Evan Bass and Carly Waddell may wind up to be the final couple from Bachelor in Paradise to get married.
With the fate of the ABC reality series up in the air, the love birds married during a ceremony in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico. Unsurprisingly, the event was officiated by self-proclaimed love guru Chris Harrison.
With the nuptials set to be broadcast on the dating series, it was always a given that Chris would be involved in the ceremony in some way.
Guests at the event included fellow Bachelor Nation stars Kaitlyn Bristowe, Nick Viall, and Vanessa Grimaldi. All three were given front row seats to the lavish ceremony which took place on a beach.
Carly went with a strapless dress, and her hair pulled back, while Evan went with a gray suit. Apparently, each of their vows spanned 20 minutes. Hey, they needed to do something to show off the fact that they were a worthy couple from the franchise.
Neil Lane was the man who created both of the rings, so it seems like the producers like to use the same person over and over again for Bachelor Nation bling.
Fittingly, the wedding took place in the same area that Bachelor in Paradise is filmed. Bass and Waddell is now the only couple still together from Season 3 of the series.
The pair looked smitten on the series, so we can only imagine how happy they were to finally tie the knot. They are a rare example of how the franchise can bring two people together.
It’s unclear when the wedding event will air since it was originally meant to be packaged together with an episode of Bachelor in Paradise.
As you are all likely aware, production was halted on the series earlier this month after alleged misconduct on the set. That misconduct stemmed from a wild sex scene between Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson.
Corinne is adamant that she did not consent to the sexual encounter and is claiming she was too drunk to do so. Both parties have lawyered up in the aftermath of it all.
In the midst of the drama, Evan opened up to The Hollywood Reporter, saying he hopes the series does not come to an end because of what went down.
“When the news about Paradise production broke the internet, it also broke my heart,” Bass wrote in a guest column posted in The Hollywood Reporter.
“While to some it’s a silly TV show, for me, it was an experience that changed my life in unimaginable ways. I am troubled thinking about the allegations happening on my favorite beach, and I’m sad that some couples will not have the opportunity to find love in a powerful and unique way.”
“Let me reiterate by saying that I do not want to downplay the seriousness of this very difficult situation. My heart goes out to Corinne and everyone negatively affected by this. I pray for peace and healing to begin and personal growth for all,” he said.
“And Paradise must come back, if not this season, then next season.”
The former contestant went on to claim that the “Bachelor shows are important to millions” and are a “beautiful juxtaposition of parody and melodrama that illuminate on our own lives.”
He also said they highlight “important topics the public wrestles with.” We’re not sure what the heck that means because everyone who has ever been on the show looks rather glamorous.
“This ‘scandal’ has had the unintended consequence of bringing the discussion about ‘consent’ to the forefront of people’s minds,” he wrote. “Frankly, although the circumstances suck and no one wishes harm on anyone, the learning edge of this has been powerful. We all want healthy relationships and to be treated with respect.”
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