On Sunday, Warner Bros, announced that filming in Mexico had ceased for the new season of “Paradise” following “allegations of misconduct” after an incident between DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios, and the large cast of reality stars was sent home from Puerto Vallarta over the weekend.
Jackson was the only suitor from the current “Bachelorette” season who had officially been announced as a cast member on “Paradise”, as his dismissal from the show has already aired. However, three men who are still vying for Rachel Lindsay‘s heart this season — which was filmed months ago — were spotted flying home with the rest of the “Paradise” cast.
Former suitor Derek Peth — who competed for JoJo Fletcher’s favor during the last season of “The Bachelorette” and was a confirmed cast member on the ill-fated season of “Paradise” — posed for a photo with Iggy Rodriguez and Diggy Moreland, which Rodriguez posted to Instagram on Sunday, with the caption, “#airportchronicles.”
Rodriguez and Moreland have not been eliminated as contestants on Lindsay’s season of “The Bachelorette”, leading to speculation that their possible involvement with “Bachelor in Paradise” could mean that they aren’t the suitors who win Lindsay’s heart.
Stone was pictured in a fan’s group shot of the other “Paradise” contestants at the Puerto Vallerta airport.
Sarah Vendal and Astrid Loch — who competed for Nick Viall’s heart on the most recent season of “The Bachelor” — were also spotted traveling with other “Paradise” contestants, despite not having been confirmed as cast members in any official press releases.
On Monday, Rodriguez and Moreland sat down for an Instagram Live session, but were upfront about not being able to discuss anything related to the “Paradise” shutdown.
“It seems like something happening in paradise, we’re not gonna touch that at all,” Moreland said. “We are not touching anything that’s “Paradise”-related. We don’t know anything.”
A source close to “Paradise” told ET that the show’s suspension came after a producer became uncomfortable when Jackson and Olympios allegedly starting hooking up in the pool after the cast had been “drinking all day.” The source also said that “the show will probably be done. Like, for good.”
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