New 'Bachelor in Paradise' Spoilers: What happens on 'Bachelor in Paradise's finale and reunion? Which couples are still together or engaged? (SPOILERS)
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 11/07/2022
New Bachelor in Paradise spoilers have leaked out revealing what happens on the Season 8 finale and on the reunion special -- including which couples are still dating or engaged, who has split up, and shocking details about a post-filming cheating scandal.
While the women initially got "fratboy vibes" from the young men and poked fun at the fact they were going to look like 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.
And Florence also made a surprising strong connection with Justin.
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 giving Hayden the time of day.
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.
Keep reading for Bachelor in Paradise's eighth-season spoilers, including new shocking spoilers on the reunion special, according to Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone.
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 in the clip.
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 it'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 presumably just a guest appearance in which she hosted a date or visited her fellow former The Bachelor and The Bachelorette castmates.
Aaron and Genevieve broke up and left Paradise alone, and so did Logan and Kate
While Aaron and Genevieve were going strong for most of the Bachelor in Paradise season, they broke up and decided a relationship wouldn't work in the real world.
Genevieve and Aaron did not enjoy an overnight Fantasy Suite date. According to Carbone, Aaron broke up with Genevieve because she allegedly tried to leave him every time they got into a fight.
"Things seem to be amicable now," Carbone tweeted on November 5.
Genevieve, however, found a new best friend in Shanae Ankney. Carbone reported that the women were gifted a trip to Niagara Falls, where they previously filmed a two-on-one date with Clayton on The Bachelor's 26th season, during Bachelor in Paradise's reunion show.
Logan and Kate's romance also faltered, and the pair split up before Bachelor in Paradise's Final Rose Ceremony.
Logan attempted to give Kate his rose at Season 8's fourth Rose Ceremony, but she rejected it, according to Carbone.
"[Kate] mentioned something about how he drives an orange Nissan and couldn't afford a certain gym membership," Carbone tweeted on November 5.
Tyler and Brittany also fell hard for each other, and so they decided to leave the Paradise resort together and keep dating.
Brandon and Serene got engaged, and so did Johnny and Victoria
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."
Brandon did propose marriage at the Final Rose Ceremony to Serene, who left Bachelor in Paradisewith a diamond on her finger.
Later on, Carbone also reported that although Johnny wasn't ready to get engaged to Gabby Windey on The Bachelorette, he did pop the question to Victoria and the couple got engaged before they left Bachelor in Paradise!
Tyler and Brittany decided to leave Paradise together and continue dating in the real world.
The pair even met each other's families, but Carbone reported on September 27 they had split up in the summer.
On November 5, Carbone wrote on Twitter that Tyler had asked Brittany to join him at a party in Los Angeles and she declined the invitation because she allegedly didn't have the money to go. When Tyler offered to pay Brittany's way, however, Brittany still said "no."
Days later, Brittany allegedly bought herself a ticket to London and then Italy -- just for herself.
"[Brittany] broke up with him on FaceTime in Italy. Onstage [at the reunion taping], she said their goals didn't line up," Carbone tweeted.
Brittany claimed how Tyler was revolving his life around her and she wanted him to be his own, independent person.
Michael and Danielle are still together
This fall, Michael hinted he may be in love in an October 3 Instagram post.
"We found love in a hopeless place," Michael captioned a photo with Andrew at the time, quoting a popular song.
Michael and Danielle were also photographed dancing together at Wells Adams and Sarah Hyland's wedding on August 20, Life & Style reported.
Carbone also confirmed Michael and Danielle are still together in an October 18 blog post.
"Michael and Danielle are still together to this day, so it's all worked out for them," he wrote.
Carbone revealed on November 5 that Danielle is moving to Ohio to be with Michael and his son. However, she will be getting her own place and "are taking things slow."
Brandon and Serene are still together and engaged
On Bachelor in Paradise's finale, Jesse Palmer told Brandon and Serene that he was ordained, and so he asked them if they wanted to get married right then and there, according to Carbone.
The Bachelor in Paradise season will therefore end with a cliffhanger, leaving fans wondering if Brandon and Serene spontaneously decided to tie the knot.
Carbone reported on November 5 that Serene and Brandon revealed at the reunion taping they were not married.
However, the couple confirmed at the reunion taping they were still together, happy, and engaged. The show also gifted Brandon and Serene a trip to Hawaii.
Sierra Jackson confronts Michael at the reunion and makes new allegations
Sierra Jackson admitted in the press recently she felt "disrespected" by Michael's actions and thought it was "convenient" how his romance with Danielle played out in Paradise following her exit.
At the Bachelor in Paradise reunion taping, Carbone reported on November 5 that Sierra talked to Michael and said she wished he had been straightforward with her before their breakup on the show.
Sierra allegedly wanted Michael to admit that he wasn't feeling it with her -- and it wasn't about him being guarded or not ready to find love again after the death of his wife.
"[Sierra] said Michael kissed her 3 times after they broke up and was under the impression there was still a chance," Carbone tweeted. "Michael denied doing that."
Kira previously arrived in Paradise hoping for another chance with Jacob.
When Jacob turned her down because he wasn't interested in rehashing their romance, Kira approached Romeo on the beach and asked him to leave with her.
Kira and Romeo -- who had known each other before Paradise due to their social circle in New York City -- left Paradise together, and Carbone tweeted on November 5 that they are still talking.
It's unclear, however, if "talking" means they are officially dating.
Victoria and Johnny reportedly broke up after she cheated on him!
Carbone revealed in an October 25 blog posting that Victoria and Johnny reportedly split in early September.
Rumors have recently been swirling that Victoria cheated on Johnny, and two Bachelor Nation sources have told YouTuber Dave Neal that Victoria cheated on Johnny TWICE!
One of the men Victoria had cheated on Johnny with is allegedly The Bachelorette alum Greg Grippo, who competed for Katie Thurston's heart on the show's seventeenth season.
Carbone said he hasn't heard anything about the cheating allegations, but in late October, Johnny added to the rumor mill by posting on his Instagram Stories how he's "unwell."
Victoria is reportedly dating former The Bachelorette bachelor Greg Grippo now
On October 21, a Bachelor Nation fan claimed to have seen Victoria and Greg together while she was visiting The Colosseum in Rome, Italy.
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.
"I did hear 2 weeks ago 'rumblings' about Victoria and Greg being involved together in some capacity," Carbone wrote in his October 25 blog posting.
Carbone had heard there is "definitely" something going on between Victoria and Greg and they're "in communication."
The spoiler blogger explained, "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."
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.
The Roman fountain footage represented a big wardrobe change from the earlier photo that allegedly showed Victoria and Greg in Capri.
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.
Greg also recently left a flirty "good girl" comment on one of Victoria's Instagram posts, which he quickly deleted.
And The Bachelor alum Nick Viall posted a TikTok video of Victoria kissing Greg on the cheek at the dinner table during a Bachelor Nation game night with Joe Amabile and Serena Pitt.
Johnny and Victoria argue at the reunion
Johnny said he and Victoria were in couples' counseling for three weeks after filming ended.
"Victoria said Johnny called her a stupid c**t and she claimed he told her she didn't cook or clean so what good was she as a woman," Carbone tweeted on November 5.
Johnny admitted he said things he shouldn't have and regretted it, but he denied ever calling Victoria the awful C-word.
According to Carbone, Johnny said he didn't want to air dirty laundry but Victoria allegedly threw a wine glass at him and told him that she was out of his league.
Tyler Norris announced he heard from a reporter that Victoria had cheated on Johnny at a party in Los Angeles and she was telling people that she's "very much single."
"Victoria went off and started yelling at Tyler telling him to be quiet and this didn't involve him," Carbone tweeted on November 5.
Victoria claimed she and Greg were talking pre-Paradise but it was nothing serious. Victoria apparently told Johnny about this but then Johnny caught Greg texting Victoria.
"She assured him she & Greg were just friends. Johnny found out [through] social media about the Italy trip," Carbone tweeted.
Greg appears on the reunion with Victoria!
After Victoria and Johnny sat onstage together at the Paradise reunion, Johnny left and then Greg joined Victoria.
The pair got matching tattoos in Italy -- the word "hot" in Italian on their arms.