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'Bachelor' Stars Zach Shallcross & Kaity Biggar Put An End To Split Speculation!

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By Taylor Hodgkins on March 31, 2023 at 1:01 AM EDT
Updated on April 2, 2023 at 12:52 PM EDT

Newly engaged 'Bachelor' couple Zach Shallcross and Kaity Biggar are getting down to business!

Shallcross had a few hurdles to overcome before Bachelor Nation witnessed his proposal on "The Bachelor" season finale. First, he dealt with the fallout from his self-appointed sex ban during fantasy suite week and certain rumbles about the longevity of their relationship.

Bachelor Nation was shaken t week before the three-hour season finale.

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Barstool Sports "Chicks In The Office" podcast host, Maria 'Ria' Ciuffo, revealed to Bachelor devotees she had piping hot tea to spill! Ciuffo and her co-host Francesca 'Fran' Mariano are well known for being pretty tight with Bachelor Nation. Countless franchise members have appeared on "Chicks In The Office" over the years, so it would make sense fans would take Ciuffo's word with a little more than a grain of salt, right?

Two days after Shallcross and Biggar's engagement was featured on the season finale, the duo have come to the podcast to address Ciuffo's big spoiler.

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Okay, So What Happened Exactly?

Last week, Ciuffo announced she had some big Bachelor Nation news saved in her back pocket.

She took to Twitter with a short video posted to the official "Chicks In The Office" Twitter account last Friday.

"It's time... I'm going to reveal the tea I heard," Ciuffo said. "If you don't want to know, do not watch this video. But I know many of you want to know, so I must make the video. We're not going to the finale, so I thought,' why not just tell everybody what I heard?' she continued.

Ciuffo continues, "Apparently, after Zach got engaged to one of the girls, who I believe to be Kaity, that engagement ended, and he is now with Jess..."

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Jess Girod entered the scene early in the season, struggling to solidify her connection with Shallcross. She was eliminated after expressing her disappointment over not receiving a one-on-one date. (via Bachelor Nation)

After explaining Girod, Ciuffo reveals the former contestant had "recently posted a clip" featuring Shallcross at the 'Women Tell All' taping.

Ciuffo's information understandably sent shock waves across Bachelor Nation in the coming days. Entertainment reporter, Zachary Reality, shared he believed it to be a bit of a stretch.

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"This is really hard to believe, and I don't believe it at all," he said. Zachary Reality is also on great terms with Bachelor Nation insiders, as he frequently posts content featuring some well-known figures, and has featured Bachelor Nation guests on his podcasts.

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What Does The Happy Couple Have To Say?

Shallcross and Biggar stopped by Barstool Sports to appear on Wednesday's episode of "Chicks In The Office," and the duo were indeed asked about Ciuffo's rumor; The "Chicks In The Office" crew had a big laugh on social media during the finale, and Ciuffo played into her 'clown behavior.'

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The happy couple shared a giggle with Mariano during the episode's intro, as Ciuffo was notably absent from the table!

"You know the elephant in the room is that Ria is not here," Mariano tells the couple.

"We noticed," Shallcross smirked.

Later in the episode, Mariano played the future Shallcrosses, a video message from Ciuffo, who was sick. Mariano stressed that her co-host would not intentionally miss the interview for any reason, earlier in the episode.

The happy couple giggled as Ciuffo apologized for the whole kurfuffle.

"I wanna say 'I'm sorry,'' she said. "for spreadin' around a rumor that I heard I thought may be true. I was all excited, I thought 'Oh my god, somebody trusts me with this information, only me.' And uh, I got a little excited," Ciuffo continued.

"I'm sorry if I caused you chaos, I'm sorry for causing chaos to Bachelor Nation," she continued before apologizing twice

The duo both proclaimed Ciuffo's clip was "sweet!"

"I appreciate she actually made a video and apologized," Shallcross said. "There's so many crazy things that go on and people have all these conspiracies and this and that, but she owned up to it so I appreciate that," he continued.

It seems as if the "Chicks In The Office" crew will always have a 'bar stool' for the future Mr. and Mrs. Shallcross!

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