'Bachelor' Runner Up Chantal O'Brien Engaged, But Producers Still Want Her For 'The Bachelorette!'

Fri, June 24, 2011 4:18pm EDT by 9 Comments

Sources tell HollywoodLife.com exclusively that Chantal’s fiance gave her a 4-carat diamond engagement ring — but if she ever gives it back, she can still become ‘The Bachelorette’!

Bachelor Brad Womack sure did miss his chance at love with Chantal O’Brien when he gave Emily Maynard the final rose and a diamond ring. But now Brad and Emily’s relationship is over, while runner up Chantal is living her happily ever after engaged to the man of her dreams, Jeff Razore. And if it doesn’t work out with Jeff, The Bachelorette producers still want Chantal!

“Chantal’s engaged to a wealthy guy who gave her a four-carat engagement ring,” a friend of Chantal’s tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively. “She really was in love with Brad and was completely heartbroken when that didn’t work out — but now she really knows everything happens for a reason.”

Before Chantal got serious with Jeff, it’s no secret that ABC wanted her to be The Bachelorette. But then she fell madly in love and turned it down.

What’s interesting is that Chantal had actually signed contracts to be in the shoes that Ashley Hebert now fills.

“Chantal was supposed to be the next Bachelorette,” a show insider tells us. “She signed contracts and everything, but then she met a guy and fell madly in love with him.”

“When she first tried to back out, we flew her down to LA to convince her to do the show,” continues the source. “However, it was obvious she’s really in love. We told her we wanted The Bachelorette to be totally invested in finding true love, so we let her out of the contract.”

“However, the offer is still on the table if things don’t work with her guy now,” adds the source.

BFFs — are you happy that Chantal has found love or would you rather see her return as the next Bachelorette?

- Lindsey DiMattina

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sunette

Posted at 2:16 AM on June 12, 2012  

In South Africa we’ve just seen the finale – yeah, a year later! I knew Brad was making a mistake by choosing Emily and my heart broke for Chantal. I’m so happy that she’s found someone!!

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shawn

Posted at 2:07 PM on October 17, 2011  

Chantal’s engaged to a wealthy guy who gave her a four-carat engagement ring.

I think this says it all. She wanted a “wealthy” guy and that is what she is getting. Fame or fortune is the only thing that will make her happy.

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joseph

Posted at 8:27 PM on July 19, 2011  

Good decision by ABC to pursue her. Hell, I’d consider auditioning if she was putting herself out there.

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lala

Posted at 9:03 PM on July 5, 2011  

Im so happy for her! she got a real catch and shes happy-thats better than tv-its the real thing

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marsh

Posted at 7:40 AM on June 28, 2011  

OMG… SERIOUSLY…. she is too whinney and clingy… she was ready to marry whomever and whatever…. I mean really…. and her daddy probably bought the ring for him to give her, u can tell she was spoiled to death lil rich girl….. and who really cares…. these reality stars r taking over sooo who gives a crap….

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Sara

Posted at 8:23 PM on June 24, 2011  

Better than crazy ‘ole Brad! Good for her, she is one gorgeous, funny girl! :)

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Jamie

Posted at 5:28 PM on June 24, 2011  

OMG how dense could they be? She has moved on, she is engaged this is not just a casual dating relationship. Besides do they honestly believe they would get her, or any body for that matter, to do it with the train wreck this season has been?

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jason

Posted at 5:27 PM on June 24, 2011  

I’d rather see her return as the next Bachelorette. It would strengthen my belief in America as the land of opportunistic sluts and fame whores.

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lr

Posted at 7:42 PM on July 5, 2011  

you are an idiot

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