BACHELOR in Paradise’s Brendan Morais and Pieper James have parted ways after he was accused of “gaslighting” his ex Natasha Parker in quite the love trangle.
Brendan was recently fired by one of his public sponsors, NordicTrack, after he made “sexist” comments about Natasha.
According to Us Weekly, the couple have split, as a source said: “Things went downhill once Paradise started airing.”
The insider explained that Pieper “got to see what really happened” before she arrived on the beach and “had no idea” that Brendan was exploring other women: “She wasn’t OK with everything that unfolded thus far.”
“They tried to make it work but ended up deciding it was best to break up,” the source added.
Brendan was previously accused of mishandling his relationship with Natasha while on Bachelor in Paradise.
The drama kicked off when Brendan is said to have bailed on Natasha as soon as new arrival Pieper arrived and would openly admit to dating her prior to both joining the reality show.
Brendan and Pieper were then accused of “orchestrating a master plan” to gain airtime, fame and Instagram followers at Natasha’s expense – who admitted to having “real feelings” for Brendan.
Pieper, 23, and Brendan were also caught on a hot mic confessing that they wanted more social media followers and discussing a plan to make it happen.
When Natasha, 33, attempted to get answers from Brendan, he called her “annoying” and slammed her for “having no prospects” besides him.
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Brendon threw more salt on the wounds by labeling Natasha, as well as her friend Deandra Kanu, as “disgruntled women.”
The 31-year-old would see plenty of backlash for his actions and comments, as one person wrote: “Brendan go home and take your disrespectful sexist attitude with you.”
Another added: Brendan – you are a sexist pig & if I ever see you, it’s on sight!”
Both Brendan and Pieper ended up leaving the show together.
After his behavior played out on TV, Brendan felt the impact of his actions, as he lost over 100K followers from Instagram – he also lost a public sponsor.
The Sun previously confirmed that the TV star was dropped by NordicTrack.
“NordicTrack is no longer doing business with Brendan and any further business plans have been terminated,” a source close to the company revealed.
The insider added: “His behavior does not align with the brand’s values.”
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