Often the "mediator" on set, host Chris Harrison was "missed" during Katie Thurston's season of The Bachelorette, sources told E! News: "It was a lot of female energy in one bubble."
April 29, 2021
Amid his temporary leave from The Bachelor, Chris Harrison returned to social media to show his support for Colton Underwood, who came out as gay in a Good Morning America interview.
April 14, 2021
The Bachelor's Matt James and Rachael Kirkconnell reunited during the After the Final Rose special on March 15, where he discussed whether they still have a future together.
March 16, 2021
Chris Harrison is under fire once again. The disgraced host did voiceover work for The Bachelor finale on Monday, March 15, despite announcing he was stepping down from the franchise.
On Instagram, Kaitlyn Bristowe responded to commenters who were angry she and Tayshia Adams were "replacing" Chris Harrison on The Bachelorette. Scroll to see her clap backs.
March 14, 2021
Following controversy over racially insensitive comments, Harrison will be replaced by two former Bachelorettes, Tayshia Adams & Kaitlyn Bristowe. Watch!
March 13, 2021
On Friday, March 12, ABC and The Bachelor shared an update on Chris Harrison's future with the franchise. Read their statement, plus their pledge to achieve "greater equity and inclusion."
Prior to hosting the upcoming The Bachelor: After the Final Rose special, Emmanuel Acho told Stephen Colbert on March 10 that Matt James and Rachael Kirkconnell "have an incredible connection."
March 11, 2021
Emmanuel Acho, who will take over hosting duties on The Bachelor: After the Final Rose special, shared his thoughts of Chris Harrison's temporary departure amid a racism controversy.
March 10, 2021
Rachel Lindsay, the first Black lead of The Bachelor franchise, explained why she's accepting Chris Harrison's apology after he defended Rachael Kirkconnell's past behavior.
March 5, 2021
After Chris Harrison spoke to Michael Strahan about the controversial comments that led to his temporary Bachelor departure, the GMA host weighed in on the tone of their interview.
March 4, 2021
In an interview with GMA's Michael Strahan, Chris Harrison publicly apologized to Rachel Lindsay following his controversial comments and confirmed he'll return to The Bachelor.
Good Morning America revealed a sneak preview of Chris Harrison's interview with Michael Strahan after the Bachelor host defended Rachael Kirkconnell.
March 3, 2021
Multiple sources told E! News Chris Harrison intends to speak out about his decision to temporarily step away from the Bachelor franchise amid ongoing drama.
Kaitlyn Bristowe shared a message to fans after some criticized her for not acting fast enough in condemning Taylor Nolan's resurfaced tweets.
March 2, 2021
The executive producers of The Bachelor have broken their silence and issued a statement supporting Rachel Lindsay against online "bullying" after her Chris Harrison interview.
Becca Kufrin, Nick Viall, JoJo Fletcher and more Bachelor Nation stars are speaking out and defending Rachel Lindsay after she was being harassed on Instagram.
February 28, 2021
Rachael Kirkconnell is defending fellow Bachelor Nation star Rachel Lindsay after she deactivated her Instagram amid harassment from fans upset over a controversial interview with host Chris Harrison.
Rachel Lindsay’s podcast co-host Van Lathan said Bachelor Nation fans should "get a f--king life" after The Bachelorette star received "hateful" messages on Instagram about Chris Harrison.
February 27, 2021
In footage posted on Feb. 25, The Bachelor contestant Rachael Kirkconnell told fans to stop defending her over controversial pics that surfaced online.
February 26, 2021
Rachel Lindsay shared who she thinks would be a great host for the After the Final Rose special. As she explained, it should "be somebody people trust to have these conversations."
February 24, 2021
"Bachelor" star shares his thoughts about recent controversies regarding Chris Harrison, Rachael Kirkconnell and what he hopes to see in future seasons.
February 23, 2021
In an exclusive interview with E! News, Bachelorette finalist Ivan Hall spoke out against Chris Harrison following his controversial defense of The Bachelor's Rachael Kirkconnell.
In the middle of a controversial season, The Bachelor's Matt James decided to speak out about Chris Harrison, contestant Rachael Kirkconnell and where the franchise goes from here.
During her podcast, Tayshia Adams spoke about Chris Harrison's recent apology and his decision to step aside from The Bachelor.
February 19, 2021