‘Bachelor in Paradise’: What’s Really Going on Between Mike Johnson and Demi Lovato

Every season of The Bachelorette, there are a few people who really warm the hearts of Bachelor Nation, men who stand out from the crowd. On Hannah Brown’s season, Mike Johnson was one of those men. From the moment that he stepped out of the limo, people were all over social media trying to figure out who this new contestant was.

Mike Johnson for Bachelor

Johnson made it quite far in the season but was ultimately sent home. The breakup hadn’t even completely finished before people began tweeting how great of a Bachelor Johnson would make. After the season ended, even host Chris Harrison seemed to be on board for Johnson to be the Bachelor.

“Of course he’s a contender [for Bachelor],” Chris Harrison told People. “How could he not be a contender with that smile? He’s one of my favorite people we’ve ever had on the show. He’s a love of a man. I don’t know him that well, and I consider him a really good friend.”

“He’s just a sweet guy,” he continued. “He gives the best hugs, the best smiles, and the best advice. He’s just a really good man and yeah, of course, he’s a contender.”

But after a less than memorable stint on Bachelor in Paradise, it seems like Johnson might be out of the running.

Why Johnson might not make a good Bachelor

BIP bartender Wells Adams recently gave his opinion on how Johnson would do as the Bachelor.

“For Mike, I don’t really know,” Adams told Entertainment Tonight. “I think he would be a great Bachelor. He’s got a million-watt smile, he’s tall as a house. And he’s a veteran.”

“Nothing but mad respect for him,” he continued. “[But] I think what people fail to grasp is you have to build a show around that person, and I don’t know if he’s ready for it, just in terms of the spotlight being on him that much. And the only reason I say that is because when you watch back, he’s just not on the show a lot.”

Johnson and Demi Lovato

Johnson may not have won Brown’s heart, but he did catch singer Demi Lovato’s eye.

“Mike, I accept your rose,” she wrote on her Instagram story once Johnson was eliminated.

“Hell yeah, I would go on a date with Demi Lovato!” Johnson told HollywoodLife after Lovato’s Instagram story made headlines. “She is freaking sexy as can be. I don’t know her personality, so I’d have to get to know her, but I would entertain a conversation…”

And since then, they have gone on a few dates.

“Demi Lovato and Mike Johnson from The Bachelorette were definitely on what looked like not a first date at LaScala in Beverly Hills on Friday, September 13. They looked happy,” a source told the outlet. “They were there about an hour and a half or two hours and sat by themselves.”

But things between the two aren’t very serious… yet.

“Demi and Mike are getting to know one another. It’s still very, very new but they seem to really like each other,” another source said. “He’s very into her and getting to know her, but he’s concerned with her crazy schedule. He’s a very normal guy and Demi loves that.”