Almost Paradise? Derek Peth will be back for season 6 of Bachelor in Paradise. He previously got engaged to Taylor Nolan during the finale of season 4 but they broke up less than a year later in June 2018. Before he heads back to the beach, take a look back at why they split after Mexico.
The reality duo seemed to be a perfect match on Paradise and barely left each other’s side during their run on the show. It came as no surprise when they were the only couple to get engaged and leave with a Neil Lane ring.
The pair lives on opposite coasts so distance had a lot to do with their demise. “It was very stressful at the end,” Derek admitted during an interview on The Morning Toast in July 2018. “I continue to process [the breakup] all the time.”
In a somewhat candid moment, he confessed that they just weren’t on the same page. “I think that she didn’t want to leave Seattle and she wanted to like travel here and travel there and take advantage of some of this [Bachelor Nation] stuff … And I got my job [in New York City], I have my normal week,” the stud said about his ex. He also added that he didn’t want to “call her out for being too thirsty.”
While Derek will be slipping into his swim trunks for another shot at love, Taylor is happy with her boyfriend, who she calls “Canada Man.” They sparked up a romance back in September 2018 and she gushes about him all the time on Instagram.
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If I’m being honest, things have been tough lately. Life has hit us both hard, in different ways both positive and negative, and it takes a toll. We’ve been exhausted and zombie like, which makes it really hard to connect. Been so focused on everything else in our lives and trying to support each other the best way we can. This weekend we made some time for each other, ate our way through Toronto, did some sight seeing, danced, saw friends, slept in, and allowed space to just be with each other. Most importantly, we took time to really soak in each moment. I snapped this Sunday afternoon to remember our quality time. Being long distance, you’re together one minute and gone the next so you have to be present with each other. I find so much peace, connection, and feel grounded in these moments. I guess I just want you guys to know that even tho it’s cute photos and happy captions on Instagram that real life shit happens too and sometimes it’s reallyyy not happy. I will say that through all the shit, I wouldn’t be doing it if it wasn’t with this man. Shit or no shit, I’m in it, and we’re in it together.
“Being long distance, you’re together one minute and gone the next so you have to be present with each other. I find so much peace, connection, and feel grounded in these moments,” the reality starlet admitted in an Instagram post on May 27 about being in yet another long-distance relationship.
However, she’s in it for the long haul. “I will say that through all the s—t, I wouldn’t be doing it if it wasn’t with this man. S—t or no s—t, I’m in it, and we’re in it together,” she concluded the sappy caption.
Even though the former flames have been broken up for quite some time, it doesn’t seem like Taylor will be tuning into Paradise this year. “I mean, I won’t lie, part of me is definitely curious to watch,” she said during an episode of her podcast called “Let’s Talk About It” with her BFF Vanessa Grimaldi. “The other part of me feels like I don’t know if it’s a smart decision to invite that stress and anxiety back in my life because it’s not just this fun form of entertainment. It’s watching someone that I was in deep relation with and tried really hard with and didn’t work out.”
She added, “I’m going to be filled with so many thoughts and feelings if I watch. That part of me doesn’t want to be fully consumed by that. So, I feel like I shouldn’t.”
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“patience is a virtue” which basically means that the ability to accept or tolerate waiting for something without getting angry or upset is a valuable quality in a person. i would say patience is a virtue that i’m always in progress on. sometimes anxiety gets the best of me and i want immediate results and answers, which only leads to disappointment and frustration. other times i’m very go with the flow, at ease with knowing i don’t have control over the process. and this personal work in itself requires patience, so becoming patient, essentially, requires patience 😅 self love and acceptance takes tremendous patience, because it’s a daily journey. sometimes i pick myself apart, emotionally and physically, and sometimes i have acceptance and appreciation for the things that make me…me. getting to the latter, though, takes time. so here’s me, just me, being me. curly hair and bare faced feeling at peace with myself where i am right now, with being a work in progress, with accepting my imperfections and faults, with having patience for my growth, and with allowing myself to just be in my natural state emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and physically. do you find you’re a “patient person”? how do you handle being patient? what areas of your life do you struggle with patience?
Well, we’re excited to see you in Paradise, Derek!