Love (and drama) is in the air!
“Drama this soon is a little bit crazy,” the 39-year-old said during an interview confessional in the teaser — which was released on Monday, September 14, during the season 29 premiere of Dancing With The Stars.
The footage shows the oldest Bachelorette telling a contestant, “I’m so falling in love with you,” before another contestant says, “We caught you in a lie!” Watch it all unfold here.
The drama seems to just be beginning. In the video, another suitor tells Crawley, “I’m not done yet,” which prompts the bachelorette to point her finger and tell the unnamed man to “Get out of here,” while getting up herself and leaving the conversation.
Additionally, host Chris Harrison tells the blonde beauty that she has “blown up” The Bachelorette with her yet-to-be-seen drama — which probably has something to do with her leaving the show prematurely, after falling in love with contestant Dale Moss two weeks into filming. “Congratulations. You’ve just blown up The Bachelorette,” Harrison, 49, tells Crawley.
While every season promises love, drama and tears, season 16 will be unlike any other. On an episode of The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons — Ever!, the hairstylist opened up about her season, explaining: “It’s different in the best way possible.”
Season 16 of The Bachelorette took place at La Quinta Resort & Club in Palm Springs, California, where the cast and crew quarantined and filmed during the coronavirus pandemic. Production was initially shut down in March before starting back up in July following new COVID-19 precautions.
While production was shut down, a source revealed: “One of her potential guys found a way to get in touch with her and they began talking. By the time filming officially began, they were basically already in love. No one else stood a chance. It just became so obvious from her subsequent few dates that her heart wasn’t in it and she just wasn’t feeling it. Then she said she wanted out.”
In early August, multiple sources confirmed that The Bachelor in Paradise alum would be replaced by Tayshia Adams, who made her Bachelor debut on Colton Underwood’s season — who currently has a restraining order filed against him from his final rose pick, Cassie Randolph.
While not much has been revealed about the switch-up, we do know that the men who were originally vetted for Crawley’s season — but ultimately not chosen — were called back to be potential suitors for Adams.
The first clips of the new season showed Keke Palmer singing Aretha Franklin‘s “Respect.” In addition to flashbacks of Crawley’s heated and explosive break up with Juan Pablo on season 18 of The Bachelor, the California native was seen making out with the former NFL player, 31, (aka her current fiancé) in the promo.
Season 16 of The Bachelorette premieres on ABC on Tuesday, October 13 at 8 p.m. ET.
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