Valentine’s Day in Paradise? DeMario Jackson revealed he’s spending the vacation with former Bachelor in Paradise costar Corinne Olympios after final season’s sexual misconduct scandal.
“You know what’s funny? We actually are going out for Valentine’s Day – as friends, as friends,” Jackson informed fellow Bachelor Nation member, Eric Bigger, on the Wednesday, February 14, episode of his podcast Bigger Talks With Eric Bigger. “I can’t anticipate tonight, only for the truth that — you already know, we’re homies.“
“We’re really good friends, and you know, we just enjoy each other’s company and we like to take things slow. I feel like the last couple of months, it’s been a lot of pressure for us to be something or this or that,” Jackson continued. “But at the end of the day, you know, it’s her and I. We hang out. We have fun, and you know, that’s it. And a year from now, you never know, but for right now, you know, we’re strictly friends … I told her, like after the Jay-Z concert — you know, I was a little drunk — and I basically told her, you know, I was like, ‘Look, like I’m into you, you’re into me, but I don’t want to half-ass do anything.’”
As beforehand reported, ABC shut down the production of Bachelor in Paradise in June 2017 after a producer filed a report of alleged sexual misconduct on the set. It was later revealed that the criticism was a few hookup that occurred between Jackson and Olympios. During a two-week manufacturing shutdown, Warner Brothers investigated the report and located no proof of misconduct. The Bachelor spinoff resumed filming, however Jackson and Olympios didn’t return to Mexico.
The pair made headlines after the scandal once they posed for PDA-filled pictures the next August and September. The romance rumors continued as they arrived at an L.A. Halloween occasion collectively. However, each Jackson and Olympios have at all times insisted that they’re simply buddies.
“We’re extremely close. We talk, like, every day. We hang out. We do things that friends do,” Jackson completely informed Us Weekly in October, including that Olympios is “the most drop dead gorgeous girl in the world.”
Olympics echoed Jackson’s statements on the time: “We’re really good friends and just hang out a lot and I’m super happy to be here with him tonight. It’s really good that we could just be friends and have no worries about any drama or anything like that.”