Bachelor Nation’s Katrina Badowski & Chris Bukowski Are Instagram Official
Bachelor Nation's Katrina Badowski and Chris Bukowski are dating!
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On Sunday, Katrina made it Instagram official by posting a pic of them at JJ Lane's wedding to Kayla Hughes in Denver. Referencing their similar last names, Katrina wrote on Instagram, “The Owskis ✨.”
Other Bachelor Nation alums to attend the wedding include Jade and Tanner Tolbert, Chris Soules, and Ashley and Jared Haibon.
Katrina and Chris sparked dating rumors after they were seen enjoying dinner together at Chicago restaurant Bandit on Valentine's Day. A source told People magazine, “They weren't holding hands, but they were talking, joking and flirted with each other.”
The sighting came just months after Chris and ex-fiancée Katie Morton called off their engagement. At the time, the two released a joint statement, saying, “One of the many lessons this life has taught us is that it's okay to be stubborn in the pursuit of happiness. To fight for what is real and good, and that often times the hardest thing and the right thing are the same. We've reached a point in our story where we agree it's best to go our separate ways. We have chosen to love and respect each other as friends because that's the base of our relationship, and it's what is most natural for us.”
“We are incredibly thankful for the support we've received from our family, friends and everyone who supported us throughout our journey — from paradise to this moment,” the statement continued. “We are grateful for everything that we've learned in this chapter, and are hopeful for what is to come in life and in love for both of us.”
Over the summer, Chris and Katie were one of three couples to get engaged on “Bachelor in Paradise.”
On the season finale, it was apparent that there was trouble in paradise, since Katie appeared without her engagement ring. She said, “I just put in so much effort every day and I love him so much, but I put in so much that my tank empties and if I'm not getting it filled, I break down. I fell in love with potential that may never come to fruition, but I'm just praying it does.”
They had seemed to move into a much better place, though. She told “Extra” in September, “We have grown so much since filming that reunion; I'm proud to wear this ring.”
As for how their relationship was going, Chris said, “I think our communication is strong… I think it is more on the same line now, we listen to each other.” Watch!
Karina recently appeared on Peter Weber's season of “The Bachelor,” but was sent home on the first night.