Another budding love connection made in Bachelor Nation! Pieper James and Brendan Morais. Recently of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette respectively are now dating.
Pieper and Brendan have now been dating for a few weeks now. According to a source told Us Weekly exclusively of the new couple. “Either he’ll fly to New York and hang with her, or she’ll fly to Boston to hang with him. She was most recently in Boston over Memorial Day weekend and they were even spotted together in public.
The model who is 23, completed on Matt James season of The Bachelor, which aired earlier this year. She was eliminated in week seven of the competition. For his part, the commercial roofer, 31 appeared on Clare Crawley’s season of The Bachelorette and remained on the show after Tayshia Adams replaced her. He left in week 12 hours before his fantasy suite date.
Although both of them did not find love on TV, things now seem to be working out off-screen. Fans have also spotted them out in Boston and NYC but so far they are actually trying to keep it low-key. They are also keeping their relationship low key for now.
The pair also have mutual friends which bring out that they all hang out together in the same Bachelor crowd. During his time on The Bachelorette, Brendan was also open about the fact that he had been married before. At first he and Tayshia, 30 bonded over both being divorced, but his hesitation to remarry was the ultimate decision to make him decide to eliminate himself from the show.
He said in a statement on the show: “When I came here, I thought I was ready and I knew I was ready in my own mind and I expressed that to you,” But [I came to] the realization that there’s a big part of me that’s still broken. There’s a big part of me that still needs time to heal. There’s a big part of me that still needs time to grow because I think there are pieces of myself I need to pick up.”
For now, things have been going between the couple and let’s hope it lasts and turns into something beautiful. The new season of The Bachelorette premieres on ABC on June 7 at 8 p.m