Life after the seaside. Pieper James gave an replace on the place issues stand between her and Brendan Morais after their explosive Bachelor in Paradise reunion — and it seems like they’re nonetheless figuring issues out.
“We’re working by way of issues,” the Oregon native, 24, advised Us Weekly solely on the PrettyLittleThing x Teyana Taylor NYFW Present at New York Metropolis’s Gotham Corridor on Thursday, September 9. “This clearly isn’t one thing that’s tremendous wholesome for a relationship both, so it sort of is what it’s. Every single day, [we’re] taking it day-to-day.”
The Bachelor alum made headlines earlier this month when she arrived in Mexico through the September 6 episode of BiP. Her title had already been a subject of dialog on the seaside, as different contestants questioned Brendan, 31, about how severe their relationship was previous to filming.
In June, Us confirmed that the pair have been relationship, however throughout Paradise, Brendan advised Natasha Parker that he and Pieper had solely talked a couple of instances earlier than the present. Nonetheless, when Pieper arrived, she instantly requested Brendan on a date. The business roofer proceeded to dump Natasha, 33, telling her that Pieper’s arrival was a coincidence.
Although Brendan implied that he and Pieper had all the time deliberate to reunite in Mexico, the previous mannequin advised Us that wasn’t the case. She added that she “had no thought” what to anticipate about Brendan’s relationship when she acquired there.
“I had no thought what I used to be strolling into,” she advised Us on Thursday. “Clearly, [if] you want someone, you hope that they’re ready for you, however you don’t know the circumstances if you stroll into Paradise. So, no matter he needed to do beforehand, that had nothing to do with me. I didn’t inform him to do something, in order that was sort of what it was.”
Different BiP contestants accused the couple of plotting their story line forward of time, however Pieper advised Us that she didn’t know Brendan can be there. She didn’t even know she can be on the seaside till “per week” earlier than she flew to the Playa Escondida resort.
“It was a really fast turnaround,” she defined. “I used to be actually following my coronary heart, which is one thing that I’m not used to doing. That being a brand new territory for me was sort of what took the cake on every part.”
Bachelor in Paradise airs on ABC Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET.
With reporting by Diana Cooper