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8 Instagram clues Carly Waddell and Kirk DeWindt are still together

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If Bachelor in Paradise had a prom queen and king, it'd be Carly and Kirk — here's proof they're still a royally cute couple

Shocker alert! The word on the street is that during Bachelor in Paradise's two-part finale next week, the exotic show's resident cutest couple is headed for a breakup. That's right — Kirk DeWindt dumps Carly Waddell, an insider reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly.

Well, at least the source claims Kirk and Carly are over. But we're not buying it.

Since the couple connected in the very first episode of this season's Bachelor spinoff, they've been charming the pants off of fans and, presumably, each other (badum-tish!). "I feel like I came in here knowing that I wanted to find my husband, and I can't believe I found him day one," Waddell said. "I just consider myself the luckiest freaking person on this planet."

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Here's hoping that luck isn't about to run out, though. According to Us Weekly's insider, Waddell — whose hilarious zingers made her a fan favorite during Chris Soules' season — gets completely blindsided on the finale when DeWindt calls it quits. Reportedly, a pal of the cute pair insists the breakup was "so dramatic and real" and that Waddell "ran away mid-conversation in tears."

Maybe it's because we genuinely felt Waddell and DeWindt's connection, despite having only dated for five weeks, or maybe it's because — damn it — we're still pulling for Waddell FTW since Soules sent her packing. Either way, we're convinced she and DeWindt are actually still together and we've got the Instagram clues to prove it.

1. Sharing cryptically (yet also hopelessly) romantic messages

@jacvanek speaking to my soul today.

A photo posted by Carly Waddell (@carlywad) on

Just yesterday, Waddell regrammed this sentimental "carpe the man diem"-style sentiment, saying it was "speaking to my soul today." Mm-hmm. We bet!

A photo posted by Carly Waddell (@carlywad) on

And last week, she posted this quote that basically says if you love something set it free — if it returns to you, it's meant to be. Perhaps there is a moment of drama during the finale when host Chris Harrison tries to deliver a get-engaged-or-break-up ultimatum to the couple. But, obviously, all's well that ends well.

2. Catching more than just fish

A week ago, Waddell regrammed a scene from her and Kirk's adorable fishing date, sweetly musing, "We caught nothing... but each other... and that's all we needed to catch." Plus, she tagged him. Would you really say something like that and tag a dude you are no longer dating? We think not.

Truth. #BachelorInParadise

A photo posted by Kirk DeWindt (@kirkdewindtpt) on

DeWindt followed suit, posting a close-up of the shot with the simple message, "And if I take you fishing, you know I like you." You guys! They're so sweet, I could eat them with a spoon.

3. Snapchatting shenanigans

Game on SnapChat. I'll play.

A video posted by Carly Waddell (@carlywad) on

Two weeks ago, Waddell shared her Snapchat handle with the world — crazy facial expression and all.

I've been known to get carried away on #snapchat once in a while. Add me at KirkDeWindtPT

A photo posted by Kirk DeWindt (@kirkdewindtpt) on

A week later, DeWindt posted a screen grab of his Snapchat, likewise sharing his handle and saying of his crazy facial expression, "I've been known to get carried away on #snapchat once in awhile [sic]." Hmm, whomever could he be Snapchatting with?

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4. Spending Friday nights in

My Friday night. #bassfishing

A photo posted by Kirk DeWindt (@kirkdewindtpt) on

This past week, DeWindt posted a picture of his low-key Friday night, which involved a sunset, the lake and a rod and reel.

This cold has got me like...... (I'm also sooooo ok with this)

A photo posted by Carly Waddell (@carlywad) on

Only a few days prior, Waddell posted a cartoon depicting a woman tucked into bed with coffee and a laptop. The caption? "I love a wild Friday night." Waddell's comment clues us into the fact that she had a cold, but she was perfectly content to chill at home on Friday night regardless. Since we know that, at least for the time being, she and DeWindt are living in different states, maybe he opted not to spend his Friday night partying out of solidarity.

5. Reliving Paradise

Not too shabby of a photo @theyearofelan pretty darn romantic if ya ask me #bachelorinparadise

A photo posted by Carly Waddell (@carlywad) on

The beauty that is Paradise. #BachelorInParadise

A photo posted by Kirk DeWindt (@kirkdewindtpt) on

Two weeks ago, both Waddell and DeWindt posted a sunset scene from their date on that week's episode, with DeWindt remarking, "The beauty that is Paradise." Something tells us he isn't talking about the sunset.

6. Reveling in cozy moments on location

Tots adorbs. #bachelorinparadise @kirkdewindtpt

A photo posted by Carly Waddell (@carlywad) on

Ohhhh good morning #bachelorinparadise again tonight! Gotta have coffee and wake up first though.... #monday

A photo posted by Carly Waddell (@carlywad) on

Over the last few weeks, these good-lookin' lovebirds have both been more than happy to share precious snapshots of their time together on Bachelor in Paradise. Again, if they were indeed broken up, we highly doubt they'd be so quick to recall what once was.

7. Getting a little frisky

LOVERS GONNA LOVE shirt ---very appropriate for this evening @thelightblonde

A photo posted by Carly Waddell (@carlywad) on

This is how I feel about tonight's episode @kirkdewindtpt #bachelorinparadise

A photo posted by Carly Waddell (@carlywad) on

OK, so this is mainly Waddell — and we love her for it. She's been sharing suggestive pics, comments and even T-shirts for weeks now. "LOVERS GONNA LOVE shirt — very appropriate for this evening," she coyly comments in the latter. Someone is getting some action from one super-hunky redhead, amiright?

8. Heading down similar paths

Patty Griffin is a genius songwriter. And I love this song. "Let Him Fly"

A video posted by Carly Waddell (@carlywad) on

We know Waddell packed her bags and moved to Nashville following her stint on Soules' season of The Bachelor. Here, she shares a snippet of what we hope shapes up to be a successful career in country music.

And, here, uh, erm. Fine, we really just wanted to share this picture with you. Why? Sharing is caring, dear friends. Sharing is caring. Also, we're semi-worried DeWindt has been stung by a hive of bees and could be in danger of anaphylaxis given the extreme swelling in his pectoral area. (Waddell, ya done good, girl.)

The other truth we can deduce from this photo is that DeWindt — although a proud Twin Cities native — would do just fine further south. Oh, you know... say, Nashville.

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