Chris Soules Parties Without Whitney Before ‘DWTS’ Finale – What’s Next For ‘The Bachelor’?

Bachelor Chris Soules is back in L.A. for the Dancing with the Stars season finale, and fans are anxious to find out what’s next for the Iowa farmer. Will he finally start planning a wedding with his fiancee, Whitney Bischoff, or are the rumors true that they are headed for a split?

After Chris was eliminated on DWTS two weeks ago, he headed back to his family’s farm in Iowa, telling US Weekly that he was excited to get back to work. Days later, Whitney took a road trip from her home in Chicago to visit Chris, but their time together was brief. Three days after she arrived, Chris returned to L.A. to rehearse for the Dancing with the Stars finale.

So honored to be a part of the #DWTS family. I’m gonna miss @GrumpyLGoodman telling me I danced like a rust truck.

— Chris Soules (@souleschris) May 19, 2015

For the past three days, Chris has been rehearsing for the show and hanging out with his newfound celebrity friends, with Whitney nowhere in sight. His Instagram is filled with pictures from his stay in L.A., but Whitney has only posted a single update since her roadtrip to Iowa – a quote that reads, “The No. 1 Rule Of A Lady: Stay Classy.”

Fans commented on her Instagram post, speculating that she’s preparing her followers for what many have been speculating about since the Bachelor Final Rose ceremony – the couple ended their relationship while she was in Iowa. According to Celeb Dirty Laundry, the couple plan to publicly announce their breakup after tonight’s DWTS finale, but with no confirmation from Chris or Whitney, it is just speculation.

However, there have been clues along the way that indicate that a long-term relationship is not in the cards for the farmer and the fertility nurse. Whitney lived with Chris in L.A. and attended a few of the Dancing with the Stars live shows early in the season, but headed back to Chicago after Week 6. She did not see Chris again until she made a brief visit to Iowa last week.

Going to be in New Jersey on June 13th? I’ll be at @iPlay_America, come on out! Tickets:

— Chris Soules (@souleschris) May 18, 2015

Shortly after Chris proposed to Whitney on the Bachelor, blogger Reality Steve stated that Soules was “never interested” in getting married to anyone on the show — including Whitney — and he would “do the long distance thing” for only a short time.

“He is not marrying Whitney. He was never interested in marrying anyone from that show. So whether they’re actually broken up now, whether it happens in two weeks, or whether it happens in two months, does it really matter? They’re never getting married, plain and simple.”

Time will tell if the couple makes it to the altar, or make the usual “it didn’t work out” announcement that Bachelor fans have grown accustomed to. While we wait for good or bad news, watch Chris Soules perform with his pro-dance partner, Witney Carson on tonight’s live Dancing with the Stars season finale, starting at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.

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