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Season 8 of Bachelor in Paradise turns enemies into friends

Bachelors in paradise Season 8 brought back two women who notoriously don’t get along. Shanae Ankney and Genevieve Parisi were enemies in Clayton’s season of The bachelorand many fans were expecting drama when they both returned GDP. However, shockingly, the two hit it off and seem to have even become friends on the beach.

[Spoiler alert: Bachelor in Paradise Season 8 spoilers ahead regarding Shanae Ankney and Genevieve Parisi.]

Shanae quickly became a villain when she appeared on Clayton’s season of The bachelor. She rubbed many of the women the wrong way with her manipulative behavior. Shanae also poked fun at fellow contestant Elizabeth Corrigan’s ADHD diagnosis.

Things came to a head when Shanae and Genevieve had a two-on-one date with Clayton. Shanae told Clayton that Genevieve was an “actress” to send her home. However, that date ended Shanae’s time on the show.

The feud continued at Women Tell All when Genevieve commented that it looked like Shanae was wearing a diaper and Shanae dropped a rumor that Genevieve was dating Aaron Clancy. Now the two are on together Bachelors in paradiseand shockingly, they seem to get along.

When Shanae arrived Bachelors in paradise Season 8, Genevieve wasn’t pleased. In the first few days on the beach, however, the two mostly avoided each other. Then came Aaron Clancy and James Bonsall with a duplicate date card. Aaron invited Genevieve while James took Shanae.

Surprisingly, the double date went smoothly. “Honestly, Shanae is just having fun I guess. She’s not trying to start drama and that’s all I wanted,” Genevieve told the cameras. Genevieve and Shanae even opened up about their romantic connections Bachelors in paradise and her attraction to Aaron and James.

Now it seems like the two have become friends. They were spotted together on the beach and discussed their relationships. At the end of Episode 4, the couple even laughed about their past feud.

“It went too far for both of us. It just went way too far,” Genevieve said, apologizing to Shanae for the diaper comment on Women Tell All. “I like where this is going,” Shanae told Genevieve. “I consider you a friend. We rewrote our love story.”

In the latest episode of Bachelors in paradise Season 8, Salley Carson finally showed up on the beach. Shanae and Genevieve were quick to question Salley about their past relationship, specifically the fact that Salley had contacted her ex before coming on the show. This confrontation caused Salley to leave GDP shortly after arrival.

Not all fans are enjoying Shanae and Genevieve’s new friendship, and some have challenged her treatment of Salley. “Genevieve is a mean girl,” wrote one Reddit user. “She’s wrong too, the way she and Shanae teamed up to be manipulative and mean together really upsets me this season.”

Bachelors in paradise Season 8 airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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