Kendall Long, Mitchell Sage Dating After Her Joe Amabile Split

It’s official! It’s been less than a year since. Kendall LongReturned to the Bachelor in Paradise Beaches determined to find love after her divorce Joe AmabileShe introduced her followers to the man who won their hearts.

“By the way, I’m in love 🥰,” the California native, 30, captioned a series of Instagram photos on Friday, April 8. “And just like our relationship, these pictures get progressively weirder 😉💕.”

Long, who appeared for the first time in season 22 of The BachelorTagged boyfriend Mitchell SageHer social media upload. The twosome looked cozy in several photos taken at the local Zoo, while having a picnic in the park, and during date nights.

Bachelor in Paradise's Kendall Long Is 'In Love' With New Boyfriend Mitchell Sage After Joe Amabile Split

Kendall Long, Mitchell Sage
Kendall Long/Instagram

The Just Curious author’s debut with the aerospace engineer marks the first time she’s moved on since her split from Amabile, 35. Long and the Chicago native met in the beginning during BiP Season 5, which aired in 2018, was their last before the announcement of their split in 2020.

“I did not see it coming,” Long admitted on her “Down to Date” podcast one month later. “Every relationship has issues but I feel like — with Joe and I — we were best friends. It was great, we were getting a puppy together. We had just moved in … Ultimately what happened was that Joe felt like he would have a better [life] in Chicago.”

She continued: “If anyone knows me, I’m not the person that plans my wedding and I was literally doing that with Joe,” she said. “But something weird about ending something with some that you thought you were going to marry [is] you almost feel like you have such a better idea of what you’re looking for.”

The ex-exes were both reintroduced to the ABC dating series in season 7 of last year. While the Bachelorette season 14 alum hit it off with eventual fiancée Serena PittLong hoped for closure from her former husband.

“She went on for another chance at finding love since she knew it could possibly work out for her again,” a source exclusively told Us Weekly August 2021. “It’s been over a year-and-a-half since they broke up, so she was ready to fall in love. … Kendall was not expecting Joe to be on Paradise but can’t say she was surprised. She knew he would be there, as he still has ties with the show. [through his “Click Bait” podcast] and was single at the time.”

Amabile and the 24-year-old Canada native eventually got engaged during the BiP The season finale aired in September 2021. They have since moved to New York City with wedding plans.

“Obviously the plan was to move in together [before wedding planning]. We are thinking about 2023,” Amabile exclusively told Use Last month. “I wouldn’t be shocked if near the end of 2023 [there] was a wedding.”

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