While the former Bachelor Nation contestant has yet to confirm his return, he recently referred to himself “as the resident bartender slash therapist in [Bachelor in] Paradise,” during the latest episode of his Your Favorite Thing podcast. His willingness to quarantine for a guest spot on the last season of The Bachelorette and Matt James’ season of The Bachelor might indicate his role reprisal.
Here’s what you need to know:
Adams Was Fine With Missing This Past Season
Amid production delays on The Bachelorette, Bachelor in Paradise was wiped from the summer 2020 lineup.
While Bachelor Nation seemed to feel the void, Adams looked at the bright side of not traveling to Mexico.
“If this had never happened, I would have been working on a different project and then [Bachelor in] Paradise. I would have been gone for basically the entire summer,” he told Us Weekly. “So, you got to silver-lining this thing or glass half-full. It’s been nice to get to spend a bunch of time with my fiancée.”
Wells Has Been the Bartender on ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Since 2017
The original bartender on Bachelor in Paradise was not Adams, but rather Jorge Moreno. He eventually left the show to start his own tour company, Nayarit Uncovered according to PopSugar.
In his absence, the dating franchise turned to a fan-favorite star of JoJo Fletcher’s season of The Bachelorette. He also had a short-lived appearance on Bachelor in Paradise.
Adams often provides quips and advice to contestants on the Sayulita, Mexico beach. He was a likely choice for the role given his past as a radio host. His talents have continued, hosting You Favorite Thing and WellsCast podcasts.
Thus far, he has tended bar for seasons four, five and six of the dating franchise’s tropical iteration.
‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Is Expected to Return
Bachelor in Paradise is expected to return this year. “We are hell-bent on figuring out how we make Paradise work,” ABC Executive Robert Mills told Variety. “Unless something horrendous happens, I feel very confident that Paradise is coming back on this summer — how and where it’s going to be, it’s still too early to tell.”
With the bubble format figured out during The Bachelorette and used during The Bachelor, they have the how but are not sure on the where.
“If there is some different type of way we have to do it, we want to do it,” he told the publication. “As wonderful as it is being in Mexico with that type of setting, it really is about people we have come to love — or love to hate — finding a second chance at love.”
There will be a plethora of contestants from which to choose. Once the next season of The Bachelorette airs, there will have been four seasons of the franchise to air since the last Bachelor in Paradise.
Adams Has to Be Especially Careful With an Immunocompromised Fiancée
The biggest potential roadblock for Adams’ reappearance on the show is the health of his fiancée, actress Sarah Hyland, and their upcoming nuptials.
“She is immunocompromised,” the Bachelor in Paradise bartender revealed of his fiancée during an appearance on Click Bait. “She’s a transplant recipient and so she’s got, like, a really weak immune system cause she takes pills so, like, her body doesn’t reject this new kidney in her body.”
Because of her safety, he said the couple has been more careful than many others their age. Still, he was able to safely appear on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette.
The couple was originally going to wed last August, but it was canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic. With the production details not yet released, it remains unclear if the new season or the required quarantine time would conflict with his rescheduled wedding this summer.