I already know the biggest question on everyone’s mind right now. “So if Emily isn’t the next Bachelorette because she’s with Brad, why isn’t it Chantal?” Here’s what I’ve been able to find out. Remember how those guys who made final casting for the next “Bachelorette” told me they were contacted and told “We’re going in a different direction” and “there’s been a change of plans”? Well, it’s obvious now that those change of plans weren’t because something happened with Emily, but with Chantal. Chantal is the final two girl. Without a doubt Chantal was considered and I’m guessing was offered the gig. So something tells me now it was all set to be Chantal and she backed out, hence the “change of plans”. Hell, maybe THAT should’ve been my first clue Emily was his final choice the minute I heard the “Bachelorette” wasn’t hers. I can be dumb sometimes. Bear with me.
I can only imagine that the reason Chantal backed out is because she’s got a boyfriend or is seeing someone now. I had heard a couple weeks ago through a Seattle source that Chantal was seen out on a date. Obviously, I chalked it up to nothing and someone probably just trying to stir the pot since I was in “Brad is engaged to Chantal” mode. I didn’t pay much attention to it it all. I guess I should’ve. Why the hell WOULD she back out of the “Bachelorette”? She’s gonna leave basically a six week paid vacation where she gets to meet a bunch of hot guys because she just doesn’t feel like doing it? Something caused her to back out, and I bet you it’s because she’s seeing someone and that tip is actually true. Time will tell. Gonna be quite an interesting “After the Final Rose”, which tapes next week. So the sting of being wrong about the ending of this season should be softened at least a little bit when you see Ashley announced as the next “Bachelorette”. That announcement is coming. Don’t know when they plan on announcing it, but considering filming starts in a couple weeks, I’m guessing it will be soon.
Hey, I am well aware that people will now be even more skeptical about things I say because I’ve been wrong on the last two endings of the season. And you know what? You have every right to be. I don’t blame you. I mean, the way I look at it is, I’m 2-for-4 right now. I told you about Jason’s ending (didn’t have any spoilers on Jillian’s season), and was right about Jake’s ending from the get go. However, I’ve been wrong about Ali and Brad’s ending. So yeah, 2-for-4 is decent, but I’m 0 for my last 2. In fact, it’s becoming downright comical now that I can have everything else right on back to back seasons, yet can’t nail the ending. I fully expect to be doubted when I release Ashley’s final one next season, and I absolutely wouldn’t blame you. This is a “what-have-you-done-for-me-lately” business. I’m only as good as my last spoiler, and right now, I’m sitting on back-to-back endings being wrong. Tough pill to swallow. But I can handle it.
In closing, I will say this: RealitySteve.com isn’t going anywhere. After I was wrong about Ali’s ending, you have no idea how many people thought ABC had figured out my sources and that I was done, and no one would listen to me anymore. Trust me, I read the emails daily. People take pleasure in seeing me be wrong. And I’m guessing today there are plenty basking in me having to eat crow for the last three months on the ending. If they get satisfaction in that, by all means, good for them. I dished it out, so I can certainly take the criticism in return. And rightfully so. I deserve it. But I wouldn’t carry on the dance of joy for too long. After Ali’s wrong ending, I just got right back on it and told you every detail to “Bachelor Pad”, announced Brad as the “Bachelor” before it was official, released names, dates, and pictures of contestants of Brad’s season WHILE filming was still going on, and had every episode-by-episode spoiler all the way up til the end.
My sources are strong. They just kinda suck right now when it comes to the ending. We’ll get it corrected. Am I happy I’ve been wrong for three months? Hell no. But I’m sure as hell happy they at least came through for me before the finale aired. I think the information, insight from former contestants, links, and behind-the-scenes stuff I provide on this site you can’t get anywhere else. I’m not happy at all I’ve been wrong on the last two endings. In fact I was downright pissed on Thursday night. But that’s not gonna stop me from doing what I do, and that’s giving you the best up-to-date information and spoilers about this franchise that I can. I’m bummed, but I have no plans to stop doing what I’m doing. I fully expect to have spoilers on Ashley’s season before, during, and after it’s taping. If you want to jump ship, by all means, go ahead. But when next season rolls around, and I’m continuing to provide what I do every season, I’m sure you’ll see it’s still the same ol’ Reality Steve. Being a smart ass, ruining everything about the show before it starts, then royally f***ing up the ending…again. Ha ha. Talk to you tomorrow.