“The Bachelor” Sean Lowe got an earful on Monday night when he headed for the hometown dates. On the Feb. 18 episode of the long running reality series, bridal consultant Desiree Hartsock got the boot, but not before her brother, Nate, accused Sean of being a “playboy.”
On his Feb. 19 People blog, Sean wrote: “I'm still confused as to what led her brother to call me a playboy and a fake. He decided to attack my character and integrity and I honestly don't know what provoked him. Regardless, he doesn't know me and he sure as hell can't speak to my integrity … Her brother didn't affect the way I looked at Des, but it did make me wonder if I could be in the same family as her brother.”
Indeed, the Katie Holmes lookalike was cringing as her mouthy brother interrogated her potential fiancé, who assured him he was crazy about his sister.
“You’re crazy about a lot of girls, right?” Nate asked Sean. “ I think you’re a playboy … You're just having fun with the circumstances, just whatever comes along have fun there, then go to the next one and have fun.”
On Monday night, Sean Lowe took to Twitter for a running commentary throughout the show, tweeting: “Des' parents were the nicest people ever… Her brother not so much.”
On his blog for Entertainment Weekly, “The Bachelor” host Chris Harrison dished that Desiree’s brother blindsided producers with his behavior.
“The odd part is, there was a conversation we didn’t show between Sean and Desiree’s brother that took place earlier in the night. The reason we didn’t show it was it didn’t make any sense to any of us,” Harrison wrote. “The conversation went really well and Des’ brother was supportive and happy about their relationship. Then the guy did a 180 and just kind of lost it. When he got a chance to talk to Sean again he got really aggressive and a little verbally abusive, and Sean’s not one to sit back and just take unfair abuse. Sean is also very sensitive about being considered a player.”
In the end, Sean tweeted: “ [Des] was great but I'm choosing the one who's best for me. Incredible woman but not my wife.”
In the Philadelphia area, “The Bachelor”” airs on Mondays at 8:00 p.m. on WPVI Channel 6.