Bachelor in Paradise is an elimination-style reality competition television series which premiered on August 4, 2014, on ABC. It is a spin-off of the American reality television game shows The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. The show features previous contestants who have been featured on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. The show is hosted by Chris Harrison.


Development and filmingEdit

In March 2013, ABC canceled Bachelor Pad after three seasons. Much similar to Bachelor Pad, the eliminated men and women from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are isolated in a romantic paradise in an exotic tropical destination.

At the first rose ceremony, the six men are given a rose to hand out to a woman they’d like to spend more time getting to know in paradise. With an uneven number of men and women in the group, the two women left without roses are immediately sent home heartbroken. Just as potential couples start to pair up, everything changes drastically in the next episode when two new men arrive to paradise with love on their mind. For seven weeks, each episode will alternate between two new men or women joining the cast. New relationships may form and current ones may end. Every week, the two people who don’t receive a rose will be forced to leave paradise. It’s a constant love shuffle where surprise arrivals can rekindle old romances, spark new ones or splinter existing love affairs.

Season summaryEdit

Season Premiere Finale Location Winner(s) Relationship status
1 August 4, 2014 (2014-08-04) September 8, 2014 (2014-09-08) Tulum, Mexico Lacy Faddoul & Marcus Grodd
Michelle Money & Cody Sattler
Michelle and Cody began a relationship and split up in December 2014, but later got back together in June 2015. The two have since broken up.Lacy and Marcus got engaged in the finale and were married in June 2015 on the season premiere of the second season of Bachelor in Paradise. Marcus and Lacy are still happily married, and Marcus has enlisted in the United States Naval Academy.
2 August 2, 2015 (2015-08-02) September 7, 2015 (2015-09-07) Sayulita,[1] Mexico Jade Roper & Tanner Tolbert
Samantha Steffen & Nick Peterson
Cassandra Ferguson & Justin Reich
Cassandra and Justin were one of the newer couples in Paradise, but agreed to continue their relationship outside of Paradise. It was later revealed on After Paradise that Cassandra had found love with Jonathan Holloway, a previous contestant on Bachelor in Paradise. Samantha and Nick both accepted each other's roses after Samantha had broken up with Joe and Dan, and Nick had agreed to separate with Ashley S. The couple announced their breakup on October 9, 2015. Jade and Tanner were the final couple in Paradise, and their marriage was originally to set on February 14, 2016, but was moved to January 24, 2016 when they wed.[2][3]

After ParadiseEdit

Beginning in 2015, ABC began airing Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise, a regular weekly live after show. Chris Harrison and Jenny Mollen co-hosted the show starring a celebrity fan and one of the Bachelor in Paradise cast members.


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  2. Webber, Stephanie (January 12, 2016). Bachelor in Paradise's Jade Roper, Tanner Tolbert Are Getting Married on Valentine's Day. Us Weekly. Retrieved on January 14, 2016.
  3. Hautman, Nicholas (January 24, 2016). ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Couple Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert Are Married: Get All the Details!. Us Weekly. Retrieved on January 26, 2016.