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Has Bachelor Runner-Up Raven Found Love After All?

We watched her heartbreaking rejection on the finale of Nick Viall’s season of The Bachelor, but Raven Gates may not be alone for long.

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After watching Viall send her home, former Bachelorette contestant James Taylor (he competed for JoJo Fletcher’s heart during her season of the show) offered up a message to Gates via Twitter:

James McCoy Taylor on Twitter

Lord have mercy, raven meet me in Paradise?! You deserve a good southern gentleman. #TheBachelorFinale


Gates has accepted show host Chris Harrison’s offer to appear on Bachelor in Paradise, and even said she was interested in meeting Taylor, so maybe wedding bells are in her future after all.


Lauren Levine is a freelance writer who has contributed to publications and websites including The Huffington Post, Hello Giggles, Bustle, Thought Catalog, The Charlotte Observer, U.S. News & World Report, and others. She’s also the co-host of The Margarita Confessionals podcast. Say hi on Twitter, @lifewithlauren1.