During the last few episodes of Bachelor in Paradise, viewers watched as Rodney Mathews was heartbroken by Eliza Isichei. While Mathews thought he was forging a solid relationship with Isichei, she decided her blossoming romance with Justin Glaze was her priority. Drama ensued, and tears flowed after Mathews decided to go home. After his departure, he took to social media to reflect on his experiences. Bachelor Nation fans immediately shared their excitement at the idea of making Mathews a future Bachelor lead.
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Mathews insisted he had “no regrets.”
On November 8, Mathews shared a handful of photos on his Instagram Side. The snaps are from recent filming of the reunion show Bachelor in Paradise, and he appeared to be smiling broadly. He jokingly started his caption with the title “Paradise High Reunion,” adding a crab emoji. “This season has been a rollercoaster ride for me. First of all, I have to give special credit to my cast, who were some of the best people I’ve ever met in my life,” Mathews shared.
The Bachelor in Paradise star noted that the cast have now become family and share a “crazy bond.” At the same time, “it was difficult to watch and relive for a number of reasons,” he added. While insisting he has “no regrets,” Mathews also stated, “As I move on, I never want to let anything or anyone take my life or drain my energy.” Several of Mathews’ Bachelor Nation pals commented on his Instagram post to show their support.
“#rodney4bachelor”, wrote Mike Johnson, who got ‘Bachelor’ fans rallying for him to have the same opportunity.
“Agree! Along with you, Mike, it has [never] was a more obvious choice #rodneyforbachelor” added Bryan Abassolo.
“America’s bachelor and class president forever. You are the brightest, kindest light, my friend.” raved Danielle Maltby.
Andrew Spencer, Michael Allio, Clayton Echard, Victoria Fuller and Nayte Olukoya commented on the post, as did Johnny DePhillipo, Brandon Jones and several other ladies from the Season 8 Bachelor in Paradise cast.
Fans flooded Mathews’ post with love and encouragement
Bachelor Nation personalities weren’t the only ones looking to cheer Mathews back up. Fans flooded his comments section with encouragement, and there were also several “Rodney for Bachelor” notes from fans.
“The Bachelor franchise needs to make Rodney the next bachelor. Everyone loves Rodney!! The ratings would be so high. @rodneymathews02 is hot as hell and what a beautiful soul!!” explained a fan.
“It was the first time I felt someone’s heart through the screen. I cried with you friend. YOU WILL FIND YOUR PERFECT PERSON!” another fan detailed.
“Oh yes he must be the bachelor I love him he is the cutest and needs to find someone who adores him he broke my heart so noble through the pain much more human than I would have been” , someone else divided.
As much as “Bachelor in Paradise” fans want Mathews to hand out roses as “The Bachelor,” the timing hasn’t worked well. Zach Shallcross is the next “Bachelor” lead and his season is in the making. Its season will premiere in late January, and the network typically only does one “Bachelor” season a year. However, the support Mathews received on his Instagram post shows that even if he never becomes “The Bachelor,” he has countless people cheering him on to find lasting love.
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