Demi Burnett and Kristian Haggerty: Are They Still Together?

Beloved Bachelor in Paradise alum Demi Burnett faced a torrent of biphobia for her relationship with Kristian Haggerty.

Though the two are now engaged, they are now facing scrutiny from fans who think that their relationship was just for show.

Have they broken up already? Demi is speaking out about these rumors.

Demi Burnett was at, of all things, a Dick’s Sporting Goods fashion show this week, where she spoke to Us Weekly.

And she specifically addressed the rumors that she and Kristian are spending so much time apart that they appear to have broken up.

“Every relationship is different,” Demi emphasizes.

“And it’s like — I mean in the most respectful way — it’s nobody’s business how our relationship works,” she correctly states.

Demi explains: “We both have so much going on right now.”

“She’s in Florida, I’m in New York,” Demi notes.

But being in separate states is just a reality for two busy professionals with their own lives.

“But,” she notes. “We do spend time together.”

“Just because we don’t broadcast it,” Demi states. “Doesn’t mean that we’re not together.”

That makes a world of sense. Relationships don’t need performative affection every single day for the benefit of fans.

They need real affection.

“We’re not too far apart,” Demi notes.

Florida may exist on another, chaotic plane of existence, but states on the east coast aren’t all that far apart. And they’re in the same time zone.

“I think it’s important to kind of have our space,” she expresses wisely.

Demi says that it’s important “just so, you know, we can develop a normal, very solid, steady relationship.”

Jumping into buying a house together can be a huge mistake.

Kristian and Demi are engaged, but she makes it clear that they have not taken the dive into wedding planning — not yet.

“If you just jump into it and just rush everything, for me personally, that’s not how I could have a successful relationship,” Demi states.

She made that clear in Paradise, and she’s absolutely right.

“I have to definitely take it at a steady pace,” she expresses.

She confirms that, despite their engagement: “We’re definitely just dating right now.”

“There’s so much going on for both of us,” Demi continues.

She says: “That it’s like, ‘Oh, planning a wedding right now just sounds so intense.’”

One of the most stressful human undertakings.

“So we’re definitely taking it slow,” Demi concludes. “And just enjoying our time together.”

That sounds both healthy and wise!

So why did they get engaged if they’re still getting a hang on dating each other?

Well … probably because ABC asked them to.

What we imagine is that producers called Demi to invite her to Paradise, and she was like “well, actually, I’m in a solid relationship with my girlfriend.”

And producers, maybe recognizing that their entire franchise is too overwhelmingly heterosexual, saw an opportunity.

They likely enticed Demi to appear on the show and invited Kristian, that way they could have some much-needed bi representation.

The proposal was sweet and we’re sure that it’s sincere, but the timing was likely decided by the network. Waiting is the smart thing to do.

Bachelor Nation Stars Who Found Love After the Show

Just because you go on a reality TV show to find love, it doesn’t mean you will. 

The Bachelor and its many spinoffs have been on the air for over seventeen years.

It may have seemed like these Bachelor Nation stars found love on one of the ABC shows, but they’re with someone different today. 

Have a look below. 

1. DeAnna Pappas

Deanna pappas husband
DeAnna got engaged to Jesse Csincsak on The Bachelorette Season 4, but their relationship did not stand the test of time. Pappas went on to marry Stephen Stagliano in 2012. They welcomed a daughter Addison in 2014 and a son Austin in 2016.

2. Ali Fedotowsky

Ali fedotowsky and kevin manno
When The Bachelorette Season 6 wrapped, Ali seemed loved up with Roberto Martinez, but the engagement came to a halt in 2011. She subsequently got close to Kevin Manno, the same man she married in 2017.

They have two children together!

3. Bob Guiney

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We forgot all about this dude, but here we go: He and Estella Gardinier, Bob’s final pick from The Bachelor Season 4 split up. He got married to Rebecca Budig in the aftermath, but they split up after six years of marriage. But he followed that one up with Jessica Canyon. They’re married and have a son!

4. Byron Velvick

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Byron called off his engagement to Mary Delgado in 2009 but got married to Belinda Velvick in 2015. They have one daughter.

5. Jillian Harris

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Harris was got engaged to Ed Swiderski on Season 5 of The Bachelorette. It didn’t work out. Years later, Harris announced her engagement to Justin Pasutto in 2016. They’re now married and have two kids.

6. Juan Pablo Galavis

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Things quickly went south between Galavis and Nikki Ferrell — the final rose recipient of The Bachelor Season 18. But Galavis moved on to Osmariel Villalobos and the pair got married in August 2017.

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