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While the entire premise of the Bachelor/ette franchise revolves around the proposal in the finale, they sometimes don’t happen — we see you Brad Womack and Juan Pablo Galavis. But what’s almost upstaged all that? The unexpected Bachelor Pad engagements, courtesy of Blake Julian and Tony Pieper. Sadly only one of those worked out (RIP Blakelony), but we’re now hearing that ABC tried to recapture the magic on Bachelor in Paradise with Chris Bukowski and Elise Mosca!

Though the spin-off doesn’t premiere until August 4 — set those DVRs! — Wetpaint already found out from a source close to the Bachelor Nation pair that they started dating on the show, only to exit together early after Chris injured himself.

According to Reality Steve, the producers flew them back for the finale, with the hopes that Chris would propose to Elise — they even reportedly provided him with a ring! So did he do it?

Sadly, we hear that’s a no. The former Bachelor Pad and Bachelorette Season 8 star decided against the on-air marriage offer, though there’s a chance we may never see signs of this when the show actually airs. We’ll just have to wait and see! Maybe someone else will get down on one knee, instead? A girl can dream...

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Source: Reality Steve