On Sept. 14, Bachelor in Paradise Season 7 will hopefully put an end to the Natasha Parker, Brendan Morais, and Pieper James debacle. It looks like the BIP cast will blow everything up in the new episode, which could mean the end of Pieper and Brendan’s game. But what happened with the Brendan-Pieper-Natasha love triangle on Bachelor in Paradise 2021? Recently, Natasha explained the whole situation and teased what’s next — here’s what she revealed.
[Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers about Natasha Parker, Brendan Morais, and Pieper James in Bachelor in Paradise Season 7.]
Did Natasha Parker, Brendan Morais, and Pieper James know each other or talk before ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ 2021?
In the Sept. 9 episode of the Click Bait podcast, Natasha revealed she met Pieper before joining Bachelor in Paradise Season 7. The two reality stars have a mutual friend, Kit Keenan from The Bachelor Season 26 with Matt James, and they all hung out together once.
“Pieper came, met her, she was nice,” Natasha said. “Pieper says she wasn’t coming to Paradise. She couldn’t get off work, and she just recently started talking to someone — Brendan.”
Meanwhile, Natasha claimed she never met Brendan before BIP, noting that she was out of town when he met Pieper in New York during a Bachelor Nation hangout.
“Brendan and I had never met before,” Natasha said. “That big weekend that all these guys came into town, I was in Mexico with Becca [Kufrin] for her birthday.”
How Natasha Parker found out Pieper James and Brendan Morais were dating on ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Season 7
Still speaking on Click Bait, Natasha revealed that the Us Weekly article that claimed Brendan and Pieper were dating came out while the Bachelor in Paradise cast was in quarantine. Then when the rumors surfaced on the beach, Brendan said he only met Pieper “a few times” before the show and the paparazzi photo was from the weekend they first met in New York. Natasha also shared that Brendan wanted to take their relationship “slow” because of his previous divorce.
That said, the truth came out when Pieper arrived in Bachelor in Paradise Season 7 Episode 6. Pieper revealed she went on 10 dates with Brendan before the show, and they saw each other right before Brendan left for filming. Brendan also tried to claim that he always made his non-romantic feelings toward Natasha known from the start, despite saying they were the strongest couple on the beach. Then he admitted he dated Pieper a “handful of times” and hung out with her in Boston alone.
Now, it seems like Brendan and Pieper were dating without putting a label on their relationship. But whatever the case, the couple picked up where they left off, and Brendan broke up with Natasha. Natasha also revealed that she cried for the next two weeks in Paradise.
Natasha Parker reacts to Brendan Morais and Pieper James’ Instagram posts
Ahead of Bachelor in Paradise Season 7 Episode 6, Brendan shared a now-deleted Instagram post by the pool. “Here for the wrong reasons,” he captioned the pic. Then Pieper shared a post of her own seemingly hinting at her appearance on BIP. “All’s fair in love and war,” she wrote.
Meanwhile, Natasha reacted to the social media posts when speaking on Click Bait.
“I felt like it was trolling towards me, and it was so insensitive,” Natasha said. “I just felt so disregarded.”
Brendan has lost thousands of followers on Instagram, and Natasha has surpassed her BIP ex. Brendan also deleted the Instagram post and wrote an apology to Natasha on his IG Story. Pieper also told Us Weekly that she had “no regrets,” but she apologized to Natasha and hopes to talk to her in person.
[Spoiler alert: This article contains potential spoilers about Brendan Morais, Pieper James, and Natasha Parker’s exits on Bachelor in Paradise 2021.]
What happened to Natasha Parker, Brendan Morais, and Pieper James at the end of ‘BIP’?
Now, Brendan, Natasha, and Pieper are still on the beach together ahead of Bachelor in Paradise Season 7 Episode 8. But on the Click Bait podcast, Natasha’s co-host, Joe Amabile, hinted that Brendan and Pieper’s journey will end like Chris Conran and Alana Milne in an upcoming episode.
“People were like, ‘Why didn’t you kick Brendan and Pieper out?’ Stay tuned. You’ll see what happens,” Joe said.
Meanwhile, Bachelor Nation spoiler guru Reality Steve shared what happened to Natasha, Brendan, and Pieper on BIP. On June 30, the franchise blogger claimed that Pieper and Brendan left before Fantasy Suites. They allegedly “bounced” because they were called out for their pre-show relationship, and they are still together now.
Reality Steve’s Bachelor in Paradise spoilers also suggested that Natasha gets at least one more chance at love. The blogger claimed that Natasha eventually got together with Ed Waisbrot. But he allegedly left Natasha for Mykenna Dorn.
A BIP preview also highlighted a date between Natasha and Dr. Joe Park. Reality Steve also shared that Natasha was sent home “rather late.” So we’ll have to wait and see how the rest of her journey unfolds. Get ready.
Bachelor in Paradise Season 7 airs Tuesdays on ABC.