On Monday night’s finale of “The Bachelorette,” Andi Dorfman finally got her happy ending. The Atlanta district attorney accepted a proposal from her final guy, Josh Murray, making him the 28th “winner” of the reality romance franchise. But it was “Bachelor” spoiler king Reality Steve who was the real winner this season.
The longtime “Bachelor” blogger spoiled Dorfman’s season back in May, revealing that 29-year-old Murray was engaged to her. He even included video footage of the rejected runner up, Nick Viall, who foolishly detailed his demise via a phone call on an airplane. But gossips sites predicted that Reality Steve was being trolled by ABC and that the video was put out there to throw him off.
All along, Reality Steve maintained that his spoilers were correct. Last week he posted, “Thank God now only I’m only 6 days away from being vindicated. Gets old hearing the same stuff season after season after season about how I’m wrong. This isn’t a guess, I’m not predicting who I THINK she chose, nor am I trying to predict who would be a better fit for Andi. I’m telling you who she chose at the final rose ceremony back on May 9th because I KNOW who she chose.”
The notorious blogger has been providing spoilers for the show since Season 13, and he almost always predicts the correct ending well before the finale episode airs.
In the past, he was initially wrong about Ali Fedotowsky and Brad Womack’s seasons, but he did come through with the correct endings to those seasons before the finale actually aired. But last spring marked a rare miss when he incorrectly stated that Desiree Hartsock would pick Brooks Forester in “The Bachelorette” Season 9 finale. The blogger stood by his sources even though Forester exited the show the previous week after getting cold feet.
The confident blogger even posted an update on his website right before Hartsock’s finale last May, writing, “I don’t know at what point he shows back up, what he says, or how she takes him back, but I can’t be more positive that my spoilers are right and she ends up with Brooks. I will stand behind what my sources have been telling me for months. It’s Brooks.”
Hartsock ended up picking Chris Siegfried, and Reality Steve had to answer to his critics. He downplayed his miss and tweeted, “I was wrong about Ali & Brad's seasons, then spoiled Ashley's, Ben's, Sean's, & Emily's & 3 Bach Pad's b4 this. It happens. I'll bounce back.”
This season Reality Steve seemed just as confident and it turns out he was right. Dorfman dumped Viall without putting him through a final rose ceremony, and she went on to accept a proposal from Murray.
Host Chris Harrison hinted that the next season of “The Bachelor” will star Iowa farmer Chris Soules, but it hasn't been officially announced yet. Filming will begin this fall, giving Reality Steve and has his sources plenty of time to start working on the next batch of spoilers.