The Bachelor franchise is built on the concept of helping people find love, but deep friendships are often formed as well. Some of the years-long friendships that have developed within the franchise include former host Chris Harrison, and a previous “winner” has even admitted she is “obsessed” with him. As soon as Harrison announced that he would soon be starting a podcast, former franchise contenders from the woodwork came to lend their support. However, some franchise veterans never wavered in their continued support for Harrison, even during tougher times. Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici Lowe have openly shared their love for the late Bachelor host, and not long ago they both expressed their love in some pretty grand words.
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Sean Lowe missed Chris Harrison’s ‘beautiful face’
Former “Bachelor” Sean shared a selfie last September on his Instagram page that included Harrison. “Ten years later and I still can’t shake this guy,” Lowe joked. He explained that Catherine asked Harrison for a “prize” at a charity auction where he would play a round of golf with the winner. “Without hesitation,” Harrison agreed. Sean stated he was thrilled to play the round with Harrison and the charity auction winners and “I was reminded… how much I miss seeing it [Harrison’s] Pretty face.” Sean also admitted to frequently asking him if Harrison is as nice as he seems on TV, “and the answer is always the same — ‘yep!'”
commented Harrison wrote on Sean’s post at the time: “Love you bro. Had a blast,” and several other “Bachelor” franchise veterans showed their love for the post and the former host. Nick Peterson named Harrison “Awesome act!” and others like Catherine, Matt James, Chris Soules and Arie Luyendyk, Jr. “liked” Sean’s entry.
Catherine Giudici Lowe also still worships Harrison
Sean isn’t the only one in the Lowe household who continues to adore Harrison. Catherine told Page Six in September she is “obsessed” with the former “Bachelor” host. She also praised Jesse Palmer, the former “Bachelor” star who took over the role of host after Harrison left, noting that she thought Palmer was a good choice. Catherine shared that she continued to watch The Bachelor franchise shows after Palmer took over, and she noted the “unique perspective” Palmer adds as a former lead. While Catherine didn’t hesitate to keep watching, she did admit that her husband was starting to essentially “boycott” the episodes. “He was just watching it to tweet about the boys… and he’s not enjoying it anymore because.” [of] Twitter and Backlash [when you] making fun of people,” Catherine explained.
Sean may have initiated a boycott following Harrison’s “Bachelor” departure, but he hasn’t shut down the franchise entirely. Sean and Catherine joined others like Kaitlyn Bristowe, Michelle Young and Becca Kufrin in the live audience for the finale of “The Bachelorette” in September, and they all smiled. The married “Bachelor” stars have apparently found the balance of being supportive of the franchise while still being supportive of their boyfriend despite his rather controversial split from the show.
Many fans continue to support Harrison and seem excited for his podcast as well, but not all of Bachelor Nation feel that way.
“Sean is loyal to his friends. At least he doesn’t try to hide his friendship with Chris Harrison, unlike some other members of the bachelor nation,” one franchise fan said noted on Reddit after the golf social media post.
“Chris, I hope the best for you in your future. But you weren’t missed, and you need to hear it. Sometimes it is better to move forward than backward.” wrote another “Bachelor” fan on Reddit in response to the podcast announcement.
“Well, that’s the best news ever! I haven’t seen anything from Bachelor since you left. You are an amazing person and I look forward to this and everything else on the @chrisharrison horizon.” gushed a fan of Harrison’s Instagram post.
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