Three Engagements on 'Bachelor in Paradise' : How Are Your Other Favorite'' Couples Doing?

"I swear that I can see forever in your eyes ..."

01 of 16

Becca Kufrin & Thomas Jacobs

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Sparks flew from the start between Becca and Thomas on season seven of Bachelor in Paradise, but broke up during the finale after a discussion about the Fantasy Suites. Fast forward to the present, and fans of the former Bachelorette were happy to learn the couple reunited after filming wrapped.

"I'm sorry for breaking up with you on national television, but I'll take every day to make it up to you, Tommy," Becca wrote in a touching tribute.

02 of 16

Maurissa Gunn & Riley Christian

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Cheers to forever! Maurissa and Riley made history during season seven of Bachelor in Paradise franchise's first-ever Black couple to get engaged on the show.

The new fiancés told PEOPLE they initially didn't realize their engagement marked a milestone for Bachelor Nation.

"Going into this, I guess the social media and the media is kind of what let us know that we are the first Black couple to come out of this," Maurissa explained. "Because we just went into it [with an] open mind. Our hearts were open and we just happened to meet each other and we look alike, which is even better!"

Riley echoed that he and his future Mrs. were "just focused on finding love and building a connection."

03 of 16

Joe Amabile & Serena Pitt

BACHELOR IN PARADISE - “711” – Paradise is coming to a close and after last week’s shocking breakup of the couple “Most Likely to Live Happily Ever After,” the remaining beachgoers have some serious thinking to do about their futures. But first, they’ll need to make it through the season’s final rose ceremony. Once all the roses have been handed out, Paradise’s own alumni couple Caelynn and Dean arrive to share their love story and to let the remaining pairs know that time is running out. Who will choose to spend the night in a fantasy suite? Who will leave Paradise heartbroken? Who will get down on one knee? All these questions and more will be answered on the special three-hour season finale of “Bachelor in Paradise,” TUESDAY, OCT. 5 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (ABC/Craig Sjodin) SERENA P., JOE
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Love never fails! Though Joe's ex Kendall Long — whom he met on the summer spinoff's fifth season in 2018 — returned to speak with him after she exited season seven of BiP, he "never" doubted plans to propose to Serena.

"No, it never made me question the proposal at all. I was really only focused on Serena and the ring in my back pocket," he told PEOPLE. "So when Kendall came down, it was unfortunate timing. It was a quick conversation, and I wish her the best. But I was just ready to see Serena and do the damn thing."

04 of 16

Kenny Braasch & Mari Pepin

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Despite a brief split during season seven of BiP, Kenny told PEOPLE that his connection with Mari was only strengthened by their time apart – and they're thrilled to be engaged!

"Obviously, I was very into Mari from the very beginning," he said. "So once I sort of knew she was in the same place I was is when I started thinking, like, we might end up engaged at the end of this."

05 of 16

Abigail Heringer & Noah Erb

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Another couple on season seven of Bachelor in Paradise came out stronger than the storm. Though Abigail and Noah sadly split during the finale, they confirmed their reunion after the episode aired.

"I love you @noah_erb," the former Bachelor contestant wrote in an Instagram tribute, adding a white heart emoji.

06 of 16

Carly Waddell & Evan Bass

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Evan had his work cut out for him on season three of Bachelor in Paradise as he worked to get Carly to notice him. Nothing a trip to the hospital with a fake illness can't help. They ended the season engaged, marrying in a televised ceremony in Mexico the following year.

Carly coincidentally also found out that she was pregnant during their trip to Mexico and the pair welcomed a daughter, Isabella Evelyn, in February 2018. The pair announced that they are expecting again (a boy!) in May 2019, welcoming son Charlie Wolf later that year.

In December 2020, the two announced they were going their separate ways.

"We have made the difficult decision to separate," the former couple said in a joint statement. "We will always cherish our time together and continue to have the utmost respect for one another as we focus on what's best for the future of our family. We greatly appreciate everyone's love and support and kindly ask that you please respect our family's privacy as we navigate through this."

Fast-forward to June, and Bass was by Waddell's side when she was hospitalized for a medical emergency, which she later revealed to be related to intestinal problems.

07 of 16

Krystal Nielson & Chris Randone

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Affectionately known as "Glitter Goose," somehow these two - who were both villains while competing on the Bachelor and Bachelorette - found each other on Bachelor in Paradise, leaving the show engaged.

Chris proposed to Krystal on the season five finale of Bachelor in Paradise and the pair moved in together in October 2018. The pair got married in Mexico in a ceremony that was officiated by Chris Harrison and aired on Bachelor in Paradise season six.

On Valentine's Day, the pair announced that they were splitting. "It hurts to announce that at this moment, we have mutually decided to separate. Never did we imagine this scenario, but we've come to a point where we both need to work on ourselves," a statement shared exclusively with Bachelor Nation read.

"We are best friends that love and care for each other so deeply. We've appreciated everyone's love and support so far throughout our journey and we just ask that you please respect our privacy as we navigate through this."

That November, Nielson announced she was pregnant, expecting her first child with boyfriend Miles Bowles. Reacting to the news in an Instagram Q and A, Randone said he was "feeling truly broken" but was "grateful for the years" he had with his ex and looked forward to the future.

In March 2021, Nielson and Bowles' daughter Andara Rose was born.

08 of 16

Chris Bukowski & Katie Morton

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The couple may have left Mexico engaged and ready to start a future together, but it wasn't all margaritas and sunshine outside of Paradise.

At the September 2019 reunion, Katie told Chris Harrison that she was really struggling with their relationship and had chosen to stop wearing her engagement ring.

Though the pair reconciled in September and Katie put her ring back on, by December both stars confirmed they'd decided to call it off for good. "We've reached a point in our story where we agree it's best to go our separate ways," each wrote on Instagram. "We have chosen to love and respect each other as friends."

09 of 16

John Paul Jones & Tayshia Adams

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Tayshia made a bold move when she decided to show up on John Paul's doorstep after Paradise to beg for him back.

She had originally broken up with the trouble-making 24-year-old after he told her that he loved her. In September 2019, the pair confirmed their relationship status, but by Oct. 31 the pair had split.

"We truly did the best we could, but at this time have decided that what is best for the both of us is to go our separate ways," Tayshia wrote in a lengthy Instagram post. "We are the best of friends and will continue to remain in each other's life because regardless of the situation, we make each other happy💕💕"

In December 2020, Tayshia found love when she made a mid-season swap on The Bachelorette, and got engaged to Zac Clark.

In August, the couple celebrated the one-year anniversary of when they first met, though Tayshia teased that they hadn't settled on a wedding date just yet.

10 of 16

Demi Burnett & Kristian Haggerty

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Bachelor Nation's first same-sex couple, Demi & Kristian, had an unconventional road to paradise - Chris Harrison brought Kristian, a non-Bachelor Nation alum, onto the beach after finding out that Demi still had feelings for her - and sparks flew. Demi proposed to Kristian on the beaches of Paradise in the September 2019 finale, and Kristian returned the favor by popping the question on the reunion show.

However, Oct. 2019 proved to. be an unlucky month for Bachelor in Paradise couples, as Demi and Kristian split. The pair each shared photos from their relationship to their respective Instagram accounts, accompanied by the same lengthy caption. In part, it read, "What has always been at the forefront of our relationship is love and care for one another ...With a heavy heart full of love for one another we have decided it is best for us to take a step back from our relationship ... We will forever be proud of the impact our love story has made."

In another twist, Demi returned to BiP for season 7, arriving at the end of the first episode and worrying the other women after saying she was "going to steal all their men."

Her second stint on the summer spinoff was brief, however, and she went home on the third episode.

11 of 16

Hannah Godwin & Dylan Barbour

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This love triangle is officially just a line. After struggling to decide between Dylan and Blake for much of season 6, Hannah finally chose Dylan.

She was originally hesitant when it came to accepting an engagement without either of their families involved, but ultimately accepted Dylan's proposal while in Paradise. The pair are still engaged, and have moved in together in California.

12 of 16

Dean Unglert & Caelynn Miller-Keyes

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The couple confirmed that they continued their romance after season 6 of Paradise, with Caelynn revealing that she has even stayed in Dean's van.

Dean had initially left Paradise without Caelynn, but returned to beg her for a second chance. Though she was skeptical, she took a leap of faith, and the pair have dated ever since.

Ringing in 2021 with a major milestone, Dean revealed they bought a home in Las Vegas together. And in October, he said that producers suggested he pop the question to Caelynn during their cameo on the BiP season 7.

13 of 16

Jade Roper & Tanner Tolbert

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The golden couple of the Bachelor in Paradise franchise, Tanner and Jade met and got engaged on season two of the show and followed it up with an on-air wedding in 2016.

In August 2017, the pair welcomed their first child, a daughter named Emerson. Two years later, Jade gave birth (which is a story worthy of its own series) to a baby boy, Brooks, in July 2019. In November 2020, baby No. 3, son Reed, joined the mix.

14 of 16

Ashley Iaconetti & Jared Haibon

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When you know, you know! Well, at least ... Ashley I. knew that she loved Jared from the start, but it took Jared quite a while to come around. Ashley spent not one but two seasons crying over Haibon before the pair decided to be friends.

Things took a turn, though, when the pair revealed that they were dating in May 2018, and got engaged on June 17 of the same year.

They wed in August 2019 in a ceremony in Rhode Island, and announced they were expecting in July 2021. Weeks later, the proud parents-to-be revealed that they would be welcoming their baby boy in February 2022.

15 of 16

Astrid Loch & Kevin Wendt

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Initially, Kevin broke things off with Astrid on season five of Bachelor in Paradise, leaving Astrid heartbroken. When he arrived home, he got in touch with her and told her that he regretted ending things - and the pair got back together. In December 2018, Astrid moved to Canada to be with her beau and the pair got engaged in August 2019.

On Mother's Day in 2021, Astrid shared the happy news that she was pregnant after a long and challenging journey to conception, which she has blogged about for PEOPLE.

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Raven Gates & Adam Gottschalk

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The couple didn't end season four of Bachelor in Paradise engaged, but they stayed together for two years and Adam popped the question on May 31, 2019.

The couple said "I do" in April 2021, after postponing their wedding three times due to the global coronavirus pandemic. Three months later, they announced they were expecting, and in October, revealed that they had a baby boy on the way, Raven and Adam wrote on their respective Instagram accounts.

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