August 07, 2013 09:36 AM by Stephanie Gustafson
In his years as the host of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, Chris Harrison has witnessed quite a bit of drama. After all, it comes with the territory. But even Chris was taken aback by how things unfolded this season — particularly the relationship between Desiree and Brooks.
Critics like to think of shows such as The Bachelorette as completely scripted, scoffing at their ‘reality’ designation. But according to Chris Harrison, the producers were every bit as clueless about the direction things would take as the white-knuckled audience members praying for Desiree’s happy ending.
In a blog post for Entertainment Weekly, Chris explains that, following Brooks’ departure, those working behind the scenes had absolutely no idea as to whether there would even be a true finale. Some thought that Desiree might just call it quits. Chris adds that, although it was “scary as hell” those involved in the production of The Bachelorette were forced to “sit back and take our lead from Des…It was all up to her.”
Fortunately, as Chris points out, Desiree Hartsock is “an incredibly strong and resilient woman” who managed to take the situation at hand and “realize that not only had all not been lost, but this was actually a blessing in disguise.”
And as convinced as Desiree was that she and Brooks were the real deal, Chris Harrison says that he never really felt that their relationship could stand the test of time. Although he admits that he is not the authority on Desiree’s love life, he alleges that Des and Brooks never appeared to have quite the same connection Chris observed between her and Chris. So of course, he’s ecstatic about the way things turned out!
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