'Bachelor in Paradise' spoilers: Who got engaged? Who's still together now? Who left 'Bachelor in Paradise' alone? (SPOILERS)
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 09/28/2021
Bachelor in Paradise spoilers reveal what's going to unfold on the rest of Season 7 and its big finale -- including spoilers on who leaves Mexico single, which couples enjoy Fantasy Suites, which couples end up together and get engaged in Paradise, and who's still together now!
[Bachelor in Paradise Spoiler Warning: This report contains Bachelor in Paradise spoilers on the couples that split up, stay together and get engaged on Season 7 as well as info on where the successful couples stand now.]
Nothing stands in Joe and Serena's way now that Kendall Long has left Paradise and will no longer interfere in their romance, and Joe and Serena already confessed to one another that they're falling in love.
Kenny and Mari are also falling for each other at this point in the show and can envision themselves being in a serious relationship in the real world.
The same situation goes for Maurissa and Riley.
"I want you to be my man... I love waking up to you," Maurissa shared in the latest episode, adding, "Riley, it's hard for me -- very hard. But I know that I am falling in love with you."
"I am falling in love with you too," Riley responded.
Following Chris Harrison's permanent departure from The Bachelor franchise earlier this year, ABC announced Bachelor in Paradise would be hosted by a rotating group of celebrity guest hosts.
In addition to Wells serving in a new "master of ceremonies" role, viewers have already been acquainted with actor and comedian David Spade, former NSYNC boyband member Lance Bass, actor Tituss Burgess, and rapper Lil Jon.
Wells recently admitted he was "shocked" by some of the "twists and turns" on Bachelor in Paradise this season .
"I know everyone always says, 'This is going to be the most dramatic season ever,' and I think people are maybe a little bit tired of hearing that," Wells told Us Weekly in July.
"So I won't say those words, but hey, listen, this is my fifth season doing Paradise. I've been on a lot of episodes of this show, and I will say that this one might be my favorite one that we've done. You get everything."
And Joe Amabile teased in July during an episode of his "Click Bait with Bachelor Nation" podcast that this Bachelor in Paradise season is "insane" and "a lot different" from his first time on the spinoff.
"It's almost was like every day got more and more intense," Joe recalled.
As for Chelsea Vaughn's future on the show, Carbone is not sure when exactly she went home after receiving a rose from James Bonsall, who had competed on Katie's The Bachelorette season earlier this year.
Ivan Hall also left the show single, although he reportedly didn't leave Paradise because he was upset over Kendall Long's departure.
Ivan broke the rules and got caught!
After Ivan and Aaron Clancy got into a heated confrontation over Chelsea, Wells confronted Ivan on the beach.
"Ivan, do you have anything to tell me?" Wells asks.
"Yeah, I shouldn't have gone around the system," Ivan admits. "Love makes you do, like, weird, crazy things."
According to a September 22 blog posting by Carbone, when the cast had to evacuate the Paradise resort due to a tropical storm for one night, Ivan took advantage of his off-camera time in the hotel rather than simply waiting out the storm by himself.
"That night is where Ivan broke protocol. While they were supposed to be sequestered or stay in their own rooms, Ivan snuck over to Alexa Caves room," Carbone claimed.
Alexa is an esthetician from Chicago, IL, who competed on The Bachelor's 24th season starring Peter Weber. Alexa only lasted a few episodes on the show's 2020 season.
Alexa was reportedly staying at the hotel because she was supposed to appear on Bachelor in Paradise in the near future.
"[Ivan] hung out with her all night," Carbone wrote. "Producers found out about it and busted them."
Due to the alleged sneaking around, Alexa was reportedly not allowed to join the show.
"Alexa was set to come on the show late, but once they got caught, she was never allowed on," Carbone said.
"Not sure how Ivan found Alexa's room, but that's what happened," Carbone wrote in his September 22 blog.
"Not the worst thing in the world, but hey, rules are rules and he broke them. You're a bad boy, Ivan. Go to your room."
Fans are also wondering if Ivan had spent some time with Chelsea in the hotel considering the pair seemed to hit it off and form a romantic connection out of nowhere.
Two romantic relationships end before the overnight dates
Becca reportedly dated Thomas in Paradise during most of her time in Mexico.
But Becca and Thomas broke up before the overnight Fantasy Suite dates and they both left single, according to Carbone.
And Clare and Tayshia's The Bachelorette bachelor, Noah Erb, and Abigail Heringer, who dated Matt on The Bachelor earlier this year, also broke up for good before the overnight dates and left the show as single individuals.
Carbone claims Noah is the one who broke up with Abigail.
"I know a lot of you will ask, 'What about all the nicey nice they were playing on IG when she posted this past Saturday.' Your guess is as good as mine. All I know is that Noah broke up with her on the show," Carbone recently wrote in his blog.
"Maybe it was amicable. Maybe the IG stuff is an act. 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."
Carbone insisted, however, Noah and Abigail did not leave the show together or as an engaged couple.
Becca and Thomas reportedly reunited after filming Paradise
In early August, Instagram spoiler sleuths 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 recently posted a behind-the-scenes photo on Instagram 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."
But Becca clapped back and wrote on September 8, "Red is my favorite color."
Katie Thurston even showed that she is supportive of Becca and Thomas' romance when she commented on Becca's social-media picture of the couple, "Obsessed with this. [Sunglasses emoticon]. look how you look at him!"
Wells Adams also told Us Weekly in late September that he's actually a Thomas fan and thinks he's a good match for Becca.
"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 said amid criticism Thomas is a smooth and manipulative talker.
"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."
Abigail and Noah also may be dating now
If Abigail and Noah truly broke up during the show, there is speculation they may have reconnected and began dating again once they returned home from Paradise.
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.
Three couples make it to the Final Rose Ceremony in Paradise
Carbone revealed in late June three couples made it all the way to the Final Rose Ceremony onBachelor in Paradise's seventh season.
According to Carbone, the Final 3 couples are Joe and Serena P., Kenny and Mari, and Riley Christian and Maurissa Gunn.
Joe previously competed on Becca's season of The Bachelorette before falling for Kendall on Bachelor in Paradise 5.
Serena P. and Mari both appeared on Matt's The Bachelor season. While Mari didn't make it very far in the process, Serena P. quit after her hometown date.
Kenny and Riley were bachelors on The Bachelorette 16 in 2020.
And Maurissa competed on Peter Weber's season of The Bachelor's 24th season.
Carbone reported that all three of the final couples got engaged!
That's right. That means Joe and Serena P. reportedly got engaged, and Kenny popped the question to Mari, who said "yes."
Riley also put a ring on Maurissa's finger!
It appears all three couples are still together unless one pair had a dramatic breakup in recent weeks.
Joe and Serena P. were spotted together in Chicago at a rooftop pool in early July.
"These people are gonna find a way to see each other and not hide it. They do it every season," Carbone wrote in a July 6 blog post.
And in late July, Carbone received a picture of Kenny and Mari together at a different rooftop pool in Chicago, which is where Kenny lives.
Carbone acknowledged in an August 24 blog posting, "Maurissa and Riley are the only two from the engaged couples that haven't been spotted publicly since filming ended."
But Carbone did confirm that Riley and Maurissa "have seen each other."
"They're just better at hiding it than these two who hang out in large crowds and in large cities all the time," the spoiler blogger wrote.
"To each their own, and the show really doesn't care or else they wouldn't keep doing it. Whatever floats their boat."
ABC has all but confirmed Kenny is one of the bachelors who got engaged
ABC previously aired an extended preview clip of what's to come on Bachelor in Paradise's seventh season.
The trailer showed Joe confessing his love to Serena P., Becca calling Thomas "too good to be true," and Kenny serving Mari food in bed during what appears to be their overnight Fantasy Suite date.
In addition, the preview flashed a brief clip of a man's hands opening a ring box to display a flashy diamond engagement ring.
That man was clearly Kenny!
The network accidentally spoiled the bachelor's identity because the gold chain Kenny always wears around his neck is on full display in the background and part of Kenny's blue chest tattoo is clearly visible as well.
Kenny has a large tattoo on one of his pecks that is a depiction of the American flag with red, white and blue colors -- stars and stripes.
Abigail may have given away that Serena and Joe are definitely still together
Abigail seemingly low-key spoiled Serena and Joe's relationship status in August, Cosmopolitan reported.
Serena posted a photo of herself poolside in a black-and-white bikini on Instagram and captioned it, "Feeling beachy tonight, I wonder why."
Abigail commented, "I'm stealing you away from @joeamabile1."
Fans immediately noticed the potential spoiler, so it seems Joe and Serena are still engaged.
Brendan and Pieper left Bachelor in Paradise together, as a dating couple, after the cast essentially pushed them off the beach.
The majority of the Paradise cast was upset Brendan and Pieper had dated before the show and seemed to have a plan to reunite on the beach and date on TV. The cast was also upset about how Brendan had treated Natasha Parker in the process.
Carbone reported on September 7 that Brendan and Pieper were spotted together the day prior in the Boston area, where Brendan is from.
"Those pics on Pieper's IG yesterday were taken by Brendan. Like, these two have done nothing to hide the fact they've been together since the second they left Mexico."
Pieper also told Us Weekly in mid-September that she and Brendan are "working through things" after the show.
"This obviously isn't something that's super healthy for a relationship either, so it kind of is what it is. Every day, [we're] taking it day by day," Pieper revealed.
Brendan and Pieper have also put out apology statements for how they had behaved and hurt others.
Brendan was a frontrunner on Tayshia Adams' season who quit The Bachelorette16 during his Fantasy Suite date, and Pieper left Matt James' The Bachelor season brokenhearted before hometown dates.