Carly Waddell & Evan Bass Are Married & This 'Bachelor In Paradise' Couple Is Made To Last
One of Bachelor in Paradise Season 3's sweetest couples just got hitched. Carly Waddell and Evan Bass are married, reported People on June 17. The duo tied the knot at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta resort near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, in front of family, friends, and fellow Bachelor in Paradise couple Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert, according to People. Bachelor franchise host Chris Harrison acted as the officiant as the couple said, "I do."
Evan and Carly met, dated, and got engaged on Bachelor in Paradise Season 3, where the erectile dysfunction specialist and single dad (him) from JoJo Fletcher's season met the Nashville singer/songwriter (her) from Chris Soules' season. The couple had an adorable on-screen courtship, in which Carly remained a bit unsure of her attraction to Evan, but she soon found herself head-over-heels in love with him. They were one of three couples to emerge from the season as engaged, but Evan and Carly were the only ones to make it to the altar — Grant Kemp and Lace Morris, as well as Josh Murray and Amanda Stanton, broke off their engagements after the season was over. According to People, Evan and Carly currently live together in Nashville with his three sons.
The wedding was filmed and was intended to be aired on TV as part of Bachelor in Paradise Season 4, which had been scheduled to premiere on Aug. 8. E! News reported last week that the wedding was still filmed by Bachelor franchise cameras and will likely be aired on TV in the midst of the current Bachelor in Paradise investigation. Bustle has reached out to ABC and Warner Bros. for comment, but has yet to receive a response.
UPDATE: On June 20, an ABC spokesperson provided the following statement to Bustle:
Warner Bros.' statement to Bustle read,
EARLIER: On June 11, The Hollywood Reporter reported that production on Bachelor In Paradise Season 4 has been suspended amid "allegations of misconduct" between two contestants, who have since been revealed as Corrine Olympios and DeMario Jackson. Warner Bros. issued the following statement to Bustle.
On Wednesday, June 14, Corinne Olympios' rep released a statement about the Bachelor In Paradise allegations to Bustle:
On the evening of Wednesday, June 14, Jackson released a statement about Olympios' allegations to E! News:
The situation currently leaves uncertain the airing Bachelor in Paradise Season 4, along with when and how Evan and Carly's wedding could air on TV. On Saturday, June 17, The Hollywood Reporter published a guest column by Evan voicing his support for Bachelor in Paradise staying on the air. "While to some it’s a silly TV show, for me, it was an experience that changed my life in unimaginable ways," Evan wrote in the column. "I am troubled thinking about the allegations happening on my favorite beach, and I’m sad that some couples will not have the opportunity to find love in a powerful and unique way."
But amid all news this week, it's always been clear that Evan and Carly were made to last. Their courtship on Bachelor in Paradise was one of the highlights of Season 3 and they've remained devoted to one another since.
And it will be a joy to watch the couple get hitched whenever fans get to see the nuptials on TV.