The Bachelor In Paradise may not draw quite the same viewership as the franchise’s flagship shows, but the series just reached a progressive milestone that The Bachelor and The Bachelorette have never even flirted with.
According to spoiler guru Reality Steve, the show made history this week when a same-sex couple got engaged on the last day of filming.
We know who the lucky ladies are, and if you’re a Bachelor fan, you’re to sure to remember one of them.
This is the part of the article where we warn you that spoilers lie ahead and if you’re one of the three people on the planet who actually cares how the Bachelor In Paradise ends, then you should read no further.
Okay, so now that all of the spoiler-phobes have blindfolded themselves and chucked their phones in the toilet, here’s how it all went down:
BIP doesn’t even premiere until August 5, but the principal players have been booted off the island and the season’s big secrets have already been leaked.
As many expected, Demi Burnett provided many of the show’s highlights — but not in the way that fans expected.
You might recall Demi from acting a little bonkers during Colton Underwood’s season of The Bachelor.
(Though making dude call her mom fresh out of prison pails in comparison to all Luke Parker‘s batsh-t antics on the current season of The Bachelorette.)
Anyway, while she didn’t get Colton’s final rose, Demi did make Bachelor history this week when she got engaged to girlfriend Kristian Haggerty.
Reality Steve broke the news on Twitter last night:
“Filming wrapped yesterday,” he tweeted.
“Here’s at least one engagement I can confirm happened. Demi got engaged to her girlfriend Kristian Haggerty,” he added.
“Not surprised by that since the whole thing was pre-planned and ABC will milk their first same sex couple forever.”
Yes, Steve’s final comment reflects the feelings of many fans of the show.
Kristian was never involved with the Bachelor franchise before this week, which has led many to wonder why she was on the island at all.
Apparently, Kristian is the roommate of Catherine Agro, who also appeared on Colton’s season.
Production insiders say she was brought in as a mid-season surprise, and she wound up falling for Demi.
So obviously, it’s not hard to see why fans are convinced this is a desperate publicity stunt from producers of a struggling reality spinoff.
But hey if Demi and Kristian found love through that stunt, then so be it.
Plus, if Burnett is even half as entertaining as she was on The Bachelor, then count us in for this season of BIP.