Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson sit down to talk on tonight’s “Bachelor in Paradise” finale, marking the first time they have spoken since this summer’s flap surrounding their much-debated sexual encounter.
Although the two former contestants had previously appeared individually earlier this season to offer their sides of the story, as seen in a clip from the finale, they appear together and open up to host Chris Harrison about the incident that led the ABC dating series to briefly shut down production on Season 4.
Jackson asks how Olympios is doing, and she says, “I’m good; I’m better.” When she asks the same question of him, Jackson answers, “The same. It’s been an interesting summer.”
Olympios reiterates a point that she made to Harrison during a recent episode, saying that there should have been more open communication between herself and Jackson following the shutdown.
“I do wish that we could have communicated, reached out to each other,” she says during the finale. “I think it would have been a lot easier on both of us. Everybody felt like they were experts on our lives, and experts on the situation, and knew exactly what happened, and this and that. And they didn’t — nobody did.”
Jackson adds that he’s “just happy to be putting this past us, and for our families to no longer suffer.”
Check out the somber clip above.
“Bachelor in Paradise” airs its Season 4 finale Monday at 8/7c on ABC.