A dramatic episode of Bachelor in Paradise has caused contestant Brendan Morris to lose thousands of followers on his Instagram page.
Throughout the season, there have been rumors that Brendan was in a relationship with former The Bachelor contestant Pepper James for days leading up to filming. He has denied those allegations and said they just casually hung out “a few times”.
Brendan entered into a relationship with Natasha Parker on Bachelor In Paradise and turned down Demi Burnett, after their date, to be with her..
Well, on Monday (September 6) Piper appeared in the episode and the truth finally came out.
To quickly explain what happened, Brendan essentially devised a plan to stay in the game long enough for Pieper‘s to arrive. He didn’t want to admit to anyone that he had a girlfriend because it “doesn’t look good.”
Pieper told him, “Thanks for playing the game,” then she joked that everyone on the beach can “hate them together.”
The next day, things went awry between Brendan and Natasha, who said she felt played by him. He accused her of “selectively listening” to what he was saying.
At the end of the episode, we saw Brendan and Pepper cuddled up and discussing their Instagram follower count… which is now going down.
The social tracker website says Brendan had 349,185 at the start of the day on Monday. At the time of this posting, he’s down to 257,840 followers. This is already a drop of over 90,000 followers.
Pepper has also dropped several thousand followers.