*On the most recent episodes of Bachelor in Paradise, Demi Burnett revealed that while she is interested in fellow BiPer Derek, she also has been casually dating a woman back home before coming onto the show. Derek was OK with that, saying they could continue to explore what they have going on at the BiP resort.
*Former BiP cast member Tanner Tolbert, who got engaged on a previous season of the show, objected to this on his Twitter, comparing the situation to the most recent season of The Bachelorette, when Hannah B ended up breaking off her engagement to Jed Wyatt because he had a girlfriend when he showed up to the show. (Of course when the heat fired up he deleted the tweet)
*Demi clapped back, calling Tanner's oral skills into question
Hannah B chimed in to say it's not the same thing....
one is my best friend, one is my ex-fiancé....I can tell you first hand, not the same. https://t.co/oCIoz850HD— Hannah Brown (@hannahbrown) August 14, 2019
Tanner showed up to accuse Demi of having a plan, which Demi denied...
Before filming even began I heard that Demi planned to leave the show engaged to this girl... I support Demi fully, but she could have proposed off the show. I am tired of everyone talking beforehand and pre planning these relationships... whether it’s Demi, Blake, anyone... https://t.co/4Ilwv4b7mF— Tanner Tolbert (@ttolbert05) August 14, 2019
It’s not the same thing? Then how did I hear about your “plan” before filming even started? https://t.co/STE3svpq8s— Tanner Tolbert (@ttolbert05) August 14, 2019
There was NO PLAN. You are speaking on something you HEARD about as if it is a fact. I was 100% honest and upfront the entire time. You are a grown ass man tweeting about rumors— Demi Burnett (@demi_burnett) August 14, 2019
Then Conner (from Becca's Bachelorette season) who literally nobody was checking for in this conversation or elsewhere to be honest, chimed in:
I gotta throw this comment out there.... Demi has and is talking to a girl back home before she went on the show but Jed can’t talk to a girl back home ....?!? Neither are ok 🤔🤔🤔#BachelorInParadise— Connor Obrochta (@CObrochta33) August 14, 2019
Meanwhile, former escaped Bachelor Colton (Demi appeared on his season) showed up on IG (get on the right social media platform for this fight, Colton!) by commenting "Can Cofirm" on a Bachelor fan account which screencapped Tanner's "plan" tweet and posted it.
And finally (for now) the most sane outside take comes from....former Bachelor and failed politician Ben Higgins (go figure!) who commented on his Almost Famous podcast that the obvious difference is Jed intentionally hid his relationship status from Hannah B, while Demi was open and up front with it with Derek *before* either of them made a long term commitment to each other.
What do you think ONTD, should you go on dating shows if you are even casually seeing someone back home?
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