Last April during the taping of the ‘Bachelorette,’ creator Mike Fleiss (@fleissmeister), had everyone gussing when he tweeted…“@EmilyMaynard just delivered another bachelorette first!” He then added, “@EmilyMaynard goes her own way…” I think I now know what he was referring to. According to Reality Steve (www.realitysteve.com), this season’s ‘Bachelorette’ Emily doesn’t accept or offer the fantasy suite overnight date cards to anyone. No doubt she is trying to set a good example for her daughter Ricki and this is why she chose to not go down that familiar road we’ve seen in all season’s past.
With all the drama now surrounding what looks to be Emily’s first pick, Arie Luyendyk Jr., she’s probably happy she did. On paper, it seems that Arie is her best match. He’s got the race car driving thing going for him AND his last GF had 2 children. Translation, he’s not afraid to commit to someone with a child & has a lifestyle that Emily likes & is familiar with. However, recent reports show that Arie may not be as sincere & genuine as he’s appearing to be. According to reports, he allegedly dated a ‘Bachelor’ producer Cassie Lambert & she’s the one who convinced him to do ‘Bachelorette. According to Reality Steve, this is all one big publicity stunt for Arie Jr., who is on the show to promote his brand. Ironically, on last night’s episode Arie talked about his last GF which was also a Cassie. Her last name Harshman & things didn’t work out. According to Reality Steve, last night’s episode edited out a part of the conversation where Arie confessed to Emily that his last GF had a miscarriage. We only heard the part where he said she didn’t want any more kids.
The highlight of last night’s episode was when Dolly Parton performed while Emily & Arie were on their one on one date at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Emily’s a huge fan of Dolly’s & apparently Dolly has been following Emily’s quest for love as well. Dolly said she’s been married for 45 years to the same man & expressed her support for Emily. Dolly even wrote & song for her and Arie Jr. & belted out that tune on last night’s episode. I got a kick when Dolly implied that this supposed surprise of Dolly coming out & singing on stage wasn’t really a true surprise because hellloooo..they were in Dollywood after all.
More scoop is out now as to who the last 3 men standing are. According to Reality Steve, Chicago Chris makes it to the hometown dates, but is let go shortly thereafter. Thus, according to Reality Steve, Emily’s Final 3 choices will be:
Arie Luyendyk, Jr.
Next week the ‘Bachelorette’ is off to Bermuda. I usually look forward to the episode with the overnight fantasy suite dates. Now, I’ll be looking forward to the first ever, one of its kind, most dramatic fantasy suite date nights ever, when Emily does the unexpected & takes the good role model card instead.
Watch last night’s episode of the ‘Bachelorette’ in its entirety at: