Chris Harrison Speaks Out On Engagement of “Bachelor in Paradise’s” Jared and Ashely: “I Hope They Make It Down the Aisle”


As the long-time host of dating reality shows such as “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette,” Chris Harrison has seen his share of couples fall in love, and he has also seen his share of couples fall out of love. But for him, there is one couple in particular from “Bachelor in Paradise” that he is especially rooting for at the moment.

“I hope (Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon) make it down the aisle for a lot of reasons, because I love them both and they are good friends of mine,” Harrison said in a recent interview with “But also, could you imagine the meltdown we would all have to witness if Ashley doesn’t make it down the aisle?”

Indeed, that feisty Italian attitude is one that showed itself on the shows many a time. But of course, Harrison wants the best for these two, who got engaged in Mexico back in June after a romantic beachfront proposal.

“In all seriousness, I could not be happier for them,” he continues. “I’ve talked to (Iaconetti) for quite some time and knew that this has been under wraps for quite some time. I couldn’t be happier and they seem to be very much in love.”

Tricia Despres
Tricia Despres is a Chicago-based freelance writer covering music and entertainment for nearly twenty years. Her work has appeared in publications such as the Chicago Sun-Times, Advertising Age and various regional publications. A country music fan at her core, Despres has interviewed country greats such as Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood through the years and thrives on telling the story behind the story. When she is not alongside her laptop, she is alongside her family - husband Paul and daughters Taylor and Amanda.

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