By Gina Carbone
Now that we’ve all seen the preview video for what’s coming up “this season” on “The Bachelorette” — including the tearful Frank Neuschaefer drama — let’s talk about how much of a twat Frank is.
According to Star Magazine (take that for what it’s worth) the Frank situation is not too different from the Justin “Rated-R” Rego situation and if you recall, last night Frank called Justin all kinds of names for two-timing Ali Fedotowsky.
Frank’s love interest back home in Chicago is hazel-eyed stunner Nicole Caruso, 23. She’s a 2009 graduate from Arizona State University and they met while both working in retail at a local mall. When Frank was cast for The Bachelorette, the pair made a pact to keep their love a secret. In reality though, they’ve been a couple the entire time Frank’s been on the ABC reality series!
“Frank wants a screenwriting career, and he assured her that he was only going on The Bachelorette for the show business exposure,” a friend of Nicole tells Star. “This whole business about Frank wistfully longing for a former girlfriend seems like a sham. He and Nicole were rock-solid when he left for the show, and I believe they still are. He never had any interest in Ali.”
Who knows if that’s true. It did seem like Frank enjoyed that Hollywood paparazzi shoot a little too much, but he also seemed to be into Ali. I know, I’m an easy mark. But he seems like the kind of guy who falls in “love” with whoever pays him compliments and attention.
But on top of whatever Frank’s real feelings were is the timing of the announcement. Apparently he wanted to leave sooner and ABC wanted a more dramatic situation. According to Reality Steve’s report to InTouch Weekly, “The [upcoming] footage of him and his [ex] reconciling was shot after his hometown date with Ali, [but before the final-three episode]. Ali was left in the dark!”
I did a basic Google search for Nicole Caruso and came up with a Linked In page — now apparently deleted — that seemed to list a person by that name as Assistant Manager at an Abercrombie & Fitch in the Chicago area. Frank seems like an Abercrombie guy, so that could be where they hooked up.
Check out an ABC sneak peek of the Nicole reunion here. She sounds young. And like she’s chewing gum.
A couple of weeks ago Frank and Ali were both in San Francisco at the same time and it launched a bunch of rumors that they were hooking up. I seriously doubt this. Maybe they were both at the Union Street Festival at the same time, but I don’t think that means much.
Anyway, ABC just issued a press release about what’s coming down the pike for Episode 7. Jake vs. Vienna and some lovin’ in Lisbon, Portugal. For the record, I don’t think it matters that Kirk DeWindt has never been in a longterm relationship. At least he won’t have ex-wives calling him out, like Ty Brown.
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