Bachelor Nation's Joe Amabile and Kendall Long Take a Big Step in Their Relationship

Kendall said she "couldn't be more excited to start building a lil life together"
By Lena Grossman Apr 27, 2019 8:58 PMTags
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Cute couple moment in aisle three!

Bachelor in Paradise couple Joe Amabile—colloquially known as Grocery Store Joe—and Kendall Long took a big step in their relationship this weekend. Both Kendall and Joe shared on Instagram that they have moved into a new apartment together in West Hollywood, Calif. Are they neighbors with Colton Underwood who also happens to live in the area?

On Friday, the former Dancing With the Stars competitor posted a photo of himself sipping a cold beer with some delicious looking flatbread in front of him at a local restaurant. "Our new neighbor #wemoved," he captioned it.

Later that day, Joe uploaded a sweet photo of them posing together on the floor in one of the rooms of their new apartment. "We finally got a place together!!" he wrote. "Now we should probably buy some furniture."

Kendall posted similar pictures on her social media pages of their big moving day.

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She captioned the series of photos, "Just signed the lease to our new place in West Hollywood and couldn't be more excited to start building a lil life together with this cutie."

On Saturday, both Bachelor Nation alums added videos to their Instagram Story that today was "moving day," although they had yet to put a lot of the "moving" in "moving day."

They took a "much-needed breakfast break" despite not having packed many boxes. Sustenance is important! 

Although Grocery Store Joe and Kendall have taken the big leap to moving in together, it still may be a bit before we see a ring on Kendall's finger. 

She told E! News in January that an engagement will "definitely, possibly happen" but that "there's just so much going on."

There's a chance that the Bachelor in Paradise couple, who left viewers anguished throughout the season because there was so much will-they-or-won't-they, could move to the Windy City down the line. 

"We want to try it out [in Los Angeles] and then maybe go to Chicago but as of now, my family's here and work's here. It just seems to make the most sense," she explained.

Check out the gallery below to see the relationship status of your favorite Bachelor Nation couples.

Chris Bukowski & Katie Morton

Status: Split

Following months of speculation, the Bachelor in Paradise duo announced their break up in a joint statement. "We've reached a point in our story where we agree it's best to go our separate ways," they posted to their Instagrams on December 10. "We have chosen to love and respect each other as friends because that's the base of our relationship, and it's what is most natural for us."

Demi Burnett & Kristian Haggerty

Status: Split

Bachelor Nation's first same-sex couple, who had gotten engaged on season six of Bachelor in Paradise, announced their split on Halloween. "What has always been at the forefront of our relationship is love and care for one another. Our priority is doing what is best for us. With a heavy heart full of love for one another we have decided it is best for us to take a step back from our relationship," the couple said in a joint statement posted on Instagram. "We ultimately want what is best for us in the long run and for us right now, that means being apart and growing individually."

Tayshia Adams & John Paul Jones

Status: Split

Five months after meeting on the beaches of Bachelor in Paradise, Tayshia announced she and John had decided to go their separate ways. As she put it, "...we were living on opposite coasts, and working insane schedules that made it impossible to see each other and build a life with each other."

Hannah Brown & Jed Wyatt

Status: Split.

On the Bachelorette season 15 finale, it was revealed they got engaged but then broke up after he told her that he had dated another woman up until a week before the show, adding that their relationship was not serious and had ended. Brown then said she read a story about him and his alleged ex, Haley Stevens, which contradicted his version.

Hannah Brown & Tyler Cameron

Status: It's complicated.

After her breakup from Jed Wyatt, Brown reconciled with her runner-up and the two even spent the night together at her home. But he soon ended up pursuing something with model Gigi Hadid, and he and Brown were dunzo again. However, in March 2020, the two reunited in Florida and later self-isolated with friends amid the coronavirus pandemic, sparking fresh romance rumors.

Connor Saeli & Whitney Fransway

Status: Split.

The two had hit it off on season six of Bachelor in Paradise but then called it quits after having problems maintaining a long-distance relationship.

Rachel Lindsay & Bryan Abasolo

Status: Married.

While Rachel revealed before her season of The Bachelorette even began airing that she ended her journey engaged, fans had to wait until the dramatic finale to find out if it was Bryan or Peter Kraus who put a ring on it. Rachel and Bryan celebrated their engagement with parties in Dallas and Miami, their respective hometowns. The two wed in August 2019.

Ashley Iaconetti & Jared Haibon

Status: Married

It's Bachelor Nation's IRL rom-com, as the BFFs fell in love three years after Ashley I. first cried over Jared on Bachelor in Paradise. After revealing they were together in a 45-minute episode of her web series The Story of Us, much to the delight of fans, Jared got down on one knee during production on season five of the spinoff. The two wed in August 2019.

Colton Underwood & Cassie Randolph

Status: Dating

Fans were a little stunned when Cassie chose to leave Colton's season of The Bachelor, fearing she wasn't in love with him enough. So Colton stunned right back by jumping a fence and running away before breaking it off with the other two remaining women and going after Cassie anyway. Now they're happily just dating. 

Kaitlyn Bristowe & Jason Tartick

Status: Dating

After her split from Shawn Booth, Kaitlyn Bristowe found love with Jason Tartick, who was a contestant during Becca Kufrin's season of The Bachelorette. He asked her out during a taping of her podcast in January 2019, and they've been adorable ever since. 

Arie Luyendyk Jr. & Lauren Burnham

Status: Married + 1

After waffling between Lauren B. and Becca K. for his entire finale, with his heart clearly telling him to pick Lauren and the rest of the world telling him to pick Becca, he picked Becca. Then he changed his mind and went back to Lauren, and now they seem truly inseparable. They tied the knot in January 2019 and welcomed their first child, daughter Alessia Ren Luyendyk, the following May.

Kaitlyn Bristowe & Shawn Booth

Status: Split 

A little more than three years after they got engaged on The Bachelorette, Kaitlyn and Shawn have split up. In a statement to People, they said that they had decided to go their separate ways. 

"This difficult decision comes after thoughtful, respectful consideration. Even though we are parting as a couple, we're very much committed to remaining friends. We have both evolved as people, which is taking us in different directions, but with the hope that we will continue to support each other in new ways. Due to the nature of how we met, our relationship has always been very public, and we have enjoyed sharing it with all of you, but we ask that you respect our decision and our privacy at this time." 

Jordan Kimball & Jenna Cooper

Status: Split

Just one day after their proposal was aired in the Bachelor in Paradise season five finale, Jordan took to Instagram to reveal the couple had engaged their engagement after allegations surfaced that Jenna was cheating on him.

"I deal with unreasonable circumstances reasonably and have come to terms with a decision to remove myself from the relationship, it breaks my heart to think, feel and fall for this," he wrote. "It's dropped me. Fumbling emotions and being understanding is not easy."

Reality Steve published screenshots earlier in the day, which purported to show she had been corresponding with an unidentified man, via text, about the nature of her relationship with the male model, claiming it was all for business reasons. 

Annaliese Puccini & Kamil Nicalek

Status: Dating.

The Bachelor in Paradise season five couple split during the show but it was revealed at the reunion that they were back together.

Taylor Nolan & Derek Peth

 

Status: Split.

The two got engaged on Bachelor in Paradise season four but split in June 2018.

Ashley Iaconetti & Kevin Wendt

Status: Split

Ashley I. finally got to leave a Bachelor show in a relationship, but her whirlwind romance with Canadian Kevin on The Bachelor Winter Games only lasted a few months before they parted ways, reportedly citing issues with the distance. 

Becca Kufrin & Garrett Yrigoyen

Status: Engaged.

The Bachelorette season 14 star and her winner are still engaged as of August 2019.

Lacey Mark & Daniel Maguire

 

Status: Split.

The two ended their relationship after Bachelor in Paradise season four.

 

Kendall Long and Joe Amabile

Status: Dating.

The Bachelor in Paradise season five couple split during the show but it was revealed at the reunion that they were back together.

Astrid Loch & Kevin Wendt

Status: Engaged. 

The Bachelor in Paradise season five couple split during the show but it was revealed at the reunion that they were back together. In Sep. 2019, the lovebirds shared news of their engagement. Kevin captioned the announcement, "You'll never walk alone again. From here on out, we run together. Astrid you are my family, babe. Forever."

Chris Randone & Krystal Nielson

Status: Married

The fitness-loving couple got engaged during the Bachelor in Paradise season five finale, and soon thereafter Chris moved in with Krystal. Their love story continued one year later when they tied the knot in June 2019 a Puerto Vallarta ceremony officiated by none other than Chris Harrison.

Courtney Dober & Lily McManus

Status: Split 

While they didn't get a ton of screentime during Winter Games, the finale revealed Australian Courtney and New Zealander Lily to be one heck of a couple. After touring the U.S. in an RV and documenting the entire thing on Instagram and Youtube, Lily and Courtney both posted lengthy and beautiful statements on their Instagrams explaining that they have decided to split, but remain friends. 

"Lily and I have chosen not to end our relationship but to continue it as mates," Courtney wrote. "We're best friends and its become clear to both of us that the emotional side of our relationship just doesn't allow us to be the best versions of ourselves." 

"It makes my eyes leak a little bit but myself and Court have decided to split on mutual terms," Lily echoed. "I love Court with every ounce of my being, that long limbed f**k will be a part of my life for a very long time." 

They still post about each other on Instagram pretty regularly.  

Taylor Nolan & Derek Peth

Status: Split

They were solid all of Paradise (other than that brief moment when Derek's response to an argument was "F--k you"), and Derek was actually shaking as he got down on one knee at the BIP reunion taping to ask Taylor to marry him. But after one year, the couple announced the end of their engagement in an exclusive statement to E! News. 

"It is with much sadness that we have decided to end our engagement. We put everything we could into our relationship and are heartbroken to go forward separately, but we know this is the best decision for the both of us," the exes said. "We will still be present in each other's lives with support, admiration and respect for each other."

Lace Morris & Grant Kemp

Status: Split.

The two ended their relationship after Bachelor in Paradise season three.

Dean Unglert & Lesley Murphy

Status: Split

After four months of dating, E! New exclusively learned that Dean and Lesley had called it quits, with a source telling us, "Distance and traveling were a factor. They are both going to continue to be friendly and are on good terms, but their romantic relationship has ended."

Clare Crawley & Benoit Beausejour-Savard

Status: Split

While Clare sent Benoit packing during The Bachelor Winter Games, they shocked everyone by getting together after the show. The Canadian sweetheart popped the question during the reunion taping, and Clare's brief jacuzzi argument with German Christian was all but forgotten.

Less than two months later, the couple announced their break up in a joint Instagram post. "We do understand however, having a public engagement on TV kind of changes that. It's with a heavy heart that we have mutually decided to end our relationship," the former couple wrote.

Stassi Yaramchuk & Luke Pell

Status: Split

While they left Winter Games together, it was revealed during the reunion show that Luke didn't even get Stassi's phone number, and she never heard from him again. She wanted nothing to do with him, and for good reason. 

Arie Luyendyk Jr. & Becca Kufrin

Status: Split

Ouch. Becca first appeared to have won The Bachelor and a sweet proposal from Arie during which he promised to love her every day forever. Then, a couple of months later, he dumped her in front of two TV cameras and went back to his runner-up. It was brutal, but Becca's the next Bachelorette, so perhaps things aren't all bad. 

Lacy Faddoul & Marcus Grodd

Status: Split.

The two got engaged on the Bachelor in Paradise season one finale and had a wedding ceremony in 2015 on the season two premiere. They split in 2016 and revealed their marriage was not legal.

Raven Gates & Adam Gottschalk

Status: Engaged

While we still can't forget Adam's creepy mini-me doll, Raven has somehow managed to look past it and find the possible love of her life. They had a great time in the fantasy suite, and are now gallivanting all over the world together. Adam even met Raven's parents during the BIP reunion taping, and they've got plans for Raven to meet his. Adam popped the question in May 2019.

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Congrats on the big move, Joe and Kendall!

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