Welcome to the messiest time of year, also known as Bachelor in Paradise season. There's nothing quite like trapping dozens of attractive strangers on a beach in Mexico, blessing them with a fully stocked bar and some carefully curated date cards, and allowing chaos to unfold. Bachelor in Paradise 2022 has featured a record number of contestants and episodes, a new Love Island-style twist, and four hours' worth of capital-D Drama every week of October. As you can imagine, spoilers for Bachelor in Paradise this year, courtesy of Reality Steve and other spoiler accounts, are plenty juicy.
This year, six couples make it to the end of Paradise. Two of those couples get engaged, two more leave the beach together without getting engaged, and the other two couples break up in the final episodes. Some of these couples have remained together post-filming, and others have hit rocky patches. Without further ado...
Who Gets Engaged on 'Bachelor in Paradise' 2022?
Per Reality Steve, two couples get engaged at the end of this season of Bachelor in Paradise. The first are Johnny DePhillipo and Victoria Fuller.
You'll remember Victoria Fuller as a particularly controversial cast member on Peter Weber's season of The Bachelor. Having modeled wearing a T-shirt that read "White Lives Matter"—an ill-thought-out tagline for a marine conservation group—Cosmopolitan pulled the digital cover Fuller had won during her time on the show. Fuller was also accused of breaking up relationships by a friend of Weber's on the show—a claim she denies—and after she left the show, she dated former Bachelor Chris Soules, who in 2019 had plead guilty to leaving the scene of a fatal car accident.
She gets engaged to Johnny DePhillipo, who was one of Gabby Windey's top contestants in the 2022 season of The Bachelorette.
However. On October 25—smack in the middle of the airing of Paradise—Reality Steve posted about the rumors swirling online about a love triangle between DePhillipo, Fuller, and Greg Grippo. (Yes, Greg Grippo, as in the guy who came very close to winning Katie Thurston's season, but then made enemies of much of Bachelor Nation when he seemed to gaslight her in the emotional final episodes.) Grippo is not on Paradise this season, but managed to get caught up in the Drama anyway.
Per Reality Steve:
"1) Are Victoria and Johnny still engaged? No. 2) Are Victoria and Greg talking/texting/dating/hooking up? In some capacity, yes, there’s absolutely truth to that."
As Reality Steve pointed out, DePhillipo also posted a telling Instagram of himself at a bar with the caption "Unwell" after the rumors began flying. RS also noted that Grippo and Fuller were seen on vacation in Rome, and even got matching tattoos. DePhillipo said during the reunion episode that he and Fuller were in couples' therapy, but ultimately broke up.
The other couple who gets engaged on Paradise 2022, per Reality Steve: Brandon Jones and Serene Russell.
Jones, of course, was the runner-up from Michelle Young's cast.
Russell, meanwhile, was on Clayton Echard's season of The Bachelor.
The two are still engaged, per Reality Steve.
Other Couples From 'Bachelor In Paradise'
Meanwhile, per Reality Steve, we've got two more couples who made it to the end of Paradise and leave the beach as a couple. The first are Michael Allio and Danielle Maltby, two extremely sweet former castmates who leave the beach together but don't get engaged, per RS. (Allio, for his part, is a widower with a young son who has been open about not wanting to get married too quickly.)
Here's Allio, a.k.a. the much-loved Michael A. from Katie Thurston's season from The Bachelorette. Michael A. ultimately left Thurston's season because he was badly missing his son, and was one of the top contenders to be the Bachelor that year.
And here's Maltby, who first appeared on Nick Viall's Bachelor season and went on to appear on the 2017 season of Paradise. Maltby, like Allio, knows great loss: In 2011, her fiancé passed away from a drug overdose.
The duo appear to still be going strong and were even photographed at Bachelor alum Wells Adams' wedding to Sarah Hyland. "Michael and Danielle are still together to this day, so it’s all worked out for them," reports Reality Steve. "We know it’s been 4 months and they’re still together."
After the reunion taping, RS reported: "Michael and Danielle are still together. Danielle is moving to Ohio, but getting her own place. They are taking things slow."
The final Paradise success story couple, per Reality Steve, are Tyler Norris and Brittany Galvin, even though they didn't get engaged. Norris was one of Rachel Recchia's contestants on the last season of The Bachelorette.
Meanwhile, Galvin was in Matt James' cast.
However. Though they left the beach together, they ultimately broke up, according to Reality Steve. The two discussed their breakup at the reunion taping, per RS, with Brittany saying that she broke up with him because their goals weren't aligned—hinting that she wanted him to be more independent.
'Bachelor in Paradise' Couples Who Break Up
Alas, not every couple leaves Mexico so loved-up. Two couples make it to the end of the season, but promptly break up instead of leaving together or getting engaged, per Reality Steve. (Although, bear in mind that plenty of former Paradise castmates have gotten back together—and stayed together—after breaking up on the beach: Dean Unglert and Caelynn Miller-Keyes, and Becca Kufrin and Thomas Jacobs, to name just two.)
The first of the two couples who decided to break up before leaving Mexico: Aaron Clancy and Genevieve Parisi. Clancy is from Katie Thurston's cast.
Parisi, meanwhile, was on Echard's season of The Bachelor.
The other couple who makes it to the end of the season, but ultimately choose to break up before leaving Mexico, are Logan Palmer and Kate Gallivan.
Palmer was on the last season of the Bachelorette, initially choosing Recchia but then confessing to feelings for Windey, but ultimately left the show after what host Jesse Palmer said was a positive COVID-19 test. On Instagram following the show, Palmer bravely opened up about how the show had affected his mental health: "I have struggled with my mental health since I was 12 years old, and this process was more difficult in that arena than I ever thought possible."
Gallivan was an early departure from Echard's season—and, in an unexpected reality TV crossover, is also an agent at Selling Sunset's Oppenheim Group (!).
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