Guys, I can't even express to you how thrilled I am that Ashley Iaconetti is back on Bachelor in Paradise — and less than five minutes in, she was already in tears. Unfortunately, her beloved Jared has eyes for somebody else (aka Caila Quinn from Ben Higgins' season of The Bachelor) and she's not taking it well. So what are the chances that Ashley and Caila are friends after BIP ? Um, just about zero.
Of course, I can't say for sure, since I don't know them — which is a real bummer, because Ashley and I would totally be BFFs in real life. But as you may have been able to ascertain from their conversation on the show, it sounds like she and Caila were friends, but now that Jared has come between them, that's all over. Apparently, they were friends, but Caila didn't tell Ashley she was going to Paradise and she allegedly told Ashley that she Jared wasn't her type. In response, Caila claimed that she didn't tell Ashley she was going to Mexico because she just decided, like, two days before and that Jared was just the only guy she really had feelings for once she showed up.
But, for Ashley to also show up in Mexico only to find Jared and Caila together? Yeah, I can't blame her for using the first of her promised three cries on this, and it doesn't exactly bode well for their future friendship.
In an interview with Glamour about the situation, Jared himself said, "I don't think they are painting each other's toenails." Aptly put, Jared. And as far as I can tell, there is absolutely no social media evidence that they are hanging out after Paradise. And if they were, there would be photos on Instagram. Trust me.
Maybe they'll be friends someday, but for now, it definitely doesn't seem like that's the case. And honestly, it might just be better that way. Too much drama!
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