‘The Bachelorette’ 2016: Villain Chad Johnson Steals Robby Hayes Ex: Is It All Fake So He Can Become The Next Bachelor?

Chad Johnson has easily become one of the most well-known contestants in the history of The Bachelorette and The Bachelor, and he didn’t even make it to the midway point of JoJo Fletcher’s season. He’s still making a lot of noise even though he’s off the show, and that is due to dating Hope Higginbotham, who is better known as the ex-girlfriend of Robby Hayes. However, folks are beginning to wonder if this is all a big ruse to become the next bachelor?

Please let it be known that there are possible spoilers ahead for the new and upcoming season of The Bachelorette, starring JoJo Fletcher. If you don’t want to know them, stop reading now.

There has been a lot of talk this season about one of the frontrunners for JoJo Flecther’s heart being a lying, cheating cad. Well, that’s sort of what Hayes’ ex-girlfriend, Hope Higginbotham, said about him, according to The Hollywood Gossip, and many feel as if he did leave her without warning to join The Bachelorette.

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It wasn’t just Hope who let her thoughts and feelings known, but some guys on the show also alleged that Robby had a girlfriend back home whom he broke up with before signing up. He denied it when asked by JoJo, and as dramatic as that is, things have taken a new turn.

Well, ET Online pointed out that Chad has recently had some “paths crossed,” and it happened to be with Hope Higginbotham. Not only does his Instagram post show them being extremely affectionate, but it also has Chad ripping on Robby in a rather obvious manner.


Maybe this is true love and perhaps they have found their “one” in each other, and this will lead to a longtime relationship between Chad and Hope. There is also the possibility that Chad could be doing it simply to get under the skin of Robby and continue his villainous ways.

There is also another thought out there, and Celebrity Dirty Laundry thinks that Chad is faking his romance with Hope as he has a much bigger goal in mind. Could he really be doing this and making it so public so that he’s chosen by ABC as the next lead on The Bachelor?

As serious as the duo seemed on Instagram, Chad was asked about his relationship with Hope on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and he changed his tune by simply saying they were “kind-of friends.” He made some joke comments about the Instagram post and didn’t really sound overly serious about the whole thing.

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He continued by saying that he didn’t want to make any judgments, and he wasn’t going to “say where it’s going to go.” That’s just kind of weird considering how open and over-the-top the Instagram post was with the pics of the couple and his long caption.

Chad Johnson is already going to be a member of season 3 of Bachelor In Paradise, but he may have a much bigger goal in mind. There’s also the chance that Hope and he are conspiring together to stay in the spotlight and see where it takes them.

Typically, the next lead on The Bachelor is one of the final two or three guys that didn’t win the girl on The Bachelorette. Chad Johnson may be hoping to buck that trend and become the next big guy on camera, but is his current relationship with Hope Higginbotham a way to help him get there? What does Robby Hayes think about their relationship? The villain is doing his own thing, but it’s likely that viewers have not seen the end of him.

[Image via Chad Johnson’s Instagram]