Maurissa Gunn and Riley Christian got close on Bachelor in Paradise. Not only did they go to the boom boom room on their first date, but they also licked whipped cream off each other on the beach. Wells Adams commented they would probably make it because of their willingness to do that and how gross the beach is.
Things move fast on the beach. These two formed a fast connection. Fans loved Riley Christian on The Bachelorette. After Tayshia Adams broke his heart sending him home, fans wanted him to find true love.
Maurissa Gunn Credited Boom Boom Room For Connection
While Maurissa Gunn got backlash for the quick trip, she doesn’t feel she should have to defend herself. According to US Weekly, she said they wanted to continue the conversation and as, “two consenting adults,” went somewhere private. Maurissa said, “The difference between my situation and other people’s situation is that it’s not on national TV.” She also said she isn’t afraid to talk about it.
Appearing on the Bachelor Happy Hour podcast, Maurissa said the talk they had in the air condition made them stronger. The boom boom room is the only room there that has AC. Caelynn Miller-Keyes said all the girls on her season would crowd in there to get ready. They had more time together after the date which allowed them to build a quick connection and have deep conversations.
She Didn’t Know If She Believed In The Process
Maurissa Gunn started in Bachelor nation on Peter Weber’s season. She was sent home on the very first night. Talking to the podcast she said, “I was that person that was like, ‘There’s no way you can fall in love with someone this quick on TV. It’s gotta be fake.’” She said with Riley, she just knew. Spending all day together with no phones and distractions. They really could get to know each other.
Maurissa was happy to respond to those who had something negative to say about the boom boom room. She said it’s okay for women to enjoy intimacy. She said there is a double standard where men can express enjoying it and not get the same reaction as women.
Speaking to other women on the podcast, she said, “It’s already hard enough being a woman in today’s society, so we as women should do everything to lift each other up.” One fan loved it saying, “We love you Maurissa! People are rude and super hypocritical when it comes to this franchise.”
What do you think about Maurissa and Riley’s connection? Do you think they’ll get engaged at the end of Paradise? Comment with your thoughts below.
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