The new The Bachelor star, Ben Higgins, has spent the past few days hanging out with many people from the popular TV series. On Sunday, Ashley Iaconetti, who appeared on Season 19 of The Bachelor, which starred Chris Soules, posted a photo of herself hanging out with Ben one night in Los Angeles.
Also in the photo, which Ashley described as her “Bachelor fam,” are Jared Haibon, Ben Zorn and Kupah James. Jared, Ben Z. and Kupah appeared on Season 11 of The Bachelorette, starring Kaitlyn Bristowe, alongside Ben H. Over the summer, Ashley and Jared also appeared on Season 2 of the spin-off Bachelor in Paradise, during which Ashley repeatedly cried over Jared’s disinterest in her as a romantic partner.
On Friday, both Ben and Ashley sat in the show’s float for the annual Rose Parade in Pasadena. Also in the float were Samantha Steffen, Jade Roper, Tanner Tolbert, and Lacy Faddoul. Samantha posted a photo of everyone waving from the float.
Samantha and Jade were on Chris’ season of The Bachelor and Season 2 of Bachelor in Paradise. Tanner was on Kaitlyn’s season of The Bachelorette. Lacy was on Season 18 of The Bachelor, which starred Juan Pablo Galavis. Lacy then appeared on Season 1 of Bachelor in Paradise, where she met and got engaged to Marcus Grodd, who previously came in third for The Bachelorette Season 10 star Andi Dorfman.
Lacy and Marcus then briefly returned for the second season of Bachelor in Paradise to get married. Their surprise wedding, which took place at the show’s filming location and included the Season 2 contestants as guests, was aired during the season premiere episode. While Ashley was unlucky in love with Jared and any other man on the spin-off, Jade met and got engaged to Tanner. Perhaps Ben will be the next person from the Bachelor family to get engaged?
Season 20 of The Bachelor starring Ben Higgins premieres on ABC on Monday, January 4. On Sunday morning, Ben jokingly tweeted that the show’s host, Chris Harrison, will be the night’s main attraction.
A few days prior, Ben responded to a viewer who expressed preference for the previous star, Chris Soules. Ben tweeted that he likes Chris, too, but hopes that his season will be enjoyable to watch as well.
Viewers will actually see two women from Chris’ season return to the show in a bid for Ben. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Amber James and Becca Tilley joined the Season 20 cast. Samantha Steffen tweeted her excitement over seeing Amber and Becca on the new season. Besides being on Chris’ season of The Bachelor, Samantha and Amber were also on Bachelor in Paradise together. On the spin-off, Amber cried after realizing that Dan Cox wasn’t interested in her romantically. Dan then tried, unsuccessfully, to get together with Samantha. Obviously, the women didn’t let the Dan situation interfere with their friendship.
Last Tuesday, Mike Fleiss, the franchise’s creator and executive producer, teased that there will be “major” news announced on Monday night’s premiere of The Bachelor starring Ben Higgins. Perhaps there will be another televised wedding or perhaps a pregnancy announcement?
We will have major Bachelor Family news on Monday's premiere episode of Bachelor Live!— Mike Fleiss (@fleissmeister) December 30, 2015
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