It wouldn’t be The Bachelorette without one of the guys joining the show for … wait … wait for it … THE WRONG REASONS.
It also wouldn’t feel right without Bachelorette spoilers outing him before the unsuspecting star of the show, and here we are!
DeMario Jackson, one of Rachel Lindsay’s 25 remaining suitors this year, reportedly has a girlfriend back home that she’s unaware of.
Rachel is unaware of, that is.
It’s unclear if DeMario’s girl is also in the dark about where he jetted off to for a few weeks, possibly months, but that would be something.
Going on ABC to woo The Bachelorette on national TV while not telling your girl at home, or The Bachelorette herself, a thing?
That would be taking two-timing to the next level, to a degree where you would almost have to admire the aspiring cheater’s gumption.
As for how a man could possibly pull off such a thing – morals aside, how could he slip through the application process – in this era?
Well, according to The Bachelorette spoilers god known across the nation as Reality Steve, he wasn’t as forthcoming as most.
And there may be a reason for that. Life & Style reports that while most people go through a long application process … he did not.
DeMario, the tabloid reports, citing a friend of DeMario, was discovered in a Chipotle. Yes, “discovered” like real entertainment talent.
“He didn’t apply. It came out of nowhere for him,” the friend explained. “He was like, ‘Cool. Sounds like a great opportunity.'”
“I’m sure they’d be a great fit!”
He also met Rachel before the show, making the alleged double-crossing even more brazen, on Nick Viall’s After the Final Rose special.
If you recall, Rachel met some of the men from her season early, and DeMario brought fake tickets to Las Vegas for them to elope.
That left a lasting impression on Rachel, which was the idea obviously, but if these girlfriend reports are to be believed … really man?!
Jackson also loves attention, which probably should have been something of a red flag. Seriously, just ask him. In his own words.
“I won’t lie, I love attention,” DeMario actually explained, “not like ’07 B. Spears attention or 2011 Sheen. Natural attention.”
As for what the heck that means?
Don’t worry, DeMario will tell you the kind of attention he craves: “Like when Justin and Brit wore those incredible denim outfits.”
Words fail us at this point.
It’s possible that he was sort of seeing someone, and the term “girlfriend” is loosely defined. Maybe they were dating, but not exclusive.
Another possibility is that he told the girl he was going on the show, for a career boost and not love perhaps, and she was okay with this.
All we can say is that we really, really hope this comes to a head with the cameras rolling in the coming weeks, because drama.
No idea what he ordered when he was discovered at Chipotle … or whether he’ll be eating a knuckle sandwich from Rachel.