Bachelor in Paradise Season 5: Meet the Gorgeous Cast!

ABC has announced the full cast for Bachelor in Paradise Season 5.

You remember Bachelor in Paradise, right? 

The series that nearly got canceled due to a dangerous mixture of alcohol and sex?

With those assault allegations apparently totally in the past, the network is moving ahead with a new batch of disposed Bachelor and Bachelorette suitors, all looking for love on reality television (at least) one more time.

Who has been tabbed to get wasted and have intercourse while pretending to develop real feelings for a potential wife or husband?

Find out below!


She’s a model who was kicked off Nick Viall’s season on the very first night. We know basically nothing about her.


She suffered through Arie’s season of The Bachelor and made it known that she was in a bumper car accident AND got attacked by a dog in her past.


Remember when she wore just a sports bra on a date with Nick Viall? Granted, they were on a track and field date. Anyway… she’s on the show.


That’s her real name, we checked. She nearly made it to the end of Winter Games in a relationship with Jordan, the former Bachelor in New Zealand.


She received the first impression rose from Arie… and then it was all downhill from there basically. She was sent packing shortly thereafter.


He was just kicked off Becca’s season after arriving in a chicken suit on the first night. He then fell off of the top bunk and broke his nose. He ended his epic run by being sent home on the two-on-one date.

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Danielle Lombard Talks Dean Unglert, Bachelor in Paradise

You either get sent home the hero or stay on camera long enough to become the Bachelor villain, we guess.

Or, if you’re Dean Unglert, you apparently do both.

Now Danielle Lombard is sharing exactly what she thinks of their time together, of Dean himself, and of being on Bachelor in Paradise.

No, she doesn’t comment on Justin Bieber creeping on her photos.

Speaking to Us Weekly, Danielle Lombard reveals exactly how she feels about Dean Unglert after he made an ass of himself, just as promised.

“Dean is the kind of person who changes his mind every couple of days, maybe even every couple of hours.”

After the way that he darted back and forth between her and Kristina Schulman, we can see why she would feel that way.

“He doesn’t really know what he wants.”


And, of course, Dean proclaimed his love for Kristina.

“When I heard that I was just like, ‘You know what? You still have a lot of stuff to figure out.’”

Danielle’s a wise girl.

“We had talked about doing things in the future together and had made plans to hang out, so it was surprising he had changed his mind.”

She had a lot more to say to Us, though. About Dean anda bout her overall experience.

“The way the producers made it seem like there was greater opportunity to meet someone that you could have a relationship with outside of the show. I was honestly hesitant to do Paradise because of the stigma it has of it being like spring break and everyone is hooking up.”

Yeah, that’s kind of the show.

“But everyone I talked to that did the show, whether they had a great edit or not, said it was an incredible experience.”

She went on and initially was considering someone else entirely.

“It wasn’t like Dean was my only option and I was only pursuing him. Ben Z and I actually had a very nice time together. I knew him before the show because he’s one of Jasmine’s good friends. In Paradise, I was trying to see if we had a connection. I think he’s a great person, but I just didn’t feel the chemistry with him. It’s funny because they just don’t show that!”

Well, editing is what they use to tell stories.

Plus, there’s only so much time in a season.

Danielle really set out to avoid love triangle shenanigans. Alas.

“When I sat down and talked to the girls, I wanted them to tell me who they liked. I wanted them to speak up the way Jasmine did to Christen [Whitney] like, ‘No, I really like this guy. Don’t go after him or I’ll kill you.’ Whether we’re friends or not, if someone says that to me I would go find someone else.”

Well, yeah, especially if they’re including a death threat.

“When I talked to Dean, he told me he and Kristina did hang out during the break but that he wanted to pump the brakes. He wanted to date other people and had encouraged her to do the same thing. And when I talked to Kristina, she said that they weren’t in a relationship either. I figured I would spend time with him and if there wasn’t a connection, at least I would know and I could try and pursue another relationship.”

Danielle talks about how she and Dean bonded.

“We’re both very light-hearted people. I think that was one of the main differences between my relationship with him versus Kristina’s. He was just someone that I felt super comfortable with. We laugh all the time and we’re very smiley people.”

They casual ease to their relationship came across as “shallow” for some viewers.

“I just felt like we had this light-hearted connection where we just wanted to have fun. We didn’t want to put pressure on ourselves with the thought of getting engaged at the end of this. We just wanted to get to know each other in a more relaxed setting.”

But that wasn’t to be.

“I knew the situation between me, Kristina, and him caused a lot of stress. I think in the back of my mind I knew it was a possibility that he would want to leave separately. It was still hard for me to hear, though. I was like, ‘If he’s having doubts, I don’t want to get involved with someone like that. I rather he tell me now so we can move on separately.’ But that’s not what happened afterwards.”

Yeah, “doubts” isn’t quite the word for that level of indecisiveness.

Afterwards, when Dean called her up, she really let him have it.

“I gave it to him straight. I said, ‘You don’t know what you want. You made a complete fool of me on national television. You literally told me you loved someone else and now you’re calling me saying you want to hang out. I just don’t understand your thought process.'”

Dean wasn’t prepared to take all of the blame.

“He told me that he was encouraged to say those things. I just think it was his way of saving face at the end of Paradise. He came over to my hotel room and we talked some more. As soon as we got back to L.A., we hung out with each other and started this off camera relationship that I thought was going in the right direction. “

“I’m definitely frustrated with [Dean]. I think he’s been very dismissive of our relationship and continues to allude that he only pursued me because of my looks.”

Danielle has shot down that idea a lot on Instagram.

“I’ve never been in a position or a relationship where I’ve felt so disrespected by someone. It’s frustrating because he told me he would have my back and stand up for me but at the end of the day, he just saves himself instead of being honest about things.”

Dean may have blown his relationship and ruined his chance at being the Bachelor unless he has a really powerful redemption arc.

“It’s a lesson learned moving forward. I don’t hate him but I am disappointed.”

You know what? A lot of us feel that way about Dean right now.


Bachelor in Paradise Recap: Who’s Still Together?

On Bachelor in Paradise Season 4 Episode 9, the fun in the sun came to an end south of the border, but were any couples left standing?

What dramatic events would make or break some of the love-struck castaways as their final days in Paradise drew to a close?

When the episode got underway, we quickly found out that the couples could leave separately, together or have a date with the opportunity of hitting up a fantasy suite. 

Lacey and Daniel were up first, and it became clear as day that there was something between them. Lacey wanted to spend the night with Daniel. 

“I’m not done with you yet. Come to your king.” Yes, he actually said that, and we at THG think he’s hilarious. He made a sordid joke about Lacey getting ready for the “Fourth of July” in his pants.

Yes, she liked the joke. She’s a keeper.  

Jack wanted to leave Paradise with Christen hand in hand, and Christen freaked out over it. 

“I can’t leave here as a couple,” she says. “We are acquaintances right now!”

Um, that’s not a nice way to put it, and all of a sudden we feel like these two will not stand the test of time. Jack was confused, but it proved the pair had very different stances on the relationship. 

“Up until this point, we’ve talked about the weather,” she says about the whole incident, before Jack leaves on his very own mobile. Yes, they are so soo over. 

Raven and Adam decided that the fantasy suite could be a fun way to get to know each other a little better, which is pretty great. Adam loves how “easy things are with her.”

Yeah, he totally said that. 

Things between Dean and Danielle quickly went south. Danielle wanted to hit up the fantasy suite, but then Dean revealed that Kristina was still on his mind. 


He revealed he was in love with Kristina and had to part ways with her for that reason. 

“I literally hate myself right now,” he says. He may have tried to be a player, but he proved he has a heart. That’s the main thing we’re getting from his actions. 

Dom called time on the relationship with Diggy, but never really gave much of a reason, so hopefully get an update on them later. 

When it came to Robby and Amanda, it seemed like everything was going well … until Amanda started crying. 

“Do you really see that?” she asked after he claimed they could work together out of Paradise. Robby started wailing as she let him down. 

Maybe she did not want to rush into things after what happened with her and Josh Murray. Either that, or she’s holding out hope to become the Bachelorette. 

Lacey and Daniel went on their first official date, and it was evident they were falling for each other. They decided to leave Paradise as a couple and indulged in some fun in the fantasy suite. 

When Taylor and Derek went on their date, she said she needed to know the sex was good before dropping the L-bomb. Dean was happy enough to show her his moves, so they made their way to the fantasy suite like it was a race. 

Raven and Adam questioned whether they could really be a thing and have sex, but we never got an answer straight away. 

Chris was joined by Jaimi, Diggy, Dominique, Emily, Haley, Jasmine, Alexis, Jack Stone, D. Lo, Christen, Dean, Danielle M., and Kristina.

Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson were then brought out together. The big controversy was over, and they were able to move on with their lives. 

Dean revealed that it was difficult for him to see Kristina because he felt so strongly for her, but they were not together. It did seem like there was the potential for them to meet up, but we don’t know as of yet if they will. 

But then Danielle revealed that Dean called her ONE HOUR after leaving Paradise. Did he feel bad, or did he put on a show for the cameras?

Amanda then revealed that she gave Robby a chance but, it was just not working and the twins tried to accuse him of cheating. 

As if that was not bad enough, Lacey revealed that Daniel said his feelings were a lie and he put on a show for the cameras. 

Chris played an audio recording from the morning after their final date and Daniel said some damning things. 

“Lacey might like me a little bit more than I like her. I could never change my Facebook status to ‘in a relationship with Lacey.’”

What a snake. 

But Raven and Adam are still together, so there’s that. It’s been a long road for them, but at least their feelings are real. 

Derek then asked Taylor to marry him. So, at least we have one proposal. 

That’s a wrap on Bachelor in Paradise Season 4. 

What did you think of it?

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Dean Unglert: SHADED by Rachel Lindsay Over Bachelor in Paradise Breakup!

Dean Unglert went from everyone’s blue eyed dream to making a lot of people upset on Bachelor in Paradise. Why? Well … love triangle shenanigans, basically.

Those shenanigans came to an end on Monday night’s episode with a breakup that didn’t really make anybody happy.

Among the people who responded were Rachel Lindsay, Dean’s own ex, who tweeted some serious shade in his direction.

Remember when Dean Unglert said that he made an ass of himself in Paradise?

Well … he’s as good as his word.

Until this week’s episode, Dean had been juggling both Danielle Lombard and Kristina Schulman

And yeah, we get it — Bachelor in Paradise is all about figuring out who, if anyone, is right for you.

Dating the first person you see might not be the best plan.

There’s also an argument to be made that people aren’t necessarily well-suited for monogamy, but we’ll get to that in a moment.

Because, though Kristina came across as sympathetic and she and Dean seemed to have a real connection (while Dean also hooked up with Danielle and Danielle didn’t restrict herself exclusively to Dean, either), Dean ended up choosing Danielle.

A lot of fans were crushed.

Some of them were rooting for Dean and Kristina.

A lot of them were rooting for Kristina to find happiness.

Others were just rooting for Dean to stay the endearing, precious boy they’d seen on The Bachelorette.

So there was a lot of disappointment. All around.

As we mentioned, Rachel Lindsay — who competed alongside Kristina Schulman for Nick Viall’s hand on The Bachelor before becoming the Bachelorette and finding love … or whatever … with Bryan Abasolo, threw some shade at Dean over the whole affair.

She tweeted this:

“Never settle @kristinaschulma ….love you girl.”

She followed that up with a kissing emoji.

You may notice that she doesn’t mention Dean by name.

But her “never settle” message is a reminder that they now have two exes in common, and a diss against Dean.

Rachel is implying that Dean isn’t worthy of Kristina, and that Kristina — like Rachel — could do better.

Maybe so.

It may have also occurred to you that Rachel Lindsay has a whole lot of nerve tweeting anything at anybody about breaking up with the wrong person.

She’s kind of an expert on the subject, but that’s not the same as being an authority on which breakups are smart or not.

Sorry if we’re not going to take romantic advice from the woman who chose a guy who says whatever she wants to hear and left Peter Kraus a sobbing mess.

For his part, Dean Unglert posted this to Instagram:

His heartbreaking caption?

“You were out of my league.”

A friend of mine DMed this post to me as soon as she saw it to make sure that I had seen it, because there are a lot of feels to be had.

Honestly, we think that Kristina and Dean just got swept up in it all.

Dean, in particular, was basically on the rebound after making it almost to the very end of The Bachelorette.

Like, Rachel Lindsay met his dad. He wasn’t just on for a few episodes to get his name out there.

As we mentioned, monogamy isn’t right for everyone.

For some people, it’s the only way for them to have a relationship.

For others, it’s unnatural and monogamy culture — and especially the idea that there’s exactly one person out there who’s right for you — is horrifying.

There are a lot of successful polyamorous relationships, and with social acceptance, that is growing.

We’d love to see a Bachelor series with an emphasis on polyamory, but we’re sure that it will take years before enough viewers are open-minded enough to tune in.

On such a show, maybe this love triangle wouldn’t have been so devastating. Maybe it would have just been, you know, a normal triad.

If that would work for all three of them, anyway.

Not everybody’s cut out to be polyamorous.

We think that, within the Bachelor Nation, Dean can get past this.

Dean is, after all, a young guy who’s openly admitted that he has more maturing to do.

And that was before he went on Bachelor in Paradise.

Dean is not going to be the next Bachelor, but we’d love to see him on the next season of Bachelor in Paradise.

And maybe, in a couple of years, after he’s had his “redemption arc” on camera, he could make an amazing — and still quite young — leading man.

And, for what it’s worth, we wish Kristina Schulman the best.