‘Bachelor In Paradise’ Alum Maurissa Gunn Shares Tragic Loss

Maurissa Gunn/Credit: Bachelor Nation YouTube

Bachelor In Paradise alum Maurissa Gunn recently shared the news of a tragic loss with her fans. What happened?

Broken Engagement After Bachelor In Paradise

Maurissa Gunn was one of the Season 7 contestants who ended the show engaged. She got engaged to Riley Christian during the season finale. The other engaged couples include Mari Pepin & Kenny Braasch and Serena Pitt & Joe Amabile.

A man and a woman on a beach
Riley Christian and Maurissa Gunn/Credit: Bachelor Nation YouTube

Of the three couples, two are still together. Maurissa Gunn and Riley Christian announced their breakup in early 2022 after weeks of speculation.

Joe Ambile and Serena Pitt got married twice this year. Mari Pepin and Kenny Braasch are still together but have yet to marry.

Fellow Season 7 contestants Noah Erb and Abigail Heringer broke up on the beach but got back together. Click here to read an update on their relationship.

Riley Christian took to Instagram this week to celebrate the one-year anniversary of opening his own law firm.

Maurissa Gunn has remained mostly low-key about sharing her dating life with followers. In 2022, she said that she was finally dating again after her broken engagement.

Maurissa Gunn Shares Tragic Loss

While the BIP alum stays mum about her dating life, she’s active on social media, sharing photos with her followers.

Earlier this week, she took to her Instagram to share some sad news. Her younger brother, Marcus, tragically passed away. She shared a snapshot of her brother with a heartfelt caption. “Happy Birthday Bubba. You were just 3 days away from 26.” She added, “My life will never be the same. I love you forever.”

Comments on the post were turned off, but her followers and fellow Bachelor Nation alums ‘liked’ the post in a show of support.

Credit: Maurissa Gunn Instagram
Credit: Maurissa Gunn Instagram

She shared more details on her Instagram Stories. The Bachelor Nation blog shared screenshots of the Stories. The BIP alum paid tribute to her brother by writing, “You were supposed to see so many more birthdays. You made everyone laugh every time you were around. You lit up every room you entered. It’s always been me and you brother.”

She also shared a link to the family’s GoFundMe. The description gave more insight into Maurissa Gunn’s brother.

“Marcus Gunn has been a leader at Top Gunn Logistics almost since its inception. For the past several years, Marcus managed a variety of tasks including interviewing, onboarding, and day to day logistics.” – GoFundMe description.

Neither the GoFundMe or Gunn’s posts shared details of how he passed away. The GoFundMe has raised $12,385 toward the funeral and memorial.

Our thoughts are with Maurissa Gunn and her family during this sad time.

Jennifer Havener
Follow me

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *