‘BIP’: Joe Amabile and Kendall Long Say an Engagement Could Happen in the ‘Near Future’
Bachelor in Paradise fans quickly fell in love with Kendall Long and Joe Amabile — aka Grocery Store Joe — when the pair hit it off in the summer of 2018. Unfortunately, the couple didn’t get engaged at the end of the ABC reality series. But as fate had it, the Long and Amabile connected after cameras stopped rolling and the pair is still together to this day. And now, it seems Amabile and Long are ready to take the next step, as they’ve discussed everything from their engagement and marriage to how they want to raise their kids.
Joe Amabile and Kendall Long discuss their future engagement and marriage
In April 2019, Amabile and Long moved in together.
“Just signed the lease to our new place in West Hollywood and couldn’t be more excited to start building a lil life together with this cutie,” Long wrote on her Instagram.
Then in early December, the Bachelor in Paradise couple hinted they’re now thinking about their future engagement and marriage.
“We’re not engaged yet,” Amabile told People. “But I’m a sporadic person. I might just wake up one day and say, ‘Okay, I’m ready to do it!’”
“It’s fun to talk about our future together,” Long added.
And when speaking to Entertainment Tonight’s Roses and Rosé, Amabile and Long teased their wedding plans.
When host Lauren Zima asked whether Amabile and Long have discussed what type of wedding they want, Long replied, “Yes, actually we have.”
Long’s boyfriend then tried to shut down any more spoilers. “Don’t tell!” Amabile said. Regardless, Long revealed they’ve planned something special for their nuptials.
“Okay, I won’t tell because we have an existing little surprise we planned for our wedding,” Long said. “We’re not even engaged yet. But of course, we’ve talked about it and fantasized about it.”
Meanwhile, Amabile shared the Bachelor in Paradise alums aren’t scared of getting married. And ultimately, it seems an engagement could be on the horizon.
“We’ve talked about it and I don’t think either of us are scared of it,” Amabile said. “And I think I could see it happening in somewhat the near future.”
Will Joe Amabile and Kendall Long film their wedding for ‘Bachelor in Paradise’?
Although Amabile and Long’s wedding might be just around the corner, it appears fans will miss out on the nuptials. Still speaking with Entertainment Tonight, Long and Amabile admitted they haven’t exactly discussed whether they want to film their wedding for Bachelor in Paradise. However, it seems more likely the ceremony won’t be televised.
“I don’t really know,” Long said. “We don’t really talk about that.”
“I mean, I wouldn’t want to do,” Amabile added. “I personally would not want to get married on television. It just wouldn’t feel comfortable. Certain people do it. I think it’s great.”
How Joe Amabile and Kendall Long feel about having kids
Even if Bachelor in Paradise fans don’t get to see the wedding on TV, it’s clear Amabile and Long are ready to dive into their lives together. In the interview with Entertainment Tonight, the couple also explained their thoughts on having kids and how they want to raise them.
“It’s funny because we talk about different ways we would raise kids and we’re very different,” Long said.
Joe then explained he would take on the “more disciplinary” role. “I do believe in a little bit of that hard love, more of that tough love. Kind of like, not everything you do is perfect because not everything is perfect. What I mean is you need to challenge the kid a little bit. I don’t believe in spoiling your kids.”
Then Long laughed and added, “I’d be the cool mom.”