'Bachelor in Paradise' Star Kirk DeWindt May Have Dumped Carly Waddell for Another Woman

In just one hour of Bachelor in Paradise, Kirk DeWindt went from one of the sweetest guys on the beach to Joe-level terrible for dumping Carly Waddell abruptly and on live television, no less. This is the guy who was talking about marriage and kids the night before, so we were all stumped on what could have happened to change his mind so quickly. But we might have just found out -- Carly told ex-Bachelor star Ali Fedotowsky that Kirk had an ex back home whom he was still hung up on.


All right, all right. The ex thing? I get that. But it doesn't even begin to explain why Kirk had to play that whole thing out with Carly for SIX WEEKS. I mean, if he knew he still had feelings for an ex, he should have taken JJ's lead and just ... left. That would have been the decent thing to do. 

(Also, let's all appreciate right now that JJ is our current model for decency on this show. Oh, how far we've come.)

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Carly sat down for an interview with Ali Fedotowsky. Here's what she said re: Kirk:

Kirk actually had an ex at home that he couldn't get out of his head ... so he went back to pursue what he had left at home. He said the more the weeks went on ... the more he felt like he was stepping backwards to her ... instead of forwards with me.

That explanation makes sense, but I'm still not getting why he had to wait until the last week to do this. Unless I'm totally missing something, it's not like Kirk gets anything for lasting until the end of the show. He was supposed to find love, but if knew he wasn't going to find that in paradise, why would he stay? Just to be a jerk?

Of course, it's possible that he really didn't realize that he had feelings for his ex until that moment, but the timing all seems too convenient for that to be the case. Even though his apology did seem pretty sincere ... 

Regardless, he didn't just hurt Carly -- he took away her chance of finding someone else on the show. UGH. Sorry. Still upset about this.

I hope Kirk works it out with his ex, but even more than that, I hope Carly finds someone better. She's a sweet girl. She deserves it.


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