Let’s be honest, after watching Brayden on Charity Lawson’s season of The Bachelorette, none of us could have expected to actually be rooting for him but Bachelor in Paradise has a crazy way of making us root for former villains.
Since hitting the beach, Brayden has been showing off a different side of himself which we’re totally here for! Sure, he’s been flirty, but in the fourth episode, he channeled his inner knight in shining armor when he came to the rescue of Rachel and helped her see that Sean wasn’t who she thought he was.
Things got interesting when Wells broke out the Paradise Truth Box which inspired someone to write a dare for Rachel and Brayden to make out, which they happily abided. Sparks seemed to fly right away with Rachel calling him the best kisser on the beach.
“Brayden’s definitely the best kisser on the beach,” Rachel confessed “I was definitely so surprised by how much chemistry we have. I do feel happy.”
Since, Rachel and Brayden have become an unexpected standout couple this season Bachelor in Paradise, but do they make it all the way to the end?
Warning: MAJOR Bachelor in Paradise spoilers coming
Rachel and Brayden do not end up together
If you’re rooting for Brayden and Rachel, we have some disappointing news for you: the pair do not end up together and do not leave Paradise together in a relationship. In fact, they break up early in the season with their fling being a flash in the pan.
Brayden ends up leaving the beach after the fourth rose ceremony, while Rachel self-eliminates after a failed fling with Tanner Courtad. Rachel and Tanner’s relationship was confirmed by Reality Steve, who also noted the pair split and Rachel leaves Paradise before a rose ceremony.
After how things went for Rachel during her season of The Bachelorette, we were really hoping she might find her person this season on Bachelor in Paradise but alas the stars did not align this time.