‘Bachelor in Paradise’: Why Did Abigail Heringer and Noah Erb Break Up? Are They Back Together and Dating Now?

Many Bachelor in Paradise fans were floored when Abigail Heringer and Noah Erb split in season 7. The reality stars got together in the first episode. But things started falling apart closer to the end of the cycle. So why did Noah and Abigail break up and did they get back together after Bachelor in Paradise 2021? Here’s what we know about the relationship now, including a theory from Bachelor Nation spoiler guru Reality Steve.

[Spoiler alert: This article contains potential spoilers about Noah Erb and Abigail Heringer from Bachelor in Paradise Season 7.]

What happened to Abigail Heringer and Noah Erb in ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ 2021?

Abigail Heringer and Noah Erb together the ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Season 7 finale in 2021
Abigail Heringer and Noah Erb in ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ 2021 | Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images

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Abigail and Noah got together in the Bachelor in Paradise Season 7 premiere. The couple received the first one-on-one date, and they really hit it off. But the relationship seemed much slower than others on the beach.

Finally, Noah told Abigail that he was falling in love with her in episode 10 of BIP. But Abigail froze and didn’t say it back, which resulted in a difficult discussion during Paradise Prom. In the end, Noah broke up with Abigail because he realized she wasn’t his person.

“I’ve started to form genuine feelings for you,” Noah told Abigail. “I know the strong feelings I have for you, but I’ve been trying to force something that I want when deep down I know, like, I don’t know if you’re my person.”

Are Noah Erb and Abigail Heringer back together after ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ now?

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When Noah decided to end the relationship in Bachelor in Paradise Season 7 Episode 10, Abigail was understandably frustrated. She was confused why Noah would tell her he was falling in love before breaking up with her the next day. So naturally, many Bachelor Nation fans have been wondering whether Abigail and Noah get back together to make their romance work after BIP

When Bachelor in Paradise Season 7 wrapped filming, many fans noticed that Noah and Abigail were hanging out. They’ve been spotted multiple times. Then on Sept. 29, Reality Steve claimed Abigail and Noah “got back together fairly soon after leaving Mexico.” The blogger also shared a photo of the two together in Tulsa, Oklahoma, via Twitter on Oct. 1.

Reality Steve predicts why Abigail Heringer and Noah Erb broke up on the show instead of leaving together

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Now, many Bachelor in Paradise fans are patiently waiting for an official update from Noah and Abigail. But other viewers have been wondering why the reality stars decided to break up if they truly got back together post-Paradise. In the Sept. 29 blog post, Reality Steve shared a possible reason.

“We know Noah and Abigail have been together post show, and watching that ‘break up’ last night clearly seemed producer driven to me,” the blogger wrote. “We see this every season essentially where a couple that seems to be fine, one of them just breaks it off and they get back together post show. … It kinda seems like Noah was maybe urged or pushed in that direction to end things with Abigail for dramatic purposes.”

Reality Steve continued, “It’s clear production has their storylines of what they want on the show, and for whatever reason, every season they’ll pick one or two couples and get in one of their ears to get them to break up on the show.”

Whatever happened between Abigail and Noah ahead of the Bachelor in Paradise Season 7 finale, it seems they might’ve still found their happy ending. So cheers to that.

Update: Following the Bachelor in Paradise finale, Noah and Abigail confirmed they are still together on Instagram. Abigail posted a photo of herself kissing her boyfriend.

“I love you @noah_erb,” Abigail wrote.

The Bachelorette Season 18 with Michelle Young begins Oct. 19, 2021.