Carly Waddell Bass was a contestant on the nineteenth season of The Bachelor where she was rejected by Chris Soules. She went on to appear on the second season of Bachelor in Paradise. She then appeared on, and won, the third season of Bachelor in Paradise.
Carly met Evan Bass on the third 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 fourth season of Bachelor in Paradise, on August 15, 2017.
On August 6, 2017, they announced that they are expecting their first child. On August 20, 2017, they announced that they are having a girl.
In March, 2017, she shared on Instagram, that she had made the decision to freeze her eggs. She had the help of Bachelor (season 19) star Whitney Bischoff who works as a fertility nurse. On the same day Andi Dorfman and Kaitlyn Bristowe also froze their eggs.
Her brother, Zak Waddell, appeared on ninth season of The Bachelorette.