‘Bachelor in Paradise’: Are Connor Saeli and Whitney Fransway Still Together after Paradise?
If you are one of the lucky few people to click with someone early on in the season, like Hannah Godwin and Dylan Barbour, you can ride Paradise out in relationship bliss. But, if you are like the rest of the cast on this season of BIP, you’ll probably have more than a few breakdowns and maybe even get your heart broken on television. But hey, high risk means high reward, as they say.
Connor Saeli and Caelynn Miller-Keyes
Coming into Paradise late can be hard. At a certain point in the season, most people are already coupled up and no one is really open to making new connections.
Connor Saeli came to Paradise at the perfect time for a newcomer. Caelynn Miller-Keyes had just been dumped by Dean Unglert and was ready for someone to come onto the beach who could take her mind off of the heartbreak.
When Saeli arrived, he and Miller-Keyes got together almost instantly. Their relationship seemed easy and natural. It was smooth sailing for the two until Dean Unglert decided to come back to Paradise.
When Unglert returned, he told Miller-Keyes that he had been thinking about her non-stop since he left. He was finally ready to be in a relationship with her and wanted her to leave the show with him.
Unfortunately for Saeli, this was all Miller-Keyes ever wanted and she was more than happy to leave with Unglert.
Saeli and Whitney Fransway
There was only one other person that Saeli had his eye on that could come onto the beach. At Chris Randone and Krystal Nielson’s wedding, Saeli hit it off with Whitney Fransway from Nick Viall’s season of The Bachelor.
“It’s hard when 90 percent of the people here have found a connection with someone and are pursuing that and I haven’t really found that,” Saeli said on last night’s episode of BIP. “Revian’s a cool girl, but I didn’t feel like I clicked with her, exactly. But at the wedding, I met Whitney. She’s gorgeous. We had a couple of good conversations. Honestly, I can’t stop thinking about her. Whitney is the only one that I’m super interested in. If she doesn’t come, I’ll probably just leave. I’m not here to get a friendship rose. I genuinely came here to find someone, to find love. If that’s not happening…I don’t want to be here.”
Luckily, Fransway was also excited to get to know Saeli better.
“I’m going to Paradise to meet Connor!” Fransway told cameras before arriving in Paradise. “We had this amazing conversation at the wedding. I’m just excited to get there and I really want to explore and see if there’s something between us.”
But sadly, Saeli left the beach shortly before Fransway arrived.
“I’m just shocked and a little taken aback right now,” she said of his exit. “There really wasn’t a doubt in my mind that Connor was going to be on the beach and I’m just trying to figure out what to do.”
Not ready to give up on Saeli, Fransway left the beach and went to his hotel room.
“I can’t believe this is happening!” Saeli said when he saw her. “All I wanted was for you to come down and go on a date, so this is the best.”
And Fransway had high hopes for their future.
“You never know — there’s so many couples who come out of Paradise,” she said in a confessional. “We met at a wedding this year and you never know what’s going to happen next year!”
Are Fransway and Saeli still together?
While relationships fall together quickly on Paradise, they often don’t last once the cameras stop rolling.
But Saeli and Fransway may still be making it work in real life.
While the episode was airing, Saeli commented on their relationship.
“It all worked out in the end,” he tweeted.
And according to Bachelor guru, Reality Steve, the two are still together.