It seemed all good in the hood when former Bacheloretteleads Kaitlyn Bristowe and Andi Dorfman joined their mutual runner-up Nick Viall during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel to promote Nick’s season of The Bachelor. The thought of this made me feel awkward given Kaitlyn and Nick’s history, but also because of Kaitlyn’s rocky history with the Bachelor franchise. Kaitlyn infamously spoiled her own Bachelorette season when she accidentally posted a photo with her in bed with her winner/fiance Shawn Booth. So I was pretty surprised when she was back in the fold promoting The Bachelor. Well, that was short-lived since Kaitlyn ranted on Twitter about Nick getting the opportunity to be on Dancing With the Stars.
The last lead from the franchise to appear on DWTSwas Chris Soules and many people credit the demise of his Bachelor engagement with Whitney Bischoff to being on Dancing With the Stars. And many past Bachelor leads have warned their successors from following in their foot steps since the show is rough for a new relationship. So it wasn’t super surprising when the last three series leads did not go on to the ballroom. Well, apparently there’s more to that.
They sound a little bitter to me. After all, the trend for this franchise has been to pick the star for the next season from last season’s pool of contestants, which includes both Chad and Robby. Not to mention that Luke Pell has been doing a press tour of complaints after he was rudely shafted from the role at the last minute. With so many differing opinions about Nick, I have a feeling that a lot of people will be watching The Bachelor next season.
The fans from Bachelor Nation were collectively shocked when 2-time Bachelorettealum Nick Viall was named as the next star of The Bachelor. Everyone and their grandmothers thought that it was between Luke Pell and Chase McNary from JoJo Fletcher’sBachelorette season. After all, that’s how the franchise typically works: the star of one season is a cast off from the season before.
So no one ever thought that Nick who was on the show two and three seasons ago was even in the running and when I say “no one” apparently this included Luke as well because he thought that he was chosen to star in the Bachelor and he was all set to film.
Is the FOURTH time the charm for Nick Viall? Or just pathetically famewhorey?
That is the question facing Bachelor Nation this morning. In case you missed it, Nick, who was runner-up on Andi‘s season of the Bachelorette, then hijacked Kaitlyn‘s season of the Bachelorette and was runner up again, then failed to find love on Bachelor in Paradise, was announced as the next The Bachelor lead, which many thought would be one of JoJo Fletcher‘s rejects, specifically Luke Pell or Chase McNary.
Chris Harrison, the most dramatic reality TV host ever, appeared on GMA this morning to explain the decision.
And they are not the only reality TV couple with a baby on the way. Everyone loves to hate on Bachelor and Bachelorette for producing and hyping up couples that do not last forever. Yes, the success rate for the franchise is less than stellar, but there are some exceptions. Case in point, Ashley Hebert fell in love with J.P. Rosenbaum during her season. They got married and had an adorable son named Ford together. And they just announced that their family is about to get even cuter.
E! confirmed this afternoon that they have ordered the new 8-episode series “Famously Single” and announced the first season cast will include Brandi Glanville,DJ Pauly Dand more.
The “finding love” style reality show will not only feature Brandi and Pauly D, but also former Bachelorette star Josh Murray, singer Aubrey O’Day, model Jessica White, Somaya Reece, Willis McGahee and Calum Best.
All of the drama, tears and fights are over, as another season of Bachelor in Paradise came to a close last night, but it didn’t happen without some good ole loving. Going into the finale, there were actually a few couples that everyone thought would leave together, and quite honestly, a few of them shocked us. But not so shocking was Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert, who seemed to have the love story of the summer, and are now engaged.
After watching her close friend Carly get her heart broken when Kirk blindsided her and dumped her, Jade worried about whether or not she and Tanner would end up the same way. Luckily for Jade though, Tanner had no question in his mind of whether or not his feelings were real, as he mustered up the courage to tell Jade how much he loved her and was in love with her. Awe…