Clearing the air. Pieper James and Brendan Morais exited Bachelor in Paradise collectively during the Tuesday, September 14, episode, however she nonetheless needs to ensure one factor is obvious to everybody.
“As my time in Paradise concludes, I want to clear up one remaining level of competition,” the Oregon native, 24, posted by way of Instagram Story after the episode. “Amidst every part that’s been occurring on and off display, Brendan and I weren’t in an unique relationship in any capability earlier than filming.”
The pair prompted an uproar on the seaside when Pieper arrived after Brendan, 31, had already shaped a reference to Natasha Parker. The Bachelorette alum shortly went on a date with Pieper and made it clear he was specializing in that relationship, inflicting many to marvel how close they were earlier than approaching the present.
In June, earlier than season 7 of BiP started filming, Us Weekly confirmed that the two were dating. On the present, nonetheless, Brendan informed Natasha, 33, that he and the Bachelor alum had solely seen one another a number of occasions and that he didn’t know whether she would be joining the cast on the seaside.
Earlier this month, Pieper solely opened as much as Us about where the pair stand today. “We’re working by way of issues,” she stated on the PrettyLittleThing x Teyana Taylor NYFW Present at New York Metropolis’s Gotham Corridor on September 9. “This clearly isn’t one thing that’s tremendous wholesome for a relationship both, so it form of is what it’s. Every single day, [we’re] taking it daily.”
She additionally reiterated to Us that that they had no prior plan to reunite in Mexico.
“I had no concept what I used to be strolling into,” the truth star stated. “Clearly, [if] you want any individual, you hope that they’re ready for you, however you don’t know the circumstances whenever you stroll into Paradise. So, no matter he needed to do beforehand, that had nothing to do with me. I didn’t inform him to do something, in order that was form of what it was.”
Following Tuesday’s episode, Natasha additionally thanked followers for his or her assist.
“A lot love and gratitude for every single person that has validated my feels on this wild paradise journey…I see you, I really feel you, and the love has been unmatched,” the “Click on Bait” podcast host wrote by way of Instagram. “Cheers to letting go of the previous! Let the nice occasions roll 🍾 #bachelornation y’all know what’s up.”
Bachelor in Paradise airs on ABC Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET.