Ashley and Jared Recall ‘BiP’ Convo With Michael Allio About Sierra

Take into consideration Ashley Iaconetti Jared HaibonOfficial shippers Michael Allio Danielle Maltby. While some Bachelor in Paradise fans are questioning the single dad’s new connection after he broke things off with Sierra JacksonThe couple are now aboard.

“I’m for Danielle and Michael. I believe Sierra is a wonderful person and I love Sierra so much. From what we gathered when we were down on the beach, it was more so that Michael, maybe, didn’t feel it with Sierra,” Jared told Us WeeklyTuesday, October 18 exclusively “It was more about his connection with Sierra than it was, ‘He’s not ready for a relationship.’”

Ashley agreed. “And initially, like, before we got to talk to Michael about that, I was like, ‘Oh, I guess he’s leaving too because he’s probably realizing that this is not for him.’ But then the next day, we talked to him, and he was like, ‘No, it’s not that. It’s just that I knew that that wasn’t going to be a long-term thing,’” she said.

(Left-to-right) Michael Allio and Ashley Laconetti, Jared Haibon and Danielle Maltby
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The BachelorThe episode’s 21-year-old season 21 alum arrived on Monday, October 17. Many fans were puzzled by the timing, as she walked onto shore just as Michael was about say his goodbyes and prepare to receive the rose.

“Danielle coming down — it’s like, ‘Guys, this is a TV show!’ There are people making decisions,” Ashley continued. “And they will protect the people that we wanna see there and [who]We want to see their story continue to evolve. And Michael A. is one of those people.”

Jared stated that fans often debate what they want from their franchise.

“They’re like, ‘Oh, we want it to be about love.’ And then you have two people who are in love and they’re like, ‘Well, we don’t wanna see that. We wanna see drama,’” he said. “And then they bring in drama and then they’re like, ‘Well no, this is supposed to be real love.’ And it’s like, ‘Well, come on now.’”

Sierra, for her part, tweeted that she felt “highly disrespected” while watching the episode.

“I’m gonna go meditate. #bachelorinparadise,” she wrote on Monday, referring to Danielle’s arrival as “#convenient.”

After Michael admitted on the show that he and Danielle had spoken off camera, Sierra added, “He said ‘a little bit of history’ 🧐.”

Bachelor in ParadiseAirs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 PM on ABC. ET. Watch the video to see more from Ashley & Jared.