Does the ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Cast Like Kristian Haggerty?

Bachelor in Paradise closed for the season months ago, but that hasn’t stopped fans of the show from checking in on their favorite cast members. Though three couples got engaged during this season of BIP, Demi Burnett and Kristian Haggerty are arguably the most loved and supported couple of the three. But Haggerty and Burnett have certainly faced their fair share of criticism. Not only are they the franchise’s first same-sex couple in over 17 years of filming, but Haggerty was the first person on Bachelor in Paradise who was not formerly a cast member on The Bachelor or The Bachelorette.

Bachelor in Paradise cast members Demi Burnett and Kristian Haggerty
Demi Burnett and Kristian Haggerty | John Fleenor via Getty Images

When Burnett stepped on the Bachelor in Paradise beach this Summer, nobody could have predicted that she’d leave engaged to Haggerty. Hailing from Colton Underwood’s season of The Bachelor, she quickly formed a connection with Derek Peth. However, it became clear that Burnett’s heart was elsewhere when she began being emotionally distant with Peth. When Burnett finally admitted to Chris Harrison that her mind was still on Haggerty, whom she’d dated in between filming The Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise, he flew Haggerty out to surprise Burnett.

How Demi Burnett and Kristian Haggerty got engaged

Of course, we all know what happened next. Haggerty agreed to stay on the beach, the pair fell deeper in love and ended their television journey in an engagement. While most fans were thrilled for the couple, others felt that Haggerty’s sudden appearance and subsequent stay on the beach was unfair. They argued that because she was not a bachelor alum, she shouldn’t have been allowed to be on the show and take up screen time. But just how did other members of the Bachelor in Paradise cast feel about Haggerty?

Does the Bachelor in Paradise cast like Kristian Haggerty?

Despite not being an official alum of The Bachelor, the Bachelor in Paradise cast has shown Haggerty nothing but love and support. Burnett has said countless times that everyone who meets her fianceè immediately loves her. This was certainly proven to be true on the beach this Summer. Haggerty was instantly loved and brought into the fold. Almost immediately, she developed friendships and inside jokes with other members of the cast.

Bachelor alums show love

But the connections Haggerty made on the beach extended far beyond Bachelor in Paradise. In fact, recent Instagram posts show that the Florida native also has developed friendships with people in the bachelor universe who weren’t even on the Bachelor in Paradise beach this Summer. Taking to her Instagram page, Haggerty penned a sweet message of support to two women from Colton Underwood’s season of The Bachelor. “Proud of my friends for using their platforms to share their love for animals & others while they journey around CA giving back the world needs more people like you two Kirpa Sudick and Alex Blumberg,” Haggerty wrote.

Of course, Blumberg and Sudick were quick to show their love right back to the Bachelor in Paradise alum. “Love YOU thanks for being a sweet angel and coming with us yesterday to see what we’ve been up to! Can’t wait to see your costume tonight, Sudick wrote. “Making me cry so happy to have someone like you in my life!!! Thank you for coming with us to help spread love! You are one of a kind – pure, genuine, beautiful soul that radiates positivity! Very grateful to have someone like you in my life,” Blumberg gushed.

Haggerty’s latest Instagram posts

But those two women aren’t the only people showing love on Haggerty’s latest Instagram posts. Just last week Haggerty posted a picture of herself enjoying her travels to Florida and her fellow Bachelor in Paradise alums were quick to show their love. “LOVE U AND FL, Nicole Lopez-Alvar wrote. “FL is great n all but it’s time to get back to LA,’ Tayshia Adams penned.

Of course, the funniest exchange came from Dylan Barbour, who enjoys trolling everyone from Haggerty’s fianceè to his own. “Thanks for the invite smh,” Barbour wrote jokingly. “You were too busy w that one Hannah G girl being all cute n perfect stealing America’s hearts! Not my fault. Hahaha I love you @hannahg11 miss you two,” Haggerty joked back. “Come back to us,” Barbour insisted ending the exchange. It’s clear that Haggerty is well-loved by the Bachelor in Paradise cast. No doubt when she and Burnett eventually tie the knot, there will be no shortage of Bachelor alums.