Bachelor in Paradise

Bachelor In Paradise stars: Where are they now?

Break-ups, make ups and some major beauty transformations... these reality TV stars are still bringing plenty of drama to the table.

By Jess Pullar
The best thing about Bachelor in Paradise is that there's no questioning whether it'll make great television, because it's already made great television.
Indeed we've already seen all of the contestants grace our screens in some shape or form over the past few years as The Bachelor and The Bachelorette continues to fulfil all our binge-watching guilty pleasures.
But as we gear up for a brand new season of the hybrid reality haven that is BIP, there's a lot of questions we want answered now - especially after seeing who's gracing the new cast.
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First and foremost - what are the contestants from past seasons up to these days?
Well, upon undertaking some very important and investigative research, it seems our former favourite cast members are stirring up and living out their own drama in a lot of different ways.
Keep scrolling as we deep dive into what BIP's most renowned personalities are up to circa 2019!
WATCH: New trailer for BIP 2019 shows explosive argument between Richie and Alex. Story continues after video...

Tara Pavlovic

Arguably one of BIP's most memorable cast members after an explosive finale when she became engaged to Sam Cochrane, Tara is looking at a very different life to the one she came out of Fiji with in 2018.
In fact, you'd have been hard pressed not to be across what came next for Tara, who split with Sam in a bitter break up just a few months after the show aired.
Their once-fairy tale romance ended in a troubling spiral of accusations, with Sam referencing Tara's penchant for alcohol leading to verbal and physical abuse.
"I begged her to stop drinking and get counselling. You think it's going to get better and I kept telling myself we were under a lot of pressure," Sam told Woman's Day
But a night out was the nail in the coffin between the pair - getting into an argument in an Uber back to their hotel, Sam said Tara came at him like a "tornado."
"She bit my hand, my face and my back... I didn't actually realise how bad it was until I saw myself in the bathroom mirror."
Sam said Tara showed remorse in the morning, and he did give her another shot before officially calling it quits in June last year.
Tara and Sam had a very public breakup in 2018. (Image: Network Ten)
But it seems Tara has found love elsewhere these days.
In October 2018, it was revealed she was dating good friend Nick Shepardson, a plumber. The pair have both shared a number of pictures on their Instagram accounts looking very loved up.
"I'm dating my bestie, & it's the best," the former Bachie star wrote alongside a cute couple snap on her Instagram late last year.
We're happy if you're happy, Taz!
Tara is now loved up with plumber Nick Shepardson. (Image: Instagram)

Cass Wood

Known as the "stage-five-clinger" of Nick Cummins' season of The Bachelor, Cass quickly made an impression on her cast mates, and the Australian public.
Now, as a contestant on the upcoming season of BIP, we're ready for more Cass dramz - only we're not so sure there'll be a success story on the show itself for the blonde.
In fact, good old Cass seems to have found love somewhere else entirely foreign to this reality TV bunch - the real world! Gasp.
Cass has found love off-screen, according to our sources. (Image: Instagram)
In December 2018, after BIP had wrapped filming, Cass was spotted hanging out with a very handsome companion.
It was later revealed that the mysterious male is Warringah Rugby club player, Tyson Davis.
Cass has kept any budding relationships quiet on her social media channels this year (because spoilers are no fun) but we could be expecting this new romance to be confirmed after the show has aired...
Stay tuned!

Grant Kemp

Another golden BIP couple gone wrong was none other than Ali Oetjen and Grant Kemp.
The pair's breakup was big news when Grant accused Ali of cheating on him - which Ali later denied.
Now that she's all loved up with new beau Taite Radley, we got to wondering how Grant is going these days.
Well, it seems pretty well - or at least his Instagram suggests it.
Sharing pics of himself sitting in flash cars and attending parties-a-plenty, it looks like Grant is well and truly living his best life.
Grant looks like he's been having a grand old time! (Image: Instagram)

Alex Nation

She won Richie Strahan's heart back in the day, but things are looking very different for this blonde bombshell these days.
After breaking up with Richie the same year she stole it in 2017, Alex dated, and then became engaged to AFL teammate Maegan Luxa.
But things quickly spiralled between the pair, who split in early 2018.
Woman's Day revealed that the split was down to leading very different lifestyles, with Alex often "out living the high life at nightclubs and fashion shows" while Luxa would more often choose to stay home.
Alex and Maegan called it quits in 2018. (Image: Instagram)
Now, Nation is set to appear on the next season of BIP, and she's already caused a stir.
After filming wrapped, Now To Love were told by an insider that Alex had struck up a romance with fellow cast member Bill Goldsmith.
But it might be a bit hard to keep up with this one, as another new trailer for the new season showed sparks flying between her and fellow castmate Brooke Blurton.
The pair were shown sharing a kiss in the new trailer, with Alex saying in a voice over: "If a kiss is electric and amazing and you really feel it, you're on! I'm on!"
Love could be in the air for Alex! (Image: Network Ten)

Keira Maguire

After finding love with fellow cast mate Jarrod Woodgate, Australia revelled in their oh-so-sweet relationship.
But then, a text message changed everything.
Just months after getting together on the 2018 season of BIP, Jarrod apparently dumped Keira by text, reportedly because of her Instagram obsession.
But before we could bad mouth his bad taste in break-up methods, it seemed the pair were back on when Keira shared a sweet snap of her and Jarrod sharing New Year's Eve together.
Stop playing with our hearts, guys.
It seems the couple are still going strong, with Keira saying she's ready to "settle down and have children."
Here's hoping round two see's more success for the couple!
Keira and Jarrod reunited before New Years Eve in 2018. (Image: Instagram)

Ali Oetjen

As mentioned above, the familiar face of Ali Oetjen has stayed front and centre of our screens since she came runner up in the very first season of The Bachelor back in 2013.
Indeed the blonde has graced our screens not once, but twice more since her reality TV debut. She appeared on the aforementioned 2017 season of BIP after which she and cast mate Grant Kemp tried, and failed, to go the distance.
And in 2018, Ali took to our screens once again as the 2018 Bachelorette, where she met her current beau, Taite Radley.
It seems Ali and Taite are still well and truly loved up, with Ali recently sharing a cute couple snap and debuting a brand new raven 'do at the same time!
"My man turns 29! Surprise countryside getaway... Love you more than words " she captioned the pic.
New boo, new 'do for Ali! (Image: Instagram)

Megan Marx

Originally appearing on the 2016 season of The Bachelor, Megan Marx and fellow contestant Tiffany Scanlon surprised us all when they struck up a romance together as opposed to with the Bachelor himself, Richie Strahan.
And despite making international headlines as the first same-sex couple to stem from the Bachelor franchise, their relationship was sadly short lived, with the pair splitting in 2017.
Megan then appeared on BIP in 2018, winning the heart of another contestant, Jack Ellis.
Now grab a cuppa for this tale of love, it's a complicated one.
Megan Marx and Jake Ellis have had more than their fair share of ups and downs... (Image: Instagram)
A few months after the show had aired, Megan and Jake sadly called things quits, taking to their Instagram pages to share heartfelt messages.
"Jake is easily the biggest-hearted man I've ever met, and I'd be lying if I said this break-up has been anything but destroying," Megan wrote.
But wait, there's more! In November last year, Jake won Megan's heart back after writing her a series of love letters in a grand romantic gesture.
Apparently, Megan came home from a trip to Bali to find her apartment filled with roses, fairy lights and a home-cooked meal - how sweet.
Well, it was until a couple of weeks ago, when Megan revealed the couple had split up again, only this time she really meant it...
"It's done, it's over," she wrote.
And as finite as that seems, going by their track record we wouldn't be surprised if there's a rekindling of the flames down the track - stay tuned!
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