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Carly Anne Waddell was a contestant on the 19th season of The Bachelor.

She was eliminated in week 7.

She returned for the 2nd season of Bachelor in Paradise. She split from Kirk DeWindt in week 6.

She returned again for, and won, the 3rd season of Bachelor in Paradise.

Personal life[]

Her brother, Zak Waddell, appeared on 9th season of The Bachelorette.

Carly met Evan Bass on the 3rd season of Bachelor in Paradise and accepted his proposal.

They were married in a beach wedding in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico. The ceremony was officiated by Chris Harrison. Evan's ring is a straight, wide platinum band, which is estimated to be between $1200 and $1500. Carly's wedding ring is a channel-set eternity band with diamonds all the way around. The estimated retail cost of which is $50,000. Both rings were designed by celebrity jeweler Neil Lane. Several Bachelor alumni were present at the wedding; Wells Adams (Evan's groomsman), Vinny Ventiera, Shawn Booth, Kaitlyn Bristowe, Luke Pell, Whitney Bischoff, Ashley Iaconetti, Jared Haibon, Nick Viall, Vanessa Grimaldi, Emily and Haley Ferguson, Tanner Tolbert, Jade Tolbert (Carly's bridesmaid) and Juelia Kinney (Carly's bridesmaid). Their wedding will aired as a part of the 4th season of Bachelor in Paradise, on August 15, 2017.

On August 6, 2017, they announced that they were expecting their first child. On August 20, 2017, they announced that they are having a girl. On January 14, 2018, they announced that they would be naming their daughter Isabella "Bella" Evelyn. Their daughter was born on February 15, 2018 (2018-02-15) (age 6). She was born at 1:58 p.m., measuring 18¾ inches long and weighing 6 lbs., 8 oz.

On May 9, 2019, she and Evan announced via Instagram they are expecting their second baby together. This baby is due in November of 2019. Their second child, son Charles "Charlie" Wolfe was born on November 12, 2019 (2019-11-12) (age 4). He was born at 11:22 a.m., weighing 6 lbs., 13 oz., and measuring 18 inches long.

In March 2017, she shared on Instagram, that she had made the decision to freeze her eggs. She had the help of Whitney Bischoff who works as a fertility nurse. On the same day Andi Dorfman and Kaitlyn Bristowe also froze their eggs.

On December 23, 2020, Carly and Evan announced they are separating with the intent of divorcing.


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Height: 5'4"

Tattoos: None

Can't live without: God, family, mascara, curling iron, cut-off denim shorts

Biggest date fear: Silence

I love it when my date is invested, opens the door, asks questions, looks me in the eyes, compliments me, smiles, laughs, holds my hand.

I hate it when my date looks at his phone the whole time, is absent mentally, is too handsy (at first), eats less than me, is rude to other people.

What is the most outrageous thing you've ever done? I had to be a pirate watcher from midnight to 4am in the Red Sea on my last ship. (Yes, you read that correct...actual pirates, not Captain Hook.)

Who is your favorite actor? Rachel McAdams -- she's brilliant while being adorable at the same time. Perfect balance.

What's the most romantic present you have ever received? A handpicked flower from his walk to pick me up. Something about a man twirling a flower in his sweet and thoughtful.

What does being married mean to you? Two souls growing independently and intertwined at the same time. Unconditional love, trust, companionship and compassion.