Update: The Bachelor host Chris Harrison announced during the After the Final Rose special on Monday, March 14, that producers had dropped Caila Quinn and instead picked Ben Higgins‘ runner-up, JoJo Fletcher, as the season 12 Bachelorette. Get all the details here.
Caila Quinn is apparently ready to find love again! Bachelor Ben Higgins‘ former suitor, and second runner-up, is going to be the next Bachelorette, sources confirm to Us Weekly.
Quinn, 24, was spotted in her hometown of Hudson, Ohio, on Friday, March 4, “filming her Bachelorette intro package,” an eyewitness tells Us. ABC declined to comment, and a season 12 premiere date has not yet been announced.
Viewers last saw Quinn in tears on ABC’s The Bachelor. After confessing her love to Higgins, 27, during Monday’s February 29 episode — and spending the night with him during their fantasy suite date in Jamaica — Higgins sent a devastated and heartbroken Quinn home. Lauren Bushnell and Jojo Fletcher both received roses heading into the March 14 finale.
“With Caila, I just couldn’t say it,” Higgins told the camera of his inability to tell her he loves her. “There’s just something missing.”
Quinn, for her part, appeared to be blindsided by his decision. While breaking up with her, Quinn accused him of feeding her “lines.” The heartbroken reality personality ended up jumping out of the SUV to end on better terms with the season 20 hunk.
“I distinctly remember being put in the car the first time and crying to myself, saying, ‘That cannot be the end. I refuse for that to be the way I say goodbye to him,’ because it felt very cold,” she later explained to ABC News. “So I got back out of the car, and I said to him, ‘What happened?’ or ‘When did you know that this wasn’t it?’ and I think I needed to hear that from him and just have that genuine moment, and that last hug felt like enough for me, so it was good.”
She has since healed from the heartache. During the Women Tell All taping in Los Angeles on February 27, Quinn told Us that all is good.
“I don’t have any feelings of resentment and no regrets as well,” she said.
Tell Us: Are you excited for Caila to be the next Bachelorette? The Women Tell All special airs on ABC March 7 at 8 p.m. EST.
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