When Brenden Morais got here to the set of Bachelor in Paradise, he claimed to be undoubtedly single and able to mingle. Then, simply as issues started to warmth up between Brenden and Natasha Parker, Pieper James walked in. Since then, there’s been a lot speak concerning whether or not the 2 dated earlier than filming — regardless of Brenden’s denial. Right here’s a have a look at their suspicious timeline.
[Spoilers for Bachelor in Paradise Season 7 Week 5 below]
Brenden Morais and Pieper James had everybody speaking on ‘Bachelor in Paradise’
When Pieper joined the BIP solid mid-season, the general temper on the island took a flip. Rumors had already begun to swirl about her supposed ties to Brenden earlier than the present, however Brenden pursued Natasha. After getting the vibe that one thing was off, Natasha confronted Brenden, who stated he and Pieper had a “casual” relationship.
Issues got here to a head when Pieper arrived, asking Brenden on a one-on-one date. He informed Natasha he’d wish to see the place issues go along with Pieper.
In the course of the date, Pieper didn’t like how Brenden defined their relationship to the remainder of the solid and accused him of downplaying the entire thing. There, Piper’s arrival revealed Brenden’s true self and motivations. He admitted to manipulating “certain things” to make sure he had a spot on the present — the place he may reunite with Pieper.
“There are certain things that had to be done and certain ways I had to navigate this to bring us to this particular moment. I can’t have a girlfriend entering this journey,” he informed Pieper. “It’s just not a good look. So if I tell everyone, ‘Pieper might be coming, so no one talk to me,’ I’d just be sitting, tanning, and what would happen is I would go home. And then you’d be here. So I was navigating this in a way to allow myself to potentially, hopefully, be here while you’re here.”
When all of it got here out, he and Pieper landed on the identical web page, “playing the game.” Clearly, nobody purchased Brenden’s lies as soon as they noticed the 2 collectively. Natasha confronted them each, however may they be trusted? And, with all of that stated, how lengthy have the 2 been secretly seeing one another?
A short timeline of Pieper and Brenden’s relationship
Though Brenden deemed his prior relationship with Pieper “casual,” he hinted on the romance way back to Could 20 when he posted a photograph captioned, “I don’t know what my future holds, my future holds you [blue heart emoji].”
By June 3, A supply informed Us Weekly the 2 had been relationship “for a few weeks,” with filming for BIP beginning two days later. In the course of the three-week journey, Reality Steve made a number of predictions which have come to fruition. He later tweeted a photograph exhibiting the pair out and about collectively.
On Aug. 23, rumors concerning the relationship started, however Brenden diverted. Then, on Sept. 7, Pieper arrived on the set, proving what everybody already suspected: they’re formally collectively.
Will Pieper and Brenden final previous ‘Bachelor in Paradise’?
It’s very potential Brenden, and Pieper discovered eternal love on the island (or earlier than). However, they damage Natasha within the course of. Reality Steve predicted that Brenden and Pieper depart earlier than the overnights as a pair. It’s not the primary time contestants have been accused of figuring out one another beforehand — or having a major different again house.
Nonetheless, it’s a reasonably shady deal. Each misplaced 1000’s of followers after the episode, which ought to inform how viewers see issues. We are able to’t wait to see the way it all performs out when BIP returns.
Bachelor in Paradise airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET.