“I think that woman wants to find love and she's courageous and I love it,” Mike, 32, told OKMagazine.com.
The Air Force veteran continued, “We’re homies. We’re good. I don’t got no bad beef with Hannah,” before adding that he remains close to most of his castmates. “Who do I not talk to? I’m pretty cool with everybody,” Mike said about the other competitors. “My grandma’s the glue to our family. I think I’m the glue to our season and so I’m pretty cool with everybody still.”
As Bachelorette fans know, Mike was sent home on the July 1 episode during a date with Hannah in the Netherlands. “You’ve talked about your three ladies your grandma, mom, and sister in your life,” Hannah told him through tears. “They’re so amazing and you’re looking for your fourth lady and I know that I’m not that fourth lady.”
“This is by far the hardest goodbye I’ve had to say,” she told cameras. “Mike deserves to be loved fiercely just as much as I do.”
Mike went on to Bachelor In Paradise after Hannah’s season and was eliminated on the August 13 episode. As far as returning for another season of BIP, Mike told OK!, “If I haven't found love at that point in time then it's a door that's open and I just might be doing it.”
For now, the Texas native said he’s enjoying watching The Bachelor from the sidelines. “I’m usually crashing a Bachelor viewing party or I’m at home with my shirt off yelling at Peter on the screen, spilling my heart out with a Smirnoff Seltzer, and yelling at what he does and the craziness on TV," Mike said while laughing. The ABC star noted his favorite Smirnoff Seltzer flavor is the White Peach Rosé.
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