The Bachelor Season 25 has officially been underway with new lead Matt James for a week, and while they finished filming a while ago, we've seen plenty of teases about what we can expect to witness in the coming weeks. As with pretty much every season, there will be a lot of drama, some tears, the inevitable dates that require flying or daring-do, and a lot of romance. But, something that hasn't been a part of any ABC promos are some real life specifics about all of that romantic activity, and now the owner of the resort where they filmed The Bachelor has admitted that people got busy everywhere during production.
Members of Bachelor Nation will know that, typically, The Bachelor and The Bachelorette spend a good part of the beginning of each season at the Bachelor Mansion, while later parts of the seasons are spent gallivanting around the country and globe. Our pesky pandemic changed all of that last year, with The Bachelorette having to film at a resort in Palm Springs, and Matt's season of The Bachelor heading to the Nemacolin Resort in Pennsylvania for the entire duration of production.
Sometimes there’s some hanky-panky going on where it should not have been, but I can’t tell you everything that was going on. We are on 3,000 acres. So there’s a lot of land, and a lot of woods out there. There were things going on inside and outside of the hotel all the time. We actually found a used condom in the tree branch.
Obviously, if you work at any kind of hotel, especially if you are charged with cleaning up rooms or even public spaces, you're going to see a lot of things that none of us really want to think about, much less be faced with on a daily basis. But, I can confirm right now, that if I were a landscaper, arborist, or someone else who might take care of the green spaces around Nemacolin, I would be highly displeased to find a used condom tossed carelessly onto a tree branch.
I can only assume that Maggie Hardy Knox doesn't know who the condom belonged to (I certainly don't want to think about the implications if she does), but it sounds like something about this palatial Pennsylvania property really inspired the crew (and cast?) of The Bachelor to get their freak on anytime and anyplace. And, I have so many questions.
First of all, were these people not afraid of being caught? Even if you and your intended quietly made your way to the very edge of the property, with a whole ass production team around, there would be no guarantee that a camera person / producers / Chris Harrison wouldn't come rumbling up on an ATV and catch you in flagrante delicto. Secondly, while it's clear that this couple (group?) came prepared (hence the condom), was no one squicked out by the idea of rolling around on the ground or roughing it up against said tree?
Even if they arranged some sort of blanket / pillow situation beforehand, this just doesn't sound like the most comfortable way to engage in some nookie boogie.
Doing it out among nature is one thing, but I don't even want to know how the owner and her staff realized that sexual happenings were taking place in other, non-bedroom, locations. Nope! Don't do that! Don't make suggestions. I said I didn't want to know! Clearly, Maggie Hardy Knox has an inside line on how The Bachelor went down this season, but she's not going to give anything concrete away, save for this bit of info:
Hair will be pulled and weaves will fly.
OMG, you guys. I need a weave to come off, tonight, OK? We can all see how Matt James and his potential fiancées progress on Season 25 of The Bachelor when it airs new episodes every Monday, on ABC, at 8 p.m. EST!