Rachel Lindsay is very happy that Matt James has been cast as The Bachelor.
Don't get her wrong.
But the reality star, who had been the only African-American lead of this franchise up until Friday's confirmation that James has landed this role, also wants to make one thing clear:
Racism still exists.
And it will take a lot more than one decision by The Bachelor executives to fix things.
Appearing on The Ringer podcast Bachelor Party, after the decision was made public, Lindsay sounded skeptical of the choice, simply due to the timing.
(James was chosen after a petition circulated around the Internet that urged ABC to finally select a person of color as The Bachelor.)
"I hate that it is in response -- or it seems like it is a knee-jerk reaction and in response -- to what happened in our society, what happened with George Floyd, and the pressure that you're getting from society," Rachel said on the podcast.
"It's almost like a man had to die in such a gruesome and public way for us to get a Black Bachelor.
"That's what it feels like."
Lindsay, of course, is referring to the heinous killing of Floyd last month by a white police officer in Minnesota.
The act has sparked renewed calls for social justice and police reform across America, and also regenerated the debate over how few African-Americans have been featured on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette.
"This announcement, without any further commitments regarding diversity, sweepingly brushes deeper issues under the rug," Lindsay said in a responsive statement.
"Until we see action to address the systemic racism within the franchise, the casting news today is equivalent to the trend of posting a black box on your social media account without other steps taken to dismantle the systems of injustice.
"I look forward to hearing more about the additional efforts the franchise plans to make towards change."
Lindsay has been outspoken on this topic of late.
She said just a few days ago that she's ashamed to be associated with Bachelor Nation due to its lack of diversity.
"I want producers of color," she also said on Good Morning America.
"I would like for them to cast leads that are interested in dating outside of their race that aren’t just getting their first time experience for the first time on national TV.
"I need the acknowledgment of that."
Lindsay added that she doesn’t want the network’s historic decision in picking a black male lead to be like “putting a Band-Aid over the situation and just saying:
"‘Here, we’re going to put this here. Are you happy now?'"
For his part, James understands the unique nature of his situation.
For now, he just sounds grateful for the opportunity.
"It’s an honor [to be the first black Bachelor],” he said on Good Morning America.
“I’m just going to lean into myself and how my mom raised me, and hopefully when people invite me into their homes on Monday nights, they’re going to see that I’m not much different from them and they see that diverse love stories are beautiful."
No word yet on when The Bachelor Season 25 will air.
Rachel Lindsay will forever be a part of Bachelor Nation.
This is simply a fact, considering she anchored Season 13 of The Bachelorette.
However, amid civil unrest the likes of which this country has scarcely ever seen before, Lindsay has now made it pretty clear...
... she wishes she could immigrate.
As part of a virtual interview with Page Six, the former ABC personality opened up about how it's more likely a person of color will be the leader of the free world than cast as the lead of this long-running franchise.
Just think about that for a moment.
"There's been one person of color in 40 seasons," the attorney explained.
"We have 45 presidents. There has been one person of color.
"We are literally on par to saying that you are more likely to become the president of the United States than you are to be the lead of this franchise.
"That is insane."
Lindsay addressed this topic in the wake of George Floyd being killed by a Minnesota police officer.
In the days since, this officer has been arrested on second-degree murder charges -- while protests have broken out in all 50 states.
Every night, the streets are filled with protestors yelling, screaming and pleading for racial equality, along with various police reform measures.
With the country seemingly on the verge of a revolution, Lindsay freely admits she's ashamed of her professional past.
Continued the star:
"When I look at what's happening in our country, and then I look at the franchise, I can't continue to be affiliated -- it's embarrassing honestly at this point -- to be affiliated with a franchise who is not on the right side of this.
Lindsay grew understandably upset at the interview kept going.
She simply could not remain quiet any longer.
"How can I sit back and be quiet, when I am a part of something that isn't as supportive or doesn't reflect who I am?" Lindsay added.
"I just feel like if anybody is in my position, you couldn't sit quiet about that. And I don't think that anyone would fault me -- a higher up in the franchise -- for saying that."
Rachel, who was also in the news of late for having to deal with Hannah Brown's use of the N-word, did accept some responsibility as well.
"I feel like I've been a little bit a part of the problem," Lindsay confessed admitted.
"We continue to make excuses as to why we haven't seen this change. You continue to say, 'Oh, well it's just because the lead hasn't picked a person of color that's gone far enough.
"'Oh, this person was more qualified for this person. Oh, the audience liked this person more.'
"But that’s not true."
Almost every year, it seems as though The Bachelor is asked about casting another person of color as the lead.
And every year except for 2017, producers ramble on about diversity in some fashion... and then choose a white man or woman.
"It's time to stop making excuses," Lindsay told Page Six.
She then concluded with these words of wisdom:
There are so many different ways in which you can take action … by posting, by letting people know you're aware, by sharing your own story of how maybe you were ignorant before, how you did choose to be silent because of whatever reason.
You were scared, you didn't know, you chose to ignore it.
And I think donating to these causes -- maybe you don't know how to use your voice -- but donate to a cause that does.
Cassie Randolph may have been Colton Underwood's first, but it's now official:
She will not be his last.
In a shocking announcement that rocked Bachelor Nation to its core on Friday night, the couple announced they have broken up.
Along with the following sweet photo of herself and Underwood, Cassie confirmed this sad news today as follows:
First off, I want to say this is one of the hardest things I have had to share as neither one of us is quite ready to talk about it yet.
However, because our relationship is such a public one, our silence on the matter has been speaking for us. Colton and I have broken up, but have decided to remain a part of each others lives.
With all that we have gone through, we have a special bond that will always be there. I love Colton very much and have an enormous amount of respect for him.
We have both learned and grown so much these past couple years, and will always have each others back. Always.
For his part, Underwood also posted a picture of the pair (below) and wrote:
Its been a crazy few months to say the least, Cass and I have been doing a lot of self-reflecting.
Sometimes people are just meant to be friends - and that’s okay.
We both have grown immensely and been through so much together - so this isn’t the end of our story, it’s the start of a whole new chapter for us.
Underwood and Randolph have been a relevant couple for numerous reasons.
First, they got together at the close of Colton's season of The Bachelor -- and managed to stay together for a long time, which is rare in this universe.
Second, Underwood was very open about being a virgin and having Cassie be first woman he ever slept with.
Finally, Underwood tested positive this spring for the coronavirus and quarantined upstairs in Randolph's parents' house.
The two seemed stronger than ever at the time.
In his recent memoir, The First Time, Underwood revealed that he and Randolph actually briefly split last August.
But this separation helped the couple in the long run, he wrote.
"It was also very good to be real and emotional because it forced us to have conversations and move on," Colton explained on the page.
"Now, we know the flags to look for. When issues start to creep up, it's like, let's go have a conversation. We're trying to be more transparent and honest and really trust each other."
As for this break-up?
"They put a lot of thought into it," an insider tells People Magazine, adding:
"Ultimately, Colton and Cassie just weren’t on the same page. Colton really wanted to settle down and get married — he’s been ready for a long time. And Cassie just wasn’t ready.
"They both knew it wasn’t going to work.”
At first, toward the end of The Bachelor Season 23, it looked as if these two weren't going to end up together because Randolph left the show after refusing to commit to a proposal from Underwood.
However, Underwood fought hard to win her back, even sending home the final two women despite having no committment from Cassie.
Ultimately, the reality stars left the series as a couple -- but not an engaged one -- after reuniting in Portugal.
We wish them both the best.
Nick Viall simply does not have time for Madison Prewett.
Or, to be a little more specific and accurate, Nick Viall simply does not have time for what he believes to be Madison Prewett's total and complete BS.
On the latest episode of his podcast, The Viall Files, the reality defended Peter Weber for his recent clap-back at his ex-girlfriend.
Prewett, of course, bolted The Bachelor finale last season after getting trashed by Peter's mom and then getting into it a bit with Weber over his decision to sleep with some other suitors.
(Prewett is a virgin who is saving herself for marriage.)
She then briefly (like, VERY briefly) dated Weber following his After the Final Rose ceremony, and has since said she was "hurt and thrown off" by Weber's decision to move in with Kelley Flanagan -- one of his eliminated Bachelor hopefuls -- last month amid the coronavirus pandemic.
It's been quite a messy and complicated quasi love triangle.
And now Viall has gotten himself involved, responding to Prewett's allegation that Weber reached out to her in an attempt to get back together... two days before starting up with Flanagan.
"We know Madison to be a little bit of a liar," Viall said on air this week.
"People want to forget -- I know Madison wants to forget it -- but her Instagram…It's a fact she did that. And, listen, it is silly and trivial and there's a logical explanation for it that, you know, she wanted people to like her.
"It's a totally relatable thing."
Weber, for his part, wrote online that he thought Madison would have a 'little more respect for" his "situation" with Flanagan, "given we both know there's more to the story…"
And Viall is very much on Team Pilot.
"Here's what we know: Peter might be a lot of things.
'He might have been sloppy, you could have argued that maybe he's got some maturing to do, he's certainly indecisive, but what Peter has also been is honest, even to a fault, almost," said the former Bachelor.
"He's been so honest that he's probably gotten himself into more trouble than he needed to, where other leads have been a little bit more measured and made decisions a little bit more based off of what the audience might think, and Peter truly hasn't done that."
Viall then turned his attention again to Prewett.
"If you're going to be righteous and you're going to be pious and you're going to, like, talk about your relationship with God and how you want to be example to young women, blah, blah, blah, I hold you to a higher standard, so don't be a liar.
"Don't be vain. I'm vain, I can be vain.
"Don't have your family use Bruce Pearl's house for your hometown and sell it as your own home when it's not your home."
Prewett has been accused of creating a fake fan account to compliment herself while the Bachelor season was airing in January.
She's also received some flak; not for being a virgin, but for judging Peter's non-virginal actions, especially when she should have known what happens on The Bachelor before deciding to apply.
"Madison is very smart and very calculated," Viall continued.
"Her brand is God and righteousness and being the true follower of Christ."
Viall then focused on his version of Christianity -- and how it differs from that of Prewett, in his view.
"Being a good Christian isn't just about not kissing and having sex with other people and talking about God.
"There's a lot more that goes into that, like humility and honesty and things like that, and a lack of vanity, and all the things that as humans we do.
"I'm hyper-critical of that kind of behavior, to be honest, just because I've seen it my whole life and it comes across as incredibly disingenuous."
Viall concluded by inviting Madison on to his podcast, and by emphasizing that he doesn't trust her.
"I don't like that if you're going to be super pious. I've talked to producers and they like Madison, but they also think she can be a little manipulative and a little bit of a liar."
Peter Weber made a living as a pilot, prior to striking it rich as a reality star on The Bachelor.
And this profession is proving to be more and more apt as times goes by ...
... because Weber is simply flying through his Season 24 suitors!
Last summer, of course, Weber had massive amounts of windmill sex with Hannah Brown on The Bachelorette.
Then he got down on one knee and proposed to Hannah Ann Sluss on 2020's dramatic finale of The Bachelor.
But then, as predicted, he split from Sluss after a few weeks because his heart wasn't into their engagement ...
... because it obviously still belonged to this season's second-place finisher, the virginal Madison Prewett.
So, what did Weber do from there?
After Chris Harrison played matchmaker, Peter asked Madison (above) out on ABC's After the Final Rose special.
The two of them became a much-buzzed-about celebrity couple - for a total of two g-d damn days before splitting.
Weber and Prewett, to their credit, both handled the breakup maturely and very amicably on social media. BUT ...
A few days ago, not even three weeks after all this played out, Weber was spotted out and about with Kelley Flanagan (above).
Yes, another girl from the show.
She didn't even make it to hometown dates, but a few weeks prior to this, rumors had sprung up that Weber actually had gotten Flanagan pregnant. Untrue, but man, this dude gets around.
While Peter and Kelly (above) aren't having any children (that we know of), they are having fun together.
By all accounts, they've started dating, or at least "hanging out" a.k.a. drinking and banging each other.
Not surprisingly, Hannah Ann Sluss is just as blindsided - and baffled - by this turn of events as you are.
Sluss (above) told Nick Viall on Instagram Live after photos surfaced this week of Weber and Flanagan in Chicago:
"I was completely blindsided by a lot, if it has been going on all along that would be very sneaky."
"Maybe it will work out for them and he will be decisive about her."
1. Yeah, right; 2. How long until Nick tries to bang Hannah?
Anyway, says an onlooker about Weber: "Peter was vibing and it seemed like, at one point, Kelley had his leg in her lap."
Peter Weber: Vibing through Bachelor Nation like a madman.
Sluss, to her credit, has taken the high road, yet is no shrinking violent when it comes to telling Peter exactly what she thinks.
After previously saying that Peter is a phony who just tells women what they want to hear, Hannah Ann told Viall:
"Honestly, when I saw [Peter and Kelly together], I wasn't really surprised, because that's been the pattern."
"Everything going in all directions."
After all, as we discussed above, dude's gone from Hannah Brown, to Hannah Ann... to Madison... and now to Kelley.
Sluss also liked multiple tweets this week shading her ex, one of which called hilariously labeled him a "f--k-boi."
In his defense, we guess, Weber has never been shy or guarded about who he is. Even his mother knows this.
My son f--ks, Madison.
Yet, as Bachelor Nation will also recall, Hannah Ann committed to him in ways he said were reciprocal, but were not.
She confronted Peter over his inability to commit to just one woman:
"Peter, we've been through a lot together, and I should have really picked up on the first red flag to give to me, when you wanted to reach out to Hannah Brown to find closure with her..."
"So looking back on it, our engagement involved three women, me, you still being in love with Madison and proposing to me, and your need for closure with Hannah Brown."
"That is three women involved in our engagement."
Hannah Ann was justifiably sad about him taking her first engagement, but at the same time, she dodged a bullet.
The popular star has already deleted all photos with Peter from her Instagram and she says she's already dating.
Or at least, she will be.
"I'm getting to know lots of different people, but I will say there is one person in particular that I'm excited to go on a date with after [the coronavirus pandemic] is over with," she told Viall, concluding:
"Really excited about it."
If you watched Peter Weber's season of The Bachelor, you know that decision-making and commitment are not Pilot Pete's strong suits.
But to his credit, that spinelessness may have led Weber to a feat that's never been achieved by any previous Bachelor.
Yes, Peter might have made history as the first star of the show to enter relationships with not one, not two, but three of his contestants!
First, Peter got engaged to Hannah Ann Sluss, and we all know how that worked out.
After that debacle, Peter briefly dated Madison Prewett -- and we mean briefly.
The couple announced their decision to part ways just 48 hours after their appearance on After the Final Rose.
The smart thing for Peter to do at that point would've been to spend some time alone and figure himself out.
After all, the guy just had back-to-back two relationships go up in flames on national TV.
The time was right for Peter to reassess, reflect on his decisions, and possibly talk to a therapist about the outsized role his mother plays in his love life.
Unfortunately, we're pretty sure Pete would burst into flames if he were forced to go 24 hours without the attention of an adoring female, so now it's Kalley Flanagan's turn to sit in as co-pilot.
As you may recall, rumors that Peter and Kelley dating circulated throughout his season on the show.
She finished fifth in the competition, but the two of them met by chance -- and probably banged -- before filming even began, and they always seemed to enjoy a special connection.
At one point, it was even rumored that Peter impregnated Kelley, but we can now safely say that's not the case.
As for whether or not they're hooking up -- well, we think it's pretty obvious there's something going on between these two.
TMZ has published pics of the Peter and Kelley on what appeared to be a date in Chicago on Wednesday.
Weber and Flanagan were spotted strolling along the shores of Lake Michigan hand-in-hand.
At one point, Peter playfully picked Kelley up and flung her over his shoulder.
"Pete was super-flirty and very handsy with Kelley," the site reports.
Of course, many fans won't be surprised by this revelation, as they've long been convinced that there's something going on between these two.
Aside from the fact that Kelley basically turned into the heart-eye emoji every time she looked at Peter, we've seen several indications that Flanagan is much more than a forgotten fifth-place finisher.
For starters, she was not on the stage for the Women Tell All special, but she was in the audience for After the Final Rose.
Chris Harrison stated that it was "important" that Kelley was in the audience, but never revealed why.
Insiders say he never got a chance, as the Madison-Barbara Weber conflict proved to be even better television than expected, and no one wanted to cut away from it.
On top of that, Peter's parents and brother all follow Kelley on Instagram -- and they don't follow any of his other contestants.
“We need to do lunch and go shopping for the day," Barb commented on one of Kelley's posts earlier this month.
Through it all, Kelley has denied that there's anything going on between her and Peter.
“I heard that I’m pregnant and I also heard that I’m with Peter right now,” she told E! News on March 12.
“I’m not with Peter. I promise I’m not dating Peter. I’m not dating Peter.”
Of course, a lot can change in just a few weeks.
And it certainly looks like Peter and Kelley are not worried about social distancing from one another these days!
As it turns out, Bachelor Nation is not immune from Covid-19.
Because, in case it isn't apparent by now, no one is immune from Covid-19.
On Friday afternoon, franchise alum Colton Underwood revealed that he had tested positive for Coronavirus, the disease that has crippled America, as well as many other countries around the globe.
"My symptoms started a few days ago, I was tested and just received my results today," Colton said in a video shared online, adding:
"For anyone out there that is hesitant to self quarantine... please do yourself and your loved ones a favor and stay home.
'We will all beat this and come out stronger on the other side. I'll keep you posted, Love y'all."
In the video he posted, Underwood -- who is quarantining at Cassie Randolph’s family’s home in Huntington Beach, California -- added that coronavirus is “kicking his ass."
This is what he said on the topic:
'I can’t even walk up a flight of stairs without being out of breath.
"Or go the bathroom without having to sit down because I’m exhausted, so I guess the reason I’m sharing this is not to cause fear or panic, but to encourage you guys to do your part."
Underwood was the anchor of The Bachelor Season 23.
He's a a former professional football player and a charity founder from Washington, Illinois.
The two are still together, one of the few success stories in show history.
In light the diagnosis, the reality star admirably took this as an opportunity to encourage EVERYone to social distance, as the government has advised.
On Instagram Live he tried to educate those who believe the virus is "for the elderly people," using himself as an example:
"I want to let you guys know, I am 28, I consider myself pretty healthy -- I workout regularly, I eat healthy.
"I became symptomatic a few days ago."
Jade Roper, Ben Higgins and many more from Bachelor Nation all responded to Colton's reveal with their love and well-wishes for the star, including girlfriend Cassie, who commented simply:
Covid-19 has now taken the lives of over 200 Americans, and the number is rising significantly everyday.
Most school systems around the country are closed, as are most non-essential businesses.
Cities such as Los Angeles and New York have ordered all residents to stay inside -- at all times.
Among the well-known names out there who have been diagnosed with the virus?
Tom Hanks, Idris Elba, Daniel Dae Kim and Kevin Durant.
For the latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic and for tips on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19, please visit The Center for Disease Control and Prevention at https://www.cdc.gov.
Stay safe out there and please be smart.
Every season, Chris Harrison promises Bachelor viewers that they're soon to witness "the most dramatic season finale ever!"
It's basically Chris' catchphrase at this point, and no one really takes it seriously -- but there's reason to believe he might be telling the truth when it comes to Peter Weber's bonkers season.
"This season will take you on a roller coaster ride like no other, and right up until the end when Peter and I sit down and have to have a very tough heart-to-heart -- actually a couple of them that final week, it really is like any season that we've had before," Chris recently told Entertainment Tonight.
"When you have a Bachelor like Peter, it's a very raw, emotional ride and the way this ends, no one will see coming."
Obviously, that's typical Harrison talk, and fans can be forgiven for not taking it seriously.
But interestingly, Chris doubled-down on that promise during Monday's "Women Tell All" special when he revealed that even Peter doesn't know how this season will play out.
As far as we know, that's the first time Harrison made such a claim.
And it's bolstered the rumor that Peter is not engaged to anyone.
After all, if he proposed to either Madison Prewett or Hannah Ann Sluss and she accepted, how would it be possible for Peter to not know the outcome?
Of course, just because he's not engaged, that doesn't necessarily mean Peter is still single.
There are several ways several possible outcomes in which Peter makes a selection, but he and his partner decide to hold off on getting engaged.
Let's break them down, shall we?
Okay, for starters, it's sounding less and less like Peter winds up with Hannah Ann.
If this were a traditional final rose ceremony, in which Peter was faced with two options and he went with Hannah, then they would almost certainly have gone all the way and gotten engaged.
What seems far more likely is the following scenario:
We know that Madison Prewett self-eliminates at some point, but does not actually leave Australia.
Peter chases after her at the behest of his tearful mom (this is the "bring her home to us" scene we've all been waiting for/dreading), and she agrees to give him a second chance.
But the fact remains that Madison is probably still a little irate over the fact that Peter slept with the other two contestants during Fantasy Suite week, despite her pretty clear no-sex ultimatum.
So she agrees to a trial relationship with Peter, and the two of them are currently dating in hopes that in time, their values will align (read: he'll learn to keep it in his pants).
Of course, there's always the possibility of a wild card outcome.
By now, you've probably head about the rumors regarding Peter and Julie LaPlaca.
Julie is a producer on the show, and it seems she and Peter have developed a friendship.
Based on nothing more than a few friendly Instagram photos, fans have jumped to the conclusion that there's a romantic spark between these two.
Here again, we turn to Chris Harrison for insight:
"Julie is an amazing, talented producer. Far be it for me to ruin anything towards the end of the season. But... seems much ado about nothing to me," the host recently said.
"Unless I just don't know, which is possible," he added.
So Peter fell for a producer during filming; he's planning to shock the world by proposing to her on the "After The Final Rose" special, and Chris doesn't know about any of it?
Seems rather impossible to us, Chris.
That brings us to the second possible surprise ending -- and this is one a lot of people are really rooting for.
Yes, there's still an outside chance that Peter could wind up with Hannah Brown.
But it seems about as likely as Weber falling for Julie LaPlaca.
In this case too, Peter and Hannah would probably not be engaged, and would likely be taking it slow, so it would technically jibe with Harrison's comments about Peter being in suspense.
But folks, like an Elizabeth Warren presidency, it's time to let go of that dream.
The most likely outcome -- and the official Hollywood Gossip prediction -- is that Peter is dating Madison, but the two of them are not yet engaged.
Harrison exploited a loophole by saying Peter doesn't know the outcome, and that's technically true because she hasn't accepted his proposal yet.
Sadly, it seems like we're in for a very traditional conclusion.
But hey, at least there's potential for a spinoff in which Peter desperately tries to convince Madison and her family that he's not a total man-slut!
With Peter Weber's time as The Bachelor winding down, it's time again to talk about The Bachelor spoilers ... but also this:
Which Bachelor is the #1 hottest of all time!?
After all, even if ABC does scour the Earth for eligible dudes who are the total package ... not all hunks are created equal.
For those keeping score, Peter is the star of The Bachelor's 24th season on ABC, making him the 23rd Bachelor of all time.
(Brad Womack famously got two cracks at the main event ... and yet didn't get a happily ever, or even close, after either).
Obviously, not everyone in the Bachelor Nation is totally agreed on who's hot and who's not. Such things are subjective.
But hey, that's why pointless debates are fun.
Take a look at the ghosts of Bachelors past and see for yourself who's the hottest of the hot and where you'd rank Pete.
23. Lorenzo Borghese
22. Andrew Firestone
21. Bob Guiney
20. Charlie O'Connell
19. Byron Velvick
18. Andrew Baldwin
Tyler Cameron is in mourning.
The Bachelorette alum, who advanced all the way to the finale on the most recent installment of this ABC franchise, has lost his mother, Andrea.
This tragedy occurred just days after canceling a Good Morning America appearance due to a "family emergency."
"Have to cancel GMA group run tomorrow. Family emergency," Cameron wrote on Twitter on Thursday.
"Please pray for my mom and my family."
According to a good friend of Tyler's mom, Andrea lost her life on Friday.
A family friend, Darlene Urso-Simmons, confirmed the devastating news on her Facebook page.
Sharing a photo of herself and Andrea (above) she wrote:
“I am just completely heartbroken. Mark, Betina, Stephanie, Mama Ann Jeff Paul, Tyler, Austin Ryan!"
The sad statement continued with a universal call for love that anyone who has lost a loved one can surely relate to:
"No words I wouldn’t have traded a minute of all the good bad and fun and crazies to be a part of this family and life we shared."
"Love and hug each other in a spilt second it can be gone!"
Andrea worked a realtor based in Jupiter, Florida, and had a close relationship with Tyler and his two brothers, Ryan and Austin.
Her cause of death is unknown at this time.
Those who followed Andrea on Instagram are aware that she remained a big fan of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette even after her son was no longer part of the series.
In a sad twist of fate, her final Instagram post was a picture of herself watching The Bachelor starring Peter Weber... and cheering on for Madison Prewett to receive his final rose.
She captioned the picture of her lounging on the couch with Tyler’s dog Harley:
“Here we go Peter……. my pick is Maddy!”
Tyler, of course, was the runner-up to Jed Wyatt on Hannah Brown's season of The Bachelorette.
But he then made headlines afterward when Brown dumped Jed and went out on a few dates with Cameron.
They appeared to be on the verge of becoming a couple... until Cameron struck up a romance with model Gigi Hadid.
Most recently, previous Bachelorette leading kady Andi Dorfman denied that she and Tyler were an item.
After Tyler moved to New York City last fall, Andrea came to support him as he ran in the New York City Marathon.
Tyler wrote on Instagram on Nov. 7, alongside a slideshow that included photos of himself with Andrea:
"So grateful for all of the support that I got from my family, friends, and BN! Couldn’t have done this race with out all of y’all."
"So thankful for all of the support. NYC marathon was a day I will always cherish. So much love and joy being shared from stranger to stranger."
"Everyone needs to go check out their local marathon and feel that love and energy. Nothing like it."
"I will also never forget when pops pulled up on me at the club dancing. Had us all dying. So grateful. Love y’all."
A few days before Andrea died, Tyler also took to social media to tweet about the current Bachelor season, and how it made him think about his mom.
"Just was watching the promo for the next episode and saw Pete’s mom telling him to bring her back and don’t let her go," he Tweeted, adding:
"Good thing that’s not me and my mom. She would have been like, look what you did now dumbass and my pops would have been making fun of me."
We send our thoughts to Tyler and his loved ones.
May Andrea Hermann Cameron rest in peace.
As has been emphasized often on this season of The Bachelor, Madison Prewett has never had sexual intercourse.
But now Madison Prewett does at least now have the backing of someone who can actually relate to what she's been going through on this ABC reality show:
Parker, as you may recall, was a contestant on Hannah Brown's season of The Bachelorette.
He made many headlines throughout his run because Luke made it clear that he had a ton of sex back in college... but then was told by God during a shower to stop doing that... and then dedicated himself to celibacy until marriage.
As a result, Parker infamously slut-shamed (according to his critics) Hannah for having slept with other suitors on the show, one of whom was Peter Weber.
How it all comes full circle, right?
Weber is now The Bachelor.
And Prewett is one of his three marital finalists on Season 24, which will culminate with a very emotional finale on March 9.
Similar to Parker's stance with Brown, Madison has told Peter on numerous occasions that she'd have major issues with him sticking his penis inside of another woman's vagina while she competes for his heart.
This opinion was front and center on Monday's Fantasy Suite-themed episode of The Bachelor.
“In no way do I want to give you an ultimatum,” Madison told her potential husband of his banging of other contestants and it would affect her. “But for me, actions speak louder than words.”
Peter later had to admit to these actions -- which included a visit to Pound Town with Victoria (for sure) and Hannah Anne (we're pretty sure).
“I don’t want this to feel like it’s all about sex, but this is really a big thing right now for us,” he told Madison on the latest episode, confessing:
“I don’t know how else to do this. I’ll just be very honest and I won’t give any details, but I have been intimate, and I can’t lie to you about that.”
While many viewers debate whether or not Madison was wrong for dropping her virginal bombshell on Peter at the last minute, Parker is squarely on Prewett's side.
"I haven’t been watching this season," the notorious ex-suitor wrote yesterday on Instagram, concluding as follows:
"But I got the lowdown and I am proud of @madiprew for standing firm in her convictions. Keep doing you girl!"
The thing is, no one is judging Madison for being a virgin. Totally keep doing you, girl.
The controversy here is:
- Madison not telling Peter about this until it was Fantasy Suite Week.
- Seemingly not understanding how The Bachelor works and choosing to go on a program that is specifically all about its lead getting to spend time (including naked time) with multiple suitors during the same week.
This second point seems especially relevant.
As some of The Bachelor spoilers have teased, Peter may still choose Madison to be his wife.
But the handsome pilot has now admitted to People Magazine that her timing was less than ideal.
“I would’ve loved to have had that conversation a little bit sooner, not leading into the week of fantasy suites,” Weber told the outlet.
“But I also don’t fault her at all for what she told me, because I was very clear with all the women from the very first night to please share what’s ever on your heart.”
And then there were... three?
Yes, Peter Weber has made history on The Bachelor, refusing to send a woman home following an emotional Fantasy Suite Week.
Is anyone else still reeling from all that went down on Monday night? Both behind closed doors and right out in the open?
In terms of the former situation as described above, it's pretty clear what transpired:
Peter slept with Victoria one evening and then Hannah Anne another evening. Both women said they were in love with the pilot after almost definitely making love to him.
Madison Prewett, however? She had a very different story to tell.
A virgin who is saving herself for marriage, Madison finally revealed this rather important aspect of herself to Weber... but she didn't stop there.
Madison also told Peter that she was extremely uncomfortable with marrying someone who slept with other women mere days before his proposal.
“If you were to sleep with anybody else, it would be really hard for me to really move forward in this. I just feel like I owe it to you to be upfront and honest with you about that," she explained, adding:
"That is really important to me.”
Totally fine for that to be important to Madison, right?
But perhaps not very fair to Peter? Considering she signed up for a show that is based entirely on a man falling for multiple suitors and eventually having the chance to sleep with them?
With all suitors involved well aware of these staks and this set-up when they agreed to be on the program?
Peter, meanwhile, had no idea how to response to this ultimatum.
“I am in love with three women right now,” he said on air at one point. “I’m torn three ways. And I have no idea how I’m going to do this. I really don’t.”
With these feelings in his mind and his heart, Peter actually did NOT send anyone home after Fantasy Suite week. He has taken the unique step of keeping all three women around for the finale.
So... about that finale.
In the extended sneak peek featured here, we see an "emotionally-drained' Peter admitting to Chris Harrison that he may not have gone about his final week as The Bachelor in the best way possible.
"I'm so grateful for our relationship, but it's all over," Weber tells one lady at one point.
We then cut to the scene that many The Bachelor spoilers have revealed, as Peter's mom breaks down in tears and tells her son to bring an unnamed woman "home" because "that's what love stories are made of."
To whom could she be referring?!?
"I'm so sorry," Peter also tells another potential wife. "I never envisioned this."
What is he talking about?!? The suspense is killing us!
Check out this look ahead to The Bachelor finale now!
It was Fantasy Suite week on The Bachelor this week.
For Peter Weber, however, the emotional episode nearly turned into a nightmare.
As previously teased and detailed, Peter Weber is about to have many of his fantasties fulfilled on The Bachelor.
And we mean this literally:
Monday night marks the annual Fantasy Suite week on this ABC reality show -- and a certain handsome pilot is about to get down and oh so very dirty.
Before making some unclothed dreams come true, however, Weber suffered through what appeared to be a nightmare conversation with the mother of Madison Prewett.
And we've got the never-before-seen-footage for you right here and now!
Last week, Weber visited the hometowns of his four remaining suitors, sitting down for some rather awkward chats with various mothers and fathers.
ABC did not air his entire exchange with Madison's mom, though, despite the back-and-forth touching on such topics as love, faith and heartbreak.
Early on in this sneak peek, Madison's concerned parent asks her potential husband why Peter thinks he clicks so much with her daughter.
"We just have so much fun together. It's so easy. Her competitiveness, I just love," he replies. "I can 100 percent see a life with her."
Of course, there's something rather pressing about Madison that Peter doesn't know: She's a virgin.
This may not seem like a big deal (and no judgment here, certainly!), but, for one thing, Peter Weber is a man who loves to have sexual intercourse before marriage.
And, for another thing, Madison has issued an ultimatum to Peter about sex with other women that some fans think is very unfair to him.
In this video, Madison's mom asks Peter what a life with Prewett would look like, to which he simply says it would be a "fun life together."
What's your faith? she then asks.
"I struggle with my faith at times, but I love the fact that faith is so important to her," he responds.
Are there any reservations I ought to have about you? the mother inquires.
"You have nothing to worry about in terms of how I will always guard her heart throughout this... she's someone I am falling in love with," says Weber.
Whoa there, right?!?
Does this mean Peter selects Madison to be his wife?
You can visit our section of The Bachelor spoilers to find out...
... and you can check out this revealing deleted scene now for more.
Well, the hometown round has come and gone -- which means we can finally get to the good stuff.
Yes, it's hard to believe, but we've already reached the Fantasy Suite round on Peter Weber's season of The Bachelor.
And it's hard to remember a time when there's been more drama going into the final three.
After all, in addition to the usual stress over Peter's final decision, we now have that pesky ultimatum from Madison Prewett that could potentially prevent Peter from fully enjoying the suite life.
In case you missed it, Madison ominously took Peter aside following Monday night's rose ceremony.
Though the conversation that followed won't air until next week, if you've been following our Bachelor spoilers, then you already know what goes down.
(And if not, this is your final warning to click away, because it's about to get real spoiler-y up in here!)
Madison is a virgin, and she's saving herself for marriage.
She's also very religious -- like, we're Ned Flanders-, Duggar-levels of fundamentalist Christianity.
Thus, it's not enough for Madison to save herself for marriage -- she wants Peter to do the same.
Doesn't make a ton of sense, since we already know he's not a virgin -- in fact we basically watched him have sex with Hannah Brown in a windmill -- but those are Madison's rules.
And not surprisingly, Peter has decided to totally disregard them.
A new promo for next week's episode shows Peter getting very friendly with at least two different women during Fantasy Suite week.
Take a look:
Sure, we don't see him actually gettin' it on with his Suite Week guests -- this is ABC, after all, not 3 am Cinemax -- but the hotel room clips are juxtaposed with scenes of Madison storming off and the other ladies talking about what a prude he is.
So it's safe to say some sexy-time occurred.
The question now is -- did Peter have sex with both Hannah Ann Sluss and Victoria Fuller?
And he answer is -- almost certainly yes.
All across the Bachelor Nation-obsessed corners of the internet, fans have been picking apart the promo for clues as to who enjoys an encounter with Peter's peter on Monday's episode.
Fortunately, the folks at Cosmo have filtered out some of the lunatic ramblings and presented us with a coherent prediction of what happens.
First, there's that already-infamous glass door scene.
It's straight out of a softcore p0rn flick, so you know the Bachelor camera crew was thrilled to get it.
And who's the lucky lady about to touch down with Pilot Pete?
Why, it's none other than Hannah Ann Sluss!
And how do we know?
Well, that question has a slightly more complex answer -- like, the people who figured it out put JFK assassination theorists to shame.
Peter is seen making out in two different beds with two different women in the promo.
The one wearing the fluffy-ass socks in the pic above is presumably the same woman that Peter hooks up with behind the glass door, as both scenes take place in the same room.
They spent the night together, and woke up to an early morning, semi-nude makeout session? Yeah, we think it's safe to say they had sex.
We also think it's safe to say the sock-wearer is Hannah Ann.
We know this because Peter's other hookup takes place in a very different room.
His red reoom partner is rocking a pair of eye-catching heels.
And a few eagle-eyed fans realized they'd seen those exact shoes somewhere before.
Yes, it seems Victoria was rocking them at the last rose ceremony:
Now, the proof that Peter had sex with Victoria is somewhat less conclusive.
But considering she was the one roasting Madison for her prudishness and calling her "disgusting" for issuing Peter an ultimatum, we think it's fair to assume she didn't waste any time in the Fantasy Suite.
Obviously, we won't know for sure until Monday, but one thing we can say for certain is that Madison did not spend any time in the vicinity of Peter's cockpit.
And she probably wasn't too thrilled by how quiickly he disregarded her ultimatum.
It's finally here, Bachelor Nation.
Or... it's finally about to be here, at least.
Following emotional hometown dates and warnings from ex-girlfriends and surprises about his suitors, Peter Weber will finally get to experience the one week that likely made him sign up for The Bachelor in the first place:
Fantasy Suite Week!
We all know how much this guy loves to have sex, right?
And now he's found himself in quite the contrasting situation with the women he's chosen to remain as his aspiring wives.
There's Victoria, who seems so evil and manipulative to some viewers that Peter must only be keeping her around because he's dying to sleep with her.
Either that, or producers have told Weber to do so in order to build drama.
And drama is exactly what Victoria is set to bring next Monday night.
"I haven't seen Madison like this before," she says about her fellow contestant early in this trailer, adding of the well-known virgin:
"I'm sorry, but that's disgusting. Putting him in that position is so unfair. Are you kidding me?"
There's Madison, who has made it clear she's saving herself for marriage.
Which is totally cool and fine, of course, except that she's also taken outward issue with Peter's excited and often-busy penis.
"I won't be able to move forward if you have slept with other women," she tells him point blank in the revealing promo just released by ABC.
What is The Bachelor supposed to do in that situation?!?
And then there's Hannah Ann, who has been among the front-runners all season long.
However, take a look at all The Bachelor spoilers out there and you'll see that many believe she's all set to be the next Bachelorette.
This would mean Peter selects either Victoria or Madison to be his wife, both of which seem like far-fetched options.
Hmmm.... unless a certain other Bachelor report is accurate.
There's also the possibility that Peter goes back to Merissa Pence, the ex-girlfriend who showed up out of nowhere last Monday.
All we can really say for certain at this point is that women will cry and Peter will get his sexual intercourse on because, sorry Madison, but that's just how this pilot flies.
Check out the promotional video here to see what's on tap for Fantasy Suite Week!
They say you can’t go home again.
And yet, on The Bachelor this week, Peter Weber went home again… and again… and again… and again.
How did Weber’s hometown date episode go? Who did he send packing before it was all said and done? And how did an ex-girlfriend play an unexpected role?!?
We begin this recap with a trip to Hannah Ann’s native Knoxville, Tennessee.
Before their date had even begun, this member of the final four made a point to warn Peter about her father, Rick, describing him as an old-school, protective dad who works in the lumber industry.
It was important that she prove to her parent “that this California guy is tough,” yet getting Rick’s approval was far easier said than done.
What a shock, right? It’s typically a breeze for any Bachelor to win over the father of his potential wife.
After spending the day together, Hannah Ann and her handsome pilot headed to her home to meet her family — and it was apparent from the outset that Rick was skeptical about the whole process.
“The biggest question on my mind is how Peter feels about Hannah,” he said.
“I mean, can you honestly sit here and tell me tonight that it’s not just a flash in the pan? Because right now, that’s the way I look at it.”
“What I can tell you is there is something real here,” Peter said in defense of his feelings for Hannah Ann, adding:
“I’m actually hoping to tell her this tonight, that I am falling in love with her and I don’t want her to have any doubt about that.”
Rick was all like, dude, do NOT say that big-time word to my child unless you mean it… which, naturally, prompted Peter to go ahead and say it.
“I know how I’m feeling about you, and I can honestly say that I am falling in love with you,” he told Hannah Ann. “Just being here with you tonight with your family, it feels so right. And it makes me so happy.”
“I am in love with you,” Hannah Ann replied. “I’m devoted and I’m committed and I’m in it.”
From there, Peter reunited with Kelsey in Des Moines, Iowa.
They also spent the day — stomping grapes to create their own blend of wine — and Kelsey even dropped the L-word herself for the first time.
While Peter seemed genuinely happy, he didn’t reciprocate, merely telling her that his heart was “definitely falling.”
That evening, he met Kelsey’s mom Beth, stepdad Mike and a few other family members.
During a one-on-one conversation with Beth, Peter said he and Kelsey “connected on a such a deep and emotional level” early on.
“As a mom of three having gone through a divorce, I am concerned,” the protective parent responded. “Nobody wants to have their child’s heartbroken. So, don’t break my girl’s heart.”
Seems like a fair requst, right?
That was really all there was to the visit with Kesley, as Peter next went to Auburn, Alabama to play some basketball with Madison… whose dad coaches this fun sport.
That night, he went to her house for dinner to meet the while family, where the topic of intimacy came up during a private discussion between Madison and her mom, Tonya.
“I haven’t fully talked to him yet about how I view intimacy, and how I feel that is something that I have saved for marriage,” Madison confessed. “I don’t know how he’s going to respond to that.”
Cut to yet another emotional chat with yet another emotional father, who said his daughter is “pure” and who feared Peter would corrupt or hurt her, and Peter replying as follows:
“I just can’t give you an answer right now [about who I’m going to pick], and I’m sorry about that.”
This trip didn’t conclude with any huge feelings shared between the occasional couple.
“I think I was hoping to be there,” Madison said. “I was hoping to tell Peter that I’m in love with him, but I’m still trying to figure out if our spirits and our souls are compatible and I think a lot is weighing on that.”
Finally, Peter flew to Virginia Beach, Virginia, for his hometown date with Victoria Fuller.
They spent the day exploring the beach and boardwalk before she surprised him with a Hunter Hayes concert, where a group of fans formed to watch the performance unfold.
(No, you guys, Victoria did not also date Hayes.)
And then, in a total shocker that Peter couldn’t possibly have known was coming and was definitely not scripted by producers… an ex-girlfriend showed up!
Her face was hilariously blurred on air, but she’s since been identified as Merissa Pence.
“Just be careful,” she warned Peter about Victoria, explaining:
“I’m from here, and I just know what a good guy you are, and I would hate for who you are to be affected by somebody else. So that’s really all I’ll say.
“I know that you’re a great guy and I don’t think that you deserve what you’re on a date with right now.”
Marissa then claimed that she actually knew Victoria sort of well. What a coincidence that we totally believe is true!
“I actually used to be friends with her and things happened, probably a few months ago,” she continued.
“We’re just not friends anymore. I’ve tried to mend the relationship, just because we have mutual friends … but I just feel like I want to say this to you, because I know who you are and it’s a good person and I don’t think that you deserve that.
“There has been many relationships broken up because of her, and I don’t think it’s a good relationship for you to be in.”
Peter was taken aback by this bombshell and brought it up later with Fuller.
“You know how on our first date at that concert, you had an ex there? Today I had an ex there, too. Her name is Merissa,” he began.
“We just kind of chatted for a little bit, and then she just brought some stuff to my attention that she thought I should know.
She told me that you’ve caused a lot of other relationships to end — I don’t know what she could be referring to, but those are her words.”
Victoria responded in anger, storming off in tears because, in her view, Peter had just immedately taken the side of an ex over her.
“I adore you,” she told him later, choking back sobs.
“I literally wanted to tell you tonight that I was falling in love with you. And how am I supposed to do that? … I had such high hopes for you to meet my family and I’m just so disappointed.”
The two then said an emotional goodbye… only for Victoria to show up the next morning at Peter’s hotel.
“For some reason, I just can’t walk away from you,” she said. “You can make this decision. If you don’t want to continue with me, then I understand. But I can’t let you leave without letting you know that I’m falling in love with you.”
Yup, there it is, folks. Again.
Everyone then met back up in Los Angeles for a rose ceremony, despite Peter never meeting Victoria’s family.
Peter gave the first flower to Hannah Ann and the second to Madison, saving the final rose for Victoria — and eliminating Kelsey in the process.
“I’m so sorry, and I know you probably didn’t see that coming at all,” he said as he walked her out.
“Believe me, when you told me that you loved me, that meant the world to me. But I just — I wasn’t there.”
Will he go there next week in the Fantasy Suites, however? Check out the promo below!
This season of The Bachelor has been full of surprises, but there’s been one constant throughout:
Hannah Brown is, and forever will be, one of the thirstiest people on the planet.
As you know, Hannah is not officially involved in this year’s competition.
But that hasn’t stopped her from showing up on set unexpectedly and offering an endless stream of commentary from her couch.
She’s like a 40-year-old ex-high school quarterback who still shows up at his alma mater and insists on making the pregame locker room speech.
Some people think Hannah should have a second turn as Bachelorette.
Others have noted that her season sucked because she made one bad decision after another and kept the likes of Luke Parker and Jed freakin’ Wyatt hanging around until the very end.
The fact is, Hannah has had a very good run and remained relevant far longer than most viewers expected.
But in all likelihood, Ms. Brown is in her fourteenth minute of fame — a fact she seems very well aware of.
And so, Hannah is pulling out all the stops as Peter Weber’s season of The Bachelor enters its final stretch.
As you’re probably aware we’re down to Peter’s final four, and everyone has an opinion on Weber’s choices — especially Hannah Brown.
Hannah has been offering her two cents through her Instagram Stories, and while she has yet to pick a favorite, she’s been very clear on the identity of her least favorite.
There’s been a lot of controversy surrounding Victoria Fuller this season, and — spoiler alert! — the best/worst is yet to come.
Of course, Victoria’s self-deprecating wit makes her a pleasant change of pace from the show’s usual parade of Insta-fame-obsessed pageant queens, and no one really knows her entire story yet, so we’re reserving judgment.
But you know who’s not holding back? That’s right — Hannah Brown.
Hannah recorded herself watching the latest episode — yes, this woman is so thirsty it’s like she woke up in the middle of the Sahara with a raging hangover — and she basically unloaded on Victoria with both barrels.
During an emotional scene in which Victoria describes herself as “annoying to be around,” Hannah quips, “Well… you said it,” and unleashes that rapid-fire guffaw that somehow endeared her to Bachelor viewers south of the Mason-Dixon Line.
Yes, Hannah Brown is blasting other people for being “annoying to be around.”
We don’t know how this is possible, but it seems that Hannah Brown has never met Hannah Brown!
Look, we know a lot of you feel bad for Hannah for the way her season played out, but let’s not forget, she was an unpopular choice for Bachelorette from the very beginning, and she’s the one kept Luke and Jed, and cut Tyler Cameron and Peter.
Oh, and if your complaint with the show these days is that it features too many melodramatic crying jags and self-absorbed monologues studded with liberal use of the word “like” — well, no one is more responsible for ushering in those trends than Hannah Brown, who was never dry-eyed during her time on Colton Underwood’s season.
Like, like it or not, Hannah is like the Like Queen who gave us this like total mess of a season.
Well, folks, another season of The Bachelor is in the can.
After a lot of heartbreak, one freak accident, and some major shadiness involving a contestant who can only be described as the female equivalent of Luke P., Peter Weber has made his final selection and wrapped filming.
So is the beloved pilot/windmill sex enthusiast a newly-engaged man?
Sadly -- we don't know yet.
It seems producers are doing a better job than usual keeping the events of this seaon's finale under wraps.
But thanks to the spoiler master himself, Reality Steve, we do know the identities of Peter's final two selections, as well as the fate of the villainous Victoria Fuller.
Take a look:
[We're down to the final four, and we've updated this post with Reality Steve's latest spoilers. Scroll on for the latest intel on Peter's future wife.]
1. The Rose Master General
2. Decisions, Decisions
3. Hannah Sluss
4. Madison Prewett
5. Victoria Fuller
6. Kelsey Wier
Now, Peter is responding to backlash that he's received and explaining why being the leading man is so much harder than he had imagined.
Peter Weber spoke to E! News about his difficult role as the titular Bachelor and the volume of hate that he has received for it.
"I'm definitely getting some tough skin now," Peter confesses.
"I understand that there's a lot of drama right now and things are kind of crazy," he acknowledges.
"But," Peter continues, "I do think it's a little ... it's too bad a lot of the criticism and a lot of hate that's been kind of coming out."
"I just think there's no place for that," Peter opines, "and there's too much of that right now."
"And," he adds, "I wish that people could more focus on spreading love and just more positivity."
In contrast, Peter says: "And not so much negative stuff."
"Because again," he explains, "we're just ... we're all human."
"And I know there's a lot of opinons about the women on the show," Peter states.
Some would argue that viewers having differing opinions about the women on the show is kind of the point of the franchise.
He adds that viewers have "a lot of opinions about me."
Namely, a lot of people think that he's overwhelmed, indecisive, and simply wasn't cut out for the role.
"You know," Peter says, "we're just doing our best."
"We sign up for this type of experience," he explains, "and you hope for the best."
"You hope you're going to find love at the end of it," Peter notes.
"And yeah," he acknowledges, "things are always going to happen, things are gonna come out."
Peter says that stories from people's personal histories come to light "because we're human beings and we're not perfect."
"But," he expresses, "I just wish people would focus more on spreading love rather than so much hate."
As to how much hate Peter receives and sees, he says: "You have no idea."
He admits that even having been on The Bachelorette did not prepare him for his current role or the hate that he would receive.
"And obviously," Peter details, "being on the contestant side and being on the lead side and two different worlds."
He warns: "So you can never really prepare for either one."
"I remember getting ready to be the Bachelor," Peter recalls, "and you try to prepare as well as you can."
"You think you know what's coming and how you're going to handle it," he explains, "and htere's just no way."
Peter cautions: "You can't ever imagine dating htat many people in that kind of environment."
"It's a beautiful, amazing environment," he quickly clarifies, "but it's also very tough."
"There's a lot of pressure," Peter explains, "and you have to make decisions in a really short amount of time."
"And," he continues, "you have to let go of relationships that you maybe don't know if you want to let go of yet, and it's tough."
"And you just try your best," Peter affirms.
"And," he notes, "that's all I did."
"And, you know," Peter concludes, "I'm happy about that."
Sometimes, all that you can do is try your best.
The Bachelor aired the fiirst of two episodes planned for this week on Monday night.
But while that may seem excessive, Peter Weber went ahead and upped his own ante during the latest installment of this franchise yesterday evening...
... by sending SIX women home.
It was an all-out war between the women from the start, as the contestants screamed over Peter's decision to bring Alayah back into the mansion after originally sending her home over concerns that she was being “fake.”
“I don’t care what anyone in there says. I know that you have an amazing heart,” Weber told Alayah after pulling her aside amid the tension and adding:
“I felt such a strong connection with you from night one.”
Sounds sweey, right? Except... Peter then went Alayah home because it thought it was all too much for her to handle.
Peter then apologized to the rest of the women
for following ABC's lame script for creating a “toxic” situation, which they seemed to mostly accept.
“I’m asking the women to trust me right now, but I feel like a lot of them probably don’t,” Peter explained. “I deserve to be called out. I messed up. That was a slap in their face, and I see that now.”
Even after this early drama, Peter then had to anchor an actual rose ceremony, during which he sent Deandra, Kiarra and Savanah packing.
And then the fun finally got underway -- with a trip to Costa Rica!
It didn't take long, however, for Peter to sustain a forehead injury in a golf cart accident in during a day off from shooting.
While the accident wasn't shown on air, Peter showed up with a bandage on his head and filled the women in on what transpired.
“I ran into a golf cart,” he said with a laugh after concocting a story about a run-in with a puma.
“I had a glass in my hand, as I hit my head I then shattered the glass into my head. It just sounds ridiculous. I frickin’ stabbed myself in the head. I will never forget this experience.”
Thankfully, Peter was able to recover sufficiently enough to take Sydney for a helicopter ride... have a picnic with her... and, of course, swap a lot of spit.
“You know, you’re the best kisser,” he told her. “That’s our secret. Don’t tell anyone.”
Later, while eating, Peter and Sydney grew even closer after she got candid up about her parents’ divorce and her estranged relationship with her father.
Feeling like he’s finally “peeling back the layers” of Sydney, Peter gave her a rose.
Meanwhile, back at the house, Kelsey, who had a one-on-one last Monday, was starting to feel the pressure of competing for the handsome pilot's attention.
She broke down into tears while talking to Tammy.
It was one thing for her to feel annoyed that Peter was out with another woman... but Kesley then took it up 27 notches.
“She’s a dramatic f-ckin bitch,” she said to Tammy of Kelsey. “I don’t care about all these girls and their drama.”
(Editor's Note: In that case, boy oh boy, are you on the wrong show!)
Following the group date (a bikini photoshoot with Cosmopolitan Magazine), Kelsey told Peter that ,despite feeling insecure about the process, she was falling in love with him.
“Honestly, I never expected to have feelings this strong,” she said. “It felt really good to get the validation I did tonight. It made me really happy.”
Kelsey would soon feel sad, however, because Tammy ratted her out and told Peter all about her Sydney bashing.
“Kelsey had a mental breakdown because Sydney went off with you in a helicopter. She was sitting by herself crying her eyes out,” she told Weber. “I’ve seen multiple times that she’s drinking excessively.”
Whoa there! We just entered new territory of accusations, didn't we?
Was this breakdown part true, Peter proceeded to ask Kelsey?
“I was emotional, but it wasn’t a breakdown,” she replied through tears, attempting to explain:
“I want you to know I didn’t have an emotional breakdown. I was sad, I was really sad. It’s not like every day has been like that. It was just the first time after a one-on-one where my feelings were really strong.”
Kelsey then cried once again after talking to the other suitors and hearing them blame her for all the drama.
On a sexier note, Peter took Kelley to a spiritual guru for a one-on-one date, where they strip down to their bathing suits for a cleansing ritual.
Peter then admitted to Kelley that she seemed hesitant to open up, prompting her to reply:
“I want someone to be my other half. I want to be with someone who we are a power couple. I’m looking for someone to challenge me on a day to day.”
This was enough for her to earn a rose.
Back to the drama at the house:
Kelsey learned that Tammy was the one who told Peter she was kind of an alcoholic, an allegation she tried to shoot down when chatting next with Peter.
“For some reason, Tammy is going around telling everyone that I have a drinking problem. Then it turned into popping pills,” Kelsey told The Bachelor. “It’s very hurtful.”
The conversation further strengthed her bond with Peter.
“It’s sad to me to think that she was made to feel that uncomfortable,” he told the camera. “I loved that she felt the need to come over and it meant enough to her to clarify things with me.”
So much so that he simply gave Kelsey a rose right then and there.
This pissed off the other women, as did the fact that Peter canceled that night's cocktail party.
“It just kind of sucks because maybe if you hadn’t gone to talk to him, maybe we could have had a cocktail party,” Lexi told Kelsey.
It all got so ugly, you guys.
Kelsey said at one point the only pills she takes are “Adderall and birth control," while Tammy lashed out at Sydney for criticizing her over involving Peter in the house drama, labeling her a “princess.”
The other women were upset that rumors were distracting from their potential time to make connections. Literally, EVERYone started crying.
Before Peter starts giving out roses, Tammy pulled him aside.
“I would just hope that you would never think that I’m coming from a malicious place,” she said to him. “I’m here to focus on my relationship with you.”
Feeling left out, Mykenna then interrupted these two to tell Peter how much the drama has been weighing on her.
While viewers didn't see much of the conversation, Peter was left standing alone and looking very sad.
He eventually returned and sent Lexi and Shiann home.
What a total mess.
Before Wednesday's episode airs, take a breath and visit our section of The Bachelor spoilers to see what happens next.
Consider this your obligatory The Bachelor Spoilers Warning, but...
... Peter Weber is about to have a lot of sex on future episodes of this ABC franchise.
As long-time viewers of this show know (all too well!) at this point, Weber loves a quality roll in the sack.
He and Hannah Brown infamously got it on four times in one night while staying inside a windmill several months ago.
In the new trailer for Week 3 (and beyond) of The Bachelor, we see Peter kissing a great number of suitors.
We also see him running his hands all over many of them, while opening talking about sleeping with many of them and wanting to sleep with others.
"What do I need to do to get you alone in a backseat of a car?" one contestant openly asks the pilot in one scene featured here, while Peter later responds to some critics by stating very simply:
"Sex is very important for a relationship. I don't know why there's a taboo because it's part of the relationship."
That is a fact, is it not?
But with sexual intercourse comes drama. A lot of drama, if the preview here is any indication.
"Today I realized I was in love with Peter, but if he sleeps with anybody else, it's going to be hard for me to continue to move forward," says one woman.
This stance doesn't make a lot of sense to Weber.
"How do you just walk away and give up? I still feel it and I want to fight, but there is so much right now that is just destroying my heart," he says.
Elsewhere in this intriguing video, there's a scene with Peter's mom crying (more like bawling) and telling her son to get a girl back and bring her home. Could she be referring to Hannah?!?
"My heart is, like, broken right now. I'm crazy in love with her and it's not over. She means way too much to me to be able to let her go," Peter cries himself in another scene.
As for what else we learn in this promo?
- The women will head to Chile and Costa Rica.
- One aspiring wife will say of another: "She's manipulating Peter. She'll get a rude awakening.'
- Peter tells another: "Every single time I'm with you, it gets better and better."
- There's a vicious pillow fight.
Ready to a lenghty look at what's to come?
Which includes Chris Harrison dropping some sort of bombshell on Peter right before he proposes?
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We saw some feuding explode on this week's episode, and if you follow The Bachelor spoilers, you know that's not the end of it.
Now, Chris Harrison is teasing that Peter Weber's season of The Bachelor ends in an unprecedented and "gut-wrenching" way.
Just days ago, Harrison told celebrity gossip site Us Weekly what viewers can expect in Peter's doozy of a season.
"It’s a very dramatic start, as they say, but it always is!" he acknowledged of Season 24 (and literally every season).
"You look at Colton Underwood‘s season and that was crazy for how it went down," Chris pointed out.
He added: "Hannah Brown‘s season was crazy, in a totally different way."
"Now Peter Weber‘s season is unpredictable and riveting in another way," Chris teased. "And we don’t see it coming."
"It’s something that the producers didn’t know about," Chris admitted, referring to this season's big, unknown twist.
"It’s something Peter and I didn’t know about."
"Inevitably, something happens we’ve never dealt with before," Chris shared about late in Peter's season.
He shared how painful and emotionally jarring the twist will be, describing it: "It’s gut-wrenching."
Some fans have guessed that it has to do with what we know about Victoria Fuller and her controversial past.
However, what we've seen on the big teaser for this season suggests that it may be something very different.
In more visual teasers, we've seen Chris approach Peter just as he is about, it seems, to hand out his final rose.
It looks like he's about to propose, but ...
"There’s something I just found out,” Chris is seen telling him, though we of course do not hear his next words.
Whatever those words might reveal, we then see the handsome pilot laying down while surrounded by the crew.
We know the producers can edit a promo like it's their jobs. But man, that just looks dramatic and excruciating.
“It’s just like the last thing I needed to hear," Peter confesses in the teaser, and then it gets even more painful.
In the meantime, we also see Weber's mom crying.
She begs, "Don't let her go. Bring her home to us."
We don't know which woman she's referring to here, but it's clear that she has strong feelings on the subject.
One of the things that makes Season 24 so distinct from other recent seasons is that not even Reality Steve, Bachelor spoiler god that he is, knows the whole of how it ends. At least not yet.
Oh, there have been "false positives" before, quickly corrected.
Many suspect that ABC has arranged for misinformation to be "leaked" to discredit leakers. Diabolical.
But in this case, despite all that we know (or think we know) about the end, we don't know the answer to the ultimate question:
Is Peter engaged right now?
But even Harrison himself acknowledges that the truth could leak sooner or later.
"I don’t know if anybody can say that [it won’t be spoiled],” he admitted. “I don’t know how you say that."
"In this day and age, stuff gets out," he noted.
"Who knows what will happen."
The one thing that we can say with a reasonable degree of certainty is that Peter and Hannah Brown do not appear to be endgame.
Hannah is getting an extraordinary amount of hate, mostly from people who dislike her because she (gasp) had sex with her boyfriend.
We know, right? So crazy.
Of course, the real reason that she's back is because ABC and producers wanted her back. She makes good TV. Hands down.
She and Peter have to put themselves through some very uncomfortable emotions on screen, because it's good TV. The end.
Who do you think is endgame? Check out the full roster of available, aspiring Mrs. Webers below and make your selection.
You know how all those Bachelor fans out there are angry that Hannah Brown has returned to the franchise that made her famous?
Well... they aren't alone.
As is made clear in the following official trailer for Peter Weber's second week as the most sought after reality star on television, most of the suitors are mighty peeved about Hannah's comeback as well.
Peeved, we should say, and upset.
The teaser for Week 2 -- THE BACHELOR SPOILERS ALERT -- shows a great deal of tension over Hannah’s appearance and, of course, lots and lots of tears.
Natasha tells Sydney at one point: “I wasn’t going to sit there and say, ‘It’s all right,’ when it’s not.”
Later, Mykenna tearfully tells the other women:
“I’m fighting for my chance to be here and I’m fighting for love, and I’m going to do what I have to do.”
At various points, we also see shots of an emotional Brown, who, of course, rejected Weber from The Bachelorette several months ago and expressed regret over this decision on last Monday's season premiere.
“I don’t know what I did,” Hannah blurted out about her time on The Bachelorette, confessing to Peter her "heart was confused" and full-on sobbing.
“I don’t know what the f-ck I was doing," she added last week of choosing Jed over Peter.
Peter was all kinds of perplexed while hearing all this.
“I don’t know what to do right now,” he said. “I’m so confused and this is the first week that this whole thing is starting. And I’m obviously not 100 percent where I thought I was.”
It then sounded as if Peter invited Hannah to actually be a Season 24 contestant, which is when the premiere cut to black and left viewers hanging. Big time.
Where will things pick up next week?
With controversy continuing to rage over Brown swooping in and trying to be with Peter... again.
"He can go be with Hannah. I’m going home. I’m done," says one woman at one point.
And, really, can you blame her? Or anyone for thinking Hannah is way in the wrong here? We mean... she had her chance, you know?
Will she actually stick around for the long run?
Check out the preview featured here to see how the ladies are reacting to this stunner!
Some very vocal The Bachelor viewers have been slamming Hannah Brown's return on Peter Weber's season, calling it unfair ... and worse.
A Country singer even penned a song about Hannah. Chris Harrison liked it, and Hannah is clapping back.
Jake Owen is a Country singer. On Thursday, January 9, he shared a short video of himself singing about Hannah Brown.
It seems that he (playfully) has an issue with Hannah's guest spot on Peter's season.
"Monday night, my girlfriend had the damn TV on and all you heard about on the new Bachelor was Alabama Hannah," Jake complains.
"It was just Alabama Hannah everywhere," he characterizes. "She won’t go away."
"Believe it or not, I met her on the last season of The Bachelorette," Jake says.
He details: "I played ‘Made For You’ for them in I think it was like Rhode Island or something."
"She’s a cool girl," Jake acknowledges.
He emphasizes that his video and his song is "not even a dig at the actual Alabama Hannah."
"Alabama Hannah, what do you want? / If it’s love that you need, well then honey, it’s gone,” Jake sings.
“You had your chances, so won’t you leave me alone," he croons. "Alabama Hannah, won’t you go on back home."
"I been out here in California, I’ve been soaking up the sun," Jake goes on, singing from Peter's perspective.
He continues: "There’s lots of pretty ladies, and I can’t pick just one."
“I’m flying high, I got peace of mind," Jake's lyrics continue. "I already raised the bar."
His song complains: "Now you’re showing up here tonight, who do you think you are?."
"Alabama Hannah won’t you roll on with the tide. … Alabama Hannah, honey, get out of my life," Jake sings.
In additional lyrics, he refers to her as both a "beauty queen” and “dancing star," referring to her pageant past and her Dancing With The Stars win.
"Well I guess you think you messed up since you seen me moving on," Jake sings.
He accuses her of "Thinking we could pick up, right where we left off."
“But you got to lay in the bed you made, and I hate to let you down," Jake sings, again from Peter's perspective.
"Girl this ain’t no windmill," he jokes. "We can’t go round and round."
Chris Harrison clearly appreciated the song (and the free hype for the show), and tweeted to that effect.
"My man @jakeowen speaking his truth to Hannah B on behalf of Peter #TheBachelor," he acknowledged on Twitter.
Real talk, it is an absolute dream for any show to have people writing songsa bout it for free.
The whole reason that producers wanted Hannah on Season 24 was because she is polarizing.
Hannah saw Chris' tweet and clapped back.
"Better just be his truth Christopher," she cautioned.
"I’m not just chop liver now," she rminded him.
Hannah joked: "You still have to love me and try to understand my mess. @chrisbharrison."
Chris offered a good-natured reply.
"Haha you know I’ll always love you girl," he wrote to Hannah.
He affirmed "You’re family and family sticks together through the good the bad and the mascara…”
“Now that’s a country song," Chris ended his tweet.
Major props to you https://t.co/nSZdWapose
— Colton Underwood (@colton) December 28, 2019
Dean Unglert will not be home for the holidays.
But the Bachelor in Paradise star will still be around for the holidays, which means Unglert has a lot to be thankful for after taking a nasty spill while skiing this week.
The 28-year old posted a selfie from his hospital bed Monday evening and wrote that he is "extremely grateful" to be recovering from a wipeout that "could have been so much worse," elaborating as follows:
All my life i’ve dreamt about skiing the swiss alps. how could you not? they’re huge and beautiful and have some of the best snow in the world.
Today, however, was not my day.
i was sending just a liiiiitle too hard and took a nasty spill which ultimately put me here. and since this is probably going to be the only pic i get in switzerland, i figured i gotta post it.
Unglert went on to detail hoow it took him an hour to flag someone down for assistance -- but, once he was located, the reality star was airlifted and in emergency surgery in less than an hour.
As a result, Dean offered strong praise for the Swiss mountain rescue, who he said "blew my mind today."
The ABC alum, who lives in his van and is known for posting a lot of outdoor adventures on Instagram, will need to take it easy for a while. U
Unglert said he suffered a dislocated hip and a fractured femur, requiring four screws and a plate in his leg.
Unglert was a major presence on the latest season of Bachelor in Paradise, meeting girlfriend Caelynn Miller-Keyes during his stint on the island.
After leavinv sad face emojis on Unglert’s original post, the former pageant queen took to her Instagram Story and wrote this to Dean shortly afterward:
“I just want to squeeze you so bad."
Unglert reposted a snapshot of the pair and proved he still has his sense of humor from the hospital.
“Look at how that cheek perfectly contours that forehead. much wow,” he joked in response. “Also. plz don’t squeeze me. that would hurt. thx."
Other Bachelor Nation stars also reacted in shock to Dean's accident.
"Dean! I am your biggest fan! If you lift my shirt up and look under my armpit you will see a unnatural marking that will prove this to you!" wrote Ben Higgins, adding:
"As the chairman of your fan-club I hope you were wearing a helmet for safety!” the former Bachelor wrote. “If not, on behalf of your fan club I am going to force you from here on out! Please be safe.
'We need you. We need your face!"
Then there was this from JoJo Fletcher:
“Deanie!!! Ahhh so glad you’re okay tho!!"
And this from Chris Harrison:
"Damn boy sorry for the bad spill. Get better. Beaches of paradise are never this dangerous."
And this from Jared Haibon:
"Oh no!! Hope you’re doing okay buddy! That’s terrible."
And, finally, this from Peter Kraus, who appeared opposite Dean on The Bachelorette Season 13 as a suitor:
"Good lord man! Praying for a fast recovery for you! Rest easy."
J.P. Rosenbaum could use your prayers right about now.
As revealed by wife Ashley Hebert on Sunday, the Bachelorette alum has been diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome.
We’ll let Hebert take it from here…
“JP was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome yesterday,” Ashley posted on her Instagram Stories on December 8.
She then added as an important part of her update:
“He is in treatment and doing well. It may be a long road to full recovery, but we are so grateful to everyone that has helped us get to a speedy diagnosis and treatment.”
What is Guillain-Barré syndrome, we’re sure many readers are now asking?
“Yeah, I had to Google that one too,” J.P. joked on his own social media post, alongside a photograph of him at the hospital.
According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the ex-Bachelorette suitor’s diagnosis is a rare autoimmune disorder, in which a person’s immune system can cause damage to the nerves, weaken the muscles and occasionally even cause paralysis.
It can be serious, in other words.
But there’s no way of knowing right now just where Rosenbaum falls on this scale or how bad it will get for him.
In a series of videos to his Instagram Stories, which featured the reality star lying in his hospital bed on Sunday, JP described the diagnosis as “very surreal and humbling and crazy, rare.”
He explained why:
“Things you do every day, like picking up this phone, or buttoning buttons, tying shoelaces, putting on deodorant, just can’t do it.
Picking up my kids, can’t do it. Wiping your ass, maybe TMI, but might have Ashley assist on the next one. Can’t really believe it.”
The Bachelorette star then told followers that he may need to be in the hospital for a few more days, while physicians continue to monitor and work out his symptoms.
“I know there’s lot of physical therapy in my future,” he said.
There is no known cure for Guillain-Barré syndrome — but treatments, including plasma exchange and immunoglobulin therapy, can relieve symptoms.
The couple met on season 7 of The Bachelorette and got married in December 2012, with Chris Harrison officiating the wedding.
They have two children, Fordham and Essex, and recently celebrated their seven-year wedding anniversary.
“7 years down, probably about 3-4 more to go. Happy anniversary to the woman responsible for all the love and happiness in this picture (and basically all my pictures for the last 7 years),” J.P. wrote in a heartwarming and funny Instagram post just last week.
As you can see above, Ashley has thanked fans for their support and advice.
We’ll continue to update this story as more information comes out.
For now, we’ll simply wish JP and his family nothing but the best.
For those who missed it, we previously revealed a number of secrets regarding the upcoming The Bachelor season premiere.
Click here for The Bachelor spoilers galore.
Today, however, we’re here to run down a spoiler of a different kind; of the entirely opposite kind, in fact.
That’s right, folks, we have intel on The Bachelor season finale.
And it comes from a man who basically makes a living as the one person who knows more about this franchise than anyone else on planet Earth.
Yup: We’re looking at you, Reality Steve!
On this television expert’s latest podcast, Steve Carbone said something that has been making headlines ever since – and for good reason.
Carbone revealed on Thursday that the concluding episode of Peter Weber’s run, which will likely wrap up in May, is unconventional.
“In regards to the finale… I can say with about as much certainty as possible that this was not a normal ending this season.”
That’s all Reality Steve would say on this topic.
Previously, though, he did provide some Bachelor spoilers that at least give fans a clear idea of which suitors will be at the center of this eventual finale.
And he reiterated them again here.
“I can say that I’m very, very confident in saying [that] as we know, Hannah Sluss and Madison Prewett are your two said,” Carbone said on this new podcast, referencing his prior late November announcement.
Hannah is a 23-year-old from Knoxville, Tennesee… while Madison is a 23-year-old from Birmingham, Alabama.
Which of the two will prevail … or will neither of them?
The final Rose Ceremony will also take place in Alice Springs, a small town located in Australia’s Northern Territory and considered the capital of the Australian Outback.
And it sounds very much as if Weber will not come back from that unique location as anyone’s fiance.
This doesn’t mean that Weber might not be engaged right now.
Steve explains that he and his chosen winner may very well have agreed to get married at some point after the finale was filmed.
But the Oracle of The Bachelor spoilers sounds rather adament that Peter does NOT propose on this final episode.
Interesting and intriguing, right?
Outside of Reality Steve, no one else associated with the long-running show has said much about Season 24. Like at all.
We do know, of course, that Hannah Brown will somehow be involved… and that Peter had the time of his life during shooting.
Can you blame a single guy, really?
After the season wrapped, Peter captioned a photo of himself smiling with his beloved dog on Instagram last month.
“Just got back from two months of the most insane journey ever… Told my boy everything and he can’t believe it!”
If dogs could talk.
The Bachelor premieres on January 6 at 8/7c on ABC with a three-hour opening installment. Yes, three hours. Oy vey.
Well, folks, another season of The Bachelor is in the can.
After a lot of heartbreak, a freak accident, and some major shadiness involving a contestant who can onlt be described as the female equivalent of Luke P., Peter Weber has made his final selection and wrapped filming.
So is the beloives pilot/windmill sex enthusiast a newly-engaged man?
Sadly -- we don't know yet.
Producers are doing a better job than usual keeping thr events of this seaon's finale under wraps.
But thanks to the spoiler master himself, Reality Steve, we do know the identities of Peter's final two selections, as well as the fate of the villainous Victoria Fuller.
Take a look: