Chad Johnson took over as ‘the villain’ on this season of ‘The Bachelorette’ — but was it all an act? Was he ever really in it for JoJo? And is he really dating Robbie’s ex now? Luckily, he appeared on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on June 20 to clear the air!
Chad Johnson is back, but this time, he’s without a potato! For the first time, he sat down for an interview — via Skype — on Jimmy Kimmel Live, following his exit on the June 20 episode of The Bachelorette, where he spilled everything!
First off, Chad said he didn’t start watching the season until just a week ago. And once he did, he finally realized why everyone has been hating on him.
“When you’re in the moment, you say things and do things — sometimes I’ll do things in order to get the result I want, and it’s not always the best thing,” Chad told Jimmy.
After Jimmy showed Chad a clip of the other guys celebrating his exit from the show, Chad couldn’t stop laughing. “I kind of expected it. It was pretty hilarious though. I get it. They took me out — good job, you sabotaged me, brah,” he said.
One person who is a fan of Chad is Daniel, who was eliminated right after Chad. “We actually message every day. So we talk — sometimes his messages make sense, sometimes they don’t, but either way it’s hilarious and it’s great to talk to the guy” Chad said.
When the topic of frontrunner Jordan Rodgers came up, and Chad’s threat to hunt him down after the show, Chad said,” It’s not like I would do that. I obviously have people to do those things,” while raising an eyebrow to Jimmy in a mischievous way. In a serious manner, he added, “I was just joking with him. I was just trying to get the guy to be quiet.”
Surprisingly, Chad said being on the show has helped his realty business, but he’s still single and would love to be the next Bachelor. Yes, for real. But he’s not holding his breath — “I feel like at this point, I was probably portrayed as a little too crazy to be that person.”
And as HollywoodLife.com previously reported, earlier this afternoon, Chad took to Instagram to reveal that he was seeing and possibly dating the ex-girlfriend of fellow contestant, Robby Hayes. He posted a collage of three pics with her, writing the following caption:
“While traveling this weekend, our paths crossed and I finally had the opportunity to meet Hope Higginbotham in person. Let me just say, she is even more beautiful in person,” he wrote on June 20, making people think maybe they had been talking but this was their actual first meeting. “A great girl like her deserves so much better than someone who lies, cheats, and ends a four year long relationship in order to pursue fame on a tv show. You’re amazing, I miss you already 😍 @hopealverta .”
They were also seen kissing in the pics. When Jimmy asked Chad about the photos, he said, “You know, we were traveling and we just happened to see each other and we went from there.”
HollywoodLifers, do you think Chad’s villainous nature was real or all an act?