OK, Bachelor Nation, this is not a drill! Bachelor alum Kirpa Sudick posted a sweet birthday tribute to Bachelorette and Bachelor In Paradise alum Cameron Ayala on Sunday, September 15 — and we’re not gonna lie, it seems like the reality stars are sparking serious dating rumors.

“Happy birthday to this gem of a human,” the 27-year-old captioned a series of three photos with the newly minted 31-year-old. “So glad you’re in my life @camronayala ❤️”

As if that wasn’t cute enough to warrant suspicion, Cam even commented on the sweet post and made it even harder to ignore the sparks. “ILYSM @kirpasudick ❤️😇,” he wrote simply, but his short post said ~a lot~.

Fans and followers seemed to think so too, because Bachelor Nation flocked to the brunette beauty’s post to ask (re: freak out) about the potential couple and their connection.

“Yo are they dating?” one follower asked, while another added, “TELL ME THEY’RE DATING.” The comments kept pouring in, with users asking, “IS THIS A THING” and “DID I MISS SOMETHING??”

“I need answers!!!” another Bach Nation fan begged, while one mused, “What a twist!”


To be fair, though, the birthday boy did make his own Instagram post for the big day, and so far, his rumored GF hasn’t liked or commented on the post. She did make the cut in three of the seven photos selected for the post, though, so she’s definitely important to him in some way.

“10 Year Anniversary of my 21st birthday 😂 👴🏼 🎂,” the software salesman captioned the post. “Thanks for the incredible weekend and all of the memories Austin, TX  😇🙏🏽 Houston… I’m comin’ home! CAM OUT! ✌🏽 ✊🏼 🎤 🔤”

At the end of the day, we hope Cam finds what he was searching for on Paradise with Kirpa. When he was axed during the August 19 episode, he seemed really bummed out. “I came here for a pure experience, and Blake got rewarded,” he said in his confessional. “That is just me. It is very messed up.”