I am still in shock that “Grace” not only made it to an engagement, but is still together at the live finale of Bachelor in Paradise. This was a real life version of Taming of the Shrew. I love that Lace refers to him as the Lace Whisperer. Did he talk her into cutting out those horrible hair extensions and getting her eyelashes down to a manageable size? He’s in for a wild ride with that one. Chances of staying together to a wedding are at about 15% in my opinion.
So Carly can’t stop giggling and Evan can’t stop staring at her in the most smitten way possible. Their proposal was incredibly sweet. Now that she’s finally stopped talking about Kirk, she might actually begin to realize that she’s in a new, completely separate relationship. It’s interesting how Evan’s family was quite skeptical when he told them the outcome as they had only seen the first part of the show and how mean Carly was to him. She almost seems like she’s under an Evan spell – but they do seem extremely in love and I hope it stays that way. I’d give them a 85% chance of making it to a wedding at this rate. I don’t think two people have ever been as excited to have someone to love as they are.
As for Josh and Amanda – I think they are actually a good fit for each other. If Josh does want to be a family man, he’s picked the right girl. Getting woken up each morning by 2 little girls is a way different lifestyle than being a bachelor. Maybe Andi Dorfman wasn’t ready to settle down right away. She gave up her lawyering job to do Bachelorette and then never went back – she was looking to be a celebrity (still is). So now that Josh has met someone who is more on the same page as him – perhaps that’s what he needed. Yes, he’s very alpha (he calls it “passionate”) and that will rub people the wrong way, but he makes Amanda very happy and how wonderful that a single mom has found a potentially loving husband and dad for her kids. I think if they last the next 6 months, they have an 80% chance of getting married.
JENNIFER for next Bachelorette? I mean, we already knew the outcome of Jen and Nick, so nobody can be surprised at their breakup, but I’m not quite sure where things went wrong in Nick’s head. Things seemed to be going extremely well – even after their overnight time together. Was he already told that he had a chance at being Bachelor while he was making his decision about Jen? Or was he just too much in his head? I think Jen was an absolute sweetheart – maybe a tad vanilla for Nick, but there WAS NOTHING VANILLA ABOUT HER REVENGE DRESS on the Live After the Final Rose segment. Did you see that thing?! Seductress! While Nick was getting manscaped for his upcoming gig as Bachelor, he had to have noticed Jen’s look tonight. What kind of ridiculous astronomer segment was that for Jen? How about asking her if she’s dating anyone, how she’s feeling about Nick and where she goes from here (she said mixed feelings, but I want to know if she’s angry, if she thinks the show set her up to get dumped – or maybe they didn’t want to let her talk for fear of what she’d say). Might she end up making an appearance on Nick’s season?!!
Til next time, Bach fans. Please check back for updates throughout the fall. You can find me on Instagram (@OfficeStace) and Facebook (Facebook.com/OfficeStace). Let’s hear what you all thought about tonight’s results, who is going to last and what you make of the Nick/Jen breakup.