This season of Bachelor in Paradise has been marred by scandal, contestants leaving, scallop fingers and more. So much has transpired thus far, in fact, that fans have taken to social media to wonder aloud whether anyone will find more than a beachfront fling — which is why you might say Derek Peth and Taylor Nolan found love in a hopeless place, to paraphrase Rihanna.
According to Us Weekly, Peth put a ring on it during the taping of Bachelor in Paradise‘s after-show on Wednesday.
“Derek and Taylor got engaged last night. No one knew Derek was going to propose. He gave her a Neil Lane ring,” a source confirmed to Us.
If you’ve been watching the last few weeks, you know that Peth and Nolan are essentially the only couple making progress on the reality dating competition. However, they hit a major snag on Tuesday’s episode, when Nolan told Peth she had some reservations over how he deals with conflict and he flippantly told her, “Fuck you.”
This isn’t new territory for Nolan, naturally. The mental health counselor famously clashed with Corinne Olympios on Nick Viall’s season of The Bachelor, telling Olympios she lacked “emotional intelligence” — which is what she seemed to want to say to Peth on Tuesday, too.
Happily, though, Peth and Nolan had reconciled by the episode’s end.
As the first and clearly most solid pairing on Bachelor in Paradise this season, it’s unclear how the couple’s engagement could affect the finale. Do they both leave Paradise prior to that point? Or does Derek simply not propose then?
But, most importantly, do we get televised Derek and Taylor nuptials? It worked for newlyweds (and expectant parents) Carly Waddell and Evan Bass, after all.