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The Bachelor’s Colton Underwood comes out as gay
April 14th, 2021 under The Bachelor. [ Comments: none ]

Colton Underwood has appeared on three of the shows in The Bachelor franchise, season 14 of The Bachelorette, season 5 of Bachelor in Paradise, and season 23 of The Bachelor. Throughout his journey, he never found love. Today on Good Morning America, he told Robin Roberts why. “I’m gay,” he said.

The 29-year-old knew he was gay when he was 6. However, being raised in a traditional Catholic family and playing football made him repress his true feelings. The church told him it was a sin, and his friends used the word gay as “a connotation of negativity.”

What made him finally come to terms with who he is? 2020. He says he spent the last year, like so many of us, to “look at themselves in the mirror and figure out who they are and what they’ve been running from or what they’ve been putting off in their lives.”

Once he was finally comfortable in his skin, he told his family and friends. His father was immediately accepting of his son. His dad even offered to help him tell people about his sexuality. Getting that support from his dad was everything. His friends were equally as supportive and said they wish he would have come to them earlier.

Then there is his time on The Bachelor. He said to Roberts that when he was got the offer, he thanked Gd for making him straight and allowing him to find a wife and have kids.

Does he regret doing the dating competition show? “I’ve thought a lot about this too, of, ‘Do I regret being the Bachelor and do I regret handling it the way that I did?’ I do,” Underwood said. “I do think I could’ve handled it better, I’ll say that.”

Underwood also wishes he handled it better with the woman he chose on the show. The Bachelor says he loved Cassie Randolph, and that made things more confusing for him. One thing that is not confusing to him now is the message he has for her. He wants her to know he is sorry from the bottom of his heart.

Thankfully, now he no longer has to apologize for who he is. He gets to be his true self. Hopefully, by coming out, he will be able to help others to do the same.

If I were ABC, I would bring him back to the Bachelor Nation to find a husband. It would be really empowering if they did it.

UPDATE: Chris Harrison had a message for Colton Underwood. “Very proud of you today @coltonunderwood,” the host wrote. “Happy to see you stand up and openly live your truth. You have my love and support my friend.”


We are getting two new Bachelorettes
March 16th, 2021 under The Bachelor. [ Comments: none ]

On Friday, ABC announced that Chris Harrison will not be hosting the next Bachelorette. Tonight, on The Bachelor, they revealed who the next Bachelorette will be. Actually, there are two of them.

What? They are not doing it together. Katie Thurston will go first in the summer, and Michelle Young’s season will begin in the fall. That means, after Matt James’ season, we need a break from Bachelor.

Want to know who he picked, then click here!


BTWF: Chris Harrison doing sports at KWTV
March 16th, 2021 under Before They Were Famous, The Bachelor. [ Comments: none ]

Before Chris Harrison was reporting on the fights in The Bachelor franchise, he was covering sports at KWTV in Oklahoma City. He looks the same now as he did when he was 26 in that 1997 broadcast.


ABC did not give a rose to Chris Harrison for this season of The Bachelorette
March 13th, 2021 under The Bachelor. [ Comments: none ]

(ABC/Paul Hebert)

After weeks of wondering if Chris Harrison will be back to host The Bachelorette, his fate has been decided. He is out, and Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe are in.

Chris Harrison will not be hosting the next season of ‘The Bachelorette: We support Chris in the work that he is committed to doing. In his absence, former Bachelorettes Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe will support the new Bachelorette through next season. As we continue the dialogue around achieving greater equity and inclusion within ‘The Bachelor’ franchise, we are dedicated to improving the BIPOC representation of our crew, including among the executive producer ranks. These are important steps in effecting fundamental change so that our franchise is a celebration of love that is reflective of our world.
– Warner Horizon and ABC Entertainment

I think the writing has been on the wall for a while. Even before the scandal, there were rumors that he might be leaving the franchise. This was their out.

However, can ABC afford to lose another popular host after the failed decision to replace Tom Bergeron with Tyra Banks?


Emmanuel Acho is the temporary Chris Harrison
February 27th, 2021 under The Bachelor. [ Comments: none ]

A few weeks ago, Chris Harrison announced that he was taking a break from The Bachelor due to insensitive comments he made and that he would not be hosting the After the Final Rose special. Today, ABC announced that Emmanuel Acho will be filling his shoes for the special episode.

“I’ve accepted the Rose and am honored to be hosting the @bachelorabc After the Final Rose this year,” Acho wrote. “It’s been a pivotal season, and this episode will hopefully be one of the most storied shows in TV history. Empathy is needed and change is coming. Share the news! I’ll see y’all then! 🌹 ❤️”

If you are like me and don’t know who he is. He wrote the book Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man that answers the racial questions you’ve been too afraid to ask. He also played for the NFL for four years, and he hosts Speak for Yourself on Fox Sports 1.

Personally, I wish they gave the job to Wells Adams. But then again, I don’t watch The Bachelor.


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