Reality Steve

Clares Guys

(EXCLUSIVE) Clare’s Guys

Photo Credit: GMA

11. Nick Eccher: 25, Nashville, TN. Business Consultant for InfoWorks. Graduated Holy Cross in 2017 with a B.A. in Economics. Went to graduate school at Vanderbilt.

Facebook – Nick Eccher
Instagram – nickel_pickle22 (private as of 3/9)
LinkedIn – Nick Eccher


12. Grant Lewis: 25, Boston, MA. Sales rep at CD Supply. Graduated from Rhode Island University in 2018 with a BA in Communications.

Instagram – grantlewis82 (private as of 3/9)
LinkedIn – Grant Lewis


13. Chris Conran: 27, Orem, UT. Business Developer for Stack Rock Group. Graduated from Utah Valley University where he also played baseball.

Facebook – Chris Conran
Instagram – chrisconran (private as of 3/4)


14. Tyler Cottrill: 27, Gassaway, WV. Associate Attorney at Mark Everett, Attorney at Law. Did undergrad work and got a BA in Criminology at West Virginia University. Then went to West Virginia University College of Law and graduated in 2018.

Facebook – Tyler Cottrill
Instagram – tkcowboy_ (private as of 3/9)
LinkedIn – Tyler Cottrill


15. Matt James: 28, New York, NY. Played football at Wake Forest. Works for ABC Food Tours. But you probably know him best as Tyler Cameron’s roommate that he spends every living, breathing second with. Like, when he was hob knobbing around NYC with Gigi, Matt was his wingman.

Instagram – mattjames919 (private as of 3/10)
LinkedIn – Matt James


16. Ed Waisbrot: 36, Miami, FL. Account Executive at CVS Health. Graduated University of Pittsburgh in 2006 with a B.S. in Business Administration.

LinkedIn – Ed Waisbrot


17. Ellis Matthews: 26, Dallas, TX. Works as an Acct. Executive for 105.3 The Fan, a station I listen to occasionally out here. Nothing beats The Ticket in Dallas, but occasionally I’ll flip over there. Played basketball at Carthage College in Kenosha, WI. Graduated in 2016 with a BS in Business and Economics. And oh yeah, he’s a ginger.

Facebook – Ellis Matthews
Instagram – m21eli (private as of 3/9)
LinkedIn – Ellis Matthews


18. James Clarke: 23, Chicago, IL. Property Manager at Winnemac Properties. Graduated DePauw University with a BS in Communications in 2018.
Played basketball at DePauw his junior and senior year.

Facebook – James Clarke
Instagram – jclarke25 (de-activated as of 3/8)
LinkedIn – James Clarke


19. Blake Monar: 30, Phoenix, AZ. President & CEO of Statum Style in Phoenix, AZ.

Facebook – Blake Monar
Instagram – blakemonar (private as of 3/9)
LinkedIn – Blake Monar


My column will be up in a few hrs. Stay tuned.

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  1. jenrebmol

    March 11, 2020 at 5:38 AM

    I am 48 and my husband is 32 married almost 5 years so never say never on the young ones!!

  2. ab38

    March 11, 2020 at 5:59 AM

    Blake from Canada gets my vote. Hello sir haha

  3. kabuki

    March 11, 2020 at 6:26 AM

    The only requirement to be a contestant seems to be a meathead bro with six pack abs. No extra charge for a self-portrait with animal blood hand prints on a bare chest. Such a turn on! NOT. There must be so many accomplished 35-45 yo men out there for her to choose from whose only crime is a beer gut. Such a superficial show. I can’t imagine her ending up with any of them.

  4. bachfan123

    March 11, 2020 at 6:39 AM

    RE: #17, Ellis, Carthage College is in Wisconsin.

  5. michellemua

    March 11, 2020 at 6:54 AM

    Whaaaaaat I was so excited when I saw Tyler’s face lol…but yay for his bff .

  6. adelina

    March 11, 2020 at 7:56 AM

    Blake Monar = hilariously douche-tastic pictures.

  7. jenscho

    March 11, 2020 at 7:59 AM

    She’s got some great looking guys. The 23 year old is 16 years younger than Clare-just no! Clare turns 39 on March 20th just fyi.

  8. crushonspivey

    March 11, 2020 at 8:06 AM

    Bret Engemann. Hahaha. His sister is married to Larry King, and other sister was rumored to have had a fling with him. Remember that whole finasco?

    Guys are way too young except for him.

  9. janas

    March 11, 2020 at 8:13 AM

    Blake Moynes gets my vote.

    This is also most probably the road to our first black Bachelor with Matt. Hey, we will most probably see Tyler C make an appearance then.

  10. ldthesecond

    March 11, 2020 at 8:34 AM

    I use to follow some lifestyle bloggers and one of them that i followed (Sheridan Gregory – married to Adam Gregory from the recent 90210 show) had a sister that married Bret a few years ago. I remember seeing pics of their wedding on Instagram and then it looked like the split pretty soon after like under a year. That would have been his second divorce after the first with the two kids.

  11. justsaying

    March 11, 2020 at 8:37 AM

    WILD guess, Clare’s going to end up with a white guy

  12. crushonspivey

    March 11, 2020 at 8:43 AM

    justsaying, wild guess Clare is gonna end up alone within 6 months of the season ending.

  13. Linda

    March 11, 2020 at 8:43 AM

    Oh come on! Nix all the guys under 30! Clare is going to be 39 soon. Give her some real men not all those boys! They are cute and I’m sure nice guys but way too young!!!

  14. tuffany

    March 11, 2020 at 8:45 AM

    Looking forward to this new Bachelorette season with older woman younger guy dynamic. My husband and I are big fans (with help of you Reality Steve) and always imagining how we’d react to each other if we had been on Bach/Bachelorette in our youth. He’s 10 years younger than me; we’ve been married 30 years. Watching the relationships form will be fun. Hope she picks one of the “young” ones.

  15. bach37

    March 11, 2020 at 8:53 AM

    Why is a chiropractor wearing a stethoscope? He’s gotta be the winner, because that pic is most consistent with Juan Pablo.

  16. crushonspivey

    March 11, 2020 at 8:57 AM

    Not looking forward to this dynamic at all. Was hoping for a more mature season, but this is just gonna be another trainwreck. Not with guys a decade or more younger than Clare.

    Seriously, we’re all gonna tune into The Bachelorette and a season of “The Nanny” is gonna break out instead.

  17. suzydiamond

    March 11, 2020 at 9:51 AM

    I thought Clare was a reaction to having several seasons of young contestants who weren’t ready for marriage. A 20 something year old male model and and 38/39 year old woman… this is ridiculous!talk about being on the show for the “right reasons.”

  18. justa_viewer

    March 11, 2020 at 2:53 PM

    1. Ed Waisbrot’s jeans: It’s a “no” from me, dawg. Can you even wear those jeans if you’re 36?

    2. In one of those pics, Tyler Cottrill is very reminiscent of Garrett Yrigoyen.

    3. Guess they’re seeding the field with eligible young men for BIP. Clare is just a sop to all the viewers who have complained about the annoying and unlikable young women who typically populate this show. Once Clare’s season is done, I imagine Bach’ette will be back to business as usual. JMO

  19. jlal

    March 11, 2020 at 4:58 PM

    I figure the young guys are hoping for future bachelor or NIP gigs. I “dated” youngs guys too. It was fun. Married one though only two years younger. I know some long term couples with 5, 7+ years between them but not many. Can’t see Claire going for someone in their 20s for the long term.

  20. JustAnotherLauren

    March 11, 2020 at 7:29 PM

    Urghhh they’re all so young. I feel like this season is doomed already, poor Clare. Give her some age appropriate men. Yes, these age-gap relationships can work in the real world, but they’re rare, and it’s different in this bubble where a lot of them have the motivation of social media growth for applying, as opposed to genuinely wanting to settle down with a 39 year old. It’s very unrealistic.

    Also, Tylers friend? ugh. it’s clearly about who you know, to get on this show. Womp Womp.

    Good luck Clare, you’ll need it !

  21. jlal

    March 12, 2020 at 4:20 AM

    I meant “…bachelor or BIP gigs”.

    Claire should tell the boys under 30 to just get back in the limo. Why waste her time on boys too young to really have a long term relationship.

  22. kata20

    March 12, 2020 at 3:20 PM

    Was hoping for mature contestants age group 35-40 yr old. Do we really believe any of these 20 something model looks are here for a 39 yr old? What a disaster? Someone at ABC has been sloppy. Feel sorry for Claire, she stands no chance.

  23. dogmomma

    March 14, 2020 at 5:18 AM

    Bret E has villain written all over his face.

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