Inside Kenny Braasch's Rumored Love Triangle On Bachelor In Paradise

Spoilers for Season 7 of "Bachelor in Paradise" tease that there is at least one love triangle on the way. Granted, this spinoff of "The Bachelor" is designed to have complicated relationships develop among contestants, the more dramatic, the better. As people are eliminated, new contestants are brought in, and the rose ceremonies can get tense. Teasers signal that Kenny Braasch will be one to watch when it comes to feeling torn as this next season airs over the summer, and fans will be quite curious to see how this plays out.

Viewers first met Kenny on "The Bachelorette" during the summer 2020 episodes, which featured Clare Crawley and Tayshia Adams. His ABC bio for his initial journey looking for love touted he was a "Boy Band Manager," which actually meant he works as a talent buyer in Chicago for boy band cover bands. The company he co-founded, The Right Stuff Entertainment, makes different styles of cover bands available for events in the Chicago area.

Kenny didn't walk away with a final rose during "The Bachelorette," but he did end up with a bunch of buddies. As his Instagram page showed, he returned to Chicago and spent plenty of time hanging out with those buddies, and now Kenny and several of those guys will look for love again in Mexico during "Bachelor in Paradise." Spoilers suggest Kenny finds love, but some drama unfolds first.

Demi Burnett's back on BiP and causing chaos

According to spoiler king Reality Steve, Kenny Braasch connected with Demi Burnett quickly while filming "Bachelor in Paradise" Season 7. However, additional spoilers revealed Kenny formed a romantic interest in another lady as well. The Kenny and Demi pairing may come as a surprise, as ABC didn't reveal her as an initial cast member. She's heavily featured in preview videos, though, and Reality Steve signaled Kenny and Demi were paired up by the second rose ceremony.

As fans may remember, Demi first appeared on Colton Underwood's season of "The Bachelor." She subsequently appeared on "Bachelor in Paradise" and built her relationship with her at-home girlfriend, Kristian Haggerty as she also romanced Derek Peth. Demi proposed to Kristian during the finale, but the two split soon after returning home. While Kenny and Demi may have had some intense chemistry, she wasn't the only woman who caught his interest in paradise. Just one day after spoiling Kenny and Demi's pairing, Reality Steve teased on Twitter, "There is a love triangle happening on the show."

It took a little longer for Reality Steve to reveal specifics regarding that love triangle. Shortly after filming for "Bachelor in Paradise" wrapped, he confirmed in a blog post the love triangle involved Demi, Kenny, and Mari Pepin. "I was told in the beginning he was going back and forth between them," Reality Steve noted of the trio. His "Bachelor in Paradise" spoilers claimed that Kenny ultimately picked Mari over Demi.

Mari Pepin reportedly wins Kenny Braasch's heart

Reality Steve revealed that Kenny Braasch and Mari Pepin reportedly got engaged at the end of "Bachelor in Paradise." About a month later, he shared in another blog post that Kenny and Mari were seen together post-filming. He'd received a photo of them at a Chicago rooftop pool, but he noted the sender wasn't comfortable with him sharing it.

As her ABC bio detailed, Mari grew up in Puerto Rico and moved to Maryland as a teenager. The former beauty pageant contestant (per Pageant Planet) appeared on Matt James' season of "The Bachelor" and returned to Maryland after filming. As her LinkedIn page details, she's been the marketing director for the Maryland Plastic Surgery & PURE MedSpa since 2019, and in 2021, she completed her master's degree in marketing at Towson University. Mari noted in her bio for "The Bachelor" that she could work remotely with her job, which bodes well for building a life in Chicago with Kenny if their reported engagement lasts.

A "Bachelor in Paradise" preview provided major spoilers regarding this love triangle. Demi's heard talking about the "boom boom room" at one point, and she and Kenny shared numerous steamy moments as the cameras capture it all. Mari was shown noticing Kenny too, but Demi made it clear she wasn't about to step aside. Demi's bold, brash personality is seemingly on full display, but if the spoilers are right, it's Mari who ends up with Kenny's final rose.