As soon as upon a time, there was an opportunity Chrishell Stause might have referred to as the “Bachelor” mansion dwelling.
Throughout an look Tuesday on Nick Viall’s “The Viall Files” podcast, ABC govt Robert Mills revealed the “Promoting Sundown” star, 39, was as soon as thought-about to be “The Bachelorette.”
“She would by no means bear in mind this, however I had lunch with Chrishell — this was about 10 or 11 years in the past — to speak about being ‘The Bachelorette,’” Mills instructed “Bachelor” alum Viall, 40.
“We didn’t know who it was going to be, so we had been in search of individuals and our casting director mentioned, ‘Oh, it’s best to meet with this lady Chrishell Stause, she’s wonderful.’ And we had this unbelievable lunch, I believe it was on the Beverly Hills Lodge and simply, she was superior,” he continued. “I used to be satisfied, I’m like, ‘That is ‘The Bachelorette.’”
Destiny, nevertheless, had different plans in retailer. Across the identical time Stause was thought-about for the half, Season 11 “Bachelor” Brad Womack had parted methods along with his remaining two contenders, Jenni Croft and DeAnna Pappas, who discovered a fan in Ellen DeGeneres
“I bear in mind Ellen DeGeneres really calling the president of ABC on the time, saying, ‘This girl must be “The Bachelorette.”‘ This was earlier than we even mentioned we had been going to do a ‘Bachelorette.’ At that time, it was like, how will we not try this?” Mills mentioned.
Pappas, now 38, appeared on Womack’s season of “The Bachelor” in 2007 and have become the fourth-ever “Bachelorette” a yr later. Previous to her casting, “The Bachelorette” had solely aired in 2003, 2004, and 2005. Pappas is at present married to Stephen Stagliano they usually have two kids.
As for Stause, she married “This Is Us” actor Justin Hartley, 43, in 2017. He filed for divorce final fall.