While one ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ couple is embroiled in “allegations of misconduct,” another pair from Season 3 of the reality show is enjoying marital bliss having tied the nuptial knot on Saturday surrounded by family and friends in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Evan Bass and Carly Waddell had met last year in the third installment of ‘Bachelor in Paradise,’ fallen in love and got engaged on the show itself.
The wedding ceremony took place in a verdant beach-side courtyard with the bride looking breathtakingly beautiful in a sheer, mermaid cut lace gown while the groom looked immaculate in a gray suit.
‘Bachelor in Paradise’ alums and engaged couple, Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi were among the couple’s guests while BIP host Chris Harrison officiated in the ceremony.
Also in attendance were BIP alums Tanner Tolbert and Jade (Roper) Tolbert – who got married in January 2016 and are expecting their first child in September – along with Season 2 Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe.
Incidentally, Bass and Waddell is the only couple from last season who are still together and going from strength to strength in their relationship. The same cant’ be said of Grant Kemp and Lace Morris who split last November and Josh Murray and Amanda Stanton who ended their relationship in March this year.
E! News reported that sincere vows were exchanged between bride and groom for over twenty minutes before custom wedding bands by Neil Lane were exchanged, followed by a passionate kiss to end the ritual.
The jacketless groomsmen, understandably so in the balmy weather, looked pretty cool in dress shirts and suspenders while the bridesmaid looked their part in pink and floral dresses donning flower crowns on their heads.
Last week, on the sets of ABC’s ‘Bachelor/Bachelorette’ spin-off show, an incident of a sexual nature involving DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios resulted in the show being canceled and a “thorough investigation” being ordered by Warner Bros.
“We have become aware of allegations of misconduct on the set of Bachelor in Paradise in Mexico. We have suspended production and we are conducting a thorough investigation of these allegations. Once the investigation is complete, we will take appropriate responsive action,” Warner Bros. said in the statement following the allegations.
In the wake of the June 4 incident, the total scrapping of the show is looming large and Bass is not happy about the state of affairs. Before the wedding, he defended the show in a rather lengthy op-ed for The Hollywood Reporter.
“Bachelor in Paradise is my show. It’s my jam. Personal redemption, lifelong friends and the woman of my dreams are just a few of the many takeaways I found living on set for weeks at the air-condition-less resort. When the news about Paradise production broke the Internet, it also broke my heart,” he wrote.
The scandal is the outcome of a night of heavy drinking and making out between Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson after the duo learned that they would be hooking up as part of one of the story lines.
DeMario is supposed to have performed oral sex on Corinne who was in a highly inebriated state to give any sort of consent. This did not go down well with a producer who, after reviewing the DeMario-Corinne footage, lodged a formal complaint with Warner Bros. which brought the show to a screeching halt.
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