Bachelor insider Reality Steve broke the news on his blog, even stating Ben had began to film scenes for the new season.
Ben, who was the runner-up on Ashley Hebert‘s season of the Bachelorette, had been longed rumored to be in the running for the Bachelor alongside Ryan Park and Ames Brown. However following the finale episode, fans made it clear they wanted Ben to be the next Bachelor.
According to RS, the 28-year-old winemaker from Sonoma, Calif., was spotted filming some solo scenes in San Francisco on Aug. 22.
He will reportedly start filming his season (with his contestants) in mid-September with ABC likely to start airing it next January.
And speaking of Ashley, she is still going strong with her fiance J.P. Rosenbaumweeks after her season ended! That has to be equivalent to 3 years in Bachelor franchise years. In fact, Ashley was photographed moving into JP’s NYC apartment just days ago.
“@JP_Rosenbaum is going to kill me when he sees how much clothing I have!! #newyorkaptsneedmoreclosetspace.” tweeted Ashley. JP replied, “@ashhebert all I can say is thank god we r getting a bigger place!” Ashley also tweeted the photo below of the two out and about days ago. Perhaps these two might actually make it. Perhaps.
TELL US – HAPPY BEN IS THE NEW BACHELOR? DO YOU THINK ASHLEY AND JP WILL MAKE IT?
First Ben went out on a date with Jennifer Love Hewitt just days after the Bachelorette finale (she revealed her crush on him via twitter) and now a new report is stating Ben has become the front runner to be the nextBachelor! The others being considered for the gig include Ames Brown and Ryan Park.
“Everyone wants [Ben] to find the woman of his dreams,” an insider told UsWeekly. Ashley Hebert, 27, was reportedly the first woman Ben really opened up to since the death of his father in 2006. “He loved Ashley,” says a source.
Even show host Chris Harrison agrees than Ben deserves a chance to find Mrs. Right. “Our fans would love to see him as the Bachelor,” he said. “He’d be great.”
Even better for Ben, he has the fans of the show on his side! In a poll conducted by UsWeekly, 53 percent of voters wanted Ben to be the next Bachelor, while 27 percent voted for Ames and 20 percent for Ryan.
And in other Bachelor news we hope never comes to light, former/most hated Bachelor ever Jake Pavelkarevealed yesterday that he would be open to doing the Bachelor once again! Wowzers.
Jake, who’s first stint on the show ended in a pretty disastrous break up, revealed he wouldn’t mind becoming the Bachelor again though “but not right away.” The Famewhore Pilot, who is currently starring on two reality shows, adds that “the show works,” and even though his relationship with Vienna Girardi, 25, “didn’t work out,” that didn’t mean he didn’t find love.
TELL US – DO YOU WANT BEN TO BE THE NEXT BACHELOR? DO YOU WANT TO SEE JAKE AS THE BACHELOR AGAIN?
As the casting rumors for who will be the nextBachelor star continue to heat up, former most hated BachelorJake Pavelka is now voicing his opinion on who he thinks should get the gig.
According to Jake, who is currently starring on the Bachelor Pad, Ryan Park, a 31-year-old solar energy executive, should be the next Bachelor.
“I think he’d be pretty good at meeting the audience,” said Jake. “He wears his heart on his sleeve.” But do viewers agree with Jake? According to a poll by UsWeekly asking fans who should be the next Bachelor, Ryan received the least amount of votes.
Ashley Hebert’s runner up Ben Flajnik, was the clear favorite garnering over 53% of the votes. Ames Brown came in second with over 27%, and Ryan came in last with only 20% of the votes.
Ames is said to be out of the running as he already has a new girlfriend – Bachelor alum Jackie Gordon. So it appears the new Bachelor will come down to Ben and Ryan. Reports state Ryan is the front runner with ABC. Ben is however enjoying the single life. A week after he was reported to be dating Bachelor alum Britt Billmaier, Reality Steve tweeted yesterday that Ben was out on a date this weekend with Jennifer Love Hewitt. Yes, the actress Jennifer Love Hewitt.
In other Bachelor news, Vienna Girardi and her boyfriend Kasey Kahl continue to go strong. In fact, the two told PEOPLE magazine they are now planning to move in together.
“We are looking at apartments and will take the next step in our relationship,” Vienna told PEOPLE Sunday night. “She’s my girl! I love her. She’s my everything. She’s my future, she’s my forever, she’s my love,” added Kasey.
TELL US – WHO DO YOU WANT TO SEE AS THE NEXT BACHELOR?
First is a report by Star magazine which claims that Ashley slept with runner-up Ben Flajnik the night before JP’s proposal and that JP is now outraged about it.
“There have been major issues. JP can’t seem to get past Ashley’s night with Ben,” a source close to the show tellsStar magazine. “She definitely slept with him, and JP is spitting mad.”
Another source states JP and Ashley are having a hard time moving forward because Ben has been telling others about his night with Ashley. “Ben has some growing up to do,” Ashley’s pal says. “I think by talking about having sex with Ashley he is trying to appease his male ego. Ben really liked Ashley; he was completely crushed when she didn’t pick him.”
Even more shocking, former Bachelorettewinner Jesse Csincsak reveals that it’s quite common for the Bachelorette to have sex her final two contenders. “Everyone always sleeps with the finale two, and I’ve heard this season was no different,” Jesse notes. “The problem of hooking up with both finalists has been the downfall of many of the show’s engagements.” Wowzers.
Meanwhile, another report by Life & Style magazine states Ashley and JP have already experienced a break-up. The mag reports JP, who was having a hard time seeing Ashley with other guys on the show, actually ended things about a month ago.
“J.P. ended it,” a friend tells Life & Style. “It just wasn’t working out, and when JP is upset about something, he’ll just say, ‘Okay, it’s over.’” J.P. however coudn’t stay away from his fiance as “a few days later, they got back together,” says the friend.
“Since they patched things up and their engagement is out in the open now, they’ve got new hope and are looking forward to living together,” assures the source.
TELL US – DO YOU BELIEVE ASHLEY SLEPT WITH BEN? DO ASHLEY AND JP STAND A CHANCE?
While Ashley revealed on the After The Rose special last night that things are going very well between the two of them and that she is planning to move to New York City to live with J.P., the couple will have some major hurdles to overcome.
Like most past Bachelor couples, the tabloids have been having a field day with J.P. According to reports, he is a jealous controlling man with a wondering eye and might already be cheating on Ashley.
An In Touch Weekly report from weeks ago stated J.P. has not been acting like an engaged man while out and about in NYC. A source told the mag that on June 24, he met a male and female friend at a local bar and “he held the girl’s hand and looked into her eyes.” The witness continued, “They looked really close. Before she got up to leave, she gave [AF] a huge hug; it was really intimate.”
And during another outing, a different source reveals J.P. “was so aggressive and drunk” with the women there that he almost got kicked out of the venue.
Perhaps the most damning revelation is a woman who claims J.P. flat out asked her out recently. “If Ashley picked him, he’s not being faithful – he’s asked me out a bunch of times,” said the source. Another source insists J.P. is not who he portrayed himself to be on the show. “He seems genuine when he’s talking to Ashley, but he’s actually kind of a jerk.”
Another report also came out last week claiming J.P. was still not over his ex. As for Ashley, it appears she is choosing to stand by her fiance for the time being. The two appeared together on GMA this morning to gush about their relationship and Ashley even tweeted the photo below of both of them at the ABC studios.
Only time will tell if these two will end up making it down the aisle but surely these types of tabloid reports can’t be helping their relationship.
Meanwhile don’t feel too badly for Ben Flajnik following his heartbreak as he has already moved on from Ashley. Ben is reportedly dating Bachelor alum Britt Billmaier, who competed with Ashley on Brad Womack’s second season of The Bachelor. “They’re having fun together. He’s definitely not wallowing over the break-up with Ashley,” says a source. A picture of Britt is below!
TELL US – DO YOU THINK ASHLEY AND J.P. WILL MAKE IT DOWN THE AISLE?
We reported on the show’s spoilers weeks ago, courtesy of Bachelor insider Reality Steve, who confirmed that Ashley is indeed engaged to one of her contestants. You can click below to read those spoilers and find out who.
In the meantime, we will refer to Ashley’s fiance as AF. The latest issue of In Touch Weekly magazine is reporting that AF, despite assuring Ashley that he is a good guy who is ready to settle down, is playing her. The mag warns that Ashley is going to get her heart broken.
An insider reveals that AF, who has been spotted with Ashley since filming ended, is known as an irrepressible flirt around his hometown. A source says on June 24, he met a male and female friend at a local bar at 8:30p.m. And as he talked about his experiences on The Bachelorette, “he held the girl’s hand and looked into her eyes,” a witness says. “They looked really close. Before she got up to leave, she gave [AF] a huge hug; it was really intimate.”
The source adds that after she was gone, AF kept starring at two attractive blondes at the table next to them. “He couldn’t take his eyes off the girls,” the witness adds. “It was like he just couldn’t get enough of all the women.”
And during another outing, a different source reveals AF “was so aggressive and drunk” with the women there that he almost got kicked out of the venue.
Another woman tells In Touch that if AF and Ashley are engaged, he is definitely not being faithful. “If Ashley picked him, he’s not being faithful – he’s asked me out a bunch of times.”
“In real life, he’s very different from how he is on the show,” the source insists. “He seems genuine when he’s talking to Ashley, but he’s actually kind of a jerk.” Yikes.
Seems like the Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderskisituation all over again. If this story is true, it wouldn’t come as a total shock as Ashley seems to have a thing for the bad boys aka Bentley Williams. But if Ashley was actually fooled this time around by AF, then she can’t be to blame right?
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THIS STORY? IF THIS IS TRUE REGARDING ASHLEY’S FIANCE, IS SHE TO BLAME FOR PICKING A JERK?
Once again, the ending for the Bachelor/Bachelorette series has been revealed early on in the season.
Bachelor insider Reality Steve has done it again, revealing Ashley Hebert’s final four and most importantly her final pick! And it seems Ashley found love as she is engaged to one of the men from the show.
Though he had Brad Womack’s final two picks mixed up last season, Reality Steve assures us his spoilers are 100% accurate this season. We will find out on August 1 when ABC airs the finale.
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