The Chad Bear strikes again! JoJo Fletcher may have sent him packing during episode 4 of “The Bachelorette,” but ABC is giving him a second shot at love on Season 3 of “Bachelor in Paradise.” Unfortunately, it doesn't look like Chad gets a happy ending on that show either.

On Monday Chad took to Instagram to reveal that he's found a new lady love — and it’s the ex-girlfriend of one of his former “Bachelorette” co-stars!


“While traveling this weekend, our paths crossed and I finally had the opportunity to meet Hope Higginbotham in person," Chad wrote. “Let me just say, she is even more beautiful in person! A great girl like her deserves so much better than someone who lies, cheats, and ends a four year long relationship in order to pursue fame on a tv show."

Who is Hope Higginbotham, you may ask? She’s none other than Robby Hayes’ ex! What makes this relationship even juicier is that Hope claims that she was in a serious relationship with Robby before he joined the show. In fact, she claims that the reason he dumped her is that he got a call from producers! 

Two scorned lovers uniting? It may not be “Bachelor in Paradise,” but it sure is juicy! Their steamy photo comes less than a week after show creator and  producer Mike Fleiss tweeted that Chad found love on the spinoff reality show ... 

Chad Johnson Chad Johnson has found love with a fellow “The Bachelorette” contestant’s ex-girlfriend. Photo: ABC