Here’s Why ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Fans Think Joe Amabile & Serena Pitt Won’t Last
Bachelor in Paradise fans are skeptical about how “Grocery Store” Joe Amabile and Serena Pitt’s relationship will last in the real world.
The Bachelor Nation couple’s relationship was questioned by fans on social media who think there is no chance they will make it down the aisle. Joe, 34, and Serena, 23, got engaged on the season 7 finale of the ABC reality show, according to spoilers from Reality Steve. The proposal came three years after Joe courted his former fiancée, Kendall Long, on the same “Paradise” beach in Mexico.
Joe and Kendall didn’t last, and now fans think Joe, who lives in Chicago, and Serena, who lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, won’t make it for similar reasons.
“Kendall and Joe were so in love and the ONLY reason they broke up was because neither wanted to move,” one commenter wrote on Reddit. “If where they live was the sticking point, how am I supposed to believe Serena and Joe will live happily ever after when she lives in a whole different country?? I don’t have any faith in any of the couples this season at all, and they’re trying to make it seem like Joe and Serena are super strong but it just seems like a bunch of BS to me.”
“Totally agree with you,” another Redditor replied. “Moreover, I do not see the chemistry between Joe and Serena at all. I think they wanted joe to have a love story and Serena bit. I also think vying for bachelorette in the future. Who knows. But I don’t buy it buy it.”
“I don’t think Joe and Serena will last either,” another commenter chimed in. “Serena liked Joe because he’s the one man on the beach who wasn’t slobbering all over her the first day. The one man she had to ‘work’ for, hard to get and all that…Joey likes Serena because she’s a hot young rebound.”
Joe Amabile & Kendall Long Broke Up Over Their Living Situation
Joe and his ex, Kendall, met on “Bachelor in Paradise” season 5 in 2018, then rekindled their romance off-camera. According to Parade, in April 2019, Joe, who hails from Chicago, signed an apartment lease in Los Angeles with Kendall. The two also shared a dog together. But by January 2020, the couple called it quits – in large part over their living situation.
“We have decided mutually to go our separate ways,” the exes announced in a statement posted by BachelorNation.com. “Joe has made the decision to move back to Chicago while Kendall will be remaining in her hometown of Los Angeles. Our family and friends have always been an extremely important element to who we are as people. We can’t imagine continuing our lives without them closer, especially when thinking of starting a family of our own one day. We both respect each others’ decision and still have a great deal of love for each other. “
On the 7th season of “Bachelor in Paradise,” the exes were briefly reunited and discussed their breakup, with Kendall making it clear that she would never leave Los Angeles, even for love.
Serena Explained How She Fell in Love So Quickly on ‘Bachelor in Paradise’
While fans are skeptical of the latest “Bachelor in Paradise” engagements, Serena Pitt recently told the “Talking It Out With Bachelor Nation” podcast that she and Joe built a strong “foundation” for their relationship in a short time.
“In that time, we were able to discuss our past relationships and what we had been through, so we had conversations about his most serious relationship, which was Kendall,” she said.
She also noted that in “Paradise, “ the cast members are “basically living with this person right out of the gate” and get to see the good, the bad, and the ugly sides of their partners. She added that because she was spending 24/7 with Joe, they had plenty of time to talk about everything and ask each other “those hard questions.” Serena also agreed that a few weeks in “Paradise” is equal to four of five months of regular dating because the cast is cut off from the outside world.
On Reddit, a commenter noted that Serena also told the podcast that she and Joe had “many discussions about where to live and they’ve worked out a plan, but at the end of the day she is willing to move where she needs to make the relationship work.”
“That’s not going to be what sinks them,” the Redditor added. “The yawning age gap is what will do them in. She even admitted that her ‘heart sank’ when she found out how old he was. Serena is nice but nothing about her screams being ready to settle down and start a family right now.”
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Are Joe Amabile and Serena Pitt from Bachelor in Paradise engaged?
JOE Amabile and Serena Pitt hit it off on the island during Bachelor in Paradise.
The couple had stirred engagement rumors since the show started, and the finale episode proved the rumors to be true.
2 Serena Pitt is participating in Bachelor in Paradise Credit: Craig Sjodin/ ABC
WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW
Are Joe Amabile and Serena Pitt from Bachelor in Paradise engaged?
The finale episode of Bachelor in Paradise season 7 saw Joe and Serena get engaged along with 2 other couples. Their engagement proved Reality Steve’s prediction correct.
Reality Steve had dished about his predictions earlier on in the season, saying: “As of now, I know that Kenny & Mari got engaged at the end and so did Riley & Maurissa.
“Joe and Serena are engaged. So all 3 couples got engaged at the end.”
2 Joe Amabile is reportedly engaged after Bachelor in Paradise according to Reality Steve Credit: Getty
Joe was a contestant on the Bachelorette’s season 14 but was eliminated in week one.
He was previously dating Kendall Long, another contestant from Bachelor in Paradise, however, the couple split in January of 2020 for unknown reasons.
Similarly, Serena was a contestant on Matt James’ season but quit in week eight of the competition.
When did season 7 of Bachelor in Paradise start?
Bachelor in Paradise premiered August 16 at 8pm EST on ABC.
David Spade was officially named the first Bachelor in Paradise guest host replacement on June 2, 2021, according to Page Six.
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Spade, 56, is an American actor, comedian, and TV host.
He was a cast member on Saturday Night Live in the 1990s and has starred in various Hollywood films such as Black Sheep, Joe Dirt, and Grown Ups part one and two.
The actor formerly voiced Ranger Frank in The Rugrats Movie and Kuzco in The Emperor’s New Groove animated film.
Longtime host Chris Harrison stepped out of the franchise back in February after coming under fire for “defending” racist remarks.
Bachelor in Paradise will see various guest hosts during the upcoming season, according to ET.
The season finale will take place on October 5, 2021, at 8pm ET on ABC.
‘Bachelor in Paradise’: Does Kendall Long Steal Joe Amabile From Serena Pitt in the Finale?
No relationship on Bachelor in Paradise is ever completely safe. As we’ve seen this season, it doesn’t take much to break up even some of the strongest couples on the beach. When it comes to Serena Pitt and Joe Amabile, the two have survived one of the biggest trials that can happen to a couple, having Joe’s ex-girlfriend, Kendall Long, on the beach. But can the pair survive the return of Kendall?
Kendall Long and Joe Amabile from ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ | Paul Hebert via Getty Images
Kendall and Joe have history
[This article contains potential spoilers for Bachelor in Paradise]
Though Serena and Joe are forming what appears to be a really strong connection, Joe and Kendall have a lot of history. The two met on Bachelor in Paradise Season 5 and started a relationship. Afterward, they dated for almost two years and even moved in together, but ultimately they broke up due to logistics.
“It was a little bit of a surprise,” Kendall told Entertainment Tonight of the split. “But I think, ultimately, Joe foresaw his happiness and work in Chicago, and I can’t resent him because of that. And for me, I just never foresaw a future there.
“So I think that it became an ultimatum within itself, where either I move to Chicago or we break up, and I didn’t really wanna have a relationship like that,” she continued.
Kendall and Joe were thinking of marriage after ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Season 5
Kendall and Joe’s relationship wasn’t just a fling, the two were thinking about spending forever together.
“If anyone knows me, I’m not the person that plans my wedding and I was literally doing that with Joe,” Kendall once said on the Down to Date podcast. “But something weird about ending something with someone that you thought you were going to marry is almost… you feel like you have such a better idea of what you’re looking for.”
Does Kendall steal Joe from Serena in the ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ finale?
The first time that Kendall appeared on the beach, it was unclear what her motives were. She went straight for Joe as soon as she arrived and rehashed the details of their breakup. Joe left the conversation feeling like Kendall was on the show to meet someone else. However, as he and Serena continued getting closer, Kendall couldn’t take watching him fall in love with someone else in the same place they did.
When Joe finally told Kendall that he was sure they were over, Kendall sent herself home. However, in the previews for the finale, Kendall makes a reappearance on the beach. It’s unclear exactly what Kendall returns for, however, according to Reality Steve, Joe and Kendall don’t get back together her second time on the beach, either.
In fact, the blogger says that Joe and Serena get engaged at the end of the season. According to Steve’s sources, the two are still together post-Paradise.
“(BIP SPOILER CONFIRMATION): Grocery Joe & Serena Pitt today at a rooftop pool in Chicago,” Reality Steve wrote on Twitter. So, it looks like Kendall’s return didn’t shake things up too much.
Bachelor in Paradise airs on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
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