Are Bachelor Nation's Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon back together? Well, if Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert had their way, they would be! The couple recently spoke with Life & Style as they celebrated Jade's first Mother's Day with Lord & Taylor — and talked about their friends' on-again, off-again romance.
"We've been rooting for that since day one," the mother-of-one shared. "We're close friends with both of them and we would love for them to get together so we can go on couples vacations — and be best friends forever!" Her husband totally agreed, adding he would "love for that to happen." Perhaps this is all the encouragement Ash and Jared need to give their romance another shot!
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Ashley and Jared first hit it off on Season 2 of Bachelor in Paradise, though they parted ways after their not-so-magical fantasy suite date. They returned for Season 3 of the reality dating competition and dated other people — Ash had a brief fling with Wells Adams while Jared developed a connection with Caila Quinn — but they struggled with their friendship. Despite mingling with a new man, Ashley couldn’t control her jealousy for Caila which only further complicated things for Jared.
"While I was in Paradise I had a lot of frustrations toward the things Ashley said and did, and discussed her approach and her unwillingness to try to move past myself until Wells [Adams] came," he said on HuffPost's Bachelor podcast. "It was a very troubling time for a while between Ashley and myself," he continued. "We had a lot of very difficult, long and hard conversations, but we talked through everything and I’m still friends with [her]."
Fans watched Ashley move on from Jared with Kevin Wendt during The Bachelor Winter Games, though they split back in March due to a "lack of magic." She said at the time, "We get along very well, but there's just a little something missing and you can't really pinpoint what it is. That's just how I feel."
So what's in store for Ashley and Jared's future? Reality Steve reported that the two recently rekindled their love, and although Ashley admitted she'd be "open" to that idea, Jared has completedly denied any romantic involvement with the I Don't Get It podcast host. Sigh. Only time will tell…
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