‘Bachelor in Paradise’ 2019 Finale & Reunion: More Tears, 3 Engagements & a Breakup (RECAP)

Spoiler Alert
ABC/John Fleenor

Season 6 of Bachelor in Paradise has had its fair share of drama — from Blake’s feud with Caelynn to Jordan’s epic fight with Christian — but tonight it all comes to an end.

Now, we’re left with four couples: Demi and Kristian, Chris and Katie, Clay and Nicole, and Dylan and Hannah G. So, who will go to the fantasy suite? Who will get engaged? Who will break up? And who will spill the tea during the reunion show later on tonight?

Let’s find out all of that and more with the final recap of Season 6:

Katie and Chris

We’re in the final episode and yet Katie is still begging Chris for clarity. At this point, I’m going to start begging Chris for clarity. Finally, Chris opens up and tells Katie that he’s falling in love with her before they head to the fantasy suite. CLARITY AT LAST.

“I’m excited to show you,” he tells her.

How Long Is 'Bachelor in Paradise' Really? The Truth About FilmingSee Also

How Long Is 'Bachelor in Paradise' Really? The Truth About Filming

Though the show is typically on TV for six weeks, the actually filming process is much shorter.

The next morning, they wake up in good spirits. Still, despite their overnight date, Katie admits she’s still unsure if he’ll propose.

Down on the beach, Chris tells her that she’s “everything” he’s been looking for, and Katie seems genuinely shocked that he’s finally expressing himself. “I can’t imagine a second without you,” he tells her before getting down on one knee. Katie happily accepts! Yay. What could go wrong?


View this post on Instagram


West Coast I warned you earlier. Real time posts😘 ⭐️⭐️ Follow @shesallbach for #bachelorinparadise memes ⭐️⭐️ #thebachelor

A post shared by @ shesallbach on

Hannah G. and Dylan

Before heading to the fantasy suite together, Hannah admits that there isn’t a doubt in her mind that she wants to “continue forever” with Dylan and of course he feels the same way. That boy has been in love with her since the moment he met her. And I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing.

The next morning, Dylan confirms he’s going to propose (DUH), so Hannah walks down to the beach to get her ring.

“I’m never going to give up on us,” he tells her.

'Bachelor in Paradise's Katie Morton on Chris Bukowski Relationship: 'I Can't Promise We'll Last Forever'See Also

'Bachelor in Paradise's Katie Morton on Chris Bukowski Relationship: 'I Can't Promise We'll Last Forever'

Katie Morton opens up about the struggles she's faced with Chris Bukowski after getting engaged on 'Bachelor in Paradise.'

Hannah tells him that she’s “terrified” and “really scared of being broken again” after Colton Underwood broke her heart on The Bachelor. Dylan insists that her heart is safe with him before getting down on one knee.

Hannah stands there in complete shock for a good five seconds before Dylan tells her, “You have to answer!” She of course says yes.


View this post on Instagram


Pure shock. ⭐️⭐️ Follow @shesallbach for #bachelorinparadise memes ⭐️⭐️

A post shared by @ shesallbach on

Clay and Nicole

It’s clear something’s missing between Clay and Nicole. While the other couples seem to finally be getting on the same page, Clay admittedly has reservations. He tells her he’s not 100% confident in their relationship, but still Nicole is hanging on.

This dude isn’t even beating around the bush — he’s being pretty blunt about the fact that he does *not* want to propose to Nicole. Instead of going to the fantasy suite, he tells her that he wants to take the night to “think things through.”

Nicole doesn’t understand what Clay could possibly have to think about, despite all of the reasons he’s listing for her.


View this post on Instagram


Accurate. ⭐️⭐️ Follow @shesallbach for #bachelorinparadise memes ⭐️⭐️

A post shared by @ shesallbach on

The next morning, Nicole admits she’s “pissed off” that she spent the night alone. “I never thought I had to worry about my relationship with Clay,” she says. WHY THOUGH? Why haven’t you been worrying about your relationship with Clay?

It’s time for a proposal and it’s truly mind-boggling that Nicole doesn’t know whether or not a Neil Lane ring is coming.

Still, she meets Clay on the beach and gives him her proposal speech. Again I ask, WHY? What are you doing, Nicole?

Why Weren't Clay & Nicole at the 'Bachelor in Paradise' Reunion?See Also

Why Weren't Clay & Nicole at the 'Bachelor in Paradise' Reunion?

Fans noticed that the recently split couple was missing in action at the 'Paradise' reunion — and here's why.

After going on and on and on about how much she loves him, she asks him if he feels the same. He tells her that he’s *starting* to falling in love, which is a slap in the face considering Nicole has already picked out their kids names.

Clay seems to want to pursue a relationship with Nicole, but his lack of commitment is not enough for her, so she voluntarily leaves alone.

He doesn’t seem too fazed by the breakup, saying he’ll “stop at the local pub” after departing the show.

Demi and Kristian

It’s clear Demi and Kristian are very much in love heading into the “engagement moment” on the beach.

Get Your Early Look at 33 Potential 'Bachelor' 2020 Contestants (PHOTOS)See Also

Get Your Early Look at 33 Potential 'Bachelor' 2020 Contestants (PHOTOS)

Just hours before ABC announced the next 'Bachelor' Season 24 star, they've released possible contestants as a sneak peek for fans.

“Leaving here engaged to Demi would be a dream come true,” Kristian says. “If we were not to get engaged today, I would be really hurt.”

On the beach, Demi thanks Kristian for being patient with her while she sorted through her struggles. “I can’t here to find myself, but I found myself in you.” OMG, TEARS.

Demi pulls out a ring and gets down on one knee and proposes. Kristian immediately says yes and the two share a romantic kiss. YAY.

“I didn’t think I’d ever get engaged in Paradise, but I’m so f–king happy,” she says.

And that’s a wrap for the finale! Now, it’s time to get an update on all of the Paradise drama. Read on for all of the highlights from the reunion:

Caelynn and Dean are still dating

Caelynn apologies to Connor for blindsiding him when she left Paradise to be with Dean, but ultimately, she couldn’t be happier with her decision. Things are still going strong for Caelynn and Dean, with Caelynn even admitting that she “loves” her life in a van with her new boyfriend. But don’t feel too sorry for Connor who seemed to have gotten the short end of the deal — he’s now spending time with Whitney, so clearly everything worked out the way it’s supposed to.


View this post on Instagram


We were never good at hiding our relationship… I’m happy we don’t have to anymore ❤️

A post shared by Caelynn Miller-Keyes (@caelynnmillerkeyes) on

Blake and Caelynn are still feuding

So, Blake takes the hot seat and once again, we take a trip down memory lane about all of his sexual conquests. Isn’t this a bit repetitive at this point? Didn’t we already do this all season?

“Paradise was really hard for me from beginning to end, I feel like I hurt so many people,” he says. One of those people being Caelynn, who still seems to be butting heads with Blake after all of this time.

All the Details on the Blake-Caelynn 'Bachelor in Paradise' Text DramaSee Also

All the Details on the Blake-Caelynn 'Bachelor in Paradise' Text Drama

From what the surprising texts said to how the rest of their 'Bachelor' friends have reacted, we're breaking it down!

“The reason I released the text messages is because of the allegations you made that were not true,” he says.

“I’ve never felt so exposed. That was the lowest of the low,” she admits, telling him that he slut-shamed her.

The cast keeps asking Blake to just bury the hatchet and say sorry to Caelynn, and finally, he caves. “I tried to get my truth out and I’m so sorry you got attacked. I want to apologize to everybody because it seems like a lot you feel like my actions before Paradise ruined some of your experiences.”

Tayshia and John Paul Jones are back together

The rumors are true! Despite their heart-wrenching breakup on the beach, Tayshia and John Paul Jones reconnected after Paradise ended. During her sit-down interview with Chris, Tayshia reveals that after leaving the show, she regretted ending things with JPJ, so she flew to Maryland to go after her man.

“That’s a bold move,” Chris says.

“I’m a bold girl,” Tayshia admits with a smile.


View this post on Instagram


@tayshiaaa is a bold girl and we’re here for it! 👏😍 #BachelorInParadise

A post shared by Bachelor in Paradise (@bachelorinparadise) on

We cut to a clip of Tayshia showing up at JPJ’s door and he admits it’s been a “tough couple of weeks” since their breakup.

“John Paul Jones, I want to explore things with you,” she says.

“This is the most pleasant surprise that I ever had,” he replies before asking Tayshia to be his girlfriend. TEARS!

Katie and Chris are struggling

Despite their engagement on the beach, Katie alludes during her interview with Chris that things might not be all roses off-camera. In fact, she admits that she’s “exhausted” from putting in so much effort into her relationship. She’s also not wearing her engagement ring.

“The whole time at the beach, he would tell others that he loved me and the only way I knew that Chris loved me is the way he tells everyone else, not the way he shows me,” she says. “The things he said and the things he did seemed so different.”

Wells Adams Takes Us Behind the Scenes of 'Bachelor in Paradise' Season 6See Also

Wells Adams Takes Us Behind the Scenes of 'Bachelor in Paradise' Season 6

The bartender spills on that JPJ-Derek fight, who surprised him most, what people actually drank, and whether fiancé Sarah Hyland made it to 'Paradise.'

Though she claims they’re still engaged, she seems really unsure about their future.

“I don’t want to end things. I’m just conflicted,” she says. And so, out walks Chris to come face-to-face with Katie.

Chris admits that he “doesn’t know” why Katie isn’t wearing her ring, but comes clean that they have been having issues. Katie also touches on the fact that watching the show back and seeing how much Chris struggled with his feelings was hurtful for her.

“I thought I was going to watch you falling in love with me,” she says. “I’ve never been so insecure in a relationship.”


View this post on Instagram


Katie is a queen, bro. ⭐️⭐️ Follow @shesallbach for #bachelorinparadise memes ⭐️⭐️

A post shared by @ shesallbach on

Ultimately, Chris tells her that he’s going to work on being a better partner for her and she puts her engagement ring back on. Honestly, I’d like to be excited for these two, but I just can’t see them going the distance if it’s been this hard so early on. But, fingers crossed regardless.

OK, that didn’t take long — we cut to footage of Chris and Katie arguing backstage over their on-air segment with Chris Harrison. Chris admits he felt “blindsided” by everything Katie threw his way. Sigh. I give these guys two weeks…

Hannah G. and Dylan take a big step

Of course Hannah G. and Dylan are still together, but they’re also moving in together. That’s literally the only update we got from the couple because everything else is so. damn. predictable. and ABC only dedicated 15 seconds to them.

Moving on…

Blake Horstmann Opens Up About His 'Rough' Experience on 'Bachelor in Paradise'See Also

Blake Horstmann Opens Up About His 'Rough' Experience on 'Bachelor in Paradise'

It seems like the bad boy has finally learned his lesson.

Demi and Kristian are happier than ever

Demi and Kristian walk out on the stage looking as happy as a newly engaged couple could look. Though Demi struggled with her sexuality throughout the season, she says it’s been “liberating” to no longer be hiding a secret.

“The hate is drowned out by all of the love,” she says. “I feel like we’re celebrating now.”


View this post on Instagram


My forever ❤️ #bachelorinparadise

A post shared by Demi Burnett (@demi_not_lovato) on

Before wrapping up, Kristian pulls Demi to the center of the stage to propose to Demi, since she didn’t get a ring during the original proposal. After a beautiful speech, she gets down on one knee and places a Neil Lane sparkler on Demi’s finger.


Derek Peth Defends Himself After 'Bachelor in Paradise' Feud With John Paul JonesSee Also

Derek Peth Defends Himself After 'Bachelor in Paradise' Feud With John Paul Jones

Peth says there was 'no insult to anyone's intelligence' and he's 'never slept with a podcast listener.'

The Bachelor announcement

Although there were plenty of great guys to choose from, ABC ultimately went with Peter Weber as the next Bachelor star.

“I truly look forward to finding my girl,” he says. “I feel like the luckiest guy ever. I have all the faith in the world that this is going to work out for me.”

ABC/John Fleenor

“There’s going to be ups and downs, I know that’s coming,” he continues. “The possibility of making the wrong decision is out there but I’m going to follow my heart. As cliche as that sounds, I trust this. I can’t believe this.”

Congrats, Peter! His journey will kick off January 6.

The Bachelor, Season 24 Premiere, January 6, 2020, ABC