Ben's Bachelor Blog (People)
Now I understand how difficult this experience can be at times. And no one has ever said being on a group date is easy, especially when you have feelings growing and developing. My biggest issue so far was that Jubilee wasn't communicating any of this to me at this point. And it was obvious even from a distance that there was a problem with her. And instead of coming to me and telling me that there was a problem, she chose to be passive-aggressive and make snide comments here and there when the rest of us were having fun.
Chris Harrison’s Blog (Yahoo! TV)
While I can promise you that we’ll be back on our regular rose ceremony schedule next week, I can’t promise you that the drama will die down anytime soon, or ever, for that matter on The Bachelor.
I was very sad to see Jubilee go last night, and every person in the room agreed it was far sooner than any of us had expected. Ben was very ethical in being honest and not falsely promising her anything, but leading up to that bomb drop I just wanted to shake her. It was so clear Jubilee was sabotaging herself with her extreme jealousy and insecurity. And I truly mean “herself”—not her chances with Ben. Yes, she obviously cared about him and was struggling with feeling invisible and forgotten, but The Bachelor experience is as much about growth and learning about yourself than anything else.
I actually think she would make a great Bachelorette. She’s feisty, hot, and the type of girl who would put the guys in their place if need be. But I think people either love her or hate her at this point so I’m not sure if ABC would choose her. What do you guys think of Jubilee?
WHY did he give Olivia that rose? Being on the show I have a feeling that that could have been a producer thing?!?! Because I honestly feel like he’s getting pushed away from her.
Jubilee, Jubilee, Jubilee. I think deep down Jubilee is one of the strongest and most beautiful woman ever, she just isn’t meant to be in this type of environment without believing and loving herself first. Like I mentioned with Lacy before, a woman doesn’t come off attractive to a man if she is constantly insecure or verbally asking for validation. Without confidence and love for who you are, everything that makes up who you are, there is no way for someone else to see what you have to offer. Jubilee let her mind and insecurities effect the way she acted towards Ben, ultimately causing herself to be sent home.
OK, what's up with all the date repeating?! Where has the creativity gone? On my season, Chris woke up Britt at 4:30 a.m. for a hot air balloon ride just like Ben woke up Amanda. And, specifically, Chris woke up all the girls just like Ben did — which was unfortunate as I had ear plugs in and an eye mask on. I didn't even know Chris was in the room until he started spooning with me on my cot! It's still one of my favorite moments from filming.
The Bachelor — who at this point seems to fall in love with whichever woman is in front of him at any given moment — responds to Amanda’s story with an outpouring of earnest affirmations. “I admire you,” he gushes. “It doesn’t quite make sense that somebody like you would be interested in somebody like me, but I like it.”
Ben Higgins has been shepherding his sister-wives across America, and the time has come for them expose the rest of the world to their polyamorous love. Ben and his leading ladies hit Mexico City during the Monday, February 1, episode of The Bachelor, and so many important developments took place: 1) Olivia Caridi sensually ate some crickets. 2) JoJo Fletcher uttered the sentence: "Ben already tasted my taco, and he loved it." 3) Ben rejected one of his contestants for refusing to hold his hand.
As the women explore their new hotel, Olivia discovers that she has a bidet. Much like her secret “love language” with Ben, she’s not sure if the other women know it exists, but she does. (So my money’s on the fact that she doesn’t actually have a bidet.)
1. Ben thinks Mexico City is a great place to fall in love. He said this about Las Vegas last week. Is there anywhere Ben doesn't think is the perfect place to fall in love?
2. Also, someone needs to tell Ben saying "Viva La Mexico" isn't a thing.
Lauren H. realizes that she's getting the one-on-one date through process of elimination and spills her breakfast wine, she's so excited. A blood vessel pops in Olivia's eye because she's trying to keep her anger off her face. "Am I threatened? No. He's mine. I need him," she snarls out past gritted teeth.
I seriously doubt Olivia has ever seen an episode of Teen Mom, because those women don’t have babysitters and beachy waves. They have meth face and parole officers.
After Olivia tells Amanda that her life is like an episode of Teen Mom, lonely twin Emily boldly decides to tell Ben that she hates Olivia, which always goes so well.
Omg I love Lauren the Teacher. She’s like the sweet, Midwest G-rated girl I was friends with in 4th grade. Nice and normal as normal could be. I bet she would’ve made me a friendship bracelet and braided my hair after gym class while we reenacted scenes from Babysitter’s Club.
I Hate Green Beans (Lincee is ON FIRE this week!)
Ben helps her into the limo as they make their way to the outskirts of town. They have an engaging conversation, but I’m not sure what she said because I can’t understand her voice. Does Google translator have a Disney Princess option? Someone Tweet Tenley. She’ll know.
All of the women freak out about Ben seeing them when they wake up, and I’m guessing Ben, who is from Denver, is hoping one of them asks if this is a “wake and bake” because it’s 4:20 a.m.
Bachelor Burn Book: Tweet Roundup
— Betches (@betchesluvthis) February 2, 2016
Reality Steve *Spoilers!*
The 10 Craziest Quotes from Episode 5 (Us Weekly)
The 7 Most Awkward Moments from Episode 5 (TV Guide)
Jimmy Kimmel's Emoji Recap:
Us Weekly's Bachelor Breakdown with Ashley Spivey:
Bachelor Party with Juliet Litman (Channel 33)
The Most Dramatic Podcast in Bachelor History (Jensen + Melissa)
Ben says that Mexico City is known for its fashion. I disagree. I think it's known for kidnapping and extortion.
Coming up Roses (Barstool Sports)
The Bitch Bible (with guest Michelle Collins!)
Bachelor Nation News:
Moment #15: Bentley. UGH.
Moment #13: Clare tells off Juan Pablo
Moment #12: Frank dumps Bachelorette Ali
I think everyone in Bachelor Nation in pregnant.
Ali Fedotowsky (previously covered)
Catherine Lowe (also previously covered)
The Bachelor and Politics:
The Bachelor and Race (both of these posts are outstanding and deserve to be widely read):
The Bachelor has a race problem, and this Bachelorette’s exit is proof (Huffington Post)
The Bachelor and the Super Bowl: Some of the Broncos are obsessed with The Bachelor (E! Online)
Secrets from the Mansion (People)
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