More to the story. Kendall LongSeason 7 of the show reflects this. Bachelor in Paradise, revealing on Us Weekly’s “Here for the Right Reasons” podcast that she was only on the beach for four days.
The 30-year old Just CuriousAuthor appeared in the 2021 season The BachelorEx-boyfriend and spinoff Joe Amabile. After meeting in season 5, the couple dated for almost two years. BiP2018 Season 7: Kendall had to navigate Joe falling in love with her Serena Pitt.
“Going back to the beach, I felt I had, like, a romanticism toward Paradise because it was such a romantic experience the first time I went. And then the second time I went, I really had hope for it to be that — not in terms of rekindling anything with my ex, because why would I do that publicly when we had a two-year relationship and there’s so much stuff we can’t talk about on TV? That would’ve taken more than a couple weeks in Mexico to fix,” Kendall explained on the Tuesday, May 17, episode of the “Here for the Right Reasons” podcast. “But I really had hopes of being able to find someone and to connect with someone, and I did. Ivan was a romantic guy to me. [Hall]It was amazing. But ultimately, seeing your ex in the place where you fell in love initially — it was very difficult for me and I didn’t anticipate that at all. I didn’t think I would be as emotional. I didn’t think that it would affect me. I thought we’d be cool, [we’d be] friends.”
Kendall said Us that she didn’t watch the episodes when they aired last summer, but it was hard for her to escape the reaction from viewers — many of whom accused her of still having feelings for Joe. Kendall appeared to have returned to Chicago to speak to Joe moments before he was due to propose to Serena.
“I was under the impression that Joe was going through a lot of mental difficulty with our relationship and me being there,” Kendall told Us. “And so, for me, coming back to talk to him, it would be a way to be like, ‘Hey, this chapter’s closed. It was kind of weird the way we ended it, but let’s make it not weird and let’s move on.’ [I had]I didn’t know there would be any type of proposal. … And I even said, like, ‘If there’s gonna be a proposal, I don’t want to talk to him. I don’t want to go to the beach because that’s not my day — that’s their day.’”
Fans may recall that Joe got down on one knee after Kendall left the platform.
“Finding out later that there was a proposal actually made me really upset and a bit angry,” Kendall continued. “But that’s just what it ended up being. And hopefully, the situation that took place didn’t affect — it seems to not [have]Their relationship was affected [in]any way, or their proposal in anyway. Hopefully, it felt just as special, but I would’ve preferred not to be there that day.”
Listen to Kendall’s interview, which includes details about her relationship with Mitch, for more information. Us Weekly’s “Here for the Right Reasons” podcast.