The last time we saw Reid Rosenthal on The Bachelorette, he was pulling a Kanye on Jillian Harris’s Season 5 finale, interrupting her before she could tell Ed Swiderski he was The One. Reid made one last pitch for Jillian's heart. She said no. We said yes, forever adoring Reid — who even got asked out by an audience member on the After the Final Rose special.
After The Bachelorette, Reid dated Miss USA Kristen Dalton and they seemed to be on a path to marriage. Then they broke up, sometime in the past few months.
Reid was at The Bachelor reunion this past January and that's often where alumni go to hook up as an unofficial audition for Bachelor Pad. In mid-March, a fan tweeted to Reid that she hoped Reid wouldn’t pick BP3 over Kristen. Reid replied, “I would never pick bp3 over her. If I went on the show I would do nothing to jeopardize or look skanky … however we are broken up currently unfortunately.”
So would an un-skanky Reid do BP3? Looks like it. Reality Steve has slowly been sharing new BP3 spoilers and today he tweeted, "Bach Pad film crews currently in Philadelphia shooting Reid's video package. Safe to say we can take him off the 'rumored' list now. He's in."
Woo hoo! That puts at least two Bachelorette 5 guys on the show — Reid and Michael Stagliano, who co-won BP2 and is spoiled as returning again. (For the record, their fellow Bachelorette 5 alum David Good co-won BP1 and Jillian's ex-fiance Ed is also rumored as a potential BP3 Padawan, so it’s possible we’ll see a streak of Jillian’s men winning every season.)
Maybe ABC is giving these two fan favorites a trial run for becoming the Season 17 Bachelor. Maybe they learned from last year, when Stag came out of BP2 a huge favorite but they had already cast Ben Flajnik for Season 16. If Michael and Reid are cast alongside some of Emily Maynard’s castoffs and other past guys, does that put them in the running to hand out roses next January? Would you be down with that?
UPDATE: After this story came out, Reid tweeted his own lack of certainty on BP3 — and lack of certainty on his relationship status. As he replied to a fan, "single is questionable and I may b on bachelor pad."
Source: @RealitySteve, @reidrosenthal1