The finale of Bachelor in Paradise is always somewhat of a circus, but a few couples usually make it to the finish line. One of the fan-favorite couples of Season 7, Mari Pepin and Kenny Braasch, didn't make it there without their fair share of drama.
Mari and Kenny were essentially a couple since day one; when he decided to propose during the Season 7 finale, the pair seemed to be one of the most solid couples to make it out of Bachelor in Paradise. On that note, are Mari and Kenny still together? Did they make it work against all the odds? Keep reading to find out!
Are Mari and Kenny still together after 'Bachelor in Paradise'?
Following the finale, Kenny and Mari made it clear that they are definitely still together.
In October 2021, Kenny posted a set of photos of his fiancée on Instagram with the caption, "There’s something about Mari," with a heart. Mari shared a similar post with the caption, "Taken forever" alongside heart and heart-eye emojis.
We’re not that surprised, to be honest.
Throughout their journey of Bachelor in Paradise, they both shared romantic pictures with each other, so it was always clear that they were on good terms at the very least. But now, after they both shared pictures with each other, and with Mari sporting her beautiful new ring, it’s confirmed that Mari and Kenny are very much still together.
Mari and Kenny continue to take their relationship to new heights.
Since taking their romance public, Mari and Kenny have been candid about their relationship, sharing spending several holidays together. In November 2021, the lovebirds celebrated their first Thanksgiving together, traveling to Puerto Rico (where Mari grew up) to spend the holiday with her family. The two shared many adorable pics of their trip on Instagram.
The pair also spent Christmas together with Kenny's family in Chicago. They showcased their holiday festivities on Instagram, which included a visit to Frosty's Christmas Pop-Up (which looks like so much fun, by the way) and a themed photoshoot in matching green button-up shirts with Santa Claus himself.
In January 2022, Mari and Kenny officially moved in together!
The couple took to Instagram Stories to announce they signed their first lease together in Chicago: "[Mari] and I have signed the lease on a new apartment here in Chicago," Kenny wrote before Mari reshared it on her own story and added, "I can't wait to keep annoying you, and scaring you, and love you everyday boo!"
Since then, Mari and Kenny have celebrated their one-year anniversary and openly discussed their future wedding. During an April 2022, appearance on the Talking it Out podcast hosted by Mike Johnson and Bryan Abasolo, Mari revealed that she and Kenny have yet to set a date; however, they are fully on board with their wedding taking place in Puerto Rico.
In July 2022, the couple played a massive prank on their fans; on July 25, Mari and Kenny took to Instagram to announce they were expanding their family with a strip of black-and-white photos that looked nearly identical to sonogram pictures.
"IT’S A BOY!!!" the two captioned their joint post, soon revealing that they adopted a dog together.
After a bunch of adoption applications and pre-naming every pup we applied for just on the chance that we'd get to be their new pawrents, our lil family is now bigger by 4 legs and a wiggly little tail," the couple added. "Everyone, meet our new baby, Eleven! (IYKYK) — we're not set on his name yet tho, so give us your suggestions too!"