'Bachelor in Paradise' Couple Samantha and Joe's Relationship Is Even Sketchier Than We Initially Thought

I don't know about you, but I'm so tired of Joe Bailey dragging Juelia Kinney around on Bachelor in Paradise ... but it definitely doesn't sound like it's ending anytime soon. On Monday night's episode, the continuation of the Samantha/Joe/Juelia love triangle got even more complicated (if that's possible) and it officially shows no sign of slowing down. 


Because like any normal human being, Juelia was pretty sure that as soon as she made Samantha aware that a.) Joe was probably playing her and b.) her feelings are really, seriously hurt by their relationship, she'd totally back off. Unfortunately, Juelia found out the hard way that she was wrong about that -- in fact, she refused to listen to anything Juelia had to say.

And then, a major bomb was dropped. According to Tanner, not only did Sam and Joe actually know each other before coming on the show, but they also exchanged texts (of which screenshots were taken and sent to Tanner) where Sam told Joe that if he ends up in paradise before she does to do whatever he needs to get roses until she shows up. Yep, that's real. 

This has to be the most serious case of plotting I've seen on a Bachelor show in a long time, and that's really saying something. 

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Eventually, JJ confronted Joe, but clearly, he wasn't about to look foolish. He denied everything, and then got really pissy that anyone would dare to try to make him look bad. Right, Joe. Because you don't deserve it? Okay.

"I'm not about drama," he said. "Everyone's just bringing up the same s--t over and over again. It's like you dug up the same dead body ... put in the ground and let it rot." 

I think Jared said it best when he said, "Joe Bailey, from America's sweetheart to America's most wanted in one week flat."

Villians gonna vill, y'all. But Juelia? She seriously deserves the best that life has to offer. Juelia, can I hug you? 


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