"Bachelor in Paradise" stars Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert who got engaged in the season 2 finale, have an incentive to stay together -- the $88,000 engagement ring ABC gave them.
When Tolbert proposed to Roper, it was ABC who gave him the two-carat Neil Lane ring with an emerald-cut diamond surrounded by 12 smaller round diamonds.
Roper will be able to keep the ring only if they stay together for two years, or get married. "ABC owns it for two years, and after that, if we're still together, we keep it," Jade told TMZ. "Or until we get married."
The couple is set to get more than that if they stay together and get married. According to Celeb Dirty Laundry, if Roper and Tolbert get married on television, similar to what Lacy Faddoul and Marcus Grodd did, the couple will "receive a check for that, a ton of swag and free products for the big day, and they will be the proud owners of an $88,000 ring."
However, it's highly unlikely that Roper and Tolbert will wait for a television wedding.
"I don't think we can make it to next summer," admitted host Chris Harrison during an interview on the HuffPost podcast "Here to Make Friends." "I don't think they'll wait for us. Obviously with Marcus and Lacy, the timing worked out. I don't know if Jade and Tanner will make it ... I think they are champing at the bit to get married, so it might be a race to the altar."
Tolbert and Roper started dating soon after meeting on the sets of season 2 of "Bachelor in Paradise", and they remained together throughout the season. Tolbert proposed to her in the season finale, and she accepted his proposal after just three weeks of the relationship.
"It does seem crazy, and I thought there was zero chance of this," Tolbert told People of his BIP engagement. "But when you're there and you spend so much time together from the get-go, three weeks is like nine months of real dating."