'Bachelor in Paradise' spoilers: Who got engaged on Season 5? Which couples are still dating and together?
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 08/17/2018
Bachelor in Paradise spoilers reveal details about the next two episodes and how Season 5 ends -- including which couples stayed together at the end, and whether they got engaged.
[Bachelor in Paradise spoilers warning: This story contains major spoilers about couples to come as well as which established Bachelor in Paradise couples get engaged at the end of Season 5, so please stop reading now if you want to remain in the dark about the season's conclusion].
Bachelor in Paradise's fifth season premiered on August 7, and viewers have already seen an incredible amount of drama, tears, and blossoming love in Mexico.
With four women potentially going home at the next Rose Ceremony, one insecure lady sets her sights on an available bachelor but worries when the newest arrival asks out the suddenly-popular single dad, who is clearly Kenny.
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Thinking they had little in common, this "brainy beauty" will find herself pleasantly surprised by the professional wrestler, but his "not-so-secret admirer" is waiting for him back at the beach with a surprise dessert.
"When a third contender tosses her hat -- and her lips -- into the ring at the cocktail party, which of the three will he ultimately choose to give his rose?" teases the network.
More controversial will then be stirred up at the cocktail party when a pot-stirrer gifts the birthday girl with a giant stuffed dog designed to get under the skin of her jealous suitor, who also happens to be his bitter rival.
As fans saw in the last episode, Jordan fell for Jenna hard, admitting it was love at first sight. However, David approached Jenna after her date with Jordan to give her a birthday cake. Jenna found the gesture to be cute and kind, but Jordan was already fired up by this gesture alone.
On the August 20 broadcast, the professional male model will lash out on at the adorable oversized pup stuffed animal -- and even some of the women on the island.
The spectacle will upset one woman in particular -- the one with whom he is falling madly in love with, leaving her with a big dilemma. While other women panic over whether they are going to receive a rose, she must decide whether or not to accept the one offered to her.
And then on Tuesday, August 21, the women will hand out the roses, and they are ready for some new options.
"A hunky ladies' man" will then walk into Paradise with his long locks flowing, according to ABC, and asks out another "fair-haired beauty," even though she is seemingly wrapped up in a good relationship.
Bachelor in Paradise's original bartender, Jorge, will show up on the date and inform the couple he had written a romance novel, which is depicted in a dramatization starring some fan-favorite Bachelor alumni. All he needs are two models for the cover.
"One hot and steamy photoshoot leads the lusty lady to realize that she may not be ready to settle down with the supermarket sweetie anxiously waiting for back at the resort," ABC reveals.
A Date Card would certainly help Joe given his position, but the card has another guy's name on it. This time, it's no surprise to anybody when the lucky lady invited out says "yes."
Hoping to return from the date with an established relationship, the woman is shocked when her friends -- who also happen to be a happy couple from Paradise's past -- show up to help them soak up the local culture.
And love will be in the air during the episode's third date, when a new arrival "from a foreign land" asks out a newly-available "blonde bombshell," who is over her last boyfriend after his behavior at the last cocktail party.
Upon returning from a successful first date, the giddy couple is awaited by the "guilt-ridden gentleman," who attempts to win the object of his affection back with "a bold gesture."
This scene will likely feature Jenna and Jordan. Jordan will have to win Jenna's trust back and prove he can protect her heart.
Kendall and Joe's relationship, however, doesn't seem to be over in the real world. Not only did Kendall visit Joe in Chicago a couple of weeks ago, but social media indicates Joe also spent this past weekend in Los Angeles, CA, with her. Kendall and Joe attended a Dodgers game together, so there is clearly still a spark there!
There were reportedly nine guys who handed out roses at the Final Rose Ceremony on Bachelor in Paradise's fifth season.
Those guys allegedly were Robby, Jordan M. and Diggy -- who were naturally around because they all entered in the last episode -- as well as Eric, John, Kamil, Chris, Kevin, and Jordan K.
The women who were reportedly present at the Final Rose Ceremony of Bachelor in Paradise were, Astrid, Cassandra, Shushanna, Krystal, Annaliese, Olivia, and Jenna.
According to Carbone, Diggy was the only person sent home at the Final Rose Ceremony when women were afforded the chance to hand out the roses. (Eric left the show on his own terms at the beginning of this same episode).
Carbone reports Astrid gave her rose to Kevin, Olivia gave a rose to John, Cassandra offered her rose to Jordan M., Annaliese chose to give her rose to Kamil, Krystal asked Chris to accept her rose, Jenna gave her rose to Jordan K., and finally Shushanna gave her rose to Robby.
At the end of the season, Bachelor in Paradise host Chris Harrison met with the remaining couples in Mexico to explain how they needed to make a serious decision about where their relationships stood and whether they were strong enough to last outside of the Bachelor world.
Each couple was therefore instructed to leave Paradise separately, depart the show as a couple, or stay another night in Mexico and enjoy an overnight Fantasy Suite date together.
Kevin and Astrid reportedly chose to split at this point in filming, although they've been spotted hanging out in the real world together recently and may have reconciled.
Robby and Shushanna also allegedly decided to leave the show as just friends, as did Jordan M. and Cassandra.
That left four couples to embark on a Fantasy Suite date, according to Carbone, and those pairs were John and Olivia, Kamil and Annaliese, Chris and Krystal, and Jordan K. and Jenna.
After betrayals, drama, heartbreak, love triangles, romance and more, Carbone reports the season ended with three engagements.
One of the engagements is obvious given Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon have already revealed they got engaged in Mexico when cameras were rolling.
But the other two engagements will probably come as a surprise to Bachelor Nation!
Jordan K. reportedly proposed marriage to Jenna. Jordan was accused of going on the show for a summer fling, but that didn't turn out to be the case.
In addition, Carbone claims Chris and Krystal got engaged in Paradise! This engagement is a shocker since the couple didn't even get involved with each other until the latest episode.
When Carbone released his first set of spoilers in July, he wasn't sure when Chris had popped the question. But the spoiler blogger posted an update in August revealing the pair did, in fact, get engaged in Mexico during filming.
So have any other couples hit it off or reconciled since taping wrapped earlier this summer?
Carbone has heard John and Olivia's romance continued in the real world after the show, as did Kevin and Astrid's relationship.
Nick and Chelsea were recently spotted in Orlando, FL, enjoying each other's company, and Connor Obrochta and Angela were allegedly photographed together on July 4 in St. Petersburg, FL.
Carbone is unsure whether Kamil and Annaliese are still dating, but he's certain about the status of two more couples.
"Robby and Shushanna are definitely not together," Carbone writes in his blog, and "Jordan M. and Cassandra aren't together" either.