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The controversial ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ couple is in therapy after the show

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A controversial Bachelor in Paradise couple is still going strong, despite some significant obstacles they’ve had to overcome. Brendan Morais and Pieper James formed a relationship last summer, but it came at a price. Morais had been dating Natasha Parker before James showed up on the beach, and both Morais and James took a lot of excitement for connecting prior to filming. A year later, Morais and James are still together, despite backlash from both her peers and Bachelor Nation fans. However, they recently commented on the steps they had to take to make it happen.

The Bachelor in Paradise couple recently spoke to Us Weekly about their relationship. When they left the beach in season 7, it was before the finale and without an engagement. In the end, though, it seems to have worked out just right for her. “I feel like we’ve always done things the way we wanted to,” James explained. By not getting engaged on camera, “they don’t have to rush into the marriage … It’s kind of like, ‘Let’s take things at our own pace,'” she added.

Morais and James noted they currently live together in Massachusetts, having spent much of their relationship long-distance. Apparently they are already planning a move. They travel and meet, with Morais noting that he “wouldn’t date her if she wasn’t a person I could see myself marrying at some point in my life, sooner or later.”

While the ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ couple say they’re happy with their relationship, they’re also looking for help to keep it that way. They’re in couples therapy and just had their first session when they spoke to Us Weekly. James explained, “I’m a huge supporter of therapy, so I think our relationship is amazing, and that’s just what it takes to take it to the next level.” She added that she thinks that’s especially important be “if you are talking about marrying someone in the future”.

In May, James Dean joined Unglert and Jared Haibon for an episode of their Help! I suck at the dating podcast. At this point, she was living in New York City while Morais was in Boston. She surprised the boys by sharing that she and Morais never broke up after leaving Bachelor in Paradise, although fans thought they had. They decided to unfollow each other on social media when fan pushback was quite high and Morais did his best to divert negative attention from fans away from her and towards him. The negativity seemed to fade over time, and now James and Morais appear to be garnering quite a bit of support from fans on social media.

“My favorite couple of all time stay together forever,” one person recently shared in one of their Instagram posts.

“You guys are obviously fine so keep being happy and awesome together,” added another supporter.

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