Cringe Alert! Ashley I. and Jared Relive Their 1st 'Bachelor in Paradise' Kiss
The most dramatic Bachelor Nation couple ever? Ashley Iaconettiand Jared Haibon’s relationship went through several phrases before they settled down in August 2019.
While it was love at first sight for Iaconetti when they met on Bachelor in Paradise season 2 in 2015, Haibon couldn’t say the same. The following summer, things between the duo was even more tumultuous as they shot season 3 of The Bachelor spinoff. As a result, fans were shocked when they announced they were dating again in May 2018.
“I never felt like it was over between us after Paradise,” he admitted in 2018. “I’m not gonna lie and say that I was in love with Ashley during BiP. It was a slow build for me.”
When he was ready, he gave Iaconetti a love letter.
“I was scream-crying basically alone in my apartment reading that just sobbing and sobbing,” she recalled in the video. “He’s written me other letters and filled my apartment with flowers. He tells me every day that he’s the luckiest man alive.”
Haibon added, “I’m living proof that you should listen to your gut, and that it’s not too late. The person I wanted to be with most was right in front of my eyes.”
“He did the best job. He sounded wonderful. Every girl is going to be like, ‘Wow, I want Jared even more,’” she gushed to Us Weekly about the special moment. “We don’t even notice when cameras are there. The cameras are so far away. It did not feel like they were part of our engagement.”