Once upon a time, Jared Haibon was a star on Bachelor in Paradise — and now he's just a guy who's super excited for The Bachelor Winter Games. But, you know, he does a few other things, too. Wonder where Jared from Bachelor in Paradise is now? Here's everything you need to know.
Okay, for starters, let it be known that, despite his boyish good looks, Jared is still looking for love — ironically, alongside his former flame, Ashley Iaconetti. Yep, even though things between Ashley and Jared fizzled out, the two are still good friends and are even on the prowl for a better half together.
When the dating app Hinge told all former Bachelor(ette) contestants who are still single that they'd pay for their wedding if they found love on their site, Ashley, along with JJ Lane and Josh Murray, agreed to take the company up on its offer. However, after JJ agreed to try the app, he convinced his good friend Jared to try it, too. "I'm in!" Jared tweeted after hopping on board, adding, "Also, @HingeApp I plan on having a HUGE wedding." Not surprisingly, after Ashley got wind that her ex was joining, she decided to turn it into a friendly competition. "I'm going to find a boyfriend on @HingeApp before @haibon_jared finds a girlfriend," she tweeted. From the looks of things on Instagram, neither has succeeded just yet.
Last summer, Jared spoke out after the Bachelor in Paradise scandal involving DeMario Jackson and Corrine Olympios. "If anything like what was being alleged at first was occurring, I have full faith the production staff would step in to stop it," he told reporters. He also said that if ABC conducted an investigation, they must be "100 percent confident that they're not in the wrong."
Other than that, it seems Jared has been hanging out, enjoying football season (he's a big Patriots fan), and promoting random products (sunglasses, soaps, mattresses) on social media as most reality stars do. But don't be surprised if at some point down the line, he winds up becoming the next star of The Bachelor. Sounds like he — and tons of fans — wouldn't complain one bit if that happened.
— Sammy Wilkinson (@ayeitssammy) August 8, 2017