Chris Harrison on Overnight Dates: “Bumpy Roads Ahead” for J.P. Rosenbaum and Ashley Hebert
You'd have to be as out of it as Drunk Tim to not see that JP Rosenbaum is Ashley Hebert’s main man on The Bachelorette Season 7. Even Chris Harrison acknowledges it, but he adds that it doesn't stay that way. "There are some bumpy roads ahead for J.P. and Ashley," Chris tells TV Guide. Gasp!
But is he just saying that so it won't seem so obvious that she picks Cupcake? Read on and see for yourself if he’s just messing with our minds:
TV Guide: Ben's date was much more intense than the others.
Chris: That was very cathartic and therapeutic. I think he was saying some feelings out loud about his dad [dying] for the first time and the conversation he had with his mom was very healing... It was so intimate at times I was like: Should we even be listening to this?... We didn't show some of the more lighthearted moments because we felt what was really impactful and what moved people about the date was the stuff about his dad.
TV Guide: How adorable was J.P.'s date?
Chris: Right now if you had to rank them, you'd start with J.P. ... but I will say the exotic dates really change that. There are some bumpy roads ahead for J.P. and Ashley. I don't know the whole story [about his ex], but apparently he was devastated. For your mom to say, "I don't want to see you like that again," he must've been a mess. I think you saw Ashley a bit taken back about how serious he was with the last girlfriend and that put some question marks in Ashley's mind. I don't think J.P. is completely ready to let go yet and all of that really comes to a head next week.
TV Guide: What else can you preview about the fantasy dates?
Chris: It doesn't go as smooth and orchestrated as it always does. She has a visitor come back next week which really doesn't throw her for a loop; it's almost a positive visit. But with the three guys she has left, things aren't quite as smooth. By the end of next week, the order of who's on top will change.
Read the full interview for more from Chris. Are you bummed about this bit of spoiler-y news?