Just one day after Sean Lowe made waves when he called the Bachelorette twist ''disgusting," Bachelorette alum and pal J.P. Rosenbaum is now weighing in on the shake-up.
In case you haven't been keeping up with your Bachelorette scoop, the ABC series will feature two Bachelorettes next season—Britt Nilsson and Kaitlyn Bristowe—and on the very first night, 25 suitors will go on dates with both women and ultimately decide who will make the best wife.
"I am eternally grateful for all that has transpired in my life over the past four years," Rosembaum, who is married to season seven Bachelorette Ashley Herbert, began. "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."
He goes on to say that the twist is simply a ratings ploy "to make money," adding that the shake-up, while controversial, is doing exactly what the show wants: get everyone talking.
"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," Rosenbaum, whose comments appeared on Sean Lowe's blog, explained. "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," he added before concluding. "In the end, it really doesn't matter because you are ALL going to watch it anyway…as am I!!! #TeamKaitlyn."
Fan-favorite Lowe, who is the only Bachelor to marry the girl he chose on the show, as well as Rosenbaum, aren't the only members of Bachelor nation who have sounded off on the unexpected shake-up.
On Monday, season six Bachelorette and E! News correspondant Ali Fedowtowsky tweeted her disapproval if the twist. "The more I think about it, I can't help but be upset about ABC choosing 2 #Bachelorettes. It's going to be so hurtful to both the girls," she wrote.
Likewise, season 9 star Desiree Hartsock also expressed her hesitations over the switch-up, writing, "Not going to lie.. I'm a bit confused by 2 bachelorettes. Put girls against each other!? Don't we already get enough of that. #TeamKaitlyn."
Somebody got hosed in this two bachelorette deal and I'm not gonna mention any names achemKaitlyn? J.P. Rosenbaum (@JP_Rosenbaum) March 10, 2015
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