As the host of The Bachelor and its spinoffs, Chris Harrison is privy to a LOT of dirt. Fortunately for us, he’s also ready and willing to share some of those nitty-gritty deets. In addition to weighing in on Rachel Lindsay’s final three suitors and explaining why we need to trust him when it comes to DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios’ upcoming Bachelor in Paradise reunion, the beloved TV personality is now revealing why The Bachelorette still makes him cry after 15 years with the franchise.
“I host so many shows, but this show touches me,” Harrison told People at The Bachelorette: Men Tell All taping. “That’s why I come back and do it, because I care about these people. Rachel [Lindsay] and I went through this journey together. You can’t be this disengaged robot. When you’re going through it, I’m sitting across from this woman who’s bawling and putting her heart out, how do you not cry?”
The 46-year-old admits that the fact that he’s a father has also altered how he views the situation. “When I think of my daughter, when I come home and she runs and jumps in my arms, I cry like a baby. I never cry. Probably the first 30 years in my life, [I] never cried. All of a sudden you have a son and things change. But when you have a daughter, I know it’s a double standard and it even may be a little sexist, but it’s just different. They just get to you. They crush you in ways you never thought you’d be crushed.”
We hope Harrison has a box of tissues ready, because sadly, we’ve got a feeling there’s far more heartbreak to come, both for Lindsay and her would-be suitors!
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(h/t People; photo via Ethan Miller/Getty)