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On last night's Bachelor in Paradise, someone else bowed out voluntarily, but before we get into that, let's discuss the unquestioned highlight of the episode:

Michelle Kujawa.

Last week, we saw her exit the Bachelor in Paradise premiere at the rose ceremony, hinting that there was no one there for her ... and that she already found love.

Which was it? Both. Let us explain ...

Michelle Kujawa Bikini Photo

It turns out that when she arrived in Mexico, she met a producer for the show named Ryan Putz, and was banging him before and after the premiere episode.

Michelle Kujawa, having eliminated herself abruptly, was in her hotel room with Ryan when someone from the show decided to check up on her.

Ryan hid on a balcony to avoid getting spotted, then for reasons unknown, felt he had to jump to freedom ... from 25 feet up. He broke both ankles.

While this had nothing to do with anything really, it was a reminder that there's some reality left in reality TV, and in the case of Michelle and Ryan, hilariously so.

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While Chris Soules has long been considered the front-runner to be The Bachelor on ABC, another option is reportedly being strongly considered by producers:

Nick Viall.

Nick and Andi

The selection of Andi Dorfman's runner-up, still in many ways an enigma, would be bewildering on one hand, and make perfect sense on the other.

Many fans, and fellow competitors, felt Nick was calculating and insincere, even cocky in his pursuit of Andi Dorfman, who ultimately went with hunky Josh Murray.

Making matters worse was Nick asking Andi why they made love if she wasn't going to pick him in this awkward After the Final Rose confrontation.

At the same time, there's no doubt that Viall was genuinely, emotionally crushed by the woman of his dreams, and that he didn't mean to humiliate Dorfman.

If anyone deserves a second shot at love, it's Nick.

"Viewers are interested in what he has to say," says a show insider of Viall, who is in the running along with both Farmer Chris and Arie Luyendyk Jr.

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One year ago this week, The Bachelorette star Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried got engaged on the show after he earned her coveted final rose.

Now, Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray own the majority of that spotlight, but the fire still burns between Des and Chris, who are still together and happy.

And getting married this winter!

Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried Smile

Desiree Hartsock's bridal shower was held in Hollywood last weekend, and upon her return to Seattle, where they now live, they dished on their plans.

They are aiming for this coming January, Hartsock and Siegfried say, and are "thinking an intimate wedding with about 125 people,” according to Chris.

Will ABC air it? The two are open to that as well. “We are up for sharing it,” says Siegfried. “Our entire love story unfolded in front of (millions of viewers.)”

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Suffice it to say, reigning Bachelor winner Nikki Ferrell is not keen on the new spinoff Bachelor In Paradise, which premiered last night on ABC.

She says she'd rather stab herself than watch it.

Nikki Ferrell, Juan Galavis

The blonde pediatric nurse accepted a final rose from reviled Season 18 Bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis, who is outspoken about his dislike of the franchise.

Nikki is following suit lately, ripping The Bachelorette producers for last week's After the Final Rose special and now laying into Bachelor in Paradise.

"Everyone keeps asking if I'm gonna watch Bachelor In Paradise. To be honest I'd rather stab pencils in my eyeballs. #trainwreck," she wrote.

Yeah. The outspoken 27-year-old is not a fan.

Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell have defied the odds by staying together this long, and broken from tradition by ... well, bashing the show a lot.

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Love is in the air for The Bachelorette stars these days.

As you know, Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray are engaged and over the moon, while Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum are expecting a baby boy together.

Now only that, Andi's predecessor Desiree Hartsock is one step closer to being a blushing bride after celebrating with a bridal shower in L.A. last weekend!

Desiree Hartsock Bridal Shower Photo

Fellow Bachelor faces Ali Fedotowsky, Daniella McBride (who was ousted on Monday's Bachelor in Paradise premiere) and Jackie Parr were on hand.

"I'm so happy with so many friends around right now I am going to burst at the seams with happiness!!!" she captioned the photo with Ali, McBride and Parr.

The glowing bride-to-be, a bridal stylist by trade who is engaged to Chris Siegfried, gushed that this was the "BEST bridal shower anyone could ask for!!"

Ali Fedotowsky posted her own photo of herself and Desiree Hartsock mugging for the camera, captioned "Someone's getting married!!!! #DesireesBridalShower."

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Even though we were advised against it by a team of therapists, we watched Bachelor in Paradise on ABC. And we've got the recap for you here.

With 13 former contestants from The Bachelor and Bachelorette headed to Tulum, Mexico to find love, you know what they'll truly discover is drama.

Seven women, six men you barely remember from the original shows, even if you're a major fan of the reality franchise. It's a match made in ... paradise.

With Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray engaged, happy and done with the show, the lucky contestants looking for love and 15 minutes of fame are:

  • Robert Graham (Desiree's season)
  • Ben Scott (Desiree's season)
  • Graham Bunn (DeAnna's season) 
  • Marquel Martin (Andi's season)
  • Marcus Grodd (Andi's season)
  • Dylan Petitt (Andi's season)
  • Michelle Kujawa (Jake's season) 
  • Clare Crawley (Juan Pablo's season)
  • Elise Mosca (Juan Pablo's season)
  • Lacy Faddoul (Juan Pablo's season)
  • Sarah Herron (Sean's season)
  • AshLee Frazier (Sean's season)
  • Daniella McBride (Sean's season)

However, later in the episode, in walked Michelle Money from Brad Womack‘s season, looking to join the fray and ruffle as many feathers as possible.

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The Bachelor stars Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell were doomed from the start as a couple, at least according to the vast majority of Bachelor Nation.

It barely registered as a surprise, then, when rumors of their split surfaced this summer following reports of Juan Pablo getting his flirt on with another woman.

The celebrity gossip publications and readers alike have been proven wrong, however, as the two remain not only together, but happier than ever.

"We're doing great," Ferrell says. "We are very happy together."

Juan Pablo Galavis, Nikki Ferrell Photograph

"People are going to say what they want to say," Juan Pablo tells People. "I can't pay attention to any of that. I don't like to read what people write."

"They don't know us and what our relationship is all about."

Adds Nikki Ferrell, his final rose recipient last winter: "He does a better job of ignoring it than I do. I read what people say, and it does hurt my feelings."

"I'm only human. But really, we are happy and doing well."

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They say first impressions are everything, but if that were the case, Andi Dorfman would be engaged to Nick Viall right now and not Josh Murray.

The Bachelorette star gave Nick her first impression rose. Josh? "He walked out of the limo and I thought, 'Oh, I'm in trouble,'" Andi recalls nnow.

"I thought, 'He's got to have a big ego.' I almost sent him home the first night!"

Josh and Andi
Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray on The Bachelorette. They are a great-looking duo.

How quickly things changed for Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray.

"At a certain point I realized, 'He's my type,' but he's totally different than anybody else I've dated," she says, and despite Nick's valiant efforts, the rest is history.

Murray proposed, and their heartwarming final rose ceremony will soon be followed up by an encore that will make it official. Says a show insider, "They'll marry soon."

And on TV! People confirms a TV wedding is in the works for the couple, a la successful Bachelor(ette) stars Jason Mesnick, Ashley Hebert and Sean Lowe in recent years.

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Former Bachelor star Sean Lowe has the distinction of being the only one of 17 stars of the ABC franchise to marry the woman he chose on the finale.

That's right, The Bachelor is 1-for-17, or 1-for-18 if you count total seasons and both of Brad Womack's failed attempts at finding love, in that regard.

To be fair, Jason Mesnick married his runner-up after changing his mind, and The Bachelorette is slightly more respectable, especially in recent years.

Sean knows what he's talking about when it comes to making a relationship work, so Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray might want to heed his advice:

  • Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici Red Carpet Pic
  • Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray Pic

"Dear Andi, Josh Is Not Your Soul Mate."

In a blog post titled exactly that, Lowe offered both his congratulations and his wisdom to Andi Dorfman, cautioning her that the hard part is still ahead.

"I couldn't be happier for the new couple and wish them nothing but love and happiness going forward," wrote Sean who married Catherine Giudici on ABC.

But here's a reality check: "Nobody told Catherine and me that our toughest challenge would come after we rode those elephants off into the sunset."

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The Bachelorette has just wrapped its 10th season, with Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray engaged, moving in together, over the moon and talking about a spring wedding.

Will the Atlanta lovebirds actually make it to the altar, however?

The very first woman to star as The Bachelorette, Trista Sutter (nee Rehn), married her final rose recipient. She remains the franchise's standard-bearer.

After Trista came a long dry spell of ill-fated romances which fizzled, some after a relatively decent amount of time and others very, very quickly.

Two of the last three Bachelorette stars prior to Andi are in long-term relationships, however, as the reality show is experiencing a recent renaissance.

Where will she and Josh rank when all is said and done?

Check out this list of the 10 Bachelorette stars ranked by relationship length and see what kind of competition the ABC show's latest love match is up against:

Andi Dorfman
Andi Dorfman found love with Josh Murray on The Bachelorette. Will this romance last longer than her precedessors?!

The Bachelor Quotes

There’s still a lot of growing to do in our relationship. We will not tie the knot until I am mentally and physically prepared as well as Matt.

Shayne Lamas

It was a fairytale proposal like I’ve always dreamed about. I forgot that there [were] cameras around. In that moment, it was just Matt and I and it was the most amazing moment of my entire life.

Shayne Lamas [on proposal by Matt Grant]
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