Rose Rundown: The 12 Days of Ex-mas

By Bracketology

December 24th, 2021

Merry Christmas and happy holidays Bachelor Nation! We hope you have a happy and healthy holiday season and New Year! Our favorite holiday, Bachelor Premiere night, is right around the corner, and this news will help you get into the Bachelor spirit with the premiere of Clayton’s season just 10 days away. Enjoy!

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Family Affair

There are cordial breakups, devastating breakups, and then there’s the breakup that Jed and Hannah Brown went through, where Jed’s previous ex (who turned out to be the reason Jed and Hannah didn’t make it) is now engaged to his more recent ex’s brother. That’s right, Haley Stevens (Jed Wyatt’s ex, the woman with whom Jed was still involved while Hannah picked him as the winner of her Bachelorette season) is now engaged to Patrick Brown (Hannah Brown’s brother).

Jed had some pretty snarky comments when asked about Patrick and Haley’s relationship, and I can’t imagine Hannah is too thrilled either. Family dinners at the Brown household are destined to be quite the spectacle with Hannah’s ex’s ex set to become her sister-in-law.

Here for the Wrong Reasons

Think it’s safe to say that the contestants for Bachelor Season 26 likely are not fully there for Clayton, well, because they simply did not know he existed when they applied for the journey to becoming his future spouse. Highlighting the contestant pool is Marlena the former Olympian, Eliza the influencer marketing manager from Germany, and the three (count ’em, three) contestants from Virginia Beach, Virginia. You can check out a summary of all of Clayton’s suitors here. One thing is for certain: these 31 ladies are going to bring quite a bit of drama to our TV screens over the next few months.

Can We Steal You for a Sec?

  • Sending prayers to Astrid Loch, Kevin Wendt, and their baby August, who was just hospitalized with COVID-19. The three all contracted Covid, and while Astrid is keeping her son company in the hospital, Kevin is waiting until his symptoms are gone to visit the two.

Do It for the Gram

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Congratulations to Nayte and Michelle! Nayte, we’re big fans of Michelle, too. (H/T @kingbabatunde, Nayte Olukoya: Bachelorette 18)
“Happy Holidays…from The Commoners” is what Riley captioned this pic of him and Maurissa (ATFR inside joke). You both are Bachelor Royalty to us! (H/T @rileydchristian, Riley Christian: Bachelorette 16, BIP 7)
Kaitlyn Bristowe snapped this emotional photo of Brandon after Michelle had just broken up with him. (H/T @bmacjones, Brandon Jones: Bachelorette 18)

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