and get to know him," Shanae gushed.
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Aaron and Genevieve were apparently both feeling insecure in their relationship. Genevieve wanted to spend more time with Aaron, who was hanging out with the guys seemingly because he was afraid to lose Genevieve.
Their fight, however, didn't end with a breakup -- it ended with the couple falling in love.
Logan Palmer and Kate Gallivan were also thriving until Hayden Markowitz crashed the beach and asked Kate out on a date. While Logan worried about Kate leaving him, Kate realized she had made a mistake by ever leaving Logan.
Based on a preview of what's to come, Logan and Kate are going to have to confront their feelings for each other and what they want their romance to be.
Even though Season 8 of Bachelor in Paradise is the first season of the show to air as part of ABC's fall schedule rather than its usual late-summer scheduling, the Paradise season was still filmed in June similar to prior seasons.
The production schedule means that Bachelor in Paradise's Season 8 final Rose Ceremony couples will have spent nearly four months navigating their relationships in "the real world" by the time the season finale airs on ABC -- longer than any other Bachelor in Paradise season!
Bachelor in Paradise host Jesse Palmer took to Instagram on June 9 and posted a photo of himself posing next to an "open" sign on a beach decorated with blankets, vases and lights.
"With the power vested in me, I now officially declare Paradise OPEN!!!" Jesse captioned the image, announcing that Bachelor in Paradise's eighth season had begun production.
"It's insane down here. It's absolutely crazy," Jesse told Us Weekly while the season was still filming.
"There's all these people. There is just so much chaos, so much drama, and never-before-seen things down here taking place in Paradise... And we've been switching things up. We've been changing things up and it's hard to keep track of it all, to be honest."
Jesse said the show was already "amazing" at that point, adding how he was "having so much fun."
"I always wondered as a fan of the show, 'How paradise-y was Paradise?' And I can tell you, it is so much fun. It really is paradise. This place is magic," Jesse gushed.
"He is so great. He really is. I'm going to cry because I'm so happy!" Rachel gushes to her girlfriends.
When asked in what capacity she'll be a part of the show, Rachel told Variety in a recent interview, "They're going to tune in and find out... I definitely make an appearance on the beach. What happens? Everyone will just have to wait and see, but itâ€™s definitely crazy down there."
However given the Bachelor in Paradise season was filmed after Rachel got engaged to Tino Franco at The Bachelorette Season 19's final Rose Ceremony in May but before Rachel and Tino subsequently split up in August, Rachel didn't go to Paradise looking to find love.
Rachel's Bachelor in Paradise appearance was then presumably just a guest appearance in which she hosted a date or visited her fellow former The Bachelor and The Bachelorette castmates.
"When Lyndsey came on the beach, there weren't many options, so she asked Logan, [and] Kate told him she didn't want him going on a date so Lyndsey just went home," Carbone wrote in his June 28 blog post.
Shanae Ankney, Florence, and Mara also reportedly ended up in a five-way love triangle with twins Joey Young and Justin Young.
Carbone reported back in late June, "The only couple I'm almost positive is gonna get engaged is Brandon and Serene. In fact, I'd be surprised if they didn't. Outside of that, anyone's fair game to break up."
A second fan then also claimed to have seen Victoria and Greg walking a quiet street while enjoying her honeymoon in Capri, an Italian island that is only a couple of hours away from Rome by train and ferry.
Unfortunately neither fan was able to take a good photo or video showing the faces of the alleged couple, leaving the legitimacy of the claims uncertain.
However, the sightings were consistent with prior rumors Carbone said he had heard.
"I did hear 2 weeks ago 'rumblings' about Victoria and Greg Grippo being involved together in some capacity," Carbone wrote in his October 25 blog posting.
Carbone couldn't confirm or deny that Victoria and Greg were recently in Italy together, but he had heard there is "definitely" something going on between Victoria and Greg and they're "in communication" -- whether that means they're talking, hooking up or dating.
"All I know is they are definitely in contact since her breakup with Johnny. Whether it played a role in the breakup I'm not sure," Carbone explained.
But later on October 25, Carbone tweeted a new update that he had now confirmed Victoria and Greg were indeed in Italy together.
Carbone then proceeded to post a video which appeared to show Victoria and Greg each dressed very casually and attempting to obscure their appearances.
Victoria and Greg each wore sunglasses and large, loose-fitting coats and appeared to be doing their best to go incognito, with Victoria wearing casual large white pants and Greg seemingly wearing dark jeans and a baseball cap.
The Roman fountain footage represented a big wardrobe change from the earlier photo that allegedly showed Victoria and Greg in Capri.
The Capri photo, seemingly taken in the evening, appeared to show the couple openly enjoying a date night outing. Neither Victoria and Greg wore coats or hats, and Victoria was wearing a tight-fitting miniskirt outfit with knee-high boots.
On October 26, Carbone tweeted out an additional photo taken earlier that day which showed Victoria and Greg at Leonardo da Vinci International Airport in Rome.
"For those who STILL didn't believe that was Greg and Victoria in Italy... here's another. On the shuttle at FCO airport in Italy at 10am local time this morning," he wrote.
"Just so we're clear, Victoria & Greg are back in the states now," he added in a pair of followup tweets. "They flew from Rome to Newark this morning and landed about 90 minutes ago. She's headed back to Nashville now."
"So when she inevitably posts something from home either later tonight or tmrw, save your 'See, she's in Nashville' takes. I don't know why some of you are having a hard time accepting they were in Italy this past wknd until today when they flew home."
Victoria and Greg's faces were clearly visible in the photo, which appeared to have been taken by another passenger on the same shuttle.