This past season of Bachelor in Paradise was certainly one to remember. While some couples, like Hannah Godwin and Dylan Barbour as well as Demi Burnett and Kristian Haggerty, got engaged at the end of the season, fans were really rooting for Mike Johnson to find love. Johnson was on the beach for a short time before failing to receive a rose, but he’s still a fan favorite amongst those who watched him on Hannah Brown’s season. And it seems there’s some quiet Instagram activity between him and BIP contestant Kristina Schulman that everyone’s sleeping on.
So, could Johnson be coming on to Schulman through social media? Here’s what we noticed and what we know about their current relationship statuses.
Mike Johnson was recently romantically linked to Demi Lovato
Bachelor nation fans were begging for Johnson to become the next lead on the show. Unfortunately, he didn’t make the cut, as Peter Weber from Brown’s season of The Bachelorette is the next man who gets his chance at finding the love of his life on reality TV. But that doesn’t mean Johnson has given up on finding love. In fact, he was recently romantically linked to singer Demi Lovato.
It seems Lovato was the first to reach out to Johnson. Us Weekly notes when Johnson was on Brown’s season of the show, Lovato wrote on Instagram, “Mike I accept your rose.” And the two seemed to connect after that and even went on a few dates, though now the publication reports they’ve halted their relationship. As a source told Us, “They went on a couple of dates and texted each other every day, but it was never a serious, full-blown relationship by any means. There is absolutely no love lost between them. The timing just wasn’t right because they’re both so busy.”
Johnson commented on Kristina Schulman’s Instagram
Johnson seems like an extremely likable guy — and we wouldn’t be surprised if he gets swept up in another romance quickly. Now that his relationship with Lovato has seemingly fizzled, could he possibly be after Kristina Schulman? Schulman and Johnson met on this past season of BIP, and while Schulman seemed to be swept up in drama with Blake Horstmann at the time, she’s no longer entertaining his advances. For this reason, we can’t totally rule out the possibility that Johnson and Schulman would be an ideal match.
Schulman recently posted a photo of herself in red workout gear with the caption, “after drinking 3 cups of coffee and falling right back asleep I knew I needed to do something different… who knew physical activity easily boosts your energy levels.” And Johnson commented, “Fire cracker red!” Schulman responded with a firecracker emoji and then wrote, “something like that.”
Is Schulman still single?
While it seems confirmed that Johnson is flying solo for now, what about Schulman? Recent reports claimed Schulman was out with Tyler Cameron, the runner-up on Brown’s Bachelorette season. But Schulman just reassured Us Weekly that while the two were seen together, there’s nothing romantic going on.
“I’ve had people reach out to me and ask me about what’s going on there but whenever you take a certain picture and you focus on one little thing — whether it’s two people or 10 people sitting at a table — it can get blown out of proportion,” Schulman said. “You really can’t go out with another Bachelor person without people thinking you’re dating or something’s going on. It’s silly.”
It seems Schulman may still be single — but given what she told the publication, she might also just be friendly with Johnson and not have anything romantic going on there, either. There’s a part of us that longs for another Bachelor nation romance, however, so we’re hoping that Instagram comment means something so much more!
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