‘Bachelor in Paradise’ is a godsend for any contestant who remained unlucky after appearing in ‘The Bachelor’ and ‘The Bachelorette.’ The rejected contestants from these shows are brought together to help them find their happily ever after. Following the same concept of a rose ceremony from its parent shows, ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ is a thrilling and emotional journey for the contestants and the audience.
Season 6 of the show focused on the beautiful romance between Demi Burnett and Kristian Haggerty. With them being the first same-sex couple in the American version of the ‘Bachelor’ franchise, interest in their lives was at an all-time high. If you want to know more about the pair and why they broke up, we come bearing answers!
Demi Burnett and Kristian Haggerty: Bachelor in Paradise Journey
Demi mentioned that she and Kristian met when they were roommates in Los Angeles. Although Demi was unsure of her sexuality, she still felt quite strongly towards Kristian. On the other hand, Kristian had never been on any show in the franchise before. However, she became famous when Demi Burnett mentioned that she was in love with another woman. Moreover, Demi broke up with Derek Perth and even planned to leave the show because of Kristian. Thus, to make matters interesting, Kristian was brought on the show as a possible pairing for Demi.
While on the show, Kristian and Demi’s love flourished, and the two had terrific chemistry. Their commitment towards each other was also pretty clear from how comfortable they were together. Moreover, being the first same-sex couple on the American version of the franchise, they even received a lot of support and love from fans. However, they also had their fair share of troubles, especially when Kristian wanted Demi to express her feelings openly.
On the other hand, Demi was quite annoyed by the flirty personality Kristian put out. However, these problems were quickly solved, and the season ended with the lovely couple getting engaged.
Are Demi Burnett And Kristian Haggerty Still Friends?
Shortly after the season ended with Demi and Kristian’s engagement, fans noticed that the couple was featuring less on social media. They seemed to have fallen silent, and there were no updates about their relationship for a while. Moreover, speculations about their supposed split started doing the rounds when Demi was spotted attending the franchise events on her own. Finally, in October 2019, the pair took to social media and revealed that they had canceled their engagement.
According to Cosmopolitan, after ‘Bachelor in Paradise ended, Demi and Kristian did not get to spend a lot of time together. They were living on opposite coasts, and the long-distance relationship weighed heavy on them. Moreover, they were also supposed to move in together, which never became a reality. With the distance between them, the pair realized they were rushing into things that should be well thought over. Thus, they decided to call off their engagement.
Although they ended their engagement, they still claimed that they loved each other, and there was hope for a patch-up. However, since then, the two have drifted apart and moved on to new partners. Demi began dating Slater Davis, and the couple was initially quite happy. However, the relationship turned sour, and issues regarding trust began creeping up. Ultimately, in June 2020, Demi announced that she and Slater had broken up.
On the other hand, Kristian began dating her long-time friend Taylor Blake and the couple has shared numerous heartwarming posts on social media. Although Taylor and Kristian are still together and leading a wonderful life, Demi seems to be single as there are no reports on her dating life. Furthermore, with the former couple not interacting with each other on social media, it is unclear if they have kept their bond of friendship alive.