Wow Arie is already starting to form real relationships with these women! It’s fun to watch! Well sometimes the kissing is – how can I say this – too much to watch. Ha! But overall, I am already loving this season.
Every season, there’s a day where a contestant gets some sort of shopping spree and are spoiled with fancy things that the Bachelor or Bachelorette “gifts” them. Normally, I absolutely hate these dates! One, we all know that Arie isn’t the one giving the dresses and the fancy shoes, the show is. And spoiling someone like that isn’t exactly the best way to start out a relationship. However, Becca made me think totally differently about her date with Arie. She completely appreciated all the nice things that she was receiving, but she made it a point to say over and over again that those things weren’t what mattered. She was appreciative of them, but always brought the conversation back to Arie and that she is there for him. I just like her. She’s cool, down to earth, and just an all-around rad chick.
And I love how into her he already seems. At one point during their conversation right before the Neil Lane jewelry came, it looked like he wanted to go in for a kiss and hesitated because she looked down du
ring their conversation. I totally don’t think she meant to at all! But I think it made him feel a little nervous and I love that!
Becca will be in his top three at the end of the season no question. There’s definitely something special between the two of them.
Honestly, I’m pretty shocked that Arie took Krystal home to meet his family. At first, when he brought her to his hometown it seemed like it was more about him than about her so I didn’t think too much of it. But then when she got to go to his parents house, that really changed things in my mind. At first I though that he must really see a future with her at this point if he would already introduce her to his parents. And good for her for handling herself so well. Arie’s mom seems like a hard person to read and I think Krystal did a great job of keeping the conversation going and holding her own.
Notice above I said “at first I thought that he must really see a future with her “. The reason my opinion of that changed is because at dinner when he explains to her why he brought her home to see his family, he didn’t say anything suggesting that he could see a future with her or that he thought she was the one. Instead he said that he thought she would be a “bright light” for his mother to see for his mother to feel assured that he was meeting great women on the show. I thought that was extremely interesting. And I’m honestly wondering how Krystal felt deep down about him saying that. It was obviously a beautiful complement, but not exactly what you want to hear from the guy you’re hoping falls in love with you over 20 other women.
The next morning when Krystal didn’t open up to the girls about her day, I honestly think that at first, deep down she was doing it out of respect for, both the girls, and for Arie. She wanted to keep the relationship between them, and she probably didn’t want to rub what they did in all the girls faces. But I think in this situation, you have to be more open. You can be honest and say that you feel really bad because the other girls didn’t get the same experience you got. But it really feels like she rubs a lot of the girls the wrong way. However, I don’t think that was her intention at all. All that said, she really blew it during the rose ceremony. I’ll get to that in a little bit.
Oh my gosh. This date seemed soooo fun! I have to find a place to do this. After I have this baby of course.
But let’s just get right to the nighttime portion of the date because that’s where the interesting stuff happened. Look, I’m not the biggest fan of Chelsea. But I will say this, being a mom and coming on the show is a huge sacrifice. The other girls cannot possibly understand the sacrifice of leaving your child at home unless you’re a mother yourself. I understand that they’ve all given up something to be there, but leaving your child at home to do something like this would be unbearably hard. I’ve only spent one night away from Molly since she was born a year and a half ago and that was to go to New York City for a business trip. I literally flew into New York, went to my event and flew back all in 24 hours just because I couldn’t stand being away from her for more than one night. So I feel Chelsea. She has sacrificed more than the other girls. I never would’ve been able to understand her sacrifice before becoming a mother myself.
Having said all that, leaving her child to go on the show was her choice and that doesn’t give her the right to have more time with Arie that any of the other girls. I think the reason the girls aren’t understanding of her sacrifice, is not because she didn’t sacrifice more, but instead because the girls don’t really like her. And at the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter who sacrifice more. All that matters is who connects with Arie.
And it’s pretty obvious at this point that Arie isn’t into Brittany. The fact that she went to some sort of medical treatment to get checked out after the derby, and Arie didn’t go with her or even go to check on her at any point in the night makes it pretty clear to me that he was more focused on the other girls on the group date. I know the way the show portrayed it made it seem like she just wasn’t feeling great but it seemed to me at the cocktail party that she may have had a minor concussion and went to get medical treatment. Even if it was minor injuries, if Arie was really into her he would’ve been by her side.
I like Bibiana but she is going to have to get control of her emotions if she wants to stay on the show. And I feel for her because I know how frustrating it is when you just want a chance for some time and don’t get it, but if she doesn’t figure out a way to keep her emotions in check, there’s no way there’s any sort of future for her and Arie.
My last comment about the group date is about Becca, holy moly was that kiss between her and Arie passionate! Honestly, I kind of had to look away because it felt inappropriate to watch it. But he’s definitely into her and why wouldn’t he be, she’s absolutely stunning, articulate and it seems like she’s fun to be around. All that said, from what I’ve heard from all of you, she’s only 22 years old. Which would mean she was a minor when Arie was on Emily’s season. I just can’t get that out of my mind. And when they were kissing I actually thought about it and it really disgusted me. I don’t know, I just think there’s way too much of an age difference between them. And the fact that she wore a real fur jacket to the rose ceremony just makes me so disappointed.
Krystal really blew it during the rose ceremony. She put a huge target on her back and it’s gonna be really hard for her to recover from it. I get wanting a minute to see Arie even though she has a rose. Honestly, I didn’t think it was an issue at all when she went and saw him the first time at the cocktail party. Mainly because this isn’t about getting a rose each week it’s about developing a relationship with somebody that could potentially be a lifelong relationship. However, when she went out and interrupted Bibiana’s time, I just couldn’t give her the benefit of the doubt anymore. I think that was rude and extremely disrespectful.
It’d be easy to say that after last night’s episode, the front runners are Becca, Bekah and Krystal. However, right now the only one I see making it in the long run is Becca. I think that the girls not liking Krystal is going to get back to Arie and somehow mess up the relationship. But if that doesn’t happen, there’s a good chance he’ll end up with her. And with young Bekah with the short hair, I think he’s going to find out how old she is, pretend like it’s not a big deal, but ultimately send her home because he knows in the back of his mind it is a big deal. But only time will tell! Who do you guys think the front runners are? At this point, who do you think he’s going to end up with in the end?
I’m actually on Access Hollywood Live today talking about this episode so tune in this morning and let me know what you think!
Until next time…
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