After that “finasco” of a Bachelor finale (I think we can all agree there is just no other word to describe it), it looks like Madison has finally moved on. Rumors have been swirling around her love life, with many wondering whether she is dating a certain Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise alum. Whether the two actually are dating, or if Madison is taking some time for herself, we hope that Madi is able to escape the toxicity of reality TV and recouperate.
Although Madison and Pilot Pete promised to try and make their relationship work (despite Peter’s mother’s strong objections), it looks like they broke it off just two short days later. A source close to the couple told People magazine that it was never going to work out, saying “Madison is very saddened by everything that’s transpired. She cares for Peter and wanted to work through their challenges. But it just got too difficult and seemed like everything was against them.”
While Peter keeps a low profile, spending time with his family (and mending that conflict with Barbara), Madison has been in the headlines a lot: She surprised and delighted fans by hanging out with none other than Selena Gomez. The “Lose You to Love Me” singer posted an Instagram story of the two of them shopping for quarantine supplies at Target. The women later had a game night with friends Aaron Carpenter, Liz Golden, and Connar Franklin. And, on the dating front, it looks like Madi might have some new suitors of her own.
On a recent Instagram Live, former Bachelorette contestants Mike Johnson and Connor Saeli chatted and caught up remotely. Pretty soon, the conversation got personal, and Mike did not pull any punches. At first hinting about a romantic link, he asked Connor, “If a certain individual goes [to Paradise], would you go?” Connor replied, “Sure, yeah. It was tough going on last year and having it not work for me in the end. It was a little disappointing to see all the happy couples.”
Just to be clear, Mike got to the point, asking Connor, “So what’s up with you and Madison?” Connor smiled shyly and replied, “I don’t know, we’ll see. I can’t give you anything.” Apparently, the story is that Connor DM’d Madison to show his support, but a source claimed that the conversation hasn’t gone anywhere–at least not yet: “Madi has been focusing on moving forward with her life by spending quality time with her family,” the source clarified. Looks like we are just going to have to wait to see if anything happens in Paradise….