Bachelor Nation has been in shambles as of late. Between Michelle Young and Nayte Olukoya breaking up and calling off their engagement (why can’t we have nice things??!!), Katie Thurston and John Hershey *also* ending their ’ship, and Rachel Recchia and Gabby Windey dating the same boys on their joint Bachelorette season, it has been a ~time~ to say the least. Luckily, for any cardholding member of this godforsaken franchise (hi!) there is something to soothe our wounds, and that, my friends, is Bachelor in Paradise.
On June 9, host Jesse Palmer let Bachelor Nation know that filming for BiP season 8 was officially underway via an Instagram post. Then, about a month later, Jesse said that season 8 was shaping out to be “absolutely crazy” and that there’s “just so much chaos, so much drama.”
So because you’re nosy and have zero patience to pace yourself even though the series finally began yesterday (!!), we have the whole juicy scoop on absolutely every batsh*t moment that will see the light of day on your screens over the next few weeks. Without further ado: Here’s every single spoiler we have for BiP season 8 so far.
🚨🚨 Ahem! To be extremely clear JIC someone missed it: This story only contains enormous spoilers for Bachelor in Paradise season 8. Like, we’re pretty much telling you all the good stuff now, like the who-gets-engaged-at-the-end good stuff. Close out now if you must! 🚨🚨
Okay, this admittedly isn’t the best place to start since the season just premiered, but (!!) if you want a lil refresher on exactly who’s who, we’ve rounded up the entire cast along with their Insta pics for ur viewing pleasure. You’re welcome!
We know most of the couples
Brace yourself, because according to Reality Steve, Brandon Jones and Serene Russell are “the It Couple” and he “would not be surprised if they get engaged at the end.”
And get this (major spoiler incoming): Reality Steve later revealed that Brandon and Serene do leave the beach engaged! TBH, love this for Brandon, who left Michelle’s season as the absolutely CRUSHED runner-up. Brandon and Serene are one of just two couples who go that far in season 8. The other, you might ask? Well, it’s *cue the drumroll* Johnny DePhillipo and Victoria Fuller, which is def in-ter-est-ing since the Florida realtor left the most recent Bachelorette season legit after telling Gabby that he wasn’t ready to get engaged. It’s the complete 180 for me!
Anyway! Here’s what Steve had to say about how the rest of the couples fared this year:
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There’s a new format
According to Steve, one of the twists this season is essentially “a rip-off of Casa Amor from Love Island.” Here’s how it works, per Steve: “All the couples are separated with one gender going to another villa and meeting new singles.…I think the women were the ones that moved to a new location in Mexico and were introduced to five new men brought in. The guys stayed on the beach and were introduced to five new women brought in.”
This, of course, brought in 10 new contestants:
- Sarah Hamrick (Clayton’s season)
- Kate Gallivan (Clayton’s season)
- Eliza Isichei (Clayton’s season)
- Jessenia Cruz (Matt’s season)
- Florence Moerenhout (BiP Australia 1 and 2)
- Tyler Norris (Rachel/Gabby’s season)
- Alex Bordyukov (Rachel Lindsay’s season, BiP Australia season 2, BiP Canada season 1)
- Adam Todd (Bachelorette Australia season 6)
- Rick Leach (Michelle’s season)
- Olu Onajide (Michelle’s season)
And that’s pretty much all we know for now, folks! But if you’re still feeling nosey in the coming weeks, def be sure to check back here as we get more juicy deets on season 8 of Bachelor in Paradise.