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Spotted! Carly Waddell and Evan Bass in Boston!

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Spotted: A pair of the cutest couple in The Bachelor Nation. I turned on the streets of Back Bay near Back Bay Station and low-and-behold it was Carly and Evan Bass! They were in town for Whitney Bischoff’s wedding in Cape CodAnd a couple of the nicest people I’ve ever blindsided and attacked on the sidewalks of Boston. Thanks for agreeing to take this selfie, confirming it wasn’t weird (definitely weird), and filling my bachelor soul. Congrats you two, on all of your things. And I hope this selfie attack incident does not taint your Boston experience. Try the chowdah. For reals.

I told myself to refrain from making Spotted posts so we can let them live their lives in peace, but poo poo to that, this was the greatest!

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Bachelor in Paradise All You Need to Know for Season 4

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Bachelor in Paradise Season 4: All You Need to Know

The Format

The format got all kinds of weird after they had that minor lawsuit debacle between Corinne and DeMario. So if you wanted to give up two of your weeknights to watch the show every Monday and Tuesday, it played. ABC went off format and showed a montage of the successful Bachelor, Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise weddings and relationships. I assume to mediate the Corinne and DeMario allegations and to remind us love happens on the show! They also had a lot more live studio audience stuff thrown in. Corinne shared her story. DeMario shared his story. And together Corinne and DeMario shared their story at the end of the season. Chris Harrison also had an awkward sit down with the cast and discussed a lot of things before they started the season back up again. Because basically they stopped filming the first day into paradise and sent everyone home, and then brought everyone but Corinne and DeMario back again.

The Players/Cast

Diggy, Danielle M., Raven, Alexis, Alex, Iggy, Corinne, DeMario, Jasmine, Kristina, Dean, Jack Stone, Matt, Vinny, Ben Z., the Twins, Amanda, Dominque, Jaqui, Santa Nick, Robby, Derek, Taylor, Daniel, Lacey, Wells (as bartender)

Who ended up together

Raven and Adam, Taylor and Derek and that’s about it. Wells was the bartender, so not quite allowed to have a relationship with the players. But when Danielle M. decided to leave, he walked her out and they shared a really sweet kiss. They’ve been friends forever.

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The Breakups

Robby and Amanda tried to date after the show. Then the Twins called Robby out that he cheated in Colorado with another lady. So they’re not together anymore.

Lacey and Daniel are no longer dating because Daniel is the most confusing human. He told Lacey he loved her the night of the Fantasy Suite dates and then got caught on camera telling a producer he could never change his Facebook status to in a relationship with Lacey. Tidbit of advice don’t deny when they have cameras that refute what you’re saying. He also spent more time with Vinny than Lacey in New York outside of the show. Sooooo.

Dean and Kristina. Dean and D-Lo.

Dean (@DeanieBabies on Instagram btw) got himself into bit of trouble. He swept Kristina (sweetheart from Nick’s season) off her feet the first day. Then filming stopped that same day. He visited her outside of the show, went on a roadtrip with her to Chicago. Bachelor in Paradise came back and Kristina and Dean were inseparable. Then Danielle L. (D-Lo) came on and Dean got confused. He went on a date with her and made out with both of them. Kristina felt used and left the show and then Dean dumped D-Lo at the end because he thought he was in love with Kristina. At After the Final Rose of Bachelor in Paradise, we found out Dean hit up both D-Lo and Kristina after the show to get together with them. Juggling is not Dean’s strong suit.

The Proposal

Taylor and Derek were together throughout the entire show. Derek loves her quirks and all and they had a Fantasy Suite date and they came back on the show for the interviews and Derek proposed to her right then and there.

Carly and Evan Waddell

Carly and Evan basically stole the show. They got engaged on the last season of Bachelor in Paradise. They had their wedding televised on this season of Bachelor in Paradise on one of the earlier shows instead of at the end. Carly’s dress was banging. They had a couple quirky extras that related back to their relationship starting in Mexico. On one of the later episodes they busted out the sonogram with their second bit of announcements. Carly and Evan are pregnant! With a girl. Evan has three boys from his previous marriage. So now they will be a family of six. According to Carly’s live Instagram feeds, their cat will not leave her side now that she’s pregnant. They’re fun to watch on Instagram live in case you need someone entertaining to follow. They had a Mexican game-themed birthday party that was also pretty stellar. Because who doesn’t like games. (If you’ll remember, Ashley and JP were the first to have their sonogram televised live.)

Ben Zorn’s Dog

Ben Z. could not stop talking about his dog. It was the reason he and Raven were meant to be together. It was the reason he was looking to find a mom for his pup. It was the reason he ended up going home.

The Twins!

The Twins came back to Paradise, but all too brief. They came in the last day and no one would go on a date with them because everyone was already buddied up. And so the twins left on the same day. Didn’t matter, because the next day the players still there had to decide their fates with the relationships they had already formed and most people broke up or left.

The Next Bachelor

Anyone remember Arie? Yeah, didn’t think so. Whelp, from the archives, Arie is the next bachelor. He was the racecar driver. The only great thing are the puns available to choose from for the season.

Bonus Time!

Wells and Danielle M. look to be super cozy post Bachelor in Paradise. Danielle M. left the show to go on a mission to Africa to put her nursing skills to good use. Wells walked her out and gave Danielle a really great kiss after she left. They make such a cute pair. PopSugar cites a podcast Danielle M. and Wells appeared on together, and said the pair is seeing if it will evolve organically. “Wells is one of my best friends,” Danielle M. said, “and I don’t want to lose that.” Having been friends for 4 years, they’re taking it as it comes. Listen in to the podcast: Your Favorite Thing Podcast with Wells and Brandi and stalk them on Wells Facebook page.wells and danielle instagram

Ok, just one more. Because Commme Onnnnn. Lol and kudos to whoever wrote “Wife her.” Heroes don’t always wear capes.danielle m and wells instagram

 

The Bachelorette Rachel Season 13 Finale

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I think my TV is broken. Rachel are you still keeping it 100? Is this real life? Someone pass me the wine.

Congrats to the happy couple, Rachel and Bryan!

 Rachel Lindsay chose Bryan in the rolling hills of La Rioja, Spain. 

In an unprecedented season finale, ABC did a live show interspersed with the finale, so there was no After the Final Rose, yet it was a 3-hour event. Rachel was brought out with Chris Harrison at a live studio audience to watch the final episode and then bring out live the guy she sent home after they watched her send him home on TV. Follow me? It was super uncomfortable and I thought she’d spill the beans! Rachel chose 37-year-old chiropractor, mama’s boy, first impression rose man from Florida, Bryan. I’m still with Rachel’s mom and pop on this one and question what Rachel is doing. The breakup with Peter seemed to suggest she was deeply in love with him. As long as you’re happy Rachel, you do you Boo.

Who got kicked off: Eric and Peter were sent home. Eric was sent home at the rose ceremony, and Peter was sent home in a tear-filled good-bye before she had her final rose ceremony.

Rose Ceremony:

Eric got kicked off at the rose ceremony, leaving Bryan and Peter as the final two men. Rachel didn’t know if he was ready for marriage and her other relationships were stronger. Eric’s doing great. He’s opens and ready to receive love.

Peter and Rachel had the most heartwrenching breakup on Bachelor Franchise history. They kept having very well-spoken, intellectual conversations about why they loved each other and yet why it wasn’t working. It seemed like it was because Peter wasn’t able to propose yet because he saw that as a direct reflection of marriage, yet he loved her so deeply and didn’t want to let her go, whereas Rachel wanted a proposal and husband out of the deal, not a boyfriend and couldn’t understand why he couldn’t get to that step. There were a lot of emotions flying around and big tears. In the end Rachel broke up with him at the hotel room the night before the ceremony because it reminded her of the complicated relationships she’s had in the past. She wanted someone who was sure and confident in her. She gave him a long kiss and told him she loved him and there were so many tears. It really seemed like she loved him. At the live re-meeting, Peter still had some feelings for Rachel. 

Rachel seems to be happy in love. Her family is still skeptical. After dating for a few months in private, Bryan was reunited with Rachel on the show. And now they’re touring around making appearances.

Bachelor in Paradise Preview

Our man Dean is going to be on Bachelor in Paradise and previews show us he has two ladies’ hearts in his hands. All of your favorites are there, Raven, the Canadian man that I think only goes to Bachelor in Paradise for a living, and The Twins! I’m so excited they’re back.

Will you be watching Bachelor in Paradise?? The season premiere begins next week in a two-night event, Monday, August 14th and Tuesday, August 15th 8|7c.

Until next time, Bachelor Fans. 

The Bachelorette Rachel: Quick Recap Fantasy Suites Turned Meet the Fam

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Fantasy Suite Date time…wait..hold up. Rachel turned the tables and we’re going to Texas to meet the fam bam before we Fantasy Suite Date in La Rioja, Spain.

Fantasy suite dates…errr wait…pump the brakes. We’re going to Rachel’s hometown of Texas to meet the fam! Then wine and Fantasy Suite Date time in La Rioja, Spain.

Who got kicked off: We didn’t have a rose ceremony this week. Yes, Chris Harrison is still upset about this. We still have three men left.

 

Rachel’s mom, Kathy, is a star. Rachel trusts her opinion to the end as she should. This episode they kept awkwardly returning to the room of doom, where Rachel would individually take one of the guys to meet the fam – really just a random hotel room. But Rachel would literally walk in, hug all the men, sit with awkward chitchat and then take one of the guys with her to meet the fam. So there’s that.

Peter – Peter did great. The family loved him. He set the bar for the other dates, and Rachel finally got some clarity from Peter on how he was feeling and that he did not want to let her go.

Then on Fantasy Suite Date time, Peter mussed it up. He didn’t seem to want to bend on his definition of what an engagement meant. To him that meant marriage. To Rachel that meant she wasn’t getting a boyfriend after this, she was getting a partner. They went to wine country in Spain and the vineyard they went to gave them a wine locker with Peter and Rachel inscribed on it.

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Eric – Eric did great. The family loved him. Eric asked for Rachel’s hand in marriage and Kathy gave him a round-a-bout way of saying if that’s what Rachel wants then sure, you may have it. But dude, you’ve known my daughter for 6 weeks and been on maybe two dates, let’s slow your roll.

Then at Fantasy Suite Date time Eric also did great. Rachel seems to be at ease when he’s around and smile a lot. They went on Eric’s first helicopter ride over Spain and then walked a long path to an old Spanish monastery where you could make a wish and then ring the bell three times for it to come true. It was sweet. They showed the morning after and the pair getting breakfast like a little hollywood couple.

Bryan – Bryan did subpar. The family was not in love with him. Probably because they dug a little deeper than his charming demeanor. Bryan also met her friends who had previously met Nick. Rachel was disappointed that the family didn’t love Bryan as much as the other two. Kathy trusted her daughter Rachel and gave her blessing to build on the love they have, meaning check yo’self Bryan. This is bubble love and you need to have love outside of this show.

We have yet to see Bryan’s Fantasy Suite Date because that’s all we had time for.

Read Jillian Harris’ recap on why she is Team Eric. Now after this episode tell me which side you are on. I am now Team Kathy all the way.

Until next time, Bachelor Fans. Next week is Men Tell All.

The Bachelorette Rachel: HOMETOWNS

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Hometowns never disappoint! And three men are headed to meet rachel’s ‘rents! Plus, Germany’s Bachelorette’s Hometown Results. That’s Right. You’re welcome.

Who got kicked off: Dean was sent home. But not for long. He’ll soon be back on Bachelor in Paradise!

Rachel visited her final four mens’ hometowns this week to meet the families. Next week the final three will meet Rachel’s family and we’ll have Fantasy Suite Dates. Then a dose of Men Tell All and the grand finale!

Eric – Baltimore, MD

Eric greeted her with some dance moves. Rachel draped her legs over his on a bench as Eric went over where he grew up. They played basketball and Eric’s friend visited. A cool square growing up, was how Eric described himself. His friend said Eric was always able to stay positive and happy and actually inspire others. He got straight A’s. And Rachel admired that he’s had to be a go-getter. Rachel met Eric’s family and was the first girl Eric has brought home to meet the fam. His aunt pulled Rachel aside and asked about Rachel’s journey to find love. Eric’s aunt genuinely asked about how she’s dealing with the pressure of being the first black bachelorette. She cared. I adore her. “We both struggle with being selfish,” Rachel said of her and Eric and her approach to finding love on this journey. She continued, “Love doesn’t have color. I’m gonna make the best decision for me.”

Bryan – Miami, FL

Rachel met Bryan in his element: his hometown of Miami. Rachel gushed about how he talked to her in Spanish. All he said was welcome to Miami. He wore athleisure and white kicks. They played dominoes in the park. Bryan referred to Miami as the city of romance. Are we sure about that? I think that’s lust? Rachel met Bryan’s mom and dad. Bryan is a mama’s boy. Bryan warned Rachel that his mom was the one that didn’t like his previous girlfriend and it’s important that they get along. They made it seem like his mom was super strict on who he dated, when in reality during the blooper reel she seemed super funny and down to earth. Bryan’s mom asked him about his haircut and it seemed super chill. Bienvenidos a Miami.

Peter – Madison, WI

Peter took her to a bar in his neighborhood where a group of his friends met them for drinks. Peter has a diverse friend group of down to earth peeps. Peter pulled his guy friends aside and asked what they thought of Rachel. Peter seems to get in his head and overthink things. His family was very homey and welcoming. When Rachel asked his mom if she thought Peter was ready for commitment, Peter’s mom said he was ready to commit to one person at the end of this, but maybe not to commit immediately to marriage.

Dean – Venice, CA

Dean’s dad is a new yogi-type of healer man? I forget what they called it. But after Dean’s mom passed away his father turned toward alternative healing. Dean has been estranged from his dad for two years. They weren’t in Venice, CA. Dean’s dad lives somewhere a little more remote. Dean seemed to handle the day pretty well. With Rachel’s prodding, he tried to express how he felt abandoned by his dad during the most formative years after his mom passed away. Dean’s dad didn’t seem too receptive to going deep into the discussion and got a little on the defensive. Likely because he had like 10 million cameras in his face. Rachel tried to talk to Dean’s dad on camera unsuccessfully. And that was the end of the date.

Dean’s Departure: Rachel sent Dean home in another teary good-bye.

“I think she’s an incredible woman. I just think tonight she made a mistake.”

Germany’s Bachelorette

Good news! I was traveling and missed this Bachelorette episode, which is why this post is so late, but I have good news. I learned who went home on Germany’s Bachelorette. So you are welcome. Double bonus of hometowns this week. I knew you’d be excited about that. Well worth the wait.

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Final Four German Hometowns. The tall dude goes home.

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Even better news! We will get to see more of Dean. Dean will be on the upcoming season of Bachelor in Paradise. In an article from ABC 7, Dean says that after the show has wrapped up, he wants to possibly join the peace corps and find ways to give back before going back to his traditional role as a Startup Recruiter. He’s such a good dude.

Also, Bachelor in Paradise will resume in a two-night event Monday, August 14th and Tuesday, August 15th at 8|7c. Warner Bros found no sign of misconduct after they looked into their own show with their own people. And Corinne has dropped her lawyer and investigation. So sure, makes sense.

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Two bachelor/ette stars really rooting for it to continue were Carly Waddell and Evan because it was their time to shine. Their wedding was scheduled to be part of the finale of the season, as in previous seasons they’ve included weddings to show true love happens on the show. The wedding took place in Mexico. Carly’s dress was absolutely beautiful! Carly and Evan live in Nashville, TN with his three kids and they are happily in love.Carly waddell and evan bass

 

 

 

 

Until next time, Bachelor Fans!

 

The Bachelorette Rachel: Full Recap Week 6

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No Rose Ceremony aaaaand I can only imagine Chris Harrison is throwing his hands up in frustration.

Rachel has had to play lawyer and put her mediator hat on for way too long this season. Finally, she gets to have some fun on some one-on-one dates and play flirty, care-free, I’m gonna get my date on, Rachel.

Whot got kicked off: The only two guys to never have gotten a one-on-one date. Such a surprise. Adam and Matt were sent home on the group date three-on-one.

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One-On-One Date: First up, Bryan got a one-on-one date. Bryan got the fancy date because Bryan is fancy. I’m with Dean on this one. Bryan is a 37-year-old who has been wooing women for the last 18 years. I trust him not. Bryan attacks her face with kisses every time we see them together. He got a Swiss watch, courtesy of Rachel and drove around in a Bentley. Bryan’s already told Rachel he loves her. Bryan got the rose and is going on a hometown date.

One-On-One Date: Dean got the worst date. Basically Rachel grilled him until he opened up by pushing him until he told her what was on his mind and figuratively and literally took him to church. Also, it was a Catholic service in French. So while religion is important to her, this is nothing like her service at home. It was sweet. They sat next to each other holding each other during the service. Dean opened up at dinner that his family is a bit unconventional and that concerns him with Rachel meeting them. Rachel assuaged his concerns by telling him that she has her family. She’s good. She just wants to get to know him better. He’s going to a hometown date!

One-On-One Date: Peter got the final one-on-one date for this season. They went on a helicopter ride over Geneva to the best date ever. They went on a dog sled run. Puppies and Peter. These are the dates they go on. (see: puppy party in LA for their first date where Peter met Rachel’s dog Copper) and I love puppies and Peter. Peter told her about his last breakup. Rachel said Peter makes her miss him and long for him. All good signs except now I, along with half of America, want Peter. Peter is headed for hometowns, people. Get ready.

Group Date: Eric, Adam and Matt went on the group date where one stays and two go. They all wore peacoats like a mini gang. They got on a boat to France. During Rachel and Matt’s one-on-one time during the group date, Rachel realized Matt was so much like herself and they would have had a shot had other relationships not materialized faster than their connection. So she sent him home as she cried. Rachel is so great at putting the remaining men at ease. They took some time at dinner to talk and Rachel decided to take Eric to her final hometown date. Rachel will be the first woman Eric has brought home to meet the ‘rents.

Hometowns are around the corner! Until next time, Bachelor Fans!

 

The Bachelorette Rachel: Week 6 Recap

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Hometowns are Coming! We are down to four men. Dean got a second one-on-one date. Bryan is still trying to kiss Rachel’s Face Off. And Rachel told Peter She Really, REally, Really, Really Likes Him.

We are down to four men! Which means hometowns are just around the corner! The two guys we know very little about – thanks to ABC focusing on the Kenny-Lee debacle and the Lucas-Blake feud – were sent home this week on a group date.

Who got kicked off: Adam and Matt were sent home this week. At one point they did a side-by-side of the two sitting outside together talking and I realized how little screen time either of them had until now.

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Peter opened up about his past relationships because the “L” word just wasn’t there. Rachel told him she really, really, really, really liked him. Peter told her he really, really, really, really liked her too.

Dean opened up about his family was unconventional and that he was worried compared to the other guys, Rachel wouldn’t be about it. She dissuaded his concerns.

Eric is falling hard for her.

Bryan is still trying to swallow her face at every turn.

Until next time Bachelor fans!

When The Bachelorette is a Repeat Twitter does not disappoint 

I decided against a few more laps in the pool and felt alright about it, hustled on home on the T, and turned on the TV to see Josiah talking to Matt. Confused I relooked at the TV guide about 10 times. It couldn’t be. Then I saw the word above the episode: Repeat. Alert! Tonight’s a repeat Bachelor Fans! If you haven’t already tuned in. I sincerely apologize from the bottom of my heart for not digging through the trenches of the TV guide to make them tell us this most important news. Thankfully, the Twitter does not disappoint. Bachelor Fans made it all feel alright. Enjoy the Fourth! And these firework tweets from Bachelor Nation.

Tweets of the Night in Lieu of a New Bachelorette that sum up all of our feelings: 


The Bachelorette Rachel: Week 5 Quick Recap

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Viking Games. Keeping it 100. And rose ceremonies galore.

Oh how the mighty have fallen. So many men went packing in a two-night packed Bachelorette week. Rachel is keeping it 100 and cutting them left and right so we can catch up. There are only 6 men left, which means hometowns will be approaching soon.

Monday: Jonathan Tickle Hands and Iggy went home at a rose ceremony. Jack went home on a one-on-one date, because there was no spark. They danced on the date and he was just too nice and boring for Rachel. Anthony and Josiah were sent home at a rose ceremony.

Tuesday: The group headed to Copenhagen. Will went home on a one-on-one date, because there was no spark. Kenny and Lee were sent home on a two-on-one date. First, Rachel weeded through both of their stories, decided she couldn’t trust Lee and sent him home. She didn’t give Kenny the rose because she needed more time with him and later they decided they weren’t far along in their relationship and he should go home to his daughter. In a teary good-bye rose ceremony, Rachel let Alex go. She keeps saying she has developed feelings for all of the men left so it’s harder for her each time she goes through a rose ceremony.

Who got kicked off: Iggy, Jack, Anthony, Josiah, Will, Kenny, Lee and Alex were all gone this week.

Best Quote: Alex when talking about Dean trying to be a Viking during Viking Games

“If we were playing pretty pretty princess, sure, he would crush the game.”

Alex when talking about himself for the Viking Games:

“These games were made for me. Costumes. Check. Athleticism check.”

Alex is the best. Dean is the best. Next week we find out why Rachel seems to be closing herself off from some of the men.

Until then, Bachelor Fans!

The Bachelorette Rachel: Week 4 Quick Recap

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Dean Gets a One-On-One, Rapping Appears to be Making a Comeback #bringbackthescrapbook, and Chris Harrison is Shining as the Spelling Bee Host.

This week the drama with Lee has begun and he roped good ol’ Kenny into it. Not cool. We like Kenny. Peter’s still hanging out being handsome, and for some reason we’re hanging out by a dock doing a spelling bee.

Who got kicked off: Diggy, Brady the Booger-Picking Model, and Bryce the Fireman went home tonight at the rose ceremony.

 

One-on-One: Dean got the one-on-one date. They flew the GoodYear Blimp and went to a concert where they danced on a completely normal raised mini-square platform in a crowd of people and kissed. It was very sweet. Dean also told her how he lost his mom to cancer when he was fifteen.

Twitter Recap: These tweeters have it going on.

 

 

The Bachelorette is coming in two-fold next week to make up for lost time. Next week is double the fun with episodes on Monday and Tuesday night both 8|7c. So buckle in, stock that wine cellar or wine cans (let’s be real). (Also, PSA they make wine In. A. Can. Babe Rose´)

Good news. I figured out who Adam was. He just looks so lost without Adam Jr. around.