Chrishell Stause was this shut to being “The Bachelorette.” Earlier than she was promoting on Sundown, the posh realtor was in critical consideration to star as ABC’s main girl.
Followers know that Stause was married to “That is Us” star Justin Hartley for 2 years, from 2017 to 2019. His sudden divorce submitting performed out on Stause’s Netflix actuality present, “Promoting Sundown.” Stause’s most up-to-date boyfriend was her “Promoting Sundown” boss, Jason Oppenheim, according to Us Weekly.
However earlier than that, her probability to this point two dozen males on “The Bachelorette” fell via — for a stunning motive.
Chrishell Stause Revealed That Ellen DeGeneres Sabotaged Her Probability to Be ‘The Bachelorette’
Stause, 40, opened up a few main missed alternative in her tell-all ebook, “Under Construction: Because Living My Best Life Took a Little Work.”
In her ebook, the Netflix star revealed that she met with ABC executives in 2007 as was solid to be “The Bachelorette.” On the time, Stause was a solid member on the ABC cleaning soap “All My Youngsters,” and an announcement about her Bachelorette casting was imminent.
However behind the scenes, DeAnna Pappas, a ultimate 2 contestant from Brad Womack’s season of “The Bachelor” was getting main buzz. In a franchise first, Womack famously rejected each Pappas and fellow ultimate 2 contestant, Jenni Croft, at his ultimate rose ceremony. That’s when “Bachelor” superfan Ellen DeGeneres stepped in.
“DeAnna Pappas went on ‘Ellen’ and talked about getting rejected by Brad, and Ellen declared that DeAnna must be the subsequent ‘Bachelorette,’” Stause wrote in her memoir. “Followers rallied round, the community listened, and my announcement was pulled. I by no means bought the prospect at hand out that fateful rose. I used to be in my mid-twenties on the time, and I used to be undoubtedly bummed.”
Years later, ABC programming government Robert Mills confirmed to the “The Viall Files” that he had met with Stause for lunch on the Beverly Hills Lodge to speak about her function on the rose-filled relationship present.
“We have been searching for folks and our casting director stated, ‘Oh, you must meet with this lady Chrishell Stause, she’s wonderful,” Mills stated on the podcast. “And we had this unbelievable lunch… she was superior. I used to be satisfied, I’m like, “That is ‘The Bachelorette.’”
Mills added he remembered DeGeneres really “calling the president of ABC on the time” to say of Pappas, “This girl must be “The Bachelorette.”‘
Stause later discovered a brand new house on ABC as a contestant on “Dancing With the Stars” in 2020.
There Was a ‘Promoting Sundown’ Crossover This Season on ‘The Bachelor’
Whereas Stause by no means made it as “The Bachelorette,” she did make it in actual property. Her work as a luxurious actual property agent is featured on “Promoting Sundown.” And coincidentally, one of many ladies solid on Clayton Echard’s season of “The Bachelor” this season really works with Stause.
According to Bachelor Nation, Echard’s contestant Kate Gallivan is an actual property agent for the Oppenheim Group, which is the agency featured on “Promoting Sundown.” On the Oppenheim Group website, a bio for Gallivan states that she “moved to Los Angeles seven years in the past and hit the bottom working with a job in leisure” earlier than shifting on to an actual property profession in 2016.
Gallivan was eradicated within the second week of the ABC relationship present.