Reality Steve

The Bachelorette 15 - Hannah

“Reader Emails,” Jed’s Ex Speaks Out, And, Ummmm, More Jed

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Hi Steve,

Can I just say how relieved I am that you were wrong about Hannah ending up with Tyler? As I was watching the last episode I kept wondering why every time they show that guy his mouth is open? If he and Hannah had ended up together they would’ve had red-nosed, open mouth babies, so, whew! she dodged a bullet there.

Again, so happy that it will be Jed in the end. I don’t care what anyone says about him because he fessed up about going on the show to promote his music; I think he’s the right choice for her.

Can’t wait for BIP to start after what you said is going down with Blake. Let the shit-show begin!

Have a good week!

Comment: Hey everyone, a Jed apologist!

Hi RS,

I had a question about Jared and Ashley. Something bugs me about them. Are they really engaged? If so, were they just faking the love/hate thing? They confuse me.

Comment: Yes. They’re getting married in August. Invitations have been sent out, venue has been secured, guests are coming.

As for the lead up to how this relationship started, your guess is as good as mine. I don’t think anyone really understands it fully.

Wow thank you for all the tea today. My jaw is still on the ground.
What is the logic of someone coming to you with info but then requesting that you not share it? What was the point? Because in the culture we’re in today, a lot of them think that just saying something is good enough and everyone will believe them. Yes, it’s frustrating as hell to get a good story from someone, but the second I start to ask them about if they’re willing to talk about this on record, they realize the ramifications, the possible discrediting and hate they’ll get, and then they say they don’t want to do it. Can’t tell you how many times it’s happened. Definitely infuriating, but I can’t force them into it. Happened yesterday to me again. But what can I do? I have to be honest and tell them what telling their story could lead to, how much info I need from them, and that it can’t just be words. I’d say 8 out of 10 back off at that point. Sucks.

So was there a producer standing outside in the woods when Luke “left” shooing him back inside? Otherwise what prompts him to all of a sudden turn around?

Comment: Absolutely.

Hey Steve,

Can you refresh my memory on the girls that Chris Lane has tried to get with from Bachelor? And did he actually date one of them before Lauren?


Comment: I can’t count that high. Sorry.

Dear Steve (RS?),

First I want to thank you for everything you do putting your Bachelor/ette spoilers together. I also find your voice snarky and amusing, things no one else can steal even if they rip off your information and don’t give you credit.

Now on to Hannah! To me, she is such a refreshing lead. I thought she would be just another lead, but she is calling everyone out on their bulls**t like no one else has before. Last season we saw something similar when Cassie’s dad did not give his permission to Colton when Colton asked if he could marry Cassie. Do you think this a new direction the franchise is taking? It’s very much a formula, but with how last season ended and with Hannah acting not like a lead in a TV show and more like a real person it is starting to feel…real in a way it hasn’t before and I’m wondering if the franchise is going to keep rolling with that or if it will return to the same cookie cutter format previous seasons had.

Obviously I know you don’t have any input or information on that, I was just wondering your opinion.

Comment: Only time will tell with that. I would hope so, since Hannah seems like the least “robotic” lead they’ve ever had, just spewing out lines she thinks people want to hear.

Hi Steve!

Just finished watching the episode with my Trash TV Tuesday friends. Question – the fact that they showed such an extended promo of the Luke P slut shaming this early on seems to indicate that it’s no longer the biggest drama of the end of the season. Is something bigger coming, perhaps in light of the Jed allegations? It just seems like the usually save the biggest bombshell for the last few weeks.

Comment: Not that I’m aware of. The Luke P stuff has dominated through the first 5 ½ episodes (yeah, I consider Monday’s a half an episode), and it will dominate up through overnight dates. There’s only one episode Luke isn’t on this season, and that’ll be the finale.

Hi! Since luke p is so religious…. did they allow him to go to church every Sunday/ did a producer take him to church?

Comment: Pretty sure it was only in Scotland. And yes, he went with a producer.

Thank you for all the tea! Always making my Tuesdays terrific. At least we will have a super interesting MTA not centered around Luke P. Question, would they change the narrative to meet the news of Jed having a girlfriend to make us like him less? I dont know if they already have this selected or it would change?

Thank you!!!

Comment: I doubt that’s going to happen.

Hi Steve!

I’ve noticed during Hannah’s season, there’s been at least a couple times where she walks into the room and the guys go crazy complimenting her on how hot she looks. I’ve been a pretty loyal Bachelor/Bachelorette watcher and don’t recall them ever including it in past seasons or at least not to this extent (correct me if I’m wrong). Any idea why they would start including it in this one?

Comment: No idea.

Hi Steve,

First off I have to tell you that I am visiting LA with my daughter and today we went to In n Out for the first time ever. The burgers were great! The patties were a little thin though, I should have got a double double ? but overall best fast food in a long time. Yes it is. Hands down.

My question is about the whole Blake debacle. Surely he must have known it was coming? Don’t the contestants usually know ahead of time who is going on BIP?
It’s obvious the producers made sure all of “Blake’s girls” were there at the same time and encouraged them to share information…How could Blake not see that coming? Do you think the player got played? It’s the question pretty much most people are asking. I know I did when I found out. What was he thinking? How did he not think this was gonna blow up in his face?

And I am sure a girl like Caelynn could not have been happy go have the intimate details of her life exposed like that on a tv show (unless she was going to confront him all along in which case nevermind).

I totally agree with your views on how Hannah B is handling herself. It’s unfortunate that her season is turning out this way with her group of douches. I hope things will work out with Jed.

Comment: I wouldn’t count on that. I’m sure they’ll give it a try, but she can only fend off the stories that are coming and defend him for so long. After a while, it’ll just get to be too much.

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  1. justsaying

    June 19, 2019 at 7:22 AM

    It’ll be awesome if Hannah just comes out during ATFR and keeps it real and have broken it off with Jed. She doesn’t want to pay his rent now, does she?? Everyone will respect her for it.

  2. sailor2000

    June 19, 2019 at 10:56 AM

    Funny that they staged that whole piece on the first episode to kick out the guy that had a girlfriend right before going on the show and now the winner is revealed to have done the same, plus the motive of using this for his music. If she doesn’t break up with him I would think she is a bit of a hypocrite or perhaps very naive.

  3. mackin3

    June 19, 2019 at 10:59 AM

    They’d be CRAZY not to make Tyler bachelor (unless something scandalous happens with him between now and then). Literally everyone loves him, he’s not another Ben type personality and therefore something different (not to mention attractive). As far as the Jed stuff goes, I feel like 90% of the guys that go on that show do it for the fame or for a platform. Rarely do they really expect to fall in love. I found it genuine when he told Hannah because it’s such a shameful thing to admit, yet he did. I know personally I would never admit that—unless I was truly falling. As for the ex goes, whatever. We’ll never know the truth. I like Jed for Hannah, they fit. They’re both dorky and Tyler doesn’t have a dorky bone in his body. It didn’t work for me with them two. I don’t care about the ex hype with Jed, as long as it’s over now and he truly loves Hannah who cares ?????

  4. mackin3

    June 19, 2019 at 11:04 AM

    Also that makeout text sounds like a total joke… as in “will you be my gf check y/n” I would’ve taken it as a silly flirty text. Don’t think it was a serious (hey do you want to makeout with me???) lol all the guys love Jed and they all seem to joke around a ton.

  5. justsaying

    June 19, 2019 at 11:57 AM

    @mackin3 My biggest turn-off with Jed is really the fact he can’t make rent at his age. What is his job anyway?? Seriously, they plan to live on air and love??

    YIKES – no thank you!

  6. crushonspivey

    June 19, 2019 at 12:26 PM

    Jed is a starving artist (musician). Likes to live a champagne lifestyle on a beer budget. Time to nut up and get a career.

  7. justsaying

    June 19, 2019 at 2:39 PM

    Too right @crushonspivey. For someone who makes his poor dad pay his rent, then off he went to Bahamas!!?? Really Jed?? What a jerk and what a slap in the face to his own father.

  8. thecuriousgeorgette

    June 19, 2019 at 5:31 PM

    Man, this whole Jed development is disappointing. My hope for Hannah is that she dumps him and takes her time, maybe she’ll be able to rekindle something with Tyler or something down the road? Probably unlikely wishful thinking, but gahhh. Jed is just sounding more and more like a millennial loser. ?

  9. mackin3

    June 19, 2019 at 5:36 PM

    Well the rent thing is hearsay isn’t it? I mean anyone could make these things up. The guy can’t even defend himself.. contract… so I cut him slack until he can

  10. justsaying

    June 19, 2019 at 6:57 PM

    If none of what the ex-girl friend says is true, for sure, Jed would have issued a denial statement by now defending himself.

    If it’s all hearsay, by that logic, why should we believe Jed’s hearsay words? He can make things up or deny whatever he wants to suit his narrative.

    His ex-gf has receipts to back up her claims. Give her some credit.

  11. mackin3

    June 20, 2019 at 4:52 PM

    No I was just talking about the rent lol

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