'Bachelor in Paradise' 2022 Finale: Fans pull out receipts as Shanae Ankey breaks up with Joey Young over his social media
After claiming that Joy Young wasn't a 'man,' enough for her, Shanae Ankey ended their relationship
VALLARTA, MEXICO: Shanae Ankney ended her relationship with Joey Young because she said he was not a "man" enough and spent too much time on TikTok. Bachelor Nation took to social media and lauded the befuddled 23-year-old for displaying more maturity while criticizing her for having double standards.
This season has been full of twists and turns, as Wells Adams stated at the top of the November 21 episode of 'Bachelor In Paradise.' Couples have gotten together, split up, and gotten back together just to get to the last week and the final rose ceremony. But just because they've made it this far doesn't mean they're good. Indeed, the finale is where many Paradise breakups occur, and this year was no exception.
The last week of 'BiP' comprised two complete two-hour episodes, however, host Jesse Palmer revealed at the start of the November 21 episode, "As of right now, Paradise is over." The show wasn't precisely done, but there were no more rose ceremonies or date cards to be distributed, so all that remained were some difficult talks and major decisions. Couples were under pressure to determine whether to get engaged or, at the absolute least, depart Paradise as a pair. A number of couples couldn't manage the strain, and as a result, there were a lot of breakups during 'BiP' Season 8.
Following the rose ceremony, the couples needed to make sure they were on the same page moving ahead. They say it's difficult to break up, but Shanae completely fails when it comes to splitting up with Joey. Joey assumed he and Shanae were in it together, but Shanae had different intentions. Shanae begins by telling him that she views their relationship as more "playful" and less "serious" than what the future of Paradise promises. She informed him that their age difference (he's 24, and she's 30) and the fact that he lives with his parents as issues and that she wished she could be his "cool, fun aunt." "At the end of the day," Shanae remarked, "I’m looking for a husband, not a TikTok boyfriend." She made it obvious that she wanted a more serious connection than she thought she could obtain from him.
When Joey appears to be insulted, she pauses. "I'm not! You're a great person, but I'm not looking for that." Joey is perplexed since "none of this was mentioned before," so Shanae employs an even worse strategy. "I want a man," she declares. Joey immediately responds, "You're saying I'm not a man?" Yes, their relationship is officially done.
Fans hailed Joey for how he handled the breakup showing real maturity, "The way this 23 year old just displayed more maturity than shanae in that convo like oh ok." Bachelor Nation quickly came together to defend the young man as they pull out some TikTok receipts, "Just here to point out that Shanae has more videos and followers than Joey on TikTok." Pointing out how Shanae highlighted the age gap issue while breaking up, a fan quipped, "Not Shanae calling herself Joey’s cool aunt and saying he’s not a man." Slamming Shanae for stringing Joey along, a fan wrote, "Shanae saying Joey isn’t a man despite the fact that SHE strung him along this entire time."
Some fans also tweeted how Shanae could have chosen to handle the breakup better, "Shanae could've just told Joey she doesn't see a future with him, it feels weird that this is the first time she brought any of this up before." While sympathizing with Joey, a fan tweeted, "Poor Joey… his voice cracked when he said “I thought we were on the same page”" On the other hand, some fans are glad that Shanae called it off before it was too late for the both of them, "I still can’t tell if it’s Joey or Justin that Shanae’s with, but hey, at least she was honest with him before it was too late plus he’s still hella young." Another fan quipped, "Shanae broke up with joey to go find logan lmao."
'Bachelor in Paradise' airs on ABC on Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 pm.
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