Life after the seashore. Pieper James gave an replace on the place issues stand between her and Brendan Morais after their explosive Bachelor in Paradise reunion — and it feels like they’re nonetheless figuring issues out.
“We’re working through things,” the Oregon native, 24, instructed Us Weekly solely on the PrettyLittleThing x Teyana Taylor NYFW Show at New York City’s Gotham Hall on Thursday, September 9. “This obviously isn’t something that’s super healthy for a relationship either, so it kind of is what it is. Every day, [we’re] taking it day by day.”
The Bachelor alum made headlines earlier this month when she arrived in Mexico throughout the September 6 episode of BiP. Her identify had already been a subject of dialog on the seashore, as different contestants questioned Brendan, 31, about how severe their relationship was previous to filming.
In June, Us confirmed that the pair have been courting, however throughout Paradise, Brendan instructed Natasha Parker that he and Pieper had solely talked a number of instances earlier than the present. However, when Pieper arrived, she instantly requested Brendan on a date. The business roofer proceeded to dump Natasha, 33, telling her that Pieper’s arrival was a coincidence.
Though Brendan implied that he and Pieper had all the time deliberate to reunite in Mexico, the previous mannequin instructed Us that wasn’t the case. She added that she “had no idea” what to anticipate about Brendan’s relationship when she obtained there.
“I had no idea what I was walking into,” she instructed Us on Thursday. “Obviously, [if] you like somebody, you hope that they’re waiting for you, but you don’t know the circumstances when you walk into Paradise. So, whatever he had to do beforehand, that had nothing to do with me. I didn’t tell him to do anything, so that was kind of what it was.”
Other BiP contestants accused the couple of plotting their story line forward of time, however Pieper instructed Us that she didn’t know Brendan can be there. She didn’t even know she can be on the seashore till “a week” earlier than she flew to the Playa Escondida resort.
“It was a very quick turnaround,” she defined. “I was really following my heart, which is something that I’m not used to doing. That being a new territory for me was kind of what took the cake on everything.”
Bachelor in Paradise airs on ABC Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET.
With reporting by Diana Cooper