There's some happy news in
Bachelor Nation today. According to People, . The couple got engaged at the end of Season 3 of the show, and they tied the knot on Saturday in Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta resort in Mexico. The question on Bachelor in Paradise's Carly Waddell and Evan Bass have wed Bachelor fans' minds now is surely when will Carly and Evan's wedding air? In light of the current legal issues surrounding Season 4 of , the answer to that question isn't as readily available as it normally would be. Bustle has reached out to ABC and Warner Bros. for comment, but has yet to receive a response. Bachelor in Paradise UPDATE: On June 20, an ABC spokesperson provided the following statement to Bustle: “We appreciate the swift and complete investigation by Warner Bros. into allegations of misconduct on the set of ‘Bachelor in Paradise.’ Given their results, the series will resume production, and will air this summer on ABC.” Warner Bros.' statement to Bustle read, "As we previously stated, we recently became aware of allegations regarding an incident on the set of Bachelor in Paradise in Mexico. We take all such allegations seriously. The safety, security and well-being of the cast and crew is our number one concern, and we suspended filming so that the allegations could be investigated immediately and thoroughly. Our internal investigation, conducted with the assistance of an outside law firm, has now been completed. Out of respect for the privacy interests of those involved, we do not intend to release the videotape of the incident. We can say, however, that the tape does not support any charge of misconduct by a cast member. Nor does the tape show, contrary to many press reports, that the safety of any cast member was ever in jeopardy. Production on this season of Bachelor in Paradise will be resuming, and we plan to implement certain changes to the show’s policies and procedures to enhance and further ensure the safety and security of all participants.” On June 11, EARLIER: The Hollywood Reporter reported that production on 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. Bachelor In Paradise Season 4 has been suspended "We have become aware of allegations of misconduct on the set of Bachelor in Paradise in Mexico. We have suspended production and we are conducting a thorough investigation of these allegations. Once the investigation is complete, we will take appropriate responsive action.”
On Wednesday, June 14,
Corinne Olympios' rep released a statement about the Bachelor In Paradise allegations to Bustle: “I am a victim and have spent the last week trying to make sense of what happened on June 4. Although I have little memory of that night, something bad obviously took place, which I understand is why production on the show has now been suspended and a producer on the show has filed a complaint against the production. As a woman, this is my worst nightmare and it has now become my reality. As I pursue the details and facts surrounding that night and the immediate days after, I have retained a group of professionals to ensure that what happened on June 4 comes to light and I can continue my life, including hiring an attorney to obtain justice and seeking therapy to begin dealing with the physical and emotional trauma stemming from that evening.”
On the evening of Wednesday, June 14,
Jackson released a statement about Olympios' allegations to E! News: "It's unfortunate that my character and family name has been assassinated this past week with false claims and malicious allegations. I will be taking swift and appropriate legal action until my name is cleared and, per the advice of legal counsel, will be seeking all available remedies entitled to me under the laws." Giphy
As a result, the airdate for Waddell and Bass' wedding is currently unknown.
People reported Bachelor host Chris Harrison officiated at the couple's wedding, which included guests from past seasons like Bachelor in Paradise alums Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert. While their nuptials were originally set to be part of Season 4 of the show, it's possible ABC will air the couple's wedding as a one-off special. For his part, Bass penned a passionate defense of for Bachelor in Paradise The Hollywood Reporter in which he argued why the network shouldn't cancel the series. Waddell and Bass are one of the more surprising couples to come out of the Bachelor franchise. As Bass told People, "I'm not your normal dude that's on these shows. I'm definitely more emotional. And she accepts me. I love that."
Until ABC makes an official decision there's no way to know when the happy couple's big day will air. For now, it's enough that these two people seem to have found happiness together. I know I join a lot of fans out there in
Bachelor Nation in wishing them all the best.