Behind-the-Scenes Bits: All the Things You Didn't See on 'The Bachelorette: Men Tell All'
"I was absolutely dripping. Not very ladylike to admit, but true. Any time you see an ex, you're nervous. So I should have expected that with however many exes I had to face tonight it would be multiplied," the Atlanta lawyer told Yahoo TV backstage exclusively after the almost-four-hour taping. "My only knowledge of a 'Tell All' was the one I was on, and that was a bloodbath. The thought that kept running through my head was that I was headed for the slaughterhouse."
Luckily for her, this batch of beaus didn't bite too hard — at least not at her. They did bark quite a bit at one another. Because not all of the drama could be stuffed into Monday night's two-hour time slot, we compiled the best of what you didn't see, behind-the-scenes bits, and burning questions.
The viewers aren't the only ones who wish they were flies on the wall of the candlelit set. (BTW, real candles are used. The designated lighter was overheard telling a live audience member that the battery-operated ones with fake flicking flames don't work well on TV and that it "feels like there are thousands of candles.") The Bachelorette is sequestered in her dressing room and not given a monitor to see what the guys are griping or guffawing about. "I'm just gonna have to read y'all's story to find out who talked about me," she joked.
After finding out from the live ultrasound that she was expecting a boy, Ashley exclaimed, "So it really is Harrison." Unfortunately, the name discussion that preceded the punch line was cut. Chris Harrison, who brags that he brought the former Bachelorette and J.P. together and then married them in 2012, had suggested earlier that if they found out their baby bump was of the male variety, they should call him Harrison Rosenbaum. J.P. responded, "That's a lot of syllables." Harrison's retort: "No, that's presidential." As he bid the happy couple goodbye, he also lamented their planned Big Apple exit. "I'll miss you guys in New York. You're my go-to dinner."