Former 'Bachelorette' Trista Sutter Has a Strong Opinions About a Gay 'Bachelor'

Maybe current Bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis has left a sour taste in some of our mouths for being, you know, kinda homophobic, but don’t forget about our homegirl former Bachelorette, who’s anything but! In fact, Trista Sutter says she supports a gay Bachelor or Bachelorette in the future.

And we should listen to her, ‘cause the woman knows how to make things work, and by things, I mean relationships that were born in front of a million televisions, for your own personal viewing pleasure in the privacy and comfort of your home. The 41-year-old just celebrated her 10 year anniversary to her husband, Ryan Sutter, back in December. This means a couple of things: 1) Not all reality television-born relationships are doomed (if you know the keys to making them not die), 2) that season of The Bachelorette was ten years ago, and 3) I feel old.

But this isn’t about me reminding myself that I need to moisturize every single day because my face is longer the fountain of youth that it was ten years ago, this is about how Trista says the key to making their relationship work is that they LOVE each other! Love! Love! Love is all you need to make things work in Hollywood!

(And you also need to get away from Hollywood and move to Colorado to raise your two kids, because Hollywood is often a death wish for couples born in the spotlight, you know.)

So, as trite and cliche as it may sound, the key to it all is l-o-v-e. It’s hackneyed, sure, but Love Naysayers Anonymous, hold thy tongues!

So Trista knows the key to makin’ it work, which is why she’s all for a gay bachelor or bachelorette — because it doesn’t matter who you are, where you’re from, what you did (to quote the Backstreet Boys classic single), ‘because everybody deserves the right to love!

Anyway, Trista said to E! News, "I'm all for anything [...] I think it's always up to the producers, so whatever they decide. I'm always going to be a loyal fan. No matter who is at the home, you know, I think everyone deserves love."

Awww. Ain’t that sweet?

She went on to say, "No matter your race, gender, sexual preference, I think that everyone deserves love and I'd love to see anyone go for the show if they're in it for the right reasons,” because —get this!— some people are in reality television for NOT GENUINE REASONS. I am SO. SHOCKED. [Sarcasm.]

Trista and Ryan renewed their vows last month as a testimony to their rock solid relationship. Good for them! Sometimes, things in Hollywood Romance Land can actually work out. And if all you need is love to make it work for ten plus years, then it obviously doesn't matter the sexuality of the contestant.

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