‘Bachelor in Paradise’: Tre Shares a Picture of His Uncle Who Dated Tahzjuan

Bachelor in Paradise is back, and it’s already kind of a hot mess. Tahzjuan Hawkins revealed she had previously dated Tre Cooper’s uncle. He shared what his uncle looks like with fans.

[Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers for the first episode of Bachelor in Paradise 2021.]

Tahzjuan dated Tre’s uncle before ‘Bachelor in Paradise’

Tre Cooper of 'Bachelor in Paradise' smiles in a blue shirt in front of trees.
Tre Cooper of ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ | Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images

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Tahzjuan was on Colton Underwood’s season of The Bachelor. Tre was on the most recent season of The Bachelorette with Katie Thurston.

It’s not uncommon for contestants from both shows to cross paths before Bachelor in Paradise. But Tahzjuan and Tre’s connection is unique. Tahzjuan revealed that she dated his uncle before the season started. That didn’t keep them away from each other.

 “I just want you to know like going forward, I’m excited to see what this turns into,” Tre told her. “I like talking to you. You have really good energy. You’re a very quality woman so far, and I’m very interested in getting to know you. This is an amazing spice to me. If there’s a better start to a story, I don’t know. So I’m definitely excited.”

Tahzjuan said she likes men who know what they want and go for it. Tre took that as his cue to kiss her. “That was pretty certain,” she told him afterward.

Tahzjuan admitted she was caught off guard by her first day in paradise in her interview. “I really enjoyed kissing Tre, more than his uncle,” she said. 

Tre shares a picture of his uncle who dated Tahzjuan

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Many fans couldn’t help but be curious to learn more about Tre’s uncle. So he shared a picture of him on Twitter and wrote, “Too busy w work rn to think of a clever way to do this, so I’m just gonna drop this here and dip. To those who care, meet Uncle Anthony.”

Fans reacted to the post on Reddit. “I get it now,” one fan wrote. “Uncle Anthony for bachelor,” another person wrote.

“He’s a doctor??? Damn sorry, Tre but this feels like a downgrade How old is he? Can we have him for bachelor? Senior bachelor?” a third person asked.

Tahzjuan previously reacted to some of the tweets about her past with Tre’s uncle. “I think the first kiss of paradise was actually between Tahzjuan and Trey’s uncle.  #BIP #BachelorInParadise,” one person tweeted. She responded with, “You guys [crying laughing emoji].”

The reality star also tweeted, “Real talk. @trecooper_ was the real MVP tonight #BachelorInParadise.”

Which other contestants had a connection on ‘Bachelor in Paradise?

Tre and Tahzjuan weren’t the only people who kissed in the first episode. Joe Amabile and Serena Pitts, Abigail Herringer and Noah Erb, Kenny Braasch and Mari Pepin-Solis, Connor Brennan and Maurissa Gunn, Aaron Clancy and Tammy Ly, Ivan Hall and Jessenia Cruz also kissed.

They didn’t have a connection before the show like Tre and Tahzjuan. Only time will tell if they will end up together by the end of the season.