You have to realize when you go on The Bachelorette or The Bachelor that you are pretty much cut off from everyone in your life for about six weeks if you keep getting roses. So, you have to be able to separate yourself from work, family, and friends for that long.
So, I always wonder about the single parents who go on the show. That’s a really long time to be away from their kids. Jason Mesnik and Emily Maynard did it and America fell in love with them both. It makes a good storyline to watch a single parent fall in love on The Bachelor or The Bachelorette.
But, one of the bachelors on this season of The Bachelorette obviously didn’t think this through at all!
Bentley Williams is a divorced dad to two year-old Cozette, “Cozy.” By episode three, he decides that he misses his daughter way too much to continue on the show. So, he quits the show after a group date.
From the Reality Steve spoilers, it already seems like there is something sketchy about this guy. Someone had warned Ashley that Bentley Williams was there for the wrong reasons. After he eliminates himself, he ends up coming back in episode six to talk to Ashley, though he doesn’t return as a contestant.
Maybe he wanted to try to redeem himself for whatever bad behavior he reportedly shows on The Bachelorette. A good idea since his daughter could grow up to watch him on the show!
Do you think that single parents should be contestants on The Bachelor or The Bachelorette?
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