Hometown dates on The Bachelor are always fraught with drama and Ben Higgins' season didn't disappoint; when he met the families of his four remaining contestants, the hometown dates brought plenty of tears, conversations about being in love, and accusations of brainwashing. Bachelor Nation fans won't soon forget how JoJo's brothers were generally against their sister ending up with The Bachelor star. So, now that JoJo will be starring in another ABC reality dating series, will JoJo's brothers visit her contestants on The Bachelorette ?
Given that the format of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette generally dictates the star of the season will bring their contestants to meet their families, there's a good chance that JoJo's brothers, Ben and Martin Patton, will appear at some point on her season of the show. However, those meetings are usually later in the season, once the Bachelor or Bachelorette has whittled down their pool of 20+ contestants to a remaining few. Of course, that doesn't mean the producers of The Bachelorette aren't willing to change up the format a little, especially if it means bringing in two incredibly overprotective brothers to give their little sister some reality dating advice — and strike fear into the hearts of this season's contestants.
OK, let's break down exactly what we know about whether Ben and Martin will appear on The Bachelorette. Like many seasons of the show, JoJo's season of The Bachelorette began filming shortly after The Bachelor finale aired, and Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss has been tweeting from behind the scenes, giving non-spoilery details to fans within Bachelor Nation. Fleiss may be willing to divulge that many of the men on JoJo's season have beards, but the Bachelor producer hasn't given any indication if Ben or Martin will show up to give the contestants a stern big brother talking-to.
Now, remember, although Ben and Martin appeared during The Bachelor hometown date — and terrorized Ben — JoJo's brothers didn't show up for The Bachelor: After the Final Rose . In hindsight, it may have something to do with the fact that Ben chose Lauren as his winner of The Bachelor , and the producers weren't looking for an all-out brawl amidst the couple's happily ever after. Or, perhaps they didn't appear because they don't want to be in the public eye as JoJo's overbearing older brothers. Although, since Ben Patton was on a reality dating series himself and is familiar with the TV attention, that seems unlikely.
So what does this all mean for the chances of Bachelor Nation witnessing a tense stare down between Ben, Martin, and the men on JoJo's season of The Bachelorette? Well, on the one hand, it seems like a missed opportunity for drama if they don't, especially since Ben could impart some wisdom on how to handle being on a reality dating show. On the other hand, The Bachelorette is JoJo's time to shine; she can bring her finalists to meet Ben and Martin when she's good and ready! I guess we'll just have to wait for this season of The Bachelorette to know for sure if it happens. (Or you could comb through Fleiss's tweets for possible spoilers, if you're so inclined.)
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