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DeMario Jackson Admits Suicide 'Crossed His Mind' During 'Bachelor in Paradise' Scandal

DeMario Jackson made a really upsetting reveal in a new interview, admitting he was “suicidal, but not like the suicidal that you might think” after the events that transpired with Corinne Olympios during Bachelor in Paradise.

“I never thought, ‘Oh, I’m gonna kill myself,’ but it crossed my mind. I remember just talking to my mom, like, ‘My life’s over. Like, I don’t even want to live anymore.’ And she, like, lost it,” DeMario told ET. He continued that he started seeing a therapist and lost 25 pounds after everything went down.

If you didn’t know, DeMario and Corinne‘s hookup caused a production shut down that lead to a investigation into sexual assault. Producers found no evidence of assault and production continued without DeMario and Corinne.

Now, DeMario says he’s in a better place.

“Just stay strong. Don’t let the people who weren’t there alter your judgment. Don’t let the people who weren’t there get the best of you,” he continued. “Corinne‘s a lot like me, she’s extremely misunderstood. She has a personality that lights up a room, a smile that lights the room. She’s a smart girl, and when I say smart, I mean she knows how to play this reality wheel thing.”

Here's How 'Bachelor in Paradise' Shutdown Played Out on Air

Spoilers from last night’s Bachelor in Paradise premiere ahead!

Last night, the first episode of Bachelor in Paradise‘s new season aired, and it addressed what happened leading up to the shutdown in production over a hookup between DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios. The hookup lead to allegations of sexual assault.

The hookup was never actually seen, and not much was made of the fact that Corinne and DeMario spent the first evening together.

Later in the show, just before the first rose ceremony, the cast was seen chilling around the beach. All of a sudden a producer called Corinne over and she said, “What’s up?” and replied, “I don’t know.” DeMario was also approached by a producer and taken away.

At this point, the cast seemed very confused and someone asked “Where is Corinne?”

Then, the cast noticed that filming had stopped.

“Everyone’s very confused right now,” Danielle said. “It’s kind of like a chill all over paradise. We’re all just looking at each other like, ‘What the f–k is happening?’”

Taylor could be heard speculating, “Corinne and DeMario from the first night.”

The episode ended in a cliffhanger and there’s another new episode tonight on ABC, which will presumably reveal more information.

See more photos from the premiere…

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DeMario Jackson Sends a Message on 'Bachelor in Paradise' Premiere Day

DeMario Jackson has written a message on his Instagram account, hours before the premiere of Bachelor in Paradise‘s new season.

“When I think about #Paradise I don’t think about the scandal, the click bait articles and the piss poor ‘journalism’. I think about the beautiful moments that I shared with incredible humans. I think about the friendships and the unbreakable bonds. I think about @alexiswaters_ and I throwing coconuts into the ocean at 2:00am, @ravennicolegates putting a crab on my face while I was sleeping and @deanie_babies dreamy eyes,” DeMario wrote. “I’ve waited on this day for 2 months and 3 days because I want YOU ALL to SEE the TRUTH with your own EYES and then form an opinion about the ‘situation’. Shout out to my family, friends and cast mates (who have become family). You have all showered me with so much love, support and I am extremely honored and humbled to have you all in my life. Oh and be sure to watch Bachelor in Paradise tonight on ABC at 8pm!”

The post is in reference to his sexual encounter with Bachelor in Paradise contestant Corinne Olympios. The encounter caused a shut-down in production and lead to a sexual assault investigation. Ultimately, no wrong-doing was found in the investigation and production resumed.

'Bachelor in Paradise' Producer Didn't Think Corinne & DeMario's Incident Was 'Out of the Ordinary'

The new season of Bachelor in Paradise is set to premiere tonight (August 14) after a ton of controversy involving contestants DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios.

There were allegations of sexual misconduct after the two reality stars were reportedly intoxicated in a hot tub together and the incident will be addressed on the season premiere. Production was shut down while producers investigated what happened and after Warner Bros. TV deemed nothing impromper occurred, production resumed, but with DeMario and Corinne.

“Just from watching it, it seemed to me that there was nothing really out of the ordinary. It seemed like summer fun that we would normally have in Paradise,” executive producer Martin Hilton said in a new interview with EW. “And so it was fairly clear to me watching it that this was not going to be a long-term issue, yet even the perceived issue is important for us to get right both for the people who have worked on the show forever and with the cast. It was important to slow down, really look at this, and only proceed if everything checked out.”

Martin is pretty sure that the future of Bachelor Nation is safe.

“Obviously, as producers, you always have that feeling on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, even though we’ve been on so long, that somehow it could be canceled next season,” Hilton said. “But I feel pretty positive that we will be back next summer with another season of Bachelor in Paradise.”

Bachelor in Paradise's DeMario Jackson Wears 'Show the Tape' Shirt

Bachelor in Paradise‘s DeMario Jackson wears a “Show the Tape!!!” t-shirt while out at the Doheny Room on Friday (August 11) in West Hollywood, Calif.

The shirt is a reference to his sexual encounter with Bachelor in Paradise contestant Corinne Olympios. The encounter caused a shut-down in production and lead to a sexual assault investigation.

Ultimately, no wrong-doing was found in the investigation and production resumed. One can assume from DeMario‘s t-shirt that he wants to full tape of the encounter shown. The shut down will be addressed on tomorrow’s season premiere.

If you missed it, check out the full cast list for this season’s Bachelor in Paradise.

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Details About Corinne & DeMario's 'Bachelor in Paradise' Reunion Have Been Revealed

  • Corinne and DeMario won’t actually come face to face – TMZ
  • Aw! Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are so cute – Just Jared Jr
  • Was Anthony Mackie picking on Tom Holland!? – Lainey Gossip
  • Who was in attendance at Serena Williams‘ baby shower? – TooFab
  • Another Fox News host was suspended – The Hollywood Reporter

DeMario Jackson Is Talking with 'Dancing with the Stars' Team

  • There’s a chance that you’ll see more of DeMario Jackson on your television soon – TMZ
  • This Teen Wolf star opens up about keeping her private life private – Just Jared Jr
  • A heckler almost came between Chris Christie and his nachos – DListed
  • Here is what HBO’s hackers stole – TooFab
  • One of these gay roommates is husband material and an overnight trick knows it – Towleroad
  • Bella Thorne can’t keep her tongue off this guy – J-14