Bachelor in Paradise Season 8 returned with its typical shenanigans and beach-filled drama earlier this week. I always say this, but this is my favorite show from the franchise. It’s so fun, exciting, and realistic!
Of course, there is all the drama that we love to get immersed in. However, this week, the drama surrounded three contestants that folks aren’t very attached to. I’m talking about Romeo Alexander, Jill Chin, and Kira Mengistu.
The drama was fun and all, but did anyone really care?
Bachelor in Paradise Season 8: Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?
This week’s Season 8 premiere featured Romeo trying to figure out how to spend time with Jill and Kira. Both women were on Clayton Echard’s season and became friends until they both fell for Romeo before Bachelor in Paradise Season 8 began filming.
The drama got juicier as we found out that Romeo and Jill were sort of an item after he was on Michelle Young’s season. However, things fell apart after he kissed Kira at a club.
Fast forward to the series filming, and we see Romeo trying to pursue Jill once again. He even tells Kira during the premiere that he will pursue Jill, which leads the two women to get into a fight. It’s quite hilarious because the drama was boring and nonsensical, but we couldn’t look away from it.
I mean, did we care about this love triangle? Nah, not really.
“I feel like I’ve been gaslighted by you and Romeo, like, you’ve been telling me he’s just a friend,” Kira said. “I feel very disrespected by you. And you’ve been, like, slut-shaming me.” Yikes.
It was a hot mess and resulted in all sorts of confusion. I don’t know what was happening off-camera, but I’m not sure if there was slut-shaming going on. I think this was just production trying to grasp at straws to make things more exciting, but hey this is Bachelor in Paradise, so I won’t complain.
It’s so nice to be back in Paradise!
What did you think of the Jill, Kira, and Romeo drama? Let us know in the comments below!