Viewers at home had mixed feelings, with Jill shocked the most for taking Jacob back when the couple left the studio hoping to give their relationship another chance
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Jill Chin and Jacob Rapini’s love story took an exciting turn when they took an ultimate turn during the ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Season 8 reunion. Bachelor Nation, who saw the two get together and then split in the most dramatic of ways, didn’t hold back in sharing her thoughts as one of the show’s most bizarre couples was put in the hot seat.
Jacob and Jill were one of the most well-known (albeit short-lived) couples on the show during their time on Bachelor in Paradise. Jill and her fellow Paradise girls were escorted off the beach shortly after they connected on a highly sensitive singles date, prompting Jacob to pursue a potential relationship with Kate Gallivan instead. Though the flirtation didn’t materialize, it signaled the end of Jill and Jacobs’ Paradise romance. Did it or didn’t it? Read on to find out more.
Jacob and Jill were in a good place and ready to get back together when the Bachelor in Paradise reunion taped this fall. “As far apart as we are, I think you and I actually have a real connection,” Jacob noted on the Nov. 22 special. “I’m open to a relationship with you if you are.”
“I’m open too,” Jill said. After a passionate kiss, Jacob picked her up and carried her off the stage in Tarzan fashion.
Although the crowd cheered as Jacob and Jill left the studio hoping to give their relationship another chance, viewers at home had mixed feelings, with most being shocked at Jill for taking him back. Upon seeing how devastated she was during her time in paradise and how they split, one fan wrote: “I know Jill didn’t just take him back? She deserved better.” Another fan added, “I don’t find Jill relapsing with Jacob cute at all and she stopped me from saying it.”
Another viewer questioned Jill’s decision, tweeting, “Jacob played Jill on national TV why did she say yes?” On the other hand, a fan quickly called Jill because she looked down on Jacob’s profession: “Reminder that Jill thought about Jacob made fun of for being a Lyft rider and selling his couch for money #classist.”
Fans also noted Jill getting cut off before Jacob asked for a second chance: “Wait but what else was Jill trying to say she clearly wasn’t done.” Another fan called this a rebound for Jacob, tweeting: “Your dumba** prob would take Jacob back.
Another fan asked if this was staged: “Was this planned Jill and Jacob?” One fan nonetheless wished the duo well, writing: “I missed Jill. Jacob, no, I didn’t miss it. I thought he was a wannabe Kenny because he was often naked in Kate’s mouth. I think she deserves better imo. Jill, I just hope you’re happy.”
Bachelor in Paradise airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on ABC.
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