Chris Bukowski and Katie Morton got engaged at the finale of Bachelor In Paradise and while the proposal may not have been the most romantic of them all, it was everything they wanted to move their relationship forward.
But when the two filmed the reunion special, Katie revealed that things had not gone as planned. She wasn’t getting much in return from Chris. As she explained, she kept giving everything to him, emptying her tank. But he wasn’t giving her anything in return and she was exhausted.
When she walked out on stage, she wasn’t wearing her engagement ring. But before the segment was over, Chris had put it back on her finger. After they were done the filming, the two had a conversation backstage, where Chris revealed he was shocked that she was so honest about their relationship.
The episode ended without resolution for the two, but Reality Steve confirmed that they were indeed still together.
(SPOILER): This reunion show filmed August 27th.
Chris and Katie are still together today.
Tayshia and JPJ are not together anymore.
— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) September 18, 2019
In addition, Chris Bukowski revealed on Twitter that while it hadn’t been the best reunion special, he still loved Katie. He also revealed that their conversation was what he needed to hear. He ended the tweet by saying he loved her and couldn’t wait to be with her for the rest of their lives.
Love is tough. Love is beautiful. Most importantly love is patient. Sometimes you need a shock to the system to put a fire under your ass. What I felt then I feel even more now. I love you @hellokatiemo and can’t wait to feed you pizza for rest of our lives. #BachelorInParadise pic.twitter.com/L3U5duq9jy
— Chris Bukowski (@chrisjbukowski) September 18, 2019
While Katie herself didn’t tweet any updates, she did share a lengthy update on Instagram, where she promised she was doing her best in the relationship and she wasn’t about to lose herself to a man. She wanted to remain confident and strong in the relationship.
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As you’ve seen..It’s been the furthest from easy. From the decision to take the leap onto the beach, navigating what was real and staying true to myself, and my world that spun out afterward. None of it has been a walk in the park. BUT I’ve learned, a lot. I’ve learned to be more direct, how to challenge myself and others, I’ve learned that I’m empathetic to a fault, that love languages are so important to understanding others, that self sabotage can be found in many forms, and BOY have I learned what patience looks like. But most of all, I’ve learned that happiness isn’t something to look for in your partner. Your partner can make you laugh but your partner is not responsible for your happiness. Happiness is found within and sharing that with each other is what lights up a room! Communication is the link to everything, which is something we sure did LACK in paradise and shortly after. It took us a few months to really get our bearings (especially with some exceptional and unexpected challenges). I know none of you will truly understand why things are the way they are but I ask that you trust me and support me as I navigate this new world of mine. Because I’m happy with me and we are finally happy with us. We have grown so much in our friendship and now in our relationship since that day. Like I said to both of our parents and I will say to you- I can’t promise you this relationship will be perfect (it won’t be/ it isn’t) and I can’t promise we will last forever. Honestly, some relationships don’t last after 20 years and some do, that’s life. But what I can promise you is that I take this seriously, won’t lose myself, I will always try my best, I will always keep it real, and we will have each other’s backs. Thank you for following us through this journey of hope, faith, all of the next phases of life and more importantly – love ♥️ cheers to an effing INSANE adventure
It sounds like this is a fight worth fighting for Chris and Katie. The best way to keep up with this Bachelor In Paradise couple is to follow them on social media.
Bachelor In Paradise returns next summer on ABC.