Bachelor in Paradise Season 9 brought forth a whirlwind of emotions, unexpected connections, and, of course, love. One couple that captured the hearts of viewers was Rachel and Brayden.
Rachel Recchia (The Bachelor Season 26 and The Bachelorette Season 19) and Brayden Bowers (The Bachelorette Season 20) are two Bachelor in Paradise Season 9 competitors.
Bachelor in Paradise is an adaptation of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. The Bachelor franchise began in March 2002 on ABC, with businessman Alex Michel as the first Bachelor.
Since then, the show has broadcast for almost 27 seasons and has spawned various spin-offs, including The Bachelorette, Bachelor in Paradise, Bachelor Pad, The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart, and The Bachelor Winter Games.
As the only former Bachelorette in Mexico this summer, it’s logical that fans want to know if Rachel and Brayden from Bachelor in Paradise Season 9 are still together and if they got engaged in the BIP Season 9 finale. Continue reading to find out what happened to Rachel and Brayden on their paths to love.
As the season unfolded, fans eagerly followed their journey, hoping for a fairy-tale ending. Now, the burning question on everyone’s mind is, are Rachel and Brayden still together?
Are Rachel and Brayden Still Together?
Are Rachel and Brayden from Bachelor in Paradise Season 9 still together? No, it does not. According to Reality Steve, Rachel Recchia (The Bachelor Season 26 and The Bachelorette Season 19) and Brayden Bowers (The Bachelorette Season 20) are no longer together after breaking up in the middle of Bachelor in Paradise Season 9.
According to Reality Steve, Brayden is sent home in the fourth Rose Ceremony, while Rachel self-eliminates somewhere during Bachelor in Paradise Season 9.
Reality Steve also revealed that Rachel dated Tanner Courtad, a contestant from The Bachelorette Season 20, before she was eliminated, implying that she and Brayden split up before Tanner, who also took Brayden’s love interest, Kat Izzo, a contestant from The Bachelor Season 26, earlier in the season.
Who is Rachel Recchia dating Now?
Hannah Brown, Katie Thurston, Charity Lawson, and Rachel Recchia appear in the trailer for the upcoming season of Bachelor in Paradise (which is due to begin on Thursday, September 28).
While all four of these former Bachelorettes are on the beach, it has been announced that just one of these lovely women will be attempting to find love on season 9 of Bachelor in Paradise. Rachel Recchia is the one and only Rachel Recchia.
Rachel will be the second former lead to go to Bachelor in Paradise after her season, following Becca Kufrin, who fell in love with her now-fiancé, Thomas Jacobs, during season 7.
Fans of The Bachelor series can get a sneak peek of Rachel’s Bachelor in Paradise experience if they keep their eyes peeled based on the teaser…
Rachel shares a passionate kiss with what appears to be Jordan Vandergriff, a suitor from her season of The Bachelorette, within the first 40 seconds of the teaser. Even though the couple didn’t have a spark when they dated last year (leading him to be sent home in week two), it appears like this flame may have finally lit on the beach. “Getting a second chance is insane. “I believe everything happens for a reason,” Rachel exclaimed after kissing Jordan.
While their relationship appears to be going well, Jordan isn’t the only man Rachel is spotted flirting with on Bachelor in Paradise.
Later in the trailer, we see Rachel on a date with (you guessed it) Brayden Bowers, the man with whom she was connected at the hip during last night’s “After the Final Rose” episode. “A toast to finding someone who can match my crazy,” Brayden stated as he and Rachel clinked champagne glasses.