Chad (AKA #TheChadelor) is making waves on season 12 of ‘The Bachelorette,’ but how much do you really know about the villainous stud?
Chad Johnson is definitely been painted as the season 12 villain of The Bachelorette — especially after calling JoJo “naggy” in week two. However, do you know about Chad’s past? What about his favorite movies? We’ve put together everything you have to know.
1. His mom passed away right before The Bachelorette.
During some one on one time with JoJo, Chad got very emotional revealing that his mom had passed away from cancer. He also took to Instagram to share a family photo with this emotional caption: “The one question people keep asking, is why did I go on #TheBachelorette? Well other than the fact that I work all the time, for 7 years I watched my mother slowly die from cancer. Over the last 3 she got much worse and I decided to spend all of my time that I wasn’t working at her house taking care of her and generally spending time with her.”
2. He served in the Marines.
Since joining The Bachelorette, he’s posted multiple photos of his camouflage, as well as his dog tags and a throwback photo with his sister on the day he graduated from boot camp.
3. He bought the domain names for other Bachelorette contestants.
If you try to go to the websites of Robby Hayes, Chase McNary, Derek Peth or Alex Woytkiw, they will redirect… to Chad’s Instagram. Yup, he bought them and redirected them because that’s “business, and it’s hilarious.” He also tweeted, “Buying other contestants domain names? That’s a bold move cotton let’s see if it pays off,” with a crying face emoji and the hashtag, “#chadageddon.”
4. He has a dog named Pumpkin.
During a date with JoJo, he revealed that his little dog, Pumpkin is his baby — he refers to her as his daughter;
5. His favorite movies may surprise you.
The Notebook, Runner Runner, and Forgetting Sarah Marshall are the three he named — adding “don’t make fun of me” after the Nicholas Sparks’ classic.
Do you think Chad is really a villain?