Ben Flajnik and Chris Harrison are brothers for life, and they spent a lot of time together while taping The Bachelor Season 16, so it makes sense that they would talk a lot about Ben’s beauties, as Chris revealed to The Insider. It also makes sense that Courtney Robertson was a big topic of conversation. Turns out we're not the only ones seeing a lot of Bachelor 14 redux action, ala Jake Pavelka falling for The Girl Everyone Else Hated, Vienna Girardi.
"It reminded me a little bit of Jake and Vienna where I would constantly ask Jake 'What do you see in this girl?'" Chris told The Insider in a video interview. "Here's the thing. People say, 'Why don't you warn them? Why don't you say something?' In my opinion, that's not what a friend should do. [...] You don’t just throw your opinion on somebody. You just form it as a question. 'What do you see in this girl?' It definitely raises the debate better and you have a better conversation than if you just come and say, 'She's terrible, you're an idiot, you're not seeing everything!' 'Cause then they're just going to get defensive and they're going to run the opposite way."
That’s fair about Courtney since she’s never insulted Ben behind his back, like Bentley Williams did Ashley Hebert on The Bachelorette Season 7.
Where’s The Love?
Chris told The Insider the real love connections on the show aren’t in the exotic dates, they are in quiet moments at dinner and sometimes off camera. To him, the sweetest and most important date so far on Season 16 has been between Ben and Kacie Boguskie just watching home movies together in Episode 2. Aww. We agree with sweet but... should we read into him calling it “important”?
Watch the full Insider interview with Chris below: