Do Ashley & Jared Still Talk After 'Bachelor In Paradise'? Ashley Isn't Shedding Any More Tears Over Her Ex

Things got awkward on the first part of the Season 2 finale of Bachelor in Paradise on Sunday. Ashley Iaconetti spent the entire season enamored of fellow castaway Jared Haibon, but the former fan favorite from Kaitlyn Bristowe's Bachelorette was never able to fully reciprocate her feelings. After what appeared to be a successful overnight date between the two, Jared did the right — albeit painful — thing by breaking things off with Ashley for good, and then left paradise. Ashley subsequently left as well, being that she was emphatic that Jared was the only man she had eyes for. But after their breakup, do Ashley and Jared still talk? Or is any semblance of a friendship out the door?

Despite the fallout, time has obviously passed since filming, and Ashley spoke favorably of Jared during her first appearance on After Paradise. Several other cast members — those who have broken up, and otherwise — still seem to communicate amicably on social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter. It wouldn't be far-fetched to believe that Ashley and Jared could forge a friendship, despite their breakup. Case in point: Carly Waddell and Kirk DeWindt have been communicating on social media, despite suffering what was arguably one of the most devastating breakups in Bachelor history. So do Ashley and Jared share the same type of banter? Let's take a look.

They Don't Communicate On Twitter

While they show plenty of love to other cast members, their personal interactions are decidedly null.

But They Show Some Love On Instagram

Jared's feed is decidedly lacking in Ashley, but the above picture is worth a thousand squees at the minimum.

The Verdict

Although these two don't seem like they are the closest of pals, there definitely doesn't seem to be any bad blood between them. Hopefully, with the dust settling from all the drama that is romantic reality television, both of these fan favorites can find their perfect match, and go back to being friends with each other, at the very least.

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