On the season finale of Bachelor in Paradise, cupid packed up his arrow and headed home – as did the unlucky-in-love contestants searching for their happily ever after. In the midst of smiles, tears, arguments, breakups and makeups, love blossomed for some hopeless romantics, including Marcus and Lacey who are busy planning their upcoming wedding.
Hello! caught up with some of the handsome bachelors, before they joined some eager Canadian fans at Eligible Magazine’s annual TIFF Bachelor Party in Toronto, to hear about their experience in paradise and received some breaking news! Bachelorette, Bachelor Pad and Bachelor in Paradise-alum Graham Bunn told us that, “I think my time on the Bachelor is kind of worn now. I think three is about as much as you can do,” adding, “I figure you guys are tired of watching me.” Never Graham!
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Recap: AshLee had her eyes set on Graham as soon as he stepped onto the beach in Mexico. The two coupled up the first week and remained loved up for their entire stay until Graham decided it just wasn’t meant to be and left paradise as a single man.
“I learned so much about myself. I grew as a person and I really threw myself into it and I gave my full attention and full heart to AshLee and I know I did everything I could do to make it work. I’m proud of that.”
Recap: A little flirting at a previous Bachelor Nation party set the groundwork for a romance between the California boy and the cute and popular Clare Crawley who had her heart broken by Juan Pablo. It looked like a match was made, but when Zach told Clare to consider dating other people, she dumped him and left paradise for good. Zach rebounded with Jackie but she dumped him after realizing they didn’t really know each other.
“You want the chance to find love and that is why I went on. There was some drama, but overall I had a great experience. It was so fun. I got to date a lot of great girls that a lot of guys would be lucky to date, so I had a great time.”
Recap: Robert got the romance started early, enjoying a late night dip with Lacy. After she turned her attention to Marcus, Robert made a love connection with Sarah. It looked like they’d walk off into the sunset together until an overnight date left Sarah wanting more – and a confused Robert in her wake.
“I went in with an open mind and just going in there to see what could happen and who I could meet. I think I did that and I was myself and I had a good time. I have no regrets. Everybody always asks me if it’s scripted or if it’s real and if people actually fall in love on the show and the answer is yes - it's not scripted but they can fall in love. It’s happened before. We’ve seen it numerous times!”
Recap: Dylan and Elise were destined to be together (according to Elise) but Chris didn’t see it that way. After a late night swim with the blonde beauty had Dylan running for the hills, Chris made his move and won Elise over. An unfortunate swimming injury forced Chris to leave paradise prematurely – but he took Elise with him to help him heal. Unfortunately his recovery lasted longer than their relationship. The couple called it quits after two weeks.
“I don’t really look back at anything in my life at all and say I regret it or that I would change it. It happened for a reason.. you learn from it and take what you get out of it. The funniest thing [that happened off camera] was during a rose ceremony, Zack had like a rat go up his pants and out his shirt.”