Bachelor alum Demi Burnett is keeping it real. She recently revealed that she was “bummed” out to learn that Colton Underwood was the lead during her season. The reality star wanted ABC to choose someone else as the lead.
The Bachelor in Paradise star is spilling the tea on her initial feelings for Colton in a new interview. This also comes after she split with ex-fiancée Kristian Haggerty. In both interviews, Demi did not hide back her feelings. She let everyone know how she really feels about Colton and Kristian. Read on to learn more about Demi’s shocking interview.
Demi Burnett wanted “anyone” but Colton Underwood
Demi Burnett shared the details of her season on the Wednesday, May 6 episode of Big Brother alums Nicole Franzel and Victor Arroyo’s “Coco Caliente” podcast. During the interview, she admitted that she wanted the network to choose someone other than Colton Underwood, who became known for jumping the fence.
“At first, I didn’t know. I was kinda like – I hate to say that I was bummed about it, but I kinda was,” the 25-year-old said, as quoted by Us Weekly. “I just wanted it to be anyone else.”
Burnett really wanted Jason Tartrick to be the lead of Season 25 of the ABC dating reality series. The Bachelor alum also became a fan favorite after he competed against Underwood during Becca Kurfin’s season of The Bachelorette in 2018. He’s now dating former Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe.
“I think at the time, I was probably like – this guy Jason was, like, the hot commodity,” Burnett said. “I think that I wanted it to be him.”
But Burnett doesn’t have any regrets. She got to know the football player real well during his season. Now she adores him and has nothing but good things to say about him. Burnett told Franzel and Arroyo that, “He’s a great guy.”
However, Burnett finished in ninth place during Underwood’s season. He ended up choosing Cassie Randolph as his pick. Burnett returned on Season 6 of Bachelor in Paradise, where she rekindled her romance with ex-fiancée Kristian Haggerty. They got engaged during the finale but ended things that same year. Burnett has been dating singer Slater Davis since February.
Bachelor alum and ex-fiancée are “not really” on good terms
In an interview with Life & Style, Burnett admitted that she and Haggerty are “not really” friendly with each other. But that doesn’t mean there’s any bad blood between them. It’s probably because their relationship ended on such awkward terms.
“I mean I would be friendly with her, but I don’t know if she would be with me,” the Bachelor fan favorite said. “I mean, she probably would – she’s a really great person.”
Burnett added that she and Haggerty “do not talk at all.” It’s clear that neither one would know where to start. Haggerty moved on in January with Taylor Blake, a longtime friend. It looks like both ladies have since moved on from their relationship.
“She has a new relationship that she’s really happy in from the looks of it on social media, so I’m happy for her,” the former Bachelor contestant said.
While they’re not together anymore, Burnett and Haggerty made history as the first same-sex couple to appear in the Bachelor franchise. Both ladies said that they grew apart, which led to their mutual split.
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