THE sassy singleton show Bachelor In Paradise returned for its seventh season on August 16 after being off the air for over a year.
During the season premiere, fans met more than 40 contestants from both The Bachelor and The Bachelorette.
Who is Demi Burnett?
FORMER Bachelor participant Demi Burnett shocked BiP contestants after making her shocking return to the show.
Burnett, 26, is famously recognized as a contestant on Colton Underwood’s season of The Bachelor, where she was eliminated during week 6.
After being eliminated from the show, she appeared on season six of Bachelor in Paradise.
However, during her 2019 BiP premiere, Burnett shocked fans when she came out on national television.
Is Demi Burnett bisexual?
During week 2, season 6 of BiP, Tayshia Adams is seen speaking to Burnett, who spends the scene speaking about her feelings as a woman who identifies as fluid.
Burnett explains she was dating a woman back home and still thinks about her all the time during filming.
Yet, Burnett sparks up a romance with contestant Derek Peth.
The then-24-year-old explains to Adams that she worries Peth will abandon her when he learns of her bisexuality and dating history.
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“I really don’t know what I want, and that’s what I’m trying to figure out. And I don’t want to hurt anybody,” Burnett admits.
“I’m afraid of how people are going to take it. I’m afraid of how people change their minds about me.”
The woman was revealed to be Kristian Haggerty, who made a surprise appearance and ended up joining the show to continue her relationship with Burnett in Paradise.
This would make the couple the franchise’s first same-sex on-air relationship.
Burnett and Haggerty would eventually get engaged during the show’s season finale.
What did Demi Burnett say on the Ellen DeGeneres Show?
After being just the second woman to come out as bisexual on one of the franchise spinoffs, Burnett admitted to Ellen Degeneres that her coming-out story wasn’t as seamless as it looked.
” It was a lot of fear. It was fear of judgment. It was fear of disappointing people in my life, making them uncomfortable. It was just really hard. It was really scary. But, I mean, it all worked out in the end,” Burnett told Ellen.
Ellen then praised Burnett and Haggerty – who was seated in the audience – for their bravery.
“It was a huge thing, and I know it was scary for you, but you ultimately became comfortable with it and worked out your relationship, and I just, I admire both of you for doing that,” Ellen said.
However, despite Burnett and Haggerty’s charming moment, the couple called it quits and went their separate ways in November 2019.