‘Bachelor in Paradise’: Apparently the Weddings in Paradise Aren’t Legally Binding

Bachelor in Paradise is winding down. It’s that time in the season where people are starting to look around and wonder if the person they are currently dating is the one for them or if they are in a relationship that is going absolutely nowhere.

There are several couples who are in relationships that appear to be growing, while some people are scrambling to have a spark with anyone. Basically, things are getting pretty serious.

Soon, some people will walk away with engagement rings while others will leave the beach broken-hearted.

Does Paradise actually work?

People have limited faith in whether or not The Bachelor or any of the shows in the franchise can actually help people find love. But, unlike its predecessors, Bachelor in Paradise has quite a good success rate when it comes to couples staying together.

On season one of the show, Marcus Grodd and Lacy Faddoul ended up getting engaged. Then Jade and Tanner Tolbert met on season two, got married, and the two currently have two BIP babies together.

Carly Waddell also met Evan Bass on BIP. Initially, Waddell wasn’t attracted to Bass at all and had a hard time taking him seriously. But through the magic of Paradise, Bass was able to win her over and now they are happily married with one kid and a baby on the way.

Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon also met on Paradise. But their road to wedded bliss contained a few detours. Initially, Haibon broke up with Iaconetti, insisting that he didn’t see her as more than a friend. The two appeared on another season of BIP together, as well. But it took Iaconetti moving on with former Bachelorette Canada contestant Kevin Wendt for Haibon to realized that he wanted to be with her.

View this post on Instagram

Mission Accomplished.

A post shared by Ashley Iaconetti Haibon (@ashley_iaconetti) on

Chris Randone and Krystal Nielson were the villains on their respective seasons of The Bachelorette and The Bachelor. But when they came to Paradise, they met one another and shed their villain ways for true love. Their wedding was shown on the current season of BIP.

Are the weddings real?

If you’re a fan of BIP, then you know that several of the people who have gotten engaged in Paradise, go on to have their wedding on the beach, as well.

Typically, the cast of the current season is also invited to the wedding, some of which the bride and groom probably don’t know at all. Which leaves some people to wonder, how much of the wedding is actually real and how much of it is just for the show.

Well, apparently, the weddings in Mexico aren’t legally binding because civil ceremonies are the only ones that are recognized there.

Most couples have a legal ceremony in the U.S. before jetting off to Mexico to have their television wedding. But if they fail to do so, they won’t be legally married.

That is exactly what happened to season one’s Grodd and Faddoul, who were never officially married.

“When we came back, we were supposed to start the paperwork,”Faddoul told Life & Style after they split. “but she stalled. “I feel duped.”