Posted: 6:52 a.m. Monday, Feb. 24, 2014
By Julia Wayne
UPDATE (2/23/2014): And... it's official! Tenley Molzahn herself has now confirmed to People that she is back together with Kiptyn Locke. "It's a new, healthy place for us where we don't have to live up to the pressures that we were feeling," she said, noting that it's been a few months since they rekindled the romance. "I'm happy, and I think we both know where we want it to head. The purpose and the goal is marriage and family." That's right — she said marriage!
UPDATE (1/3/13): When we first saw Tenley Molzahn and Kiptyn Locke in Holly and Blake Julian's Christmas in Maui pics, we were so stoked, but cautious. After all, KipTen totally made us cry when they broke up in January (and admitted it in March). So, you can imagine how excited we were when Tenley first posted on Facebok that as lovely as Maui was "we" are excited to head to Portland. The Oregon-born girl and her San Diego manfriend are a little private, which is fine, but we need to know things.
Lo and behold, Tens posted a bunch of pics of her and Kip on Facebook over the holidays (which we dissected and spliced in a not at all creepy way to capture the most love possible). She captioned one of her two collages, "Happy happy New Year! Cheers to 2013! May this year be filled with tons of love, hope, adventure, gratefulness, & freedom to be the you that you were created to be!" So nice to see her and Kiptyn back together. Perhaps he gave her a sweet Christmas present that she'll be able to wear on her finger forever? We'll cross a couple of our own fingers, just in case.
ORIGINAL STORY (12/23/13): Some couples are just meant to be, and we have a feeling Season 5 Bachelorette runner-up Kiptyn Locke and Season 14 Bachelor runner-up Tenley Molzahn just might be one of those twosomes for the ages. Although they broke up in January 2013 after 2 ½ years, the split was amicable and we’ve been counting down the days until they’d be reunited. Is that day today? Read on, gentle romantics.
On December 23, 2013, we got a giant, swelling surge of joy because of those crazy kids. Holly Durst/Julian/almost-Stagliano-but-then-not tweeted a shot of herself with husband Blake — and Kiptyn and Tenley! And it wasn’t like they just bumped into each other somewhere. San Diego residents KipTen and South Carolina dwellers Holly and Blake were all hanging out in Hawaii!!
“Mele Kalikimaka! #mauichristmas,” Holls captioned the cute coupley shot of the two pairs standing in front of a twinkly Christmas tree. Indeed, both Kiptyn and Tenley have been posting pics in Mauli for the last several days, but none of those pics featured or mentioned their other half. So, what does it mean? We’re not sure, but a Maui vacation seems like a sure word that they’re together, right?
Plus, on December 10, Kiptyn and Tenley were hanging out in San Diego, while he judged the “So You Wish You Could Skate” charity event. When an event host thanked them for being there, Kiptyn responded, “We Loved it!” While he could’ve been referring to pal Roberto Martinez, who was also in attendance, we were definitely curious about the “we” in the room.
Although neither half of our favorite Bachelor Nation couple has confirmed the reunion, pictures are worth at least a few words of speculation. At the time of their breakup — well, two months later when it was officially confirmed — they attributed the split to personal growth. "With love and respect, we decided to take a break in January,” Kipten told People in March 2013. “We are both focused on philanthropic and personal growth at this time, wishing each other the best. Thank you for respecting our privacy."
Since then, Tenley has given tons of time to her blog, Tenley's Sweet and Free Life, which focuses on gluten-free goodies, took a trip to Paris for a photo shoot, and went to Africa to help orphans. So, we’d say she’s done plenty of that philanthropy and personal growth business… We’re not sure about Kiptyn, but from his Instagram feed, it looks like he’s been hanging with plenty of Bachelor alumni, catching some concerts, and working with various charities. So, that seems pretty sweet, too.
In conclusion, you guys, Tenley and Kiptyn just might be back together for real. This may be a Christmas miracle.
What do you think? Are they back together, and will they get engaged? Share your thoughts below!