Corinne Olympios has had a tumultuous year. After being pegged as the villain during Nick Viall's season of The Bachelor last winter, the 25-year-old was thrust to the center of a media storm surrounding controversial claims made on the set of Bachelor In Paradise. It makes sense, then, that she would want to step back from the spotlight. But given her recent return to social media, it's worth asking: What's Corinne doing after the Bachelor in Paradise drama?
For those not in tune with Bachelor Nation (or simply taking a break; the franchise does demand a lot of screen time), Olympios made it to Viall's final four before being sent home. Her comfortability with her sexuality upset some of the other women on the show, causing friction in the house and earning her the infamous villain edit.
After leaving the mansion, Olympios joined the Season 4 cast of Bachelor In Paradise, but production was temporarily suspended when a crew member came forward with concerns about alleged sexual misconduct between Olympios and DeMario Jackson, who appeared on Rachel Lindsay's ongoing season of The Bachelorette (He was sent home during Week 2). DeMario repeatedly denied the accusations, and both Warner Bros. and Olympios' lawyers found no evidence of misconduct after concluding their respective investigations. Olympios said in a statement provided to Bustle that she was satisfied with the outcome of the investigation, but respectfully declined the network's invitation to return to Bachelor In Paradise and resume filming. She added that while she appreciated her fans' interest in her well-being, she thought it best to "keep any further thoughts private for now."
Throughout the ordeal, Olympios remained quiet on social media, ceasing posts from June 8 to July 3. She also opted not to speak to the press directly, instead releasing statements through her legal team.
In recent weeks, she's resumed activity online, but nothing that has offered many details about what she's been doing. Her latest Instagram photos include simple headshots and silly pictures with friends. From the location tags, it's clear she's been spending time in Los Angeles, though she was also reportedly spotted in her hometown of Miami.
Before the Bachelor In Paradise scandal, Olympios had launched her own clothing line and gotten back into modeling, so she could just be busy behind scenes, or it's just as likely that she's taking some time off. Either way, she's confirmed to appear on the Bachelor In Paradise reunion special with Jackson, so if you're looking for an update, stay tuned for that.