'Bachelor in Paradise' 2022: Aaron faces backlash after fight with Genevieve, angry fans say 'he had us fooled all season'
Are Genevieve and Aaron destined to be together or are they the 'Sid and Nancy' of Paradise, as Michael A described them?
VALLARTA, MEXICO: A love revelation nearly sends one contestant home on Tuesday's episode of 'Bachelor in Paradise.' Fans criticize Aaron for playing the victim, as Genevieve threatens to leave Paradise due to her partner's lack of attention.
Genevieve eventually realized she was falling in love with Aaron, something she was keen to communicate with the man in question. However, she found it difficult to spend time alone with him because he hung out with his guy buddies. Aaron has been spending too much time with his buddies enjoying "Pacificos and pool" and has neglected her. Aaron went off on Genevieve when she informed him she needed some alone time with him.
"What are you coming at me for? Don't make me feel weird for grabbing a beer with someone. You’re making me feel like I'm neglecting you," Aaron stated. "... This is so frustrating because I've done everything right, and you constantly have to make something wrong with me... I don't know how this can continue." Aaron accused her of "gaslighting," claiming she did so by not expressing her emotions before becoming agitated. The session finished with a surprised Genevieve starting to gather her belongings.
"All I wanted was spend some time with him alone. I was trying to tell him that I'm falling in love with him. I've been saying all day, 'Can we go to the pool?'... I shouldn’t have to tell you I want 10 minutes of alone time when there’s an engagement at the end of this. I think he’s forgetting that this isn’t a f**king bro vacation," Genevieve said.
"My gut is telling me that we are not meant for each other," she continued. "There’s nothing left for me to do to make this relationship work." While Genevieve was packing her belongings, Aaron was whining to Johnny that Genevieve "doesn't care how I feel."
Genevieve eventually walked downstairs, determined to inform Aaron that she was leaving the beach. When she wanted to talk with him, he hesitated and became sassy. "Are you f*****g kidding me?" Genevieve shouted before returning upstairs to retrieve her belongings. Aaron followed up with Genevieve as she walked out of Paradise, telling her it's "f****d up" that she got furious at him for spending time with his buddies, and accused her of giving up when things get tough.
"I know when the worst day of my life comes, I know I'm going to wish I was back on this f*****g beach with you and friends. Why do we need to make this a thing when it’s not? It's so frustrating. I just want to relax and have fun," he stated. "... What the f**k is happening? This is horrible... I pray you have a great life and I truly wish you the best, but I'm not going to threaten my happiness."
Genevieve indicated that she, too, is dissatisfied before telling Aaron, "Yesterday I realized I was falling in love with you and that's why I wanted a conversation, I wanted some alone time. I wanted you to feel the same way. When I brought my emotions to you, and you reacted the way you did..."
"That's a big thing, and it's scary," Aaron said. "There's a lot of really deep feelings I have that are hard to express, and you've become so close to me, and the things you do can deeply hurt me because of how much you mean to me. I'm falling in love with you, too. I don't want you to leave. It'd be better if you stayed."
Aaron brought Genevieve's baggage back up the beach after they kissed. "I hoped for this, but I didn’t expect it," Genevieve said. "... I can see a ring on my finger at the end of this."
In conclusion of the scene, one fan tweeted, "Everyone needs this pic at least once a season on a bachelor franchise." While another fan added, "Me watching Aaron gaslight Genevieve after she openly expresses her valid feelings." Predicting what the future may look like for the couple, a fan tweeted, "SO THAT’S AARON AND GENEVIEVE. SHE’S NORMALLY DOING THE MOST BUT RIGHT NOW AARON’S ACTUALLY IN THE WRONG AND THIS WILL END BADLY." Another POV of their relationship states, "Aaron talking about rat evolution while Genevieve is considering their relationship is peak male female behavior."
Suggesting what Aaron needs to do, a fan quipped, "Aaron my boy you had me fooled last night but ima need you to open up a page in this book." Aaron fans were quick to switch boats after tonight's episode as they write, "Aaron had us fooled all season. He went from man to emotionally immature boy in a matter of minutes." One fan didn't hold back from calling both Genevieve and Aaron out, "Aaron is being a crazy douche and Genevieve is overreacting i don’t know what to think." While describing the nature of their argument, a fan wrote, "The fact that Genevive and Aaron are fighting before they even talk about a single issue.."
'Bachelor in Paradise' airs on ABC on Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 pm.
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