It has not been an easy road for Bachelor alum Chris Bukowski, but it looks like after 5 seasons with the franchise, he may have finally found love. Chris met Katie Morton on this season of Bachelor in Paradise. Fans saw Chris propose to Katie on the season finale of Paradise. Katie said yes. Their relationship was rocky, as fans learned on After the Final Rose. Now Chris and Katie are speaking out about their relationship and letting fans know they are still together.
Chris Bukowski felt blindsided on After the Final Rose
During the taping of Bachelor in Paradise: After the Final Rose, Katie took off her engagement ring telling host Chris Harrison she felt insecure in her relationship with Chris. E!News shared details on Chris and Katie’s segment on the show. Katie expressed her frustrations to Chris Harrison during a tearful sit-down, prior to being reunited with Bukowski.
Katie said she was exhausted from trying to keep their new found love going. Eventually, she was reunited with Bukowski. After a heartfelt discussion, Katie said she was ready to put her ring back on and give it a go. Later, Chris and Katie had a huge argument about what what went down during the taping of After the Final Rose. Bukowski said he felt blindsided by Katie’s discussions about their relationship issues. This fight aired on television.
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Love is tough. Love is beautiful. Most importantly love is patient. Sometimes you need a shock to the system to put a fire under your ass. What I felt then I feel even more now. I love you @katieemo and can’t wait to feed you pizza for the rest of our lives. #BachelorInParadise
Katie and Chris are trying to make their love last
According to Reality Steve, the after show taping occurred on or around August 27. That has given the couple time to think and process their feelings about what happened and where they would take their relationship from there.
On Tuesday, Bukowski and Morton both took to their social media accounts to confirm they are still a couple. They are trying to make their relationship work in the real world outside of Paradise.
What did Katie and Chris have to say about one another?
Chris took to Instagram to share with fans about his current relationship status with Katie. In the post Bukowski shared a photo of him feeding pizza to Katie and he said,
“Love is tough. Love is beautiful. Most importantly love is patient. Sometimes you need a shock to the system to put a fire under your ass. What I felt then I feel even more now. I love you @katieemo and can’t wait to feed you pizza for the rest of our lives. #BachelorInParadise.”
Katie also took to Instagram sharing a photo of herself and Chris holding hands. Her post was long and from the heart about her relationship, learning to love herself and her promise to Chris to try to make their love work. While she said she couldn’t promise forever, she said, “But what I can promise you is that I take this seriously, won’t lose myself, I will always try my best, I will always keep it real, and we will have each other’s backs.”
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As you’ve seen..It’s been the furthest from easy. From the decision to take the leap onto the beach, navigating what was real and staying true to myself, and my world that spun out afterward. None of it has been a walk in the park. BUT I’ve learned, a lot. I’ve learned to be more direct, how to challenge myself and others, I’ve learned that I’m empathetic to a fault, that love languages are so important to understanding others, that self sabotage can be found in many forms, and BOY have I learned what patience looks like. But most of all, I’ve learned that happiness isn’t something to look for in your partner. Your partner can make you laugh but your partner is not responsible for your happiness. Happiness is found within and sharing that with each other is what lights up a room! Communication is the link to everything, which is something we sure did LACK in paradise and shortly after. It took us a few months to really get our bearings (especially with some exceptional and unexpected challenges). I know none of you will truly understand why things are the way they are but I ask that you trust me and support me as I navigate this new world of mine. Because I’m happy with me and we are finally happy with us. We have grown so much in our friendship and now in our relationship since that day. Like I said to both of our parents and I will say to you- I can’t promise you this relationship will be perfect (it won’t be/ it isn’t) and I can’t promise we will last forever. Honestly, some relationships don’t last after 20 years and some do, that’s life. But what I can promise you is that I take this seriously, won’t lose myself, I will always try my best, I will always keep it real, and we will have each other’s backs. Thank you for following us through this journey of hope, faith, all of the next phases of life and more importantly – love ♥️ cheers to an effing INSANE adventure
Good luck to both Chris and Katie as they continue to navigate through life together.