“Chantal’s engaged to a wealthy guy who gave her a 4-carat engagement ring,” a friend of Chantal’s told Hollywood Life. “She really was in love with Brad and was completely heartbroken when that didn’t work out — but now she really knows everything happens for a reason.”
Interesting, since Chantal was thisclose to being cast as the Season 7 Bachelorette.
“She signed contracts and everything, but then she met a guy and fell madly in love with him,” a show insider told Hollywood Life. “When she first tried to back out, we flew her down to LA to convince her to do the show. However, it was obvious she’s really in love. We told her we wanted The Bachelorette to be totally invested in finding true love, so we let her out of the contract. However, the offer is still on the table if things don’t work with her guy now.”
All that “we” talk is making us think this source might actually be legit. But we’ll have all new Season 16 bachelorettes to talk about by this time next year, so it’s unlikely anyone from Season 15 (including Emily Maynard) will be the next Season 8 Bachelorette.