Love is in the air for several women on The Bachelor franchise as once couple rekindle their romance while a former contestant gets engaged. Find out more in this week’s Bachelor news roundup.
Warning: This article may contain spoilers!
Tenley Molzahn and Kiptyn Locke Back Togeher
Tenley, who was Jake Pavelka’s runner-up on The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love and a contestant on the first season of Bachelor Pad, is back in the arms of Kiptyn, a fellow Bachelor Pad contestant and runner-up on The Bachelorette season 5.
The couple met and started dating on Bachelor Pad in 2010 but parted ways after two and a half years together. In a joint statement on March 29, 2013, the couple explained their break-up.
“With love and respect, we decided to take a break in January,” the couple told People. “We are both focused on philanthropic and personal growth at this time, wishing each other the best. Thank you for respecting our privacy.”
Now the couple have rekindled their romance. “It’s a new, healthy place for us where we don’t have to live up to the pressures that we were feeling,” Tenley told People. “I’m happy, and I think we both know where we want it to head. The purpose and the goal is marriage and family.”
“It wasn’t something that we thought we needed to make public,” she added. “It’s so important to us, and people thought that we got together through a TV show, which was a big piece of it, but then it was so public and for us there’s nothing to hide, but being away from that spotlight is such a new, healthy thing for us.”
Wedding Bells for Kacie Boguskie
Kacie, who competed for Ben Flajnik on The Bachelor season 16 and who appeared in season 17 to compete for Sean Lowe, is engaged to music-producer boyfriend Rusty Gaston.
“I really didn’t know I could feel love like this. I always dreamed of being married but I never dreamed it could feel this perfect,” she told People about her engagement.
Kacie and her boyfriend have been dating since December 2012.
“He proposed this past Saturday [February 15] during our morning walk. We go on the same walk every Saturday morning,” Kacie told E! News. “This time, though, he asked if we could go a different route. I said okay because I had given him a hard time about Valentine’s Day the day before–I had been expecting a proposal and didn’t get one!”
“So we went on this new route that took us passed Bellemeade Plantation,” she added. “It’s a beautiful location where a lot of people get married. We walked through it and he brought me over to the area where couples normally say their vows. He started saying all these sweet things to me and I just wasn’t getting it,” she continued. “I had no idea what was going on. Then he said to me, ‘Let’s make some new memories,’ and got down on one knee. He was crying and I was crying. It was so sweet.”
Andi as the Next Bachelorette?
As we draw closer to the day Juan Pablo Galavis finally makes his choice on The Bachelor, speculations are also brewing as to will be the next Bachelorette? Right now there are just four remaining women in the competition (Nikki, Renee, Andi and Clare) and each of them could be a possible contender for the coveted position. However, according to rumors reported by The Stir, sources are saying that it’s Andi. If the rumors are true, that means Juan Pablo will not be ending up with the assistant District Attorney. Are you disappointed? Or do you think she’d make a great Bachelorette?
What’s Next for Juan Pablo?
Fortunately, fans will get a double dose of Juan Pablo as ABC airs a two-night Bachelor special event which starts Monday, February 24, and continues Tuesday, February 25. The single dad will be visiting the final four women’s hometowns, including Kansas City, where Nikki puts Juan Pablo’s cowboy skills to the test, Atlanta, where Andi’s father bombards Juan Pablo with questions, Sarasota, where Renee reunites with her son, and Sacramento, where Clare shares memories of her late father. As usual, fans can expect a dramatic rose ceremony before Juan Pablo and his three remaining ladies head to the island of St. Lucia.
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