'On The Mend' Episode 2 Features Bachelor Nation Lovebirds: Ashley Iaconetti And Jared Haibon



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By Katerina Torres


The second episode of "On The Mend" is a special treat for Bachelor Nation. Fans of the "Bachelor" franchise remember Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon for their emotional friendship that played out over a few seasons on "Bachelor In Paradise." Their friendship blossomed into a relationship and the couple is now engaged and planning their wedding.

Elle sat down with Ashley and Jared to chat about the evolution of their relationship, lessons learned from exes, and some of the insecurities they grapple with. Ashley opened up about the qualities she immediately saw in Jared that she never realized she’d want in a partner. And Jared shared how he struggled during the two month waiting period after he professed his feelings to Ashley while she was dating someone new. Plus, they shared some details on their upcoming wedding!

Their story is relatable to anyone who’s ever felt stuck in the friend zone or paralyzed by fear of taking action. This episode peeks into what went on behind the scenes as the two nurtured a friendship into a relationship—what the cameras didn't show. We’re so excited for Ashley and Jared as they head toward a new phase in their relationship and wish them the very best.

You can listen to "On The Mend" on SoundCloud and Apple Podcasts. We’re so excited to bring you an entire season of great episodes full of life-affirming advice and stories to help you mend.

Photo Credit: Ashley Iaconetti/Instagram

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Katerina Torres

Katerina is a contributing editor at Mend. When she’s not cooking up new vegan recipes, she’s binge-watching another TV show. Her goal is to be your daily dose of positivity, whether through her writing, videos, or social media posts. You can watch her share bite-sized wellness tips in her weekly video series, Tub Talks.

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