Chris Harrison has determined to step again from his function because the host of the Bachelor franchise for an unknown period of time. The choice got here after Chris made some racially insensitive feedback throughout an interview with formerBachelorette star Rachel Lindsay on ExtraTV.
Since his announcement, he has remained silent on social media. While he did sit down for a chat with Michael Strahan onGood Morning America on Thursday, March 4, 2021, Chris has tried to maintain himself utterly out of the highlight.
“I’m an imperfect man. I made a mistake. And I personal that. I imagine that mistake does not mirror who I’m or what I stand for. I’m dedicated to the progress, not only for myself, additionally for the franchise,” Chris mentioned onGood Morning America. He added, “I plan to be again. And I wish to be again. This interview just isn’t the end line. There is rather more work to be achieved. And I’m excited to be part of that change.”
Since that point, a number of individuals have been questioning if Chris and his girlfriend, Entertainment Tonight correspondent Lauren Zima, had been nonetheless collectively. After newly surfaced images of the 2 grabbing a chunk to eat surfaced, it appears followers have that reply.
Here’s what it’s essential know:
Chris & Lauren Are Still Together and People Seem to Have Split Opinions on the Matter
Someone took to Reddit to share a few images exhibiting Chris and Lauren heading to lunch collectively, including the caption “properly that there solidifies that they’re nonetheless collectively.”
The thread has been pretty energetic, with many Redditors shocked to see that Lauren did not finish issues with Chris.
“Lauren is def relationship over profession… which is kinda unhappy contemplating how arduous she labored to get to her place. But within the unhappy world we dwell in, I doubt she’ll have any repercussions. I’m guessing ET put her on a paid prolonged go away. Please say me I’m fallacious tho.. I’m shedding religion in humanity right here,” one Redditor commented.
“I might’ve dumped his ass by now,” added one other.
Several feedback had been posted in assist of Lauren, nevertheless, with individuals saying that she should not be held accountable for Chris’ phrases.
“Not a fan of the shade in direction of Zima. She is not accountable for the phrases of her boyfriend. His actions are on him. I get why she took a break from every part, however I do not like this concept that we have to punish the girlfriend too,” one remark reads.
“I additionally want for her that individuals didn’t suppose she was exploiting a relationship for a profession. I feel she was an fascinating and dynamic character as an leisure journalist utterly except for her relationship with Chris Harrison. Her reporting in regards to the bachelor prolonged earlier than the CH relationship,” one other particular person wrote.
Lauren Briefly Spoke out About Chris’ Controversial Comments
Lauren Zima launched an announcement following Chris’ controversial interview.
“What Chris mentioned was fallacious and disappointing. Defending racism can by no means occur,” Lauren wrote on her Instagram Story. “Accountability comes first, what’s subsequent is studying and progress,” she added.
Lauren hasn’t spoken out since that point, and has not posted to her Instagram feed since March 10, 2021. Many followers had been left questioning whether or not or not Lauren would break issues off with Chris following the controversy.
However, their latest lunch date just about proves that they’re nonetheless going sturdy.
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