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Brendan Morais, star of Bachelor in Paradise, has finally had a change of heart.
The star from Tayshia Adams’ season of The Bachelorette is finally apologizing for the chaos he caused this week on the ABC dating show through his connection with Pieper James.
Brendan posted a photo of himself in a pool on Monday, Sept. 6, with the caption, “Here for the wrong reasons,” accompanied by a smirking emoji, amid the Paradise drama that involved Pieper arriving and quickly resuming her apparent pre-show romance with Brendan, leaving Natasha Parker feeling betrayed.
Brendan deleted the photo and posted a detailed explanation to his Instagram Story on Wednesday, Sept. 8. “I realized I was incorrect on so many ways after having time to begin to absorb the events that happened over the past several days,” he wrote. “First and foremost, I have removed my most recent post off my feed. I put it up before the episode aired and had no idea how much pain it would cause.”
He went on to say, “Sarcasm is my attitude to a lot of things in life. I was utterly indifferent in this case when it came to my post. Above all, I apologize to you, Natasha. I harmed you. I apologise profusely for doing so. I recognize that the damage has already been done, and the only thing I can do now is admit my mistake.”
Brendan did not go into detail about the nature of his and Pieper’s pre-Paradise connection in his message, only referring to “misunderstandings” between them previous to the show. He went on to explain that any rage he felt about the treatment of his cast members should be focused towards himself, not Pieper.
On Monday’s episode, after he and Pieper gave Natasha conflicting details about how many times they had hung out together before the show, Brendan insulted Natasha by telling her she didn’t have any “prospects” with any of the guys besides himself. He also earned ire on social media for telling Natasha she had “selective hearing.”
Brendan and Pieper were overheard gloating about their social media networks during that episode. Viewers have been unfollowing Brendan in droves as a result, and he has lost well over 50,000 Instagram followers since the beginning of the week.
Natasha, for one, hasn’t publicly responded to Brendan’s apology, but she did say in an Instagram Story video uploaded earlier on Wednesday that Monday’s episode made her feel “dumb” and “used.” She went on to say that the “love and support” of followers made her feel validated.
Meanwhile, on Monday, Pieper posted an Instagram photo of herself with the remark “All’s fair in love and battle,” prompting backlash in the comments section. Since then, the caption has been removed.
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