We’ve all seen the trailers — we know that Ben Higgins drops the L-bomb twice during the fantasy suite episode, and that he has regrets after sending someone home. So, does Chris Harrison approve?
Chris Harrison has seen a lot of heartbreak go down over the years on The Bachelor — and season 20 is no exception. During a recent press call, the host reflected on Ben Higgins‘ season and the emotional finale that’s about to air, and yes, those three little words.
“You’ve seen how emotional Ben gets – he does pull at least a 3/4 Mesnick,”Chris told reporters on Friday, referencing season 13’s Bachelor, Jason Mesnick who changed his mind on After the Final Rose. “He really narrowed it down to two women that he loves and he knows that he’s going to hurt somebody and he knows that he’s going to lose somebody he loves.”
“I was a little bit shocked that he really did get there with two women,” Chris added.
“It’s not something you can script. It just doesn’t work like that and he’s just not that good of an actor. It really just was something that happened and it took us all a little bit by surprise.”
As for telling two women that he loved them, Chris explained it as just Ben being honest.”He just got to the point where he felt that emotion with two women.” It was also a private moment, that Chris probably wouldn’t have suggested.
“It was definitely a caught-on-camera, impromptu feeling and emotion,” he said. “I mean, honestly if he had come to me and asked my opinion I probably would have said: ‘Don’t do that!’ But he just left himself go, in that moment, which is a special, wonderful thing.”
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