I love your blog and think you are great. I’m not one to send emails to a blog but I would hate to maybe have big information and not put it out there. Someone told me today that Chantal is really with Brad and getting ready to move to Austin. That Brad is her “new guy” and that her and Jeff Razore are just friends. I know it sounds crazy but I don’t think the person who told me this would be misleading to my face and I’m curious to see if and when this all gets exposed and your thoughts. As to why the producers wanted a different ending, I don’t know, but I’m very confident that this person is giving me correct information. This may explain why it was so awkward between Brad and Emily on the ATFR b/c they aren’t even together. Its hard to believe anything on the Bachelor anymore with how much the producers influence what goes on and what’s real and what’s made up. Maybe they wanted to create drama since Brad was full of drama himself being the Bachelor for the 2nd time. What are your thoughts, besides thinking I’m crazy for saying this. I guess I’ll be the idiot if I was mislead.
Comment: Ha ha…and the conspiracy theories continue to fly. Yes, you’re crazy for saying this. Ummmm, no. That’s not it. Brad and Emily are together – as of right now. I’m sure the next breakup will occur within the next 90 minutes or so. They are in Austin this week, there are paparazzi pics of them everywhere, and Chantal is back at home in Seattle dating Jeff Razore. She’s not moving to Austin to be with Brad.
See, one of the tough things about being the “Bachelor/ette” insider is that I get floated A LOT of rumors like this. More than you know. Some are easy to dismiss right away, but I still have to pretty much look into everything since you never know where a good lead might come from. Something like this email I just know is stupid because we’ve seen Brad and Emily together since the finale aired and, well, Chantal isn’t going anywhere. She admitted twice now since the show ended she’s found a new guy and she’s happy. So whatever friend told you that lied to your face.
Lets be honest here: are you trying to get with Laurel? I get the
impression you are mildly obsessed with her.
Comment: No. Laurel and I are friends. Regardless of the fact that she’s single, I would never cross that line with her. I’m friends with Wes, who obviously used to date her, and even though I don’t know Brad, it’s just not something I’m interested in doing. Is Laurel an attractive girl? Absolutely. Have we had fun together in the times we’ve hung out? For sure. But that line will never get crossed. She knows it and I know it. Hell, who even says she would want it herself? I don’t know. I’ve never asked. Nor will I. Just not something that’ll happen.
(This was easily the 2nd most asked question in the last week)
RS: I thought the final two on either bachelor or bachelorette weren’t allowed to date anyone until the finale aired? How was Chantal able to have a relationship w/out breach of contact? Isn’t there a facade she has to put on that she is potentially with Brad (whether she is or isn’t?)? I just can’t see being one of the final two and going out and dating, that gets out?
Comment: Yes, contractually you are supposed to not date until the show has finished airing in the States so as not to give away anything. The problem with that is, you can’t prevent these people from living their lives. They’re going to go home, they’re going to hang out, they’re going to meet people, and they’re going to get asked out or want to ask someone else out. Most of them usually are dating someone while the show is airing, but they just keep it private and don’t make a public spectacle of it.
As for Chantal, you gotta remember, I wasn’t supposed to find out about that. I’m guessing her, Jeff, and everyone involved were just as shocked to read my site on Feb. 24th and realize I had outed their relationship. So it’s not like Chantal was out publicly flaunting Jeff around town. She wasn’t. I just happened to find out about it, knew it to be true, so I reported it. Normally I wouldn’t report something like that (even though I knew it was fact), but it was right after I had changed the ending to “Ok, Brad is actually with Emily”. Well, I figured if I gave people info that “Hey, Chantal is dating someone right now”, it would lend even more believability to the fact that Brad couldn’t possibly have picked Chantal because look, she’s dating someone and here’s who he is.
This came to me on Tuesday, the day AFTER the finale aired:
Why did you change your ending? At first you said it was Chantel now Emily. I so hope it’s Emily.
Comment: Yikes. I hope this person doesn’t have a job that requires them to do a lot of thinking throughout the course of the day.
Hey Steve & Maddie!
1. How did Laurel seem to handle watching the finale last night with Brad proposing? I know she is not in love with him anymore, but was it still awkward for her? I ask only because she had a relationship with Brad for so long, I wondered how that was for her.
2. Emily mentioned last night that she wished Brad had saved some special things just for her (since Brad said he knew Emily was “the one” early on). Emily said she felt like a dime a dozen with him. What “special things” do you think she was talking about? I was thinking maybe he had slept with Chantel on the overnight date. Now Emily is having a hard time dealing with it. Chantel did mention how Brad could not just discount what they had. Just wanted your reality expert opinion.
Comment: 1) Good question. Laurel was fine. I actually have a video recording her while Brad’s proposal to Emily was happening, but it was too dark in the place and you can’t really see it. Plus, she wasn’t doing anything other than watching the screen. But in since talking to her, she’s fine with it. E! Online hit her up for some quotes where she basically said after watching the ATFR, she sees that Emily is dealing with the exact same behavior she dealt with for 8 years. She’s just happy it’s over, Brad doesn’t contact her anymore, and she’s moved on. But she thinks that Emily will now be going through everything she went through with him and eventually it will end things.
2) I have no idea on that stuff. All speculation. I mean, is it naïve to think that sex doesn’t happen on the overnight dates? Yes, it would be. But the only people that know for sure are the people involved. Emily just seemed bothered by everything about Brad and Chantal’s relationship, so I don’t know if you could pinpoint it to one thing.