‘BIP’: John Paul Jones Is Planning On Being An Actor

Bachelor in Paradise always seems to create household names pretty fast. Unlike with the two main Bachelor Nation shows, BIP lets a lot more personalities stand out, including someone as eccentric and charismatic as John Paul Jones. Even though he was still able to make his mark on Hannah Brown’s season of The Bachelorette, he was even bigger in BIP. So it’s no surprise that acting is his next career choice

John Paul Jones on 'The Bachelorette' "Men Tell All" episode.
John Paul Jones on ‘The Bachelorette’ during the “Men Tell All” episode | John Fleenor/ABC via Getty Images

Talent agencies are reaching out to Jones

Us Weekly reported on his career change nearly a month after the finale for BIP ended and it was revealed that Jones got back together with Tayshia Adams. On Oct. 18, Jones told the outlet that he’s moving to Los Angeles from his home state of Maryland to be closer to Adams and also try to become an actor.

“A few opportunities came up that were really just too hard to pass up and it just made sense to move. Tayshia is only an hour and a half away so that was a big draw and to my surprise, a talent agent reached out to me and they’ve been consistently getting me auditions and I’m waiting to hear back [on projects]. I honestly never could’ve expected this entire occurrence, it’s completely crazy. I’ll never be able to do this again so it just seemed like the right move.”

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He’s expressed interest in acting in the past

Jones has been auditioning for a while. In an interview with Bustle on Sept. 19, he was already talking about the shift to the small, or big, screen. “To my surprise, I was spotted by a talent agent in LA and I’ve been auditioning for TV shows after work,” he said. “It’s all confidential.” 

For those that watched BIP, you know that he studied a little Shakespeare to woo Adams, and was successful in sweeping her off her feet afterward. So maybe acting was the right move after being a finance analyst, according to Cosmopolitan. 

He’ll be closer to girlfriend Tayshia Adams in LA, too

John Paul Jones and Tayshia Adams on the finale of 'Bachelor in Paradise.'
Tayshia Adams and John Paul Jones during the filming of the ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ finale | John Fleenor via Getty Images

As he mentioned to Us Weekly, the move to LA isn’t purely just for acting but also to be with his girlfriend, Adams. “It was really difficult [being long-distance]. I had a full-time job working 50 hours a week and it was tough to go out for three days,” he said. “I would come out here and have one day with her and have to fly back. Really I am killing two birds with one stone.”

He and Tayshia are very much still together

And yes, before you get suspicious, Adams and Jones are still together, according to the couple. Adams hasn’t posted about her boyfriend on Instagram in a while, prompting some like Reality Steve to think they’ve called it quits, but the two are still an item. 

Not only did Adams respond to that specific rumor in an Instagram comment, but Jones also posted a cute brunch picture of the two of them on Oct. 7, with Adams commenting, “Hehe!🥰 come back to meee!” a week ago. 

So, as of now, the BIP alums are enjoying each other and soon will enjoy living in the same state too. Maybe Jones will dedicate his first Emmy win to Adams, too.