Laurel got what she wanted, her 15 minutes of fame, a pay check for selling her story. Probably a pretty fair amount for a 15 minute article not a bad days work at all!
imo, Bremily is toast...the announcement of 'broken engagement' will be out there while everyone is busy with the new bachelorette.
The last 3 months should have been fun, relaxed, safehouse dates and really getting to know each other. The stress should come after they are out as a couple in the real world with the everyday problems that come with it.
To me, to have problems this early on is not a good indication and too much work to last. Love shouldn't be this much work so soon, maybe after years of marriage, but not in the first 3 months "the honeymoon" period in most relationships that last.
playing devil's advocate here:
people get upset when "sources" are used and say things like "i will believe it when i hear it from them" (whatever person is involved). BUT when we hear it from them, then we call them trashy or whatever.
personally, if i were laurel, i'd have no problem accepting $$ if i were telling the truth -- the crap she has to deal with by telling her story is worth compensation.
that being said, i think everyone involved has spent tooooo much time talking about both stories, and that includes some "well-meaning" friends who are doing the EXACT same thing, minus the money -- but people dont mind cuz they are saying positive things, that the masses wish to believe. either way, too much time talking about other ppl's lives imo.
We like because... we love although...."
I'm actually one of those benighted, spoiler-hungry persons who go to RS's site every week, twice, and carefully read through his posts, and the comments from his readers to boot. I've been a big girl for a long time and I can handle his silly little boy attitude.
Having a security system to die for due to my younger son being a computer expert, I don't get any pop-ups or ads, just the blog, so it's clear and easy to read. without any of the unnecessary intrusive cr*p.
I read his stuff with my blinkers off and my mind clear, having always had at least two cups of strong caffeinated tea beforehand, while on the lookout for negative innuendo and sly inferences, so I believe I am completely unbiased and not searching with ulterior motives.
He's a boor regarding women, no wonder he's single, but I found out from him that Chantal is happy, and seeing another guy.
I thank RS for a spoiler I'm happy to believe because it reinforces my own bias towards this delightful young woman whom I've grown to like immensely during this season.
As for everything else, I take it all with a pinch of salt, and adopt a wait and see attitude, while acknowledging that there's no smoke without fire, and most stories hold a nugget of truth hidden amongst the verbiage.
If RS wasn't there, I'd sure miss his detailed info for each season's dates and expulsions, even if he does get the ending wrong. His info adds to the breadth of the Bachelor experience.
Just my humble opinion.
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