On May 22, 2018, Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon surprised fans when they announced their return in a KineticTV program The story about us. This news came after years of decline following their first meeting in Quarter 2 of Bachelor in Paradise.
Since then, Iaconetti and Haibon have captured a dog, married, and announced their intention to start a family. In the program of The story about us, Iaconetti and Haibon explained how their lasting relationship came to be.
Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon met on ‘Bachelor in Paradise’
Iaconetti was a contender for Chris Soules de Season Am Bachelor and Haibon appeared on Kaitlyn Bristowe ‘s season of Am Bachelorette. The two then met on Season 2 of Bachelor in Paradise which started in 2015.
“I remember walking downstairs Paradise and seeing him at the bar and it was the weirdest feeling. I was just so overwhelmed and drawn to him. It was really awful at first glance, ”Iaconetti added The story about us.
While Iaconetti had a keen interest in Haibon, the feeling was not mutually exclusive at the time. Both ended and the two left the second season of Bachelor in Paradise single.
Things were complicated between the two
Following Season 2 of Bachelor in Paradise, Iaconetti and Haibon struck a complicated friendship. After spending some time with friends, Iaconetti asked Haibon to take part in a charity event she was organizing.
The incident happened in October 2015, and things became more complicated between them when Haibon found himself torn about his feelings for Iaconetti.
“It was a different experience to be with someone in the show and then in real life,” he said The story about us. “I think that charity event was the first time I saw you in your element with your family and friends…”
“I knew he was looking at me and he was showing it too,” Iaconetti said.
“Oh I wanted you that night,” Haibon said.
The two continued to hang out and eventually went on a date, but Haibon ended their romantic relationship. When they appeared on Season 3 of Bachelor in Paradise in 2016, Iaconetti struggled with her feelings for Haibon. While the two tried to move on from each other, they both left the single season.
Jared Haibon started chasing Ashley Iaconetti
Bachelor: Winter Games broadcast in February 2018, and Iaconetti appeared on the TV show while Haibon appeared on it Bachelor in Paradise: Australia. Forward Bachelor: Winter Games, Iaconetti met and fell for Kevin Wendt.
This caused Haibon to realize his feelings. After their annual trip to St. Lucia joined Jade Tolbert and Tanner Tolbert in 2018, kissed Iaconetti and confessed how he felt. Despite Haibon’s confession, Iaconetti has so far followed Wendt until March 2018.
“I didn’t fool Kevin. I ended the relationship as he had run his course. And then Jared was still there, ”Iaconetti said.
Ashley married Iaconetti and Jared Haibon in 2019
Iaconetti and Haibon announced their return in May 2018 and Haibon recommended to Iaconetti just a few months later. The two engaged in June 2018 during a special screening of Season 5 of Bachelor in Paradise. Their engagement took place on ABC in September 2018.
After engaging, the couple grabbed a dog together. The couple then married in August 2019. In 2020, Iaconetti announced that she and Haibon planned to try to have children within the next year.