They may have passed like ships in the night on Bachelor in Paradise, but Jacqueline Trumbull and Jordan Mauger still found love! The pair of castoffs are dating, and took to Instagram to reveal their budding relationship to fans… despite never meeting on the show. One day later, Jacqueline did a reddit AMA, and was very open and honest with fans about her budding romance.
Some fans speculated that Jordan and Jac may have met before the show and planned to date on it, but she explained that they actually met for the first time at Burning Man after filming. “Kendall told me he was going to BM so I DMed him,” she explained, and it seems like that one week was enough to start a flame!
Though the pair is “still figuring things out,” Jacqueline says that “he is just… good for me. He deals well with neurotic people. My favorite thing about Jordan is his maturity. He is incredibly patient and supportive. He is the least pretentious person I’ve ever met. He knows who he is.”
Jacqueline is definitely a “relationship girl,” but she’s had a rough year in the love department. “I am usually dating someone, but I’ve had a s–tty love life year,” she explained. “I fell in love twice this year and got dumped out of the blue. So, it’s not necessarily hard to find a man in the real world, but it’s hard to hold onto one.” Well maybe the third time’s the charm!
Jacqueline definitely didn’t get the attetion she deserved on BIP this year, as she was actually only on the show for like half of an episode. She was interested in Colton, but he was still stuck in the Tia drama so he declined her date offer. She didn’t get a rose at the next ceremony (which just so happened to be on her birthday, sad), so she was sent home alone.
Jordan joined the cast very late in the season, and was interested in Shushanna, but she was obsessed with Kamil so he took Cassandra on a date instead. It really seemed like the pair hit it off, and she even wanted to continue dating after the show, but Jordan cut it off on the finale.
The pair actually started posting photos together before the show ended, on Sept. 4, but at the time fans didn’t know they were a couple as they posed at Burning Man Festival. Then, on Sept. 19, they both posted photos kissing at the event (which took place from Aug. 25-Sept. 3) on their respective Instagram pages. Not long after, Jacqueline revealed in a Story that Jordan was in New York visiting her!
This isn’t the only couple to unite after the show. Angela Amezcua also hit it off after being introduced to Bachelorette star Clay Harbour by BIP co-star Chris Randone. The pair dropped hints about their relationship for weeks before finally confirming it right before the BIP finale. We couldn’t be more excited about all of the Bachelor Nation love!
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