Who Gets Engaged on 'Bachelor in Paradise' Season 8? (SPOILERS)
Spoiler Alert: This article contains spoilers for Season 8 of Bachelor in Paradise.
On the heels of Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia's time as the co-leads of The Bachelorette Season 19 was the premiere of Bachelor in Paradise Season 8. The most recent iteration of the franchise kicked off on Sept. 27, 2022 — and on Nov. 22, it came to an end.
The spin-off series featured former Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants as they get another chance to find love, to date around, and to, potentially, get engaged. So who ended up getting engaged on Bachelor in Paradise Season 8? Reality Steve had the (alleged) scoop about what went down during the final episode, but was he correct?
Who gets engaged on Season 8 of 'Bachelor in Paradise'?
According to the spoiler site, Reality Steve, there were two proposals in Season 8 of Bachelor in Paradise, but two other couples reportedly left the beach in relationships. As we found out in the BiP reunion, Steve was partially correct. Keep scrolling to find out the details surrounding the engagements.
Serene Russell and Brandon Jones got engaged — and are still planning on getting married today.
Brandon and Serene were both fan favorites on their respective seasons of The Bachelorette and The Bachelor (Brandon was on Michelle Young's season, while Serene was a contestant on Clayton's).
In the Bachelor in Paradise Season 8 finale, Brandon proposed to Serene — and she said yes. However, when Jesse Palmer asked them if they were ready to get married right then and there in Mexico, they declined.
“We love each other so much, we’re gonna get married regardless, but we’re so family oriented that our family has to be there,” Brandon said at the reunion.
The good news is Brandon and Serene are still very much together and engaged today.
Johnny DePhillipo and Victoria Fuller left the show engaged — but have since called it quits.
Johnny DePhillipo and Victoria Fuller got engaged on the Bachelor in Paradise Season 8 finale. However, things took a dramatic turn by the time they appeared at the reunion on Nov. 22.
“As of right now, me and Victoria are not engaged anymore. We broke up,” Johnny told Jesse Palmer at the reunion. “I want to say I’m good, but it really does break my heart that she’s not sitting next to me as my fiancé right now. In that timeframe of stepping out of filming to that one month of being engaged, I started to feel not good enough for her, and then we started arguing … and rumors started surfacing. And I really wanted to trust her, but I don’t know.”
Meanwhile, Victoria set the record straight about the cheating rumors. She clarified that she did not cheat on Johnny, but that she was currently dating Greg Grippo.
Three other 'BiP' couples are in relationships today, although they did not get engaged.
Engagements are the goal on any given season of The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, and Bachelor in Paradise, but many duos in recent seasons have decided to forgo the proposals in favor of pursuing committed relationships.
For Season 8 of Bachelor in Paradise, Reality Steve reported that Michael Allio (Katie Thurston's season) and Danielle Maltby (Nick Viall's season, and Bachelor in Paradise Season 4) left the show together. The single dad and the neonatal nurse are also fan favorites from their original seasons. And he was correct!
Additionally, Kira Mengistu and Romeo Alexander — who left BiP Season 8 in Episode 5 — are still together today.
Jill Chin and Jacob Rapini also rekindled their relationship during the Season 8 reunion.
Although Reality Steve was correct about who got engaged on Bachelor in Paradise Season 8 and that Danielle and Michael left as a (not engaged) couple, his sources were not correct about Tyler and Brittany, as they are not together today.
You can stream full seasons of Bachelor in Paradise on Hulu.