Yesterday, I posted about the decision that the Bachelorette producers made to have two women to start out the season. My friend J.P. Rosenbaum, who married season seven Bachelorette, Ashley Hebert, weighed in on the issue below:
I am eternally grateful for all that has transpired in my life over the past four years. I was lucky enough to marry my best friend, who has since given birth to our firstborn child, a healthy and beautiful baby boy. I can honestly say that I’ve never been happier. This show has been the catalyst for so many wonderful love stories, but I think viewers keep forgetting that above anything else, this is a television show and its sole purpose is to make money. Regardless of right or wrong, or who is more deserving, having two Bachelorettes creates a buzz, a LOT of buzz and that, in theory, translates into ratings. So forget about whether or not you agree with the decision to stray from the norm, this change has already begun to do exactly what they had hoped it would do. In the end, it really doesn’t matter because you are ALL going to watch it anyway…as am I!!! #TeamKaitlyn
Congratulations, J.P. and Ashley, on the new baby boy! But he brings up a good question. Will any of you fans decide NOT to watch the next season due to this new twist?