Before Bryan Abasolo even got down on one knee and proposed to Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay, Bachelor Nation fans were already planning their Bachelor in Paradise viewing parties. And a possible girls' trip to the Mexican vacation spot.
Bringing together contestants from past seasons, the reality dating competition takes the roses to the beach — and promises more than one happy couple by the end of the summer. Now in its fourth season, viewers were definitely not prepared when a sex scandal rocked paradise and halted filming for 10 days.
Following an investigation, Warner Bros. released a statement, saying, "We can say, however, that the tape does not support any charge of misconduct by a cast member. Nor does the tape show, contrary to many press reports, that the safety of any cast member was ever in jeopardy. Production on this season of Bachelor in Paradise will be resuming, and we plan to implement certain changes to the show’s policies and procedures to enhance and further ensure the safety and security of all participants.”
That was close. Now that everyone's favorite summer TV guilty pleasure is back, here is everything you need to know:
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Where is Bachelor in Paradise filmed?
Bachelor and Bachelorette stars jet to Mexico to find love every summer. The previous two seasons have been filmed at the Playa Escondida Resort in Sayulita.
Located 40 minutes away from Puerto Vallarta, the property includes a spa, Mexican restaurant, and pool, and is described as "an intimate experience with nature in eco-chic comfort on a private jungle-beach." Prices range from $100-$475 for a standard room, according to Trip Advisor.
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Are Bachelor in Paradise couples still together?
Season 2 couple Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert are still going stronger, and welcomed their first child, a daughter named Emerson. "I’ll do every other duty if it means no poopy diapers!” Tanner told In Touch before Jade added, “He works a lot, so I’ll gladly take on most of the responsibility. I’m naturally nurturing, and I just can’t wait to have our baby.”
As for last season's record-breaking three engagements, only Carly Waddell and Evan Bass are still together with Lace Morris and Grant Kemp and Amanda Stanton and Josh Murray calling it quits just months after the show aired.
Who's on Bachelor in Paradise 2017?
So far, many of the contestants have agreed to return to Mexico for filming despite the alleged misconduct between Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson. And while those two will not be coming back, Amanda Stanton, Robby Hayes, and Raven Gates are just a few of the big names hoping to find love across the border.
Bachelor in Paradise airs on ABC Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. EST.
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