'Bachelor in Paradise' spoilers: Who's still together and dating? Which couples got engaged on Season 5?
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 08/13/2018
Bachelor in Paradise spoilers have revealed the fifth season's ending -- including which bachelor and bachelorettes end up in relationships and engagements.
[Bachelor in Paradise Spoilers Warning: Please stop reading immediately if you want to be surprised by what happens over the course of Bachelor in Paradise's fifth season and Season 5's finale as this article contains major spoilers and details!]
Bachelor in Paradise's fifth season just debuted on August 7, and several individuals already found a love interest or match.
However, the season is going to shake up as newcomers arrive in Mexico every day, and according to Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone, a "big fight" is going to break out between two guys and "major drama" will unfold, making one guy look really bad.
Bachelor in Paradise is clearly going to be filled with tears, love and tension, but what is bound to happen in the next week of episodes?
This could be referring to Tia, Colton and Chris' love triangle given Colton is a former professional football player. But only one man will earn this bachelorette's rose.
Tension heightens when last season's The Bachelorette star, Becca Kufrin, arrives in Paradise to visit her girlfriends and a man who had confessed his love to Becca realizes how conflicted he is and has a major breakdown.
As fans probably recall, Both Colton and Wills Reid professed their love to The Bachelorette star on Season 14.
And then on the August 14 episode, Becca will attempt to give the emotional bachelor the closure he needs.
Meanwhile, one hopeless romantic is already imagining leaving Paradise engaged to the man who had been making her feel special from the start.
"Yet when a new arrival touches down in Mexico, this blindsided babe is suddenly worried that she may be on her way out the door," According to ABC.
And later, "a nerdy computer programmer is surprisingly a hot commodity when two other newcomers both take him out on dates."
John Graham is a software developer who has been described as "nerdy" so far on Paradise, so will he find himself the object of two ladies' affection?
A single dad -- presumably Kenny -- will then be shown chatting with his love interest over a romantic candlelit date and letting her know he's serious about finding a significant other and has the best of intentions.
But when the woman says she'd like to slow down, the man finds himself in the friend zone and will be anything but pleased.
Kamil and Leo competed for Becca's heart on The Bachelorette 14, Olivia and Jacqueline fought to win Arie's heart on The Bachelor 22, Diggy vied for Rachel Lindsay's affection on The Bachelorette 13, Jubilee and Shushanna were on Ben Higgins' 20th season, and Christen and Cassandra appeared on Juan Pablo Galavis' The Bachelor edition.
As for Robby, he finished as the runner-up on JoJo Fletcher's season of The Bachelorette and will be making his third attempt at finding love on the franchise. He dated Amanda Stanton on Bachelor in Paradise 4 last summer, but the pair broke up shortly after returning home and she accused him of cheating and being a player.
Besides Kevin and Bibiana from The Bachelor Winter Games, Clare Crawley's ex-fiance Benoit Beausejour-Savard and The Bachelor New Zealand star Jordan Mauger will also reportedly make an appearance in Mexico.
So what happens between Tia and Colton in Paradise? Carbone claims they broke up during filming and Colton was the one who had pulled the plug on their relationship.
"I guess Colton didn't see themselves lasting in the real world so they broke up and both went home," Carbone writes in his blog.
There were reportedly 10 guys who made it all the way to the Final Rose Ceremony on Bachelor in Paradise.
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, Jordan K., and Joe Amabile.
At the cocktail party preceding the Final Rose Ceremony, Kendall Long and Joe reportedly called it quits on their relationship, although they had been together for the majority of the show.
But based on social-media postings, Kendall recently visited Joe in Chicago, so maybe there's still a spark there!
While there's a chance Kendall and Joe have resumed their relationship in the real world, she was also spotted in Atlanta five days earlier allegedly flirting with Alex Bordy from Rachel's season and Michael Garofola from Desiree Hartsock's season at a watch party for The Bachelorette.
The women who were reportedly present at the Final Rose Ceremony of the season were Kendall, Astrid, Cassandra, Shushanna, Krystal, Annaliese, Olivia, and Jenna.
Eric, however, allegedly left Mexico at the beginning of the episode because he had failed to establish any meaningful romantic connections.
This particular Rose Ceremony enabled the women to hand out roses to the men, so Carbone reports Astrid gave a rose to Kevin, Olivia gave her rose to John, Cassandra offered a rose to Jordan M., Annaliese chose to give her rose to Kamil, Krystal asked Chris to accept her rose, Jenna gave a rose to Jordan K., and finally Shushanna gave her rose to Robby.
Diggy was the only person reportedly sent home at the Final Rose Ceremony.
At the end of the season, Bachelor in Paradise host Chris Harrison will be shown meeting with the remaining couples in Mexico, explaining it's time to make a serious decision about their relationships.
Each couple will be instructed to leave Paradise separately, depart the show as a couple, or stay another night and enjoy a Fantasy Suite.
According to Carbone, Kevin and Astrid choose to split at this point in taping, although they've been spotted hanging out in the real world together recently and may have reconciled.
Robby and Shushanna reportedly decide to leave the show as just friends, and Jordan M. and Cassandra make the same choice.
But four couples allegedly decide to enjoy a Fantasy Suite date, and those pairings are John and Olivia, Kamil and Annaliese, Chris and Krystal, and Jordan K., and Jenna.
After many flings, love triangles and romances come and go, Carbone reports the season will end with three engagements!
One of the engagements comes as no surprise to Bachelor Nation, as Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon have already gushed about their decision to commit to each other and photos of Jared popping the question in Mexico have surfaced online.
But the other two engagements are going to come as a big surprise to fans!
Jordan reportedly proposes marriage to Jenna, the blonde and quirky fitness instructor from Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s season of The Bachelor.
And, according to Carbone, Chris and Krystal get engaged in Paradise!
When Carbone released his first set of spoilers in July, he wasn't sure when this couple got engaged, but he posted an update in August revealing Chris did, in fact, pop the question to Krystal in Mexico while the show was taping.
Krystal rubs other women in Paradise the wrong way, whether she means to or not, but she turned out to be a hot commodity in Mexico.
So which other couples might have hooked up since filming wrapped? Carbone has heard John and Olivia's romance continued in the real world, for starters.
"I have no idea if Kamil and Annaliese are still a thing, and honestly, I don't even care to," Carbone admits. "Robby and Shushanna are definitely not together, Jordan M. and Cassandra aren't together, and Kevin and Astrid pretty much are."
Nick and Chelsea were spotted in Orlando, FL, after taping, while Connor and Angela were reportedly photographed together on July 4 in St. Petersburg, FL. So there is hope for those two couples as well!