Chris Harrison Not Open To Starring On 'The Bachelor'
It only recently became public knowledge that Harrison and his wife Gwen are ending their 18-year marriage. With barely enough ink on their divorce papers to let dry, Reuters reports that he won't soon go from host to "Bachelor" contestant.
"Getting out of a 22-year relationship, having just announced my divorce to the world a week ago, having two kids and trying to start a new life, I'm thinking I wouldn't exactly be a great candidate to be 'The Bachelor' right now or anytime soon," People.com reports Harrison said during a Wednesday conference call promoting the upcoming season of "The Bachelorette". The coming season features former "Bachelor"-winning lady Emily Maynard taking another crack at prime time love.
Harrison admitted he was "waiting for that question."
He also quipped that, given the nature of his "day-job," dating might not come easily in the best of moments.
"Yep, [they will expect] the helicopter and private jet," Harrison joked. "I haven't actually had a date in 22 years so we'll see."
For a more comprehensive rundown on Harrison's split with his wife, see the video below.