After being eliminated because he wouldn’t open up to Tayshia Adams about his feelings, Ben Smith returned with a mission during the Dec. 21 episode of ‘The Bachelorette.’
Tayshia Adams received quite a surprise during the Dec. 21 episode of The Bachelorette when one of her previously eliminated contestants came back for another shot at winning her over. Taysha sent Ben Smith home after the show’s Dec. 15 episode, and she was visibly frustrated when he choked while trying to express how he felt about her before getting in the limo to leave. Ben didn’t want to go out like that, though, so he returned the following week to try and tell Tayshia he was in love with her one more time.
“The last time I interacted with Tayshia, she didn’t give me a rose,” Ben explained. “I was so caught off guard. The way that I saw the relationship going…I was going to marry her at the end. It was going to be me and her. The way that it ended, my brain couldn’t work. I wish I hadn’t shut down.”
Ben met up with Chris Harrison to explain why he wanted to talk to Tayshia one more time. “The last interaction I had with Tayshia was so not like the relationship that I had with her,” he said. “I honestly don’t even know if I’m asking to be back in her life, I just feel the need to express myself. I’m in love with her and I need to tell her. In the moment of the breakup, I didn’t feel it appropriate to be like…oh, by the way, I also love you. Or…please don’t dump me because I love you. When things get emotional or tough or difficult for me, I just shut down. But I’ve thought about it since and maybe she felt the same way and was concerned that I didn’t feel that way. I’d love to just be able to resolve that really weird breakup that happened. I just think I need to talk to her.
The military vet admitted that he “regretted” not sharing his feelings on the hometown date when he had the chance. “I’m in love with her and I know for sure that I’d like to have a family with this woman,” he added in a confessional. I need to tell her how I feel. So I’m excited to tell Tayshia that I love her and see how she responds. Hopefully she’s happy.”
Obviously, Tayshia was completely shocked to see Ben. She was about to head to a rose ceremony when he knocked on her door. “The feelings I had for you, I’ve been describing this entire time, I just didn’t know what it was,” Ben explained. “But I’m in love with you. I have been in love with you. I blew it by not telling you in the moment. I’ve never felt this feeling. I was just terrified, but I’m in love with you. The life we could have together, the thought of that, it keeps me awake at night. I’m not sure what to do right now or what I’m asking for, I just couldn’t leave. I just had to tell you. I see a life with you.”
Tayshia was speechless over Ben’s confession, and she started getting pretty emotional. The whole thing confused her even more than she already was. At this point, she only had two other men left — Zac Clark and Ivan Hall — due to Brendan Morais eliminating himself earlier in the episode. Tayshia walked away from Ben in tears as she tried to figure out what to do, and we won’t find out how it plays out until part two of the finale on Dec. 22!
From the very first night that Tayshia met Ben, she made no secret of the fact that she was interested in him. Their connection grew over the next several weeks, but Ben had trouble being vulnerable and revealing how he was feeling in front of Tayshia. His sister and a family friend, Antonia, visited during hometown dates, and Ben admitted to them that he was in love with Tayshia. However, when it came time to tell Tayshia herself, he clammed up.
Going into the final four rose ceremony, Tayshia didn’t feel like she’d gotten enough from Ben, and she eliminated him. He then had one last chance to tell her how he really felt, but he froze once again. Ben’s exit was quite awkward, as Tayshia didn’t shy away from making it clear that she was frustrated with him.
Bernie Sanders’ Viral Inauguration Outfit Transforms Into ‘Sexy’ Halloween Costume
Bernie Sanders’ now-iconic Inauguration Day ensemble was already a meme, but now it’s also a Halloween costume. See the pics!
Get your mittens out, because Bernie Sanders is officially getting the Halloween treatment. The senator, 80, went viral back in January after rocking a very cozy outfit during President Joe Biden‘s inauguration, and a ‘sexy’ take on his ‘fit is now available to purchase. Online retailer Dolls Kill is selling the meme-worthy ensemble ahead of the spooky holiday, titling it the Once Again Asking Costume Set.
The company describes the ‘fit as a “political chairman costume,” which features “a grey coat, cozy mittens, and a face mask for a total insta-worthy moment.” While Bernie wore a puffy coat and black pants to the Inauguration, the costume, which retails for $85, doesn’t include any bottoms. HollywoodLife has reached out to Bernie Sanders’ team for comment.
Social media users were quick to comment on the look, which is one of the more surprising outfits to be turned into Halloween inspo.”WHY DOLLSKILL SELLING A SEXY BERNIE SANDERS COSTUME?!” one person asked, while another quipped, “Just when you think you’ve seen it all… a ‘sexy’ Bernie Sanders Halloween costume. Of course, it’s marketed as a ‘political chairman’ costume. Ha!”
Although the day was about Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris, all eyes were on the Vermont senator after a photo circulated of him sitting with his arms crossed in the audience. He discussed the photo on Late Night With Seth Meyers, explaining that his now-iconic mittens, like anything he chooses, were all about practicality.
“I was just sitting there trying to keep warm, trying to pay attention to what was going on,” Sanders told Meyers, with a laugh. The viral photo from the January 20 festivities became a meme in real time. Images of a seemingly grumpy Sanders replacing Samantha in the Sex and the City cast, chilling in Guy Fieri‘s convertible, sitting on the Iron Throne from Game of Thrones, and just riding a dirty subway car in NYC started making the rounds. Thousands upon thousands of these popped up on Twitter.
Vanessa Marcil & Her Son Kassius Support Ex Brian Austin Green At ‘DWTS’ Premiere — See Pic
‘DWTS’ competitor Brian Austin Green got some love from his ex Vanessa Marcil when she and their son Kassius supported him on the dance floor.
Vanessa Marcil, 52, proved there’s no bad blood with Brian Austin Green, 47, as she supported her ex at the season premiere of Dancing with the Stars. The 90210 star is appearing on season 30 of the long-running competition show, partnered with his girlfriend Sharna Burgess. Vanessa took to Instagram to share a snap of her 19-year-old son Kassius in the car on his way to the studio to watch his dad hit the dance floor. “Headed to see dad. #TeamGreen,” she captioned the pic.
Kassius was seen rocking a black button-down and black blazer, as he donned blonde tips in his hair. Vanessa added, “They have offered but that’s a hard no for me,” in relation to appearing on DWTS herself. “That’s so much hard work, guts and bravery. I’m in full cheerleader mode for now.” One follower commented, “I wish I could coparent as gracefully and peacefully as you!” to which she replied “lord help us all,” with praying hands emoji.
When Sharna, 36, asked her boyfriend how he felt about his first dance, Brian, 48, said the experience was “nerve-wracking, but it awesome.” He added, “the high [you feel] when you get it, and it’s done, is amazing.” The pair then leaned in for a passionate kiss, as they encouraged their fans to vote. After the live show, Sharna shared a message to her Instagram, along with a DWTS promo photo of her posing alongside Brian.
“Honestly… I’ll find the right words at some point. But holy sh-t, I am in heaven getting to do what I love with the man that I love. Please vote, cos I wanna do this for as long as we possibly can,” she captioned the shot while adding “TEXT BRIAN TO 21523.” The Beverly Hills, 90210 star was previously married to Megan Fox, 34, with whom he shares sons Noah, 8, Bodhi, 7, and Journey, 4. Prior to that, he dated Vanessa from 1999 until 2003, and they share one child.
Ray J Breaks Silence After Buzz That He & Kim Kardashian Have A 2nd Sex Tape
Ray J addressed the rumors that he & Kim Kardashian have a second sex tape together in a recent Instagram post.
Ray J shot down rumors that he and his ex-girlfriend Kim Kardashian have a second sex tape together. After Wack 100, Ray J’s former manager, said on a recent podcast that he had “more graphic footage” of Kim, Ray finally addressed the situation in an Instagram comment.
Responding to the podcast video, Ray J wrote, “This ain’t cool – I been staying off the Raydar – Just staying focused and being humble and thankful for all the blessings I’m receiving. How can I show growth and maturity if this kinda of stuff keeps happening?”
Ray J, who is a father of two to kids Melody, 3, and Epik, 1, with Princess Love, continued to write, “I’m a father now and my job is to be a great parent and put them first. This is not the message I want to send out – smh.”
Meanwhile, Kim’s attorney, Marty Singer, denied the tape to Page Six, saying in a statement, “The claim that there is an unreleased sex tape is unequivocally false. It is unfortunate that people make these statements to try and get their 15 minutes of fame.”
Ray J and Kim filmed their first sex tape in 2002 while they were in Cabo, Mexico for Kim’s birthday. The tape was later released in 2007 and caused a worldwide stir as it circulated the internet. However, Kim and Ray have since moved on and gone about their lives. They actually do not have a second tape together and Ray J wants everyone to know that, which he made clear in his recent comments.