Zach Shallcross decided not to sleep with his finalists Gabi Elnicki, Ariel Frenkel, and Kaity Biggar going into Fantasy Suites, however, does he hold up his end of the deal?
The “Bachelor” lead is speaking out, saying the rule “bit him in the a**”.
Does Zach Shallcross Break His ‘No Sex’ Rule?
In the promo, Bachelor Nation fans watched as Shallcross put a rule in place for Fantasy Suites, saying there will be no sex. However, it seems as though he was tempted as he admitted that things change going into the next week.
“From what I can say is — a lot of things do change and going into that week, I thought I could basically set up, like, a guideline for myself and a guideline for others to try to make it less messy and it bit us in the ass,” the 26-year-old Bachelor told Us Weekly at the “Women Tell All” taping.
Jesse Palmer Speaks Out On Shallcross’s Rule
“The Bachelor” host Jesse Palmer spoke out on the “no sex” rule Shallcross put into place, not entirely agreeing with the rule.
“Zach puts some parameters around fantasy suites that he thinks is going to help him make his decision at the end of the day,” he said. “So Zach decides that he is not going to sleep with any of the three women, that he’s going focus on other means and ways of progressing his relationships, but things don’t exactly go that way.”
Although the former NFL quarterback understands where Shallcross’s rule was coming from, “sometimes you can’t put boundaries” on the relationships because the lead of the show has “to let these relationships progress however they unfold.”
“When Zach told me he wasn’t going have sex with any of the women, I was sort of like, ‘You’re going be able to do this? You’re gonna be tempted, you know, the fantasy suites are there for a reason.’ And sexual compatibility is a really big thing, especially if you’re gonna be getting down on a knee and asking someone to marry you. Also, what if the women want to have sex with you? You’re kind of taking it off the table. That was probably the most shocking [moment] because in all honesty, part of me kind of knew how it was going to end,” Palmer continued to explain.
“Zach, we know is extremely thoughtful. He has a very heavy conscience. So he’s going to have to navigate a lot in these final few weeks, and he hopefully won’t ruin it for himself,” the host of the show added.
Palmer Talks ‘Bachelor’ Finale
Is Zach Shallcross happy with the outcome of the show? According to host Jesse Palmer, he is.
“He tells me that he’s extremely happy,” Palmer told US Weekly. “I think Bachelor Nation is going to be absolutely thrilled at the outcome. I don’t want to speak on behalf of Zach. It was a very difficult journey to get to this point. Everybody up to this point has seen that, but the hardest part is yet to come in Thailand.”
Despite the difficult journey, Shallcrosss does not have any regrets. “And it’s all going to end up the way it’s supposed to,” Palmer said. “Zach tells me that he wouldn’t change anything about it, and he’s thrilled. So if he’s happy, I’m happy.”
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