5 Intensely Emotional Facts About Ashley Iaconetti & Jared Haibon's Relationship
In true Bachelor contestant fashion, Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon's relationship is being talked about all over on social media and discussion boards. The couple announced that they're together in a number of ways: in a 44-minute YouTube video about their bond, in People magazine, and on Instagram. The consensus from fans seems to be... finally.
If you're new to #BachelorNation – like, starting watching during Nick or Rachel's season new – you may be unaware of Iaconetti and Haibon's love story. Well, luckily for you, I'm a Bachelor historian, and have plenty of knowledge to pass around.
Their rollercoaster-ride of a relationship began in 2015. Iaconetti had been on Chris Soules' season of The Bachelor, and Jared Haibon competed on Kaitlyn Bristowe's season of The Bachelorette, which was the season right after Soules'. Both Iaconetti and Haibon signed up to be on the summer version of the franchise, Bachelor in Paradise. That summer show started it all for the two of them. Paradise's premise is to round up a group of franchise rejects in Mexico, put them on the beach, and offer a seemingly unlimited supply of alcohol. Producers give certain contestants of a specific gender "date cards" to ask out another person there. Each week concludes with one gender handing out the roses (the ones who didn't select dates), determining who will make it to the next week on the show. The prize is a generally accepted to be an engagement, just like the original series.