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The Bachelor’s Paradise’s Kenny Braasch and Mari Pepin-Solis’ Ups and Downs: From Disaster to Engagement

Mari Pepin-Solis as well as Kenny Braasch were one of three couples that ended the seventh season of Bachelor in Paradise with an engagement, but their path to happiness had some bumps in the road.

The season premiered at the end of August in 2021. manager of the band was immediately drawn towards the previous beauty queen whom she had her Bachelor Nation debut during Matt James Season 1 on The Bachelor. The couple initially appeared to be one of the most powerful couples at the beaches, however things came to an impasse when Mari informed Kenny she wanted to be flexible with her choices.

“Initially, we had a conversation about not going on dates with other people [and] it wasn’t shown,” the Puerto Rico native recalled during the September episode of “Click Bait” podcast. “And then after sleeping on it a little bit, after getting some opinions [and] advice — I talked to Wells [Adams] a little bit and I asked him, ‘When do couples usually start to become more exclusive?’ And he said not until, like, week three or four usually.”

At this point in the season Mari believed she wasn’t willing to commit to Kenny However, she reconsidered after Demi Burnett showed up. Demi Burnett, the BiP season 6 star began to target Kenny the Bachelorette Season 16 winner who eventually took Kenny to the room with the boom-booms However, their romance soon fell apart.

Kenny was then to dinner with late-arriving Tia Booth and ultimately determined to decide that Mari was the right choice for him. While he was worried that their age difference of 15 years could cause a problem however, the pair met and discussed it and realized they were looking to get married.

“At the end of the day, we did go through a lot of real-life relationship stuff, and we were tested like no other couple in Paradise, I think,” the Right Stuff Entertainment founder said as he popped the question. “Mari I am completely loving you. In fact, I’m so in love with you that, like I can’t imagine how I would live my life without you. You’re such a remarkable woman that you’ve transformed my perception of life.”

Following the show’s season finale, which that aired on October 20, 2021, the couple revealed to DailyGossip they weren’t making plans for their wedding however Mari has said she’s planning to relocation to Kenny’s home town of Chicago.

“So that’s our first step, and we did agree to get married in Puerto Rico, where I’m from,” the Towson University alumnus said. “So there’s that.”

Scroll down to see a retrospective of Kenny and Mari’s romance between them:

The Bachelor's Paradise's Kenny Braasch and Mari Pepin-Solis' Ups and Downs: From Burned Cake to Engagement
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First Sight

Kenny and Mari have a great time immediately on BiP, even though Kenny was the only one to spend the entire episode naked. They were among the first couples in the season to have an intimate kiss.

The Bachelor's Paradise's Kenny Braasch and Mari Pepin-Solis' Ups and Downs: From Burned Cake to Engagement
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Stumbling Blocks

It seemed like things were moving along, but by the third week, Mari told Kenny that she would like to meet additional guys in the event that more came along. The week ended up being the one that witnessed the appearance of a few more women, one of them was Demi who was not shy about her love for Kenny.

The Bachelor's Paradise's Kenny Braasch and Mari Pepin-Solis' Ups and Downs: From Burned Cake to Engagement
Credit: ABC/Craig Sjodin

Demi Drama

After Mari informed Demi she was in a relationship, and Kenny was cooling down, Demi decided to go for it. When Mari was able to see her ex-boyfriend having a fling with her Texas native, she was not thrilled.

The Bachelor's Paradise's Kenny Braasch and Mari Pepin-Solis' Ups and Downs: From Burned Cake to Engagement
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Cake in flames

To commemorate Kenny’s birthday in the third week, Demi presented him with cake (which Mari later said was her thought up). No matter who came up with the idea for the cake, it was ruined after Mari put it in the flame. “I think that Mari had the idea to do a birthday celebration for Kenny and Demi beat her to it,” bartender and host Wells spoke about in the show on his podcast in September. “And I think that really kind of fueled the fire a little bit.”

The Bachelor's Paradise's Kenny Braasch and Mari Pepin-Solis' Ups and Downs: From Burned Cake to Engagement
Credit: ABC/Craig Sjodin

Reunited

Following Kenny’s night out to Tia, Mari realized she had missed him. Kenny was concerned that she would change her mind once more. Then, with the help of a spiritualist They decided to try their relationship once more.

The Bachelor's Paradise's Kenny Braasch and Mari Pepin-Solis' Ups and Downs: From Burned Cake to Engagement
Credit: ABC/Craig Sjodin

Engaged!

In October 2021 Kenny revealed to Us that he was first thinking of proposing Mari after his night out with Tia. “It was quite a few days before the engagement thing,” Kenny said. “That had sort of got the ball rolling for that direction.”

Via US Magazine

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