After coming in second place during Nick Viall‘s season of The Bachelor, Raven Gates was determined to find love again. So it was no surprise that the brunette beauty decided to join the cast of Bachelor in Paradise.
“I really trust the Bachelor system. I feel like I’m surrounded by a bunch of love matchmakers, so that’s why I’m confident in finding love in Paradise. I just believe in the process,” the Arkansas native told The Hollywood Reporter before filming began. And it seems she was right.
On the finale of the reality dating competition, Raven admitted that she is in currently in love with Adam Gottschalk — who appeared on Rachel Lindsay’s season of The Bachelorette. “Everyone deserves an Adam,” she told Chris Harrison. Adam was also crazy about Raven, saying, “We’ve been very open in our communication… it feels great to be loved by that person. Raven is great.”
When asked if she loved Adam, Raven simply answered, “yes,” before revealing that she was ready for her parents to meet her boyfriend. To everyone’s surprise, her family came out on stage to meet Adam for the first time. It seems like they just might be the next Carly and Evan Bass…
To recap their love story, Raven gave Adam her rose during the first rose ceremony, and they continued to spend time together as the season progressed. Adam returned the favor and gave Raven his rose during the second rose ceremony. At the last rose ceremony, and Raven and Adam chose to spend the night together.
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