Things are NOT looking too rosy for Kaitlyn Bristowe and Tayshia Adams! The two former Bachelorette leading ladies, who transitioned to hosting the show following Chris Harrison‘s controversial departure, are reportedly upset about being discarded in favor of new series host Jesse Palmer! Related: Katie Thurston Slams ‘The Bachelorette’ While Praising ‘Love Is Blind’! Of course, Kaitlyn and […]
ABC stunned the Bachelor Nation by selecting Jesse Palmer as a new host.
He seemed like a random name pulled out of a hat and a total blast from the past.
Reports say that co-hosts Kaitlyn and Tayshia were aware in advance that he, not they, would host Season 26.
Tayshia might return some day, but Kaitlyn confirms that she’s “not coming back” after being underpaid.
An inside source assured Us Weekly that Kaitlyn Bristowe and Tayshia Adams were both “part of the conversation” about the next host.
“Kaitlyn and Tayshia had a little bit of a heads up,” the insider shared.
The source emphasized that the pair “did not learn about them not returning as cohosts on the live [Bachelor] finale.”
That would have been an odd and potentially upsetting time to learn that Jesse Palmer would be taking their place.
The finale aired on Tuesday, March 15.
In addition to blindsiding them had they not been forewarned, the selection was reported on in the early autumn of 2021.
Some viewers, however, were surprised that 43-year-old Jesse would be hosting.
He confirmed the news, reported months ago, during the After The Final Rose special.
When it’s time for Rachel Recchia and Gabby Windey to appear on Season 19 as co-Bachelorettes, he’ll be in front of the camera.
The source detailed that Jesse’s selection “wasn’t a surprise” for Kaitlyn and Tayshia.
The network reportedly knew that they both “needed to know in advance” for, among other things, “contractual reasons.”
For that reason, they were told about things some time “prior to the announcement.”
The insider expressed that they are both “rooting for Gabby and Rachel from afar.”
Chris may seem like a random selection to many, given that he appeared on Season 5 way back in 2004.
However, the network had its reasons.
“The decision came at some point throughout this past season that Jesse was a safe choice for the next Bachelorette season,” the source explained.
“They’re still testing him out for a more permanent role,” the insider characterized.
The source pointed out that this was “just like they tested out Tayshia and Kaitlyn for two seasons.”
According to the insider, ABC is actively “trying to get back to more of the Chris Harrison style” of hosting.
That may sound ominous to many of us, perhaps even cowardly.
But it’s possible that this source is simply referring to age in relation to most of the show’s leads. Maybe.
However, the insider added that the “doors aren’t closed for good” for Kaitlyn and Tayshia to return to the franchise in some capacity.
Tayshia, in particular, has maintained a “cordial relationship” with ABC.
As such, the source noted, “the bridge is not burned.”
“She’s been exploring a lot of different avenues and meeting with different people in the industry,” the insider said of Tayshia.
The source added: She’s looking to continue expanding her career outside of Bachelor Nation.”
Meanwhile, Kaitlyn has been “more outspoken” because of being given different titles — and pay — than Jesse.
Kaitlyn and Tayshia were listed as “special guests” on the show, while Jesse is getting the “host” title.
“The only resentment that seems to come out of it is their titles and contracts,” the insider said of Kaitlyn.
The source noted that it “all comes down to pay,” with the women (as is too often the case) making less than men with the same job.
Kaitlyn actually touched on this topic on her podcast, Off The Vine.
“I saw at the end of the finale, Jesse was announcing the two Bachelorettes, and he said he was going to be by their side for that,” she recalled this week.
“So, I guess spoiler alert,” Kaitlyn summarized, “I’m not coming back.”
Kaitlyn admitted to feeling a very natural degree of fear-of-missing-out, but noted that she had a “wild year” and could use the down time ahead of marrying Jason Tartick.
“I want to support Gabby and Rachel and be there for them so bad,” she expressed.
“I think it makes sense to have a woman being there for them,” Kaitlyn pointed out.
“But I also do want to prioritize being at home with Jason,” Kaitlyn acknowledged.
“And,” she added, “start planning my wedding and catch up on my businesses.”
Kailtyn decided to look on the bright side, viewing being sidelined as a “blessing in disguise.”
“I will be sad though,” Kaitlyn admitted. “I want to be there to support them, but that’s the update.”
“I think Jesse’s amazing,” she emphasized.
Kaitlyn praised: “He’ll be a great host and I hope he helps Gabby and Rachael in any way that he can.”
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Famously, Kaitlyn Bristowe has been co-hosting The Bachelorette this season.
Unfortunately, one of the results of this has been cruel comments as viewers scrutinize her appearance.
These are not “thought crimes,” but actual statements posted very publicly and viciously on social media.
Kaitlyn’s fiance, Jason Tartick, has something to say about it — and he isn’t mincing words.
On Thursday, July 15, Jason made an appearance on the Click Bait With Bachelor Nation podcast.
“I don’t know why people think it’s OK to say the s–t they do on Twitter,” he expressed.
In this moment, Jason speaks for all of us.
“The way that people make comments, nasty comments, about people’s appearances,” Jason lamented.
“And obviously, specifically, I’m referring to Kaitlyn,” he emphasized.
“It’s grotesque,” Jason commented. “It’s a joke.”
“I don’t see why people have to do that,” Jason admitted.
“And the other thing is, the fact that it’s usually women putting other women down is just insane,” he observed.
Internalized misogyny is sadly all but inevitable in a culture polluted with patriarchal values.
“When Chris Harrison was up there, were people talking about Chris Harrison’s looks?” Jason asked.
More vaguely, he added: “Or when a guy’s up there?”
Jason is making some very real points here.
While a man would likely receive less hate — or, if he were a man of color or LGBTQ+, a different kind of hate.
But the Chris Harrison example brings up an interesting point.
It may be that at least some of the hate directed at Kaitlyn (and Tayshia) is vented frustrations from Chris’ bitter stans.
“There [are] so many things in this world we can control,” Jason acknowledged.
“And,” he continued, “there [are] so many things we can’t control.”
“Our looks and things like that are most of the things we can’t control,” Jason pointed out.
“With the bad comes good,” Jason fully acknowledged.
“But,” he continued, “when you see some of the bad, and you’re just like, ‘Oh, she’s aged.'”
Not mincing words, Jason stated the obvious: “Well, yeah, we all f–king age.”
“People see it,” Jason commented.
He continued: “people hear it and they feel it.”
“And whether they show it or not,” Jason declared, “it’s gotta end.”
Jason even acknowledged that the cruel comments have had an impact upon his fiancee.
Kaitlyn of course cannot help to see at least some of it.
It’s hard to see vicious hate and critiques of your actual human face without some of it sinking in.
As we noted, and as Jason hinted, at least some of the hated directed at Kaitlyn and Tayshia has nothing to do with them.
There is a vocal minority of the fandom that is fuming and raging over Chris Harrison’s departure from the series.
When your reality series caters to white supremacists for dozens of seasons, some of the fans won’t be shy about their views.
Chris wasn’t just dismissive of Rachel Lindsay or of Rachael Kirkconnell’s scandal — he said things in that discussion that no decent person would.
His departure isn’t just the departure of a host; it’s a symbol of actual accountability and change.
Those who find white supremacy to be comfortable will resent any change, symbolic or actual. That includes Kaitlyn and Tayshia.
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