‘Bachelor in Paradise’: Will Maurissa Gunn Leave Riley Christian for Demar Jackson? New Promos Tease Trouble Ahead

On Sept. 21, Bachelor in Paradise Season 7 returns with the next new episode, and many fans are wondering whether another love triangle is on the horizon. Multiple BIP teasers have suggested that Maurissa Gunn might connect with newcomer Demar Jackson, despite her relationship with Riley Christian. But will Maurissa leave Riley for Demar on Bachelor in Paradise 2021? Here’s everything we know about the love triangle, including spoilers.

[Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers from Bachelor in Paradise Season 7 Episode 9.]

Who are Maurissa Gunn, Demar Jackson, and Riley Christian from ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ 2021?

Riley Christian kisses Maurissa Gunn on ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ 2021
Maurissa Gunn and Riley Christian in ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Season 7 | Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images

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Maurissa is a night one elimination from The Bachelor Season 24 with Peter Weber, and she was a day one arrival on Bachelor in Paradise Season 7. Initially, Maurissa hit it off with Connor Brennan from The Bachelorette Season 17 with Katie Thurston. However, Maurissa dumped Connor after a successful one-on-one date with Riley, who is a fan-favorite from The Bachelorette Season 16 with Tayshia Adams and Clare Crawley. 

Now, Riley and Maurissa are happily together on Bachelor in Paradise Season 7. But multiple promos for episode 9 confirmed Demar’s arrival with Ed Waisbrot. Demar is also from The Bachelorette Season 16, and the 27-year-old was eliminated in week 8. 

‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Season 7 Episode 9 teases the Riley Christian, Maurissa Gunn, and Demar Jackson triangle

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A new teaser for Bachelor in Paradise Season 7 Episode 9 teases what Riley thinks of his relationship with Maurissa, and it looks like things are starting to get serious.

“I’m not looking for a one-night thing. I’m looking for a forever thing,” Riley tells BIP producers.

But the preview suggests that established couples will go through a “test of strength” as Demar and Ed arrive. Then Demar seemingly pulls Maurissa, who reveals that the 27-year-old was the one person on her list she wanted to meet in Paradise. However, it seems Riley isn’t going down without a fight.

Meanwhile, The Bachelorette star Becca Kufrin gives a complete rundown of the Riley-Maurissa-Demar love triangle in a separate Bachelor in Paradise Season 7 Episode 9 preview.

“Maurissa and Riley are now in a relationship,” Becca says. “But Maurissa has expressed that the one person she was hoping to see coming into this was Demar.”

Then Riley says he doesn’t want Maurissa to go on a date with Demar. He also admits that he’s nervous about the situation. 

[Spoiler alert: This article contains potential spoilers about Maurissa, Riley, and Demar from Bachelor in Paradise 2021.]

‘Bachelor in Paradise’ 2021 spoilers reveal whether Maurissa Gunn picks Riley Christian or Demar Jackson

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Now, will Demar sweep Maurissa off her feet or will she stay together with Riley on Bachelor in Paradise Season 7? The teasers might suggest that trouble is near. But according to BIP spoilers, Riley has nothing to worry about.

On June 30, Bachelor Nation blogger Reality Steve shared spoilers about the final couples of Bachelor in Paradise Season 7. According to the spoiler guru, Riley and Maurissa make it through to the finale, and they get engaged. 

Of course, Bachelor Nation fans will have to watch how the Riley-Maurissa-Demar love triangle plays out in Paradise. But if the BIP spoilers are correct, then it looks like we’re going to get a happily ever after. So stay tuned.

Bachelor in Paradise Season 7 airs Tuesdays on ABC.