Ben Affleck’s nanny could soon be parlaying her notoriety into a reality television career, with rumors that Christine Ouzounian has eyes on becoming the next Bachelorette.
If true, it could be a big boost for a show that seems to thrive off drama and draws in fans with controversial contestants.
Though she has been doing her best to stay out the of public eye since being identified as Ben Affleck’s mistress, Ouzounian reportedly had plans to strike while the iron is hot and user her new fame to become the next contestant on the ABC reality show.
Sources told the New York Post‘s Page Six that Ouzounian is trying to get onto either The Bachelorette or Dancing With The Stars.
“The word in LA is that Christine is looking for an agent and wants a TV deal, on something like The Bachelorette or Dancing With the Stars. She knows she most likely can’t go back to nannying — who in LA would hire her now to take care of their kids? So she’s going to use the spotlight to build a showbiz career,” the insider said.
There are some close to Ben Affleck’s nanny who apparently saw this coming. As she began the relationship with Affleck earlier this summer, Ouzounian was engaged to a man named Christoph Albury, who works in the Bahamas as a fishing guide.
Albury pulled the plug on the relationship around the same time the affair with Affleck allegedly started, ET Online reported.
“Ouzounian plans to spend time with her fiancé in the Bahamas during this two-week trip, which Affleck and Garner have approved, sources say. A source tells ET, however, that Ouzounian’s fiancé suddenly broke up with her during this trip, and friends are confused as to the reason why. ‘Something happened in the Bahamas,’ a source close to the situation says. ‘He said he didn’t want to see her at all.’ “
If the rumors about Ben Affleck’s nanny moving to The Bachelorette are true, it could be a boon to ABC. The show — along with its counterpart, The Bachelor — seems to thrive off controversial contestants. Ratings were up 19 percent last season of The Bachelorette, thanks in large part to Kaitlyn Bristowe’s penchant for throwing traditional rules out the window. The Bachelor also saw a big boost during the season featuring Juan Pablo Galavis, who ended up being one of the most hated contestants of all time.
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