Tori Bates Reveals She Is Dating As Nathan Bates Confirms His Relationship May Not Last

Mandy Robinson - Author

Jun. 17 2016, Updated 7:46 p.m. ET

Tonight on a new episode of Bringing Up Bates, the family was celebrating Valentine’s Day, which they call I Love You Day. It was finally revealed that Tori Bates has a man in her life and is dating. This news came out a long time ago on Free Jinger, and they shared a photo of Bobby, but the news is just now airing on new episodes. Tonight, Tori’s boyfriend Bobby showed up and was there to meet the entire family. He actually lives in Florida, but came to see her family. It does look like things are heating up, but their relationship is still in the very early stages.

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When Bobby showed up, he had roses with him and was ready to meet everyone. They gave each other a side hug right away. Tori Bates shared that Bobby comes from a smaller family and only has two sisters. It was a long drive to see Tori Bates, but he didn’t seem to mind at all. It turns out that Tori is the one who always gives the new boyfriend or girlfriend a hard time, so the guys were a bit excited to give Bobby a hard time. He seemed to get along just fine with everyone.

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Nathan Bates also had his girlfriend Ashley there with him. They sat down with Nathan Bates’ parents so that they could explain that things aren’t going as planned. Nathan and Ashley were holding hands, but admitted that they are not agreeing on everything. At this time, Nathan Bates wasn’t sure that he wanted to marry Ashley or that they are meant to be together, but they are going to pray about it and see what happens. If Nathan Bates is single again, he hasn’t shared the news just yet with fans.

There is not a lot of information out yet about Bobby, but Tori Bates fans can’t wait to get to know him better and see if these two can last. The fact that it is a long distance relationship is going to make things a bit harder, but they did share that Tori is always on the phone with him, and Bobby is smart enough to watch what he texts because he knows that some people in the Bates family will end up reading them. Bobby did sing part of a song just to Tori on the new episode as well.

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Some of the Bates family actually chatted live with fans on Facebook before the show tonight. They had shared that there would be some surprises tonight on Bringing Up Bates, and Lawson must have meant that Tori’s boyfriend Bobby would be there, plus the big pregnancy announcement from Erin. They were asked who would be getting married next, but didn’t know the answer on that one. Lawson did share that he was still single.

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They did talk to fans a lot, but didn’t share a lot of news. Lawson Bates was talking about his guitars and what was going on. The entire family was at a Christian basketball camp where some of the boys were playing, and the girls were there to support them and watch them play. They did share that they were filming this for an upcoming episode of the show. Fans will be able to keep up to date on the Bates and their courting on future episodes. Hopefully, Nathan will give his fans an update soon on his relationship with Ashley.

Are you surprised to see that Tori Bates brought her new boyfriend Bobby to I Love You Day? Do you think that Ashley and Nathan should end up together? Sound off in the comments section below on your thoughts, and don’t miss new episodes of Bringing Up Bates on Thursdays on UP.

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