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All The Clues Aaron & Eliza Are Together After Bachelor In Paradise

Things may be looking up for Eliza after last year's messy love triangle.

Aaron and Eliza on 'Bachelor in Paradise.' Photos via ABC
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During Bachelor in Paradise Season 8, Eliza Isichei was at the center of an emotional love triangle with Rodney Mathews and Justin Glaze, which made her apprehensive about returning to Mexico this summer. “I was very scared that it could be a repeat of history,” she said in a confessional during the Oct. 5 Paradise episode.

So far in Season 9, Eliza and Aaron Bryant have struck up a steadier connection, but their budding relationship was almost thwarted when Aaron revealed that he’d kissed Mercedes Northup the previous night. His confession “triggered” Eliza, who said it reminded her of Season 8 drama. “I don’t understand why he would do that,” she told friends on the beach. “I can’t do this again.”

The pair appear to have patched things up, with Aaron acknowledging that he could have told Eliza earlier. “I just want you to be happy here,” he said. “I want to be happy here, too.” Eliza said her reaction made her realize how much she liked Aaron, and at the season’s first rose ceremony, she happily accepted his rose.

Fans are naturally wondering if Aaron and Eliza are still together after Bachelor in Paradise. Early connections don’t always make it to relationships beyond the beach (much less engagements), but there’s reason to believe they’re in it for the long haul. Spoilers ahead!

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According to Reality Steve, the pair reportedly got engaged during Bachelor in Paradise, which would make them one of several successful couples to come out of Season 9. The Bachelor Nation blogger acknowledged “rumblings” about them potentially breaking up, but cited a source claiming they were still together as of mid-August.

For what it’s worth, Aaron and Eliza currently follow each other on Instagram.

Another social media clue might be found in Aaron’s August TikTok celebrating Dotun Olubeko’s birthday. He posted a celebratory montage set to Drake’s “Cameras/Good Ones Go Interlude.” In Eliza’s pre-Paradise questionnaire, she said she knows “basically every Drake song word for word.”

It might be a coincidence — after all, Drake is one of the biggest artists out there — but if it’s a clue, it wouldn’t be the first time a Bachelor Nation couple used music to tease a relationship status. In August, Charity Lawson told Bustle she sent the lyrics to “Wipe Me Down” to Dotun over Instagram Q&A to “troll a little bit.”