Abigail Heringer was the lucky lady to receive Matt James’ first impression rose on ‘The Bachelor,’ and he dished to HL about why he was drawn to her ‘authentic and real’ personality.
Matt James met 32 women during The Bachelor premiere on Jan. 4, but one stood out above the rest — Abigail Heringer. Matt gave the 25-year-old, who was born deaf and wears cochlear implants, his first impression rose. He was attracted to Abigail because of her honesty and authenticity, and felt an immediate connection with her from the moment that they first met.
“She was so authentic and real,” Matt explained to HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY. “Everything that I’m asking of the women in this experience, she did unprompted. She was open about being deaf, about her family members that were deaf, about her experience, about what to expect from her. It just was flowing out of her and we just vibed. It just felt real. It felt comfortable, and in a situation that was uncomfortable, to have that type of feeling with somebody just made sense. I wanted her to know that that’s how I felt about her and the best way to do that was to give her the rose.”
Abigail was admittedly nervous to open up about being deaf upon first meeting Matt, but she knew she had to address it as soon as possible. When she stepped out of the limo, she took Matt’s hands and told him, “There’s something a little bit different about me. I’m deaf. So I’m going to be reading your lips a lot tonight, but thankfully you have really beautiful lips.” Matt was totally at ease with the confession, and he assured Abigail that he would “enunciate” for her as much as possible. When she walked away, he muttered, “She is gorgeous,” under his breath.
During the cocktail party, Matt and Abigail had another chance to talk and catch up. “I wasn’t expecting to be that nervous, to be honest,” Abigail told Matt. “I feel like for the last few months all I’ve been hearing is, ‘Matt, Matt Matt!’ I was like….he’s a God or something!” Matt was definitely nervous around Abigail too, and told her that he wanted her to feel comfortable with him.
Abigail was super excited that Matt remembered the story she told him about her hearing when they first met, and he wanted to know even more during their next conversation. “You said that your sister had gone through something similar and you’re very close?” he asked. Abigail explained that her older sister is also deaf, and helped “pave the way” for her to be open about being hard of hearing herself.
“To be honest with you, once I heard your name….I, like, went blank,” Matt admitted to Abigail. She said that she felt the same way and couldn’t even “remember anything else [she] said.” Matt added, “I tried, but you were gorgeous and it was hard to focus on anything else!” The chemistry was definitely there between them, and they sealed the deal with a kiss. “I was stressing out about my time with Matt, but he’s just so easy to talk to and he took it to a whole other level,” Abigail gushed. “I love it. I’m so giddy about it.”
She had even more reason to be excited when he returned to the room with the first impression rose. “One thing I challenged the women with was being vulnerable and I felt like you were everything that I have asked of these women tonight,” Matt told Abigail. “Knowing you’re a fighter, it was only appropriate that I ask you something — will you accept this rose?”
Of course, Abigail did. “I’m on cloud nine right now,” she said in a confessional. “The fact that he sees potential in me is just….it makes me really excited. I’m super excited to hopefully keep it going and learn more about each other.”
Suri Cruise Sports Long Hair While Posing With Flowers & Goofing Off With Friends On 15th Birthday
Suri Cruise looked super sweet while enjoying her 15th birthday in the Big Apple! The teenager showed off her long hair and posed with some flowers as her friend snapped some pics!
Suri Cruise is another year older! The teenage daughter of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise turned 15 years old on April 18, and she looked like she had a total blast on her big day. The newly minted 15-year-old spent her birthday out and about in New York City and was spotted having some low-key birthday fun. Suri and a few of her pals were seen snapping some photos together while posing with a pretty bouquet of pink and white carnations.
The birthday girl also showed off her long, brunette ‘do, and looked like the spitting image of her famous mom, 42. Naturally, Suri followed the necessary safety precautions while celebrating her birthday amid the COVID-19 pandemic. She and her friends wore protective face masks while having fun in the Big Apple. The teens only removed their face masks while smiling for a quick photo, or enjoying some delicious ice cream!
Despite her birthday falling during the middle of a pandemic, Suri truly showed the she was enjoying her day like so many around the world who celebrated their special days during COVID-19, as well. Suri’s mom, Katie, made sure to celebrate her daughter’s birthday by taking to Instagram and sharing a carousel of photos to her social media account. Far more precious than the intimate pics of Suri and her mom, however, was the sweet caption Katie wrote and dedicated to her teen.
“Happy 15th Birthday Sweetheart! I love you,” Katie wrote, adding a string of exclamation points and a number of emojis. “I can’t believe you are already 15!” Katie concluded the post. It’s hard to believe that Suri is already 15 years old. After all, it doesn’t seem like that long ago that she was just a tiny tot being photographed while out with her famous parents.
Over the course of the last few years, though, Suri’s adoring mom has made a concerted effort to offer her daughter as normal an upbringing as possible. Suri’s bond with her mom is so incredibly strong and it’s amazing to see the teen grow up to be her Katie’s mini-me. Fans cannot wait to see what the future holds for the teenager!
Happy 42nd Birthday, Kourtney Kardashian: Look Back At Her Hottest Photos Of All-Time
In honor of Kourtney Kardashian’s 42nd birthday, we’re looking back at some of her hottest outfits ever!
Kourtney Kardashian is celebrating another trip around the sun on April 18! The reality star turns 42 this year, and she has many reasons to celebrate. For the big day, we’re taking a trip down memory lane and looking back at some of the sexiest outfits that Kourtney has ever worn. From little black dresses to short shorts and more, Kourtney definitely knows how to dress to impress.
Black Leather Dress
In December 2019, Kourtney attended the Dior Men’s Fashion Show in Miami. She wore a black leather dress with thin straps, paired with strappy, open-toed heels. Although the dress reached down to Kourt’s knees, it provided a sexy, dominatrix style for her night out. She wore her hair in wet curls, with minimal jewelry and subtle makeup to complete the edgy look.
Purple Slip Dress
When it comes to mini dresses, Kourtney is definitely a pro. She’s even mastered the art of wearing lingerie as clothing! In June 2019, Kourtney enjoyed a night out with some friends, and she wore a purple slip dress for the occasion. The ensemble featured lace detailing on the edges, and could easily be doubled as a nightgown. However, Kourt dressed it up with some heels and it was the perfect mini for a night on the town!
High Slit Dress
Another one of Kourt’s sexiest looks was worn in Feb. 2019. Kourtney attended the amfAR Gala with sister Kim Kardashian and looked absolutely stunning. She rocked a black Versace dress featuring a double scoop neckline and a sexy thigh-high slit. The eldest KarJenner paired her look with pointed toe stilettos and styled her hair into a dramatic high ponytail.
These are just a few of Kourtney’s best looks, though. She’s one of the most fashion-forward celebs we know, so of course there are plenty of other outfits to admire. Luckily, we gathered some of her sexiest ensembles of all-time and put them in the gallery above for your viewing pleasure. Happy clicking – and happy birthday, Kourtney!
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