It’s a match made in heaven! Joe Amabile Serena PittFinished Bachelor in ParadiseSeason 7 saw them as one of three engaged couple, but their journey was filled with twists.
Amabile, affectionately known as Grocery Shop Joe, made his Bachelor Nation debut during Becca Kufrin‘s season of The BacheloretteHe was eliminated in the first week of the 2018 season. The Chicago native later joined season 5. Bachelor in Paradise, where they met Kendall Long.
The duo broke up before the end of the season, but they reunited during the September 2018 finale. “I’m happy with her,” Amabile told Us WeeklyIt was at the time. “I trust her. … We just like being together. It feels right.”
The couple decided to end their relationship less than two years later after having difficulty deciding where they wanted to live. “We have decided mutually to go our separate ways,” they said in a January 2020 statement. “Joe has made the decision to move back to Chicago while Kendall will be remaining in her hometown of Los Angeles.”
Season 7 was when Amabile decided to give her love another chance during the season 7. BiPHe immediately connected with Pitt, who had originally competed on the event. Matt James‘ season of The BachelorIn the early 2021. They seemed to be destined for a season together, but things turned sour after Long arrived at the beach.
The California native eventually decided to leave when she realized Amabile and Pitt were endinggame. However, she returned for the second season finale, leading her fellow contestants. BiPContestants are left to wonder if she was trying to stop the impending marriage.
“I don’t have any resentment — it was a little confusing,” the former grocer told UsOnly after the October 2021 finale. “The timing, I would say, wasn’t the best. I was just focused on Serena and getting there. I had a ring in me. So it was more like, ‘OK, I get that you’re here, you know, I wish you the best, but it’s not the time. Now is not the time.’ But I hope she’s happy.”
Pitt, for her part, shared the same sentiment as her fiancé, telling UsShe preferred to spend her time thinking about the future with her husband.
“I mean, I hope she’s happy,” the publicist explained. “I wish her the best. And, you know, we’re just happy to focus on our relationship now and kind of keep those special moments between us and keep them private and special in their own way.”
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