ABC’s hit reality TV The bachelor returns January 23 with a new lead and a cast of new women hoping to find love. This season, producers have chosen Zach Shallcross to star. Fans know him from the season of Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia The Bachelorette. So how old is ‘The Bachelor’ star Zach Shallcross?
When we first met Zach the bachelorette, he was 25 years old. However, according to Rachel, his age eventually became the downfall of his relationship. Zach made it among Rachel’s last four men, and the pair spent a romantic day in Mexico and a night at the Fantasy Suites. However, Rachel felt different the next morning and decided to end the relationship. She said she worries Zach might not be ready for marriage because of his age.
Zach felt taken aback by Rachel’s concerns. The next day he told bachelorette Producers: “Rachel expressed her concern that at his young age I might not be ready for a commitment like marriage. I thought, ‘Don’t worry about that. I’m here for you.’ But then she got really adamant, like, “Are you ready? Are you sure? Are you sure?’ And I said, ‘Are you making me take a second guess?’ It was a surprise.”
Zach was born on July 31, 1996, making it 26 during his season The bachelor. Maybe that extra year under his belt will now make him officially ready for marriage!
In fact, Zach even joked about his age in a recent interview with Jennifer Hudson The Jennifer Hudson Show. Hudson inquired about Rachel’s claim that Zach was too young to marry.
Zach replied, “Well, I was 25 when we had this conversation. So what I have to say is, well, I’m 26 now, so I’m ready.”
We’re hoping the ladies will go for tall men this season as Zach is 6ft 1in. That’s bigger than average, but we doubt any of the women will have a problem with that.
Make sure you check out The bachelor when it premieres on ABC on January 23, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. EST. Also, stay tuned to the Showbiz Cheat Sheet for all your Bachelor Nation updates!