UPDATE 3:13 p.m.: Michael and AshLee have confirmed to Us Weekly that they are indeed an item. You go, Glen Coco!
Original Story 2:42 p.m.: There are few The Bachelor alumni we care about as much as Capital L (aka AshLee Frazier, for those of you who aren’t in the lingo). The Season 17 alumna totally made our dreams come true when she stone-faced Sean Lowe in Thailand after he unceremoniously (well, rose ceremoniously) kicked her off his man island. And though she had a short fling with Brad Womack starting back in April 2013, that didn’t last long. But now it looks like she may have a new guy in her life: Season 9 Bachelorette attorney Michael Garofola!
We don’t know anything for sure, so don’t start getting out your wallets to buy them any presents (or do — we’re not the boss of you). But what we do know is that the Miami attorney has been in Houston quite a bit recently, including for her birthday party / calendar release at the end of September. “Prom night 1980,” the second runner-up captioned a shot of herself with the fifth placeBachelorette finisher.
Although they have been playing it coy, with Michael commenting “So glad I could be there and pose with the #PromQueen. Thanks for saving me a few dances,” we’ve loved watching them flirt on each other’s Instagram and Twitter feeds. “Amazing night with an amazing girl in an above average city. Thanks for sharing some of the photos, @ashleefrazier. #NotLumen #Depends#OhThatsHowYouRoll#TheWheelsOnThePartyBusGoRoundAndRound#AshLeeLovesMyFilterChoices,” Michael captioned a red carpet pic of them a week after the party.
So, what’s the haps with these two? Ash got our suspicions a’stirrin when she and fellow Texan Zak Waddell got close in a few pics recently, and we were in a tizzy thinking up non-traditional spellings of their future children’s names. But if Michael’s the boy for her, then that would certainly explain her trip to Miami…
Michael shared a pic of the two looking awfully coupley on the beach in the MIA on October 12, captioning a messy-haired face shot of them, “Life's a Beach. #305 #playa #amperSAND.” And Zak was one of the first to comment, saying “You guys look gret together!!” Michael thanked fans for their love, calling out Zak with “Thanks, guys! @realzakwaddell: I look better, though, right?”
We love the grammatically correct punctuation, the castmate love, and the idea of the pair of them together! Now, if only they can conquer that whole distance thing…
What do you think, are AshLee and Michael a match made in rose-scented heaven? Share your thoughts below!