AshLee Frazier and Michael Garofola
Bachelor star AshLee Frazier may not have found love with Sean Lowe, but it seems like another member of the Bachelor Nation has stolen her heart: Frazier is currently dating Bachelorette alum Michael Garofola.
Who's the new Bachelor? Viewers will find out during the "After the Finale Rose" special that airs immediately following The Bachelorette finale, ABC President Paul Lee told TVGuide.com.
While most seasons indicate an obvious choice for the next season, heading into the final episode there isn't a fan favorite. After Brooks broke Desiree's heart in the penultimate episode ...
Desiree Hartsock and Ben
Talk about an awkward week on The Bachelorette. First Bryden tells Desiree he's going to leave the show — while she's middle of a date with someone else — and then during their two-on-one date, Michael berates Ben until Ben has to take a breather outside. Finally, the men have had enough of James and plan to tell Des he's not there for the right reasons, but once the cocktail party is cancelled and there's no time for the guys to talk to her, he survives another week. Does Chris Harrison believe the guys or does he side with James? And does he think she made the right move on the two-on-one date? Plus: Why is he skeptical of Brooks?
James, Desiree Hartsock
The Bachelorette is usually lighthearted and full of fun, but this week's episode, which incorporated the tragedy caused by Hurricane Sandy, had a more serious tone.
As part of the episode's one-on-one date, Desiree and James headed to the New Jersey shore where they met a couple whose home was destroyed and who had to celebrate their 38th wedding anniversary in a Red Cross shelter. Des and James then gave the couple their date and instead spent their night grabbing pizza and eventually joining the couple for a private concert by Darius Rucker.
Brian and Desiree
A week after rapping about being on The Bachelorette for "the right reasons," one suitor proved he was the opposite but genuine when his girlfriend showed up to confront him.
On Monday's episode, Brian's apparent girlfriend Stephanie came to the mansion to confront him for being on the show. (She says she just thought her boyfriend was merely going away on a trip.) Joining the ranks of Wes from Jillian's season, Justin from Ali's season and Bentley from Ashley's season, Brian showed he had ulterior motives and was ultimately dismissed for his dishonesty.
We never thought we'd discuss The Bachelorette and Soulja Boy in the same sentence. Nevertheless, worlds collided when the rapper helped Desiree and some of her men make a rap video mocking the notorious claim that some contestants aren't on the show for "the right reasons." In our weekly chat with host Chris Harrison, he shares the behind-the-scenes scoop on making the music video and explains why frontrunner Ben is causing a stir in the house. Plus: Is the preview for next week's girlfriend scandal a red herring?