'Bachelor in Paradise' Season 9 Spoilers: Who Found Love on the Beach?

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Aug. 24 2023, Updated 12:28 p.m. ET

'Bachelor in Paradise' Season 9 official key art.
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Spoiler alert: This article contains major potential spoilers for Season 9 of Bachelor in Paradise.

Summer is officially underway, which means many reality TV lovers are already beginning to wonder: When will the new season of Bachelor in Paradise premiere?! Unfortunately, the show's return is a ways away — but we have a few spoilers that can hold you over until it hits the small screen.

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As expected, everyone's favorite Bachelor guru Reality Steve has the full scoop on what went down during Season 9 of Bachelor in Paradise. So, let's delve into the juiciest spoilers, including who leaves the beach engaged!

The cast of 'Bachelor in Paradise' Season 8.
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Here are the juiciest spoilers about Season 9 of 'Bachelor in Paradise.'

On the June 6 episode of his podcast, Reality Steve revealed several contestants on Season 9 of Bachelor in Paradise, many of which stem from Zach's season of The Bachelor and Charity's season of The Bachelorette.

Steve said Kat Izzo, Jess Girod, Mercedes Northup, and Cat Carter were heading down to the beach, later confirming in another podcast episode that fans will also see Greer Blitzer, Brooklyn Willie, and Kylee Russell. As for the men, Sean McLaughlin, Tanner Courtad, Brayden Bowers, John Henry Spurlock, and Aaron Bryant will appear.

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Additionally, viewers will see a few old fan favorites look for love on Season 9 of Bachelor in Paradise.

Blake Moynes, who appeared on multiple seasons of The Bachelorette and got engaged to Katie Thurston during her season, will try his luck again. Aven Jones, Tyler Norris, Jordan Vandergriff, and Nate Mitchell from Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia's season of The Bachelorette will also search for love on the beach.

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And last but certainly not least, Rachel Recchia is heading down to paradise! With a few of her suitors — Aven, Tyler, and Jordan V. — also looking for love on the beach, it's possible she may reunite with one of them. As a matter of fact, the official trailer shows Rachel and Jordan giving their romance a second chance (but will it last?)

In a shocking turn of events, Katie Thurston also goes to paradise — but not as a contestant. She delivers a date card but also has the chance to talk to her ex-fiancé, Blake. Reality Steve said things went well, and the former couple got the closure they desperately needed.

The official trailer also reveals that Hannah Brown and Charity Lawson head down to the beach, but like Katie, they're only there to give advice and hand out a date card.

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Who gets engaged during Season 9 of 'Bachelor in Paradise'?

On July 17, Steve said he's "pretty sure" Kat Izzo and John Henry got engaged at the end of Bachelor in Paradise.

Reality Steve added, "Seeing their names on that whiteboard two days before filming ended, [and seeing a] video of them in Virginia Beach where onlookers said they were holding hands and clearly together, I just don't see that they just left the show as a couple. I'm guessing an engagement happened."

John Henry and Kat Izzo get engaged during Season 9 of 'Bachelor in Paradise'
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John Henry and Kat Izzo reportedly get engaged Season 9 of 'Bachelor in Paradise.'

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Reality Steve also mentioned that Aaron Bryant and Eliza Isichei — originally a contestant on Clayton's season of The Bachelor and Season 8 of Bachelor in Paradise — left the show as a couple. Plus, a video taken just days after filming ended showed the two of them together.

Although he wasn't sure about their relationship status for a bit, Reality Steve has officially confirmed that Aaron and Eliza also got engaged at the end of the season. OK, love that for them!

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Aven Jones and Kylee Russell start out as one of the strongest couples on Season 9 of 'Bachelor in Paradise'
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Aven and Kylee couple up almost immediately during Season 9 of 'Bachelor in Paradise.'

Other couples from Season 9 of Bachelor in Paradise include:

  • Rachel Recchia and Tanner Courtad
  • Blake Moynes and Jess Girod
  • Aven Jones and Kylee Russell
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Reality Steve reported that Rachel and Blake both self-eliminate at some point. Hopefully, we get answers soon as to why they left the beach because, well, we're nosy and can't wait for the new episodes.

As for Aven and Kylee, the spoiler king said they coupled up almost immediately — and it seems like the happy couple is still together. Reality Steve said the two were recently spotted in Charlotte together.

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Who gets married on Season 9 of 'Bachelor in Paradise'?

In the final seconds of the trailer, host Jesse Palmer asked, "Who will decide to get married in Paradise?"

The scene cuts to Jesse officiating a wedding on the beach, but unfortunately, viewers don't get to see who's getting married. Luckily, we don't have to wait because Reality Steve has the answer!

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As it turns out, the couple who gets married in paradise is Kenny Braasch and Mari Pepin. The two met and fell in love during Season 7 of Bachelor in Paradise and were one of three couples to get engaged in the finale.

Reality Steve said, "I'm sure that was just a favor to production to do a 'ceremony' down there since their real wedding is set for this upcoming October or November." Well, we can't wait to see these two lovebirds officially tie the knot!

Season 9 of Bachelor in Paradise premieres Thursday, Sept. 28 at 9 p.m. EST on ABC.

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