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Corinne Olympios & DeMario Jackson are Spending Valentine’s Day Together

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Former Bachelor in Paradise stars Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson might not be dating (yet!), but they’re spending the most romantic day of the year together. In a new podcast, DeMario dished on his Valentine's Day plans, which includes hanging with his “homie” Corinne.

“You know what’s funny? We actually are going out for Valentine’s Day – as friends, as friends,” DeMario told fellow Bachelor Nation member, Eric Bigger, on an episode of Bigger Talks With Eric Bigger. “I can’t wait for tonight, just for the fact that — you know, we’re homies.“

“We’re really good friends, and you know, we just enjoy each other’s company and we like to take things slow. I feel like the last couple of months, it’s been a lot of pressure for us to be something or this or that,” he continued. “But at the end of the day, you know, it’s her and I. We hang out.”

But does DeMario see a future with Corinne? Based on what he said next, we definitely think so.

“We have fun, and you know, that’s it. And a year from now, you never know, but for right now, you know, we’re strictly friends … I told her, like after the Jay-Z concert — you know, I was a little drunk — and I basically told her, you know, I was like, ‘Look, like I’m into you, you’re into me, but I don’t want to half-ass do anything,'” DeMario told Eric.

Ah! How cute? Honestly, their chemistry is pretty undeniable, which is another reason why it would be a complete waste not to give love a chance. Also, after everything they've been through together, they've gotten to know each other very well. In case you didn't know, DeMario and Corinne were involved in a Bachelor scandal after a producer filed a report of alleged sexual misconduct on the set.

ABC later shut down the production of Bachelor in Paradise in June 2017 in order to investigate. However, they found no evidence of misconduct. To our disappointment though, DeMario and Corinne never returned to Mexico after the spinoff resumed filming two weeks later.

Following the show (where they immediately hit it off), romance rumors began swirling. However, they both denied they were anything more than just friends. “We’re extremely close. We talk, like, every day. We hang out. We do things that friends do,” DeMario told Us Weekly in October.

Meanwhile, Corinne sparked her own dating rumors after she posted a cozy photo with Nick Viall. She left the pic caption-less which made fans wonder even more!

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Pretty cuddly if you ask us! But Nick made sure to shut the rumors down later commenting, “This pic reminds me of your home town date… oh wait… because it was.” Ouch. Someone clearly doesn't want people thinking they were back together. Despite the shade though, Corinne didn't delete the photo. Hey, maybe she was just feeling nostalgic? She's totally allowed.

But since Nick made it clear he and Corinne did not reconcile, that means she's single and ready to mingle with DeMario if that's what she wants. TBH, we totally approve of them as a couple!

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