'Bachelor in Paradise' Star Jared Haibon Insists He's 'Done' With Reality TV

"I’ve hit my ceiling," he said. "There’s no more."

ByLESLEY MESSER
August 31, 2016, 12:29 PM
PHOTO: Jared Haibon and Caila Quinn are seen here in an episode of "Bachelor in Paradise."
Jared Haibon and Caila Quinn are seen here in an episode of "Bachelor in Paradise."
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— -- Jared Haibon has twice appeared on "Bachelor in Paradise," but don't expect to see him on the show again.

Following a tumultuous season on the ABC reality show, Haibon told ABC News that his reality TV days are over.

Though he said credited the franchise for being character-building, he said definitively, "I'm done."

"As much as I would love to just do it every year hopefully I will be in a loving relationship by the next time 'Bachelor in Paradise' airs," he said. "I’ve hit my ceiling. There’s no more. No mas for Jared. This is my last one."

Haibon developed feelings for Caila Quinn this season, only to have Ashley Iaconetti tearfully confess to him that she was jealous of the relationship. Though the dynamic clearly frustrated Haibon, who left the show as a result of all the drama, he told ABC News that he does not have hard feelings toward Iaconetti.

"She is an incredible person and somebody that I am very happy is a part of my life," he said. "She came into paradise like a wrecking ball as only she can do, which is one of the most endearing things about her that I love. She’s so raw! That’s Ashley. She is raw and she’s emotional and she’s vulnerable and she’s irrational at times and yet she is adorable and sweet and kind and honest and so I’m happy that things worked out the way they did."

Haibon and Quinn eventually split, as revealed last night on "After Paradise," and he described his dream partner to ABC News as "someone who's very honest and not afraid to have difficult conversations." He also said that he has no regrets about participating in the show.

"Yes it was very dramatic and there’s a lot of bull---- that you have to put up while you’re there, unfortunately, but at the core of the show it’s about hopefully love being found," he said.

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