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SPOILERS ahead for Bachelor in Paradise 2019 Season 6.
A piñata is apparently the new stuffed dog in Bachelor in Paradise Season 6. The 2019 Bachelor and Bachelorette spinoff has already finished filming, and spoilers are still trickling out. We first learned that the early episodes would be dominated (in a bad way) by one unexpected bachelor's drama. That bachelor is not Dean Unglert, although he does have his own drama that Bachelorette's Connor S. is reportedly dragged into. That early drama is also not from Jordan Kimball, although Jordan is said to be part of the piñata incident.
According to Reality Steve, Christian Estrada and Jordan Kimball are both asked to leave after fighting.
If you're giving me your "who?" face on Christian, I'm not surprised. The San Diego banker was eliminated Week 1 on Bachelorette Becca's season. He made her twirl for him on opening night, but that might be all you recall. Model Jordan you'll likely recall -- not just for his Zoolander drama during Bachelorette Becca's season, but maybe even more so for his Bachelor in Paradise 2018 drama.
At any rate, the Bachelor in Paradise 2019 fight supposedly involves a pinata, but also football player Clay Harbor, also formerly of Becca's season. (Becca's boys are really bringing the drama this year.)
Here's the scoop on how the fight played out, via Reality Steve:
During the cocktail party of this episode, Christian and Nicole are off by themselves talking and he brought a pinata. Clay goes over to interrupt and basically Christian doesn’t let him. Clay goes back to the group, tells them what happened, and Jordan then goes over to talk to Christian. He’s about to rip the pinata from where it was hanging (basically to throw it in the ocean like last season’s teddy bear), but Christian grabs his arm, and Jordan body slams him to the ground. Security has to jump in and separate the two, and after a while, Chris Harrison says they both have to leave the show.
So security reportedly had to break up Christian and Jordan, and Chris Harrison had to earn his paycheck again by telling both fighting gents they had to leave. It'll be interesting to see how that plays out, and if the ABC edit makes it seem like an even fight or if one of the guys seemed more at fault. To me, that piñata is already iconic. If the piñata doesn't turn out to be a major part of that storyline on TV, I'll demand a refund.
Jordan was on Bachelor in Paradise last season and he got engaged to fellow contestant Jenna Cooper. Jordan broke up with Jenna after it came out that she allegedly had a boyfriend back home when she was with Jordan. (Yep, another one of them.) During Season 5, Jordan had a bit of a meltdown when David gave Jenna a stuffed dog; he punished the poor stuffed animal by throwing it into the ocean.
Jordan knows how to bring the drama, but apparently he took things too far this time.
Bachelor in Paradise 2019 sounds like a total mess -- although there will be at least one new engagement -- and I can't wait to watch it all play out. The season premiere was going to air at the end of July but that got pushed to Monday, August 5 to give Bachelorette Hannah's own mess of a season an extended finale.