Now that Grandpa John has turned down the offer to be the next bachelor, fans want to see him on the Kaitlyn Bristowe podcast
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Bachelorette Gabby Windey’s grandfather John has taken on the role of unofficial grandpa to all of Bachelor Nation. After making his big TV debut when Gabby was a contestant on Clayton Echard’s season of The Bachelor, Gabby made two separate appearances in season 19 of The Bachelorette.
Fans were thrilled to see Grandpa John in the season 19 finale, part 2 of “The Bachelorette,” and they responded on Twitter. However, they were dismayed when he turned down Jesse Palmer’s offer to be the next bachelor. Ever since Bachelor Nation met Grandpa John and how close he is to Gabby, they’ve longed to see him more on screen. Grandpa John for “The Bachelor” ended up trending whenever the show dropped his name or featured him.
Gabby and Erich Schwer confirmed their engagement during Tuesday’s three-hour live finale. Erich is also the only guy from Season 19 who met Grandpa John on his first singles date with Gabby. Grandpa John called Erich a kind of squeaky nickname before meeting him again in the first part of the finale. But we all know that’s an affectionate word for Grandpa John, who affectionately refers to his cherished granddaughter Gabby as Dingbat.
During Part 2 of the finale, Grandpa John sat amidst the live audience and watched his adoring granddaughter declare the love of her life. People were brought to tears when Erich said he wasn’t sure he could reach the quality and level Gabby deserves, but was quick to add that he aspires to be that person for her and every day to work for her. Not to mention loving Grandpa John in the corner of the frame crying over his granddaughter’s joy. When asked about Erich, he says he always knew he was the one for Gabby.
Jesse Palmer popped the million-dollar question Bachelor Nation had been waiting for after a fluffy banter with Grandpa John. Jesse asks Grandpa John if he wants to be a bachelor and Grandpa John resolutely says NO! That probably shook more hearts than Rachel and Tino’s split. Fans were quick to take to Twitter to express their feelings: “Grandpa John just broke all of our hearts. #TheBachelorette #thebachelorettes.” Another fan wrote, “Grandpa John was dead cold when Jesse asked if he would ever consider being the Bachelor. That was a HARD no #TheBachelorette.” Previously, some fans shared their take on double bachelors with their favorite men: “Double bachelor season. Ethan and Grandpa John. #TheBachelorettes.” Not amused by the rest of the episode, one fan wrote, “Throw away the whole show and season… Can we just get a show with Grandpa John… #TheBachelorette.”
Fans who were quick to notice Bachelorette alum Kaitlyn Bristowe sat next to Grandpa John, and they couldn’t be more pump for the duo: “Now I need Kaitlyn and Grandpa John to be best friends. #TheBachelorette.” Some fans didn’t hesitate to pitch a few ideas for a project involving the two: “Kaitlyn and Grandpa John buddy cop comedy please #TheBachelorette.” One fan also wrote how they’d like to see it if Grandpa John would join Kaitlyn on her podcast: “When I see Kaitlin and Grandpa John sitting next to each other I want them to talk on their podcast please #TheBachelorette.” While some fans were just happy with what Grandpa John said during the finale could get: “Grandpa John Screen time is all I needed tonight #TheBachelorette #bachelorette.”
The 19th season of The Bachelorette is available to stream on ABC.
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