The Bachelor franchise has had a few celebrity connections over the years.
Not only did actor Jerry O’Connell’s brother, Charlie, play the role of “Bachelor” in season 7, but Shayne Lamas, daughter of actor Lorenzo Lamas, won season 12 of the ABC dating show, which starred Matt Grant played the lead role. “Bachelorette” star JoJo Fletcher’s latest pick, Jordan Rodgers, is the brother of NFL star Aaron Rodgers. And on Michelle Young’s season of the show, her suitor LV Murray turned out to be the grandson of legendary actor Clint Eastwood. after your tango.
Now fans can add another celebrity connection to the list, but they’d better take a quick look before he disappears.
One of Gabby Windey & Rachel Recchia’s suitors is the brother of a popular 1990’s actress
Rachel Recchia and Gabby Windey became double stars for the upcoming 19th centuryth season of The Bachelorette. On March 23, ABC gave fans an early glimpse of the ladies’ combined 35 suitors by posting their photos on Facebook.
One of the suitors is Roby S., 33-year-old brother of retired actress Leelee Sobieski. Leelee rose to fame in the 1990s in the films Deep Impact, Eyes Wide Shut, Never Been Kissed, and The Glass House IMDB. She also received an Emmy nomination for her starring role in the 1999 TV movie Joan of Arc. via Emmys.com.
But Leelee’s “Bachelorette” brother has it too an IMDb page with acting credits. Roby’s site includes credits in Big Baby, Club Dead, Admission, and even his sister’s movie Joan of Arc. His last acting credit is listed as 2015, but in 2020 he worked as a consultant on the film Birds of Prey.
Robys Instagram bio also reveals that he works as a magician and is a consultant for David Blaine and Warner Brothers Entertainment. At his websiteIt states that he has done magic for a number of celebrities, including Jay Z, Snoop Dogg, Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler and the cast of the television shows Modern Family and Stranger Things. He also toured with David Blaine on two international tours.
So does that mean he can work his magic at The Bachelorette’s rose ceremony?
Fans are already skeptical.
“Is the new trend that a candidate is related to a famous person? First Clint Eastwood, now Leelee,” one commenter said wrote on Reddit.
“I have a feeling he’ll go far because he’s used to the cameras and maybe has some acting skills. Could he be this season’s villain?” another wondered.
“Guys I actually know this man lol. Don’t think he’ll go far or be popular with the other guys. Also, heed my words, his limousine exit will be a magic trick,” a third commenter interfered.
Others wondered if Roby joined the show for “the right reasons.” Taking to Twitter, spoiler blogger Reality Steve hinted that he’s already been warned about several of Rachel and Gabby’s suitors.
“The amount of Twitter and IG DMs I’ve received today beginning with a phrase like ‘I’ve got some tea over…’ is overwhelming.” he tweeted after the cast photos were released.
Some commenters noted that not everyone joins the show for love.
“People come to these shows for fame,” said one fan commented. “It’s a great way to get paid in the future. No podcasts without being in the bachelor in some way. No endorsements unless you are in the franchise.”
Past actors haven’t done well on The Bachelorette
If Roby wants to increase his fame, he’ll be going anywhere in The Bachelor mansion with red flags. On Katie Thurston’s season of the ABC dating show, Greg Grippo was revealed to be a trained actor who may have just been looking for fame.
Grippos Bachelorette bio listed him as a marketing salesperson but also attended the famous William Esper Acting Studio in New York City from 2017 to 2109, according to The Sun. A source told the outlet that “Greg is an actor” and acting “has always been his passion.”
“He’s absolutely lying about his career and his intentions on the show,” the insider said. “He always wanted to pursue a career in front of the camera. Greg figured he could quickly draw audiences in by just not admitting he’s a trained actor and pretending to be a marketing guy. “
Grippo orchestrated a dramatic farewell to “The Bachelorette” by collapsing after glimpsing Thurston’s flirtatious one-on-one date with Blake Moynes. His dramatic self-elimination had some fans on social media, who accused him of staging the fight with Thurston to further his acting career.
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