Now that the Bachelor in Paradise premiere date has finally been revealed (more on that later!), Bachelor fans are planning their 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. However, things don't always go according to plan in paradise.
Last season, viewers were definitely not prepared when a sex scandal between Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson rocked paradise and halted filming for 10 days. Following an investigation, Warner Bros. released a statement at the time, that said, "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."
The statement continued, "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." It was a close call, but production ultimately continued on.
Now that everyone's favorite summer TV guilty pleasure will be back soon — and Corinne and DeMario are actually friends again — here is everything you need to know:
When does Bachelor in Paradise Season 5 premiere?
ABC announced on Wednesday, June 20, that Bachelor in Paradise Season 5 will return on Tuesday, Aug. 7 at 8 p.m., which happens to be the day after Becca Kufrin's finale episode. As always, BIP will air Mondays and Tuesdays each week on ABC.
Where is Bachelor in Paradise filmed?
Bachelor and Bachelorette stars jet to Mexico to find love every summer. The previous seasons have been filmed at the Playa Escondida Resort in Sayulita.
Located 40 minutes away from Puerto Vallarta, the property includes a spa, a Mexican restaurant, and a pool, and is described as "an intimate experience with nature in eco-chic comfort on a private jungle-beach." The price for a standard room is about $250, according to the hotel website.
Where can you watch Bachelor in Paradise?
Are Bachelor in Paradise couples still together?
Season 2 couple Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert are still going strong and welcomed their first child, a daughter named Emerson, in 2017. "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 gladly take on most of the responsibility. I'm naturally nurturing."
Carly Waddell and Evan Bass also tied the knot and welcomed their baby girl, Isabella Evelyn Bass, on Feb. 15, 2018. Surprisingly, Taylor Nolan and Derek Peth are still head over heels for each other. And while the Season 4 bartender, Wells Adams, never found love on the actual show, he is currently in a serious relationship with actress Sarah Hyland. There were even rumors that the pair had secretly gotten engaged.
And, who could forget BIP stars Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon? The couple met three years ago on the show and recently announced that they are engaged. Looks like what happens in Mexico, doesn't always stay in Mexico!
Who's on Bachelor in Paradise Season 5?
So far, we only know a few people who will be on the show. Bekah M. from Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s season will be headed to paradise, along with Wells Adam and Yuki from Bachelor Winter Games. Oh yeah, and Chris Harrison hinted that Joe Amabile, the Chicago grocery store owner from Becca Kufrin's season, will be on the show as well!
— Mike Fleiss (@fleissmeister) June 20, 2018
Of course, leave it up to Reality Steve to dole out some Season 5 spoilers! He predicted which cast members from previous seasons of The Bachelor and Bachelorette might make an appearance in paradise. Do you want to know who they are? Click here to find out!
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