‘Bachelor in Paradise’: Inside Demi Burnett and Kristian Haggerty’s Rocky Relationship

Another Bachelor in Paradise couple is no more.

Season six of Bachelor in Paradise seemed like it was pretty successful at first. The season ended with three couples engaged and one couple still dating and headed towards an eventual engagement.

But as with most reality tv couples, it wasn’t long before cracks began to show in the relationships.

Demi Burnett and Kristian Haggerty
Demi Burnett and Kristian Haggerty | John Fleenor via Getty Images

One couple that fans were pretty convinced would last was Demi Burnett and Kristian Haggerty, the first same-sex couple to ever be featured on the show. But their romance is now over.

Demi Burnett and Kristian Haggerty’s relationship

Unlike the other couples on the show, Burnett and Haggerty met before Bachelor in Paradise even started. Burnett went on the show to determine if her feelings for Haggerty were actually as strong as she thought. Soon after arriving on the beach, she began dating former Bachelorette contestant, Derek Peth.

“I have Derek in front of me and it feels nice to be around him, but I don’t have Kristian around me, so I don’t know how I’d feel if it was just me and her,” Burnett said on the show. “It’s easy for people who are exploring options here because all of their options are here, and one of my options is not here. So that’s where it gets a little difficult for me.”

Then, the producers brought Haggerty onto the beach so that Burnett would be able to decide who she wanted. As soon as Haggerty arrived, Burnett knew that she was the one who she wanted to be with.

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Love whoever the hell you want

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“I thought not seeing you…I wouldn’t think about you as much and I’d think about what was in front of me,” she said to Haggerty. “But the opposite happened. The more I was away from you…the more I thought about you. The more I spent time with him, the more you kept coming to the forefront of my mind. The second I saw you, I knew…it’s you. It’s always been you. I want to be with you.”

The two ended the season engaged in one of the most romantic proposals the show has ever had.

Demi Burnett and Kristian Haggerty’s relationship on the rocks

Before the breakup, Burnett and Haggerty hadn’t been spending much time together, according to their Instagram profiles. The last time Haggerty had posted Burnett to her social media was over a month ago.

But just three weeks ago, Haggerty posted a picture with another blonde woman with the caption, “couldn’t do this crazy life without ya.”

Making matters worse, when Burnett posted a sexy picture of herself in a bikini to Instagram, Haggerty’s sister commented, “not desperate at all…”

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Sorry dad…… #thirsttrap #experienceelderado

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A source close to the couple told Entertainment Tonight that Burnett and Haggerty’s relationship had been “extremely rocky,” since the show ended.

Demi Burnett and Kristian Haggerty’s breakup

After fans continually asked about their relationship, Burnett finally took to Instagram to announce the split.

“What has always been at the forefront of our relationship is love and care for one another,” Burnett wrote under a photo of the two. “Our priority is doing what is best for us. With a heavy heart full of love for one another we have decided it is best for us to take a step back from our relationship. We ultimately want what is best for us in the long run and for us right now, that means being apart and growing individually.”