You know that very serious Bachelor in Paradise controversy that shut down production and shook Bachelor Nation this summer? The one that tarnished DeMario Jackson’s reputation, led Corinne Olympios to be viciously slut-shamed and created a very big, possibly unfixable rift between Olympios and Jackson? Well, that’s all over. Chris Harrison said it best: just when you think you’ve got Paradise figured out, you never know how things can change. And change they have.
According to Us Magazine, the night after Olympios’ BIP tell-all aired on ABC, Olympios and Jackson coincidentally “ran into each other” at a Los Angels nightclub, and by golly, it was a happy affair. Even though the two told Harrison they hadn’t spoken since being rushed out of Paradise and interrogated about the alleged sexual misconduct, Olympios and Jackson looked like chummy old friends.
Photos show Olympios in Jackson’s arms, her legs wrapped around his waist, and she even planted a kiss on his cheek. So, it’s safe to say that any weird, uncomfortable or bad feelings they may have had towards each other are now gone. Or, at least, that’s what they want us to believe by showing so much public affection for each other during a chance rendezvous.
— ET Canada (@ETCanada) September 1, 2017
I’m just going to say what everyone’s thinking: This “coincidence” seems like it wasn’t a coincidence at all. In fact, it was probably staged and meticulously planned. I wouldn’t be shocked if paparazzi were given a heads-up so they could have their cameras ready to flash. But whether the moment seen in the photos is real or not, it’s clear that both Jackson and Olympios are ready to move on.
While we may not know exactly what happened on that fateful day in paradise, we do know that, most importantly, both parties are OK and not looking to place blame (except on the media for allowing the rumors and anonymous sources to spiral out of control). So, it’s time for everyone to move on, eh?