Giddy up, cowgirls! Farmer Chris is our new ‘Bachelor!’ We never got the expected announcement on July 28th’s ‘After the Finale Rose’ special, but HollywoodLife.com just spoke with one of Chris’ good friends who confirmed it — read on to find out who!
Chris Soules stole every woman’s heart when he was fighting for Andi Dorfman on The Bachelorette. However, it’s now time for the girls to fight for him — he’s season 19’s new Bachelor, HollywoodLife.com can exclusively confirm!
Farmer Chris Soules: Next Bachelor
With Bachelor in Paradise right around the corner, we sat down to chat with fan-favorite, Cody Sattler. However, when we asked him if he thought Chris, 32, would make a good Bachelor, he confirmed that he actually is!
“Yeah, absolutely!” Cody told us. “Chris was one of the very first guys I had a good connection with in the house. Even this week [at After the Final Rose], we kicked it. He is a good dude and I couldn’t be more excited for him to be The Bachelor.”
Well, that’s that! We know that Cody was sitting next to Chris during the after show, when Chris Harrison teased the announcement, then failed to confirm it. However, we’ve known this for quite some time!
“The audience really connected with him,” a source close to the show told us exclusively in June. “He’s handsome and successful, making him a great candidate for the show. Auditions have already started for his season.”
In fact, Cody spoke out about those auditions — and it sounds like Chris will be very happy.
“I’m sure casting is going on,” Cody added. “I’m not sure when it’s going on, but they start casting way out. I’m sure they have a few country girls ready for Chris!”
Well, where can we sign up? HollywoodLifers, are you excited fro Chris to be The Bachelor? Will you be watching Bachelor in Paradise? Let us know!
— Emily Longeretta and Elizabeth Wagmeister